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Chicago Fact: Grant Park has seen two events of great importance for American culture - the 1968 Democratic Convention protests and the 2008 election night acceptance speech of Barack Obama.

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October 31, 2011
Holiday Lights Tours
All New! Take a special tour of Chicago's dazzling lights and holiday sights!

October 27, 2011
Roll Away from Traditional Office Parties
Break tradition and explore Chicago with your co-workers and clients this holiday season

October 01, 2010
Hot Dog and Holy Cow!
Harry Caray's Tavern on Navy Pier is the Adoption Trolley's Next Stop!

September 01, 2010
Adoption Trolley Finds Homes for Dogs
Anti-Cruelty Society and Lake Shore Animal Shelter team up with Chicago Trolley

May 28, 2010
Explore Chicago
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Takes You Where You Want To Go

February 24, 2010
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company Awarded Best Website of the Year
Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company Receives 2010 Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for the Best Website of the Year

October 14, 2009
Little Fockers...
An account of a day on the set by one of our veteran guides.

September 28, 2009
Chicago Trolley Executives Travel with 2016 Olympic Delegation
Rob Pierson and John Curran travel to Copehagen with the 2016 Olympic Delegation for its final push to make Chicago the winning city.

August 08, 2009
Oprah uses double deckers as television studio to kick off season.

August 04, 2009 Offers Additional 50,000 $1 Seats to Stimulate Travel announced today that it is offering an additional 50,000 $1 seats for travel Sept. 14 to Nov. 19, 2009.

May 19, 2009
Five Tips for Planning Successful Charters
Convenience and togetherness combine when choosing a trolley or double decker bus for weddings, birthdays, and business events.

May 19, 2009
Just the Facts!
A quick fact sheet about Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. including sightseeing, charter and retail information.

May 01, 2008 Celebrates Two Years of Success, Recognizes Millionth Customer, a low-cost, intercity express bus service with fares as low as $1 via the Internet, announced today it has successfully served one million customers in the United States during the first two years of service.

March 08, 2007 Expands Chicago Service
CHICAGO (March 8, 2007) - today announced the expansion of its intercity, express bus service to five additional cities. service is now available to and from Ann Arbor, Mich.; Columbus, Ohio; Kansas City, Mo.; Louisville, Ky. and Pittsburgh, all with direct routes from Chicago. Passengers can begin booking today for travel on April 2, 2007 and beyond at

November 27, 2006
Chicago Trolley eases Orland holiday traffic
Orland Park has contracted the Chicago Trolley Company to provide free transportation for their holiday shoppers in an effort to alleviate congestion. The Chicago Trolley Company has provided this service for 12 years now and enjoys being a part of the Orland Park holiday shopping tradition.

November 19, 2006
The Chicago Double Decker Company parades down Michigan Ave in The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
The 15th annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented by Harris held on November 18th officially kicked-off the holiday season for the nation with live musical shows at Pioneer Court, special family entertainment and the spectacular lighting procession led by Mickey Mouse. Chicago Double Decker Company provided 4 Double Deckers, which were adorned with festive holiday decoration and special lighting effects for the procession.

November 11, 2006
Santa helps Macys unveil holiday windows from the top of a Chicago Double Decker
Saturday, Macy's continued the favorite Marshall Field's on State Street holiday

October 11, 2006
Chicago Bulls "Paint the Town Red" with Double Decker bus ride around downtown
On Tuesday, October 10, 2006, the Chicago Bulls kicked off the 2006 preseason with a ride around Chicago on the top of a Chicago Double Decker bus. It was an opportunity for the Bulls team members to see the sights and to greet fans as they prepare for their first game of the season against the Washington Wizards.

September 20, 2006
New Hotel Package Tours the Sites of the Holiday Season
The Holiday Lights Tour, always one of the Chicago Trolley Company's most popular specialty tours, is now available as a customized program for preferred hotel partners.

August 03, 2006
The Chicago Trolley Co. participates in Tall Ships Chicago 2006
August 3-9, 2006, Tall Ships Chicago will return to Chicago's waters for the annual festival celebrating Chicago's rich maritime history and emphasizing the role of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan in the birth and development of the city. This year, the Chicago Trolley Company has been contracted to provide transportation to the festival grounds.

August 02, 2006
The Chicago Trolley Co. to provide Trolley shuttles to Grant Park for Lollapalooza VIP
On August 4-6, 2006, Chicago's Grant Park will once again play host to Lollapalooza, a 3-day concert hosting 130 bands on 8 different stages that promises to be the music event of the summer.

July 28, 2006 Expands Service in USA to Toledo, a non-stop intercity express bus company, is now offering fares as low as $1 to Toledo travelers via the Internet. The Toledo arrival and departure area will be located at the TARTA bus stop and shelter at the south side of the Southwyck hopping Center, at the corner of Southwyck and Cheyenne Blvds.

July 06, 2006
Chicago Trolley Company joins NASCAR for the NEXTEL Cup
Chicagoland Speedway prepares to kick off the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series this weekend and the Chicago Trolley Company has been contracted to help with the festivities.

June 02, 2006 Riders Hand Over Their Keys passengers are giving up their cars in return for the low-fare transportation alternative. According to a recent poll of riders, 45 percent of those who have used the new bus service said they previously used a car to make the trip they made with

April 20, 2006
Vince Vaughn visits Chicago Trolley Company for The Break-Up
In an unexpected visit Thursday, Vince Vaughn and the team from Honor Code Productions stopped by the Chicago Trolley Company office to see first hand how a major Trolley and Double Decker company operate.

April 03, 2006
Chicago Double Decker Co. to provide Chicago Cubs express shuttles for 2006 season
For the second year in a row, the Chicago Double Decker Co. has been selected as the operator for the Chicago Cubs express shuttles. Service begins on April 8th and will end October 1st.

March 22, 2006
Express, Non-stop Bus Service for as low as $1.00 begins in Chicago
Coach USA, today announced the unveiling of, a non-stop intercity express bus company that will offer fares to travelers as low as $1 via the Internet. Passengers can begin booking today for travel on April 10, 2006 and beyond at

October 28, 2005
White Sox celebrate World Series on top of Chicago Double Deckers
Today a parade of 6 Double Deckers and 5 Trolleys carried the Chicago White Sox through a sea of ticker-tape and loud cheers as they celebrated their first World Series win since 1917. Hundreds of thousands of fans dressed in black and white came out to see the World Series Champions riding victoriously through downtown and to celebrate with them.

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