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No one injured in Round Lake business fire
By Melissa Silverberg
Oct 1, 2015 5:42 AM
A fire at Gerber Collision & Glass in Round Lake left Route 120 shut down during the evening rush hour on Wednesday, but no one was injured.
Car-crazy daughter has father to thank
By Matt Avery
Sep 28, 2015 6:00 AM
Colleen Conway-McQuade grew up around classic cars, having been raised in a family that embraced and loved vintage vehicles. As the Arlington Heights resident progressed into her teens, she started to think about a having a cool, classic ride of her own.
Carmakers cheating on emissions almost as old as pollution tests
By Jeff Plungis
Sep 27, 2015 7:33 AM
The current VW case resembles a 1998 case involving seven manufacturers of heavy-duty truck engines: Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Mack Trucks, Navistar International Transportation Corp., Renault Vehicules Industriels, and Volvo Truck Corp.
Schaumburg Toyota holds celebration to kick off expansion
By Kim Mikus
Sep 25, 2015 5:30 PM
A groundbreaking ceremony takes place today for Schaumburg Toyota, the Resnick Automotive Group's new Toyota dealership and service center.
Mecum auto auction coming to Schaumburg in October
Daily Herald report
Sep 22, 2015 2:25 PM
Mecum's Chicago Auction, one of the largest auto auctions in the U.S., will return to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel from Oct. 8-10, with an estimated 1,000 collector cars.
In the race for driverless vehicles, auto and tech worlds collide
By Drew Harwell
Sep 20, 2015 7:41 AM
Tech giants increasingly see ways to make money and save lives in the old-fashioned, hyper-profitable business of cars. But traditional automakers, who could lose heavily if self-driving cars go mainstream, aren't hesitating to grab onto some of tech's top minds, either, as a way to adapt in a world beyond cars.
Google's ‘self-driving toaster' rattles the auto industry
By Edward Niedermeyer
Sep 20, 2015 7:34 AM
Before Google introduced the prototype of its autonomous car -- a k a the "self-driving toaster" -- to the public last year, the search-engine giant made the rounds of the major automakers to explain the concept. At least one of the automakers was sufficiently impressed to express interest in collaborating, but was astounded to find that Google had no commercialization plans of any kind for its potentially game-changing technology.
Criminal charges weighed in VW scandal
By Jeff Plungis
Sep 19, 2015 5:07 PM
"It's a huge black eye for Volkswagen," said Matt DeLorenzo, managing editor for news at Kelley Blue Book in Irvine, California. Consumer Reports magazine reacted by suspending its "recommended" rating of two diesel models. Diesel versions of the popular Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat comprise more than a quarter of the brand's sales in the U.S.
Many at cruise night are mad for Mopar
By Matt Avery
Sep 18, 2015 5:00 PM
The passion for Chrysler vehicles runs very deep. It's all for good reason; the brand builds vehicles that evoke emotion and excitement. Evidence of Mopar affection was readily found at the Daily Herald's summer cruise night and wrap up party held this past Wednesday, Sept. 16.
What to look out for at the Frankfurt auto show
By David McHugh
Sep 16, 2015 12:00 PM
New small cars for the mass market from Opel and Renault and powerful, expensive SUVs from Jaguar and Bentley for the upper crust are among the top offerings on display this week at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
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