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Uber Updates Ridesharing App Following Sexual Assault Charges In Boston, Chicago
Uber Updates Ridesharing App Following Sexual Assault Charges In Boston, Chicago

We weren't invited to Uber's New Year's Eve party, but we have to imagine that company execs were double-fisting the Dom Perignon to blot out the memory of 2014. A new upgrade to the ridesharing start-up's smartphone app may signal a more sober approach to doing business in 2015. BACKGROUND Uber's...Read More»

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Chicago Tweaks Red-Light Camera Rules, Issues $7.7 Million In New Fines

No one likes red-light cameras. It's not just that they're automated, soulless hall monitors. It's not just that they're operated by semi-sleazy third parties that keep a big chunk of ticket revenue. It's also the fact that they seem like desperate ploys for cash. How much cash? In Chicago...Read More»

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Electric Cars Lead Cities To Amp Up

Better get ready for electric vehicles – if you want to stay with the times. That seems to be the message that some two dozen U.S. cities have gotten and are responding to with ambitious plans. On Wednesday, Ford Motor Company released its list of the top 25 most electric-vehicle ready...Read More»

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Tale of 10 Cities: Worst Traffic Congestion In U.S.

Stewing and fuming, stuck in gridlock on American highways and wondering if there’s any way out of this mess? If you’re in the top 10 U.S. cities for traffic congestion, better learn some Zen meditation, choose different commute times, telecommute – or move to less congested...Read More»

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Was A Chicago Driver Updating Facebook When She Hit & Killed A Pedestrian?

On the morning of December 7, Raymond Veloz was involved in a fender-bender in Chicago. He dutifully called 911 on his cell phone and stepped out of his vehicle to exchange information with the other driver. As he did so, a woman by the name of Araceli Beas struck the 70-year-old Veloz, causing...Read More»

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BP Dealers Are Not The Right Target

If you’re a BP gasoline dealer you have to be nervous. The impact across the country, as evidenced by widespread reports is mixed. Some retail dealers say that the consumer’s wrath has yet to descend upon their driveways regardless of the social media effort to mobilize a boycott of the British...Read More»

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Ford Transit Connect: Truck Of The Year

At the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, the Ford Transit Connect was revealed, a truly revolutionary automobile for the North American market. The Transit Connect brings a contemporary van to North America, something that it hasn’t seen in its history. And despite the fact that the van is compact and...Read More»

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AAA Study Warns of Dangers of Mixing Driving and Drugs; Awareness Is Low

If you're reading this article and have been around long enough to remember Woodstock, the Chicago 7 and the original Beatles trip to this country, then you are an official Baby Boomer, whether you want to admit it or not. The Baby Boomers, officially by the census as people born between 1946 and...Read More»

2008 Subaru WRX STI police car, Itasca, Illinois
Illinois Subaru Parade Gets Guinness World Record

When we hear "Subaru", we're more likely to think of world rallies than world records. But last Saturday, Subaru of America set a new Guinness World Record for the largest parade of Subaru cars in the world: 339 of them, to be precise. The Guinness organization even sent an official adjudicator...Read More»

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Car-Based 2011 Ford Explorer Rumored For Chicago Assembly

It's looking like the 2011 Ford Explorer will be produced at the same Chicago factory that assembles the Ford Taurus X. This has fueled speculation that the next-gen Explorer will abandon the current vehicle's truck chassis in favor of a lighter car-based architecture. Ford has indeed confirmed...Read More»

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2009 Chicago Show: Scion tC RS 5.0 Is VIP

Scion yesterday announced a special edition of its sports coupe, the tC, which will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show from February 11-22. This 2009 tC RS 5.0 features unique styling elements draped on a lowered suspension with 18-inch alloys. Numerous mechanical enhancements also give the...Read More»

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News of the Weird: March 2006

More News of the Weird The Chicago Tribune reported in March that dozens of blind students in Chicago public schools are nonetheless required to take driver education classes. One sightless but otherwise optimistic student told the Tribune she resented the requirement because it made her...Read More»

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Industry Report: Feb. 27, 2006

Honda Prepping Hybrid Fit? The next Honda hybrid to join the company's lineup may be a gas-electric version of the new Fit subcompact. A report in Japan's daily newspaper, the Nihon Keizai, suggests that Honda will adapt the Fit to hybrid power, while keeping the price under $12,000 in its home...Read More»

2010 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
Daily Edition: Feb. 10, 2006

2008 Toyota Tundra: One Big Mother? In a market increasingly dominated by imports, there's one segment still controlled by the Big Three. But maybe not much longer, at least not if the 2008 Toyota Tundra connects with demanding American full-size pickup buyers. The long-awaited update of the Toyota...Read More»

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Racing Results: July 8-10, 2005

There was lots of good racing this past weekend, with some compelling strategy, surprise winners and all the things that make this sport great. Formula 1 had one of its biggest races of the year at Silverstone, the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch series were at Chicagoland (Joliet, Ill., actually), the...Read More»

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2005 New York Auto Show Index

News 2005 New York Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (3/22/2005) Lutz shoots the messenger, Lexus hybrids and 'Stang GT500. 2005 New York Auto Show, Part II by TCC Team (3/22/2005) Hyundai Azera, Jeep Commander, Benz R-Class and XLR-V. 2005 New York Auto Show, Part III by TCC Team (3/23/2005) Porsche...Read More»

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Racing Results: 7/8/02

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 7/7 British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northhamptonshire, England (60 Laps; 191.604 mi. Race Distance; 1:31:45.015 Race Time) Michael Schumacher, #1 Marlboro Ferrari (31.661 sec. Victory Margin) Next Race: 7/21 Grand Prix of France, Magny-Cours (190.069...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Mar. 28, 2002

FORD FIVE HUNDRED COMING IN ‘04 A tall-roof sedan based on the Ford CrossTrainer crossover will go on sale in 2004, Ford will announce at the New York auto show on Thursday. The Five Hundred puts an emphasis on interior room — larger than the current Taurus, the Five Hundred purports to offer...Read More»

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Racing Results: 8/13/01

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 8/19 Hungarian Grand Prix, Hungaroring, Prague, Hungary (7:30 a.m. ET; Speedvision) NASCAR WINSTON CUP 8/12 Global Crossing @ The Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY (90 laps) Jeff Gordon, #24 DuPont/Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo...Read More»

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