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Voltaic OffGrid Solar backpack (second-gen) review

When we tested Voltaic Systems’ first generation OffGrid solar backpack we walked away with a rather lackluster feeling. After early Autumn rains in the Pacific Northwest subsided and the literal dust from regional wildfires settled, we had a chance to review the next generation OffGrid and give it a proper run through the ol’ gauntlet on the dusty trails of Oregon.While the first iteration left us with plenty of complaints and little extra juice, our latest review finds the OffGrid to...

Police: 10 purses stolen from Saks store in Northbrook

The following items were taken from Northbrook Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt.TheftA resident of the 1200 block of Bar Harbor Terrace told police Oct. 14 that someone removed the catalytic converter from a vehicle.An employee of Saks Off 5th, 127 Skokie Boulevard, told police Oct. 13 that someone took 10 purses and ran out of the store.Police said Alexander D. Naughton, 27, of the 1000 block of Peterson Avenue, Park Ridge, was charged...

Top 10 Best Last Minute Halloween Costumes for Men 2017

496 Views 0 Shares 1 Comment By Matt MalmlundUpdatedOct 24, 2017 at 7:36pmPublishedOct 21, 2017 at 7:29pmHalloween is nearly upon us, but many of us are still without a costume.Under strict time constraints, you sometimes have to settle for gimmick costumes like a nudist on strike, which always feels like a cop out. If that’s all the time you’ve got, so be it.But if you have at least a couple of days, you have time to make a decent D.I.Y. costume, or order a costume kit off Amazon...