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Fine Would Start At $75 Plus A Tow

Illinois may enact a bill that would fines conventional vehicle drivers who park in electric-vehicle spots.

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Program Starts In Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Virginia

Allstate is going to start offering its Ride for Hire insurance policy to ridehailing drivers for apps like Lyft and Uber for only $15 or $20 a year.

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Prank Reportedly Came From Finnish Teenage Hacker

Illinois family is targeted in cyber prank involving fake Tesla promotion.

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Watch this terrifying video to see what a massive tornado looks like from the driver's seat of a car that's way too close to the danger zone.

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State Has Paid Out $14 Million Since 1998

Illinois will end its government rebate program for buyers of plug-in vehicles.

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An Illinois state representative proposes a $5,000 fine for any drivers who tamper with the EPA-mandated emissions equipment on their diesel-engined vehicles so they can do what's called "Rolling Coal."

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A museum in Illinois is giving away a DeLorean, but only if the Chicago Cubs win the 2015 World Series as predicted in the science fiction film Back to the Future II.

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Three hundred miles down, 2,100 to go. Green-car advocates can soon travel a bit of American history thanks to a public-private collaboration that is stringing together some plug-in vehicle charging stations along the Illinois stretch of historic Route 66. Heck, maybe there will be some wind-powered electricity from Chicago.

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And Who Wants To Go On An EV Road Trip Across Illinois?

The Toyota FCV made its North American debut at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, and this time it's not sporting its usual blue sheet metal. This silver paint job shows a bit more contrast. Certain features stand out a bit more, especially the black strip that wraps around the grille and down the sides of the hood to the mirrors. This is the production version of the car's exterior, which will go on sale in California next summer. Toyota also had its Driver Awareness Research Vehicle, DARV 1.5, on

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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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The latest in the charging-range-per-dollar market offering? Try $3,000 for about 45 miles. Sadly, it's the second 45 miles.

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One Illinois-based company is taking the "slow and steady wins the race" approach to public plug-in vehicle chargers. Telefonix, which has specialized in making retractable cord reels largely used in the aviation industry, is looking to drum up interest in its L1 Power Post, which is what the company says will be the first Level 1 charging station designed for public use, according to Plug In Cars.

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O'Brien Mitsubishi, based in Normal, IL, is offering something way outside the norm: an absurdly low lease price – the cheapest we've ever seen – for on an electric vehicle.

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This could be big. The US Department of Energy has announced a five-year, $120-million award for a team of 14 companies, universities and national laboratories led by Argonne National Laboratory that will be charged with creating next-generation batteries for use in vehicles and the grid. In short, a sort of "Manhattan Project" for advanced EV packs.

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The emphasis, in this case, rests heavily on the word "could." The mere question of a bet between two folks at Sawicki Motors in Rochelle, Illinois ultimately resulted in the dealership's general manager, Ron Matula, offering anyone a free car if the Chicago Bears can shut out the Green Bay Packers on Christmas Day.

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We're not sure what's more amusing about this story, the obvious and clichéd abuse of power or the retro charm of dialing the wrong fax number. C'mon, who even faxes anymore? We've gotten so used to people getting busted by accidentally e-mailing everyone in their address book or slipping up on Facebook that we almost feel sorry for the clerk in question, entangled by '90s technology. Almost.

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It's all normal in Normal, Illinois. That's the gist of Mitsubishi's latest commercial pitching its upcoming 2012 i electric vehicle.

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If you're shopping for a vehicle near Naperville, Illinois, you may have a chance to put your possible purchases through the gauntlet on at a new facility. The town has joined forces with local dealers to create a driving course that would reduce the number of test drives on public streets and give buyers a better sense of the type of vehicle they were purchasing before they signed on the dotted line. The course features a variety of pavement types, a small parking area and even a sprinkler syst

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If you've ever ridden on two wheels, the following scenario might sound familiar: You pull up to a red light on your motorbike, scooter, bicycle, what-have-you, and you wait for it to change. And you wait, and wait and wait. The problem is likely that your wheels haven't triggered the sensor embedded in the pavement. So what do you do? Sit and wait some more, knowing that the light won't change? Or go through the red light and risk getting a ticket?

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