Screw Everything, Let's Watch Some Burnouts And Shit

You know what? I just want to see some nutbars in drift cars do some loud-ass burnouts and pull some huge skids. Oh look, here's a video of just what I'm looking for. » 10/03/13 1:00pm 10/03/13 1:00pm

Some Jackass Stole A New Firetruck And Crashed It

When Williamson County, Ill. firefighters saw one of their trucks overturned in a ditch, they feared that one of their compadres had gotten into a wreck and might have been hurt. » 9/07/12 3:00pm 9/07/12 3:00pm

Don't Scream 'Is This Your First Fire?' At The Firefighter Trying To…

If our vintage classic car was getting incinerated in a trailer, we'd be pretty upset, but we wouldn't scream "is this your first fire?!" at the responding firefighters, unlike this vocal Illinois woman. » 8/07/12 4:30pm 8/07/12 4:30pm

To The Person Who Bought My Neon On Craigslist: I Didn't Lie To You But…

It's good for a Craigslist seller to advise potential victims customers of any problems there might be with the car that's for sale before it's been sold. » 7/24/12 12:20pm 7/24/12 12:20pm

Audi Dealer's Brilliant Billboard Warns Of R8 GT Sale

A Chicago-area Audi dealer has pulled off the rare hat trick of combining a manufacturer ad, a public-service announcement, and some serious ego gratification for an R8 GT customer by putting up this billboard. » 1/06/12 12:00pm 1/06/12 12:00pm

Firefighter uses Facebook to tell wrong-way drivers: "Don't be an…

When the Ladd, Ill., fire department called for backup to a highway crash, two firefighters found their route blocked by drivers going the wrong way on the shoulder to escape the backup. Their 21st-century response: Bitching out the drivers on Facebook. » 8/10/11 12:00pm 8/10/11 12:00pm

Gas hits $4.03 a gallon in Illinois

The price of gas is fast approaching the $4 a gallon level nationwide. Already in the state of Illinois, average gas prices even went beyond that psychological level — hitting $4.03 for a gallon of go-juice. » 4/13/11 8:30am 4/13/11 8:30am

Teenager builds life-size Mustang out of snow

In a pitch to get his own Mustang convertible, Tom Murphy, 16, of Manteno, Ill., spent 16 hours building a life-sized replica out of snow, with his father assisting in on the interior and snow chauffeur.. Just tell us you gave it a stick. » 2/21/11 9:30am 2/21/11 9:30am

Four Of Five Alexander County, Illinois Police Cruisers Repossessed

Four of five police cruisers in Alexander County, Illinois have been repossessed by the local bank. The fifth is in the shop for repairs. The local Sheriff and his deputies are patrolling in loaners. [CBS] » 10/13/09 2:45pm 10/13/09 2:45pm

Illinois State Trooper Takes Seized Charger SRT8 Home

The Illinois State Police nabbed a Dodge Charger SRT8 from a DUI stop and gave it to one of their own for personal and business use. The kicker? It wasn't the first time. » 5/07/09 3:20pm 5/07/09 3:20pm

Official Obama License Plates Make President Jump Shark

Illinois continues to push President Obama as a full-time celebrity with commemorative license plates with a curiously short lifetime. » 2/16/09 4:30pm 2/16/09 4:30pm

Illinois Mayor Party-Poops On Hilarious Stop Signs

Planners in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn had a little fun when putting up stop signs and now that fun is done thanks to a party-pooping mayor. The signs are the standard issue octagons, but included are funny catchphrases and song lyrics that commonly accompany the word "stop." The hijinks include "Stop In The… » 5/02/08 4:00pm 5/02/08 4:00pm

Berwyn Car Spindle Up For Sale!

We were all quite sad when we learned that the Cermak Plaza Shopping Center overlords had decided to remove the legendary Berwyn Car Spindle from their property. But now the Berwyn Spindle may be relocated... to your front yard! Yes, it's up for sale on eBay, with a starting bid of $50,000 (and a shipping cost of… » 4/14/08 8:00am 4/14/08 8:00am

Google Street View Dishes Up Another Fascinating Slice-O-Life


Now, we can't say for sure what sort of transaction was captured on film by the Google Street View photography vehicle; perhaps the Illinois gentleman with the roll of bills is negotiating for the purchase of an 80s Ford LTD. Whatever it is, we're seeing free enterprise in glorious effect here. Take that, Commies!… » 3/25/08 10:00am 3/25/08 10:00am

Virginia Leads Nation In Vanity License Plates

Fully 10 percent of American vanity license plates can be found in the home state of George Washington and the Central Intelligence Agency. A whopping 16% of license plates issued by the state are of the vanity variety; this can be explained by the cheapness ($10) and online ease with which such plates can be… » 11/12/07 5:00pm 11/12/07 5:00pm

Four-Year-Old Leaps From Repo'd Excursion

A Repo Man's life is always intense, but a line of some sort gets crossed when he reeps a car with the owner's kid still inside. Four-year-old Fashawn Parker, of Naperville, IL, was in the Excursion when the crew from Helping Hand Acceptance rolled up with a tow truck. The kid figured he'd better get out, so he jumped… » 9/11/07 10:30am 9/11/07 10:30am

Blasphemy! Berwyn Car Spindle To Be Replaced By Walgreen's!

Known as the "Car Kabob" or the "Eight Car Pileup," the impaled-car sculpture at a shopping mall in Berwyn, Illinois, has brought joy to millions (well, at least hundreds). And now, like so many good things in life, it's slated for annihilation in the name of "progress." Fight the power!

'Wayne's World' landmark to… » 7/11/07 2:30pm 7/11/07 2:30pm

Great Big Gobs Of Greasy Grimy Pig Parts Close Illinois Highway

It started out as a normal workday for Hassan Ware of Bolingbrook IL, just hauling a truckload of pig ears, pig feet, and pig feet to... well, you know how you're not supposed to think about what goes into a hot dog? Right. Anyway, we assume the ICC was a-checkin' on down the line, and Mr. Ware was probably a little… » 7/02/07 11:30am 7/02/07 11:30am

Can You Identify The Cars On The Berwyn Car Spindle?

We'll spot you the Fox Fairmont, and several of the others are slam-dunks for any semi-knowledgeable car geek. But who can identify all eight cars on the very famous Car Spindle, located in a shopping mall parking lot in Berwyn, Illinois? Come on, it's way more fun than slaving in The Man's vile salt mines on a fine… » 6/25/07 10:15am 6/25/07 10:15am

Illinois Town Enacts Lame Seizure Ordinance

Beginning next month the city of Oak Forest, IL will assert its right to appropriate your vehicle. Those accused of a number of crimes, including vandalism, shoplifting, armed robbery on down to forgetting one's driver's license will have their cars seized until a $500 bond can be posted. If the city-extorted cash… » 5/30/07 3:45pm 5/30/07 3:45pm