| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:55 AM
An Illinois State Police chemist testified today that the method used by three out-of-state men to build Molotov cocktails was more dangerous than the typical technique, a point defense attorneys raised as they sought to portray their clients as “...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A man donning a fake beard robbed two Chevron gas stations in Burbank over the weekend, and police believe he was also involved in two robberies at a frozen yogurt shop in recent weeks.
The man — described as white, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, and...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The following were taken from police reports:
•A 30-year-old Momence-area man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a small amount of suspected heroin was found in his pocket at a gas station at Harlem Avenue and...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A favorite rest stop for millions of travelers along Interstate 95 in Maryland will reopen its doors to the public next week after receiving a $30 million makeover by the state and its private-industry partners.
The new Maryland House, a 42,000-square-...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Less than a month after pulling the plug on electronic message signs in Park Ridge, aldermen seem ready to consider one exception – for gas stations.
They recently agreed informally to allow stations to light the numbers in their gas price signs...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:34 AM
There is a vending machine at a Mobil gas station in West Hollywood that sells sustainable burritos. Next to the racks of shiny bags of chips and candy, just inside the sliding door, there's a large orange Burrito Box with a touch screen.
It's like a...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
In a world where many independently owned and operated bookstores are closing their doors, Let's Play Books! in Emmaus aims to buck the trend.
The shop, which sells approximately 1,000 youth-oriented books (about 850 separate titles), opened Dec. 5 at...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off.
The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Here's an app that can help make your road trip more organized and less full of the kinds of surprises that leave you shaking your head.
Name: Road Ninja
Available for: iOS and Android devices
What it does: Identifies your location and points you,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 1:05 PM
A suspect in a string of weekend carjackings, including one that ended in a crash that killed an 11-year-old boy, was arrested this morning after U.S. marshals in SUVs pinned him in at a McDonald's drive-thru in Milwaukee, authorities said.
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:20 PM
A Chicago police officer has been relieved of his police powers after being accused of breaking a senior citizen's hip when the officer shoved the man during an argument earlier this month.
David Barrett, a 20-year veteran of the Chicago Police...