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Have You Seen the Chuy-Mobile Around Town?

By Mina Bloom | March 19, 2015 8:38am

ANDERSONVILLE — Maybe you've seen the Chuy-mobile around town. It's decked out in stickers and other decorations in support of mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, including a giant Teddy bear clad in a Chuy-themed T-shirt strapped in the seat.

But perhaps you didn't know that its owner, Joseph Limas, doesn't work for Chuy's campaign. The 63-year-old is just a Chuy superfan who uses his motorcycle as a way to talk to people about the upcoming election.

Limas, who splits his time between Andersonville and Rogers Park homes, has been driving his decked-out motorcycle to different neighborhoods in the city to show his support for Garcia because he believes Garcia "wants the best for everyone," he said.

"I want to see Chuy out there," he said. "I hope he makes it."

On Tuesday, the Humboldt Park native was spotted in Andersonville; he said he's traveled everywhere from Bucktown to the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day parade. When he saw Garcia at the parade, he was star struck, he said.

Several passers-by approached him Tuesday, giving him positive encouragement. Recently, he said, a police officer pulled him over just to take pictures with him and his motorcycle.

Limas said he decorated his motorcycle for the Toys For Tots charity motorcycle parade every year, but decided to keep the Chuy-themed decorations up this year in hopes of spreading support.

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