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A Chicago Uber driver ended a gunman's rampage last Friday when he pulled out his own handgun and shot the shooter.

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Uber is working with BYD to lease the automaker's E6 five-door hatchback EV to the ridesharing drivers in Chicago, as part of the pilot program. The test already includes about 25 drivers and could grow to around 200.

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Company Secured $3 Million in Federal Contracts

350Green executives are charged with fraud over vehicle-charging networks planned for Chicago.

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A story on FiveThirtyEight suggests that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for a second term could be derailed by the controversial red-light camera program there, with particularly short yellow-light times showering drivers with $100 citations.

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While detailing the Concept GC-PHEV at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Mitsubishi confirms that it is debuting the refreshed 2016 Outlander at the 2015 New York Auto Show in April.

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The refreshed 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT wears a brand new face that features broad, chrome-accected horizontal slats at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Inside, buyers can spec an updated infotainment system and ventilated driver's and passenger's seats.

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Chevrolet has introduced a version of its Colorado geared (pun intended) towards outdoor enthusiasts with the GearOn Special Edition.

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The 2016 Ram Laramie Limited debuting at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show doesn't even try to hide its position as the top trim for the pickup, with massive emblems at the front and rear. Inside, it pampers passengers in Natura Plus leather.

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Acura is giving the RDX a refresh after just three years on the market. The front and rear feature sharper lines and LED lighting at both ends. There's a now a nine-speed automatic gearbox, and the 3.5-liter V6 has a little more power. Plus, the crossover is available with even more tech.

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The Kia Trail'ster concept tries to give the Soul some offroad-ready looks, but the really interesting part is its hybrid all-wheel drive powertrain. It combines a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder up front and an electric power for the rear axle to make a total of 220 hp and 285 lb-ft.

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Perps beware: Ford has followed up on its update of the popular Explorer CUV with its latest Police Interceptor Utility, at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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Chevrolet is bringing a special edition Colorado to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show that's targeted at outdoor enthusiasts and fans of its GearOn accessory line.

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Study Finds Cameras Decrease Some Accident Types, Increase Others

Red-light cameras may be ineffective at improving traffic safety, according to a new study from Texas A&M's Transportation Institute.

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Judging by the vintage videos that the Chicago Auto Show has been uploading, the Windy City event was among the best places to check out the latest vehicles and watch some dancers in the late '80s and early '90s. The latest proof of that is the jumping, somersaulting Jitterbugs from 1986 along with their very unenthused backup dancers.

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Since no one seems to want to follow my advice and erase all memory of the 1980s, every so often, I stumble upon something like this – a video showing the highlights of the 1987 Chicago Auto Show. And it's terrible. Yet oddly priceless.

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Chicago's long-delayed fast-charging network for plug-in vehicles is up and running after being taken over by the NRG Evgo program that's underway in Texas as well as the Pacific Northwest, Phoenix, Nashville and Washington, DC.

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Remember seeing your buddy's flimsy fake ID in college that said he was 35 and several inches shorter than he really was? Well, Chinese criminals have apparently come up with a potentially terrifying alternative by crafting nearly perfect false driver's licenses and shipping to the US by the hundreds. To the naked eye, they're indistinguishable from the real thing.

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Feds Allege Redflex Executive Bribed City Officials In Chicago

A former chief executive officer of one of the world's largest makers of red-light traffic cameras was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, along with two city officials in Chicago.

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Chicago may once have been known as the home of the mob in US with Al Capone running things, but for several years in the 2000s it looks like a completely legal racket may have made the city millions. A recent Chicago Tribune investigation has turned up some disturbing data about how the Windy City's network of red-light cameras used to be operated that may have given out thousands of bogus tickets.

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We don't typically report on real estate here at Autoblog, but what we have here is no ordinary building or plot of land. This Chicago-area house was immortalized in the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off as the childhood home of Cameron Frye, Bueller's best friend, but more importantly, as home to the (fortunately replicated) Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder that played, as much as Matthew Broderick himself, a starring role in the film.

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Geese receive police escort to safety

A family of Canadian geese caused an hour-long back up for evening commuters as police shut down a freeway to escort the feathered family across westbound Interstate 80.

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