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Rivian CEO Says Electric-Truck Startup to Make Ford Platform – Crain’s Chicago Business

(Bloomberg) — Rivian Automotive Inc., the electric-truck startup backed by Amazon.com Inc. and Ford Motor Co., will provide the “skateboard” platform for a premium, high-performance electric Ford vehicle, its top…

Making yellow school buses a little more green – Chicago Tribune

On Dec. 16, Dominion Energy, a utility based in Richmond, Virginia, announced that it had chosen Thomas Built Buses, one of the oldest school bus manufacturers in the United States,…

Boeing’s Huge 777-9X Airplane Takes Its First Flight – CBS Chicago

(CNN) — The world’s longest and largest twin-engine airliner, the Boeing 777-9X, has finally taken to the skies for its maiden flight, offering a ray of hope for the troubled…

Republican senate candidates disagree about whether a border wall is the solution to illegal immigration – Chicago Daily Herald

The five Republicans running for the chance to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin all call for stronger efforts to thwart illegal immigration -- but they disagree about whether a…

Tech Q&A: Fixing Bluetooth music in your car – telegraphherald.com

Question: When my iPhone connects to my car via Bluetooth, iTunes will play two songs, then skip through about 25 songs. It will then play two more songs, then skip…

Yelp launches new hygiene alerts to flag restaurants in Chicago and LA with the worst health inspection results – telegraphherald.com

Yelp has started flagging restaurants with the worst health inspection violations, a feature it hopes will motivate businesses to clean up their acts if they want to keep operating. The…

Mid-Ohio planners, West Virginia University push for hyperloop certification facility – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Chicago Cubs: The electronic strike zone is coming to baseball – Cubbies Crib

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) The electronic strike zone graced headlines this week – as the Cubs and the other 29 big league teams briefly believed it would be coming…

Ulrich spring exhibition explores the pros and cons of technology – Wichita State Sunflower

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STEM conference for girls at Illinois Math and Science Academy focuses on careers and mentoring – Chicago Tribune

Charity Kane and her daughter, Ava, of Woodridge, attended IMSA's Girls IN2 STEM Conference Saturday in Aurora. Kane said she wanted her daughter to know that girls "should be accepted…

Chicago PD’s predictive policing tool has been shut down after 8 years of catastrophically bad results – Boing Boing

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Chicago faces Cleveland on 3-game road skid – Oklahoman.com

LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 2-8, averaging 106.7 points, 43.9 rebounds, 22 assists, 5.9 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged…