Locally made Ford vehicles posted huge sales gains last month despite fears that the government shutdown would spook car-buyers away from dealership lots.
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.
Local auto manufacturers and parts suppliers took shorter breaks this summer, so that production could keep pace with revved up sales.
Lear Corp. has been running around the clock to keep up with the red-hot sales of the Ford Explorer sports utility vehicle, and is accelerating its production.
CHICAGO | The nation’s improved economy and the sales of Police Interceptors has the Ford Chicago Assembly plant working at maximum capacity.
A federal safety regulator has opened an investigation into reports of sticking throttles from a detached cruise control cable on Ford Taurus vehicles.
Higher post-recession operating levels in the automotive industry has helped Lear Corp.'s manufacturing plant meet employment projections. "Right now, we're basically going full-steam," a union leader said about the production activity.
HAMMOND | Higher post-recession operating levels in the automotive industry has helped Lear Corp.'s seat manufacturing plant meet employment projections set last year.
Ford Motor Co. said it could add a third shift at the Chicago Assembly Plant as part of a commitment to add 5,750 new jobs companywide following a tentative contract agreement reached last week with the United Auto Workers.
Ford Motor Co. said it could add a third shift at the Chicago Assembly Plant as part of a commitment to add 5,750 new jobs companywide following a tentative contract agreement reached Tuesday with the United Auto Workers.
Illinois State Police investigators have charged Lynwood Village Clerk Roel "Roy" Valle in connection with the Feb. 4 fatal crash on Ill. 394 that killed a Chicago woman.
LANSING | Village officials, who have postponed purchase of squad cars for the Police Department the past three years, are now in a rush to get their hands on 13 new vehicles.
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