A Million Dollar First Look of the Chicago Auto Show

Hundreds officially kicked off the 2009 Chicago Auto Show with a black-tie event. The Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity usually brings in more than $2 million for several local charities in just one day.

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The annual First Look for Charity, an event that historically raises millions of dollars for Chicagoland charities, was held the evening of February 12 at the Chicago Auto Show.
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Thousands attended the gala event and took the opportunity to socialize, eat, and take in the splendor of the nation's largest auto show.
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NBC5 co-hosted the philanthropic event and a number of anchors, reporters and station representatives attended the black-tie event.
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Among the prizes that were raffled off during the event for charity were a sparkling new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro...
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...and an impressive 2009 Kia Borrego.
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NBC5 reporters Charlie Wojciechowski and Art Norman strike a pose with Jerry Cizek, the General Manager of the Chicago Auto Show.
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First Look for Charity usually brings in around $2 million for the various local charities. The money raised at the event goes to 18 Chicagoland charities.
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Children's Memorial Hospital, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago, and Miserchordia Heart of Mercy were among the 18 groups receiving funds raised by the event.
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The attendees gathered late in the evening to hear remarks from the organizers of the Chicago Auto Show...
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...And for the announcment of the winners of the evening's grand prizes: the Camaro and the Borrego.
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Every attendee who bought a ticket to the event had an opportunity to win the cars in the drawing.
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The winners were announced and a representative from Shell Gasoline is seen here presenting one lucky guest with a $1,000 gift card for gasoline...
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The winner was still smiling in this photograph because along with the gas card he was given the keys to the brand new Kia Borrega.
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The smiling woman in the white jacket is also happy for a very good reason...
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...She went home at the end of the night having won the 2010 Camaro.
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NBC5 Meteorologist Ginger Zee is seen here with CATA Board Member John Webb and members of his family.
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NBC5's Anna Davlantes and Rob Stafford are seen here with Roe Conn of WLS-AM, his producer Jocko (center) and Mike McGrath of McGrath Lexus.
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Members of the NBC5 team enjoying themselves at the 2009 First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show.
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Make sure to tune in Saturday, February 14 as NBC5 will broadcast a live one hour show from the Chicago Auto Show beginning at 6 p.m.
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The annual First Look for Charity, an event that historically raises millions of dollars for Chicagoland charities, was held the evening of February 12 at the Chicago Auto Show.
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