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Daycare center left damaged after being struck by stolen car on Chicago’s South Side

Car crashes into South Side daycare


Car crashes into South Side daycare

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A car slammed into a daycare center on the city’s South Side overnight.

The crash left damage outside of the daycare in Calumet Heights along Stony Island near 88th Street.

Tamera Fair, the CEO of Premier Child Care Centers, said she found out about the crash around 10:30 pm Saturday.

She says police told her that the car was stolen.

“Whoever crashed it fled the scene. The keys were in the car, no broken windows, the steering column was not tampered with. So, we really don’t know what happened. We’re going to ask our neighbors if we can look at their cameras and see if we can get some answers from there,” she said.

Fair says this isn’t the first time a crash like this has happened.

They’re waiting on the Building Department to find out if they can reopen on Monday.

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Is your new car on a storage compound? Inside Kia’s scheme to deliberately withhold deliveries

New Kia vehicles that have arrived from overseas are sitting on a storage lot in Wolverton, Ont., purposely locked up even though customers have been waiting months and months — some well over a year — to get their vehicles.

The new cars are being held from Kia’s Ontario dealerships — and reportedly from many more across the country — as part of a controversial plan by Kia Canada to game the number of sales in the last six weeks of the year.

Go Public has obtained a video in which a Kia regional manager explains the scheme — passed down from top Kia executives — to more than 100 dealership reps in Ontario during a Nov. 17 video calls.

“All of you are going to be very unhappy with me today,” said Kia’s central region manager Vince Capicotto as he outlined the plan, which he said would roll out nationally.

Instead of shipping all the vehicles to dealerships, Capicotto told the dealers only some will be released — the rest will remain on various compounds until the new year.

The reason for this, he explained in the call, was to avoid appearing too successful in the eyes of headquarters

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