Special prosecutor wants to examine Plainfield man’s vehicle in fatal car crash case

A special prosecutor said he wants to examine a truck driven by a Plainfield man facing drunk driving charges in connection with a deadly car crash that led to the death of a Berwyn police officer.

On Tuesday, Special Prosecutor Bill Elward of the State’s Attorney’s Appellate Prosecutor’s Office told Judge Ben Braun during a court hearing for Joliet police officer Erin Zilka, 36, that the owner of a Nissan truck driven by Rodrigo Marin, 43, has sought the return of the vehicle. Elward said he spoke with Zilka’s attorney Jeff Tomczak about the issue.

“I’ve instructed the state police not to do that until both myself and Mr. Tomczak had a chance to take a look at the vehicle,” Elward said.

Zilka and Marin were arrested following a multi-vehicle car crash on Interstate 55 that led to the death of Berwyn police officer Charles Schauer, 33, who was a

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The Bull Case For Auto E-Commerce

Auto stocks have been among the most volatile in the market in 2020. One Wall Street analyst upgraded online auto retailers Vroom Inc (NASDAQ: VRM) and Carvana Co (NYSE: CVNA) on Tuesday following sharp September pullbacks.

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The Vroom, Carvana Analyst: Goldman Sachs analyst Daniel Powell upgraded Vroom from Hold to Buy and raised the price target from $52 to $60.


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Powell also upgraded Carvana from Hold to Buy and raised the price target from $178 to $205.

The Vroom, Carvana Takeaways: Online auto sales will likely be a long-term growth industry, and that growth has been accelerated by the pandemic, Powell said in a Tuesday upgrade note.

Both Carvana and Vroom are among the leading national players in a highly fragmented market, and the analyst said both companies are in a position to gain market share from the more than 40,000 dealers that sell

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Rick Case, car dealer and man behind NSU arena, dies at 77


Rick Case, the founder and CEO of The Rick Case Automotive Group, died at age 77. Rick (right) and his wife Rita (left) have raised millions for charity. 

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Rick Case, the Broward car dealer entrepreneur and major philanthropist, has died at 77 years old, according to the Miami Herald’s news partner CBS 4.

Case died Monday after battling cancer, a Rick Case Automotive Group spokesperson told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. He passed in his home.

Case was the founder and CEO of The Rick Case Automotive Group, which is based in Sunrise and spanned 16 dealerships in Florida, Georgia and Ohio, according to the group’s website.

Case opened his first car dealership in 1962 in Akron, Ohio. In 1985, he and his wife Rita moved to Fort Lauderdale, where they opened the first Hyundai and Acura dealership in the United States, according to the company’s website.

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France, Sweden Confirm Novichok Poisoning In Alexei Navalny Case: Germany

Alexei Navalny fell ill on a domestic flight last month and was treated in a Siberian hospital.

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The German government said Monday that laboratories in France and Sweden have confirmed its own findings that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement that Germany had asked France and Sweden “for an independent review of the German evidence (of Novichok poisoning) on the basis of new samples from Mr Navalny,” who is receiving treatment in Berlin.

“The results of this review at specialised laboratories in France and Sweden are now available and confirm the German evidence (of Novichok poisoning),” Seibert said.

He said Germany was still waiting for the outcome of a separate evaluation by the OPCW global chemical weapons watchdog.

On the basis of the findings by the three European laboratories, however, Seibert said

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