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I-GO Car Sharing featured on the Today Show tomorrow

May 13, 2009

Be sure to tune in to NBC’s Today Show tomorrow morning (5/14/09) between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. to watch the feature on I-GO Car Sharing! If you miss it, you will be able to check it out by mid-morning here.

I-GO gets some green ink

March 10, 2009

I-GO recently received some sweet coverage in two green publications. The lead feature in Green Business Quarterly’s spring issue profiles environmental initiatives at CTA and I-GO, including our new Chicago Card Plus/I-GO combo transit card. And the Illinois Environmental Council’s 2009 Briefing Book includes an informative overview of sustainable transportation programs in the state, including I-GO.

Check ’em out and pass ’em around, folks!

Eat green and good with I-GO

January 23, 2009


In the dead of winter, how does Bacon Wrapped Midwestern Meatloaf sound? How about Prairie Pure Macaroni & Cheese with cheddar and Gruyere. Is your mouth watering yet?

This weekend, head over to Uncommon Ground on Devon. It’s open for brunch, lunch and dinner, and in the evenings they have some hot music to get your feet tapping. Even cooler, they’ve embraced environmentalism like nobody’s business and installed Chicago’s 1st certified organic rooftop farm. The building itself is green and they are committed to serving seasonal, locally produced food as much as possible. You can read all about it here.

AND, I-GO members can get 10% off their check if they show their card.

Bon appetit!

Ho, ho, ho with I-GO

December 2, 2008


Can’t get a ticket to Obama’s Inauguration? Who cares!

I-GO has a ticket for you that’s even hotter–our holiday party! I-GO members and their friends are invited to join us December 9 for some tasty chow, delectable libations and even sweet raffle prizes. Don’t miss our new I-GO Green Mojito and other eco-friendly cocktails courtesy of VeeV!

Here’s the 411:
When: Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Where: I-GO Car Sharing, 2125 W. North Ave
RSVP by Friday, December 7 at holidayparty@igocars.org or 773-269-4018 and include your name, email, I-Go member ID and how many guests are attending.

CTA Travel Routes:
Red Line to North & Clybourn stop and transfer to #72 North Avenue bus to Hoyne. Blue Line to Damen stop and walk west on North Ave 1 1/2 blocks. Take the #56 Milwaukee bus or the #50 Damen bus to North Avenue and walk west on North Avenue 1 1/2 blocks.

I-GO Mexican

November 21, 2008


When the cold weather hits, there’s nothing better than a plate of warm, spicy Mexican goodness–like tamales or queso fundido. That’s why I recommend you take an I-GO car to Humboldt Park’s Maiz Anojitos Y Bebidas. Not only can you warm your belly, but you can save cash too. Here’s how: Maiz is an I-GO Chi-Town Reward partner, which means that if you show them your I-GO card, you can get 15% off your entire bill. In these economic times, that’s muy caliente!

Election rally street closures & parking bans

November 3, 2008

I-GO members who’ve reserved cars near Grant Park may want to take note of the following, which we pulled off a press release issued by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly’s office:

“The following are some of the parking restrictions, street closures and event guidelines that will be in place starting as early as Monday, November 3rd.

PARKING BANS:
Parking bans will be in effect from Lake Michigan to the Kennedy/Dan Ryan Expressway, as well as the Chicago River to the north to 22nd Street to the south Tuesday, November 4th after the PM rush hour.

Residents are advised to pay special attention to posted signs.

STREET CLOSURES:
On Saturday, November 1, 2008, Balbo Drive will be closed between Columbus Street and Lake Shore Drive.

After the November 3rd AM rush hour, Columbus Drive will be closed between Congress Parkway and Roosevelt Street.

After the PM rush hour, the closure will extend as far north as Randolph.

Please note that residents may see additional rolling closures throughout the Central Business District from Tuesday afternoon thru Wednesday morning.

(Rolling closures are intermittent and temporary street closures used for motorcades as they travel on city streets. They are enacted for security purposes only.”

Get Spooky with I-GO

October 29, 2008


Looking for some frightening fun this Halloween? Use I-GO Car Sharing to hit the super-scary, suburban haunted houses. With names like Dragon’s Dome, Scream Scene and Nightmares: Basement of the Dead, your dreams may be haunted long after the 31st.

Dragon’s Dome. Deep in the heart of the dark woods, aka Frankfort is an abandoned castle creeping with dragons and other fierce beasts.

Scream Scene. Wind your way through a maze of creepy rooms, featuring crazed butchers, chainsaw maniacs and harrowing monsters. Who knew Skokie could be so scary?

Nightmares: Basement of the Dead. Ghouls and zombies haunt the deep tunnels that run under Aurora. So intense, you have to be 13 or older to visit.

For more haunted fun in the area, check out Haunted House Chicago.

I-GO Getaways: Philadelphia

October 24, 2008

Chicago isn’t the only city with a non-profit car sharing program. Cities like Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Toronto and Vancouver (to name a few) have them too. And with your I-GO membership, you have access to them all. Call I-GO at 773-278-4446 a week prior to your trip and we’ll coordinate the details with our car sharing partners and get you driving.

To promote this feature of your I-GO membership, we are bringing you a series of travel guides to help you plan your trips to these fun and exciting cities. First up, Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Guide: PhillyCarShare

What to do: While there are can’t miss historic sites right in downtown Philly (like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall), use PhillyCarShare and head out to beautiful Bucks County. Drive scenic River Road along the Delaware River, tour eight wineries, explore historic towns and museums and check out 11 covered bridges. Antique shops, specialty boutiques, art galleries and open-air markets offer a variety of shopping opportunities.

Where to Stay: Check out Penn’s View Hotel located in the heart of Old Philadelphia, the birthplace of America. There are PhillyCarShare locations located within blocks of the hotel.

Where to Eat: It’s not Chicago deep-dish, but Osteria’s wood burning oven pizza was rated the city’s best. Unpretentious, lively and fun, Osteria is a Philly favorite serving up great Italian food.

Car Ownership a Hassle

October 14, 2008

This morning, I stumbled upon an article on going car free- with the help of car sharing!

Does Anyone Want My Lexus? IGO Car Sharing!

“Car payments, leases, insurance, gas, parking, washes, maintenance, I-Pass… it all adds up. Before you know it, you are in over your head. When I look at all the extras in owning our car, I always come back to the basic philosophy our family recently adopted. We want less.”

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