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Denny Norton, of Ringwood based Performance Unlimited, said changing your vehicle's oil regularly is a great way to extend the life of your engine.
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Your engine needs just a little TLC to keep on keeping on

Maybe you don’t exactly love you car’s engine. You may start the car and start driving while hardly considering your engine at all. But, if … Read more ›

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Visit Lake County Wins a Bronze Telly Award

Visit Lake County Wins a Bronze Telly Award33rd Annual Telly Awards honors the very best commercials, videos, films and Internet work Lake County, IL, June … Read more ›

Agnes and Emerson Chang stand next to whale bones in Antarctica weeks after Agnes Chang underwent a lumpectomy. (Photo submitted by Emerson Chang))

Cancer patient travels to Antarctica between treatments

Agnes Chang and her husband of nearly 50 years, Emerson, had been planning a trip to Antarctica for three years. They didn’t plan on cancer, … Read more ›


Planners want Route 53 extension to have minimal environmental impact; funding remains uncertain

Planners envision a different kind of roadway to carry motorists north through central Lake County, with minimal impact to the wetland environment that area residents … Read more ›

An inexpensive hydrometer, such as this, is available at almost any auto parts store. However, for a more thorough examination of your cooling system before summer, you may want to bring your car in to a certified auto repair shop, such as Performance Unlimited in Ringwood.
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Will your antifreeze perform as well as a coolant this summer?

Well, your antifreeze kept your engine block from freezing and cracking last winter. How should you reward it? How about giving it a physical examination … Read more ›

Metra riders, many with backpacks and rolling bags, exit trains Friday downtown. Metra is advising passengers on all its lines that they will be subject to screening and restrictions on what they can carry on trains during the NATO summit. (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune / May 11, 2012)

Metra: Customers will face screenings, searches during NATO summit

Forget that cup of coffee or water bottle. And leave your backpack at home. Those are among the messages Metra is sending to riders who … Read more ›

Metra hit with suit over multiple-ride passes

A suburban commuter has sued Metra to get back money he — and millions of other passengers — lose when their multiple-ride passes expire before … Read more ›

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Longer tire wear with timely rotations

Have you rotated your tires lately? If not, maybe you should. “Rotating your tires will extend the life of the tires while ensuring safer driving,” … Read more ›

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What kind of parts is your mechanic using? Aftermarket parts are not always cost effective

The bad news was that your car threw its timing belt. But, once you recover from the sticker shock of an operation such as that, … Read more ›

Illinois to spend less on highways and arterial streets

Spending on highways and arterial streets maintained by the state will decline about 20 percent overall in Illinois in the next six years under an … Read more ›