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Jun 30, 2014, 10:10 ET
Leading the way in terms of fuel economy and sporty styling, the 2015 Mazda CX-5 remains one of the most attractive choices in its class. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Bill Jacobs Mazda welcomes 2015 Mazda CX-5 with attractive financing, lease offers

Early summer is an exciting time for car dealerships and new car shoppers alike as new model year vehicles begin arriving on the lot filled with...

Jun 10, 2014, 15:14 ET
Bill Jacobs Cadillac is hosting a Cadillac Service Clinic to help its customers better understand their vehicles. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Auto Group)

Chicagoland Cadillac owners are invited to Bill Jacobs Cadillac Service Clinic

Pride, performance and vehicle commodities are among the chief reasons car shoppers choose Cadillac. To ensure its drivers are getting the most...

Apr 30, 2014, 17:31 ET
The 2015 Kia Sedona is one of many recently redesigned models that will be on the Bill Jacobs Kia lot this summer. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Bill Jacobs Kia's online financing tools help customers budget for new cars

As the car shopping experience moves from dealership lots to laptops, tablets and mobile devices, Bill Jacobs Kia in Joliet, Ill. continues to...

Apr 29, 2014, 11:27 ET
The 2015 Kia Sedona embodies Kia's progressive styling as the minivan moves into the next generation. (PRNewsFoto/ Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Chicagoland Kia dealer previews next-generation Kia Sedona before arrival

All-new and redesigned models have defined the Kia lineup in recent years as the automaker continues to make significant strides to revamp its...

Mar 24, 2014, 08:37 ET
Bill Jacobs Joliet is hosting the 38th annual Corvette Show and Swap Meet at its dealership April 6, 2014.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Bill Jacobs Joliet to host 38th annual Corvette Show and Swap Meet

Bill Jacobs Joliet, one of Chicagoland's premier Chevy dealers, has made its affinity for the Chevy Corvette known through the years. With...

Feb 28, 2014, 11:40 ET
Bill Jacobs Mazda provides the latest offerings from Mazda and the technical assistance to help drivers understand certain advanced features.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Chicago Mazda dealership helps customers understand in-car tech

During the car shopping process, consumers generally concern themselves with things things like immediate cost, fuel savings, cost-of-ownership,...

Feb 28, 2014, 11:12 ET
As the Kia Soul continues to gain popularity, more drivers are choosing the funky wagon over its competition.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group) names Kia Soul to Best New Cars of 2014 list

The awards continue piling up for the 2014 Kia Soul, as the fun-loving wagon recently was named to's Best New Cars of 2014 list. As one...

Feb 28, 2014, 11:04 ET
Bill Jacobs Cadillac will be one of approximately 400 Cadillac dealers to carry the all-new Cadillac ELR.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

New and redesigned vehicles to give Bill Jacobs Cadillac new look in 2014

Cadillac's recently reimagined logo is far from the only change car shoppers will notice on the Bill Jacobs Cadillac lot in 2014. While the...

Feb 21, 2014, 13:54 ET
Joe Bullard Acura sales consultants John McBryde and Patrick Norton were honored with Acura's Silver-Level membership designation in the 2013 Council of Sales Excellence Program.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Joe Bullard sales consultants earn accolades for exceptional client service

Two Joe Bullard Acura sales consultants — John McBryde and Patrick Norton — recently earned high honors from Acura by reaching...

Jan 29, 2014, 13:13 ET
The 2014 Kia Soul is not only one of the most visually appealing vehicles in its class, but also one of the most practical. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Kia Soul captures attention of Chicagoland drivers with character, performance

The Kia Soul is no longer a newcomer to the automotive world, but this year's redesigned model is still garnering plenty of attention from Joliet...

Jan 15, 2014, 11:19 ET
Participate in the Bill Jacobs Auto Blood Drive Jan. 18 and receive a voucher for a free oil change at the Joliet dealership.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Join the Bill Jacobs Auto blood drive and receive a free oil change

 Bill Jacobs Automotive, a group of car dealerships headquartered in Joliet, is teaming up with the Heartland Blood Center and offering free...

Jan 02, 2014, 10:18 ET
The 2014 Chevy Silverado has been named the Fleet Truck of the Year by Automotive magazine and Business Fleet magazine. (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Illinois businesses seeking fleet trucks find excellence in new Silverado

Continuing its reign of excellence after a redesign for the new model year, the 2014 Chevy Silverado has been named Fleet Truck of the Year by...

Dec 27, 2013, 10:09 ET
The Mazda 6, Mazda 3, and Mazda CX-5 earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the IIHS.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Three Mazda models earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation

Safely navigating through traffic in perfect conditions is a challenge in itself. Doing so in the snow, slush, and ice that cover Illinois roads...

Dec 23, 2013, 07:36 ET
The 2014 Kia Sportage is one of the most equipped utility vehicles for winter driving.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Kia Sportage helps Illinois drivers through challenging driving conditions

Winter driving in Illinois is no easy feat, especially for vehicles that aren't properly equipped to handle low traction, rough terrain, and poor...

Dec 20, 2013, 17:43 ET
In addition to its vehicle offerings, Maritime Ford provides a service department and collision repair center to help Wisconsin drivers get through the challenges of winter driving.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Maritime Ford service center offers parts, services to protect vehicles from harsh winter weather

Wisconsin drivers understand how quickly winter rears its ugly head, however, not everyone takes the proper steps to prepare their vehicles for...

Dec 19, 2013, 09:10 ET
Chevy Certified Used benefits give car shoppers the confidence necessary to make a purchasing decision.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Chevy Certified Used Program spells significant value for Illinois car shoppers

Making the choice between new and used cars is a challenge most car shoppers face. Although reliability and cutting-edge amenities only begin the...

Nov 27, 2013, 13:13 ET
Visit Bill Jacobs Auto Thanksgiving weekend and find Black Friday savings on new Kia and Subaru models.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Chicago Kia dealership delivers Black Friday savings throughout Thanksgiving weekend

As consumers flock to retail outlets late Thanksgiving evening and early into the morning on Black Friday, Chicago car shoppers can sleep in and...

Nov 27, 2013, 10:15 ET
The 2014 Mazda2 delivers convenient standard features and strong fuel economy for an affordable new car price.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

2014 Mazda2 brings new car affordability to Joliet Mazda dealership

While the 2014 Mazda3 and award-winning Mazda6 have been receiving a lot of attention from automotive reviewers after their impressive redesigns...

Nov 26, 2013, 17:55 ET
The 2014 Mazda6 earned the title of Popular Mechanics Car of the Year while the Mazda3 recently received several accolades of its own.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Award-winning Mazda6, Mazda3 generate buzz at Chicago Mazda dealership

In an age where consumers base a significant portion of their research on the reviews of auto experts and online reviewers, redesigned models like...

Nov 26, 2013, 07:56 ET
In a study conducted by USA Today,, and MotorWeek, the 2014 Kia Forte came out as the winner of the $20,000 compact car challenge.  (PRNewsFoto/Bill Jacobs Automotive Group)

Illinois Kia dealer highlights value of redesigned Kia Forte for holiday season

With the biggest shopping day of the year around the corner, many consumers are determined to find the best deals on the latest electronics,...