Archive for the ‘Local Happenings’ Category

Father’s Day Events in Chicago 2019

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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Looking for something fun to do this Father’s Day? Whether you’re interested in events for the whole family, or just looking to spend some quality time with dad, there are plenty of opportunities throughout Chicago. With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday, June 16, here are some of the local events going on!  (more…)

Continental Motors offers EV charging stations!

Friday, May 17th, 2019
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EV Charging Stations near Chicago, IL

As the auto industry continues to make strides towards becoming greener, and the electric vehicle segment grows, many drivers are making the switch from traditional gasoline engines to plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles. Of course, one of the big concerns of owning an electrically charged vehicle is figuring out where you can charge it. (more…)

Best Brunch Restaurants for Mother’s Day in Chicago

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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Mother’s Day Brunch in Chicago 

This Mother’s Day, make reservations to take your mother or wife out for a high-class brunch in Chicago. With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, March 12, be sure to get those reservations in now!  (more…)

Where to watch the 2019 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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2019 Chicago St. Patrick Day Parade Event Details

Chicago knows how to do St. Patrick’s Day. With countless Irish pubs and restaurants, there’s no shortage of things to do this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day! One event you won’t want to miss is the Chicago Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, held every year along the Chicago River! (more…)

What models are on display at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show?

Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Displays at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show 

The Chicago Auto Show is back at McCormick Place and as one of the largest auto shows in North America, it’s no surprise that people from all over the country come to check out the new cars and concepts being released. We’ll highlight the brands that make up the Continental Motors Group so you can know what to expect on our lots in the coming year.  (more…)

Places you can get real Christmas Trees near Chicago

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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Christmas Tree Farms near Countryside, IL

The biggest staple of the Christmas season and a must-have for most homes is the Christmas tree. While artificial trees are cheaper and easier to get, most would argue that the looks and smell of a real Christmas tree are well-worth the effort and money. If you’re looking to get a real Christmas tree in the Chicago area, be sure to check out these local tree farms.


Enjoy the 2018 Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
thanksgiving day parade floats

2018 Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade Information  

Known throughout the Midwest for its incredible displays, floats, and more the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade is a staple of many Chicagoans holiday season. If you’re interested in watching or going to the 2018 Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade, we have details and information for you here.  (more…)

Escape the city with these great camping grounds located near Chicago!

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
image of tree in a field that says camping grounds near chicago

Camping Locations in Cook County, IL

Here in Cook County, we have the best of both worlds. We’re close enough to Chicago that we can enjoy the excitement of the city life, but not so close that we can’t enjoy the great outdoors. Those in Cook County or visiting from Chicago can get in touch with Mother Nature at one of the many camping grounds located throughout the area, just outside of Chicago. Here are some of our picks! (more…)

Things to do for Father’s Day 2018 in Chicago

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
father carrying child on a sandy beach

Father’s Day 2018 in Chicago

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend on June 17, we know that it can be difficult to think of things to do with your dad. Not only is he tough to shop for, but it can be hard to find a family activity to do during the day. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of possible activities near Chicago. (more…)

Best Restaurants near Continental Motors

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
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Top-Rated Restaurants in Countryside, IL

After a long afternoon of searching for the right car for you, we’re sure you’ve worked up quite the appetite. Luckily, there are plenty of great restaurants nearby our lots here at Continental Motors for shoppers to choose from. No matter what kind of food you’re feeling, there are plenty of options here in Countryside, IL. Take a look at some of the top-rated restaurants in Countryside. (more…)