| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The following items were taken from police reports:
Two Oak Park residents were robbed at gunpoint of cash, an iPhone and a flip phone, all valued at $500, in the 800 block of Mapleton Avenue at 9:10 p.m. July 16.
Two 21-year-old Chicago...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:35 PM
An early morning fire today caused an estimated $400,000 in damage to Grandma Sally's restaurant in Naperville, but authorities say it does not appear suspicious.
An alarm went off in the building in the 400 block of East Ogden Avenue at about 2:15 a.m....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Determined to reduce pollutants found in stormwater and elsewhere in the local environment, officials in Winnetka this week moved one step closer to banning the use of coal tar-based driveway and parking lot sealants in the village.
If the proposed coal...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:16 AM
The completion of the $1 million Skokie Pump Station reconstruction in Winnetka this month is expected to help stem flooding problems in the village, officials said.
Located where a ditch on Cook County Forest Preserve property enters the Skokie River,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Attendees of this year’s L.A. Auto Show will have a record number of shiny new vehicles to gawk at, as organizers announced Thursday that nearly 60 global and North American debuts are planned.
Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans.
The “Flare Pan&...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Kennedy Space Center is relatively quiet these days, but there’s a rebirth taking shape in the historic buildings and grounds.
On a recent tour, I was able to see ongoing work to retool large areas of the complex for a new era of space flight. I...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Competes with: Porsche 911, Jaguar F-Type
Looks like: It's stunning and resembles a smaller, sleeker version of Alfa's limited-production 8C Competizione
Drivetrain: All-aluminum, 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.75-liter direct-injection four-...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
ARENBERG PORTE DU HAINAUT, France - Chris Froome's attempt to win a second successive Tour de France ended in bitter disappointment after less than a week of the race Wednesday when he crashed out on stage five.
On a miserable, rain-sodden day in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:18 AM
If your birthday falls in the first week of September, happy birthday, and don't renew your car's registration yet.
A new law that goes into effect Sept. 1 will reduce rates on renewals, but there's a catch — if you renew before Sept. 1 —...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:36 PM
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 Democrat in Congress, expects his party will avoid electoral disaster in November.
During a brief interview on the sidelines of a Fort Lauderdale fundraiser Sunday, Hoyer acknowledged that the climate doesn&...