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If recreational cannabis becomes legal in Illinois, how the industry could grow
By Marie Wilson
Mar 18, 2019 8:45 AM
Experts predict new business opportunities beyond growing and selling if Illinois creates a legal market for recreational-use cannabis.
YouTube says it bans preteens from its site, but young children still see troubling content
Mar 16, 2019 6:00 AM
"YouTube is the biggest pain point for parents today," said James Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media, a San Francisco-based nonprofit group that advocates for families and schools worldwide. "Kids just stumble into completely inappropriate content constantly because it's algorithmically driven."
Analysis: Nike's self-lacing shoes are a lesson in the Internet of Things
Geoffrey A. Fowler
Mar 16, 2019 6:25 AM
Nowadays, an app bug can even break your shoes. It's a reminder: When your product is on the Internet, you're not really in control of it. Plus, staying in our lives after a purchase gives a manufacturer new opportunities to make money, be it from our data, advertising, in-app purchases or services.
Here's how Facebook plans to take action against anti-vaccine content
By Reis Thebault
Mar 9, 2019 6:00 AM
The changes in Facebook and Instagram recommendation systems, along with the company's proposed fact offensive, may also ease the concerns of the growing number of researchers who have noted the fast spread of misinformation online and especially on social media.
Pritzker pot plan gets pushback from some suburban lawmakers
By Marni Pyke
Mar 6, 2019 5:46 AM
Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants minority communities to get a piece of the pot pie if marijuana is legalized. Meanwhile, some suburban Democrats and Republicans want to decelerate.
Illinois has second-highest property tax rate in the nation, finance site says
Daily Herald report
Mar 1, 2019 5:00 PM
Illinois homeowners have the second-highest property tax rate in the nation, a personal finance website reports.
How Buffalo Grove mayoral hopefuls would improve town's business environment
By Steve Zalusky
Feb 25, 2019 6:43 PM
Buffalo Grove Village President Beverly Sussman said the village has made great strides under her leadership to improve its business environment, but her challenger in April 2 election says officials aren't doing enough to redevelop struggling and vacant properties.
Review: Samsung's new S10 and Galaxy Fold do some awesomely strange things with screens
Geoffrey A. Fowler
Feb 23, 2019 6:25 AM
Samsung's new Galaxy S10 has a hole for the camera. Its Galaxy Fold closes up like a book. Is that enough to reignite sales? Here's a first look.
Analysis: Password managers have a security flaw. But here's why you should still use one.
Geoffrey A. Fowler
Feb 23, 2019 6:23 AM
A new study finds bugs in five of the most-popular password managers. So how is it safe to keep all your eggs in one basket?
Senior community fulfills Grayslake woman's wish to see sisters again
By Doug T. Graham
Feb 19, 2019 8:30 PM
Mary Perucca, an 85-year-old resident of Travanse Living at Grayslake, was beginning to think she would never see her three younger sisters again. But on Tuesday they were reunited at the senior community thanks to an essay written by her daughter.
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