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07/19/16
Car Service with Child Car Seat Requirements
Filed under: General, Green Transportation, Green Chicago Limo Service
Posted by: Rebecca @ 8:10 pm

Child car seats are important for your child’s safety, and there are strict rules governing the use of them in private cars and commuter vehicles. So, are child car seats required in limos or taxis? The answer, in Illinois, anyway, is no. You do not need to use child car seats in limos or taxis in the state of Illinois.

Most Chicago limo companies and taxis do not offer child car seats or booster seats. They are not required by law to offer them and you are not required to use them when traveling in commercial cars. You are frequently welcome to bring your own and install them yourself, but you are also welcome to travel with your child without the car seat. This is clearly outlined in the Child Passenger Protection Act.

Some limo companies, such as Going Green Limousine, is family owned and understands the importance of traveling safely with children. Even though we are not required to deal with car seats, we are happy to provide our Chicago limo service with car seats. All of our vehicles are equipped with the latch system for properly installing car seats.

Traveling with children can be stressful, and if you want the added security of using a child safety seat with a car service, then dealing with the bulky heavy car seat can add even more woes to your plans. We certainly welcome you to bring your own, but we also give you the option of renting new and clean car seats from us. Our chauffeurs preinstall them for your convenience, so you can totally eliminate the car seat worry from your ground transportation. You can even rent our car seats for the convenience and just bring yours as cargo if you need it at the other end of your travels. We are completely flexible and only want to provide you with as much peace of mind as we can. That is also one of the reasons we offer every type of car seat.

Rear facing infant car seats with the base (five point harness) are good for infants from 5 to 22 pounds and up to 29″ in height. These seats are meant to go up to one year for your baby. However, many babies start outgrowing that seat as early as 9 months old. State law requires infants to stay rear facing for up to one year, and new safety guidelines recommend keeping your child rear facing for up to two years if possible. So, what is a parent to do? Introducing, the rear facing convertible car seat.

Rear facing convertible car seats (five point harness) are good for infants from 5 to 35 pounds. Once your child has hit 35 pounds, he will need to be forward facing.

Forward facing car seats (five point harness) are good for toddlers from 20 to 40 pounds and up to 43″ in height. Once your child has outgrown this seat, then he has outgrown the five point harness car seat options and is ready to move into a booster seat.

Booster seats are important because they raise your child to a height that can be appropriately used with the car’s own seat belt. There are two types of booster seats and they both accommodate the same weight and height of the child. The main difference is that the high back booster provides additional support for the correct seat belt height, which can be useful for the smaller child.

High back boosters are good for 30 to 100 pounds and 34″to 57″ in height.

Backless boosters are good for 30 to 100 pounds and 34″to 57″ in height.

Prices for child car seats in our limo service vary depending on the car seat:

Rear facing infant with base, $15
Rear facing convertible, $10
Forward facing toddler, $10
High back booster, $7
Backless booster, $5

When you make a reservation with us by phone or online, just let us know what type of car seat(s) you need and we will be happy to have them installed for you prior to your scheduled pick up. If you need help deciding which car seat, our reservationists will be able to assist you with general guidelines of height or weight or even age. 

We look forward to providing you with peace of mind family car service with child seats, whether you are renting ours, bringing your own, or going without child restraint devices. Book your Chicago limo service today and enjoy your family travels.

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07/02/16
Chicago Limo Partying Rules
Filed under: General, Green Transportation, Green Chicago Limo Service
Posted by: Rebecca @ 10:46 am

If you are renting a Chicago limo to party or celebrate, then you should know the rules so you can determine what type of limo to reserve. Some limos allow alcohol and others don’t. Some rules are created by the limo company and other rules are regulated by the city or the state. Keep the following in mind to have a good time:

Illinois law prohibits alcohol in non partitioned vehicles. This means the vehicle must have partition capability in order to allow passengers to drink alcohol while in the limo. Passengers must also be 21 or older by Illinois law. What does this mean for you? If you are of legal age and plan on drinking alcohol in the limo, be sure to reserve a limo with a partition. Stretch limos typically have a partition, while standard vehicles do not.

There are no Illinois laws regarding consumption of non alcoholic beverages or food in any vehicle. Every limo company will have different policies regarding this, so check with the limo service provider to find out what is and is not allowed. Typically, the limo company will provide bottled water. Other beverages and/or food may or may not be acceptable. There may also be a cleanup fee for spills.

Smoking is illegal in all Illinois public transportation vehicles. Smoking in any Illinois or Chicago limo, livery, or taxi, is against the law and passengers can be severely fined for breaking this law by both the police and the limo company. Vehicle detailing is required to rid the vehicle of smoke, and that cost may be passed on to the passenger(s).

Most limos no longer have sun or moon roofs, but if they do, you are not allowed to stand up through them. This is against the law as well as against most limo company policies for safety reasons.

Vehicles cannot be loaded beyond the passenger capacity. Passenger capacity can easily be determined by the number of seat belts installed in the vehicle. When ordering a limo, be sure the vehicle is truly capable of holding your party count. Some limo companies will sell a 10 passenger limo for a party of 10 (with the intention of squishing 10 people back there), but the limo may really only be seat belted for 10 passengers total. This means 8 passengers in back and 2 up front, 1 of which is for the driver. This means that only 8 people can legally be in back, 1 up front next to the driver (provided the seat has not been removed for cargo purposes), and 1 party member left standing on the curb. Ask questions, and if you don’t get solid answers, call a different limo company.

Going Green Limousine will be happy to help you answer any questions regarding limo policies and limo laws. Just give us a call at 773 295 5959 and any of our reservationists will be able to direct you. As a Chicago limo service provider, it is our job to be sure you not only have the right limo, but you have a great time without stressing over breaking any policies or laws. That is why we offer Peace of Mind transportation. Every time.

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06/25/16
The Truth Behind Why Chicago Limo Companies Oppose TNCs
Filed under: Green Transportation, Green Chicago Limo Service
Posted by: Rebecca @ 9:55 am

Apparently there are a lot of unknown facts surrounding the whole TNC debate. Many people think that Chicago taxis and Chicago limo companies are against Uber and Lyft and other “ride sharing” companies because we fear the competition. That is a false theory. We are fine with the competition, as long as it is fair. There is a very uneven playing field between TNCs and traditional public transportation companies and that is what needs to change. This entire debate and legal battle can easily be resolved by just making everyone play by the same rules.

I will not speak for the taxi industry, since I am not knowledgeable in that area. I will, instead, speak for Chicago limo service companies. The following is what we are required to do in order to provide public transportation. Quick side note, “ride sharing” is not really ride sharing. Ride sharing is meant to be NOT for profit. Uber, Lyft, and others are charging for the rides, and therefore this is public transportation. So, all of the rules should apply equally.

The city of Chicago REQUIRES the following of Chicago limo service providers:
Limo companies must be located in the city of Chicago (proof of address is required)
Limo company owner/independent operators must be background checked and fingerprinted
Limo company owner/independent operators must pay off any and all city debt and not be past due on child support
All vehicles must be 5 years or newer (a 6th year MAY POSSIBLY be allowed after an expensive inspection)
All vehicles must have city livery plates ($500 per year per plate)
All vehicles must have city stickers (price varies by vehicle type)
All vehicles must pay $3.50 per day (per vehicle) for Ground Transportation Tax to the city. We are NOT allowed to pass this cost on to our client.
All chauffeurs must have a Chauffeur’s Public License (hard card). This involves a 2 day course, followed by a difficult test, a drug test, physical exam, background check (which includes fingerprinting), all city debts paid, and past due child support brought current. This license renews annually, without the repeat of the course and written test.
Only city plated cars driven by licensed chauffeurs are allowed to pick up at the airport and drive into the city (and vice versa). This means if a Chicago limo company has state livery plates on a vehicle, that car is not allowed to go into the city, regardless if the chauffeur has a license or not.
Only city plated cars driven by licensed chauffeurs are allowed to go city to city (same rule as above).
All limo rides must be prearranged. It is against regulations for us to be summoned on the street.
All rates must be flat. We are not allowed to meter our rides (time and distance, etc).
All vehicles must have commercial auto insurance, for which a small business (such as 10 vehicles on the fleet), can expect to pay around $50,000 a year.

Here is why limo companies do not like the unfair playing field being allowed by TNCs:
They can live in the suburbs
They can drive any car
They can pick up and drop off between Chicago and the airports without a license
They can pick up and drop off from Chicago to Chicago without a license
They can have commuter plates
They do not need city stickers
They don’t pay Ground Transportation Tax and they are allowed to pass any city fees on to the customer
They do not need a license (see details above for what is involved in this)
They do not need to be background checked or finger printed
They do not need to pay off their city debts or catch up their child support
They can be summoned without being prearranged
Their rates are metered (time and distance)
They don’t need commercial insurance

Basically, they don’t have any rules to follow. They can pick up and drop off whenever they want, charge whatever they want, drive whatever they want, live wherever they want, and all without any commercial insurance to boot. If we did that, we would get ticketed and towed, which would cost approximately $2,000 and a risk of losing the right to do business in the city again. It’s very frustrating for those of us who pay all of the fees and play by all of the rules.

Now, if the rules are antiquated for TNCs, then they should be antiquated for Chicago limo companies and taxis. Some of these rules that we are forced to follow are just money makers for the city, but others are important for consumer safety. So, for Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and some of the aldermen fighting for the TNCs, to be so glib about antiquated safety measures, maybe they should take a step back and wonder WHY Uber is fighting so hard against fingerprinting. What exactly is it they are hiding? Of all the ordinances Alderman Beale tried to implement, fingerprinting became the showstopper. Doesn’t that make you wonder who is driving for these TNCs that even the TNCs don’t want it revealed?


     Stop illegal public transportation

Sorry, Rahm, I know Uber is your brother’s investment, but the people of Chicago are supposed to be your investment. You should be concerned with safety of our citizens first and foremost, and the well being of small Chicago businesses also. And if you truly believe all of the regulations are nonsense, then I expect you to do away with all of them for all of us providing public transportation.

In the meantime, we are glad to continue to offer our clients legal and licensed Chicago limo service. Thank you for your continued loyalty Going Green.


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05/26/16
Stretch Limo Seating Configurations
Filed under: General, Green Transportation
Posted by: Rebecca @ 9:38 pm

The seating arrangements in a stretch limo can vary, and the configuration may make a difference in the type of stretch limo you are interested in reserving. Always ask your limo reservationist for assistance if you are uncertain of what would work best for your stretch limo event transportation.

Typical stretch limo arrangements can be found below for your reference.

A 4 to 6 passenger stretch limo sedan typically has two bench rows facing each other and offers ample leg room. Some versions of this limo, however, have a J configuration, with the back seat in its traditional position and a bench row along the length of the stretch limo for additional seating. (Check out the interior of this classic stretch limo!)

An 8 to 10 passenger stretch limo most often has a J configuration, with the traditional back seat in the back and a bench row along one side of the stretch limo with a bar along the other side of the stretch limo.

When stretch limos are longer, such as a 12 passenger stretch limo or an 18 passenger stretch limo, the seating arrangements tend to alternate so that some parts of bench seats face each other while other parts of the bench seats face a bar or two, depending upon the length of the stretch limo. The back seating area in these stretches can be traditional, but more often than not they are designed with classier seating and commonly referred to as the Bride and Groom seating area of the stretch limo.

Buses do not get stretched, but they do have two different types of seating. Shuttle buses have row seating, where all of the passengers face forward. Party buses tend to have bench seating along one side or both sides of the bus, depending upon the placement of the limo bar(s).

If you are uncertain of how the stretch limo interiors look, you should ask your limo reservationist to email you photos or direct you to their stretch limo photo gallery on their limo website. While most limo transportation companies will provide you with a nice stretch limo, if it isn’t what you were expecting, then you will be disappointed. Better to have Peace of Mind and know exactly what your stretch limo will look like so that you can plan for your limo event. If you would like to see any of our stretch limos, you may request photos by email or visit our Going Green Limousine Chicago stretch limos at our Schiller Park location. Please call 773 295 5959 to schedule a stretch limo fleet viewing today.

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05/23/16
What to Expect from Limo Service
Filed under: General, Green Transportation, Green Chicago Limo Service
Posted by: Rebecca @ 3:01 pm

There are many modes of transportation available to you as a consumer. You can catch a ride with family or a friend, hail a taxi, hop on a bus, take a train, or reserve a limo. Chicagoans and people worldwide make this choice every day. Some people understand the value of taking a limo service, while others don’t really know what a limo service actually offers.

So, what does a limo service offer? Professionalism, for starters. Limo companies provide you with professional chauffeurs who are trained in this industry. They have safe driving records, know the areas they service, understand local traffic patterns, and can provide you with facts about the town and local eateries. They are good conversationalists who are skilled at knowing when a passenger wants to chat or when a passenger wants to nap. Small talk and silence, believe it or not, is a specialty trait. Professional chauffeurs assist with luggage, get doors, and provide you with refreshing bottled water. Additionally, Chicago limo chauffeurs are annually background checked, drug tested, and required to undergo a medical physical exam every year.

What about the limos themselves? They are newer, meticulously clean, and mechanically maintained to provide you with a safe and comfortable ride. Vehicles range from sedans to stretch limos, but you can rest assured that a limo service will be sure you get a car that you will enjoy riding in. And don’t forget, that professional chauffeur will help you get even more comfortable by adjusting the temperature to meet your needs and setting the ambiance with music of your request.

Is insurance important? What about business licenses? Yes! Professional limousine services will always have the proper insurance and registration required to operate in the town in which it is licensed. Getting into a vehicle that is not commercially insured could be disastrous for all parties involved and is completely unacceptable in the limo industry. Furthermore, not being properly licensed and registered could mean leaving a passenger stranded by the side of the road, which would be intolerable and stressful. A good limo company knows the importance of following rules and regulations and providing peace of mind at all times.

The next time you need airport transportation, limo service, or have a wedding, birthday, or any other event, consider your ground transportation options and what type of service will best get you to your destinations safely and on time. Then choose a limo company that is highly rated and reputable so that you know you will be receiving the top notch service you deserve. You may always call Going Green Limousine, Chicago limo service for all of Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Milwaukee Wisconsin areas. 773 295 5959

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05/19/16
Size does matter, with limos anyway
Filed under: General, Green Transportation, Green Chicago Limo Service
Posted by: Rebecca @ 8:46 pm

Size matters. And this is especially true when renting a black car service or stretch limo. Weddings, proms, airport transportation, or any other event that requires ground transportation must secure the right size vehicle. Unfortunately, consumers need to be aware of this when they are calling around limo price shopping, because many limo companies will misstate the vehicle capacity in order to get the limo booking.

Airport transportation consumers are not at risk of getting cheated as much as people with stretch limo needs. However, there are some things for which people needing airport transportation should consider, namely their cargo and the number of passengers. If you only have two passengers but six large suitcases, you will not fit in a standard sedan and you will need a large SUV. If the limo that comes to pick you up is not large enough for your luggage, then you will be forced to take a taxi with some of your bags. This is a bigger expense for you as well as a hassle. And if there is only one passenger, well . . . then you will have to separate from some of your luggage. Either way, it’s not a good scenario. So, be sure to be accurate with your passenger and luggage count so that you reserve a vehicle large enough for your belongings as well as your personal comfort. (Quick note: stretch limos do not have more cargo space. The builders stretch the car, not the trunk, so there tends to be very limited cargo space in stretch limos, which is one of the reasons we do not use them for airport transportation.)

A major problem with vehicle capacity in the limo industry comes into play when a limo company tries to sell an undersized vehicle. This is typically done because that stretch limo is either the only one the limo company has, or it is the only one available for that day and time. Whatever the reason, it’s bad news for you, the consumer, and for multiple reasons.

First, you are overpaying for a vehicle. If you order a 10 passenger stretch limo and the company sends you an 8 passenger stretch limo, you just received a smaller stretch for the bigger stretch limo price.

Second, the stretch limo is not insured for over capacity. If you load 10 passengers in an 8 passenger stretch limo, the insurance will be void, leaving everyone in a very precarious situation.

Third, you will be cramped beyond comfort. A limo capacity is typically obtained by the number of seat belts installed (or what should be installed if the limo is built to code). When you’re limo pricing, a 12 passenger stretch limo should have 12 seat belts in the back. This means you will have 12 people sitting side by side uniformly. This may or may not be the most comfortable arrangement. Therefore, if you are going to have 12 people, you may want a slightly larger stretch limo, such as a 14 passenger stretch limo, so that you have some personal space and wiggle room. Certainly, if you have 12 large guys, a 12 passenger stretch is not the correct choice. Remember to also take your apparel into consideration. Bridal gowns and tuxedos should not risk getting crumpled in the wedding limo.

It is important to note that this counting of seat belts does not include the driver up front, and potentially the front passenger seat as well. Some limo companies will sell you a 12 passenger stretch limo, but it only has 10 seat belts in back and they are counting the 2 up front. Unfortunately, the driver’s seat is already spoken for and the passenger seat, if there is one (sometimes they are removed for a cooler location or other supplies), means someone is sitting up front and missing the fun.

For the reasons just mentioned above, you will notice that we actually sell our stretch limos with a number range. Our 12 to 14 passenger Lincoln Navigator stretch limo SUV actually has 14 seat belts in back. (Notice, we don’t count the 2 seats up front). However, the number of passengers who will fit comfortably in the back will depend largely upon the size of the people, therefore we prefer to sell it as a 12 passenger stretch limo that can legally hold 14 people. How many passengers you choose to put back there is your choice, as long as it does not exceed our maximum loading capacity. We do the same thing with our 18 to 20 passenger Cadillac Escalade stretch limo SUV. It’s only fair, but we are a family owned limo company, so we do things a little differently.

So please be warned, if you are ordering a 10 passenger stretch limo, you may see an 8 passenger stretch limo pull up to your door instead. When you are price shopping, ask how many seat belts are in back, and when the limo arrives at your house for your special event, don’t be afraid to check the loading capacity before entering. And of course, for your own personal comfort and enjoyment, consider ordering a stretch limo that is slightly larger than your party size. You are getting a limo because you want to have fun, and while we certainly hope all of the passengers like each other, sitting that close to each other is most certainly not the ambiance you want.

Have fun shopping for your airport car service and your event limo service. Just be sure to ask questions regarding cargo space and personal comfort. Your black car service and limo service should be giving you peace of mind, not sweaty armpits. And that is not stretching the truth.

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05/12/16
Choosing Your Prom Limo
Filed under: General, Green Living, Green Transportation, Green Chicago Limo Service
Posted by: Rebecca @ 4:37 pm

Getting to the prom is part of the excitement of the night, so it’s a choice you want to make wisely. There are many options, and this is a night where a taxi (yes, including a Mom-Taxi), may not be your ideal preference. You may even be considering driving yourself. However, the flair of stepping out of your house in your tuxedo with your elegantly dressed date and having a professionally dressed chauffeur open your car door for you can set the mood for the night. You went to the trouble of picking out the perfect corsage or boutonniere, now pick out the perfect prom car.

If it’s just you and another person, a sedan or small SUV may be all you want for your private car service. You and your date can sit comfortably in the back seat while your chauffeur takes you to the prom. If you have up to six or seven people going together, a large SUV will give you a presidential sensation for your prom arrival. If photo stops are on your agenda, charter the vehicle or inquire about prom packages.

Looking for a stretch limo for an elegant entrance or Hollywood approach? Stretch limos can hold a variety of different passenger counts, whether you have eight people or twenty. Typically, these vehicles are equipped with televisions, DVD players, music hookups, and a bar with glassware that will be stocked with soda and bottled water.

Whichever vehicle you decide, remember to choose a reputable limo company so that you are not surprised without a ride on the night of your prom. Safety is of the utmost importance, so you want a limo company that is properly licensed and insured and employs reputable chauffeurs who are also personal. Prom is a once in your lifetime event, so take no chances. Chicago limo companies are plentiful, but many may not be a good fit for your prom.

We will be happy to provide you with the best ground transportation service you can get for your prom night. Call Going Green Limousine at 773-295-5959 and ask about our prom limo packages today. We hope you have a wonderful and memorable event.

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05/04/16
6 Tips for an Eco Prom
Filed under: General
Posted by: Rebecca @ 8:38 pm

Proms, or promenades as they are formally know, originated in the universities back in the 19th century as a celebration for their graduates. Over the years, proms have transformed and now take place as early as high school, including junior high. Formal attire is still customary, but fashion trends continuously change through the decades. Another alteration to the proms of yesteryear is that while proms of the past tended to be mainly enjoyed by couples, now it is socially acceptable to go solo or join a group of friends. Some prom concepts remain constant, such as ball rooms and limo transportation. However, one of the newer changes on the prom scene is the movement toward the environmentally conscious prom, also known as the eco prom.

Fortunately, more and more teenagers are becoming aware of the dangers of climate change and are willing to tackle the problem through lifestyle changes. Prom is a great chance to showcase how easy it is to have a formal and traditional event while still being green. Follow the tips below to have an Eco prom, whether you choose to go simple or all out elegant.

Fashion: Sustainable clothing is becoming easier and easier to obtain, and with the different fabric choices now available, you don’t have to wear a hemp T-shirt to the prom (although the men are welcome to wear them underneath their tuxedos). Organic cotton, organic silk, bamboo, hemp, and soy are just some of the fashion options being used to create ecofriendly garments. Shop for locally sourced materials or search for fair trade fashion suppliers. Of course, you can also shop for a used gown as recycling is an even greener way to go. Most prom gowns are only worn once, so even a used dress is going to be like new. Which brings us to the next idea: buy a gown you can wear more than once. Some dresses can be dressed up or dressed down, so you can maximize its potential. Another option to also to rent a dress. It is more cost effective to rent than own, and then you can choose any gown you want without worrying about its prospective to be worn for another occasion.


This is a 100% hemp knit gown handcrafted by a famed Danish knitter in sweatshop-free Europe. Priced at $299 at the time of this posting. Visit Rawganique for details on this dress and others.

Makeup and Nails: Skip the fakes. Mock nails and false eyelashes are unsafe for the environment and the toxins are very unhealthy for you. Go natural and let your own beauty shine, or use all natural products. Mineral makeup, natural eyeliner, natural mascara, natural lipstick, and natural nail polish can all enhance your appearance without hurting you or the Earth. Abe’s Market is a great online marketplace for natural products from different vendors who list all of their ingredients so you can make an informed choice.

Shoes: Shoes have long been touted as the main accessory to your fashion statement. However, if you think about it, you really don’t wear them, especially at the prom. Unless you’re wearing sneakers, there’s a good chance that your shoes will be under the table from dinner until dawn, or at least until midnight when you head back to your carriage, or our limo as the case may be. So, consider being shoe smart when shopping for your prom. You can choose comfortable flats or even heels that you can wear with future outfits; but avoid the specific shoe that will only be worn this one time. There are several options for shoes now that help with eco choices, too. From fake leather and recycled vinyl to hemp and cork, you can find some simple buy stylish shoes that will be comfortable for you and help the Earth breath a little easier, too. And of course, fair trade or locally sourced and made is always the best option with any purchase.

Purses: You most likely want your purse to match your shoes or your outfit, or maybe you distinctly don’t want to match at all and go with sharp contrast. Either way, the purse is another one of those items that you will most likely leave at the table and forget about until the dancing is done. If you are planning on leaving your purse unattended, please be sure not to keep any identification, keys, cash, credit cards, or jewelry inside it. Keep a small personal bag that you can wear on your body with these essential items. A clutch is usually the most chosen bag for prom due to its size, but it also is one of the most inconvenient since you need to hold it (clutch it) in your hand at all times (hence the name, clutch). A purse with small handles that can hang on your shoulder right under your arm may be better for dancing. A cross body purse is also relatively comfortable and depending upon the style, can accessorize your gown. However, for the most part, your purse is not going to be comfy on the dance floor, so strap your important things to your thigh with a thigh purse or garter purse and if you have more items, keep those in a bigger bag at the table or coat check. Rather than spend money on a one time use purse, choose a sustainable option that can be used long term, and look for items made from organic cotton, hemp, and even recycled yoga mats (see below). And, obviously, locally made, locally sourced, and fair trade are a given when purchasing purses.


This lined purse is handmade in Colorado of jute yoga mat mixed with a black yoga mat and can be worn as a cross body purse. Priced at only $28 at the time of this posting. Visit OlovesM for details and additional products.

Jewelry: Jewelry is tricky, especially once you learn about blood diamonds or conflict diamonds. There are ethical jewelers out there, though, so you can find the perfect sparkle for your dress. Most jewelry can be worn again with other outfits, so pick something you like and just make sure it comes from a pure source. You can also get necklaces, bracelets, and earrings made from lab created (synthetic) gemstones, recycled glass, recycled vinyl, and hemp.

Transportation: You may be wondering how transportation can be green unless you’re taking the train to the prom. Believe it of not, you can green your ride with an eco car service. While there are not many limo companies yet offering the green option, there are a few like Going Green Limousine out there. Our Chicago limo company offers hybrid sedans and Flex-Fuel SUVs, which are perfect for prom parties from one to seven passengers. More than seven passengers can also get a green ride, even though it will be in a stretch limo. Our limo company has a carbon offsetting program in place for stretch SUV limo rentals, so you can feel confident about your ride resulting in trees being planted in the Atlantic Rain Forest. There’s also the added benefit of using a stretch limo by reducing the number of vehicles on the road. For example, if you put eighteen passengers in our stretch Cadillac Escalade SUV, there will be only one vehicle on the road instead of nine sedans for nine couples, or eighteen cars for eighteen people, or . . . you get the idea. It’s definitely a way to green your prom limo service. Another advantage of having a limo is being able to enjoy the entire prom without worrying about driving and parking. And it is a time honored tradition to have that extra indulgence on your prom night. If a limo is not on your radar for prom, then consider carpooling to reduce your carbon footprint on prom night. And if you happen to take the train or bus, enjoy the ride knowing you are attending prom night without adding injury to our planet.

Going Green Limousine, Chicago Prom Limo for up to 20  passengers in our Cadillac Escalade stretch SUV (pictured above). Four hour split charter prom packages available. Charters include complimentary soda and bottled water. Stemware is provided. Make your reservations by phone at 773-295-5959 or online at Going Green Limousine.

There are many ways to have a green prom. We would love to hear some other ideas you have to help make proms more environmental without reducing the emotional impact of this very special evening. I look forward to hearing from you.

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12/19/11
Daily December Deal, Day 19 for Chicago Limo Service
Filed under: General
Posted by: Rebecca @ 1:35 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 19

Chicago Loop to O’Hare or Midway, just $49 with today’s Daily December Deal. This offer is good for hybrid sedans and hybrid SUVs for up to 4 people. Need a large SUV for up to 7 people? Just add $25 to the $49 rate. If you live outside the Chicago Loop area, you can still benefit from today’s deal. Just ask us for a quote and mention DDD19.

To receive this promotional offer, just mention DDD19 when you make your reservation online or by phone by 11:59pm on December 19, 2011.

Choosing a Private Car Service Instead of a Taxi

A private car service, also known as a limo service, is different than a taxi in several ways. Going Green Limousine offers private cars that are well maintained and immaculate. Our chauffeurs are more than just drivers. They are personal assistants who will help  you with your luggage, get your door, and accommodate to your needs. Do you want the temperature adjusted hotter or cooler? Would you like the radio on or off? If you want to chat with the driver, you will be met with pleasant conversation. Prefer peace and quiet on the drive? Our chauffeur will get you there safely while you rest comfortably.

Of course, complimentary bottled water is always available in our vehicles; as well as reading materials. Getting on a plane? Going to a hotel? Or would you just like something to read at home? Be sure to help yourself to a complimentary issue of Mindful Metropolis, available in all of our vehicles.

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/18/11
Daily December Deal, Day 18 for Chicago Limo Service
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 5:27 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 18

Save $5 on every reservation made today. To receive this promotional offer, just mention DDD18 when you make your reservation online or by phone by 11:59pm on December 18, 2011.

Going Green Limousine Provides Chicago Airport Transportation, Chicago Ground Transportation, Point to Point Transfers, and Limo Charters

As the premiere eco Chicago car service, Going Green Limousine provides all kinds of limo service to the Chicago land area as well as to surrounding suburbs, Northwest Indiana, and the Milwaukee Wisconsin area. No travel is too far for us, so if you need a custom  quote, just send us an email or give us a call. 

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/16/11
Daily December Deal, Day 17
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 10:13 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 17

Make a reservation today and we will plant a tree in the Atlantic Rain Forest. To receive this promotional offer, just mention DDD17 when you make your reservation online or by phone by 11:59pm on December 17, 2011.

BONUS! Agree to a tree! Donate just $1 and we will plant TWO (2) trees for your ride. Just mention Tree Agree and we will add $1 to your fare and plant 2 trees.

Going Green Limousine wants the Atlantic Rain Forest to Thrive

The Atlantic Rain Forest is one of the most bio-diverse forests and is in severe endangerment. Going Green Limousine periodically plants trees in this beautiful Brazilian rain forest, and we are happy to plant even more with this December Daily Deal. Just mention DDD17 and we will plant a tree with your ride. Mention DDD17 and TREE AGREE and we will plant two trees with your $1 donation.

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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Daily December Deal, Day 16
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 5:28 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 16

Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, or become our Neighbor on Merchant Circle and receive $15 off your next Going Green Limousine Chicago service. To take advantage of today’s Daily December Deal, just send us an email and let us know which social media platform(s) you are using to stay in touch with us and we will credit you with $15 to use on your next Chicago ground transportation. To be social, we are extending this offer an extra day! Be sure to mention DDD16 in your email and send it by 11:59pm on December 17, 2011 to receive this promotional offer.

Going Green Limousine is more than eco, we’re social, too.

We enjoy staying in touch with our clients and associates, so please add us to your favorite social media platforms. In addition to benefiting from our Daily December Deal, you will also be privy to specials and offers that are only made available on our social media platforms.

Follow @GreenCarService on Twitter 

Like Going Green Limousine on Facebook

Become the neighbor of Going Green Limousine on Merchant Circle

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/14/11
Daily December Deal, Day 15 for Chicago Limo Service
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 11:48 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 15

Winter Wedding? Take advantage of today’s Daily December Deal and add some green to your white wedding. Save $20/hour off any charter requiring 3 hours or more. This offer is good for our hybrid sedans, hybrid SUVs, flex-fuel SUVs, and 8 passenger stretch limos. Mention DDD15 when making your reservation online or by phone. Reservations must be made by 11:59pm on December 15, 2011 to receive this promotional offer.

Going Green for your Winter White Wedding

Start your marriage with your green foot forward. Your white wedding can be made greener by using eco friendly transportation. Choose from hybrid sedans, hybrid SUVs, flex-fuel SUVs, or 8 passenger stretch limos. Our hybrids reduce emissions by up to 80% and we have a carbon offsetting program in place for stretch limo rentals, which means your white wedding can be green and still  provide you with luxury transportation.

Regular Chicago stretch limo charter rates are as follows:
3 passenger hybrid sedan, $60/hour plus gratuity
4 passenger hybrid SUV, $60/hour plus gratuity
7 passenger flex-fuel SUV, $80/hour plus gratuity
8 passenger stretch limo, $100/hour plus gratuity


Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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Daily December Deal, Day 14
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 6:09 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 14

Travel with the kids stress free and get a free car seat rental! Mention
DDD14 when making your reservation online or by phone. This offer is valid for up to two free rentals on each trip booked today. Reservations must be made by 11:59pm on December 14, 2011 to receive this promotional offer.

Chicago Car Service with Car Seats

Whether you are traveling with an infant or a youngster, we have a car seat or booster that fits your child’s height and weight. While some Chicago limo companies offer three basic types of car seats/boosters, we can actually provide you with one of five different kinds. Additionally, our car seats are clean and sanitized and arrive already installed for your convenience.

Our Five Point Harness Car Service Car Seats:

Rear facing infant, $10 rental (FREE with this offer)
Convertible, rear facing, $10 rental (FREE with this offer)
Convertible, forward facing, $10 rental (FREE with this offer)
Forward facing toddler/preschooler, $10 rental (FREE with this offer)

Our Booster Car Service Car Seats:

High Back, $7 rental (FREE with this offer)
Backless, $5 rental (FREE with this offer)

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/13/11
Daily December Deal, Day 13
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 12:36 am

Daily December Deal, Day 13

Book four hours or more and charter an 8 passenger stretch limo for the price of a large SUV charter. Only $80/hour plus gratuity. Overtime will be billed at the discounted rate as well, so party for as long as you like. Not valid on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Mention DDD13 when making your reservation online or by phone. Reservations must be made by 11:59pm on December 13, 2011 to receive this promotional offer.

                                          
What to Expect with a Stretch Limo Charter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
When you charter your Chicago stretch limo, the chauffeur and vehicle are at your disposal. It includes unlimited stops so you can go wherever you want and stay for as long as you like. All stretch limo charters include complimentary ice, bottled water, and glassware, so you are welcome to bring your own alcohol (provided all passengers are 21). We can stock the bar for you as well, just ask us for our price lists. And of course, since we are Going Green Limousine, we will offset your carbon footprint with donations to local environmental causes.

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/12/11
Daily December Deal, Day 12
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 9:25 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 12

The 12 Days of Christmas don’t start until after December 25th, but today’s Daily December Deal is giving you your 12th ride free. Buy 11 trips today and get your 12th trip free. Mention DDD12 when making your reservation online or by phone. Since this Daily December Deal was posted late, you get one more day to save. Reservations must be
made by 11:59pm on December 13, 2011 to receive this promotional offer.

                                          
Ride 11 times and get your 12th Chicago limo service free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Whether you need Chicago airport transportation or Chicago point to point service, Going Green Limousine will take you there in a clean and comfy, luxurious sedan or SUV. Our hybrids and flex-fuels are new and well maintained, and for an added bonus you get to travel with a reduced carbon footprint.

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/11/11
Daily December Deal, Day 11
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 2:29 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 11

Christmas deals shouldn’t be a crap shoot. Here is a win/win gamble for you. Take 11 off your next trip with us in any of our sedans or SUVs. $11 or 11%; it’s your choice. Mention DDD11 when making your reservation online or by phone; and be sure to tell us if you want to save $11 or 11%. Reservations must be made by 11:59pm on
December 11, 2011 to receive this promotional offer.

                                          
Going Green Shouldn’t be a Gamble                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Don’t take a gamble on your car service. Going Green Limousine is always on time with safe, clean, and mechanically sound vehicles. With today’s offer, you have nothing to lose. Save either $11 or 11% on any fare booked for one of our sedans or SUVs (good for up to 7 people). Once you take a gamble on Going Green Limousine, we are confident you won’t use another Chicago limo car service.

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/10/11
Daily December Deal, Day 10
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 12:06 am

Daily December Deal, Day 10

Book a New Year’s Day limo charter and ring in the New Year with style and a reduced carbon footprint. Various package options are available, as shown below. Charters must take place between 9:00am and midnight on New Year’s Day. Mention DDD10 when making your
reservation online or by phone. Reservations must be made by 11:59pm on December 10, 2011 to receive this promotional offer. Offer based on availability only.


New Year’s Day Charters

Ring in the New Year with Going Green Limousine Chicago charters. Sedans,  SUVs, and stretch limo charters are available for city tours as well as brunches, wine tastings, and any other event for which you need transportation. All passengers will receive Carma Cash, which doesn’t expire and can be used on any future ride with Going Green Limousine.

New Year’s Day Sedan Charter (up to 3 passengers), $160 for 3 hours plus gratuity. Each additional hour is only $50, so book the vehicle for as long as you need it. Additional discounts are available for charters requiring 5 hours or more.

New Year’s Day SUV Charter (up to 4 passengers) $175 for 3 hours plus gratuity. Each additional hour is only $55, so book the vehicle for as long as you need it. Additional discounts are available for charters requiring 5 hours or more.

New Year’s Day SUV Charter (up to 7 passengers) $225 for 3 hours plus gratuity. Each additional hour is only $70, so book the vehicle for as long as you need it. Additional discounts are available for charters requiring 5 hours or more.

New Year’s Day Stretch Limo Charter* (up to 8 passengers) $285 for 3 hours plus gratuity. Each additional hour is only $90, so book the vehicle for as long as you need it.

*Add the “Sunday, Bloody  Mary Sunday” stocked bar option for only $50 to your stretch limo charter.

*Add the “Tequila SUNdayRise” stocked bar option for only $50 to your stretch limo charter.

*Add the “Mimosa Monday on a Sunday” stocked bar option for only $50 to your stretch limo charter.

Other stocked bar options are also available. Complimentary ice, water, and glassware is included in every charter.

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/09/11
Daily December Deal, Day 9
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 9:04 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 9

Take $9 off any trip in a hybrid sedan or hybrid SUV booked today. Mention DDD9 when making your reservation online or by phone. Reservations must be made by 11:59pm on December 10, 2011 to receive this promotional offer. (This offer has been extended by a full day due to the late posting of today’s daily deal!)


Chicago Green Car Service

Chicago limos, like limos everywhere, spend the majority of their day idling. Many people just think of stretch limos when they think of limousine companies; however, sedans are actually the bigger offenders. There are more black Town Car type sedans servicing the limo industry than stretch limos in general, and those vehicles idle in front of people’s homes, at the airports, and in city traffic day and night.

Going Green Limousine reduces the emissions emitted by idling limo sedans by using hybrid limo sedans and hybrid limo SUVs. Our hybrid green car limo fleet reduces emissions by up to 80% and sometimes even more. They are spacious and equipped with all of the limo amenities, such as leather seating, bottled water, and reading materials. Some of our hybrids even include digital backseat entertainment and on board computers with WiFi.

Take advantage of today’s offer and see what it’s like to be Going Green. Don’t just think green. Limo service providers like Going Green Limousine are not the norm yet, but as more and more people realize the impact they are making with their everyday decisions, the decision to start Going Green will be as easy as making a reservation with us.

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.

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12/08/11
Daily December Deals, Day 8
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Posted by: Rebecca @ 8:14 pm

Daily December Deal, Day 8

Reserve a stocked bar Chicago Limo Charter and save 20% on all stocked bar options. This offer is good for stretch limos up to 8 passengers and is based on availability, so please be sure to book early.

Mention DDD8 when making your reservation online or by phone. Reservations must be made by 11:59pm on December 8, 2011 to receive this promotional offer.


Chicago Limo Charter Service

Going Green Limousine offers charter service in all of our vehicles, including our hybrid sedans, hybrid SUVs, and flex-fuel SUVs. However, due to state law, if you want to drink in the back of a limo, you need a stretch limo with a partition. Therefore, you may only drink in the back of a stretch limo in Chicago.

With any of our stretch limo charters, we always provide complimentary ice, bottled water, and glassware. You are always welcome to bring your own alcohol. However, with this deal, you can take advantage of a stocked bar option without paying full fare.

Chicago Stretch Limo Charter Stocked Bar Options

Going Green Limousine offers several stocked bar options. Our regular rates are as follows:

Domestic Beer, $25

Imported Beer, $35

Champagne, $40

1 liquor plus soda and juice, $55

2 liquors plus soda and juice, $75

3 liquors plus soda and juice, $100

(Choose from Vodka, Gin, and Rum)

Additional liquors/packages available upon request.

Reservations

To make your reservation securely online, visit our website or call us at 773-295-5959.


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