| Jun 4, 2014
Starting earlier this year with the 2015 F-150 and continuing this week with the announcement of a new concept car, Ford is working to be a heavyweight in the realm of "light-weighting." The Ford Lightweight Concept follows in the footsteps......
| Feb 23, 2014
| 12:19 PM
A condominium building fire in northwest suburban Palatine this morning gutted three apartments and displaced 15 people, officials said.
Firefighters were called to the three-story building in the 1400 block of Winslowe Drive about 8:10 a.m. when people...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:52 PM
The transition from nearly 90 degrees to 9 degrees is a dramatic instant-climate change for guests visiting the annual ICE! show at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee. Fortunately, the team from ICE! provides a heavy winter coat to all visitors to...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Today is National Chocolate Day and to celebrate, we're giving you one ridiculously scrumptious way to get chocolate wasted. (And by chocolate wasted, we mean a way to get your chocolate fix and get really drunk on a fabulous cocktail too. Just make...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:58 PM
New French cafe and creperie Chez Antoine is now open in Highland Park, sandwiched between a bike shop and a vacant storefront.
Edith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose" can be heard above the chatter of Eastside hipsters sitting on the small outdoor patio.
| Dec 30, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Hans Röckenwagner is chef-owner of 3 Square Café and Röckenwagner Bakery as well as the planned Café Röckenwagner, set to open in Brentwood in January. Röckenwagner grew up in southern Germany and has cooked in Germany, France, Switzerland, Chicago and...
| Aug 10, 2013
Seven-layer soda pop rocks cake
2 hours. Serves 20 to 30
4 (16.25-ounce) boxes white cake mix (enough for 8 cake layers)
5 cups 7-Up or similar soda, divided, to substitute for the water in the cake mix
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil, divided, or as...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:52 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — During four days in the historic heart of the Dominican capital, I saw men gather every afternoon in the central square to play dominoes, usually ringed by crowds of onlookers.
I saw four women park beside the...
| Sep 8, 2013
Re "Bridge repair funds come up short," Sept. 4
While The Times does a great job of capturing the daunting funding shortfalls facing our nation's infrastructure, some of the alarmist rhetoric is wholly misinformed. Yes, our nation's infrastructure is in...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change.
Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue.
And the administration...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Broward County's majestic Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale should have been free by now of blue tarps, plywood and power tools.
But the ribbon cutting that should have come in July -- marking an end to eight years of renovations since...