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KickingTiresA new study rated 50 major metropolitan markets for plug-in electric vehicle readiness, and the leaders include some of the usual suspects ??? and some unexpected ones. The report was prepared by management consulting firm Roland Berger in partnership...
KickingTiresAre you one of the millions of people who have succumbed to Foursquare, the latest social networking craze? Well, your addiction to fastidiously documenting your every location may bear more than just a mayorship: You may be eligible to win......
KickingTiresWhile Ford???s first electric car is still more than a year away, the automaker announced today where the first cars will be available. The Ford EV, which is based off the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus, will launch in: Atlanta Austin,......
KickingTiresEver get the sneaking suspicion that the posted speed limits in your area are there less for safety and more to generate revenue for your local government? It isn???t just your paranoia. Speeding tickets are a $4.5 billion to $6......
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The SwampIt's her Destiny to perform at tonight's dinner: Beyonce at the Grammy Awards in January. (LA Times/Jay Clendenin) by Katherine Skiba And the prize goes to: Beyonce. The Grammy award-winning superstar will perform Wednesday night on the South Lawn......
The Swamp(updated again at 3 pm EDT) by James Oliphant and Christi Parsons Justice John Paul Stevens, a Republican-appointed justice who emerged as a leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing over his 34-year tenure, announced his retirement today. Stevens sent.....
By Melissa Harris and Gail MarksJarvisHow do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
Bluesman James Cotton has lived the kind of life they make movies about. He toiled on a Mississippi plantation from earliest childhood, found himself orphaned at age 9, practically was raised by blues master Sonny Boy Williamson II and flourished as a...
When John and Sara Kanive wanted to find a way to make their Chicago apartment stand out in order to sublet it in March, their solution was right in front of them, wagging his tail. Otis, their Great Dane-German shepherd mix, very obligingly parked...
Writer-director Stephen Cone's wonderfully acted second feature, "The Wise Kids," now in a weeklong run at the Siskel Film Center, speaks softly but casts a lingering and empathetic spell, charting a few months in the closely observed lives of several...
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Alex Austin's breakout senior season did not receive a lot of attention because of Mount Carmel's uncharacteristic struggles this winter. Eastern Illinois became the beneficiary this weekend when Austin committed to new Panthers head coach Jay...
Time for a Chicago history quiz. 1. Who was Ignance (also known as Ignacy) Paderewski? a. A Polish pianist b. The second prime minister of the Republic of Poland c. The namesake of a school on the list of 54 Chicago public schools set to be closed...
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