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Driving Around Town: Indian Trails Public Library

In our next installment of Driving Around Town we check out the brand new Indian Trails Public Library!

Z06 Corvette, Indian Trails Public Library, Bill Stasek Chevrolet

We took a Gorgeous Z06 Corvette over to visit the new library, where Susan Dennison, Communications Manager gave us a tour.

Indian Trails Public LibraryIn a word. WOW! When you first walk in you are greeted with what feels like a trendy hotel lobby. Rounded walls, differing textures and colorful seating create a lively welcoming, vibrant and engaging space for the community.

The Vending Cafe is to your right when you walk in, where you can relax with a beverage or snack and enjoy a conversation with a friend.

indian trails public library

There’s also private meeting  space  at the end of the  Vending Cafe called the Lake-Cook rooms, with seating for up 160 when both rooms are combined.

The first floor of the building is very lively and busy and includes the the Launch Pad and Digital Media Labs as well as the Middle Ground where 6 – 8 graders can study, enjoy games and do arts and crafts .

Indian Trails Public Library

Beyond the Launch Pad and Middle Ground is the children’s library and KidZone youth section with all kinds of fun stuff for the kids.

Highlights of the KidZone include:

  • The Makery
  • Early Learning Area
  • Picture Books
  • Varied Seating Areas
  • Youth Program Room
  • The Longest Continual Racetrack Lighting in the World

Heading upstairs you’ll find more of a traditional library experience, but with multiple seating options, spaces and views.

 The most dramatic wall/view is the large floor to ceiling windows on the West end of the building which creates quite a space to study or read.

The second floor also features a variety of study rooms, meeting rooms and reading rooms.

Some of the second floor highlights include:

  • Adult Services Desk
  • Training Lab
  • ESL Lab
  • Public Copy/Print
  • Multiple Study Rooms
  • The Loft
  • Muriel Lischett Reading Room

And last but not least, let’s not forget the brand new drive-up window for material pickup and drop off, where our Z06 Corvette is sitting. Indian Trails Public Library, Bill Stasek Chevrolet, Z06 Corvette

The New Indian Trails Public Library is quite an achievement and something all of us in Wheeling and the surrounding suburbs can be proud of.  Stop by and say Hi to Susan and the staff when you’re “Driving Around Town” and tell ‘em Bill Stasek Chevrolet sent you!

If you have a business, organization or person you want us to spotlight in our “Driving Around Town” series, just email bill.klaproth@stasekchevrolet.com.

And if you want more info on the Z06 Corvette – click here.

Thanks for reading!

Bill Klaproth
Social Media Manager
Director of Fun
StasekChevrolet.com

 

2017 Sonic Walkaround | Stasek Chevrolet | Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine

2017 Sonic Walkaround | Stasek Chevrolet | Wheeling, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine

2017 Chevrolet Sonic walkaround at Bill Stasek Chevrolet in Wheeling, IL, serving Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Buffalo Grove, Prospect Heights and all of the Northwest suburbs.

This is a 2017 Sonic LT,  stock #168574 check out this quick video and view our entire Chevy Sonic inventory here: http://www.stasekchevrolet.com/new-chevrolet-sonic-inventory.htm

Test drive a new or used Chevy Sonic today at Bill Stasek Chevrolet, 700 W. Dundee Rd. in Wheeling Illinois, your Wheeling Chevy Dealer, serving Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Deerfield, Northbrook, Long Grove, Prospect Heights and all of Chicago since 1950!  Call us at 847-537-7000.

 

2018 Equinox Walkaround | Stasek Chevrolet | Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Arlington Heights

2018 Equinox Walkaround : Stasek Chevrolet : Wheeling : Buffalo Grove : Palatine : Arlington Heights

The all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is here at Bill Stasek Chevrolet! We did a quick walk around for you, this is stock number 161001 you can view more information on this Equinox at StasekChevrolet.com and you can view our Equinox Inventory here.

Test drive a new or used Chevy Equinox today at Bill Stasek Chevrolet, 700 W. Dundee Rd. in Wheeling Illinois, your Wheeling Chevy Dealer, serving Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Mount Prospect, Deerfield, Northbrook, Long Grove, Prospect Heights and all of Chicago since 1950!  Call us at 847-537-7000.

Driving Around Town: Purple Sprout Cafe

Stasek Chevrolet, Bill Stasek Chevrolet, Purple Sprout CafeWelcome to “Driving Around Town” a new series from Bill Stasek Chevrolet exploring local businesses, organizations, and people around the Northwest Suburbs. It’s our way of giving back by spotlighting some of the people, places, and things that make our community special. Hopefully you’ll discover something new or learn something you didn’t know!

Today we took a beautiful 2017 SS Camaro out to explore Purple Sprout Café and Juice bar, 341 E. Dundee Rd. in Wheeling.

Purple Sprout CafeI met with owners Karim and Irina who opened Purple Sprout 18 months ago featuring healthy cooked and raw organic meals, juices and smoothies.

The short story is: Karim was working as a Nurse/Physician Assistant in Home Health and Hospice after a time at Stroger Hospital. Through his experience, he realized the true way to treat any condition was not a reliance on medication, but up to the individual to promote their own health, wellness and healing through diet. Meanwhile, Irina was working in the food industry and was experiencing health issues (digestive) after giving birth to their first son that doctors just couldn’t pinpoint the problem and were trying different types of medicine, which became very frustrating.  With his realization about health and food, and Irina’s medications not working, they decided that a different approach to healing and wellness was needed for them, and that approach was to concentrate on proper nutrition and health through the foods they were eating.

So he and Irina started on a health development journey to find and promote health and wellness through a 100% organic and plant based diet. After committing to this diet, Irina’s health issues went away and both of them noticed a positive difference in their health.

As Karim says “Your health is in your own hands,” so he and Irina formulated their plan to open an organic café and juice bar, and they chose Wheeling as their home, as they wanted to bring a 100% organic restaurant to their hometown.

purple Sprout CafeAfter their opening in 2015, Karim stayed at his Hospice job and did both for the first 6 months, before devoting all his time to the café with Irina. People in the area are responding, in fact many people come from surrounding suburbs to experience their organic and plant-based vegan menu. However, they still feel people are nervous to try it, but there is no need to be nervous, they are happy to explain everything and are very accommodating, they want to show people how healthy eating can make a big difference and can be affordable.

Karim made some recommendations for first time customers:

Purple Sprout CafeBreakfast:  Try the Breakfast Crepe (I tried it – delicious, pictured to the left)
Lunch/Dinner:  Veggie Stir-fry, Veggie Burger, Braised Seitan
Juice:  Fountain of Youth
Smoothie:  Mango Cream

Karim and Irina also host community cooking classes, workshops, lectures, and supper club dinners in addition to meal planning and nutritional/Ayurvedic consultations.

Purple Sprout is a little gem in our community, stop by and say Hi to Karim and Irina when you’re “Driving Around Town” and tell ‘em Bill Stasek Chevrolet sent you!

If you have a business, organization or person you want us to spotlight in our “Driving Around Town” series, just email bill.klaproth@stasekchevrolet.com.

And if you want more info on the SS Camaro – click here.

Thanks for reading!

Bill

2017 Chevy Trax WalkAround | Stasek Chevrolet | Wheeling, Palatine, Arlington Heights

2017 Chevy Trax WalkAround | Stasek Chevrolet | Wheeling, Palatine, Arlington Heights

We did a quick walk around of the re-designed Chevy Trax at Bill Stasek Chevrolet – serving Wheeling, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows and all of the Northwest suburbs!

 

The 12 Days of Vette-mas!

On the Seventh Day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me – Seven Generations …

On the Eighth Day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me – Eight Corvette Concepts …

On the Ninth Day of Vette-Mas my true love gave to me – Nine Corvette ads ...

On the Tenth day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me  – Ten Corvette Convertibles …

On the Eleventh day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me – Eleven Corvette Paintings …

Merry Christmas! The 12 Days of Vette-mas is complete with Day Twelve! On the Twelfth day of Vette-mas my true love gave to me …. Twelve Indy Pace Cars

Merry Christmas … or should we say Merry Vette-mas to all!

Cold Weather Driving Tips

With Old Man Winter here, time for your Cold Weather Driving Tips!

The three P’s of Safe Winter Driving:

PREPARE for the trip;

PROTECT yourself; 

PREVENT crashes on the road.

 *PREPARE

Maintain your car:

  • Check battery
  • tire tread and windshield wipers
  • keep your windows clear
  • put no-freeze fluid in the washer reservoir
  • check your antifreeze.

Have on hand:

  • flashlight
  • jumper cables
  • abrasive material (sand, kitty litter, even floor mats)
  • shovel
  • snow brush
  • ice scraper
  • warning devices (like flares)
  • blankets.
  • For long trips, add food and water, medication and cell phone.

Stopped or stalled?

  • Stay in your car
  • don’t overexert
  • put bright markers on antenna or windows and shine dome light
  • if you run your car
  • clear exhaust pipe and run it just enough to stay warm.

Plan your route:

  • Allow plenty of time (check the weather and leave early if necessary)
  • be familiar with the maps/ directions
  • let others know your route and arrival time.

*PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Buckle up and use child safety seats properly.
  • Never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an air bag.
  • Children 12 and under are much safer in the back seat.

*PREVENT CRASHES

  • Drugs and alcohol never mix with driving.
  • Slow down and increase distances between cars.
  • Keep your eyes open for pedestrians walking in the road.
  • Avoid fatigue – Get plenty of rest before the trip, stop at least every three hours, and rotate drivers if possible.
  • If you are planning to drink, designate a sober driver

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**Thanks to NHTSA and OSHA for the tips!