Archive for September, 2009

Work at I-GO: Fleet Assistant needed

September 8, 2009

I-GO Car Sharing is looking for a person to serve as a full-time Fleet Assistant focusing on our suburban locations. The Fleet Assistant must be comfortable driving, biking, and using public transit throughout the Chicagoland area to aid in servicing the I-GO fleet of more than 200 vehicles.


  • Coordinate the scheduling and delivery of vehicles to auto shops for routine maintenance, oil changes, and service.
  • Arrange for jump-starts and tire repairs, shuttle and relocate vehicles, troubleshoot technical issues, and help out with members problems.
  • Maintain and suggest improvements to parking locations and signage in addition to stocking brochures and updating vehicle stickers and literature as needed.
  • Work to assist the Fleet Manager with vehicle disposal as well as facilitating the readiness and delivery of new vehicles to their assigned locations.
  • Respond to vehicle and member-related emergency situations.
  • Provide on-call assistance as needed.
  • Maintain precise documentation of activities and provide daily reports to the Fleet Manager.


  • Ability to work without close supervision, maintain accurate records, and organize materials.
  • Manage and sustain detail-oriented schedules and tasks.
  • Demonstrate hands-on experience and knowledge of fleet maintenance within the automotive field.
  • Good working knowledge of the city of Chicago and its suburbs.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work odd hours as necessary.
  • Solid verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.
  • Must own and operate a personal automobile for work purposes.

Hours of Duty:

  • Monday through Friday during daytime hours. Available as needed on weekends.


  • Full-time position with complete benefits, salary is dependent upon experience. The Fleet Assistant will report to the Fleet Manager.

Anti-Discrimination Policy
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (including affiliates CNT Energy and I-GO Car Sharing) is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age disability, veteran status, or marital status. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, termination, promotion, transfer, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to:

Human Resources
Center for Neighborhood Technology
2125 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Fax to 773-278-3840 or email to

No phone calls please.

Labor Day in Chicago

September 7, 2009

While most of us are happy to have the day off for Labor Day, it’s a bit bittersweet- seeing as Labor Day signals the end to summer. But don’t fret! Instead, grab an I-GO car and jet off to one of the Chicago Tribune’s many ideas for Labor Day fun:

African Festival of the Arts: Experience African and African-American culture through music, fine arts and cuisine at this annual festival. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. in Washington Park, 51st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. $10-$15, $5 for seniors and children younger than 12; 773-955-2787,

Bike Obama tour: See the sights President Barack Obama frequented in the Chicago area, including his Hyde Park neighborhood. The two-hour, 6-mile bike tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. $32, $18 for children younger than 12 (bike and helmet available). An extended Stimulus Package tour is 22 miles in four hours (departs at 9 a.m., $43) and includes the Museum Campus and Grant Park. A 10 percent discount is offered for online reservations, R.S.V.P. required; 312-915-0995,

Summer Tropical Flower Show: Maybe your garden didn’t turn out as planned (rain is good, no?), but this display of tropical plants, including begonias and hibiscus, should brighten your day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive. Free; 312-742-7736; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. Free; 312-746-5100

Dinosaurs Alive!: A display of animatronic dinosaurs — including a 60-foot-long and 30-foot-high replica of the Ruyang Yellow River dinosaur — at Brookfield Zoo has got the awesomeness. And there are all the other wonderful animal habitats to check out too. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Rd., Brookfield. $17, $11 for seniors and children ages 3-11 (includes regular zoo admission), $8 for parking; 708-485-0263,

The Last Fling: Here’s how to send summer off with a bang: a spaghetti-eating contest, Big Wheel races, car show, parade and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Naperville Riverwalk, 100 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville. Free (main stage free Monday); 630-961-4143,

Bristol Renaissance Faire: It’s the last chance to get all medieval, as Bristol closes its season with a juggling/comedy/fire show, street theater and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Bristol Renaissance Faire, 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, Wis. $16.95, $7.50 for children 5-12, children younger than 5 free; 847-395-7773,

Arlington Park: A day of thoroughbred racing will include a Pucker Up Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and a Stars and Stripes handicap for older horses. There’s more than racing going on, with The Brave performing on the Miller Lite Band Stage. Gates open at 11:15 a.m. at Arlington Park, 2200 W. Euclid, Arlington Heights. $6-$7 general admission, children younger than 17 free when accompanied by an adult; 847-385-7427,

Chicago Premium Outlets: Kids — according to kids — can never have enough back-to-school clothes. And if you’re looking for outfits for the ones who have grown a size over the summer, already-discounted merchandise at the 120 outlet stores will have additional reductions of 25 percent to 65 percent. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Chicago Premium Outlets, 1650 Premium Outlets Blvd., Aurora; 630-585-2200,