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Fiberglass cow been at store for 27 years

Paprika sold at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods

Boy asked customer if she was pregnant

Family kicked out of donut shop after boy s question

You might be surprised by some of the items on the list. Lucky for me, I only have to make one change to my storage habits.

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Wawona Packing Co. issued recall Saturday



Driving my Mercedes to pick up food stamps

In just two months, we’d gone from making a combined $120,000 a year to making just $25,000 and leeching out funds to a mortgage we couldn’t afford. Our savings dwindled, then disappeared.






Mystery loan lets Jacksons keep both homes

Prosecutors wanted to seize the equity in the Jackson’s two homes if he didn’t pay a $750,000 court judgement. Jackson paid off the balance with a wire transfer in late May, while keeping both his houses. The Jacksons aren’t saying where the money came from.






Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month’s titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from charges of wild overspending.






Building the perfect Chicago hot dog

Of all the regional foods out there, the one that’s mystified me the most is the hot dog – and yes, hot dogs have deep roots in Chicago.






















9 in 10 Americans consume too much sodium

New standards call for less sodium, more grains, fruits and veggies

School lunch, cafeteria