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  • Illinois towns on Route 66 vie for foreign tourists

    Illinois towns on Route 66 vie for foreign tourists
    PONTIAC, Ill. — The honeymooners from Spain spoke limited English, but that didn't stop Mayor Bob Russell from giving them a hearty welcome to his community. "How long have you been here?" Russell asked, posing for a snapshot with the newlyweds...
  • Carmakers can get creative, not always successfully

    Carmakers can get creative, not always successfully
    Throughout their history, automakers have tried to fill holes in their lineups or expand into new territory. Some models they designed and built themselves. Some, from other manufacturers, were imported and sold by established U.S. automakers. In the...
  • Auto Erotica: Commonly good

    Auto Erotica: Commonly good
    Quick: Name the 10 greatest cars of all time. The Ferrari GTB/GTS series of the 1970s and '80s? The 1974-88 Lamborghini Countach? No, no — too unattainable. I'm talking about cars real people could own. The 1964-and-a-half Mustang? The 1968...
  • Ghost in the machine: Plexiglass Pontiac sedan was cutting edge in 1939, and still pretty cool today

    Ghost in the machine: Plexiglass Pontiac sedan was cutting edge in 1939, and still pretty cool today
    Mention concept cars to most people and they think of Buck Rogers' dream machines, like the 1951 Buick Le Sabre, with its rocket nose, fins and huge globs of chrome. Perhaps the most interesting of these cars are two Pontiacs bodied in clear Plexiglass...
  • Deputies: Man stole catalytic converter from customer's van in Walmart parking lot

    This was a brazen theft. It happened in mid-afternoon in a Walmart parking lot. A woman who had exited a Walmart in Englewood noticed a man under her van. The van's muffler was hanging down, When she asked the stranger what he was doing, the man said he...
  • Report: Sex, crack and a car heist lands man in jail

    A 40-year-old woman told a deputy that when she came out of the shower at 2:00 a.m. she noticed that a man that had been in her residence, Wayne C. Graham, was gone — along with her Pontiac, reports Will Greenlee in his Off the Beat blog for TCPalm....
  • Bidding opens for high-speed rail cars

    Bidding opens for high-speed rail cars
    Bidding was opened Friday for companies in the U.S. to submit proposals to manufacture approximately 130 high-speed passenger trains, including 88 rail cars for Illinois and neighboring Midwest states. The $551 million request for proposals was announced...
  • List of vehicles investigators want more information for in the Heidi Childs-David Metzler murders

    List of vehicles investigators want more information for in the Heidi Childs-David Metzler murders
    Below is a list of vehicles investigators are seeking more information for in regards to the murders of Heidi Childs and David Metzler. The two Virginia Tech students were killed in August of 2009 in the Caldwell Fields part of the Jefferson National...
  • Several Cars On Englewood Street Found Torched

    Several Cars On Englewood Street Found Torched
    Several cars were set on fire overnight on West Palisades Avenue. in Englewood, New Jersey. Roy Clacken woke up to his car alarm going off at 3 a.m. "It was like a scene out of a horror movie, I woke up out of my sleep, 3 o'clock in the night and see...
  • Green Wheels: The math works out for EV fleets

    Green Wheels: The math works out for EV fleets
    Students at Roanoke College are restoring a 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak. It's a great story because they're turning it into an electric car. That's the great thing about EVs; you can put batteries in just about anything, including a pre-war classic. The...
  • Chicago-bound Amtrak hits car, derails in Michigan

    Chicago-bound Amtrak hits car, derails in Michigan
    A Chicago-bound Amtrak passenger train derailed near Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, officials said. The train "made contact" with a vehicle at a public highway crossing, Amtrak said, causing the engine to turn on its side and the first two cars of the...