Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Is Illinois implementing a trade-in tax on used vehicles?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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New Illinois Trade-In Tax

In the future, we may look back on the pre-2020 years as a golden age for vehicle trade-ins. The ability to do so tax free, a luxury we’ve so far taken for granted, may never be the case again. Is the state of Illinois actually implementing a trade-in tax on used vehicles? (more…)

Are there self-driving cars in Chicago?

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Several self-driving cars drive down a sunny street. Their intelligence is represented by glowing blue circles surrounding them.

In recent years, you’ve likely been hearing more and more about a technology that once seemed to belong to the distant realm of science fiction fantasy: self-driving cars. Despite skepticism from control freaks, research and work on self-driving cars by all the major automakers continues to progress, bringing this once-utopian dream to more and more of a reality each day.

Self-driving cars are already beginning to appear out on the streets in select cities. What about Chicago? Are there currently any self-driving cars in operation throughout the Windy City? (more…)

Where can I find Certified Pre-Owned Honda vehicles near Chicago?

Sunday, November 10th, 2019
2017 Honda Pilot parked on a wooded street. A healthy man takes a bike off the top of the vehicle.

Certified Used Honda near Chicago, IL

What if you want the advantages of a new car, at the price of something used? Could such a perfect combination possibly exist in this world? Well, it does, and it’s called Certified Pre-Owned. Where can Certified Pre-Owned Honda models be found in the Chicago area? (more…)

Where can I find pre-owned SUVs in the Chicago area?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Dark colored 2017 Honda CR-V parked in a snowy parking lot out in the woods.

Pre-Owned SUVs near Chicago

These days, everyone is looking for a pre-owned SUV. With such high demand, it can be hard to know where to go for a great selection. Where can one find used SUVs and crossovers in the Chicago area? (more…)

How often does Chicago get blizzards?

Friday, October 18th, 2019
A city street is clouded by a haze of intense show.

Frequency and Severity of Major Snow Storms in Chicago

Though Chicago gets plenty of snow every year, a truly massive winter storm only comes once in a while. Many long-term residents can remember several of these incidents from their lifetime, and likely have stories about how they and their loved ones (or at least stuff they saw on the news) were affected. If you’re new to the area, you might be wondering how worried you should be about the approaching winter. About how often do blizzards hit the Chicago area? (more…)

Where can I recycle antifreeze near Chicago?

Sunday, October 13th, 2019
A mechanic pours antifreeze into an open hole under the hood of a car.

Antifreeze Recycling Locations in the Chicago Area

If you’ve got some old antifreeze laying around, it’s probably a good idea to get rid of it. This strangely sweet-tasting fluid is dangerously alluring to children and pets alike. And while you may be tempted to mix it in with some whiskey in the tradition of Fireball (the reason this brand of booze is illegal in several European countries), we’d instead recommend recycling it.

We’ve compiled some great anti-freeze disposal options for Chicago citizens. So, find the one that works best for you, and have at it! Read on to find out: where can antifreeze be safely and responsibly recycled in the Chicago area? (more…)

How often do Chicago bridges open?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
An overhead view of the Chicago bridges over the Chicago River during the daytime.

Chicago Bridge Lift Schedule

Not all of Chicago’s extensive architectural legacy is in its buildings. The city also boasts somewhere between 37 and 43 moving bridges, at least 20 of which are downtown. These are a remarkable example of urban engineering, but they spend most of their time in their lowered position and most of us residents don’t give a second look.

Bridge lifting season in Chicago is between the spring and fall. If you want to get a glimpse of these engineering marvels in action (or just want to know when to avoid the resultant traffic), you’ll have to know the specific schedule to get an idea of the most likely times to have a Chicago bridge-opening experience. How often do Chicago bridges open? (more…)

Where can I get the 2020 Honda Civic near Chicago?

Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Silver 2020 Honda Civic drives down a city street at night.

The 2020 Honda Civic has just recently begun showing its face to the world. With an array of improvements coming to this excellent family of vehicles for the new model year, there’s one question that’s on the mind of many a Chicagoan: where can I buy the 2020 Honda Civic in (or around) Chicago? (more…)

Can I add Honda Sensing® to my Honda in Chicago?

Saturday, September 7th, 2019
Honda Sensing Promo banner

Honda Sensing® is a highly acclaimed safety suite, and for good reason. This selection of cutting-edge features keeps driver and passenger alike safer than ever within the reassuring confines of their Honda vehicle. But what if you have a Honda without Honda Sensing®? Is it possible to get Honda Sensing® added to a Honda vehicle in the Chicago area? (more…)

What should I do in Chicago during Fall?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Text on an autumnal backdrop reads, "Fall in Chicago."

Fall Event Guide for Chicagoans

With the heat of summer finally abating, but the icy cold of midwestern winter not yet arrived, autumn is an incredible time to enjoy the rich culture of Chicago. We’ve assembled a few of our favorite annual, ongoing events that Chicago residents can check out to take advantage of this great season.