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What are some highlights of the Chicago street art scene?

Monday, April 27th, 2020
A detailed mural adorns the wall of a Chicago underpass.

Chicago Street Art Overview Video Compilation

Here in Chicago, we’re proud of our diverse street art scene that has been growing ever since the 1970s. Murals have proven to be a great way to bring life to what may be otherwise dreary or mundane spaces of city infrastructure.

Of course, as we write this, it’s not easy (or advised) to get out and see Chicago street art in-person (due to the COVID-19 quarantine). So whether you want to learn something new, make a list of what to check out when we can finally get outside again, or simply reminisce about the vibes of the city that you’re now missing, we’ve compiled the street art video compilation below to help you out.

Thanks for watching, and we hope you enjoy.


Which Chicago-area car dealerships are offering delayed payment options due to COVID-19?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
A pink piggy bank sits on the blue dash shelf of a vehicle.

Delayed Payment Options on New near Chicago, IL

COVID-19 has impacted nearly everyone in the world, to varying degrees. While some have merely switched to working from home, others have experienced a drastically changed workplace, and others still have lost their jobs entirely. It’s an atmosphere of rapid change, and no one seems to know what the long-term fallout will be.

To help those in need of a vehicle to still be able to obtain one in spite of all this uncertainty, many automakers and dealerships are offering delayed payment options. Where can one find such options on new cars in the Chicago area?


Where can I buy medical masks near Chicago, IL?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
A group of doctors ready with facemasks in place.

Though the CDC initially told citizens not to wear face masks to combat the coronavirus, and to instead leave those masks for health care workers, they are now reversing that mandate. Individuals are encouraged to wear masks any time they leave the house; this has been touted as a noble way to prevent oneself from spreading the virus to others, as we now know the virus is spread quite a bit even by those who don’t show any symptoms at all.

With this in mind, many are wondering for the first time in their lives: where do I go to buy a medical face mask? Read on to find some primary medical face mask selling locations in and around Chicago.


How does Chicago impact the automotive tech industry?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
A view of the Chicago river from above.

Car Tech Companies in Chicago

Chicago impacts the automotive industry in a variety of ways. One of these is through the proliferation of car-focused tech companies in the city. This goes way back to before tech was cool; in 1980, CCC Information Services was founded. Then, in the 1990s, along came NAVTEQ and

Recently, however, a waterfall of newfangled tech startups have gotten in on the party. Some standouts you may have heard of include DRIVIN, SpotHero and ParkWhiz. But there are many more automotive tech innovators in the Windy City. Read on below to learn more about some of the latest electronic wave-makers. 


Where can I go off-roading near Chicago?

Sunday, March 15th, 2020
2020 Honda Passport Elite AWD in an off-road clime.

If you’re a Chicago-resident who’s into off-roading, you might be wondering where you can indulge in this exciting pastime. After all, the big city isn’t necessarily the best place for off-road adventures through uncharted (or at least undeveloped) terrain. So where are some good spots to go off-roading near Chicago?


Which Honda models are the safest for driving in Chicago?

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Blue 2020 Honda HR-V drives up a curvy highway.

Safest Honda Models and Features

Honda is renowned for the safety qualities inherent in all their rides. When driving in city traffic like that of Chicago, any safety assistance one can get is important. So which Honda models are rated as the safest?


What is there to do during spring 2020 in Chicago?

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
City skyline dotted with flowers and clouds to represent spring.

Chicago Spring 2020 Activities

For us, the burgeoning springtime in Chicago always brings to mind George Harrison’s lovely Beatles composition, “Here Comes the Sun.” Though this year’s winter has not felt as long, cold or lonely as most (knock on wood), it’s still beautiful to feel the spring sunshine returning from its long frigid slumber.

Oftentimes, however, it can feel like spring is skipped entirely in Chicago and we suddenly find ourselves in the hot, humid summer. So how can we get out and appreciate those brief doses of springtime that our rather stingy Illinois climate provides?

To help make the most of your spring 2020 experience, we’ve compiled several activities below sure to stimulate your senses with the many different elements this special season has to offer. Read on and decide how you’d like to enjoy your time in spring 2020. 


What does Chicago look like in a timelapse?

Monday, February 24th, 2020
A large clock looms over the Chicago skyline at twilight.

Chicago Timelapse Compilation

One unique gift brought about by modern video technology is the timelapse. This filming technique grants us the ability to see our world at an accelerated pace, noticing things in a way we would not otherwise.

The internet is stacked with intriguing timelapse videos of Chicago. We compiled a few of our favorites here. Check them out to watch the cycles of daily life and nature go by through our home city with renewed beauty.


Can you live without a car in Chicago?

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Several sleek glass buildings are seen in Chicago.

Having a car opens a host of possibilities within one’s life, but it has its share of drawbacks as well. Though the car-owning individual has the freedom to travel where they want, when they want, they also have to pay insurance, fuel, and service fees, not to mention the cost of the car itself. And while some draw great pleasure from their daily drive, others find it stressful and unpleasant.

The main barrier to going “carless” is, for many, the seeming sheer impossibility of living life in America without a vehicle. So how possible is it to live in Chicago without a car?


How long is the commute in Chicago?

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Many vehicles fill a highway in both directions.

The words “Chicago driving” do not bring up pleasant connotations in most peoples’ heads. Traffic jams, rush hour, and intensity are all words that will likely spring to mind. Though the traffic is certainly not as bad as some major cities throughout the world (particularly in Asia), Chicago driving isn’t the sort of activity a typical resident would take part in for a good time.

That being said, driving is an unavoidable reality for the majority of adults in the Chicago area. How long does it take to complete a typical Chicago daily commute?