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"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

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06:25 min | 9 months ago

"black club" 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" Discussed on WGN Radio

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05:18 min | 1 year ago

"black club" 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" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Your your opinion, right? And then later when we open up the mailbox, I'll report on that. Thank you, Dave. In it. That's the way it is. This has been the top six and six with Bob Suraj on WGN Radio Way have extremely local news coming at you today. And the Black Club Chicago. People have some good stories and I have them behind me here. Hang on a second. Right here. We're gonna be talking about film production studio. And the Avondale area. And there's some controversy about that. Also in a living park, neighbors air pushing to rename calmer park there and then pretty amusing story about I don't know whether you saw this on social media. The guy who froze his trousers and turned him into Dibs. Used his pants to mark a parking space. But yes, all that's coming up and we need when we talk to Karen Conti Attorney County law about the impeachment trial, and also she's got some Valentine's Day issues to discuss because she specializes in family law, and divorce is and so forth. But I have to ask her about that viral video that everybody's talking about. You see it that zoom legal conference and one lawyer had it out. Yeah, the cat filter by mistake, right? The voice of the lawyer matches the cat's face perfectly. It's pretty good. And I guess the guy couldn't couldn't turn it off. So we'll have all that more for you to their good to have you with us on your morning drive and news is coming up right after these communications, some Western philosopher once said, the point of life is helping each other get through it. These days, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois understands we're all looking.

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"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"black club" 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" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:29 min | 1 year ago

"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And Morson e products. Adapt Electron IX, your holiday headquarters. It's just about 7 19 and on the team Hakkari phone line from Black Club Chicago. Shame is to me with some extremely local news for us this morning. How you doing today? Hush, Amos. Good morning, Bob. I'm doing great. And we always got something new going on. Tell us about this. Yeah, This is interesting that the loyal University in Chicago has just launched what they're calling the school environmental sustainability, which has become the 11th school within the university. It's the first such program at a Jesuit college and, um, you know, it's It's fascinating. They're you know, they're acknowledging, you know, more and more. People are studying climate change and looking for solutions and trying to better the earth by lessening our carbon footprint. So the really dedicating now entire course of studies to it as well as research. They're doing fundraising for scholarships. It's been they've done some of these classes on campus already infect some folks in the Rogers Park neighborhood would be familiar with the student run farmers market. That's an offshoot of the program as well. Greenhouse, So they just announced it. They kicked it off. The grand opening this this earlier this week. They're hoping to expand the program by about three times as many kids and students over the next couple of years. So it's will be interesting to see. But I kind of just reflecting the times about how they want to put all the climate change. Study indoor. It's on very own program. I was reading a little bit about this. Students enrolled in the institute also helped develop hand sanitizer for use on campus during the pandemic. That's pretty cool. Yeah, that it was important program. There's so many of those initiatives around the city. I remember of when all the the liquor distributors all started brewing and sanitizers vodka in March, said, Yeah, the loyal students were definitely involved in similar projects and over in West Town. There's a story about a pop up. This is kind of interesting. Tell us what's going on here. Right? Yeah, I was fascinated by this story because the West Town Chamber of Commerce, bought a storefront and has renovated it and really know what they're doing is they're leasing it out to small businesses and folks that want to get up and running just for a month. You know, two months at a time, Um, it's at 18 21, West Chicago Avenue, and right now, it's got has its very first tenant, and it's um it's a store called Ni chicka designer to Tanya Mackey is selling Our custom made clothing in other crafts with them the store, But I just You know, I love the idea of the chamber really taking the initiative, Tonto create a spot that people could just move into. Put up their their racks and their displays and really give it a go for a month or two. Test the market get, you know, move off of the Internet briefly and really serve people. So yes, does turning back You said that it's been shield Been on black Friday. She's there through the month, and it's just been, You know, It's been great even in these times, when only a couple of people can come into the store it once it's great to be able to meet the neighbors and not have this huge overhead because the chambers dealing with a lot of the expenses finding gonna really be creative in business these days, don't you? I know I mean, and she had said, it's you know, it's crazy to think about starting something like this. Uh, now, but but, you know, you just push forward and you know, hopefully on the other side Bill will be a lot better business opportunities. Nice holiday story out of Woodlawn about kids getting art supplies and families getting groceries. This is this is a good effort, isn't it? Absolutely when the shot a little spotlight on the program, it's called the Santa Box. It's going to provide 400 families around the South side with toys, books, art supplies of $75 grocery gift certificate. It's you know, it's part of it's an offshoot of a program we talked about in the air before with the market box, which launched during the pandemic, looking for families that needed Routine help. They would get deliveries of groceries. That market box had stopped in October. And, um, the author reviewing Who's a U of C professor, she helped really kick off this the this holiday version of it. The sandbox s so they're hoping to raise about 40 grand tol buy all this stuff. They're they're about halfway there and anyone. The families have already been picked for this. Anyone that had been associating. With the market box project was was on the list. So all the deliveries go out this weekend. They need volunteers. So it's gonna be it'll be nice kids all around for you know these 400 families, they're going to get a nice box of toys and some crafts and some other things. More on that, Dan, if you want to help you, Congar Oh to block club Chicago dot or and we should mention that you can subscribe to block club and get your own extremely local news And let's see you're giving out free tote bags. You just like channel 11 these days, aren't you famous? That's right. You know, we can never have enough tote bags or T shirts. So yes, if if you if you sight up now you'll send out a I will personally send out a free tote bag to you so go to our state and check it out way appreciate everyone out there who supported us and read our stories and into WGN as well. Yeah. Hopefully, you'll get your goal of 15,000 subscribers by early next year. So you just go to black club Chicago dot or g'kar To do that? Just go to box club Chicago dot or there's a super subscribe button in the corner. If you come in through another way, used the discount code WGN, and that'll get you to the special deal as well. Hey, It's a nice gift for somebody to isn't it. Absolutely knows the time we'll get We'll get there by Christmas. Shame this Thank you very much Glad.

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"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"black club" 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" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:04 min | 1 year ago

"black club" 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" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:56 min | 1 year ago

"black club" 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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"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

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06:59 min | 1 year ago

"black club" 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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06:44 min | 1 year ago

"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"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 just people just want something safe and comfortable, And it's also helpful that people really can't Well, I mean, it's not helpful, but people really can't go outside that much right now or maybe shouldn't be. So I think they're also trying to bring the outside in that makes anything. Yeah, it does. Now. I mean, a sound like the idiot. I am here and admit that I have no idea what a succulent is. What does that mean? So succulent describe it so succulent. They're just like a general family of plants. They've kind of evolved over time, too. Hold and retain water, so they're coming, usually for more arid climate. There are some succulent that are in more tropical environment. Like I have one, for instance, called Rick Rack cactus that empathetic grope, meaning that it grows on trees. It is considered a succulent because they hold a bunch of water in the leaves. So you just have these like plants that are like growing and typically arid climates in like in order to survive, they've evolved to hold water in their leaves. Um, a lot of health plans and tropicals, on the other hand, are doing the exact office and they pull that from their environment, so in having conversations with people about care for these things with the House plan I really like, you know, Chicago, like people need to run the air conditioner. People need to run the heater. Those things have an impact on humidity levels, So I always have to suggest people get a humidifier or like mist with Stillwater. As like Chicago. Tap water also isn't the best thing to be watering plants with sometime Probably not great for humans to be drinking either. So Oh, no, it's it's interesting. There are a lot of things that we need to accommodate and change being in a metropolitan area in order to like, bring the completely foreign plants safely into our homes. Okay, So are you selling any ferns? Not at the moment, so Does the fern have a bad reputation is somebody ask you for a friend? You say get out of my shop. I don't self burns. No, I love ferns. And there are some firms that are easier to care for. I mean, they requires such a high level of humidity that it's really difficult. I almost perhaps unsafe to maintain. I like humans. Relations have below above a certain percentage of humidity in their home, and they can't without getting sick. But like I have allergies, and I'm actually allergic to fern and I feel really dumb for because people request them all the time. And I have to tell him like, Hey, I'm actually allergic to them because they release spores. So when you keep them wet, they're releasing a ton of spores and I couldn't figure it out. Initially, I was like having really severe allergies. And that I feel like it's actually the burns. Just think so, you know, when Black Club wrote this story about you, Ah, week or so ago, they said, And there's a picture in this story. Black love Chicago dot org's You have about 500 plants in your apartment at the time. Oh, I think it's probably more than that at the moment. Yeah, I think that because I get multiple, the Bloc club already cool. I'm getting Multiple deliveries and pick ups each week now, so I mean, each time I'm bringing in close to 200 plants, So I mean, I'm possibly going through anywhere from like 1000 like 1500 plants a week. So it's constantly rotating and constantly evolving. I mean, I have shelved upon shelves of plants and then the larger ones that I'm getting. I mean, you can't even walk through this place right now. It's obscene. Like I have, like multiple, like 4 ft by 5. FT plans have, like 20 to 30 of them, So just imagine him lined up all the wall and literally a line of tropical plants. It's kind of ridiculous. So now you mentioned that you're not growing everything you're buying and reselling. So are you scouring the Internet? How all day like, How are you finding interesting things that you think people will pay more than what I'm buying for this So there are a few distributors in the city. Well, there's one distributor in the city and under a few and some of the outer lying areas. Um, I have to go out and get them so I mean, it's actually kind of a crazy, competitive thing right now. Because there are so many people doing this, so not only do you have the shop in the city that are established, you have people who are just trying to survive and they have an interest in plants and they see people like myself and others on instagram. You were kind of turning a hobby into a profession of sorts, and so they're trying it out. So there's only so many plants coming in, and we're all competing for the same. Products, So I try to get there like immediately and created good relationships with the distributors work like they know specific things that I'm after and over time I've learned to Figure out what it is that my customers are looking for, And also there's a bit of like things that I find interesting. And I seek out specifically, so I really try to like cornered the market of like Big, succulent and big cat eye. And I mean in a certain point, I had like 25 to 30 like 4 ft. Tall Cap Tai in here, which is just obscene because it's really difficult to find those in general. But I'm holding like a couple grand worth of large tact. I and here Uh oh. Yeah, I've been looking at plants for a while. I worked in succulent nursery for years, so and I mean, I see thousands upon thousands of plants each week, so at a certain point, it's like I know what catches my eye what you need, but I don't get anything too crazy because there's some pretty rare things and I leave those other places like Plant shop Chicago and the plants here. I think they're better for those things. But I'm good in my little world that I've created. Well, it's interesting you mentioned there's a lot of competition like I would have thought. No, there's no competition. You've found something that nobody was thinking about. But if there's so much competition, like what struck for you, was it did you do some sort of social media that other people don't do? How did you strike a nerve that you're getting articles written about you and you're taking off like this? Absolutely. I'll say it's because I'm shameless. I I have no shame and like limits about self promotion on But like I said, I've been doing this for a while, and I've been selling plants in Chicago. No, I mean any of the events in markets that I was going to. I was also holding like private sales, so I would promote those on neighborhood groups in Chicago. So like in Logan Square in Wicker Park and humble part, Avondale, I would be on the Facebook groups. Advertising these things that I was doing, and I think that's actually how block clubs Chicago found out about me was I posted a picture myself with Capt. Dye and the response with.

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06:40 min | 1 year ago

"black club" 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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05:48 min | 1 year ago

"black club" 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 | 1 year ago

"black club" 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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07:30 min | 1 year ago

"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Connected with Morgan called Myers. Weather Forecasts and Sarah Genders. Traffic reports weekdays 4 to 6 on WG and TV Morning News on the team. Hochberg phone line at 7 22 It is Jen Sabella from Black Club Chicago with some extremely local news beginning With the Red line and what will be a massive disruption, right, Jen? Morning, Bob. Yeah, it sounds like the Red line is going to be offline at a few stops on the far North side for a few weeks, and we knew they were coming for years. They're doing the big headline Mom modernization plan. Their starting on August 16 24 7 worked at some of the stations, and the goal is to kind of Plough through some of this work so they can you know more quickly Get the red line up and running at all stops, But from through July 31st from now on I 31st we know Stop that Granville Thorndale in Braemar, and we have the full guide on our our site here, but also August person second. Granville Thorndale, Bro. Tomorrow be closed, and frankly, the month of August and there will be buses free bus little shuttle service. Between Loyola and Berwyn. So if you are getting off at Granville Carnot, Avram RU will be able to hop on a bus shuttle instead. And you know, people are using the heat a little bit left because of the current virus. Pandemic it home, though this would have been probably a lot worth on people if there hadn't been the pandemic, and they were still ahead, heading down, found work everyday, which some people still are. An essential worker still are obviously but the goal here is, you know, get this thing wrapped up and And hopefully it won't hit businesses too hard. But unfortunately these are being hit hard by the pandemic to so having their stations closed in front of their business, Not great and says should be done August 16th and hopefully it'll stick to schedule. Let's move over to Logan Square. And talk about what one restaurant is doing. And I guess this is a trend, or at least it was before the pandemic, right and no tipping. Right. So tipping has been like controversial in the restaurant world because, you know, it's very much favor the servers and bartenders and a lot of the back kitchen staff will continue to be paid like minimum wage or sub minimum wage on DH. It's created a lot of inequity in restaurants and a lot of on 30 if you went in, you know and had a patio that you counted on being packed, and it rained. That day. There goes your money, so it made I'd that job a lot harder to do. I know I used to be a server, so I used to feel that you, um but now a lot of brush runs are eliminating kipping, and they're adding a service beyond the check. They averaged out what the average person leaves for tips. So they added about 20%. Service be, and it's really working out at middlebrow Bungalow and Logan Square, which is 28 for us, Armitage and they are also able to contribute about $120 a month her offer into their insurance planned and I honestly think this is the future, especially after the pandemic and the risk people are taking by being servers. You gotta offer people you know something to make them feel comfortable in this job, And I think health insurance is a big thing. So, so far so good at middlebrow. They've been doing a lot of takeout, and they're actually selling grocery items as well. On their adding the Dorothy Answer that grocery items. Um yes, it's working out so far, and maybe it'll take off middlebrow. Ah, that's 28 40 West Armitage, Jeff, We'll see what happens. Post pandemic with that, And finally we have News about the passing of someone who, if if you watch Bozo's circus, you saw this guy a number of times, didn't you? This is an amazing story. Honestly got a little weepy reading it a shod. Mr asked. Dorian has been has been a magician in Chicago for about 50 years. He ran the last existing magic shop on the North side still open. Mr. Ashe is magic. He died early in July 3rd from heart failure. He was eight years old, but our reporter outs, Hernandez spoke to his family. And what a story. Hey, emigrated here from Iraq and in Ah, 1960 he a fed up made it amazing career for himself. He was on like Bo, the circuit. He was in a documentary called The Amazing That They're Ash. Hey, helped, you know coach he helped work, Get Chicago Magic lounge off the ground and just was like, well known In the magic community in the Midwest. People would travel from all over to his shop. And as all the other magic shop closed in the city, they read three more. His was the last one standing and that the back room just became active boxes from these clothes Magic shop than he, but he knew where everything wass, um So they're keeping the place open. You should really check it out. You get kids. They love it at 49 55 Northwestern Avenue, and they're keeping it open in the honor. And to the delight of a lot of magic fans. You know, they don't have a lot of places to go anymore. No, that's one of the last that I still have my disappearing cigarette in the handkerchief trick from that store. We love it. We led to perform that for you on the radio. It's much more effective if you see me in person. Jen Sabella Black Club, Chicago dot org's for more Thanks, Jen. Psaki tomorrow Think Bob. Have a good 17 28. We have a couple of minutes here before the news. Let's catch up on some of your feedback in the mailbox. And people seem to like the record collection song from yesterday that we played great song. Bob Haven't heard it many years. It was Jonathan King. Everyone's gone to the moon. Good morning love Bob's interview with Jim level that was aired on Channel 11 over the weekend, and Marianne was as lovely as ever. How about that Jim? Level 92 now and in unbelievable shape, mentally and physically. Dave. Here's some support for you. Long live the clock radio. See? Not everybody was okay that you mentioned that I mentioned the clock radio. I don't have a way I use my Amazon Echo is my clock radio where we want. Do we know we know you do, but some people have We talked to Dr Kevin most from Northwestern yesterday. Every Monday. We do a little house call feature and he fills us in on the latest on the corona virus and way we went over lots of information. People seem to enjoy that yesterday. Love the interview with the doctor, is that segment recorded to listen to again. Pardon my antiquated question. I think you can find that w radio dot com slash suraj, right? Yeah, we post that every Monday after the show. Doctor. Please call President Trump with your information. Maybe you'd listen to you really love the doctor most segment and considers information the most accurate. Thank.

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"black club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:38 min | 2 years ago

"black club" 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" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

03:18 min | 3 years ago

"black club" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"We the house comedians PJ's when it opened up as the uptown black club. Gangster gangster own club. Of they would they would pack the club. And then they'd rob themselves. Right. And then so we do that. So we'd get paid in advance. We'd advancer money, and they liked us has a funny here, but we opened up for every black came through Martin vandals the whispers Ray, Charles Anthon, lengthened imperials. The wetlands the whispers Edwin Starr vague Charles, everybody, wore the band war Edwin startling about. We so we had this whole black. We're black for little while for a long time. I imagine you would almost half the down. We started a career at the red FOX club, really and enormou- Miller was emcee and and she called us. Now, the next next to the real funny guy geeking gang. Did you meet red FOX, I knew read now, I knew from the very very some colorful stories about that, man. He's probably the he was the best stand up comedian I'd ever seen and I'd seen Richard Pryor. Everybody real, and I've seen I seen red FOX. I seen them take a crowd for an hour having left into your hurting myself included, and then bring them down where they're running out the door. They're leaving really. And then bring him back when the when he brought him down people were leaving us doing these jokes. You know, just horrible in these people were heading for the door. Read went to the door open the door preachers. Thank you very much. And then he close the door and went back on stage. And then brought them all up again. Yeah. Never seen that happen. So near mine is a couple of guys of worked with everybody and seen everybody and not only that but seeing everyone in their prime yet because there is a difference between seeing an old Bill Cosby and a young Bill as we or whatever definitely all old Bill Cosby just yells at black people to get their shit. The old one. No that is a trip 'cause they're both. What who? Yeah. On there and the other night what what do you want? I don't know. I just shit myself. Bill bill. Did you bullies in your day billion? Good. Yeah. Yeah. We had believed in I lived in a day. We're dad come home and cry in your dad would take you back and stand. There you go beat up the bully, right? I'm sure Bill Cosby goes ask where those horrible sweaters. Oh, jeez. Twitter still I see pictured him. It's like a fourteen year old Bill. Cosby when you're young the was so funny. All right. And we're back, and if you wanna hear that full episode with teaching shown podcast one premium to get access the entire back archive..

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"black club" Discussed on Men In Blazers

Men In Blazers

01:58 min | 3 years ago

"black club" Discussed on Men In Blazers

"Dimitrovic brace an calum chambers stunk fulham however still six points from safety but for this is a morale-boosting victory yeah i mean area said before the game fulham to win and they were to kneel down in a heartbeat seemingly knocked out a fight with someone they spine alexan- dimitrovic i want jimmy here's the kind of center forward chelsea are desperately looking for crazy physical unstoppable force on his day when he wants an asian to drag full and back into this fight belief not dead yet three point to the more than three points proof that will only fulmer alive david hampton won crystal palace one roach point piece on the south coast but two sides over which the relegation-zone gillete still precariously dangles hoffman hof amazing wilfred saw the visitors ahead in the forty first minute only james ward trials to pull the saints level in the second half lay on in the game a bit of offers from the goal stores resulted in zoff half sending-off idiot actually which palestinian ill-afford both these sides on twenty three points full points layer of the draw i love the b._b._c. tweet is a has read they tweeted crystal palace goal scorer wilfred has been dismissed following a sarcastic clap feel we've shop with i think we both know he's a big fan of the french philosopher role bart said why claim is to live to the full contradiction of my time which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth referees just don't understand french philosophy walls three west ham nil l. trees route jimenez not just a brace as the boys from the black club jury leap into seven the ions meanwhile slip into twelfth place how does feel new everton one raunch happy days rich all schools to lift your mom.

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