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"The music blasting actually sounds pretty good in here."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Nialanjan At Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

“Everyone always says that they feel like they’re in a spaceship when they drive in it.” – Nialanjan and his Toyota Sienna.

06/18/2012

"The ride is just out of this world."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Hervetta At The Hyatt

“There is something so great about coming down to Chicago in a convertible.” – Hervetta and her Mercedes.

06/11/2012

“I hope I will be driving this one for a long time. It’s a great car.”

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jackie At Garfield Park

“People feel like it’s a store. There are so many things in it. You can shop in it.” – Jackie and her Honda CRV

06/04/2012

"I wasn't looking for anything fancy, to be honest."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Elliot At Reggie’s Music Joint

“I don’t care who’s looking at me. If I feel like dancing, I dance.” – Elliot and his Chevy Cavalier

05/21/2012

"We do allow people to eat and drink in the car."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Alexis At Wabash Tap

“This is my baby. I love this car.” – Alexis and her Buick Regal

05/14/2012

"Some areas of the city you can just park on the street for free."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Chris At Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church

“I swear, I’m not a bad driver! I just struggled for awhile to get the hang of it.” – Chris and his Honda Accord

05/07/2012

"I'm glad I went to a car auction."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Victoria At Solider Field

“This was my dream car. I always knew one day I would buy it.” – Victoria and her Pontiac Bonneville

04/30/2012

"Even though I’m always in my car, it’s surprisingly really good on gas. "

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Cory At The South Shore Cultural Center

“When you buy a car, make sure it has all the features that you desire.” – Cory and his Dodge Neon

04/23/2012

An ordinance in the city of Chicago makes it illegal for cars to have tinted windows on the front driver's side and front passenger's side, even though state law allows some tinting of those windows, as long as the driver can see through them. (Credit: CBS)

Court Battle Brews Over Tinted Car Window Laws

A warning to residents, commuters, visitors, and even those just passing through Chicago: A popular decoration for your car could net you a $250 fine.

CBS 2–04/04/2012

"I listen to country music when there is a lot of traffic. It's calming."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Carol At Leona’s Restaurant

“I’m not an aggressive driver. I’m just impatient!” – Carol and her Dodge Charger

04/02/2012

Car window broken. (Photo by Getty Images)

Police Alert Auto Owners Of Break-Ins In River North

Police are warning automobile owners in the River North and Streeterville areas of some break-ins to autos that have occurred over the last month.

04/01/2012

"When I saw this one and test drove it, I knew this was the one."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Jonathon At Little Black Pearl Art & Design Studio

“When someone gets in it, they will be like, wow, this is a really nice car.” – Jonathon and his Volvo S60

03/26/2012

"It has six airbags throughout the car."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Demis At Pompei

“The first car I ever had was a stick shift.” – Demis and his Toyota Matrix

03/19/2012

"I also like that it's a really classic car."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Ozzie At Segal’s Jazz Showcase

“I’m a fast driver. The faster I can get to 80 the better.” – Ozzie and her Toyota Camry

03/12/2012

"I don't like small cars."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Joy At Garfield Park Conservatory

“Despite the fact that I’ve had ups and downs with this car, I will miss it.” – Joy and her Chevy Impala

03/05/2012

"I'm going to keep this car up until it falls apart."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Scott At Dib

“I’m terrified of anything on two wheels. I didn’t learn how to ride a bike up until I was fifteen.” – Scott and his Nissan Altima

02/13/2012

Borman Expressway Crash

Truck Hits Cars On I-80/94; 1 Car Flips Over

A double-trailer truck went out of control and hit two cars on the Borman Expressway in Hammond, Ind., early Friday.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

CTA Pink Line Train

Citing ‘Caution,’ CTA Pulls 40 Rail Cars From Pink Line

The Chicago Transit Authority has pulled 40 new rail cars from service because of a problem with a part on the so-called “5000-Series” model, which has been used on the Pink Line.

12/16/2011

"I was born and raised with a line of Pontiacs,"

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Donna At Reggie’s Music Joint

“I really love all-American cars. They’re built tough!” – Donna and her Pontiac Aztec

12/12/2011

"I would describe myself as a pretty laid back driver."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Danielle At Wrigley Field

“This car was given to me by my grandfather. He no longer drives, so he allowed me to take it.” – Danielle and her Ford Taurus

12/05/2011

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