| Jul 28, 2014
To test our sub-$30,000 speedsters, we put them through an even more rigorous set of tests than we usually use in our Challenges: We spent one day at the Byron, Ill., Dragway to get zero-to-60-mph times and quarter-mile times and......
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:56 AM
The winter travel season is again upon us, and much of the country has experienced freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow for the holidays. That is, of course, when a majority of travelers hit the interstates in their cars — many of which may possess an...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Q: I have been looking for a New Jersey highway map to replace my Christie Whitman model, which is showing its age. New Jersey has no welcome stations that I know of in our region, but at a rest stop on the Jersey Turnpike recently, the only map of the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Repercussions from the heavy snowfall started to sound like the punch line to a joke Thursday:
It snowed so much, Chicago closed its outdoor ice skating rinks. Elmhurst began dumping its snow in a quarry usually reserved for flood overflow. And the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:16 AM
Uber, the private-car start-up, is claiming that at least a dozen of its cars have been violently attacked by French cab drivers who have been protesting the service's launch in the country.
The San Francisco start-up, which allows smartphone users to...
| Jan 15, 2014
Potholes – perhaps the most visible after-effect of a battering of snow, cold, ice and salt – have begun to show up on Wilmette and Winnetka streets.
But at Forrest's Duxler Complete Auto Care in Wilmette, owner Glenn Moak said it will...
| Jan 21, 2014
Weather forecasters are calling this next cold weather system a polar plunge as opposed to the polar vortex of a few weeks ago that dipped us into negative digits in wind chill.
This latest expected drop into subfreezing temperatures won't be as severe,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz's house was swift.
Dress quickly, he was told. You're going to boot camp.
His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend's advice and called Kelvin McFarland.
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:25 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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Ryan Hunter-Reay coasted to his second straight victory at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., when the rain-shortened IndyCar race finished under caution.
A full-course caution came out for the final seven minutes of the timed race after...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Another city in eastern Ukraine fell into the hands of separatists Monday as armed men in balaclava masks and camouflage uniforms seized the administration building and police station in Kostiantynivka.
Scores of cheering residents watched the gunmen...