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A car dealership will get an extra two years of tax rebates after a vote by members of the Downers Grove Village Council. The deal with Packey Webb Ford on Ogden Avenue and Finley Road extends a tax break into 2021 and 2022, in an effort to keep the...
Tags: Politics, Passenger Cars, Taxation, Chrysler, Ford
Traffic deaths are up on Illinois roadways. That's prompted IDOT to launch an eye-catching campaign that it hopes will reduce traffic-related fatalities. The digital message boards hang over the expressways, warning drivers not talk on cellphones in...
Tags: Weather Warnings
WGN NewsOne of the worst bottlenecks in the nation could be getting a $375 million makeover. Plans are being proposed to improve the Circle Interchange. That connector artery is where the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower Expressways converge along with...
Tags: Highway Transportation, Chicago
KickingTiresAlmost one year after a joint investigation by Cars.com and the Chicago Tribune that highlighted aging and unsafe driver???s education fleets, the state of Illinois passed a law to improve safety in these programs. It's 10 a.m.: Do You Know......
Tribune reportersDonna Halstead rubbed shoulders with some of the most powerful people in the state, worked for the first female Supreme Court chief justice in Illinois and joked around with homeless men who hung around her West Loop apartment. Halstead, 76, was killed...
Tags: Justice System, Des Plaines, Englewood, Lawyers, West Loop
An Illinois Department of Transportation worker helping a stalled motorist was struck and critically injured by a hit-and-run driver on the Dan Ryan Expressway this morning, authorities said. The Minuteman worker was assisting the motorist in the right...
Tribune reporterThe city of Chicago is set to pay $3.25 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl fatally struck by a car near Lincoln Park Zoo in a case that became a rallying point for traffic safety advocates. Maya Hirsch was crossing the street in May 2006 when a...
Change of SubjectFriday morning, digital signs over area expressways duly noted that there had been 522 “traffic deaths this year.” Occasionally, such reminders of the gravity of the task of driving can inspire new levels of caution and alertness in the...
Tribune reportersA rumbling, wind-whipping afternoon storm that passed directly over downtown Chicago brought the day’s brutal 103-degree temperature plummeting down into the 80s, though the cool down didn’t last long and Friday is still poised to break heat...
Tribune reportersA freight train hauling coal derailed on Union Pacific tracks near Willow Road and Shermer Avenue this afternoon by the Northbrook-Glenview border. Witnesses said the bridge overpass over Shermer Avenue collapsed in the accident. Union Pacific Spokesman...
Tags: Railway Accidents, Health, Prosecution, Mark Davis, Metra
Tribune reporterState police investigators are attempting to recover several vehicles believed to have been intentionally submerged in ponds in the northwest suburbs. An Illinois Department of Transportation employee conducting aerial survey work spotted the suspected...
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