Save the Date: Saturday, July 15

Chicagoland's new-car dealers and the USO of Illinois designate the month of July to supporting local troops.

On July 15, more than 100 Chicagoland new-car dealers fired up their grills and hosted community fundraising events in support of the USO of Illinois and local troops. But they're not stopping there: local dealers are continuing to raise funds and awareness for the USO of Illinois throughout the end of July. When you're at your dealership for service this month, consider donating spare change to the cause. Every little bit helps.

Also through the end of the month, you can show your support on social media. Nominate someone who deserves to win the Ultimate Backyard BBQ, including BBQ fare for the winner and 50 friends and a special visit from a Chicago Blackhawks ambassador. Enter directly via DriveChicago.com's Facebook page here and tag the entry with #BBQ4Troops. The contest winner will be announced in early August.

The following dealers support the USO of Illinois and the Barbecue for the Troops initiative. Contact your local new-car dealer for specific details on their fundraising efforts.

Algonquin Rosen Hyundai
Antioch Raymond Chevrolet
Raymond Kia
Arlington Heights Arlington Heights Ford
Napleton's Arlington Heights Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
(Event held July 9)
Aurora Napleton's Valley Hyundai
(Event held July 9)
Barrington Marquardt of Barrington Buick GMC
Wickstrom Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM
Wickstrom Ford Lincoln
Bourbonnais Court Street Ford
Bridgeview Hawk Chevrolet of Bridgeview
Calumet City (Lansing) Napleton's River Oaks Hyundai Kia
Chicago Howard Orloff Imports
Marino Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge
McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago
McGrath City Honda
McGrath Lexus of Chicago
Midtown Toyota
The Autobarn City Mazda of Chicago
The Autobarn City VW of Chicago
Countryside Continental Honda
Continental Nissan
Ettleson Hyundai
Jack Phelan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Westfield Ford
CJ Wilson Mazda
Crystal Lake Brilliance Honda
Anderson BMW-Mazda-Volkswagen
Courtesy Buick GMC
Crystal Lake Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Martin Chevrolet in Crystal Lake
Mazda of Crystal Lake
Volkswagen of Crystal Lake
O'Hare Hyundai
Downers Grove Napleton's Aston Martin of Chicago in Downers Grove
(Event held July 9)
Packey Webb Ford
Pugi Genesis
Pugi Hyundai
Pugi Mazda
Pugi VW
Elgin Brilliance Subaru
Elgin Hyundai
Feeny Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram
Hopkins Ford
McGrath Honda of Elgin
Elmhurst Ed Napleton Acura
(Event held July 9)
Elmhurst BMW
Elmhurst Toyota
Howard Buick-GMC
Jaguar Elmhurst
Wilkins Hyundai
Wilkins Mazda
Forest Park Hawk Chrysler Dodge Jeep
Fox Lake Ray Chevrolet
Ray Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Glen Ellyn Jerry Haggerty Chevrolet
Glendale Heights DuPage Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram
Sunrise Chevrolet
Glenview Jennings Chevrolet
Jennings Volkswagen
Loren Hyundai
McGrath Audi
Anthony Buick GMC
Highland (IN) Christenson Chevrolet
(Event is on July 29th)
Webb Hyundai Highland
Highland Park Gregory Hyundai
Hodgkins Advantage Chevrolet of Hodgkins
Continental Toyota
Homewood Chevrolet of Homewood
Huntley Tom Peck Ford of Huntley
D'Arcy Hyundai
Joliet Hawk Cadillac of Joliet
Hawk Chevrolet of Joliet
Hawk Mazda
Hawk Subaru of Joliet
Hawk Volkswagen
Lake Bluff Knauz Auto Park
Lansing Napleton's River Oaks Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Napleton's River Oaks Honda
(Event held July 9)
Libertyville Gregory Infiniti
Liberty Auto City
Libertyville Chevrolet, Inc.
Libertyville Lincoln
Libertyville Mitsubishi
Grossinger Hyundai
Grossinger Kia
Grossinger Toyota-Scion North
Lombard Lombard Toyota
Lyons Jack Phelan Chevrolet
Manteno Manteno Ford
Matteson Arnie Bauer Cadillac-Buick-GMC
Hawkinson Kia
Hawkinson Nissan
South Oak Dodge
World Hyundai
McHenry Gary Lang Auto Group
Merrillville (IN) Webb Hyundai Merrillville

Show your support for the troops on social media and be entered to win prizes! Just submit a picture or video from your summertime barbecue with hashtag #BBQ4Troops via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Visit http://bit.ly/VmkTr3 for more details.

Morton Grove McGrath Acura of Morton Grove
Audi Morton Grove
Naperville Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Gerald Kia-Subaru
Naperville Gerald Subaru of Naperville
Toyota of Naperville
Niles Golf Mill Ford
North Aurora Fox Valley Ford
Riverfront Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Oak Lawn Ed Napleton Honda of Oak Lawn
(Event held July 9)
Happy Hyundai
Hawk Ford of Oak Lawn
Mancari's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Oak Lawn Toyota
Shirey Cadillac
Webb Chevrolet Oak Lawn
Oak Park The Autobarn Volvo of Oak Park
Joe Rizza Acura
Joe Rizza Ford
Orland Park Nissan
Volkswagen of Orland Park
Orland Park Zeigler BMW-Mini of Orland Park
Oswego River View Ford
Palatine Arlington Toyota
Pearl Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram
Plainfield Webb Chevrolet Plainfield
Roselle Wickstrom Chevrolet
Patrick Hyundai
Schaumburg Toyota
Woodfield Lexus
Schaumburg Ziegler Chevrolet of Schaumburg
Ziegler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Fiat Maserati
Shorewood Ron Tirapelli Ford
Skokie Evanston Subaru
Martin Nissan
St. Charles McGrath Honda of St. Charles
Don McCue Chevrolet
Mercedes Benz of St. Charles
Nissan of St. Charles
St. Charles Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep
St. Charles Toyota
Tinley Park Apple Chevrolet
Family Hyundai
Villa Park Haggerty Buick GMC
Castle Chevrolet
Waukegan Classic Kia
Classic Toyota
West Chicago Haggerty Ford
Laurel BMW of Westmont
Westmont McGrath Lexus of Westmont
Ogden Lincoln
Wheeling Bill Stasek Chevrolet
Willowbrook Willowbrook Ford-Kia