Archive for the ‘Stories of Interest’ Category

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.

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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?

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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.

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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 Cars.com.

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. 

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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?

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Where can I find the 2020 Honda Fit near Chicago?

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Side view of a yellow 2020 Honda Fit driving in a city.

Fans of the Honda Fit model have been eagerly awaiting its permeation into the Chicago area. Many likely feel they simply cannot wait any longer. Where can one find the 2020 Honda Fit near Chicago?

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

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
A colorful backdrop is fronted by text that reads, "Trade Now & Avoid the January 1st Trade-In Tax." Beneath, there is the illusion of a button that reads, "Learn More >."

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…)

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…)

Veterans Day Parades and Ceremonies in the Chicago Area

Friday, November 4th, 2016
chicago il 2016 veterans day parade

The freedoms we enjoy today were protected and fought for by our nation’s veterans. Veterans Day is one specific day of the year designated as a way to say thank you for their efforts and sacrifices. To honor the veterans of the Chicago area and all veterans of the United States Military, attend one of below parades or ceremonies in your community. (more…)

When is the 2016 Oktoberfest Chicago?

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Fall is in the air and that means – Oktoberfest. For some, that means the long-awaited Oktoberfest beer and for Chicago area residents that means the 2016 Oktoberfest Chicago event. By traditional standards, Oktoberfest is a 16-day long festival leading up to the first Sunday in October. In Chicago, the Oktoberfest celebration is a weekend-long event held September 23rd through the 25th, at least for the 2016 festival. (more…)