Newspapers Want To Charge Subscribers Extra To Receive Black Friday Ads

Newspapers Want To Charge Subscribers Extra To Receive Black Friday Ads

If your household still receives a daily or Sunday newspaper, take pity on your neighborhood’s paper carrier. It’s hard work to haul the ad-stuffed Thanksgiving editions of the paper to subscribers’ doorsteps. Still, that probably isn’t what papers like the Chicago Tribune and Detroit Free Press had in mind when they announced that they’ll be charging subscribers an extra dollar or two for the privilege of receiving a bunch of ads. [More]

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Would you just look at that adorable kitten? What’s it doing on the Chicago Tribune‘s web site? It appears to be testing something. Oh wait, that very interesting article entitled “Headline test here” the site published today and had up for 16 minutes seems to be devoted to some kind of test. And also, “test test test.” Why don’t all tests come with adorable kittens? That’s your cue, Emergency Broadcast System. [via Chicagoist]

Raccoon Family Destroys Human Family's Storage Unit

Raccoon Family Destroys Human Family's Storage Unit

When you rent a storage unit, you do so with the assumption that the company in charge won’t let a family of raccoons move in and destroy or urinate on all of your belongings. The La Gambina family of Illinois thought so, at least, but they were quite wrong.

Confirmed: Christmas Is Creeping

Confirmed: Christmas Is Creeping

The Chicago Tribune confirms that Christmas is creeping up earlier this year as skittish retailers try to stay ahead of the ever-crescendoing non-recession. Walgreens, Kohls, and Home Depot were all singled out for defying the calendar, but blame also belongs with consumers who fuel seasonal ignorance with their buying choices.

Did The Chicago Tribune Embarrass The CPSC Into Recalling A Million Cribs?

Did The Chicago Tribune Embarrass The CPSC Into Recalling A Million Cribs?

Photographs taken of Liam Johns’ crib by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office clearly show where it came apart.

The News; Say it With Brio, Say it With Bernake!

The News; Say it With Brio, Say it With Bernake!

• Consumer affairs just got a whole lot sexier! [WP] “Avoiding Customer Service Nightmares”

Consumers Are Manic Depressive

Consumers Are Manic Depressive

Unable to decide whether the economy is good or bad, the Chicago Tribune settles for a resounding, “Yes.”

Don’t Buy a Lemon from Chicago

Don’t Buy a Lemon from Chicago

Did you know that Illinois doesn’t make car accident reports public? So if you Carfax a used car from there, you won’t know it’s already been around the block. Efforts to introduce legislation to change this have failed.