| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Letty Ortiz would disapprove. The "Fast & Furious" character, a headstrong mechanic played by Michelle Rodriguez, is a rare example among women. A new survey by auto-insurance comparison site Insurance.com found a large portion of women lack experience in...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:14 PM
A high school math teacher in Sacramento has been arrested on suspicion of mowing down three cyclists during an alleged road-rage incident, police said.
Wesley Tran, 31, was stopped about 11:02 p.m. Saturday after an officer spotted him driving the...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
•A woman who met a man on an Internet dating site and invited him to her house on the 400 block of South Ridgeland Avenue said he came at 1:36 p.m. April 2, showed her a silver...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The following items were taken from Oak Park and River Forest police reports:
A 22-year-old Oak Park man was charged with driving under the influence, illegal transportation of liquor and unidentified traffic violations after his car was...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:41 AM
The following items were taken from Naperville police reports:
A vehicle was damaged in the 100 block of Sylvia Lane between 9:30 p.m. June 1 and 5:40 a.m. June 2.
Someone spilled a black oil-based substance on several cars in the 200 block of...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta" is an episodic third-person action-adventure game set in the modern day Middle East. The game, which features both Arabic and English voiceovers, is coming to Android with HID controller support. Developer...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Driving a car with under-inflated tires is a serious safety issue.
While 96 percent of American motorists agree, a new national survey finds that nearly half of the nation's drivers still can’t identify the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:21 PM
These days, NASCAR is all atwitter — in thought and on smartphones — about the crop of young drivers moving up the ranks. Meanwhile, there are a few older guys getting it done to less fanfare.
Guys like Randy Akers, who won the Super...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Jimmie Johnson dominated again at Dover International Speedway, extending his track victory record to nine.
He followed last week's victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run in a race red-flagged for 22 minutes because of a pothole in...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:35 PM
RICHMOND — For sheer memorability, the Toyota Owners 400 earned its place on the list of unforgettable Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway.
Crazy start. Twenty lead changes. Multiple car fires. Great beat-and-bang finish. The...