Auto shop

“It was just flawless:” Local auto store owners and volunteers rebuild Kaleb Duckworth’s truck in his honor

Several local auto shop owners and volunteers gathered on Saturday August 21 to rebuild and modernize Kaleb Duckworth’s truck in honor of the 19-year-old who tragically lost his life in July following a fight at the Dawson County Applebee Restaurant. Business owners and volunteers spent the whole day repairing and modernizing Kaleb’s truck. (photo courtesy […]

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Auto store hit by ‘heartbreaking’ burglary | News

A 25-year-old Audubon man is suspected of breaking into the Manning service center last month, stealing a large quantity of tools, other items and a van, and sending this truck in the Nishnabotna river. Zeth Lee Petersen is accused of entering an adjacent building and forcing an interior door to break into the auto repair […]

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Wilmington Hughes Bros. auto and tire store, founded in 1921, turns 100

Much has changed in Wilmington over the years, and it seems the list is growing every day. Amidst all of these changes, however, the towering red-and-white awning of the Hughes Bros. auto and tire store. of 11th and Market streets remained constant, as did the business below. Hughes Bros., which opened in 1921, this year […]

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Hundreds of Chicago-area auto mechanics strike amid contract talks deadlock – NBC Chicago

More than 800 auto mechanics at dozens of Chicago-area auto dealerships are on strike after rejecting a new contract offer from an agency representing the companies this week. The mechanics, represented by IAM Mechanics Local 701, quit work and were on the picket line for nearly two days after rejecting the latest offer. “We are […]

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State Representative Walsh praises government for law protecting auto mechanics

JOLIET, IL – State Representative Larry Walsh, Jr. (D-Joliet-86th) expressed satisfaction with the passage of Bill 3940, which Governor JB Pritzker enacted last Thursday. The legislation is designed to ensure that auto mechanics at dealerships are paid fairly for their skilled work. “Protecting middle-class jobs for hard-working men and women remains our top priority,” Walsh […]

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Fighting climate change is auto mechanics, not science fiction (Opinion)

The United States can begin to take the biggest step of any country in the fight against climate change. The President must establish tough rules that reinstate and then tighten the tailpipe emissions standards that President Donald Trump rejected while setting us on the right track to gradually introduce a new fleet of all-electric cars […]