The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the right lane is closed on southbound Interstate 55 over the BNSF Railroad tracks, three miles south of Arsenal Road, in unincorporated Will County, for bridge deck repairs, Tuesday, March 28.
The 100 Club of Chicago CEO Joe Ahern talks a little bit about what the organization does for families of first responders, and its relationship with the Chicago Auto Show’s annual First Look for Charity gala.
Since 2011, the 100 Club of Chicago has raised over $600,000!
Benefitting 18 local charities, the First Look for Charity Gala boasts the best of the Chicago Auto Show the night before the 10-day show kicks off.
More than 80% of the ticket price is tax-deductible, plus the proceeds go to all of the following organizations:
100 Club of Chicago
Advocate Health Care
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet
The Cradle Foundation
Franciscan Community Benefit Services
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields/Chicago Heights
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
Susan G. Komen-Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
March of Dimes
Special Olympics Illinois
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
Jesse White Tumbling Team
Planning on going to the Chicago Auto Show? Here is everything you need to know dealing with traffic and transportation to get to the Chicago Auto Show.
It occurred to me that in addition to the morning show I work on each morning, I made quite a few appearances in the past handful of days.
From the Steve Dahl Show on Friday, Jan. 20 to a special Lossano and Friends! episode from the March on Washington-Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 21, then a cameo on WBNR released on Sunday, Jan. 22 and finally as a guest on the Bob & Marianne Show on Monday, Jan. 23.
Here’s the place to find all of those:
On the morning of January 21, 2017, thousands of women traveled to the capitol to hold a Women’s March on Washington. In solidarity, events were held all over the globe, including the Women’s March on Chicago.
Following a trying political season with a number of injustices felt by women and minorities, organizers planned to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”
As the week went on, the numbers grew for those planning to attend on the event’s Facebook page. From 12,000 in the beginning of the week to nearly 30,000 confirmed on Thursday, the event planners changed the parade route more than once.
On Saturday morning, sources were claiming the totals were more likely to be near 50,000 persons speculated to arrive at Grant Park. As the day went on, news organizations and word-of-mouth discussion amongst marchers talked of growing numbers…
DNAinfo Chicago was reporting by about 1:00 p.m. CST that over 250,000 men, women and children took to the streets of Chicago.
However, an event that was claimed to be possibly the “largest demonstration in U.S. history” was found as little importance to local news networks.
The Washington Post picked up on the fact that media outlets were not giving the events the magnitude of coverage that rally numbers had been producing.
The news source went as far as to call itself out in the article cited above.
The Washington Post devoted numerous stories to the planning and logistics of the march, including one only a week after its inception in November. But it published only one story on its front page. The Jan. 3 story’s headline said it could be “the biggest inauguration demonstration.”
Tony Lossano, Chris Cwiak and I took part in the walk along with Lin Brehmer of WXRT and Lauren O’Neil of WKQX.
Check out the photos below while listening to our experience on this week’s Lossano and Friends!:
Lossano and Friends! – Woman’s March – Radio Misfits
Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News
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