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  • Test drive the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, inside and out

    Test drive the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, inside and out
    Visitors to the 2014 Chicago Auto Show will do the same as those who attended the very first show in 1901 — stand and look at the hardware on the floor or slip inside the machines for a test ride on a track within the exhibit hall. Of course there...
  • Where To Find the Concept Cars at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

     
    Some of the most exciting, intriguing and unique vehicles you'll see at auto shows are, without a doubt, concept cars. However, automakers aren't churning out the wild concepts of old much these days, and you'll have to look hard to......
  • Future of connected cars is now

    Future of connected cars is now
    The connected car promises a new level of integration for passengers. Models on display at the Chicago Auto Show are rolling, Netflix-ready hot spots giving mobile apps a whole new meaning. The benefit for drivers is fewer distractions, not more. Bigger...
  • Family fun at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

    Family fun at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show
    As the 2014 Chicago Auto Show heads into its last lap for Presidents Day weekend, we returned with family in mind. Presidents Day is Family Day at the 106th annual show. With bankers, insurers and automakers bringing video games into their displays, it&...
  • Suburbs struggle with salt shortage, Chicago says it's OK

    Suburbs struggle with salt shortage, Chicago says it's OK
    In the midst of a rough winter, some municipalities are rationing their road salt supplies given a regional shortage -- but Chicago officials say they're not worried about the city's salt supply. This season's above-average snowfall and deep-freeze...
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • A convention that really could put Chicago on the map

    A convention that really could put Chicago on the map
    Hey, Chicago. Think we can be on our best behavior for a few days in early April? You know, be our charming Midwestern selves. That's all we can do. It's too much to hope for blue skies and 70s, though it would be helpful if we went a few days without...
  • 2014 Chicago Auto Show: What to Expect

     
    Whether the "Windy City" moniker comes from the bluster of our 19th century windbag politicians or that of our frequently frigid lakeshore breezes, here in Cars.com's home city of Chicago we're known for being boastful about everything from our big......
  • 2014 Chicago Auto Show What You Missed: Day One

     
    We're live from the Windy (and frozen) City for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show where dozens of exciting new vehicles filled McCormick Place. Debuts included the newest generation of the Subaru Legacy midsize sedan and the unveiling of Toyota's new......
  • McCormick Place hotel TIF money gets green light

    McCormick Place hotel TIF money gets green light
    Chicago aldermen today gave the preliminary go-ahead to a plan to earmark $55 million in special tax district funds to help pay for a new hotel next to McCormick Place. The City Council Finance Committee agreed to set aside the tax-increment financing...
  • 2014 Chicago Auto Show: Can't miss new cars

    2014 Chicago Auto Show: Can't miss new cars
    The formula for success at an auto show is the same as at the new-car dealership: Pack a room with a variety of new products loaded with creature comforts, plus the latest and greatest electronic gadgets that operate at the touch of a button or the...