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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

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06:25 min | 10 months ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"At River about twilight dot com. Seems to me from Black Club Chicago reporting on Chicago's favorite party, Aunt. Wow, This is big, Isn't it? Famous? That's right. Good morning, Bob. Yes, uh, friend of fans of Chicago Party and to Twitter accounts been around for a couple years, and that's uh, pretty hilarious If you like all things Chicago, um, go into an international audience starting September 17th Chicago Party and has a Netflix Show, which sort of it sort of blows everyone's mind a little bit, because this was just sort of a lark that you know you stumble upon it online and should make some raunchy jokes about something that happened in the city or inappropriately hit on Tom Skilling and things like that. But Netflix, uh, came to the creator. He's not anonymous anymore. It's Chris. What task is a former second City guy in a Chicago guy? He was now a writer out L. A And they came up with this show. It's an animated TV show following this sort of middle aged woman who's You know, maybe closer a little too tight. Maybe drinks a little too much smokes a little too much a little a little older than she acts, uh, you know, and just sort of her exploit around Chicago. But the creators say it's really going to be a love letter to Chicago Show up the national international audience. Some of the beautiful person about Chicago while you know some of us rough around the Characters who live within it. It will be different and she lives in Wrigleyville, doesn't she? She's a Rachel lives in regular abilities, a diehard Cubs fan and just you know, it's going to be life around Wrigleyville, but some of the writers and creators over from Lakeview Rogers Park, one of the voice actors is from the south side, so they're going to really try to incorporate lots of the city. Into it, but it's going to have a wiggly bill setting for most of it. We'll check that out and Netflix September 17th. Let's talk about up town's newest gallery. What's this? What's this about James? Yeah, this is just opened just last week. It's easy to remember. It's called the Uptown Gallery and even easier to remember, because it's right above the green mill, which I find very cool. There's there's you know, art space up there or it is now. And a gentleman by the name of head up. Miss Gina just opened this gallery. He really wants to make it, um, inclusive for for local artists. He wants to focus on supporting black and brown artists as well. And, um, you know, it's if you can picture the green mill. It's Catholic. That big green door right on the front. There was a little side entrance next to it. That leaves upstairs. So we've got some photos on our website of the inside of it. Just really a gorgeous looking art gallery up there. Um, and then that's just gonna Just be another artistic element to uptown, which is really lots going on in uptown now, um and you know lots of people moving in there, and they're really trying to hold on to some of the artistic touch and flair. That's the neighborhood's always had. Cool. Nice project going out on the South side. Tell us about this, Uh, Inglewood Barbershop project, right? Yeah. This is sort of one of my favorite stories so far this week. Um, this is there was a really remarkable woman named shares. Smith, who has started, um, several different nonprofit groups in the South side. This one in particular is it's called the brilliant Brown Boys Book Club, and it's really an effort to to get more young. Kids, particularly boys to read more, she said. Growing up her her daughter was always reach for a book and her son not so much. And so she's trying to sort of take the stigma away from the books aren't cool. So she began this program. It's called fade frozen books, and they're building little mini libraries inside a handful of Southside bookshops. The idea. There's big blue sign there. The barber will tell kids who are either waiting for haircut or waiting for their family members to get their haircut to go check out the book. Go Check out the, uh, the library in the corner. Pick a book out. Tell me a little bit about it. You know, you'll get a prize. You'll get a secret prize and the and the idea is just to get him to sit down. Get acquainted with the book. Maybe you'd be able to take it home. Or maybe they'll look for one at school. And just like I said, take away sort of the idea that books aren't cool, you know, and just open up the open up some new world to some of these young guys down there. Yeah. What a what a great idea. More at black Club Chicago dot org. Thanks Shamus will talk to you folks tomorrow. Okay. Thanks, Bob and coming up on the broadcast. 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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

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03:22 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Friday riding. Can we get a Monday holiday? Uh, next week to July nine. Greetings, 10 minutes after seven o'clock. I was thinking about this on the way in this morning. A number of a number of cars behind me were flashing their brights at me. I was in the left lane I'm doing like 5 10 miles over the speed limit, But at the hour we come in. Average speed is about 110. So people wanted me to get out of the way and Do you find that when somebody flashes their brights behind you that that's more aggravating than If if the someone's honking the horn Is it more aggressive? I think it's more aggressive to flash your brights. I I think when they kind of veer onto the shoulder a little bit like just, uh, not not all the way on but just to kind of like they're going to pass you on the on the left shoulder. I haven't encountered much of that. No, they usually get the tailgater. Flashing at me? Yeah, I I've had that day, Dave. And it's a little frightening because you just don't know what they're doing. And then also recently when this has happened to me, the car will pass me then on the right and I just don't look at them because I assume they're giving me the finger or, you know, doing something else. I just tried Just try to focus on what I'm doing. You should. What willpower? I mean, that's that's the question When that happens, do you or or if you're the person passing someone. Do you give a look at the at the driver in the car? You better not look straight ahead there. You're right, Dave. Yeah? You can't. You can't be sure what's going on. Everybody's angry and, you know, sometimes I think to myself. Am I becoming my father? Um do I really should I really get into that far right lane and just, you know, both hands on the wheels white knuckle at home. Well, I'm sure Vicky will tested this. There's just more road rage than ever, isn't there? Nobody has patients anymore, right? And you know, during the pandemic people got used to no traffic, too. So now you you now you really have somewhere to be. Yeah, You got cars back, and, uh, you know, so Peace and love. Everyone, Please, just calm down. Just calm down out there. But I didn't mean to flash my lights as you by the way was that you and I was on the other side with my finger up. It's a good thing. I just looked straight ahead. Peace and love, peace and love. Thank you, Ringo. It's uh Almost 7 13. We're going to talk and a little bit to the guy in charge of the wind Ella boats because the water taxi is back, so we'll find out about that. And in just a moment here, we'll get some extremely local news from Black Club Chicago. It's gonna be a little cool down by the lake front, but not too bad. Let's get the latest on that, Steve. It's going to be about 75 away from the lake and about 71 by the lakefront so not much difference there. We've got an east wind coming in at 5 to 10 MPH, which might help us blow some of these showers that we've been watching this morning in light rain. South and west and southwest of the.

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

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01:31 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Think they suggest that at the genius bar doing 7 17 will get to extremely local news from Black Club Chicago. Next, Let's update the traffic in a minute here first the weather It's going to be nice little cooler by the lake. What's the latest? Steve? That's it In a nutshell. Maybe 74 today 70 along the lakefront Thanks to a nice Northeast wind at 5 to 10 MPH, maybe a few gusts up to 20. Mix of clouds and sunshine. Clear overnight tonight 57 for low mainly sunny Tomorrow The attempt starts inching up a little bit and more humidity comes in behind your 87. Then on Sunday sunshine and 90 some clouds and sunshine on Monday. More humid, slight chance of showers. And the high near 89 Remember earlier this week when the dew point was up above 60 like close to 70. It's 56 this morning. That's why it feels nice and cool outside this morning. 61 is the official reading Eto here with sunshine. The Milwaukee Bucks have the edge over the Atlanta Hawks to beat the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. Milwaukee took Game five leading start to finish jumping out to a 20 point lead and 1 23 1 12 win over Atlanta. Both teams played without their stars. Yeah, honest for the Bucks. Trae Young for the Hawks, the status of both remains uncertain. For Game six. Tomorrow traffics brought to you by town Stone Financial. We have a new crash on the inbound side of the Dan Brian at 51st. Things got so bad across the board on your expressways. It's about a half an hour on the inbound, Dan rather inbound Kennedy.

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

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05:30 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Right. But we're open again. And the author of a big Caps Guide to Chicago eats Lieutenant David Haines is with us for a restaurant review, Lieutenant. Let me turn your microphone first. That helps, uh, actually, like I said, I was down on Randolph Street. This actually turned out to be a weird coincidence. So I I'm here. I'm going to talk about JP Graciano Grocery and 901 West Randolph. And this this came up. This was recommended by a police officer named Bob Calendar and in the 20th district, who just recently got nominated for a special commendation for a big thing They did up there in the lake front. Good for him. It started off with package stuffs and led to a wide ranging a bunch of arrested for all kinds of stuff, drugs and everything else so Um, they're saying there thanks to him Speaking on behalf of all the citizens of Chicago, it was package thieves are really tired anyway. So so he recommended a JP Graciano grocery. And And just this week, Black Club Chicago did a story about JP Graciano. They've been around for 84 years and, uh, the 900 block of Randolph got the honorary name of JP Graciano Way. Um, And so it started off as a grocery store 84 years ago turned into a importer. Uh, And wholesaler of olive oil and pasta and stuff like that, and then converted to being a sandwich maker over the last 20 years. So, um, don't you love places like that? Yeah, You know, it's It's a four generations of the same family. They've each generation has put their stamp on it. And now and you know, you have a place that looks like what it was before an old time grocery store. In a warehouse now turning into this great sandwich place. I talked to Jim Graciano who, uh, was telling me about how they transition from the wholesale business as it started getting bad, and they just started off making a few sandwiches. And Jim told me that when he looked up and saw policemen, firemen in a garbage man waiting for sandwiches, he knew he was onto something so converted all business got everybody else. And, uh, So what do you like there? What's the specialty? While they have the Italian? I my favorite, the one I get. There's always the Italian sub. And, um, it's you know, it's your basic sub. But with the fresh Toronto bread and Very crunchy bread and they have their own. They make their own garden arrow to. Yeah, I you know, And that's the only thing that the whole city wholesale now they sell it to other stores around 901 West Randolph jp Graciano grocery. I'm glad they survived the pandemic. Yep, And there are still I asked also asked him about the, uh The right that you walk up now they open the front door to have a table out there day so you don't go in like you used to, and I asked them already opening up today with everybody else, And he says he's going to wait for a month or so. See how things are going. Um, but you can you can take out now. Yeah, you can. You can. You can take out and they do have an outdoor seating area against on Randolph Street. There's a million outdoor seating areas, and it's a beautiful place to be. Also do like antipasto, whole antipasto thing, which is really good and can all these fish you can always are great. We'll check that place out for sure. We'll get the news on here at seven from the northwestern medicine newsroom and first we have some restaurant and food news. It's on your List, Lieutenant. Well, I got some openings and also with the city opening up the one thing that I've noticed that I've talked to. When I go to any of these restaurants, they're all getting ready to open. Uh, the crowds are going to come swarming back now that they removed all these, uh, numbers and stuff. The problem is and be patient. When you go to these restaurants this weekend, they don't have enough employees. The one thing the restaurant people are saying is because they they never knew how fast this was gonna open. They have to ramp up and If you're looking for a job, downtown Chicago is a great place to work in the summer. So go look for some of these restaurants. Yeah, even heard the hotels have shut off reservations they get to about 75%. And even though they could sell out there, they just don't have the staff to accommodate more people either. Can't find them or can't afford to pay them, right. Yeah. So, uh, yeah. So just be be understanding. You're going to probably wait a little longer than you used to. And all right, So some of the openings there's there's a couple openings and I wanted to bring one up because if I didn't want to run out of time There's a place opening up called Camp Ceremony and Tanaka Um, their tips starting to take reservations. It's called Glamping. And this is high end. Uh, camping where luxury camping. They call it gourmet food. They bring in chefs from around the world to make gourmet food as you live in these big tents like you're in the, uh, What do you call it, Uh, in Africa, cover your safari safari tents. And so you It's supposed to be really high in campus like $500 a night. Glamping glamping? Yeah. So I'm thinking you should check it out. Maybe we could do a Friday's show from one of these places. Okay, where? Where is this trip? Isn't onica about central annoy. All right, about an hour and a half away from here. And what else? What else is, uh, Lot of things are opening now. Right? Right. Dams. Kitchen opened up this week at 27 30 North, all said, and that's uh, Dominic's grandson and Bob Mariano. No, Right, right. Who is, uh, the opening up their new grocery.

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

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05:18 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Across across the river here from high atop the city. The Sheraton Chicago is to my right and there's a guy walking on the roof, so I call security. Or is he supposed to be up there is anybody know? Well, yesterday they had the window washers up there. Oh, maybe I think they're coming. Yeah, a couple weeks, right there next week. Well, the Hilton we announced they're opening up Hilton on South Michigan Avenue. And the others can't be far beyond their opening. I think I saw June 7th. But that means that we won't see the light or designs with the lights. They have the in the windows of butterfly right now. Yeah, that's they've been doing that all true. The pandemic? How would you like to have that job for your window washer? He does. He's not even on a platform. He's just on a rope. Yeah, you know, basically repelling down each window That is so scary. I can't even imagine we're on the 18th floor here through three swagger and every once in a while, the window washer. You look behind you here and all and there's a person there. Like Spider Man, But Bob imagine, Yeah, being on the other side. I can't of the window. No, I can't believe me. I'm very excited because one of my favorite spots for lunch is opening up again talking about places. Free samples are coming back. And, uh, they are going to have full sampling, as well as the food court, re opening and Let's see. They say that it'll be in phases about 170 of Cascos. 550 locations will bring back full sampling by the first Last summer. Casco brought back free samples after suspending the initiative due to the pandemic, but they were limited to pre packaged items kept behind plexiglass shields. And that was ridiculous. Because you couldn't I couldn't eat anything. They were just torturing you. You go up to the little stand and you'd see the food behind the plexiglass. And somebody would say Why you? No, no, no, You can't eat it, kid. Don't touch. It's just for looking. Just for looking you. What're you doing that for? Hosko also plans to bring back seating for food courts this month, but it will be about half the seating capacity as it was before the pandemic. The tables will be spaced out to maintain physical separation. And let's see they plan to roll out new food items this summer. Pascoe expanding its food court menu, including new and improved Charles, as well as high end soft ice cream to replace frozen yogurt like that, Bob, you're gonna have to pace yourself on this. And maybe I suggest maybe mapping out the free samples start. Start. If they have, like grapes do great and maybe the cheese cubes and then maybe go to sausage and then go to the church euros if they have samples of those, so another is do like an appetizer main course and dessert. And if there's more courses, you can hit that as well. And sometimes they even have booze, don't they? They have like wine that you could even you know, maybe start out with a little cocktail or something that you happy hour Casco and then stretch do your stretches before you hit. All of the different stations, of course. Last month, Casco announced it was dropping its requirement for shoppers to wear masks after becoming one of the first retailers to mandate the practice at the start. Of the pandemic, So I hope Trader Joe's is paying attention to this because they still haven't returned to their free samples and their stores. They have. They have good, good, good food there at Trader Joe's. They have a different featured item or they used to, You know, every day and If I was hungry, I would, you know, get a little sample and then wait till the person behind the The food area. There would go in the back to get more. And then I go up and take another one. Because you know, I didn't. It would be very embarrassing for them to throw me out of Trader jokes, help They see that on Channel nine. Dean Richards Entertainment reporter Fuzzy picture of maybe, and Being taken away because there's video everywhere. It's some security camera with definitely capture that you're always on TV. No question about it. So Casco bring back free samples and ah limited food Court seating arrangement. More good news on this. This is fun. Because for so long every day all we were doing was reporting and cancelations. And restrictions. So now that everything is opening up, we're happy to bring all that info to you. It's 7 15. Right now We have extremely local news from Black Club Chicago coming up. Momentarily. Let's get to the weather first. And look at this gonna get a little bit warmer every day here heading towards the weekend..

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Chicago's Loretto Hospital COO Anosh Ahmed resigns in wake of vaccine scandal

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00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Chicago's Loretto Hospital COO Anosh Ahmed resigns in wake of vaccine scandal

"Loreto Hospital executive at the center of a vaccine controversy, has now resigned. The board of trustees unanimously accepted Doctor and ASHA Meds resignation. Lecture. Black Club. Chicago first broke the story reporting on vaccination doses going to ineligible patients at Trump Tower, Ah luxury watch store and a steak house. In response, the city stopped giving Loreto doses of the vaccine. The board says It'll continue to investigate.

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

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06:57 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Bob Cerise am morning, DJ 7 39 would like to give you extremely local news. We call it as well as all the other news and from black Club Chicago here. Shame is to me. Good morning, Shamus. Yeah. Good morning, Bob Happy Friday. Yes, sir. And I really think that this is a story worth mentioning because you can't have enough classic Jewish Delhi's and even during the pandemic. This place is expanding, aren't they? Exactly. We bring you daily news this morning. This is Stein Gold's of Chicago. It Z been in the North Center neighborhood on Irving Park Road since 2017. But it's doing it's doing well to the point where they need more space. So the owner Aaron stand, Gold tells us he's They're in the process of building out of brand new spotted 37 37 north South port, which is easy to remember, because it's two doors away from the music box theater right there in the South Court corridor. Yeah, let's see. So they They have been in the neighborhood for a while, right? Yeah, they? Yeah, they've been They say it's about a 20 minute walk. So, uh, you know, just the neighborhood next door, but, uh, they basically said, you know, it just wasn't the current site wasn't suited for the way the business is now they needed a little bit more kitchen space so that they're now building it out, too. Three times. Actually, it's Vegas. The kitchen spot. It's gonna have a little bit more focused on take out on delivery as well, Obviously to adjust to the times, But, you know, I think the real plum of moving this location is once we do. Get through this. Once the music box reopens. They're gonna have a lot of nightlife on that little stretch there. If people are familiar with it s Oh, they're gonna expand that to a dinner menu as well to cater to the Folks in the neighborhood there as well. The folks going to the music box so all their old favorites will be on the menu. They're not going to be shut down. It's gonna be there opened for the second week of February to actually move into the new spot, so it it's exciting. And you know, we're always we're always happy to see prohibited places that I found a way to thrive and even grow. Despite doing all this carry out and delivery only Can't wait to head up there for a movie and matzo ball. And this is a story that is really nice. Once again. You've got folks rallying to help somebody in the Tell us about this. Right. It's a story that starts poorly, but But you're right. It, eh? It's got a happy ending. At least it's headed there. There was a collection of donated school supplies, medical supplies and lots and lots of brand new shoes that were that were rounded up for just for folks all over around Chicago that could need him that some of it was intended for for homeless people is well. They were being stored at a closed school in the Bronzeville neighbor. Good and they're in the process of moving them to a to a warehouse to get ready for the distribution. It's someone or some people broke into the clothes elementary school and made off with most of the stuff, including about $40,000 worth of these donated brand new shoes, So it's a real shame. The group's name was saved. Money saved life, and they put the word out and one of their big supporters Chicago rapper Vic MENSA, who Said. Always in the news, doing good things for the city. He stepped up. He's organized a fund raiser. Um, it's online right now, and they're trying to get $10,000 to really get back. A lot of these supplies. Among the missing items were 300 kids coats. A swell is other hats and scarves and gloves. So Vic MENSA started this Don a fundraising campaign platform called Lift Cause there's linked to it at Black Club Chicago dot or g'kar, but he's trying to get $10,000 and I just checked before we went on. And he said about 8000, so people are really coming together, Tonto, right a wrong here and then re stack this this warehouse so they can do the distribution like they planned. That's great Block club should go dot org's for more on that. And finally, we have an interesting Chicago history story about Edgewater Hospital. Talk about this famous right. You know, I drive by at the old Edgewater Hospital lot, and and I, too, have wondered, you know what the heck is going on? There? It was. It was once they really fancy. If it could be a fancy hospital, this was it. This is in the Edgewater neighborhood right there. A National avenue. It opened in the in the twenties. It was head of the beautiful Salieri. Um, they said Frank Sinatra used to hang out there back in the Edgewater Hotel days as well. Um, but it's really had gone into disrepair after its original founder had died. It got to the point where there were some huge medical fraud going on there as well. In the in the late nineties, some of the Owners of the place and the go to jail. They're doing unnecessary experiments on people experiencing homelessness. So it was really turned in the house of horrors that closed down and then, um It. You know, it went into such strange disrepair. People used to sneak in there and take pictures. And we've got some of those on our site as well. And true House, of course, But local couple like me was wondering, you know about the history of this place. So they launched the podcast just on Sunday. Uh, then it's gonna be they're gonna have about seven different episodes coming out. I'm sorry 11 episodes coming out every Sunday. If you just Google. If the walls could talk, you'll be able to find it. There's also links to it on our site, but it's really a fascinating look at just how a sort of a staple of the community could could go downhill so fast, Um, some of it still standing there. They've knocked down a lot of it, but it's still a work in progress. They're turning some of the old buildings into condos. And, uh, this couple Todd Ganz and Stephanie Young that really just trying to document the history of a place that once was so important to the community, and then it became such a horrific ice or that they're trying to just make sure that it's It's history is documented before it's knocked down for good..

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

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01:58 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Second. Bob. Our local grocery store has a produce misting system. I use that to wet my fingers. Opening produce bags will be my next full time job for aiding customers. Wet your fingers to separate plastic bags from the mist on the vegetables, not lick your fingers in touch produce. Wet fingers is a great tip for the plastic bags. We have kitchen garbage bags that are impossible open unless your fingers are wet. Between the hand Washington sanitizer. My fingers are very dry. Where is that message? I've got to find this way, and I think it's over here. Hold on a second. Oh, yeah. Here. I love this texting. I installed the train horn on my pickup. When they're in front of me on Facebook and the light changes. I blast them works every time I got to get me one of those train horn 7 18. We'll get extremely local news from Black Club Chicago next And here's the weather right now, pretty much the same as yesterday. Steve just about the same as yesterday. We're seeing a little bit of light snow in flurries out there this morning flurries being reported at midway this hour. A couple of other places around Chicago as well. Looks like we're on our way today to a high of 32 degrees. Make that 34 down to 24 tonight. Back up to 39 tomorrow, clearing overnight Tonight, the clouds come back tomorrow. Right now. In Chicago, 32 officially in O'Hare, the windshields 26 postseason hardware for a couple of northwestern Wildcats than eagerly gets major league status from MLB stand moment, adding a title and a promotion from the Hawks. We're watching a new crash on the tri state North bound approaching the Hinsdale oasis that's blocking the left lane also cruising police trying to clear crash in Downers Grove at 63rd and Woodward. I'm Vicky Jacuzzi in from the I got traffic center, reminding you to drive responsibly. It really is a matter of life or death. No one does football like my favorite at Fan Bill Paradise Sports Book this week..

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

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05:38 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Earlier. Why? Why does the city tow cars? Why is the winter parking ban in effect even when there is no snow. Not a stuff like to be found, but it's still in effect. It's been that way for years and years. My question was why What do you think is the answer, and we're awarding a retro WGN shirt to the person with the best answer. Alan Boyle may not have the best answer. Maybe he does. He's with Black Club Chicago, and he's been covering the winter parking band that went into effect December 1st every year, Colin. It's a sad reality. 232 people woke up and then they couldn't find their car this morning, right? Yeah, That's unfortunate reality that you know, we've been stricken with every year here in Chicago, the lifelong Chicago and I feel for the people here that I was interacting with this morning at the pound. Yeah, I wanna ask you about this before. I forget. I got to say congrats to you because you're with black Club Chicago. Now, as you're on staff there, and I know you've been checking in with us since you're at northwestern months ago. Andre kind of working there part time or something, but congrats on the new gig. Thank you so much. I couldn't I couldn't do without. You know, the beautiful city behind me in front of me as well? Obviously, Chicago and, yeah, I just finished up at the Indy star. Did the fellowship there and I'm so thankful to be back home in Chicago. Now serving our city full time with Block Club. Chicago's A photographer and a reporter. So yeah, it's awesome Touch going forward. Yeah, I hope so, too. You've done some great work, and your photography is amazing. I know you said. You learn from your mom and your grandma, So it's really It's just called the legacy there. But okay back to the printer parking man you've been interviewing interviewing folks overnight and It wasn't a movie, Dude, Where's my car? I seem to remember that it was what it was like. Where's my car? But that was a different situation. This is that was not the city towing them. In this case, they wake up and what did they say? You talked to him and they just said, Jeez, I forgot what that imagine. That's it. Yeah. Yeah. So I was out at the pound this morning in Humboldt Park, and I talked to a few folks there It was just a matter of you know, people are like, Oh, you know, I forgot that today as if they were looking back yesterday. They thought that they forgot that tomorrow as in today would be December. 1st like, Oh, it's Till November and people lost track of time I talked to one gentleman who just came up with a 16 hour work shift that he was pooped and then woke up six hours later without a car. And in the car had his phone charger so he didn't have a phone to work with. Talkto. Hello, Lovely woman from as water who Mister flights. You go take care of her daughter in law, who is battling ovarian cancer because she didn't have any parking on her street in Edgewater said she parked in divine last night, though. It's the unfortunate reality that we're we face every year. But you know, this really comes at a tough time. You know where everyone's just makes so much more than people even just in the past. Now that we're facing the pandemic and you know financial instability, I talked to one woman. And she said. You know, there goes a week's worth of groceries, and it really puts into perspective that you know, every year. This has always been the case. And I believe that you re reported the seventies after the big blizzard and worse, Chicagoans. We know how bad winter gets. When we barely saw a snowflake er to twinkle from the sky yesterday. People kind of dismissed. People probably dismiss the fact that Oh, yeah, There's still this Annual parking ban. Yeah, That's the thing And you you really put in perspective there. These are these are not cheap mistakes. And if you forget about it's $150 towing fee $60 ticket on top of that in the storage fees 25 bucks per day. On DSA. Oh, you were over at the pound or wherever it is where they pick him up. Is that Is that where you were stationed? Yeah. So I spoke over to Humboldt Park. It's like Sacramento 7 700 blocking with Sacramento and yet, so they were just people already cued up. You know, waiting to socially best and go into the office one at a time, that a good routine there, But again, it was a little chilly out. Karen people were shivering. Upset. Obviously, I never talked with you gentlemen who both have their work vehicles towed. So they were kind of, you know, not only out of the day or out of the morning. They're also out of a little bit of work, which The unfortunate reality that they were facing today. It's 311 you have to call, right by the way if you ever get a cartel and they tell you in the city And they all have a really apparent I was told one lady I spoke with because I have a pretty good website as well to navigate. If you're trying to find where your car is, well, that's at least good. Well, hopefully all the talk about it is going to prevent others from doing it. This just talk to police officer. He said that to 32 seems low compared to other years, but Maybe That's just because there are more spaces. Businesses are closed. There aren't as many, um there are as many people in certain certain neighborhoods, at least that taking up two spaces. I just, you know, it's still a lot of folks having to pay that. Right, Right? Yeah. Right, Colin? What? So what are you looking forward to doing? A black club Chicago Now that you're there, everything right? I mean, you're just you're incredible. Your photography is amazing. So what would I came on the radio talk about my reporting. Not about me. But I'm just I'm just I'm so excited. Be back here and helping serve our city. You know, it's Beautiful place. I spent basically all my 22 years of life here. There take a few months and you know, every day I'm learning every day. I'm living here and I'm just so excited to get back to serving. Great city and working long, incredible journalist like yourself and the block blood team. And yes, I'm I'm open for anything. My assignment. My bead is anywhere and anything in Chicago. Just anything I can help tell stories of our people. Well, you got a great attitude and I our eyes are on you because I think you're one of the rising stars and thank you for checking in,.

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Be on your advertising to sell the house. It'll bury you probably dollars. You know what I've been through, So let me with that. That's from the edge. Artistes Mint? Yeah. You got me wanting to bite an ass fellas. Course The house is in pretty good condition, too, but but certainly adds to it. We'll lay it, lad a lot. If you are anything the way you sounded, But you kept Great care of that house. Oh, I am with Children happy? Yes. Yeah, well, listen, I know Let me ask you a question. You know, a lot of us aren't going to be with their families for Thanksgiving. And right, because can you are you going to be with your family? No, no, no, no. We all were doing the big socialist and three communicate with each other. I can always see them on the phone. You know, family, whatever. But no, We were we were keeping with the rules where the math Socially distance and wash your hands. Well, we use that sanitizer on washing felt more this year, you know, maybe in a weird way. It helps us enjoy our blessings. Even Mohr If we can't be the people with the people we love on the holidays, right And it lets us know how much we really appreciate them Absence with. Ah, sometimes it's going gets good to get a break from family. Catherine Alright Ah, I am so grateful to you for taking some time to talk to us today. And no, I have a match. Feel good about your calling. Oh, well, I can't wait to see the tree and to know that it came from Katherine Townsend's yard in Morgan Park on the south side of Chicago. Represent the South side, right? Yes, definitely felt. Well, listen, You know, I'm looking forward to seeing it too. And no, I won't see you all. But anyway, I want to thank you for everything. Well, I want to thank you as well. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving in a very blessed Christmas. Same to you. OK, you 20 It sounds like I'm ending you. Were you ready? Yeah, it's about time. Unfortunately, all right. And German you name again? My name is Steve. Okay. I think that's what I owe. Steve Bertrand, That's it. You got it? You're okay. Nice talking with you is so nice talking to you, Catherine. Thank you. Surely goodbye. Neil, We don't need to celebrate in person. We can just talk to Catherine and understand what holidays are all about. Blood shiftless in a Catherine Tell us about this all week long. Just put everyone in the spirit, Steve about it. That was fantastic. Thank you for bringing her to me. Ah, listen, I know you've got a lot of work to do. I wish you great success. Thank you very much. Happy holidays. Happy holidays were gonna check in with the news and Kim Gordon after that, Actually, Chicago does a terrible job of recycling that you'd only 89% of its waste gets recycled the story in Black Club Chicago today, we'll kick that around and then talk mushrooms coming up on Chicago's afternoon news..

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Lot more. Our Teo give you a heads up on. I don't want to make you wait for the next regularly scheduled traffic report. Vicki, I'm here. What? What's what's going on? It's is the Eisenhower messed up eastbound and westbound now. Well, it's just the gay pers delay. That's on the eastbound side, but the actual issues on the westbound side they have the that Everything is shut down at Ashland so but the issue is really the traffic coming into the burn. So everything on the Kennedys being backed up everything on the Dan Ryan is being backed up like everything getting into downtown is just not good. Lakeshore Drive would be an answer. Maybe for some people. If you're heading west, you're gonna have to take like Van Buren or Madison or Adam's, just to get back onto the outbound Eisenhower, which you can get on at Damon. It's just everything from The burn to Damon is just a mess, man, Manuel, We'll keep updating that. Thank you, Vicky. No problem. If you are the helicopter shots that I know it's amazing. It's they're about to go on. So if you have, like, two minutes and you're tuning into WG on TV I would recommend it just so you could see what the backup looks like, because it's a nightmare you got you got time to get out of your car and get uber too apt and buy a television set. I mean, if you're if you're stuck on the expressway now I know you're frustrated. And you're going to be telling lies any more accidents, police and here's what you should do. Take out, Take out a pen and paper or just write a note on your on your iPhone. And here's what you do. Just jot down all the things you're thankful for. And all the things that you're grateful for all the things going good. And as for this morning applied the 100 year rule in 100 years. No one's going to care that you're late and you're stuck in your frustrated Maybe this will help. How about a moment of Zen? Some deep breathing. Listen to this and try to tune everything else out. And focus on some positiveness. Here you go. Some deep breaths. Now tell yourself you feel better than you did before. No mistake. It's 7 15. We'll get our extremely local news report from Black Club Chicago next, and we have the sad duty to report the demise of the soft port bowling lanes. That and more coming up more on the traffic in a second. Here we have a sports headline to pass along and the weekend weather Friday. Ah, looks cool. Leased the sun's out, Steve. Yeah, we have temperatures in the forties and fifties in places.

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:56 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Minutes after seven. Thursdays of Timber third Nice Company. Morning. Get up 85 in the sunshine later. This afternoon. Wake up, sunshine. Open up your sleeve for May. I'm talking about a cold front passing through here midday. But other than some wind not going Drop the temperature much They're saying Mohr 80 degree days. They're expected heading into the Labor Day weekend on and it's not going to get cooler until Monday. So should be a nice holiday weekend. Hope it is for you. Is going to be a big busy day in Skokie today. Do you hear about this grassroots cannabis? I'll start selling a blues brothers. We'd strain that the company's new old orchard dispensary. Opening today. Jim Belushi. Plans to drive a replica of the Fame Blues Mobile to the opening Today. It's a huge patch shop across the street actually from Old orchard. You're going to go a day? No, But have you seen that place? I have not. No, I mean, it doesn't look like a pasha. It's like 15,000 Square feet. It's huge. Where is it? Exactly? I mean, I cross the street across the street from the mall. Well, there's a cemetery there. And then there's the D S. W This is just north of the northwest Quarter of It is a gulf Old Orchard Road and wait for instructions or now. Well, that one that has a really cool outside thing. Vicky was not excited about anything we did this morning until until I mentioned this greenhouse dispensary. Oh, I know exactly what you're talking about. I did not know that was a sensory. The company's first Illinois store will sell only recreational weed. Looks more like the offices of a major tech firm than a weed store totally does will be equipped with enough point of sale systems to serve a dozen customers. At once. Later this afternoon, the skulk e mayor Will join Jim Belushi and company leaders following a ribbon cutting ceremony. Hopefully, there's a Mrs Fields nearby, some place that sells monkeys. There's a lot of smack places in that area. In recent years, Jim Belushi Broke into the pot industry started cultivating weed at his namesake, Farman Eagle Point Oregon, a process that's been documented in the Discovery Channel show growing Belushi. Anybody seen watch that I have not seen that I heard about it. Um, let's see. Belushi has been growing cannabis at his organ farm for around five years. He partnered with grassroots cannabis. To exclusively sell a blues brothers. We'd strain at the new dispensary. It's in the old of in the old bank, Um Cross from Old Orchard. Okay, so it's not on Scobie Boulevard. It's on old Georges. It's on the corner, but it but it it's the site of the old bank. I think you took the bank down. Remember, the bank doesn't look anything like it. And let's see. Ah Belushi plans too. Pull up to the shop later today and hand deliver. The weed. Hey, says what I wanted to do is drive thru the old Orchard mall like they did in the Blues brothers, but I think that got a little too costly. That's what Belushi's til the Sun times yesterday. So an exciting day up in Skokie today. 7 15, and we'll get to are extremely local news report from Black Club Chicago in just a couple of minutes here, there's a surprising victim of Chicago's Carjacking problem. Pet cats. Yes, we'll talk about that and more with Jen Sibella here coming right up. Couple of updates for you from the sports world also, Ah, Vicki can calm down. She'll give you the traffic report prefer Steve has the weather. Let's go. Come on. We have a nice day in store That is if you can keep the wind Ah, down, We could see gusts of wind Today of 35 MPH Sustained winds of 15 to 20 MPH, but mainly sunny. Otherwise. Just a slight chance of some showers behind your 86 that mostly clear tonight Low 55 tomorrow mostly sunny hon. You're 78. And then 83 on Saturday, 82 on Sunday and then Monday for Memorial Day. I'm sorry Labor Day keeps saying Memorial Day 74 on Labor Day right now in Chicago. Partly cloudy skies 68 at O'Hare and Midway 69 along the lakefront 65 in Waukegan. The White Sox have back to back losses for the first time since mid August after falling to Minnesota eight tow one. The Cubs In eight to win at Pittsburgh. The baseball world mourning the loss of Tom Seaver, the Hall of Fame pitcher, Tom Terrific. He died Monday of complications from dementia and covert 19 at the age of 75 the fire a scoreless tie with Cincinnati in Colorado over Dallas in the Stanley Cup playoffs to force Game seven. We have some great news heading into that Byrne interchange right now that he's found Eisenhower ramp to outbound Kennedy is re opened. So we've been looking forward to that since 2013. And in addition to that,.

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WGN Radio

06:59 min | 1 year ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"No. June Stiller normally normally acoustic guitar, Right? Alright, well, Julie, you're great sport and We're only going to send you one hoody, though. Make a pro city. I don't know what you're doing. You welcome back in everybody. Radio 7, 20 wg and map mobile with you until five when we'll say good morning to orient Samuelson. You know, we've been talking a ton about the pandemic over the last six months. We're all sick of it. We're all tired of it were also living through it. There are some bright spots in things and a lot of times with this. It's about seizing the opportunity figuring out where the opportunities are and sometimes taking a leap of faith Exhibit A. Marcus Kirby had kind of what's described in Black Club Chicago's article about him as a side hustle the succulent city. He turned it into something much bigger than that. He joins us on the phone right now. Hey, Marcus, how are you? Hey doing well, How you doing? Good mark. The the succulent city was an online house plant business, it's explained as what is an online house plant business. Well, big brown thing that so you know, initially, basically, I started the whole thing back in 2015, and primarily, I was selling online at that point, so Move back into this has an unfamiliar with me. Over the years, I've gone to a few different generations with the whole thing. So last year, I was primarily doing markets and festivals. And I was expecting to continue doing that. But around like February or so I started seeing some articles and information about Corona virus coming from other countries. And kind of person who likes is generally a little bit anxious about medical related things, because I have add mom just like, OK, interesting. What's gonna happen with this? So I started seeing trickles of the effects of this, maybe in late marchers. So where the event that I was going to be participating in started canceling It was around that time that kind of a preemptive man. Alright. Suppose that I opted to begin selling things on mine. Like I said, I was mostly doing succulents cactus. I at that point But I've had houseplants and I've sold them. So I started attempting to sell house plants, and the response was really positive and overwhelming, actually, and each month it's just consistently grown. Tio, where currently I think this month. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm going to end up doing about 16 18,000 sales where it's 15 was kind of the max. In July. Um You know, it's like a very surreal thing. I expected at some point that it would sort of decline and that things would hit some sort of stabilizer number, But they just keep growing to the point where I'm now considering hiring an employee. So it's somebody who was working as a server. And working. You know, we're not making really that much to have now ended up getting my own business doing this and like ending up doing it full time, which is a huge change for me, and I really appreciate all the support everyone's given. It's just it blows my mind that this is actually happening. I'm sure so explain to me again Two years ago when you were doing this just sort of on the side, But you're basically growing houseplants and then telling people Hey, you need a house plant. You should buy this house plant from me. So to clarify, so I have. I was growing succulents cactus. I like I've always been growing those, um and I hybridized steps as well, who actually make my own like taking the Paul and and I'm like putting it on the other. The majority of these are purchased wholesale, So I'm essentially reselling need. Um, but also you have intentions of like. I mean, I propagate things, too, so you can take a plan and then you could take cuttings or make divisions from the roots. And you can propagate it that way, so they multiply. And that's one of the interesting things about plans. Like any plan. In general, they kind of grow at an exponential rate. So from a business perspective, I can't think of another product or item that Replicates itself exponentially. So I mean, I love plants. I mean, I've been doing that for a while. Like I said, So. To me. It just seems like the perfect item to be selling at the culmination, a lot of my ideology and interest in life. I'm happy of actively be doing something that I'm passionate about. But, yeah, I mean, I resell these and I grow them out, too. So I mean, I always have things growing and well, so I tend to keep a few to myself among them grow out, and then I'll do division and cutting them. What Not is fascinating to me because I have someone who said, Here's my idea. We're going to sell House plans. I would've said. What's the demand for house plants? Are people really buying houseplants? But people are really buying houseplants and succulents in these things, people there is that pandemic driven is because people are home and they want to breathe and feel the oxygen or have somebody to talk to or something to talk to, Or was this just an untapped market that nobody really realized? Was there. Um, So that's an interesting question. I mean, the demand for it has always been there. I think Instagram has had a huge impact and influence on that in the last few years. Especially, you know, like I'm 34. So I think a lot of millennials and other people my age kind of Being stuck in this weird state of around a time when they should be starting families, not really having the money to do it. People want to nurture things and people want to grow things. I think that's just like some sort of like human aspiration. Um, so instead of like having kids were like having plants and animals, Um, but, you know, Specifically in April and May. Even I think there's a lot of concern about what was going to happen with all this because I remember being articles about Holland and issues with like Throwing out millions of tulips because nobody was buying them. And even around Easter time nobody buying lilies. So these Indicators that the industry had based on We're not looking good, but around May everything just changed. I mean, the distributors that I go to have that conversation with them, and they're like, you know, we've been in the business for 25 plus years. We've never seen anything like this, and I knew that people were going to be home or I kind of expected of the lock down would be more intense than it actually was. And you know, I'm expecting we're gonna go back into it again, So I thought my field's going to go down but probably gonna go back up. But people are at home or I mean people have do meetings. They need things in the background. But they also need things to look at. And You know, there's just so much chaos going on right now. I mean, there's like social upheaval, and there's a lot of concern about economics and politics and what's going on with the election that I think people are trying to create some sort of like Curated safe space in their home and not like a safe space like a snowflake type thing. But just like you want to feel comfortable where you are like, if everything externally is not going great. This is one place You can create tranquility. I think that drives a lot of it is..

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:40 min | 2 years ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"7 20 WG and map mobile with you until five. When we'll say good morning to orient Samuelson. You know, we've been talking a ton about the pandemic over the last six months. We're all sick of it. We're all tired of it were all still living through it. There are some bright spots in things and a lot of times with this. It's about seizing the opportunity figuring out where the opportunities are. And sometimes taking a leap of faith Exhibit A. Marcus Kirby had kind of what's described in Black Club Chicago's article about him as a side hustle the succulent city. He turned it into something much bigger than that. He joins us on the phone right now. Hey, Marcus, how are you? Hey doing well, How you doing? Good mark. The the succulent city was an online house plant business, it's explained as what is an online house plant business. Well, they brought in that. So you know initially, basically, I started the whole thing back in 2015 and primarily, I was selling online at that point, so Move back into this is an unfamiliar with me. Over the years, I've gone to a few different generations with the whole thing. So last year, I was primarily doing markets and festival. And I was expecting to continue doing that. But around like February or so I started seeing some articles and information about Corona virus coming from other countries. Kind of a person who likes is generally a little bit anxious about medical related things, because I bad mom just like, OK, interesting. What's gonna happen with this? So I started seeing trickles of the effects of this, maybe in late March. So where the event that I was going to be participating in started canceling It was around that time. That kind of a preemptive manor, right? Suppose that I opted to begin selling things on mine. Like I said, I was mostly doing succulents cactus. I at that point But I've had houseplants and I've sold them. So I started attempting to sell house plants, and the response was really positive and overwhelming, actually, and each month it's just consistently grown to where currently, I think this month. I wouldn't be surprised if I'm going to end up doing about 16 18,000 sales where it's 15 was kind of the Max. In July. Um You know, it's like a very surreal thing. I expected at some point that it would sort of decline and that things would hit some sort of stabilizer number, But they just keep growing to the point where I'm now considering hiring an employee. So it's somebody who was working as a server. And working. You know, we're not making really that much to have now ended up getting my own business doing this and like ending up doing it full time, which is a huge change for me, and I really appreciate all the support everyone's given. It's just it blows my mind that this is actually happening. I'm sure so explain to me again Two years ago, when you were doing this just sort of on the side, you're basically growing houseplants and then telling people Hey, you need a house plant. You should buy this house plant from me. So to clarify, so I have. I was growing succulents cactus. I like I've always been growing those, um and I hybridized steps as well to actually make my own like picking the Paul and and I'm like putting it on the other. The majority of these are purchased wholesale. So I'm essentially reselling the, um but also you have intentions of like. I mean, I propagate things, too, so you can take a plan and then you could take cuttings or make divisions from the roots. And you can propagate it that way, so they multiply. And that's one of the interesting things about plans. Like any plan in general, they kind of grow at an exponential rate from a business perspective. I can't think of another product or item that replicates itself exponentially. So I mean, I love plants. I mean, I've been doing this for a while. Like I said, so, to me, it just seems like the perfect Guide them to be selling and the culmination a lot of my ideology and interest in life and unhappy and actively be doing something that I'm passionate about. But, yeah, I mean, I resell these and I grow them out, too. So I mean, I was I always have things growing and well, so I tend to keep a few to myself among them grow out, and then I'll do division and cutting and whatnot. It's fascinating to me because I have someone who said, Here's my idea. We're going to sell House plans. I would have said. What's the demand for house plants? Are people really buying houseplants? But people are really buying houseplants and succulents in these things, people there is that pandemic driven is because people are home and they want to breathe and feel the oxygen or have somebody to talk to or something to talk to, Or was this just an untapped market that nobody really realized? Was there. Um, So that's an interesting question. I mean, the demand for it has always been there. I think Instagram has had a huge impact and influence on that in the last few years. Especially, you know, like I'm 34. So I think a lot of millennials and other people my age kind of Being stuck in this weird state of around a time when they should be starting families, but not really having the money to do it. People want to nurture things and people wanna grow things. I think that's just like some sort of like human aspiration. Um, so instead of like having kids were like having plants and animals, Um, but, you know, Specifically in April and May. Even I think there's a lot of concern about what was going to happen with all this because I remember being articles about Holland and issues with like Throwing out millions of tulips because nobody was buying them. And even around Easter time nobody was buying lilies. So these Indicators that the industry had based on We're not looking good, but around May everything just changed. I mean, the distributors that I go to have that conversation with them, and they're like, you know, we've been in the business for 25 plus years. We've never seen anything like this, and I knew that people were going to be home or I kind of expected with lock down would be more intense than it actually was. And you know, I'm expecting we're going to go back into it again. So Yeah, I thought my field's going to go down but probably gonna go back up. But people are at home or I mean people have do meetings. They need things in the background. But they also need things to look at. And You know, there's just so much chaos going on right now. I mean, there's like social upheaval, and there's a lot of concern about economics and politics and what's going on with the election that I think people are trying to create some sort of like Curated safe space in their home and not like a face like a snowflake type thing. But just like you want to feel comfortable where you are like, if everything externally is not going great. This is one place You can create tranquility..

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:48 min | 2 years ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"In, uh Purchase your tickets up front for 40 bucks, but per per car. So you gotta really kind of loaded up with with with with your bubbles in there. Yeah, It's kind of a one way, Teo. You know, everyone's looking for Teo get out safely. And, you know, we talked in the past about how driving they're making a comeback, and they're just trying to keep this this one at Lincoln Yards busy. Okay, That's a 13 97 Westworld, Bansi and more on that at Black Club Chicago on the website. They're black club, Chicago dot org's Let's talk about central camera. What a great historic 121 year old business on South Wabash, and Of course, it was destroyed when we had the the looting a while back, and it's coming back, though, isn't it? It's coming back. This is one of those stores that I feel like everyone in the area has driven by or walked by would recognize the sign that's got a big green neon sign in central camera. It's been there since been there since 18 99. As the sign says, it's coming back it really it really got not just looted and burned. But the owner don flesh said there are significant structural damage as well. So they are. They're busy rebuilding it, but He's uh he's taking over the spot right next door to it. They're going to do Ah, temporary store until he can get the main main location back up and running, But he had a real big boost from just from Chicago. And once once the store burned down, some folks put up a go fund the forum in the brought in more than $200,000. So between that and the insurance, they're going to get the store back to how it was maybe even better. The big Neon sign survived. So so? So that all look the same. But he has no the guy that we've been known to place done flesh. He really, you know, he took to social media after happened And you know, he didn't. Uh, the interesting part of was he didn't say. You know what was me This is terrible. Could you do this? Hey, just kind of took its stride and said, Hey, look, listen. The loss of business doesn't compare to the loss of George Floyd's life. Um and countless other black lives lost and and that, really, you know that he sort of set that tone like, Listen, This is property. This is a human life, and people responded to that so great attitude. He refused to get angry. He had every right to be mad and and he wasn't so good for them and arrange for Central Camera, Chicago Treasure. And finally Jarvis Square expanded out there. Dining and Rogers Parks got to be happy about this. Yes, I know. It's been a mixed bag. You know, we're fascinated with these, uh, the idea of shutting down streets some some even busy streets toe let the restaurants on that block expanded in the street. They done it in 10 spots around the city with varying degrees of success. You know, it's obviously all weather related, but The one on Jarvis. This is, uh, this is right west of Jervis. L stop in Rogers Park, and they set it up and, you know, the only difference between this one of the other ones is that they left one lane of traffic open and Jarvis. Generous isn't a real, You know, it's not a real wide street. So you've got all these tables on half the street and then you've got cars kind of flying by on the other side of the street and no one's happy about it our way we found out about this fire. Rogers Park reporter Jo Ward was out there and, you know he's dining out at one of the things that these cars were just flying by in all, of all, the diners were kind of freaked out like one car door away from taking out four tables here and so, Yeah, so they you know, the business owners say other they're scared of their diners are scared. We talked to the local cops are like, Yeah, This is an ideal. We're going to try to work on it. You know, Part of it was they wanted to keep Ah, pathway open for emergency vehicles, but I think there's gonna be some changes on this one. Because, you know, really like, if you're going to die in the middle of street, you need some sort of, uh, assurance that you're not going to get run over by a truck? Yeah, I would hope so Well, to be continued, seems to me and it's black club, Chicago dot org's firm or thanks, doctor tomorrow. Okay, thanks and on the line right now, it's Kelly Mickley of executive green carpet cleaning Scotland's premier covered cleaning company sponsoring this Good morning, Kelly. Good morning. How are you? Well, I'm about 80% this morning and ah, your Ah, announcements here say that your company thoroughly scrubs and agitates carpeting a step other cover cleaners. Neglect. Ah, Why is it so important? Yes, Education is so important. So in our industry, there's something called the cleaning pie, which is broken down into four parts. It's time agitation, cleaning solutions and temperature. If you skip any of those four parts of the pie, you're missing 25% of the job. 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02:34 min | 2 years ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Is the way to do it. The email for any of us on a show here in the morning, Bob Show a W g on radio dot com Bob Show at W. J in radio dot com. And the text line is the same as the phone 31 to 91 3129 at 1 72 100 Speaking of phones, it's the team, Huh? Awkward phone line. Mike's on the line. What's up, Mike? Supported by how are you? Nice to hear your voice on the radio than to hear you long time. Let's write on the card on the highways, Bob. I heard I hope was not your station. But Elgin sweeper used to maintain all the shoulders. Uh, garbage, and they did not re signed That contract. Is that why is that? Why is that? Why the Eisenhower's looking bed? Yes. Yes, if you ever seen or used to be a pawn sweeper that was always apology sweeper. And I drive a truck. They're looking for you. About that morning. Thank you where you liked your adjutant border. Where are you now? That the army yet Cicero and Sunday Night Street. What I have to. Ah, get out there with Ah garbage bag and that that that stick with the with the thing on the end of it that picks up trash and get out. I'll have to get out to the expressway. Why you're sitting in traffic to stick your arm out the window with your little pull prints off of it, right? Priceless information. It is good to know that Do you guys know how long ago that that ended How long ago that control? I want to say it was a couple bunch ago. You know, taking up this sweeping him up that they haven't done that, so And from what I hear, they didn't actually signed contracts. All right. Mystery solved. Thanks, Mike. Have a great day for you to Ah, I love listening to you. It's ah, 7 17 right now, and we'll get to some extremely local news. And where is my extremely local? Ah, here it is, from Black Club Chicago Good stories today involving the Blackhawks. In a drive in the famous central camera store and also a new expanded outdoor dining area in the city. Get to that next, Let's get to Ah! Couple of things here first, like the weather, and it's Ah, well, it's going to be hot until what tonight Steve. It looks like today is going to be our last.

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05:38 min | 2 years ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"W. GMTV Morning news team weekdays 4 to 10. The team Hagberg phone line for Black Club Chicago, Jen Sabella with some extremely local news today. Good morning, Jenna. Let's start out with the new drive in Movie theater opening in Chicago. Good morning, Bob. I actually really excited about all these new driving popping up around the city. It's pretty fun, but yes, Soldier Field is the latest To get in on the drive in theater craved we already There already are new drive ins in Lincoln Yard Pilsen and Lincoln Square in recent weeks. Starting tomorrow you'll be able to go the Boulder field parking area, and there will be a drive in their first up his first Bueller's Day off. We 38 30. But starting at seven, you could show up and they'll be live music. Food and drinks than DJs. So you know socially distant activities in your car or pedestrians are also welcome, Toby stations eight feet apart. From each other. So, yeah, you're also walking or biking over to soldier field. We'll be able to come and it's $55 per car. I'm not quite positive yet how they planted handle pedestrian. But that counts too. However, many people you have in the car as well as a bucket of popcorn, and a dollar of each ticket will go to the Greater Chicago who depository summer nights. It's driving. Perfect. Let's Yeah, Let's talk about what's going on with the couple and Ken would now and what they're doing. So this is so cool, You know, as early days in the pandemic, people started feeling a little not cooped up and in other cities across the world, people are singing out their windows. They practice pan, but a couple in hand would took it to the next level example. Coffee and Yekini Ivan Aku. They started doing these elaborate sets from their front porch every day. They have speakers and drum and they would being on Sundays. They would you got full. They would do dance performances and people from all over the bloc would come and dance in the front yard or dancing street and bring their kids and it really Connected neighbors during this really isolating time, and they did 105 straight days. So starting in March, when it was a lot chillier out, and until this past Friday, they they just ended it because people are kind of going back to normal and there was less of an audience for it. I mean, pandemic not gone, but people are no more going back to work or not. Hitting it matter on the house as much as they used. So it really was a beautiful thing. There's a video embedded in our story Black called Chicago dot org's. It just shows that the last performance, but it's really just moving. There's like a mom and her son out dancing on the sidewalk while the couple performed from their porch, and they did so joyous and very divided and truffle Pyman are are alive. It's nice to be neighbors coming together, and everyone said that, you know I've learned my neighbour's name like throughout the 105 days, so really brought the block together for the long haul, You know, nice to hear about stories like that. Also the story out of Jefferson Park about that seven year old girl and what she's been doing. Yes. Haley or Linsky, absolutely adorable seven year old from north one tied up in Jefferson Park Shi. Her mom wanted the new the lot And he said he heard early on in the pandemic about the lack of P p e at hospitals and, you know, doctors and nurses scrambling to get mad and he wanted to do something to help, which is just Adorable and she started making these rubber Bhambri flip that she already had, like make, but she started making them in math amount and doing custom colors for people and donating the proceeds. Hillary Children's Hospital, and she's already raised more than $14,000 for the Children's hospital. Kobe really fun which is incredible, she said. She just eat, sleep and make bracelet. About 100 brief with the day on, there are $3 piece she had some VIPs. Customers that include Marah worry light, but Governor Pritzker and Hamilton Starr Miguel's abroad, but she's really getting the getting a lot of attention for this and it's It's just great, and she's not going down so you can order a bracelet. You're going to go to our website back from Chicago to organise a link to where you can order a bracelet from Haley. And you can pick you know forthe colors or what? Were you want or even let Hayley come up with her own color cos that's really nice. So ah, the lorry Children's hospital benefiting and she raised like almost 15,000 right? Right. It's it's unbelievable. And she's like you know what? I'm still going. So the company that makes these bracelets called rainbow loom on Did they have the brake flick it and they found out what she was doing and sent her a ton of supplies. So she she stocked up and she's ready to keep making bracelets. So if you want one, now is the time to put your order in black club Chicago dot are far more. Thank you. Jen will talk to you tomorrow. Think Bob had a good one. That's the extremely local news. Now let's get to the Steve Sanders report to the nation. It's 81 degrees at 7 30 Good morning. I'm Steve Percentage. 12 states now hitting new seven day averages for Corona virus cases. We'll have the latest.

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"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:12 min | 2 years ago

"black club chicago" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I'm getting up to about 80% and happy to hear that the Cubs Wrigleyville rooftops will be open and fully operational by opening day, right? We're slowly creeping back to opening day. The players were supposed to report to Wrigley in sacks Park tomorrow so we could start. You know, getting some would imagine some helicopter footage of them stretching any minute now. You know, just a little taste of it is going to get is going to go a long way. Just start getting this feeling like summer again. You know, Ridley obviously has a very unique elements all around it, not the least of which are the rooftops and you know they are going to be one of the few places in America where people are gonna actually building supplies. Baseball once in season starts July 23rd of July 24th The Cubs are saying, yes, indeed. We will be with city approval will they will be opening those rooftops. They on 11 of the 15 for Ah, fully operational and would imagine will be limited capacity. But, um, you know, you got to be far away. We've all been on those rooftops, and there's no the game's a bit of a rumor from there, especially everyone talking and drinking. Um, but but it's it's It's about its closest you're going Teo like baseball, and you are in America for it needs for the first couple months because you say the Cubs on 11 of those 15 buildings. That's right. They've been the Ricketts family has been slowly buying those up a days become available. You know something? You've been less and less valuable over the years and the scoreboards went up or, you know, there's threatened What signs and enormous balloons and that kind of stuff. So as you know, these have become Available. The Rick expelling has negotiated to buyem and got most of them. At this point. They're starting to look familiar. They string the Wrigleyville rooftop banners across some, but there yet there they're all gonna They're all going to be open. You know, If anyone's been up on a recently you'll realize it's hardly what they used to be in the past, with a couple of grills and in the hot asphalt. You know, they're they're They're full on bars and grills and steak sandwiches, and some of them even have those Fenway asked. Stand up spots where you can watch the game from up there, but you know, it would take a heck of a home run. But I think Schwarber got it in him. Teo get one. It's about 464 sixties speak to the to the nearest point out left field goal. Like you say, Sometimes the game is just a rumor. From up there this next door. You have this had to happen on Weed Street, didn't it? You know, is there Ah Mohr expected story than we dispensary opening on Weed Street up in Lincoln Park. It's happening on Wednesday. The Windy City Cannabis is opening a dispensary at 9 23 West. We'd ST You know, it's one of those streets. You tried by over the years, certain giggle like that's funny or least I did. And you know that the stars are lining up. Did a little research for you, Bob. It's not named after pot. It's named after Sir Am, we'd uh oh, a wealthy landowner in the 18 hundreds. Tom, it's Morgan mended after his daughter who had married Mr Weed, so very oh, it was it was predestined. S so that's going to open at 9 23 We'd street and do way. Have a date on that, Or is it open already? Yes, it's gonna be. It's gonna be Wednesday at 10 a.m. And for folks If you're familiar with weed ST you know it's a pretty short stretch there. This is where the dinosaur barbecue used to be located to close a couple of years ago. Dinosaur barbecue was came from Syracuse, New York, where I went to school and dined at that dinosaur barbecue outside the newspaper many nights after the sports deadline, So I was sad to see that go. But now there's a windy city cannabis there and a little bit of Chicago history and Jefferson Park of Ah, firehouse. Ah, tell us about what's going on there. This is ah, another street that you don't have to look up. If you don't know it's it's North Lips Avenue, 48 41 North Lips Avenue. There's a There's an old warehouse that's been shuttered for years more than 100 years old, and this is the Jefferson Park neighborhood right about Lawrence and the Kennedy just north of the junction. They're going to make affects brewery has been eyes location for about eight years, but numerous stops and starts. The city owns it and hasn't been extremely easy wrangling it from the city. But they got approval. Now from the alderman. It goes before the zoning committee in a couple weeks. That should clear the path for her lake effect to only by the building. But then you get all the permits to build it out. They want to put actually apartment on top of this firehouse, the two storey firehouse. They wantto put some apartments up there and then put a tap room on the ground floor. So you know you get a chance, Tio. It's a dream of anybody's to live over. Ah, craft Brewery, but this would be your chance. Yeah, I think a lot of folks might want to do that. It's black Club Chicago for more on that black club Chicago dot or gets what we call extremely local news. Thanks. Shame is stuck to you tomorrow. All right, thanks. And at 7 29 coming up in a minute, we'll get you into the newsroom for complete update. And then we'll talk to social media strategist Scott Kleinberg, about What's new at Facebook and Twitter and Google some interesting things going on. And, as always, scat will have the.

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