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Oct 07, 2014, 00:01 ET Imperfect Hands-Free Systems Can Lead to Perfect Storm for Driver Distraction

 With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that these popular new...


Oct 03, 2014, 02:30 ET AAA: IL/IN Drivers Continue to Save at the Pump

Gas price averages across Illinois and Indiana continue to drop heading into the fall season. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on...


Sep 25, 2014, 02:30 ET AAA Chicago: 3 in 5 people in Illinois/Indiana will travel during the fall

 While the summer travel season is over, a new survey of shows those in Illinois and Indiana are not ready to put away their luggage. According...


Sep 09, 2014, 01:00 ET Back to (Driving) School: More Crashes and Convictions for Teens that Skip Driver Ed

 Although vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, fewer new drivers are participating in what used to be considered a rite...


Jun 06, 2014, 03:30 ET AAA: Gas Prices Rise as Summer Travel off to a Hot Start

 The majority of Illinois residents (75 percent) plan to kick start the summer travel season by taking at least one...


May 16, 2014, 09:58 ET AAA: After a Harsh Winter More Americans to Start Summer Travel Season with a Memorial Day Getaway

 AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent...


May 01, 2014, 03:30 ET AAA: IL/IN Gas Prices Continue to Rise

Gas prices continue to rise as Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $3.89 and $3.73 respectively for a gallon of regular...


Apr 01, 2014, 03:30 ET AAA: Gas Prices Continue to Rise Across Illinois and Indiana

 Gas prices continued to rise in March and both Illinois and Indiana were among the states with the largest price increases over the previous...


Jan 17, 2014, 08:00 ET AAA Chicago Five and Four Diamond Hotels and Restaurants Announced

 AAA Chicago today announced the seven restaurants and four lodgings named as AAA Five Diamond Award designees for 2014 in Illinois and...


Dec 17, 2013, 00:01 ET AAA Chicago: Year-End Holiday Travel Expected to Increase for the Fifth Consecutive Year to 94.5 Million Travelers

AAA projects 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 0.6 percent from...


Nov 20, 2013, 10:00 ET AAA Chicago: 43.4 Million Americans to Travel for Thanksgiving; Slight Decline from Last Year

AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5 percent...


Oct 21, 2013, 00:02 ET AAA: Prepare Your Teen for All Driving Challenges

As Teen Driver Safety Week kicks off (October 20-26, 2013), AAA reminds parents of the critical role they play to ensure their teen receives...


Oct 04, 2013, 02:32 ET AAA: Pink Tow Truck to Service Chicagoland Motorists in October

 Stranded motorists shouldn't be surprised if they see a pink tow truck coming to their aid. For the second time in AAA's more than 110-year...


Oct 01, 2013, 02:32 ET AAA: Illinois and Indiana Gas Prices Drop, Autumn Outlook Positive

 Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana have dropped significantly  with drivers currently paying on average, $3.48 and $3.34...


Sep 17, 2013, 00:01 ET AAA Notes Top 12 Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make as Child Passenger Safety Week Kicks Off

 Thirty years after the enactment of Illinois' first child safety seat law, marked progress with caregivers striving to learn proper car seat...


Sep 09, 2013, 10:19 ET AAA: Gas Prices Fall as Summer Driving Season Comes to a Close

Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are falling slightly as the summer driving season comes to an end. Illinois and Indiana drivers are...


Aug 20, 2013, 00:01 ET 34.1 Million Traveling for Labor Day Says AAA, Highest Since Recession Driven Decline

AAA Travel projects 34.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase...


Jul 02, 2013, 03:02 ET AAA: Illinois and Indiana Gas Prices Drop in Time for July Fourth Travel

Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are finally dropping after months of sharp price increases. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently...


Jun 12, 2013, 06:00 ET Think You Know All About Distracted Driving? Think Again, Says AAA

DOWNLOADABLE BROLL: Click Here Hands-free technologies might make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone, or even use Facebook...


Jun 05, 2013, 03:28 ET AAA Chicago: Illinois and Indiana Gas Prices Continue High Streak

Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are continuing on a high streak. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average, $4.05...


May 22, 2013, 10:32 ET AAA Chicago: Slight Decrease in Memorial Day Travel

AAA Travel projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease...


May 01, 2013, 03:32 ET AAA Chicago: Gas Prices Climb Heading into May

 Gas price averages for Illinois and Indiana are continuing on a high streak. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average,...


Apr 29, 2013, 03:32 ET AAA Urges Legislators to Vote Against Speed Limit Bill

AAA urges Illinois legislators to vote no on SB 2356, which would increase the speed limit to 70 mph on Illinois' roadways. The bill has already...


Apr 18, 2013, 12:19 ET AAA Chicago: Steps to Take in a Flood

Flooding can create extremely dangerous driving conditions for motorists on roadways.  AAA Chicago advises motorists to prepare themselves and...


Mar 26, 2013, 09:14 ET AAA Auto Buying Experts Select Top Vehicles For Commuters

Chicagoland motorists are no strangers to congestion, long commutes and high gas prices. With peak commute times of 44 minutes* each way and gas...