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The state is set to receive more than $100 million in a settlement from Volkswagen after the automaker admitted to cheating on emission tests.

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Two women acting as ride-hailing service drivers have reportedly robbed multiple riders at gunpoint across the Near North Side in recent months, according to the Chicago Police Department.

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(Courtesy Chicago Department of Aviation)

For the fifth straight year, dozens of animals have returned to O’Hare International Airport, where they are helping to clear invasive vegetation that can harbor wildlife and pose risks to aircrafts during takeoff. 

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Authorities are looking for two to three men they believe are responsible for five robberies in the area this month.

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Sadie Colbert / Released)

Starting next summer, people caught texting while driving will be cited with a moving violation that will go on their driving record – even if it’s their first offense.

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In Illinois last year, more than 2,300 bridges were classified as “structurally deficient” – including three spanning Lake Shore Drive. We talk aging infrastructure in Chicago and beyond.

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A rendering shows a dedicated bus lane adjacent to Lake Shore Drive.

It is perhaps Chicago’s most iconic roadway, and it’s certainly among the busiest. Could dedicating a lane to buses ease congestion on Lake Shore Drive?

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Chicago is the crossroads of rail traffic in the U.S., but the area’s railroad infrastructure has failed to keep up with increasing traffic. How a new project will address one of the biggest problems in Chicago’s antiquated rail system.

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(Eric Fischer / Flickr)

In its investigative series “Driven Into Debt,” ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ found Chicago has issued 20,000 duplicate tickets since 2007. We speak with the reporters who broke the story.

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As Chicago tries to become a more bike-friendly city, a transportation journalist offers his own, low-stress routes.

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Elon Musk’s proposal calls for an underground system that transports travelers on pods at speeds of 125-150 mph. (Credit: The Boring Company)

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has vowed to get started on digging an 18-mile tunnel from Block 37 to O’Hare airport in the next three to four months. We discuss the plan with Deputy Mayor of Chicago Robert Rivkin.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company wins a bid to build high-speed transportation from downtown Chicago to O’Hare. How technologically and economically feasible is the plan? That story and more with Paris Schutz and guests Steve Daniels, Derrick Blakley, Becky Vevea and Rick Telander.

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Each pod would hold 8-16 people. (Credit: The Boring Company)

The concept sounds like it was lifted straight out of science fiction, but billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk says he is going to make it happen.

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(Chicago Tonight file photo)

When it comes to road safety, Illinois is one of the top states in the country, according to a report from personal finance website WalletHub. But the state got poor marks in other safety categories.

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(Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Could the Midwest soon be connected to a futuristic transit option? We visit one company’s hyperloop test site in the Nevada desert.

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chicago Tonight file photo)

A group of 13 attorneys general are speaking out against a Trump administration proposal to reduce penalties for automakers that violate fuel efficiency standards. 

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