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Northwest Community Hospital marks 5,000th robotic surgery
By Christopher Placek
Aug 15, 2018 7:47 PM
Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights has been doing more and more surgeries using the da Vinci robot. On Wednesday, the hospital celebrated its 5,000th.
Gurnee diamond maker competes for chance to make glass for U.S. Army laser weapons
By Doug T. Graham
Aug 13, 2018 5:04 PM
AKHAN, a Gurnee manufacturer specializing in lab-grown diamonds, is vying for a chance to work for the U.S. Army to build better laser weapons and other futuristic military technology as part of a national competition.
New 'Ignite' course at UTI aimed at high school juniors builds interest in skilled trades
By Katlyn Smith
Aug 13, 2018 7:08 AM
How the new "Ignite" class at Universal Institute's Lisle campus prepares students for the increasingly complex world of vehicle repairs.
Review: Tesla Model 3 is a giant iPhone -- for better and worse
Geoffrey A. Fowler
Aug 4, 2018 1:19 AM
Tesla is turning the car into the largest connected device you'll own.
If your spouse snores like a warthog, Bose has some new headphones for you
By Geoffrey A. Fowler
Jul 28, 2018 1:00 AM
Bose's $250 Sleepbuds mask snoring, barking and other bedtime distractions. But they didn't necessarily help our tech columnist get a good night's sleep.
High expectations for $1 billion Elk Grove Technology Park
By Isabella Murray
Jul 25, 2018 6:44 PM
Could the $1 billion Elk Grove Technology Park help foster a "third industrial revolution?" That's what developers and local leaders are banking on as work officially gets underway on the huge project.
'Devastated' Gold Pyramid House owners want to rebuild after fire
By Lee Filas
Jul 19, 2018 8:27 AM
As Onan family members raced to escape the smoke and fire inside the iconic Gold Pyramid House in Wadsworth, they left behind a host of Egyptian artifacts -- some replicas and some real -- on display in a first- and second-floor museum. Owners said they are slowly sifting through the rubble, with plans to store the artifacts that survived, and to rebuild.
Microsoft shrinks the Surface to a purse-friendly size
Jul 14, 2018 1:00 AM
Microsoft has added a smaller sibling to its Surface line of tablets -- the Surface Go. The 10-inch tablet is a little larger than the standard iPad, but is capable of running a full version of Windows.
Flying trains could be coming your way
Marie Mawad and Ania Nussbaum
Jul 14, 2018 1:00 AM
A plane that lands on a runway, shrugs its wings off, turns into a train and rolls on to rails to drop you off at your local station? That's what a French entrepreneur is pitching to Boeing Co. and others. "Link & Fly" is Akka Technologies's new flagship aircraft design, with wings that come off to hasten turnover at airports and make boarding easier and closer to passengers' homes.
From a 'Stranger Things' alphabet board to a creepy clown, new horror shop aims to fill niche
By Lauren Rohr
Jul 13, 2018 7:55 PM
Ghoulish Mortals, a new horror store in downtown St. Charles, is filled with props, jewelry, stickers and artwork, all divided based on theme and level of scariness.
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