| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Mazda’s web of spider problems is growing.
In one of the stranger recalls in recent memory, Mazda is again recalling some of its cars to fix a problem with spiders getting inside and wreaking havoc.
The latest recall involves 42,000 Mazda6...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Who says it’s not easy being green?
When it comes to installing and operating a swimming pool, there are plenty of options that will allow consumers to have the pool of their dreams while protecting and preserving the environment.
It is more...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:19 PM
There are coincidences and incidents of fortuitous timing, and there is the tale of George Krieger's house and William and Mary's firefighting foursome.
A random Friday morning round of golf among four Tribe athletes launched a series of implausible...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Five-year-old Zoe Edelman grabbed onto a fire hose Saturday and cranked the handle backward to let water blast from the nozzle.
She and a few dozen other children were getting a taste of what it would be like to become a firefighter when they grow up....
| Aug 8, 2014
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I do not use detergents containing bleach, yet my towels are coming out permanently speckled, as if bleach somehow got in the water. A friend told me this is because so many toothpastes now use bleach whitener, and someone in...
| Aug 2, 2014
Motor for pool filter and lawn mower parts: Dennis of Bethlehem is looking for an electric motor for a Waterway pool filter. He's also still looking for parts for a Snapper Lawn Mower, especially the removable dock plate.
Diet recipe: Bob of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Tough new statewide regulations restricting outdoor water use took effect Tuesday, the same day millions of gallons of water gushed from a ruptured water main near the UCLA campus.
Under the emergency conservation restrictions, which were approved July...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:57 AM
An extra-alarm fire destroyed three buildings, at least half a dozen semis and thousands of wooden pallets at a Little Village business overnight, according to authorities.
A giant plume of black smoke could be seen from the Circle Interchange downtown...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
An in-ground sprinkler system dispenses the exact amount of water your lawn or garden needs, when and where it needs it. The sprinklers are connected by hoses, and a controller directs valves to open and close much like a faucet turning on and off. A...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Prosecutors say a 15-year-old boy was handcuffed to a table saw and beaten for a week by his father and godfather after he stole money from one of the men.
At one point during the ordeal in the basement of an Albany Park business, the boy was forced to...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:02 PM
I found a shiny green bug in my yard, and I'm afraid it is the emerald ash borer that is killing ash trees in Maryland. What should I do about my ash tree?
The emerald ash borer beetle is rarely seen. It's about 1/2-inch long with a tapering silhouette....