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The 100 Club at The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity 

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
Clearbrook
The Cradle Foundation
Franciscan Community Benefit Services
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields/Chicago Heights
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
JDRF
Susan G. Komen-Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
March of Dimes
Misericordia
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.

Source: The 100 Club at The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity | WLS-AM 890 | WLS-AM

Good-bye Derrick Rose, Hello Dwayne Wade 

Dec 22, 2016 | By Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) Shortly after the 2015-2016 NBA season came to a close, the New York Knicks acquired former NBA MVP Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls.In return, Robin Lopez and guards Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant were traded to Chicago in the deal.But as the 2016-2017 season began, a new surprise was in the cards for the Chicago Bulls. Continue reading Good-bye Derrick Rose, Hello Dwayne Wade 

Monopoly Allowing Players to Choose New Game Pieces

You can have the chance to vote!

Jan 11, 2017
Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) The iconic game of Monopoly is looking to expand it’s game piece collection and is looking to the public for help choosing what the new pieces should be.

Internet users will be able to pick up to eight game pieces in the new Token Madness version of the game.

New pieces include a moped scooter, the hashtag “#” sign, a cell phone, a golden cowboy boot and the laugh-cry emoji to name a few of the many options.

Voters can visit http://www.votemonopoly.com to see a game-like site which allows the user to choose up to eight pieces for newly manufactured games.

Don’t worry. The original classic pieces are still up for consideration!

Source: Monopoly Allowing Players to Choose New Game Pieces

Heroes Honoring Heroes; Rosemont Public Service Officers Honored at Wizard World Comic Con | WLS-AM 890 

(ROSEMONT) On Thursday, five officers of the Rosemont Public Safety Department were recognized in the Heroes Honoring Heroes hosted by Wizard World, Inc. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

“I’ve been a sherriff for the past 12 years in LA,” said Incredible Hulk star, Lou Ferrigno. “And I’m very honored [to be] here for the Rosemont Public Safety Bureau of Fire Suppression.”

The Bureau of Fire Suppression provides emergency medical and fire related services for up to 100,000 visitors to the city each day. Duties include responding to firearm reports, rescue operations, fire, smoke and medical calls among others.

Ferrigno honored Commander John Ramirez with a Captain America shield award who later, when asked what he would do with the award said, “you will see the shield on the fire truck!”

 

The four other officers who were honored included, Officer Nick Koletsos, Lieutenant Michael O’Neill, Sergeant Blake Fiorito and Segeant Edward Karas, all Rosemont Public Safety workers.

Karate Kid Ralph Macchio was another presenter. “I’m proud to be able to say these words,” he started.

Macchio continued to give statistics and information saying that the “fire dept operates state of the art advanced life supports ambulances 24 hours per day.”

He then awarded Officer Nick Koletsos his “adamantium-vibranium alloy” replica shield.

Other presenters included Cerina Vincent of Not Another Teen Movie and Power Rangers; Jason Mewes, who is known for his role in Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; and Ray Santiago from Ash vs Evil Dead.

Source: Heroes Honoring Heroes; Rosemont Public Service Officers Honored at Wizard World Comic Con | WLS-AM 890 | WLS-AM

Lollapalooza to Return for Four Days Again in 2017 After Successful 25th Anniversary | WLS-AM 890 

Lollapalooza to Return for Four Days Again in 2017 After Successful 25th Anniversary

By Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) The city of Chicago, event organizers and emergency management services announced on Tuesday a “successful” 25th Anniversary Lollapalooza, which took place in Grant Park from Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31.

According to festival organizers, Lollapalooza infused more than $155 million into the local economy in 2015, with 2016 numbers awaiting. With the festival advancing from a three-day event up to a four-day event, though, a significant increase is to be expected.

“After a successful long weekend, the city of Chicago is proud to host a four-day Lollapalooza again in 2017,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The festival featured over 170 musical acts over four days in Grant Park.

A total of 12 arrests and 16 issued citations were reported by police from the duration of the event that hosted nearly 400,000 attendees. The infractions included two arrests for flying drones, which is prohibited in the city of Chicago, and many citations for trespassing, or fence jumping into the event which had a $335 ticket price.

The OEMC announced that the event’s private EMS provider reported 268 transports over the four days.

Source: Lollapalooza to Return for Four Days Again in 2017 After Successful 25th Anniversary | WLS-AM 890 | WLS-AM