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  • Army Veterans talk about the choice to enlist in response to the September 11th attacks

    Army Specialist Steven Handwerker and Army Captain Ray Doeksen are just two of the many Americans that stepped up to serve after 9/11.  Both were deployed to Iraq and are active in local Veteran’s organizations. Thank you to them both and to all who bravely and selflessly serve our country.      

  • ‘IT Chapter Two’ director Andy Muschietti calls film a love letter to childhood; confirms 5-hour ‘super cut’ in the works

    Didn’t get enough of Pennywise and The Losers’ Club during the near 3 hour viewing experience of “IT Chapter Two?”  Well you’re in luck! “IT Chapter Two” director Andy Muschietti tells Entertainment Tonight that he’s working on a super cut” of both “IT” films. Fans of the extensive and beloved original text from author Stephen King are hoping that the so called “super cut” would mirror the timeline from the book. That’s likely, considering Muschietti says there a couple of […]

  • Beautiful performance from the Tony Award winning, “The Band’s Visit” now in Chicago

    “The Band’s Visit” Limited Engagement Through September 15 Cadillac Palace Theatre for tickets The Band’s Visit is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. And now it’s also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album. In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert […]

  • Confused young man from Wisconsin questions the dominance of The Bears

    Comedian Charlie Berens, host of “Manitowoc Minute” has some fun with an on air rant ahead of the first game of the 100th season of the NFL. His “Definitely Unofficial Packers Tour” stops at Zanies Chicago, September 4 at 7p. For tickets visit CHARLIE BERENSComedian, host, actor and Emmy-winning journalist Charlie Berens is a dynamic talent in the comedy world. Berens is the creator and star of the Manitowoc Minute. In 6 months he transformed the viral video series […]

  • Singer, Songwriter Altovise Ferguson shares her inspiring story

    Altovise was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer at the age of 27. She had to learn how to walk again through physical rehab. During chemotherapy treatments and physical rehab she wrote songs and began to sing to other patients in the hospital. She also began writing about her journey in a journal. Then she recorded the songs to inspire other survivors. Altovise was faced with yet another challenge when she had to endure throat surgery after a long journey to […]

  • Cute fall pieces you can wear now… and later

    Got the shopping itch but don’t want to waste money on something you won’t be able to wear in another month? Fashion expert Erica Strama says the right pieces will carry you through the end of summer and right into fall. Trend 1: ‘90s Glamour Grunge Store: Lucky Brand Summer Concert Graphic Tee – $39.50 White Jeans – $119 Tan Belt – $69.50 Sandals – $59  Fall Concert Graphic Tee – $39.50 White Jeans – $119 Plaid Shirt – $79.50 […]

  • Ice Cube and Michael Rapaport

    The actors and sports fanatics have found a way to combine the things they’re both passionate about a few times now. Most recently, Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball Pro League, now in its third year. The league is made up of former NBA and international players and boasts not just amazing entertainment and sportsmanship on the court but a notable community outreach beyond the stadium. On screen, Ice Cube and Michael Rapaport’s most familiar film together may be the late John […]

  • Inside The New York Times’ “1619 Project”

    The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. Nikole Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. She has written on federal failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the resegregation of American schools and policing in America. Her extensive reporting in both print and radio on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action […]

  • Actress and comedian Jillian Bell talks about lacing up for her new film, “Brittany Runs a Marathon”

    “Brittany Runs a Marathon” is in Chicago theaters Friday, August 30.

  • Former white extremist Christian Picciolini warns hate groups are growing

    Author and activist Christian Picciolini tells his story of recruitment and why he got out of the Neo Nazi group he joined at 14. Find more information on his anti-hate efforts and upcoming book at and .  

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