| May 16, 2012
| 7:11 AM
By Andrea Wojcik
More than 60 years in the automotive service industry makes Don Gallant a walking history of the street rod scene on the Berlin Turnpike. Gallant's enthusiasm and ingenuity have played a key role in shaping Connecticut’s hot rod...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:54 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
As the song says, "Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go." Holiday road trips are an annual ritual for many families, but experts caution motorists to make sure their cars are ready for the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Here’s yet another byproduct of a struggling economy. Sixty percent of U.S. parents with driving-age children say they’re allocating less of the family budget for their kids’ cars and related expenses, according to a survey conducted...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:19 PM
If ever there was a car that separated the public from the automotive pundits, it was the redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Jetta. The public loved this car’s larger body structure, which provided an adult-friendly back seat, and inexpensive starting...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Q: I have always been the kind of person to help people. I would change a tire, offer a ride to the gas station or flash lights to alert no lights or radar ahead. Now I have been told some people drive without lights, and those who flash their lights...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:07 AM
It all started in the kitchen.
That's where Jamyla Bennu first mixed up batches of hair and skin products to give to friends and relatives more than 13 years ago.
Since then, Bennu has refined her creations of organic shea butter and aloe vera juice,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The hunt for quality fried chicken has gotten a little harder, thanks to the closure of Maryland Fried Chicken in Palmer Township earlier this year.
The fast-casual restaurant at 2469 Nazareth Road, in the 25th Street Shopping Center, was an area staple...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:56 AM
The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports:
A 39-year-old Evanston man was arrested and charged with theft after fleeing police May 2. A global positioning system device, stolen from a car parked in a garage on the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:38 PM
The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:35 AM
A tax on virtue or a matter of fairness? The question ripples through states trying to prop up their ever-shrinking highway funds while eyeing the "free ride" enjoyed by green vehicle owners.
The fast-growing cohort of people who drive zero- and low-...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Consumers have a responsibility to watch out for funky charges on their credit card statements. So Carol Kearns has no one to blame but herself for allowing an unwanted roadside-assistance service to keep billing her for nine years.
But that doesn't let...