Chicago’s Spice of Life Tour

Chicago Spice of Life Tour

Chicago Spice of Life Tour

No one can deny the fact that Chicago has some of the best food in the nation. Chicago may be known for its “Chicago-style” pizza, popcorn, and hot dogs, but there is more to our great city than the typical “Chicago” food. Chicago is a city of great diversity, which produces a wonderful variety of foods.

Whether you are visiting Chicago or are a local, we at Paul Sur Buick GMC highly recommend trying a “Spice of Life Tour.” This tour opportunity was created to allow people to experience a variety of foods and cultures in Chicago. There are different tour options where people can try different cultures and foods, each tour consisting of several venues within Chicago neighborhoods.

Discover genuine food establishments and learn about the unique history, culture, and architecture of each neighborhood. Tour options include a “Little India Tour,” a “Chow Chow Chinatown Tour,” and a “Little Arabia Tour.” You can also schedule a private tour and customize your discovery of cultures and foods.

Experience a new side of Chicago, with new tastes, and educational information from your tour guide. Learn more about the “Spice of Life Tour” and explore this wonderful opportunity next time you are looking for a unique food experience!

Summer Events at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

We at Paul Sur Buick GMC love serving the fabulous city of Chicago, Illinois. Spring and summer are beautiful around the city and we like to believe that Chicago is in bloom. One of our favorite places to visit during this time is the Lincoln Park Zoo.

The Lincoln Park Zoo is free, which is only part of the reason it is a great place to visit. It is located along the lakefront in Chicago’s North Side Lincoln Park neighborhood and is gorgeous this time of year. In addition to the natural beauty, the zoo has several unique events on the calendar during this time.

There are several guided garden tours during this season where the Lincoln Park Zoo’s Horticultural Department will showcase its flowers. Another way to enjoy the peaceful area is to take part in Adult Yoga at the Zoo. This takes place on the zoo’s Nature Boardwalk and is geared toward beginner and intermediate yoga practitioners. There is also parent and toddler yoga on Thursdays!

On some evenings this summer, there will be adult-focused evenings at the zoo. These Adult Night Outs will allow those 18 and older to experience a quieter evening at the zoo.

These are just a few of the available options at the Lincoln Zoo this summer. Be sure to check out the zoo’s website for a complete listing and for registration options of different events!

Free Things to Do in Chicago

Free things to do in chicago

Free things to do in chicago

We at Paul Sur Buick GMC love the Windy City. One of the things we treasure about Chicago is the variety of things to do and see. Even if you are on a budget, Chicago is a perfect place to explore. Here are some of our favorite things to do and see for free. Yes, you heard us correctly… free things to do in Chicago!

Promontory Point – There are many wonderful parks in the city, but one of our favorites is Promontory Point. This park offers an amazing view of downtown over the lake and is usually not as touristy as other parks.

Chicago Cultural Center – This stunningly beautiful venue hosts plenty of free events. Some of these may include music, dance, theater, lectures, and art exhibits. Just the building itself is worth a visit with its magnificent stained-glass domes.

Lincoln Park Zoo – This is one of the last free zoos in the United States. Founded in 1868, it is also one of the oldest zoos. With many fascinating animals, this is a place the whole family will enjoy visiting.

Garfield Park Conservatory – One of the nation’s premier conservatories! Tour the multi-faceted greenhouses and exhibition halls. There is a suggested donation, but it is not required.

This list represents a small portion of the free things to do around Chicago. We hope it encourages you to get out there and explore all that the Windy City has to offer!

Escaped Killer Caught in Chicago

Chicago

Taylor was arrested in Chicago

An escaped killer caught by Chicago police is heading back to prison and his aunt is facing charges for helping him escape. Kamron Taylor, 23, was arrested around 9 p.m. on April 3rd. Police were responding to a call about a suspicious person in the area.

Taylor had a loaded .38 caliber handgun on his person when he was apprehended by two officers. Shortly after, police arrested Tonya Grant, 50, Taylor’s aunt. A former guard at the jail, she’s suspected of giving Taylor information that aided his escape. Grant’s bond was set at $150,000 and is charged with obstructing justice and aiding in escape.

Taylor was awaiting sentencing for a 2013 murder. He escaped Jerome Combs Detention Center April 1st and had been running until his apprehension. After failing to return to his cell during lockdown, he beat a corrections officer and stole the guard’s uniform.

“I hope that he is permanently removed from the streets, that he is put into the Illinois Department of Corrections,” said Tim Bukowski, Kankakee County Sheriff.

Taylor has no chance of receiving bail. He’s also charged with possessing a loaded revolver upon capture. There hasn’t been any word on the guard’s condition.

Chicago Winter Overnight Parking Ban Infuriates Citizens

Frosty Windows

Roads clear of snow and ice are ideal for the safety of Chicago drivers, but many say the city has gone overboard with the recent ban on street parking. In the wee hours of December 1st, a city-wide ban on overnight street parking went into effect, causing hundreds of residents to scramble outside in an effort to avoid the disappearance of their cars.

Vehicles left out on the street past 3am were eligible to be towed away by the city. In all, nearly 240 cars were towed the first night that the ban went into effect. Parking tickets were also issued to violators and, coupled with towing fees, drivers could pay more than $210 to get squared away with the city.

The winter overnight parking ban was put into place so snow plows will be able to effectively clear the city streets of ice and snow. The ban affects priority arterial routes within the city.

However, many Chicago drivers are calling foul, as there was no snow or ice in sight—not even a predicted storm—when their cars were towed.

“It’s pretty stupid. Especially like, I get it sometimes. In the snow, they need to clear the roads. But there’s no snow,” a Chicago native, Jean Kalisky, told ABC 7 Eyewitness News. Some residents even believed their cars to be stolen, only to find out that the city had carried them off to make way for snow plows that weren’t coming.

Here at Paul Sur Buick GMC, we hope that you stay safe on the roads this winter. What do you think of the Chicago winter overnight parking ban? To avoid getting a ticket and a tow this winter, check out this handy map of all of the streets where the ban with remain in effect until March 31st.