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Uber expands! Say goodbye to calling for cabs that never come or searching for a designated driver. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our official expansion into the suburbs of Chicago. Now, wherever you are throughout Chicagoland, you’ll be able to press a button and have a chauffeured sedan or SUV dispatched within minutes.

You’ve always been able to get in an Uber and take it anywhere, but requesting a ride from outside downtown was never as easy as it should be. Beginning today, suburban pickup will become a lot more reliable as we significantly expand our service with dozens of dedicated suburban driver partners. While the transition will not happen overnight, we’re committed to delivering an Uber experience across all of Chicagoland. Pickup times in most suburbs will be 10-20 minutes with those dropping as coverage expands.

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Uber officially launched in Chicago. In that time we’ve partnered with historic Chicago institutions like WGN and the Sun-Times to put a modern spin on collecting toys for charity, we’ve brought you ice-cream on-demand and we’ve even become Patrick Sharp’s favorite app! Now we’d love to do the same in the suburbs. Want Uber to partner with your organization or hook up your company in the suburbs? Let us know here.

Arrive in style for that meeting in Oakbrook.  Finish your round at Cog Hill and Uber to the nineteenth hole.  Let your ride leave early and let Uber pick you up from the dinner party in Winnetka that turns into an all night affair.  No matter the reason, you no longer have to rely on sporadic trains and designated drivers.

Berwyn to Bucktown.  Naperville to the North Shore.  No matter where you’re going or where you’re coming from, Uber will take you there.