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PENFIELD, Ill. — The I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Club started in 1976 at the Bill White farm, south of Alvin. The five founding members of the club were: Bill White, Harvey Phillips, Dave, Daniel and Richard Allison.

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PARIS (AP) — Fiat Chrysler proposed on May 27 to merge with France’s Renault to create the world’s third-biggest automaker and combine their investments in the race to make new electric and autonomous vehicles.

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Small luxury SUVs are one of the fastest-growing luxury vehicle types in recent years. They already represent 21.8% of luxury vehicles sold this year, according to Edmunds data. In 2009, they were just 8.7%.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A transportation company is betting its sleek new hydrogen-powered electric flying vehicles will someday serve as taxis, cargo carriers and ambulances of the sky, but experts say they will have to clear a number of regulatory hurdles before being approved for takeoff years…

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KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Angelle Vanderwarf is the type of girl who doesn’t mind picking up a wrench and getting her hands dirty, despite her manicured and glitter-painted nails.

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BEACH PARK, Ill. — The Lake County Health Department is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the health impacts of an anhydrous ammonia spill that occurred in Beach Park on April 25.

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BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — A tractor driver was towing tanks of ammonia from a farm in Wisconsin to a farm in Illinois when the chemical leaked, creating a toxic gas cloud that injured dozens of people in a Chicago suburb, authorities said April 26.

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NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A school bus driver. An art teacher. A college student. The three women from different backgrounds have the same goal: to get their Class A Commercial Drivers License and drive big rigs.

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Car shoppers often spend too much. But the culprit isn’t necessarily shady dealership practices, deceptive advertising or plain old bad luck. Instead, many simply end up buying more vehicle than they actually need.

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NOKOMIS, Ill. — On April 13, Aumann Auctions Inc. will be offering a rare opportunity to own a piece of American History — the 1925 Ford 5/8 size tractor that Henry Ford built for his grandchildren will be offered to the public.

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TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s fiscal third quarter profit plunged to $12.6 billion, about a fifth of what the Japanese automaker earned the previous year, despite relatively solid sales, the Japanese automaker said.

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler said Feb. 6 that fourth-quarter net profit fell 49 percent to $1.87 billion as its Mercedes-Benz luxury car business was buffeted by trade conflict, diesel woes and costs for developing new models and technologies.

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co.’s fiscal third-quarter profit fell 71 percent from a year earlier as growing incentives, an unfavorable exchange rate and flat vehicle sales offset gains from cost cuts, the company said.

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DETROIT (AP) — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Jan. 10 it is cutting jobs in Europe as it reshapes its business to focus on more profitable commercial trucks and SUVs while shifting production to electric cars over the longer term.

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors strengthened its pretax profit estimate for 2018 and predicted even stronger performance for this year as it executives made a presentation to investors on Jan. 11.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler agreed on Jan. 10 to pay hundreds of millions of dollars, including a $300 million fine to the U.S. government, to settle allegations that the Italian-American automaker cheated on emissions tests.

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It’s often difficult, nigh impossible, to pick a favorite car among a field of show cars of all types and model years. How can you compare a sixth-generation Camaro, for instance, to a perfectly-restored, 1932 Model A Ford? It’s like comparing apples to oranges. No, it’s more like comparing apples to aircraft carriers!