About Christina Colosimo

Christina Colosimo is the social media manager at Oak Lawn Toyota and she handles customer service issues--both complaints and compliments. All views expressed in Christina's writing reflects ONLY her opinion. Christina's views do not necessarily represent the views of Oak Lawn Toyota and its employees. Questions or concerns? Please e-mail me at Christina.OakLawnToyota@gmail.com

Chicago’s Solar Eclipse

Monday, August 21

What Time Will the Solar Eclipse Appear in Chicago?

Partial Eclipse begins at 11:54 am when the Moon touches the Sun’s edge.

Maximum Eclipse at 1:19 pm when the Moon is closest to the center of the Sun.

Partial Eclipse ends at 2:42 pm when the Moon leaves the Sun’s edge.

Will Chicago see the total eclipse?

Chicago is not in the path of totality. You will still need to use eye protection for the entire partial eclipse. The far southern portion of Illinois is the only part that sees totality.

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Toyota 86 860 Edition

Motor Trend recently took the Toyota 86 860 Edition out on the road and writer Stefan Ogbac’s analysis can be distilled into two words: PURIST PERFECTION! 

On the road, the Toyota 86 reveals itself as a thoroughbred driver’s car—razor sharp and seriously fun to drive. The car’s chassis shines on the winding roads where you can explore its handling capabilities without the risk of losing your driver’s license. Through the twisting mountain roads of Southern California, the 86 stays planted and flat, and when combined with its precise steering, it feels like a scalpel slicing through the road with pinpoint precision. Along with its twin, the Subaru BRZ, the Toyota 86 gives the driver so much confidence that on twisty roads, you’ll find yourself taking corners at higher-than-normal speeds. Unlike the Mazda MX-5 Miata, there’s minimal body roll, but you still know exactly what the car is doing as it communicates with you.

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Toyota FT-4X Concept Vehicle

What is the Toyota FT-4X?

The Toyota FT-4X Concept – or, “Future Toyota”-Four-Wheel Drive Crossover is the latest SUV concept vehicle from Toyota. Utility at its best. From designated “warm” and “cool” storage boxes to door handles that serve as impromptu water bottles, the FT-4X pairs function with fun

Tip the work-life balance scale in your favor. Introducing the revolutionary Toyota FT-4X Concept, designed by Toyota’s CALTY Design Research to answer the growing urge to escape. This 4-door 4WD crossover displays generous approach and departure angles that add to the Toyota FT-4X’s prowess on a variety of roads—paved or not. Wide over-fenders and beefy tires add to the simplistic rugged exterior, while inside, it’s a toolbox for all your things. Fold the rear seats flat and secure cargo with topside tracks, slide out the rear cargo floor to reveal more storage, and access the Multi-Hatch rear door that splits to swing open or functions as a one-piece lift-gate—whatever your getaway, it’s ready to take you there.

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