Chicagoland dealerships beset with new car theftsFeb. 1
Former Mitsubishi plant in Ill. may house startup automakerDec. 9, 2016
The former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Ill., soon could be purchased by little-known startup automotive firm Rivian Automotive. Rivian is in discussions to buy the plant, which was shuttered in May, and invest up to $175 million in it by 2024 and create 500 jobs by 2021, the state said.
Volkswagen sued by Illinois over diesel emissionsNov. 7, 2016
Illinois filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen for tampering with emissions controls in Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles, becoming the 19th U.S. state to take legal action against the German automaker.
ADESA, Manheim refocus on physical auctions in ChicagoOct. 31, 2016
Arrest made in shootings at UAW local in ChicagoJune 8, 2016
A man has been arrested and charged in the shootings of two UAW officials who represent Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant. William Cowart, 50, was charged on Saturday with aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm, Chicago police said in a statement late Tuesday.
Two UAW local officials at Ford Chicago plant shot outside union hallJune 4, 2016
FCA shutdown of car plant extended by three more weeksMarch 7, 2016
ZF TRW sells fasteners unit for $450 millionJan. 25, 2016
Managers monitor calls to save businessJan. 18, 2016
Since Phillips Chevrolet in northern Illinois started requiring managers to listen to at least one employee-customer phone call a day, 10 to 15 customer experiences a month in sales or service have been saved. The two stores' customer satisfaction scores also have risen by about 20 percent.
Mitsubishi abandons effort to sell U.S. plant to rival automakerJan. 7, 2016
Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia, S.E. Asia after closing U.S. plantJuly 27, 2015
Mitsubishi will focus production on Japan, Russia and Southeast Asia after closing its U.S. plant, the automaker's president, Tetsuro Aikawa, said. Mitsubishi currently builds cars in Thailand and the Philippines and will open a factory in Indonesia.
Mitsubishi throws in towel on fading eraJuly 27, 2015
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s decision last week to sell its only U.S. assembly plant illustrates an emerging new-world order in car production. Mitsubishi's Normal, Ill., plant was part of a wave of Asian-brand joint-venture auto plants in North America that opened in the 1980s and 1990s to do whatever was necessary to crack the all-important U.S. retail market.