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What makes a car American? Components?

What is an American car? What makes a car American? The name? I don’t think so. Many “foreign” cars have manufacturing facilities in this country. Yes, profits go back to the owning foreign country, but wages go to American workers.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Buy U.S. automobiles, keep jobs and dollars here

The second most expensive item purchased in our lives, next to buying a home, is an automobile.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Cruise to Whiting for Hollywood cars and fireworks tonight

WHITING | Cruise over to 119th Street in downtown Whiting today from 5 to 9 p.m. for a special Cruise Night show planned in honor of the City of Whiting’s 125th anniversary celebration. Admission is free.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Schepel Buick GMC continues award-winning ways

Around the time when General Motors prepares to announce its dealers of the year, Tom VanProoyen, the vice president and general manager of Schepel Buick GMC, can’t help but hold his breath before winning dealers are announced.

June 27, 2014 5:15 am Photos

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Actually, that car looks better than its driver

"When you drive this car, you're going to get a lot of looks!" Statements like that will have new car buyers jumping off the couch.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
Hobart car dealership owner was beloved by community

Hobart car dealership owner was beloved by community

HOBART | The world lost a monument of a man Monday with the death of Isakson Motors owner Rob Isakson, NWI Auto Trade Association Secretary/Treasurer Sharon Burke said.

April 23, 2014 3:24 pm

Illinois businessman expected to plead guilty in car scheme

HAMMOND | A man accused of being involved in a scheme to fraudulently obtain and resell cars pleaded guilty Wednesday, according to court records.  

January 30, 2014 7:45 pm

Advance Auto Parts opens store in DeMotte

DEMOTTE | Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items, has opened a store in DeMotte at 400 North Halleck St. across from Tysen’s Grocery.

November 09, 2013 3:03 pm
Rumored Ford production shift has not materialized

Rumored Ford production shift has not materialized

Detroit media and automotive blogs have been reporting for nearly a year the production of Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS will moved from Hegewisch to a Michigan plant, but the shift has not come to fruition.

September 18, 2013 2:52 pm
Relevant statistics for Indiana's auto industry

Relevant statistics for Indiana's auto industry

How Indiana has emerged as a leader in national rankings

August 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cars, utilities lift U.S. industrial output in March

WASHINGTON | U.S. industrial output rose in March as cold weather kept utilities busy generating heat and a surge in auto production helped offset broader weakness in manufacturing.

April 16, 2013 3:23 pm
Christenson Chevrolet to unveil expansion

Christenson Chevrolet to unveil expansion

HIGHLAND | March brings the start of spring, basketball frenzy and the wearing of the green on St. Patrick’s Day.

February 28, 2013 3:30 pm Photos

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Winter Salt Treat Road Concerns

Winter Salt Treat Road Concerns

Blends of salt and chemical combinations create better options today for not only keeping winter roads safe, but also to prevent harm to vehicles and vegetation.

January 24, 2013 12:00 am

If we ban what might hurt us, so long automobiles

In response to Larry Gill's letter, nothing in the preamble to the Constitution can "win out" over a constitutional right. The preamble states, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common d…

January 14, 2013 12:00 am
BMW 3 Series moves 4-cylinders

BMW 3 Series moves 4-cylinders

German automaker BMW dials its “Ultimate Driving Machine” down to four cylinders with the 2012 BMW 328i sedan.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

The 2012 Volvo C30 features a large glass hatch and tall rear lamps.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

Volvo takes a tall order to highlight the XC60 sport utility and C30 two-door hatchback Polestar R-Design vehicles.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

Rear styling highlights Volvo R-Design

Curvaceous contours and LED tail lights accent the 2012 Volvo XC60 Polestar R-Design.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am

Mill Street Car Cruises resume Saturday under Lowell Lions Club sponsorship

LOWELL | The Mill Street Car Cruises return Saturday under the Lowell Lions Club banner.

April 30, 2012 8:15 pm
Driver woman showing new car keys

Driver woman showing new car keys

Woman driver holding car keys driving her new car. Beautiful multiracial young woman.

February 21, 2012 9:28 am
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