Credit card fraud is at an all-time high. That’s according to the Federal Trade Commission’s latest Consumer Sentinel Data Book, which tracks and summarizes consumer complaints about fraud, identity theft, and other consumer concerns. In 2017, there were 133,015 reports of credit card fraud across the United States—nearly a 7 percent increase over the year... Read more »
Originally published by Bob Goldsborough on the Chicago Tribune. Chicago Bears backup quarterback Chase Daniel and his wife, Hillary, recently paid $1.489 million for a newly built, five-bedroom, 4,237-square-foot traditional-style house in Glencoe. Daniel, 32, joined the Bears in March after signing a two-year, $10 million contract with the team. He currently is the backup... Read more »
The Great Chicago Fire erupted on Oct. 8, 1871, and burned a large portion of the city until the fire died out on Oct. 10, 1871. It killed hundreds of people and destroyed a huge swath of the central business district, which was mainly made of wood-framed buildings.
As temperatures drop, our craving for comforting, hearty dishes heats up. Appropriately, Chicago TribuneFood & Dining is spending October hunting down Chicago’s best noodle dishes, from Italian pastas to Japanese ramen and everything in between.
Originally published by Joe Knowles on the Chicago Tribune On the football field, Walter Payton gained as many yards by running over people as he did by running past them. His choice of automobiles reflected that same mix of raw power and sneaky speed. Payton’s most cherished car, his 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo, is for... Read more »
Would you like cream with that? You can go dairy, from skim milk to heavy cream. You can go nondairy with various “creams” or “milks” made from nuts, seeds or plants. Here we taste 10 varieties to see what works best with coffee. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)
ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group. What is your favorite Halloween candy? “Butterfingers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (bonus if they’re pumpkin-shaped), or literally... Read more »
In Illinois, 13 people made the Forbes 400 list of America’s wealthiest people, and there were a couple of ties, including among family members. The richest person in Illinois again was Citadel hedge fund founder Ken Griffin, whose net worth increased by $1.5 billion from last year.
211 W. Westminster Road in Lake Forest: $4,900,000 Listed on Sept. 7, 2018 This suburban home was completely renovated in 2002 with new mechanicals, plumbing and wiring. Features include a chef’s kitchen, spa-quality baths, a wine cellar and two laundry rooms. A first-floor master suite overlooks park-style grounds. Outdoor space includes a screened kitchen/studio, fire pit,... Read more »
The average commute time in Illinois is 28.9 minutes, up .3% from the latest Census Bureau data of cities with a population of 60,000 or more. The team at HomeArea.com curated the below gallery.