Chrysler To Chicago Dealers: Hit the Road

More than 2 dozen local Chrysler dealers to close

By Zach Christman
|  Thursday, Jul 30, 2009  |  Updated 1:44 PM CDT
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Closure Comes as Shock for 90 Year Old Dealership

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Say bye bye to your friendly neighborhood Chrysler dealer.

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Mired in bankruptcy proceedings, Chrysler wants to eliminate about a quarter of its dealerships nationwide -- and more than two dozen of those are in the Chicago area.

Dealers only learned themselves whether they would be closing or not on Thursday, via a letter sent UPS.  Ouch.  The beleaguered automaker also made the announcement public on Thursday.

Chrysler said it has too many dealerships competing with each other, and sales at many of them are too slow. Dealers can appeal the decision if they want.

Chrysler has received $4 billion in federal loans and has been operating in bankruptcy protection since April 30. Its sales this year are down 46 percent compared with the first four months of last year, and it reported a $16.8 billion net loss for 2008.
 

Here's the list of dealerships in the Chicago area that will be shutting down:

 

Balzekas Motor Sales Inc
4030 S Archer Ave
Chicago, Il 60632-1140

Belvidere Motors Inc
1201 North State Street
Belvidere, Il 61008

Burke Automotive Group, Inc. Dba Naperville Jeep/Dodge
3300 Ogden Avenue
Lisle, Il 60532-1677

Continental Chrysler Jeep Inc
5800 South Lagrange Road
Countryside, Il 60525-4064

Courtesy Nissan,Inc Dba Courtesy Chrysler-Jeep
2301 39th Avenue
Moline, Il 61265-7257

Curfin Investments Inc Dba Currie Motors Of Forest Park Co
8401 West Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, Il 60130-2531

David Bruce Auto Center Inc Dba David Bruce Jeep
555 Latham Drive
Bourbonnais, Il 60914

Ed Napleton Auto Group, Ed Napleton Dodge Inc
1 East Oak Hill Dr. Suite 100
Westmont, Il 60559

Extreme Jeep Inc
3017 West Route 120
Mchenry, Il 60050

Gregory Chry-Plym-Jeep Inc Dba Gregory Chrysler Jeep, Inc.
18850 W Grand Avenue
Lake Villa, Il 60046

Isakson Motor Sales Inc
3530 North Hobart Road
Hobart, In 46342

Jack Phelan Dodge, Llc Dba Jack Phelan Dodge, Llc
7050 Ogden Ave
Berwyn, Il 60402-3653

Lefta Incorporated Dba Premier Chrysler Jeep
6936-6955 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, Il 60707

Lou Bachrodt Chevrolet Company Dba Lou Bachrodt
7070 Cherryvale North Blvd
Rockford, Il 61112-1002

Ed Napleton Jupiter Motor Sales Dba Ed Napleton Dodge
1 East Oak Hill Dr. Suite 100
Westmont, Il 60559

Ogden Chrysler Inc Dba Bill Kay's Chrysler Of Downers
2100 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, Il 60515-2618

Richard Chrysler Jeep, Inc. Dba Richard Chrysler Jeep Dodge
1845 E Main St
St Charles, Il 60174-2307

Richmond Motor Sales
10400 Main Street
Richmond, Il 60071

River Oaks Chrysler Jeep Inc
17225 Torrence Avenue
Lansing, Il 60438-1086

Rohrman Auto Group Rohr-Alpha, Inc Dba Arlington Chrysler Jeep Dodge
1285 East Dundee Rd
Palatine, Il 60067

South Holland Dodge Inc
113 W 162nd St
South Holland, Il 60473

Southlake Dodge Inc
4191 E Lincoln Highway
Merrillville, In 46410-5886

Star Chrysler Inc Dba Bill Kay's Naperville Chrysler
1550 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, Il 60540-3907

Strandquist Motor Company
601 W Jefferson St
Rockford, Il 61103-6742

Thomas Auto Group, Thomas Dodge Of Orland Park Inc
9825 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, In 46322

Viking Dodge Inc
680 W Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, Il 60014-3441

Westside Dodge Inc
201 Hansen Blvd
North Aurora, Il 60542

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