Germantown dealership to invest $3.5 million with new and improved facility to be built at 7801 State Route 161
Chevrolet customers will soon discover how a more welcoming atmosphere will enhance the experience of buying a new/pre-owned vehicle or servicing a vehicle at Jansen Chevrolet in Germantown.
“The new facility located at 7801 State Route 161 will provide area consumers a higher standard of customer convenience and service satisfaction,” said Mike Jansen. “In addition, this will give our facility a more inviting and refreshed look that they expect from a Chevy dealership.”
The differences to the new Jansen Chevrolet dealership will be immediately apparent, including an inviting exterior facade with updated signage; a bright showroom featuring a customer greeting station, and comfortable customer lounge offering free Wi-Fi Internet access, expanded kids play area, refreshment station and much more.
Jansen estimates that the new facility will add up to six more new jobs at the dealership, and over 100 new construction jobs to this area.
Construction will begin soon, possibly before April 15 with an approximate completion date set for the end of this year.
Special Olympics athletes, leaders and family members from 39 states, including Illinois, converged on Capitol Hill on March 18 for Special Olympics’ 12th annual “Capitol Hill Day.” Throughout the day, Special Olympics athletes held more than 250 face-to-face meetings with their Congressional representatives to advocate for continued federal support for critical health and education services provided by Special Olympics that transcend the playing field and transform classrooms, communities and lives.
Special Olympics self-advocates educated lawmakers and their staffs about the significant consequences that arise from the stigma and stereotypes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities face and how that impacts their lives in the areas of health care, education and more. They were able to effectively convey the high-impact and cost-effectiveness of Special Olympics’ programming that addresses these issues, securing support from numerous bipartisan legislators.
Participating in this year’s Capitol Hill Day was Special Olympics Illinois athlete Alex Huegen, 14, of Bartelso, his mother Crystalyn, and Special Olympics Illinois president & CEO Dave Breen. The Illinois delegation met with U.S. Reps. Mike Bost (District 12) and John Shimkus (District 15), along with legislative aides for Tammy Duckworth (District 8) and Bill Foster (District 11).
The village of Albers is kicking off its 125th birthday celebration on June 13 with an all-day party at Albers Park. A year full of activities is being planned in connection with the town’s Quasquicentennial celebration set for the weekend of June 4-5, 2016. At left: Jack Schaefer, Albers’ oldest resident who is 98 this year, started the celebration by purchasing the first ticket for a chance to win $10,000 from the Albers 125 raffle. Tickets are available for $100 each and can be purchased by calling Albers Village Hall at 618-248-5154. Pictured with Schaefer are Raffle Committee chairmen Kerry Fehrmann (left) and Craig Etter (right). Keep up on all the Albers 125 festivities on the event website at http://albers125.com/
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