Local car dealers to host 2022 BBQ for the Troops on July 16 to raise funds for USO Illinois

  • For the 10th year, new-car dealers in the Chicago area are hosting a Barbeque for the Troops, a community fundraiser for USO Illinois, on Saturday, July 16.

    For the 10th year, new-car dealers in the Chicago area are hosting a Barbeque for the Troops, a community fundraiser for USO Illinois, on Saturday, July 16. Daily Herald file photo

Posted7/12/2022 12:52 PM

Chicago area new-car dealers will host the 10th annual USO Barbecue for the Troops fundraiser on Saturday, July 16.

Dealers throughout the suburbs and Chicago are rallying their communities to say thank you to those who have been serving on the home front and front lines around the world.


All donations go to the USO Illinois.

Area residents can show support by visiting a participating dealer on July 16 or during July.

For the past nine years, Chicagoland's new-car dealers have led the charge in supporting hometown heroes by hosting Barbeque for the Troops community fundraisers for USO Illinois.

Since the program's inception in 2013, dealers have raised more than $950,000 for local military and their families. They are looking to make it to $1 million for 2022.

Participating dealers and the USO Illinois are also giving people the opportunity to nominate someone deserving of the Ultimate At-Home BBQ via a social media contest.

Visit Facebook.com/DriveChicago to enter through Aug. 1, 2022.

The winner will receive a gift card to a local BBQ restaurant, at-home grilling essentials (apron and grilling set) and more.

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For map of the over 60 participating dealers, visit drivechicago.com/usobbq.aspx.

• Antioch: Raymond Chevrolet, 118 W. Route 173; or Raymond Kia, 119 W. Route 173

• Arlington Heights: Arlington Heights Ford, 801 W. Dundee Road

• Barrington: Marquardt of Barrington, 1421 S. Barrington Road; Wickstrom Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 660 W. Northwest Hwy.; and Wickstrom Ford Lincoln, 600 W. Northwest Hwy.

• Berwyn: Berwyn Kia, 7050 Ogden Ave.

• Bridgeview: Advantage Chevrolet of Bridgeview, 8200 S. Harlem Ave.

• Calumet City: Advantage Toyota of River Oaks, 1970 River Oaks Drive

• Carol Stream: Joe Cotton Ford, 175 W. North Ave.

• Chicago: North City Honda, 6600 N. Western Ave.; and Toyota of Lincoln Park, 1561 N. Fremont St.


• Countryside: Jack Phelan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 5859 S. La Grange Road

• Crystal Lake: Brilliance Honda, 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave.; and Crystal Lake Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 5404 S. Route 31

• Des Plaines: AutoNation Honda O'Hare, 1533 S. River Road

• Downers Grove: Pugi Volkswagen, 2020 Ogden Ave.

• East Dundee: Dundee Ford, 800 Dundee Ave.

• Elburn: Bob Jass Chevrolet, 300 S. Main St.

• Elgin: Brilliance Subaru of Elgin, 1500 N. Randall Road

• Forest Park: Hawk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 7911 W. Roosevelt Road

• Fox Lake: Ray Chevrolet, 39 N. Route 12; and Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 23 N. Route 12

• Glen Ellyn: Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet, 300 Roosevelt Road

• Glenview: Glenview Luxury Imports, 301 Waukegan Road; Jennings Chevrolet, 241 Waukegan Road; and Jennings Volkswagen, 201 Waukegan Road

• Grayslake: City Chevrolet of Grayslake, 1000 E. Belvidere Road

• Highland, Indiana: Webb Hyundai Genesis, 9236 S. Indianapolis Blvd.

• Hodgkins: Advantage Chevrolet, 9510 W. Joliet Road

• Hoffman Estates: Muller's Woodfield Acura, 1149 W. Golf Road

• Homewood: Chevrolet of Homewood, 18033 Halsted St.; and Ford of Homewood, 3233 W. 183rd St.

• Lansing: Napleton's River Oaks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 17225 Torrence Ave.

• Libertyville: Liberty Auto City, 1000 E. Park Ave.

• Lincolnwood: Loeber Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 4255 W. Touhy Ave.; and Toyota of Lincolnwood, 7225 N. Cicero Ave.

• Lyons: Jack Phelan Chevrolet, 4000 S. Harlem Ave.

• McHenry: Gary Lang Auto Group, 1107 S. Route 31

• Merrillville, Indiana: Webb Hyundai Mitsubishi, 1000 W. US Hwy. 30

• Naperville: Advantage Acura of Naperville, 2275 Aurora Ave.

• Niles: Golf Mill Ford, 9401 N. Milwaukee Ave.

• Oak Lawn: Kelly Nissan, 4300 W. 95th St.; Oak Lawn Toyota Scion, 4320 W. 95th St.; and Webb Chevrolet-Oak Lawn, 9440 S. Cicero Ave.

• Orland Park: Joe Rizza Ford, Lincoln, Alfa Romeo & Maserati, 1830 W 159th St.

• Oswego: Hennessy's River View Ford, 2200 U.S. Hwy. 30

• Peotone: Pearl Chrysler Dodge Jeep, 701 S. Governors Hwy.

• Plainfield: Webb Chevrolet-Plainfield, 16140 S. Lincoln Hwy.

• Pontiac: Heller Motors, 720 S. Deerfield Road

• Skokie: McGrath Evanston Subaru, 3340 Oakton St.

• St. Charles: Fox Valley Buick GMC, 1421 E. Main St.; Fox Valley Volkswagen, 4050 E. Main St.; and Hawk Ford of St. Charles, 2525 E. Main St.

• Tinley Park: Apple Chevrolet, 8585 W. 159th St.; and Family Hyundai, 8101 W. 159th St.

• Villa Park: Haggerty Buick GMC, 300 W. Roosevelt Road

• Waukegan: Classic Toyota Scion Kia, 425 N. Greenbay Road

• West Chicago: Haggerty Ford, 330 E. Roosevelt Road

• Wheeling: Bill Stasek Chevrolet, 700 W. Dundee Road

• Wilmington: D'Orazio Ford, 1135 S. Water St.

Donation-only locations

• Lincolnwood: Hyundai of Lincolnwood, 6747 N. Lincoln Ave.; and Kia of Lincolnwood, 6750 N. Lincoln Ave.

• Palatine: Chevrolet of Palatine, 151 E. Lake-Cook Road; and Hyundai of Palatine, 221 E. Lake-Cook Road.


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