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Get Home Safely This St. Patrick's Day

Police will be out in full force on the holiday, and drinking and driving will cost far more than a cab ride home. Do the responsible thing and set up your transportation ahead of time.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Planning to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a few drinks? Then plan ahead for your ride home.

These local cab companies offer their services 24/7 and are eager to get you home on St. Patrick's Day safe and sound. You driver will appreciate your business and your tip.

Plug these numbers into your phone before you go out. If the line is busy, try again, or go down the list, but don't risk driving home drunk.  

COMPANY: Paddy Wagons Services

PHONE: 815-260-9880

SERVICE AREA: Joliet, Shorewood, Channahon, Minooka, Lockport, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Mokena, Frankfort and more

RATES: $35 for up to five miles, $45 for up to 10 miles and $3 per mile for anything above 10 miles. The service will drive you AND your car home.

COMPANY: TeleCAB

PHONE: 815-726-8294

SERVICE AREA: Joliet area

RATES: $2.25 per mile; surcharge for pickups outside of Joliet, Crest Hill or Rockdale. Reservations can be made.

COMPANY: Yellow Checker Cab Co.

PHONE: 815-744-2900

SERVICE AREA: Joliet area

RATES: $2.25 per mile; additional cost for calls outside of corporate limits of Joliet. Reservations can be made.

COMPANY: Hero Towing
PHONE: 815-254-0143
SERVICE AREA: Plainfield area
RATES: There's a $35 flat rate for the "last call special," which will get both you and your car home safely. 

COMPANY: AAA Express Limo & Taxi
PHONE: 815-436-2500
SERVICE AREA: All Chicago suburbs
RATES: Local service rates are $2.30 per mile, with a minimum charge of $7.   

COMPANY: Bolingbrook Taxi

PHONE: 630-771-1010
SERVICE AREA: Joliet, Plainfield, Romeoville, Woodridge and all the neighboring villages around Bolingbrook.
RATES: Call for quote

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