| Apr 25, 2011
Serious cyclists become obsessed with flashy new miracle-material frames and high-tech componentry, but there's also plenty of innovation among the less-glamorous parts of the bike. Here's proof that essential-but-mundane products like inner tubes,...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:02 PM
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — A 54-year-old Glendale man on Friday pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to allegations that he accepted more than $3 million in kickbacks for construction contracts while overseeing building projects at Pasadena’s...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Chicago City Hall lobbyists were paid nearly $13 million last year, according to records the city posted online Thursday.
The 10 lobbyists who were paid the most to influence city departments and aldermen collected more than $5 million.
| Jun 23, 2011
| 5:30 PM
The Cordish Cos. is seeking $3 million worth of rent breaks on two city-owned properties near the Pier 4 Power Plant complex in exchange for making $6 million to $9 million worth of improvements to help keep existing tenants and attract new ones —...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 8:03 PM
Crown Royal will end its sponsorship with Roush Fenway Racing at the end of the year.
Crown Royal has sponsored Matt Kenseth for the last two seasons. The company sponsored Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray before that.
But Crown Royal said Tuesday it...
| Jul 25, 2011
With his flight delayed by wind and driving rain, Brunswick Corp. Chief Executive Dustan McCoy stood just inside a hangar at Waukegan Regional Airport and watched a tiny Cessna trying to land. The pilot finally touched down on his third try.
"I've got to...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:42 AM
Win at Pebble Beach, and you can say you’ve mastered American golf’s ultimate location.
Hinsdale resident Jeff Sluman has done it so often, Ben Crenshaw calls him, “The King of Pebble Beach.”
But when Sluman romped in northern...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 1:41 PM
NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle say they can't attend next week's visit to the White House because of scheduling conflicts. Both insist they mean no disrespect toward
Both drivers have been to the White House before and met the...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 5:33 PM
So who doesn't want to go to the White House?
Don't ask that question in the NASCAR garage.
You might get an indignant stare. Or a lot of lip from a driver who thinks you have labeled him a Communist.
A silly "controversy" is brewing because several...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:15 AM
Rather than the Washington political circus that undoubtedly will mark Congress' upcoming hearings into the collapse of Solyndra, the government-subsidized solar panel maker, the company's problems should be viewed as an unfortunate bump in the road...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 10:13 AM
We have all been reading a lot about the Solyndra story of late, with numerous articles in the national news detailing the U.S. Department of Energy's support for this now-defunct solar energy manufacturer. The situation deserves the proper scrutiny of...