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  • Summer Road Trip Checklist

    Most of us spent at least one summer vacation crowded into a station wagon, minivan or SUV, passing the time playing car-spotting games. Even with gas prices at dizzying levels, driving is more affordable ¿ and in many ways more agreeable ¿ than flying to all but the most distant destinations.
  • CEDA audit leaves Head Start program in a bind

    CEDA audit leaves Head Start program in a bind
    Instruction at La Grange Area Head Start usually begins in September, but due to difficulties securing funding, dozens of low-income children have yet to attend any school this year. The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, one...

    Plunge in price makes LED bulbs 'a bargain'

    Plunge in price makes LED bulbs 'a bargain'
    Anybody venturing these days along the shelves of light bulbs at big-box stores is blitzed by "LED" everything. An Orlando home-improvement store now has a hot-deal display of 60-watt replacement LEDs — soft white — for $9.97 each that...

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor

    Tom Tombrello dies at 78; longtime Caltech physics professor
    Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78. Tombrello collapsed...

    Energy efficiency 101

    Energy efficiency 101
     “Are you coming in or staying out?  Don’t just stand there! Make up your mind!” Remember that admonition from childhood as you straddled the open door while air-conditioned air rushed past you and into the steamy Florida summer? Too...