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Auto Show humming along, runs through Feb.18
2019-02-10

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The Chicago Auto Show will take place through Feb. 18 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr.

North America's largest auto show, the event ( which was first staged in 1901 ) spans more than 1 million square feet of floor space of the McCormick Place complex and displays multiple world and North American introductions and a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, trucks, sport-utility vehicles, minivans and concept cars.

The 111th edition of the largest automotive exhibition in North America is officially open after. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined 2019 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Ray Scarpelli Jr. and General Manager Dave Sloan on stage Feb. 9 to cut the ribbon to open the show.

Admission is $13 for adults, $7 for seniors age 62 and older as well as children ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult ( family members only ).

In addition to the public show, First Look for Charity will also take place. The Black-tie-required affair will be Friday, Feb. 8, 7-11 p.m. There will also be two vehicle giveaways.

Women's Day will be Tuesday, Feb. 12. Women will be admitted for $7. Among other things, manufacturers will present special women-oriented programs on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance. In addition, Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Day will be Friday, Feb. 15.

Highlights include a Chevy Silverado made entirely of more than 300,000 Lego pieces; and the 30th anniversary of the Mazda Miata, which debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in 1989.

See ChicagoAutoShow.com .


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