CHICAGO -- Just after smashed-up vehicles were cleared from an empty lot on the Near South Side Sunday night, an SUV carrying two adults flipped over nearby, slipping off the road after it hit the same patch of nearly-invisible black ice near a Dan Ryan exit ramp. Luckily no one was injured, but the crashes are reminders that being on the roads this time of year requires drivers to be even more vigilant in watching out for potentially dangerous conditions.
CHICAGO -- Whether it’s at the airport, over the roads, or on the rails, a new AAA report out Thursday predicts more than 50 million people will travel 50 miles or more next week, making up the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in 12 years. The result: experts say travel times over the long weekend could be three times as long as normal. Most travel will happen on the roads. AAA and global transportation analytics company INRIX are predicting huge traffic jams in the Chicago area.
Which corner you’ll take in this fight really depends on what portion of the pavement you place yourself. One side says drivers are the problem:I don’t think they pay enough attention to cyclists and pedestrians. They don’t pay attention to their surroundings especially with the bike lanes. They’re never nice.. they either leave you alone or they honk or flip you off.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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