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Where can I currently find special offers on new cars in Elgin, IL?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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September 2020 Limited-Time Deals on New Volkswagen Models

Shopping for a new vehicle can be made all the more economically feasible when a special deal is on hand to help. Luckily, we at Elgin Volkswagen are currently offering an array of special financing rates, along with one heady MSRP discount!

The specials listed below are slated to expire on September 30th, so if you see something you like, take advantage of it soon. We recommend using our online shopping options to do so. Thanks for reading, and happy perusing!


Where can I find soju in the Elgin, IL area?

Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Korean Markets and Restaurants with Soju near Elgin

Soju is the single most consumed type of liquor on the planet. This popularity is owed to a variety of factors, including the heavy drinking culture of Korea and the growing international success of K-Pop and Korean media. It also has a low alcohol content compared to other liquors, which not only lends itself to a delightfully smooth taste, but allows the beverage to be sold at restaurants that hold a beer and wine license but no liquor license.

Trying out some Soju is a way to experience a bit of culture from home, which is especially valuable in this COVID-era wherein almost all international travel is a no-no for Americans. Where can one find it in the Elgin area?


Where can I find special offers on new cars during August 2020 in Elgin, IL?

Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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Current Elgin VW New Vehicle Specials

Here at Elgin Volkswagen, we’re always offering specials of one kind or another. These offers change from month to month. What deals are currently on hand during August 2020?


Are there incentives/benefits for hybrid and electric vehicles in Illinois?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Hybrid, PHEV and EV Incentives in the Land of Lincoln

Driving a hybrid or electric vehicle is good for the environment, and as such, governments have been known to encourage these vehicles’ adoption via special incentives. The federal U.S. government does so, and we’ll get into that later. But states sometimes do too. Are there any Illinois-provided incentives or benefits for drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles?


How much are tax, title and license fees in Illinois?

Sunday, July 19th, 2020
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Illinois Vehicle Purchase Tax, Title and License Fees

When buying a vehicle, there are an assortment of costs that may not be initially apparent. These are traditionally referred to as “hidden costs,” and three largely unavoidable hidden costs are tax, title and license fees. How much are tax, title and license fees in Illinois?


Where can I go for group meditation in the Elgin area?

Friday, July 17th, 2020
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Meditation Centers in and around Elgin, Illinois

Meditation was traditionally used in ancient India as a practice to bring the mind to full enlightenment and freedom from the cycle of birth and death. While it’s still used for that purpose, westerners have come to accept that the practice has a multitude of immediately tangible benefits as well. So whether you’re pursuing total satori or just a more balanced, focused mind with which to confront daily life, the meditative practice has a lot to offer.

In the Elgin area, we’re lucky to have a great selection of meditation spots to check out. Peruse the selection below for some of our favorites! Thanks for reading, and happy sitting.


Is outdoor recreation safe in Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic?

Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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Outdoor Recreation in Illinois during COVID-19: Safety and FAQs

Summer is in full swing, and it would certainly be a shame to miss the whole thing cooped up indoors. But missing things is a concept we’re getting quite used to in 2020, as our typical way of life remains heavily disrupted thanks to COVID-19. Though the disruption is certainly a bummer, irresponsible actions leading to contraction and spread of the virus would be far worse.

With this in mind, is it okay to exercise and enjoy oneself outdoors during the current pandemic?


What are the best walk routes in downtown Elgin?

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Where to Enjoy a Walk in Elgin, IL

Getting out for a walk, even if it’s just in the city, can be a surprisingly refreshing experience. Luckily for us, Elgin is a city that’s acclaimed for it’s walkability. It also enjoys plenty of attractions to check out to ensure that the walking experience is enjoyable throughout.

The Downtown Elgin Association has collaborated to compile some ideal walk routes through the city, along which you can not only enjoy yourselves but learn something as well. Just remember to be responsible; COVID is still out and about, so don’t gather in large groups, and maintain social distance. Also note that playgrounds are closed, but parks are open.


Where are the best places to have a picnic in Elgin, IL?

Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Elgin Area Top Picnic Spots

Having a nice picnic in the park is, for many, a near-essential summer activity. Luckily, the Elgin area is flush with great places to do so. From neighborhood parks to forest preserves, we’ve got it all. Whether you want to make the picnic part of a day trip with hiking included, or just walk down the block with the kids, the options are available for you in this Cook county region.

So scroll on down to reach into the grab bag of parks we’ve compiled below. Click whichever one happens to draw your finger, or go through them to make a methodical choice. Either way, you’ll be able to get out into nature, refresh the body, mind and soul. Chakras will be aligned, and third eyes will be cleansed; whatever vibes with you.


What movies were filmed in Elgin, IL?

Sunday, May 31st, 2020
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Cinema Filmed in Elgin: Trailer Compilation

It’s a special thrill to see somewhere you recognize onscreen. While Elgin doesn’t appear in as many films as, say, Chicago, it’s still made appearances through its fair share of popular cinema.

Sorting through the vast sea of existent films to find glimpses of Elgin can be an exhausting undertaking, however. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile six popular films below that feature Elgin as a filming location. Enjoy the trailers, see if you recognize anything (or anyone), and search the movie out on streaming services if it really captures your liking!

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