Paragon Car And Van Rental of Chicago, IL Announces The Retirement Of An Era


Released on: May 05, 2010, 2:04 am
Industry: Automotive

Joe Bellino respected Chicago businessperson started in the car rental business in 1961, working for Hertz Rent-a-car. This is where he fell in love with the auto rental business. He later became District Manager of the greater Chicago area and grew the business successfully. Being an entrepreneur, Bellino later seized an opportunity to come on board with Courtesy Lease, a privately owned company of Mr. Joe Lesniak and Mr. Lee Vince. Bellino and managed the company at Paragon’s current location 2550 N Cicero Avenue. Joe bought out both owners by 1972 and became the sole owner of Paragon Auto Rental.

From father to sons, Phil started the second generation of Paragon, joining his father in 1981 and shortly there after managing the business. Three years later, Brother Michael got his first part-time job at Paragon while still in High School. By the mid 80’s Michael has signed on full time with the family business as Paragon’s Office Manager. Both brothers are graduates of York High School, married and each have two kids, together they run the day-to-day operations as Joe Bellino announces his full retirement.

Even in today’s economy, Paragon Auto Rental business is booming. “People are still traveling, for work and vacation and Driving is more economical then flying”. Says Phil Bellino, “Paragon Auto Rental is the only company in the area that rents vans in-state and out-of-state including Canada and Mexico. Also, customers know they never need a coupon or senior discount because EVERYBODY GETS THE BEST PRICE.

Today, Paragon has added a new website at: and Joe Bellino is fully retired and living in sunny Florida with his wife (Mom) Mary. Paragon Car & Van Rental caters to the multiple person trip, vacation, moving, music gigs and discount car and all size van rentals. Renting for the day, week or month in state and out of state including Mexico and Canada. You will speak directly with our owners, Phil and Mike Bellino, who will find you the perfect car and price for all of your car rental needs.

Michael Bellino (773) 622-7660 e:,
PAMagnuson (773) 307-2128 e:

Paragon Car and Van Rental
2550 N Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 7. 60639
P: 773-6227660



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