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Tickets for the Taste of Chicago go on sale Wednesday.
The 33rd annual event will take place July 10 through the 14th.
The seats at the Petrillo Music Shell are $25, and will feature artists such as Fun., Delta Spirit, Jill Scott, and Robin Thicke.
Tickets for the Mazda 6 Celebrity Chef Du Jour tickets are also on sale.
That event will include a three-course, sit down meal for $40.
For more information, go to: www.tasteofchicago.us
Heading into the Mother’s Day weekend, President Barack Obama is promoting the benefits to women from the Affordable Healthcare Act.
The president called healthcare a right, speaking to women’s groups at the White House He’s urging mothers to enroll their children for healthcare insurance in the fall.
The president cited the Affordable Healthcare Act benefits, including easier access to mammograms and birth control along with the ability to keep kids on their parents insurance until the age of 26.
Republicans are still fighting to kill the Affordable Healthcare Act, which is due to take effect next year.
Barb Otto, the CEO of Healthcare and Disability Advocates, talked to WGN about a new online tool that show how the law impacts Illinois.
Mary Kay Sales Representative Willeen Buchholz is hosting an Internet Show benefiting Dancing with Chicago Celebrities’ “One in a Million” Campaign aimed at preventative research and access to care in the fight against breast cancer.
This year “One in a Million” is funding an innovative vaccine trial to treat breast cancer and free mammograms for women in need.
You can check out the mission at: www.amdwcc.org.
Here’s how you can help: Go shopping! Mary Kay is and has been the #1 selling skin care brand in the US for the past 17 years and there are also several items which are non-cosmetic and perfect for gift giving.
- Simply go to the website: www.marykay.com to browse the catalog.
- Select the items you would like to purchase and pay with your credit card (VISA, MC, or Discover).
- Enter “Dance Chicago” in the comments section and if you opt to pay the shipping (normally free) also add “shipping’s on me”.
Your products will be sent directly to you (if a gift, directly to the recipient) and Willeen will donate the net proceeds of each and every purchase to Dancing with Chicago Celebrities.
So many people have been diagnosed themselves or have had a family member or close friend that has fought breast cancer or perhaps lost their battle. Help make a difference!
Frozen pizzas with the California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno labels are being recalled because of a chance they contain bits of plastic.
The pizzas were made by Nestle in Wisconsin, and shipped nationwide.
The affected pies are California Pizza Kitchen’s Grilled Chicken with Cabernet Sauce and the Crispy Thin Crust White.
DiGiorno’s crispy flatbread Tuscan Style Chicken and Bianca White Pizzas are also subject to the recall.
One person reported breaking a tooth on a shard of plastic in one of the pizzas.
For a full recall list, go to: www.fsis.usda.gov
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has set the schedule for the city’s farmers markets.
The city-run markets open at Lincoln Park and Division Street on Saturday, May 11, and at Beverly on Sunday, May 12 before the official opening at Daley Plaza on Thursday, May 16.
New this year to the city’s farmers market scene are two night markets: the Logan Square Night Market, beginning June 26 and running through September 4 (5-9 p.m.) and the Argyle Night Market, June 27-September 19 (4-8 p.m.).
Here’s the full schedule
An asterisk (*) means the market accepts LINK cards
Adams & Dearborn
May 21- October 29, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Washington & Dearborn
May 16 – October 24, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*Willis Tower Plaza
233 S. Wacker Drive
June 27 – October 31, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Harrison and Central
June 25 – October 29, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
City Parking Lot adjacent to Brown Line Station
June 4 – October 29, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago & Mies van der Rohe Way, MCA Plaza
June 4 – October 29, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*La Follette Park
1333 N. Laramie
June 26 – October 30, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
111TH and Cottage Grove in Arcade Park
July 10 – October 30, 7 a.m. – 12 noon
Logan Square Night Market
Palmer Square Park
Kedzie & Milwaukee
Wednesdays, June 26-September 4,
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Harold Washington Park, 53rd and Hyde Park
June 6 – October 31, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Argyle Night Market
Argyle & Broadway
Thursdays, June 27-September 19,
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
*Austin Town Hall
5610 W. Lake
June 29 – October 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
35th & Wallace (in parking lot)
June 15 – Oct 5, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Division & Dearborn
On Division between State and Clark
May 11 – October 26, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Armitage & Orchard
Lincoln Park High School Parking Lot
May 11 – October 26, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Center Town Square
June 15 – October 26, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dearborn & Polk
Printers Row Park
June 15 – October 26, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Blaine School – 1420 West Grace
June 22-October 5, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*West Humboldt Park
3601 W. Chicago, NHS Parking Lot
June 29 – October 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
95th & Longwood
City Parking Lot – Southeast Corner
May 12 – October 27, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
*Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park (in Parking lot)
June 23 – October 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rainbow Beach Park, 77th St. & Lake Michigan
(in Parking Lot)
June 23 – August 25, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
*Wicker Park & Bucktown
Wicker Park & Damen
In Wicker Park
June 2 – October 27, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
NEW Monthly Market: Devon Community Monthly Market
2720 W. Devon (Republic Bank Parking Lot)
July 7; August 4; September 1, October 6
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
A pair of bald eagles in California are the proud parents to two new eaglets.
The Humboldt Wildlife Care Center is streaming the family live.
For safety reasons, the center isn’t saying where the nest is.
One of eaglets is named Kyle; he hatched Tuesday.
The other, which just hatched Wednesday, will be named by a lucky school student in the area.
Distribution of clean-up kits from the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24 in eight counties across the region to aid 5,000 households that have sustained damage from the recent flooding.
The kits are provided by the Red Cross at no charge and include supplies for both indoor and outdoor cleaning such as rakes, shovels, tarps, bleach, brooms, sponges, trash bags as well as personal safety items like rubber gloves. Kits are available free of charge by the Red Cross. Supplies are limited to first arrival at the distribution sites.
Distribution sites will be open Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following 13 sites:
- Gompers Park, 5040 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60630
- Oak Park Police Department, 100 N. Euclid Ave., Oak Park, IL 60301
- Lisle Police Department, Lincoln Ave./Short Rd., Lisle, IL 60532
- Bensenville Public Works, 100 N. Church St., Bensenville, IL 60106
- Morris Administration Building, 1320 Union St., Morris, IL 60450
- DeKalb Emergency Management, 1826 Barber Green Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
- Village of Fox Lake, 216 Washington, Fox Lake, IL 60073
- Gurnee Fire Department, 4580 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031
- Grant Township, 26535 W. Molidor, Ingleside, IL 60041
- Joliet Fire Department, 101 E. Clinton St., Joliet, IL 60432
- Kane County EMA (under the radio tower), 777 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510
- Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, 1102 Cornell Lane, Yorkville, IL 60560
The Home Repair Guide is also available at no charge on the Red Cross web site at: www.redcross.org
Another major disruption is straight ahead for CTA riders.
The second and last phase of the Wells Street Bridge project begins this Friday, and it’s expected to take nine days to complete.
The first step of the project began in March.
This latest chapter means some services will be suspended, while others will be increased or rerouted.
The CTA warns commuters should plan for longer travel times and more crowded trains.
For more information, go to: transitchicago.com/wellsbridge
Today is the last day that the Chicago Public Schools will hold community meetings on school closings.
CPS plans to close 53 schools this fall.
Each school is getting two community meetings each.
Public meetings for each school will also be held, starting April 16 through May 2.
Each community meeting will be held for two or three hours on Saturday mornings and afternoons, as well as in the evenings during the week.
A full schedule of community meetings is attached and available online at: www.cps.edu