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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 06, 2014

Illinois’ Red Light On Sunday Car Sales

This story was produced with Curious City, a news-gathering experiment from WBEZ that's designed to satisfy your curiosities.

By Lauren Chooljian

A car salesman speaks with a customer at the Apple Chevrolet dealership in Orland Park, Ill., Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. Automakers report U.S. sales for February on Tuesday.

Judging by how many transportation-related questions Curious City receives, we denizens of the Chicago region are obsessed with getting around and will ask about any stumbling blocks — legal or otherwise — that threaten to get in our way.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 19, 2014

Captain Apologizes As Death Toll Rises In S. Korea Ferry Accident

By Bill Chappell

A relative sits in a gym in South Korea to await news.

Divers searching a sunken South Korean ferry have found three more bodies, bringing the number of victims to 32. Since the ship sank Wednesday, difficult conditions have complicated recovery efforts; heavy cranes have arrived that can shift the ferry, but officials say they'll wait to use them until they're sure none of the hundreds still missing managed to survive.





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