Chrysler To Chicago Dealers: Hit the Road

More than 2 dozen local Chrysler dealers to close

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    NEWSLETTERS

    AP
    Say bye bye to your friendly neighborhood Chrysler dealer.

    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.

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    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