| Aug 5, 2013
If given the option, would you pay $2.25 or $3 to ride a CTA train?
It's not a silly question. As the CTA moves to the Ventra regional transit fare-payment system — starting Monday among some university students — the agency will temporarily...
| Aug 6, 2013
Q: I am looking for an old meatball soup recipe (probably from the mid-'60s). I call it a soup recipe only because it had a broth rather than a gravy-based liquid mixture. It had tomatoes, celery, carrots, and potatoes and was quite delicious.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Q: In March, I had new front (rotors/pads) and rear (rotors/pads/calipers) brakes installed on my 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. I am now experiencing a very loud groaning sound from the rear driver's side after the car has been sitting overnight.
| Jul 22, 2013
The Illinois Tollway is launching a mobile website Monday designed for I-PASS users, a move that officials say should help reduce account-related violations and administrative costs.
The tollway isn't the first toll road system in the United States to...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 10:06 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- For several weeks before the 2006 Winter Olympics, I prepared a valedictory on Michelle Kwan's expecting the story to appear after she finished the free skate in Turin, Italy.
Instead, it made the Chicago Tribune the day before the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Following up on the sell-out success of its family-oriented “Popcorn & Pasquale” last season, Lyric Opera will present “The Family Barber,” a show for youngsters ages 5-10 and their elders, March 22 at the Civic Opera House....
| Jul 23, 2013
Q: I looked my Scandinavian Rye Bread recipe recently and was shocked to find it missing. I started making it in the early 80's and expect that it might have run in the Tribune as early as the late 70's.
--Keira MacVicar, Vancouver, British...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Q: My wife and I own a 2003 Infiniti G35 coupe. The vehicle has 15,400 miles; driven regularly for short trips and well maintained at the Infiniti dealership. I am concerned about the timing belt that is necessary for the operation of the car. I recollect...
| Jul 16, 2013
Q: I found the recipe for a Dressel's cake in a somewhat recent article of yours ("Reader hankers for a Dressel cake," Good Eating, May 23, 2012.) Exactly what is agar agar, and where the heck does one find that sort of thing? Unless you meant "sugar" and...
| Jul 15, 2013
This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway.
In June, 15 percent of flights by...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Q: Is there a reason people leave diesel trucks running when parked? For instance, I see work trucks stopped at job sites and they are left idling while the workers are performing their work. — S.S., Chicago
A: It seems like a waste of fuel,...