Illinois lands on list of 25 States with most credit card fraud

Illinois lands on list of 25 States with most credit card fraud
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 »

Bears backup QB Chase Daniel pays $1.49 million for Glencoe home

Bears backup QB Chase Daniel pays $1.49 million for Glencoe home
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 »

PHOTOS: The Great Chicago Fire

PHOTOS: The Great Chicago Fire
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.
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Craving: Chicago's best noodles, from Italian styles to Chinese, Japanese and more

Craving: Chicago's best noodles, from Italian styles to Chinese, Japanese and more
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.

Walter Payton's Porsche 930 Turbo is for sale

Walter Payton's Porsche 930 Turbo is for sale
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 »

PHOTOS: Clouds in your coffee

PHOTOS: Clouds in your coffee
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)
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Ask ChicagoNow: What is your favorite Halloween candy?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is your favorite Halloween candy?
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 »

PHOTOS: Illinoisians on the 2018 Forbes 400

PHOTOS: Illinoisians on the 2018 Forbes 400
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.

PHOTOS: Resort-like home in Lake Forest: $5M

PHOTOS: Resort-like home in Lake Forest: $5M
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 »
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The 9 Illinois cities with the fastest commute

The 9 Illinois cities with the fastest commute
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.