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  • Lawbreaking Bicyclists A Road Hazard

    Bicyclists who run stop signs be damned. I was driving in the Collinsville section of Canton a few weeks ago. As I waited at a stop sign, a guy in a yellow jacket breezed past me on the right, blew through a stop sign and continued north along the...
  • GM expands ignition recall, takes $1.3 billion charge, suspends 2 engineers

    DETROIT General Motors Co. will expand its ignition-switch recall to more than 2 million cars to fix additional faulty parts, adding to a growing cost that GM now says will lower first-quarter earnings by $1.3 billion. The news came on the same day the...
  • After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved

    After years buried in Everglades, another warplane mystery solved
    Hidden in the dense sawgrass or buried in the deep muck of the Everglades are the mysterious wrecks of numerous aircraft. Some were drug planes that fled federal agents, others were private aircraft that ran into trouble or vintage warplanes that...
  • Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery

    Metro-North Working To Get On Track To Recovery
    In a drive to make spring a turnaround season for their troubled railroad, Metro-North senior managers are stepping up the pace of safety improvements and conducting a "listening tour" to hear complaints firsthand from commuters. Staffers have spent...
  • Paul Walker crash: Driver's widow sues Porsche, alleges design flaws

    The widow of the man behind the wheel of the Porsche Carrera GT that crashed and killed actor Paul Walker last year has sued the car manufacturer, alleging that faults with the design and suspension led to the fatal crash. The lawsuit filed Monday on...
  • 'Midnight Rider': Gregg Allman Agrees to Drop Lawsuit Against Producers

    Gregg Allman has agreed to drop his two-week-old lawsuit seeking to block production of "Midnight Rider," based on the singer's life. Allman had filed the suit in state court in Georgia on April 28, seeking to block the production of "Midnight Rider"...
  • DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark

    DreamWorks: Glendale company hits 20-year mark
    Still recovering from jet lag after a three-day trip to Australia, India and China, Jeffrey Katzenberg sat in a courtyard next to a duck pond at the Mediterranean-style campus dotted with oaks and olive trees. The legendary Hollywood mogul, who...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange

    Man struck, killed by Metra train in La Grange
    A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said. The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
  • Widow of driver in Paul Walker crash sues Porsche

    The widow of the driver in the car crash that killed "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker in November has sued Porsche, alleging that faults in the design of the automaker's Carrera GT led to the deadly accident. The lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of...
  • Police: Woman caused several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston

    Police: Woman caused several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston
    Charges are pending today against a 63-year-old Wilmette woman who was allegedly involved in several hit-and-run crashes in Evanston on Sunday morning, injuring at least two people, before she was arrested in Skokie, officials said. Evanston police...
  • Renting a car for your European trip

    Renting a car for your European trip
    Even with Europe's super-efficient public transportation system, there are times when it makes sense to rent a car. Having your own wheels is ideal for getting to more remote or rural places (that aren't covered as well by public transportation): England'...