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Sample of published works by Jen DeSalvo that were written for WLS-AM.

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
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.

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


Top 16 Local News Stories of 2016:#1. The Chicago Cubs Win the World Series 

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series championship in more than 100 years when they beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series on November 3, 2016. Continue reading Top 16 Local News Stories of 2016:#1. The Chicago Cubs Win the World Series 

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 

Hometown Hillary Wins Illinois 

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

(CHICAGO) Park Ridge native, Hillary Clinton successfully clinched the Democratic primary beating out Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Presidential nominee title.She attended both Maine Township High School East and Maine Township High School South as a child, and in 1997 on her 50th birthday, the city renamed the southeast corner of the intersection of Elm and Wisner streets, next to her childhood home, “Rodham Corner”.
Continue reading Hometown Hillary Wins Illinois 

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

McDonald’s Moves Headquarters from Oak Brook to Chicago

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890 News
(CHICAGO) In a surprise move (literally), longtime Oak Brook-based McDonald’s Corporation moved it’s global headquarters to Chicago. In June the company stated that the move to the new location at the former Harpo Studios would be completed by 2018.

“We are a brand on the move in more ways than one,” McDonald’s president and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a statement. “Moving our headquarters to Chicago is another significant step in our journey to build a better McDonald’s. This world-class environment will continue to drive business momentum by getting us even closer to customers, encouraging innovation and ensuring great talent is excited about where they work.”

Rahm Emanuel made the statement, ““I want to welcome McDonald’s back to the city of Chicago. A global company like McDonalds’s with a thousand employees sees a global city like Chicago as the right place for their headquarters. They see the talent, the technology and the transportation network for a company like theirs that has a global reach. They have chosen Chicago for its global headquarters like other companies.”

Chicago Bears Implode in 2016 as Jay Cutler Continues to Fail

(CHICAGO) As with any year, excitement and optimism fill Soldier Field with the hopes of another chance at the glory the 1985 Chicago Bears brought to the city. This year, it was the baby bears who did that job (the Chicago Cubs), while their big brothers suffered loss after loss.

Brian Urlacher joined WLS early in the season to talk about how the Chicago Bears would be able to get out of the 1-4 hole they had been put into.

Several weeks later, with an even worse record, Dionne Miller, ABC7 Sports Reporter, joined the morning show to talk about the Bears loss to the Green Bay Packers and the future for John Fox and Jay Cutler.

In December, the Jay Cutler was placed on injured reserve effectively ending his season, and most likely his time with the Bears. However, some experts tend to think he’s the best quarterback to ever grace the field with his presence.