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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: 303 Taxi 
PHONE: 847-303-0303
SERVICE AREA: Oswego area
RATES: Meter starts at $4 and each 1/10 of a mile after that is .20. There is a $1 charge for each additional passenger and an $8 minivan request fee. Out of town rates are meter plus 20 percent if the cab goes beyond the next adjacent village. Other rates apply; see website for details.

COMPANY: Kendall Kab
PHONE: 630-546-1290
SERVICE AREA: Kendall County; Oswego, Montgomery, Boulder Hill, Plainfield, Plano, Newark, Yorkville, Aurora
RATES: Local service is $3 plus $2.50 per mile; $10 minimum. There is a $3 fee fro each additional passenger.

COMPANY: Oswego Taxi 
PHONE: 630-551-TAXI (8294)
SERVICE AREA: Oswego area
RATES: Meter starts at $2 and $2.40 per mile after; $10-15 minimum per trip. There is a $1 fee for each additional passenger and a $36/hour waiting time fee.

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: 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: Naperville DuPage Taxi
PHONE: 630-961-3232
SERVICE AREA: The area surrounding Aurora, Batavia, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield, Warrenville, Winfield, Wheaton and Woodridge
RATES: Local service rates are metered and have a $7 minimum charge. There is a $1 charge for each additional passenger.   

COMPANY: AAA Naperville Express Taxi     
PHONE: 630-355-9511
SERVICE AREA: Naperville and surrounding suburbs
RATES: Call for quote

COMPANY: White Eagle Express
PHONE: 630-355-0005
SERVICE AREA: Naperville and surrounding suburbs
RATES: Call for quote

COMPANY: Naperville Taxi
PHONE: 630-355-5959
SERVICE AREA: Naperville and surrounding suburbs
RATES: Local service uses a metered rate. All rides have a $5 minimum charge, regardless of distance. The meter starts at $2 for a flag pull, and there is a $1 charge per trip for each additional passenger. Beyond that, the cabs charge $2.40 per mile rate the first mile and 60 cents per minute of waiting time.

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