| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:10 AM
A lot has been said about the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, most of it bad. “If this car wasn’t disappointing, it wouldn’t be anything at all,” said the New York Times. Even Consumer Reports called it a “dreadful little hatchback.&...
| Jul 25, 2014
Late-model used-car prices dipped below $23,000 in July for the first time this year, settling at $22,919. That's a 0.78 percent drop from June, and it's the third month in a row that prices have dropped. Related: What???s the Most......
| Jul 21, 2014
Family-friendly hybrids are still more elusive than you'd think. My test of the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid proved that hybrid midsize sedans can be a great option for small families that don't haul a lot of stuff in the car's......
| Jul 26, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Illinois is decidedly in the bottom half of states with homes certified as green by the U.S. Green Building Council, but the appetite for them is growing, one foundation at a time.
Rising energy costs are driving some of the interest. So, too, is a...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The cedar-lined modern home in Mount Washington mirrors its neighbor to the left, and for good reason. Architect Simon Storey designed the two homes, known as “Brother and Sister,” in collaboration with his sister, Anna Gregory. Twin floor...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
There are some questions that mankind has puzzled over since the beginning of time: Why are we here? What happens after we die? Why do men have nipples? Is a hybrid car worth it?
That last question isn’t as old as the rest. Since Honda...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Could Davros be returning to "Doctor Who"?
A new teaser for the upcoming eighth season features a familiar voice that sounds eerily like it belongs to the founder of the Dalek Empire. Davros was last seen facing off against the 10th Doctor in "The End of...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The Tesla Model S just became the world's first open-source car.
Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc., said Thursday that he was opening up the electric car company's patents to all comers.
"Technology leadership is not defined by patents,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Good news for electric car companies. China, which suffers from some of the world's worst air pollution, has mandated that its government agencies dramatically increase their use of electric vehicles.
The government said this week that 30% of its...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk once thought the electric car company’s lineup would spell out SEX. There would be the Model S sedan, the upcoming Model X sport-utility vehicle and later, the Model E, a smaller, less expensive vehicle for the masses....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:35 PM
In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...