President Preckwinkle Attends Ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show

President Preckwinkle attends ribbon-cutting at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show on February 9th, kicking-off this year’s show. Joined by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Dave Sloan, General Manager, Chicago Auto Show and other dignitaries, the ribbon was cut opening the doors for the 105th Auto Show, making it the oldest and largest exhibit in the country. Prior to the ribbon cutting, President Preckwinkle made a few brief remarks, noting the major link between transportation and economic development. Although a wide variety of vehicles are shown this year, a major feature will be hybrid vehicles. According to the U.S. Department of Energy you could save about $1,700 in fuel costs each year by choosing a fuel efficient vehicle. Hybrids come in all varieties and are sold at dealerships all over Cook County. With the Jan. 1 rollback of the Cook County sales tax to .75%, taxpayers can save money when purchasing fuel for hybrid vehicles, while also making a positive environmental impact. She encouraged visitors to get a chance to check out the vast array of high performance, sport-utility, and hybrid vehicles featured this year, and learn about the trends and innovations in the auto industry.