| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Looks like: An accessorized C-Max Energi Defining characteristics: Solar panels atop the roof Ridiculous features: A solar-magnifying canopy the car has to sit under Chances of being mass-produced: There's potential; Ford plans real-world feasibility testing W
| Jan 31, 2014
The new year ushered in fresh starts, clean slates and new laws.
Here is a rundown on recent legislation that pertains to Illinois community associations. Unless otherwise noted, they became effective Jan. 1.
Solar and wind power. The Illinois...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The osprey swooped down to the surface of the water in the Florida Everglades to snatch a large fish, and then flapped its strong wings to regain altitude.
That was not what impressed my wife and me the most. In flight, the bird used its talons to twist...
| Aug 23, 2011
It was a massive flatbed truck, flanked by smaller vehicles brandishing "oversized load" banners, carrying a huge white thing.
I think the first one I saw was in Ohio. But I know that by the time I passed Grand Island, Neb., I'd lost count.
What was it?...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 11:36 AM
People often ask me what I write about in my first-Sunday-of-the-month-Lifestyle column.
"Anything I darn well please," I answer.
I appreciate the freedom editors give me.
I've got a list of "evergreens" — topics that work any...