Chicago is a city in as well as the county seat of Cook County, Illinois. Home to over 2.7 million residents, Chicago is also the most populous city in the entire state of Illinois and is also the third-largest city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles. Chicago anchors the Chicago Metropolitan Area, also known as Greater Chicago and anachronistically as Chicagoland, and currently  has a population of more than 9.5 million people. Chicago has had a major influence on the growth and development of the Midwestern United States.

Chicago was founded on August 12th, 1833, though settlers had been living there long before then. The city was a major rail hub during the 19th century, and as a major transportation station the city around it grew like wildfire. In 1871 the Great Chicago Fire destroyed over one third of the city, and ever since the city was rebuilt (the fire destroyed the entire business district) it has been known as “The Second City,” as the first city was destroyed. The city was notorious during the Depression and Prohibition eras for gangsters, among them Al Capone, and was a major center for jazz during the 1920’s. After the war the city rebuilt its image, and now has an incredibly low crime rate and is one of the cleanest cities in the United States.

Chicago is such a large area that even severe winter weather won’t usually stop auto transporters from running routes into or out of the area – most of the time, anyway. Spring, summer and fall tend to see the most shipments into and out of Chicago, and that usually means lower prices and higher carrier availability depending on your specific shipping route. The winter months bring cold, snowy and icy weather, which can cause problems down the road for car shippers, but the city has made efforts to combat the cold during the winter months and keep roadways clear of snow and ice.

Chicago is a wonderful place to live, and if you are looking for auto transport to the city, look no further than American Auto Shipping. One toll free call to 800-930-7417, or taking one minute to fill out our free online quote request form will yield ten free quotes from ten different American auto shipping companies in your e-mail over the next one hour. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!


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