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Man dies days after being shot in University Village

A 21-year-old man who was critically wounded in a weekend shooting that also injured two 17-year-old boys on the city's Near West Side, died Monday afternoon, officials said.

CPS announces incentive program for school principals

Chicago Public Schools has launched an effort to give its best principals more independence in an initiative hinted at by Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the run-up to his re-election.

Psychiatrists differ on mental state of man charged in officer's killing

A forensic psychiatrist, testifying Monday for the defense, said that the man who shot and killed a Chicago police officer suffered brain damage when the officer pistol-whipped him with his service weapon but said he couldn't tell if Bryant Brewer was legally insane at the time of the 2010 killing.

President Obama heralds impact of power plant regulations

Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchec...

Chicago reports 34 arrested, 238 sent to hospitals during Lollapalooza

To prepare for Lollapalooza weekend, Lurie Children's Hospital added extra staff and equipment to handle a higher patient load, based on past experience with the three-day music festival in Grant Park.

Paul Christiano, talented dancer and choreographer with a difficult past, is dead at 39

Paul Christiano was convicted in 1999 of purchasing child pornography through the mail. The offense, committed when Christiano was in his early 20s, obliged him to register as a sex offender in the State of Illinois. In the years that immediately followed, though, he built a formidable career as...

2016 Volvo XC90 Review

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

  To arrive in this world with a staggering level of responsibility and importance already placed on your being is something usually reserved for newborn royalty.   The local launch of the 2016 Volvo XC90 should, then, be treated as the arrival of a new king, as the completely revised seven-seat family SUV is without […]

Riverside bank employee stops unoccupied car moving on sidewalk

When Nick Cassano saw a car without a driver rolling down a sidewalk in downtown Riverside on Friday, he didn't give the bizarre sight much thought before running out the door of a bank and jumping into the moving vehicle to stop it...

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sport Review

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

I was 17 years old and busily preparing for my final school exams when the current-generation Mitsubishi Lancer first went on sale in Australia. Little did that pimply teen know that in eight years he’d be road testing that same car – albeit refreshed with a few updates over that timeframe. Back in 2007 the […]

More Range in Chevy’s Volt Means You Hardly Ever Need Gas

The 2016 Volt has a lot of nice features, but only one that really matters: a significantly improved electric range. The post More Range in Chevy’s Volt Means You Hardly Ever Need Gas appeared first on WIRED.

2015 Citroen C4 pricing and specifications

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The updated, simplified 2015 Citroen C4 range has arrived in Australia ahead of hitting showrooms this month, and it’s being targeted at the upper end of the hatchback market. As we’ve previously reported, the 2015 Citroen C4 model line-up consists of just two variants – the entry-level Seduction, which is priced at $29,990 plus on-road […]

Chicago police investigate priest pulled from ministry over items on computer

Chicago police have confirmed a criminal investigation has been opened into a parish priest who was removed from ministry by the Chicago Archdiocese after it said materials were found on a computer in his possession.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for fuse box fault: airbags may not deploy correctly

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced a small-volume recall on its small A-Class and B-Class hatches over concerns that the airbags may not deploy correctly in a collision. The fault centres on the interior fuse box, where Mercedes-Benz believes that fuses inside may become loose over time. This can cause various systems to fail, but most crucial […]

2016 Volvo XC90 pricing and specifications

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

  The first all-new Volvo XC90 in 13 years has landed in local showrooms. Prices for Volvo’s second-generation XC90 line-up are unchanged from the initial announcement in October 2014, ranging from $89,950 to $122,950 before on-road costs. The local range comprises seven variants, offering Australian customers the choice of three powertrains (D5 diesel, T6 petrol […]

2016 Toyota Prius filmed in San Francisco

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRuwE5flz_0 The fourth-generation Toyota Prius hybrid has been filmed on the hilly streets of San Francisco ahead of a reported launch later this year. The video above was found by user Priusfan500 and posted on the Prius Chat forums. Although the car is clad in black camouflage from head to toe, we get to see […]

Koch brothers' new mantra: #RichLivesMatter

The problem with most civil rights movements is that they don't pay very well.

Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Blackhawk specials launched

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk and Jeep Grand Cherokee Blackhawk special editions have arrived in Australia, bringing a host of sinister styling enhancements to the American brand’s top-selling SUVs. The Cherokee gets the Blackhawk treatment for the first time in Australia, while the Grand Cherokee Blackhawk returns for 2015 after previously proving popular with local buyers. […]

Peugeot 308 Touring range could gain sub-$30K option and GT flagship

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The unprecedented popularity of the Peugeot 308 Touring range has led the French brand to consider new additions to the wagon line-up. CarAdvice can reveal that the brand’s importer and distributor, Sime Darby, is planning a rethink of the Peugeot 308 Touring range, and there are likely some changes coming for the regular 308 hatchback […]

2016 Porsche Boxster facelift spied, will have turbo flat-four engines – report

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The 2016 facelift for the Porsche Boxster has been spotted by our photographers outside the company’s headquarters in Zuffenhausen, Germany. While the visual updates are quite mild, more dramatic changes are being wrought under the skin. According to Car, the updated Boxster and Cayman models will be powered almost exclusively by a suite of turbocharged […]

Ferrari F12 facelift photographed completely undisguised

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A photo has surfaced on the internet of, what’s claimed to be, a completely undisguised pre-production model of the upcoming Ferrari F12 update. This photo was originally posted by Cavallino Rampante (Prancing Horse in Italian) on Facebook. It’s believed that the photo was taken at a car park at Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello. In terms […]

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