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US Opens Probe Of Chevrolet Impala Air Bag Performance

The probe was opened over an April 2011 car crash that severely injured an elderly man when the passenger air bags didn’t deploy.

07/30/2014

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Plug-In Car Sales Charging Ahead

Plug-In 2014, the premiere electric vehicle conference in the nation, began on Monday at the San Jose Convention Center with those in attendance discussing and debating the future of plug-in cars.

07/30/2014

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Proposed E15 Mandate Runs Out Of Gas After Marathon Hearing

A measure to require many gas stations in Chicago to sell gasoline with a higher mix of ethanol stalled in the City Council on Monday, after a marathon Finance Committee hearing.

07/29/2014

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Saving At The Pump: Is A Gas Rewards Card Right For You?

Gasoline prices are dropping a little, but we’re still paying an average of $3.80 per gallon for regular unleaded in the Chicago area. One way to save at the pump is by using a gas rewards credit card. There are a lot of them out there, so CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker looked at how to choose the best one for you.

07/21/2014

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Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Dan Ryan

A mistake turned fatal Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expressway, when a driver cut off an off-duty police officer who was riding a motorcycle.

07/21/2014

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Eisenhower Reopened After Storm Caused Flooding In Broadview

Road crews will be out on the Eisenhower Expressway on Wednesday to investigate what caused the roadway to flood so badly in west suburban Broadview, forcing authorities to close part of the interstate for more than seven hours.

06/25/2014

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Ford Looking To Make Car Parts From Tomatoes

In an effort to find lighter renewable materials, Ford announced a partnership on Tuesday with Heinz to research the use of tomato fibers to make car parts.

06/13/2014

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GM: Incompetence, Negligence Led To Delayed Recall

GM CEO Mary Barra says 15 employees — many of them senior legal and engineering executives — have been forced out of the company

06/05/2014

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May Car Sales Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Good weather and a strong Memorial Day weekend helped car buyers ignore reports of recalls, pushing car and truck sales up more than ten percent in May.

06/04/2014

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Documents Show Another Delayed GM Recall

General Motors recalled a small number of Pontiac G6 midsize cars to fix a faulty brake light system in 2009, yet waited more than five years to call back over 2 million other cars with the same system.

05/30/2014

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Chevy Impala Among 8 Vehicles To Earn Top Rating For Collision Warning

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the only non-luxury car to earn the highest rating in tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.

05/29/2014

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Google Building Car With No Steering Wheel

Google will build a car without a steering wheel with hopes of having 100 prototypes on public roads in a year.

05/28/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

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GM Adds 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo Cars To Growing Recall List

The recall is General Motors’ 29th this year, bringing the total number of recalled GM vehicles in the U.S. to around 13.8 million.

05/21/2014

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Report A Drunk Driver, Get $100

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists will pay out $100 to people who report drunk drivers throughout the state of Illinois over this holiday weekend.

05/21/2014

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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

A black 2014 Jeep Cherokee was stolen about 7:30 p.m. May 10 in the 400 block of North McClurg Court, police said. (Photo from Chicago Police)

Police Warn Of Streeterville Carjackings, Robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending two men wanted in connection with a series of carjackings and a robbery in the Streeterville neighborhood in the last week.

05/14/2014

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Survey: 21% Access The Web While Driving

A new study indicates that a growing number of drivers aren’t paying attention to the road.

11/20/2012

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GM To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

With GM’s new target, electric cars will soon make up five percent of the company’s output.

11/20/2012

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As Cars Get Stronger, Jaws Of Life Have To Be Tougher

Stronger steel makes it much more difficult for rescue personnel to remove victims from vehicles.

11/20/2012

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