| Dec 28, 2011
| 8:45 AM
By Nate Owen
With the 2011 calendar year drawing to a close, let's take a look back at some highlights of On The Road. There certainly were plenty of noteworthy stories this year. And to think, we're not even a full year old yet. That will come in...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:17 PM
By Jim Gorzelany
In a ruling that could alter the lifestyles of millions of Americans, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended states completely ban the use of all mobile phones and other portable electronic devices while...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 5:14 PM
Drivers of more than 2 million cars and SUVs may be feeling deja vu after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Saturday that a previous recall's remedy for faulty air bags is still not working as designed.
The current recall...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Ride-sharing companies have been targeted in Los Angeles and San Francisco by authorities for conducting businesses improperly, even dangerously, San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascón confirmed to The Times late Thursday.
Although Gascón would not...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 3:18 PM
An overflow crowd packed a north suburban funeral service Tuesday for Jeffrey Bronken and his daughter, Katherine, 15, who were killed in a plane crash in Florida during their spring break.
The service touched on how the Round Lake family had been twice...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.
“At this time we expect downstream...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A devoted family man from the north suburbs who was "larger than life" was flying his teenage daughter and a friend to Florida for spring break when he was killed early this morning during a crash that left the two girls injured, according to family and...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Katherine Bronken, the 15-year-old girl from Round Lake who was injured in a plane crash that killed her father over the weekend, has died, officials said.
Katherine and a friend were passengers in a small plane piloted by her father, Jeffrey Bronken,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:11 PM
A train hauling crude oil that derailed Wednesday near downtown Lynchburg, Va., sending a giant fireball and acrid smoke into the sky, raised further concerns about public safety as railroads sharply increase the amount of oil they transport.
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Travelers protested when airlines began charging bag fees in 2008, saying the extra charge was a blatant money grab.
But a new study concludes that the nation's airlines quietly lowered airfares slightly to make the bag fees more palatable to those...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: As the summer travel season approaches, what are your recommendations for the best way to get cash when one is overseas?
Answer: I'm putting my money on (sharp intake of breath here) using an automated teller...