A petroleum group says these products could be harmful to some vehicles. (CBS)

Petroleum Group Warns Motorists: Some Motor Oil On Shelves Could Hurt Your Car

In the simplest of terms, it can be poison for your car and do damage to your engine, one professional warns. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


This slush-filled canyon on North Menard stranded motorists Friday. (CBS)

Giant Austin Pothole Strands Motorists

It’s on the 1600 block of North Menard and is about the size of a children’s kiddie pool — if not bigger – and is full of slush.


File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Ambulances Lose Precious Seconds When Motorists Don’t Pull Over

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez rode along with Chicago paramedics to see what they’re up against.


Jose M. Mendez, 31 (Waukegan Police)

Police: Tire-Tampering Suspect Who Targeted Women Turns Self In

Jose M. Mendez turned himself in to Waukegan police Thursday morning after he saw images of his pickup truck in news stories, authorities said. He allegedly admitted to detectives that he had used a special tool to loosen stems inside tire valves in as many as five incidents in June and July.


A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Indiana State Police Crack Down On Drivers Who Flick Cigarettes Out Window

The drought has Indiana State Police looking more closely at what’s coming out of cars.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Gas Prices

With Prices Rising, Motorists Finding Ways To Conserve Gas

The average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Chicago area Monday was $3.91 — up more than 30 cents from a week ago. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Gas Prices

Gas Station Owners Say High Prices Hurt Them, Too

While consumers hate to see price hikes for gasoline, so do gas station owners who say that as prices go higher, their profits plummet.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Lake Shore Drive

Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Blizzard Debacle

The scene of Lake Shore Drive as an auto graveyard will go down as one of the most enduring images of the Blizzard of 2011, and at last, the Drive is now back open.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Blizzard In Joliet

Motorists Trapped In Joliet

A travel ban is in effect for several collar counties, after commuters became trapped on area expressways overnight.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2011

National Guard

National Guard To Aid Drivers In Blizzard

Gov. Pat Quinn has called out the National Guard to assist motorists stranded on interstate highways during the coming blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

IDOT Zero Weather Patrol

Emergency Patrols Help Drivers In Brutal Cold

Emergency crews are out in force this morning, to make sure you don’t get stranded in the dangerous cold as you head out to work.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011