Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Are bars and restaurants currently open in Chicago?

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
Woman attempting to drink a beer while wearing a mask

The COVID-19 pandemic is, unfortunately, still hitting Chicago hard. As a result, many typical public elements of daily life have had to be restricted. Government enforcement has been a consistent necessity because many individuals have refused to follow recommendations when given the option.

As infection rates have waxed and waned over the past year, various restrictions have come and gone with them. Are bars and restaurants currently open in Chicago?


Where can I finance a used car in the Chicago area?

Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Hand hands a pen over to some folded hands

Used Car Loans and Flexible Financing near Chicago, IL

Buying a used car is a great way to save money on one’s next ride. When you buy used from Continental Motors, you get the benefit of our specialized financing department to help make your dream car a reality. Having a reliable vehicle is crucial, and our financing experts are here to make that happen for every customer.


Where can I find OEM service for multiple makes near Chicago?

Friday, October 9th, 2020
Various cars raised to various levels in a service center

OEM Parts and Service for Major Automotive Brands in the Chicago Area

Most dealership service centers focus only on one specific brand. However, some drivers may wish for a single institution that can service a variety of different vehicles. Where can one find a service center that provides OEM maintenance on multiple different brands in the Chicago area?


How did Chicago get its name?

Saturday, August 29th, 2020
Explorers discover some very stinky onions by a river, the smell symbolized by a large floating nose

Nowadays, the name Chicago is so engrained in our brains that it’s hard to imagine the city being called anything else. But that name did not simply befall this region with the creation of the world. Where did the name “Chicago” come from?


Why is Chicago important to the Midwest?

Friday, August 14th, 2020
Chicago skyline sepia toned

Chicago’s Role in Midwestern History and Modern Times

Chicago is the largest city of the American Midwest. What makes Chicago so important to the region?


How can I avoid getting my car towed in Chicago?

Friday, July 31st, 2020
Cartoon depiction of a car loaded on a tow truck

Returning to your parking spot to find your ride mysteriously gone is not an experience many yearn to have. And yet, sometimes, it can be hard to know how to avoid it. Why do cars get towed in Chicago, and how can one prevent it from happening to them?


Is it convenient to drive an electric car in Chicago?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
A woman drives an electric car in Chicago, her relaxed face demonstrating the convenience

EV-Friendliness of the Windy City

Electric cars are widely touted as the vehicle of the future; currently, they’re the best option humanity has in its mission to move away from dependence on fossil fuels and reduce the chances of destroying our precious planet. However, one obstacle to electric vehicle adoption is a lack of convenience, experience, and sometimes infrastructure to support it. How practical is it to drive an electric vehicle in Chicagoland?


How big is Chicago?

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Two cherubim hold a giant ruler over the city of Chicago in an attempt to measure its size

Chicago Area and Population Size

Chicago is a big city. But exactly how big is it? Join us below as we analyze a variety of measurements to give you an idea of the Windy City’s size!


Where can I buy a used car with warranty coverage in the Chicago area?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
A salesman shakes a mans hand as a satisfying deal is made.

Continental Certified Program – CPO Used Vehicles at Continental Motors

Those looking to save money on the purchase of a vehicle tend to take a look into the possibility of buying used. However, several downsides are typically associated with a used vehicle purchase, with one of the major ones being reliability and warranty coverage. Is there anywhere one can buy a reliable used vehicle with warranty coverage near Chicago, IL?


Are masks required in Chicago?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
A clear-eyed woman in a city wears a mask and looks resigned.

Chicago Coronavirus Mask Laws

With laws varying across regions and no strict federal policy, there can be some confusion over what is currently required in terms of the coronavirus. Each state has, to some extent, been left to come up with their own rules. The result has been a patchwork quilt of various regulations across regions, states, districts and cities.

One rule that varies is the requirement of facemasks. Are people required to wear facemasks in public in Chicago?