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Shorter yellow lights in Chicago could mean more tickets, new mayor

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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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander confirmed for New York debut

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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2016 Hyundai Elantra GT gets refreshed with a big new face

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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2015 Chevrolet Colorado GearOn Edition is ready to do that outdoorsy thing

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

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2016 Ram Laramie Limited is a comfy way to haul stuff in Chicago

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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2016 Acura RDX arrives with freshened styling, powertrain enhancements [UPDATE]

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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Kia Trail'ster Concept brings traction for the Soul in Chicago

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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2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility is ready to tackle Chicago's mean streets

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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2015 Chevy Colorado gets its GearOn before Chicago

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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Nation's largest red-light camera program delivers mixed safety results

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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The Jitterbugs somersaulted at the 1986 Chicago Auto Show for the Chevy Nova

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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1987 Chicago Auto Show video on compact import scene is priceless

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 fast-charging network up and running under NRG eVgo

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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China 'flooding' US with high-quality fake US driver's licenses [w/video]

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.

Ex-CEO of red-light camera company indicted on corruption charges

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 red-light cameras under fire for unexplained ticket spikes [w/videos]

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 operate

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Cameron's house from Ferris Bueller finally sells for $1M

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) Noah Joseph

Family Of Geese Shut Down Chicago Freeway

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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A closer look at the 2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia is set to join the fully electric vehicle space this year, with the fresh-faced 2015 Soul EV. The all-electric Soul made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this month, and Autoblog west coast editor Michael Harley had a chance to speak with Orth Hedrick, Kia's vice president of product planning, about the new electrified hatch

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A closer look at the 2015 Subaru Legacy

The Subaru Legacy might not have been the hottest debut at the recent Chicago Auto Show, but for the Japanese automaker, it's hugely important. Much as we'd love to focus on Subaru's more engaging WRX, STI and BRZ models, the truth

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