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Auto Show Heads Into Final Weekend

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Toyota Prius is displayed at the Chicago Auto Show (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Toyota Prius is displayed at the Chicago Auto Show (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – The 103rd Chicago Auto Show is heading into its second, and final, weekend.

As WBBM Newsradio 780′s Bob Roberts reports, Mayor Richard M. Daley visits the show Friday, for the last time before leaving office.

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Attendance at the Auto Show has been up from the get-go – 18 percent the first weekend, and healthy attendance all week.

Auto Show chairman Kevin Mize said one reason is interactivity – the chance to ride or drive four different courses.

“We’ve got this construction site at Toyota, we’ve got this neat hill climbing – looks like a Rocky Mountain setting – at Jeep; this teeter-totter thing at Ford Explorer, which is very unusual; and then, of course, this park-like setting at the Chevy Volt, which is really unique – it’s got flowers going, and trees,” Mize said.

But it’s not just fun. Mize says there has been a lot of interest in the seven electric plug-in cars and 27 hybrids on display.

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