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  We're poised for a new year and more tech advances that will help you to shop and work smarter, store more data on the cloud and see chips become more of your personal lifestyle. Here's a rundown of how local experts see the hot new technology...

Experts' 2014 tech predictions: high-tech shopping, life in the cloud

Updated: 12/26/2013 06:49 PM

  Tribune Company announced it will purchase music technology and metadata company Gracenote from Sony Corporation of America for about $170 million.

Chicago's Tribune Company acquires Gracenote music firm from Sony

Updated: 12/26/2013 10:26 AM

  Northwestern Illinois officials want to team up with their Iowa counterparts to woo a Boeing plant that could bring more than 8,500 jobs to the Quad Cities. The (Moline) Dispatch reports the Bi-State Regional Commission sent a letter to the...

Quad Cities officials eye Boeing factory bid

Updated: 12/26/2013 07:00 AM

  Heading to the store to return a Christmas gift? Better not wait. That's according to the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois. The consumer advocacy group says some retailers are shortening the amount of time customers have to...

Consumer advocates: Don't dawdle returning gifts

Updated: 12/26/2013 06:52 AM

  He has been called the unofficial ambassador of Peruvian cuisine, but chef Gaston Acurio prefers to share that title with his fellow countrymen. “For us as Peruvians, we feel that we represent the culture all over the world,” he said.

Peruvian chef talks cuisine, future of food

Updated: 12/22/2013 10:35 AM

  Bill Blagg's magic and illusion act these days includes a Hoverboard zooming across the stage — a far cry from his start making quarters disappear as a kid growing up in Zion. The star of “The Magic of Bill Blagg” plays the...

Magician Bill Blagg to wow the crowd at the Paramount Saturday

Updated: 12/25/2013 05:19 PM

  “Where are all the female critics?” The question that came up more than seven years ago as part of a panel discussion sponsored by the Association for Women Journalists inspired more than a debate. It inspired action -- and a program...

Theater program teaches young women to think critically

Updated: 12/26/2013 08:41 PM

  An eastern Kentucky county hit hard in recent years by the region's dwindling coal industry has built a tourist attraction on the remains of an old Appalachian mine. Now the mining site, renamed the Mine Made Adventure Park, is buzzing with the...

ATV park breathes life into old Appalachian mine

Updated: 12/25/2013 05:38 PM

  Dann has a special affection for “The Exorcist” with its spinning heads, projectile pea-soup hurling, crucifix abuse and tinkling on the living room carpet. He thought of films as simple entertainment vehicles, disposable weekend...

'Exorcist': The scary movie that opened the eyes of a future film critic

Updated: 12/25/2013 05:18 PM

  If the average Joe eats out 4.7 times a week (according to the gospel of Zagat), then you have to figure restaurant critics eat out even more than that. From grabbing a chicken wrap from the drive-through (yes, we sometimes do that), to settling...

Restaurant critics share their standouts from 2013

Updated: 12/26/2013 01:17 PM

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