High-Speed Rail Kankakee River Bridge Public Meeting in Wilmington

News Release from TravelMidwest.com

(WILMINGTON) The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 to present information regarding the Illinois High-Speed Rail (HSR) Chicago to St. Louis Program. Continue reading High-Speed Rail Kankakee River Bridge Public Meeting in Wilmington

Wizard World Comic Con Coming to Chicago This Week

The Wizard World Comic Con is coming to Chicago this week, and I must confess…that this is my first time going! However, if I am going to do it, I am going to do it right. Not only will I be bringing back some information from the kick-off event on Wednesday, August 19th at Level 257 in Schaumburg, but also breaking out the superhero spandex and dressing up when I head to the event for the day on Sunday in Rosemont.

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UPDATE: Weekend Closures for Byrne Flyover Work

For the second weekend, the Jane Byrne Interchange will be undergoing construction as part of a much longer project to expand the ramp from the Inbound Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) to the Outbound Eisenhower Expressway (I-290).

Beginning on Friday, August 28th at 10pm, both Inbound Congress Parkway (EB I-290) and the Outbound Eisenhower (I-290) at the Byrne Interchange will close, though the ramps to I-90/94 will still be accessible to motorists.

Drivers should be prepared for both the Dan Ryan and Kennedy Expressways to be down to one lane in each direction from 18th Street to Ohio Street on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Full 15-minute closures will occur overnight, though alternating between northbound and southbound.

The final two weekends of closures will take place Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 16-18.
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The Making of a Flower Crown (aka: #HippieHeadband)

Happy Lolladays!

As heard on the Big John Howell Show on Friday, July 31st, 2015, I made my floral crown to wear to the festival.

Here’s the steps, the final product, and where I learned how to do it!

You can click on each picture below to see them better.

Check out this video of how I started the project.

And for the finished product…

The final product!
The final product!

Here’s us chatting about the project on the show: Listen to Jen Makes A Hippie Headband On The BJH Show

Ideas for the project came from the following links:

Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad
Refinery 29


Enjoy the Ride.


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