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  • Goodbuy Girl Gets Organized for 2018

    Judy Pielach, the Goodbuy Girl, takes you through the various items you can commonly find at Goodwill that she uses to keep her house tidy.

  • The Steve Cochran Show in La Grange for Hometown Voices

    The Allstate Hometown Voices Tour takes The Steve Cochran Show to Horton’s Home Lighting in La Grange. This stop on the Hometown Voices Tour is presented by Allstate agent Madeline LoPresti, who frequently volunteers her time at the Hinsdale Humane Society taking care of animals without homes. She joins Steve and the gang, along with her long haired chihuahua Charles, to present a donation to the Hinsdale Humane Society on behalf of the Allstate Foundation.

  • Video: Backgammon Showdown – King John Williams vs Carter Pfeifer Mattig

    King John Williams never backs down from a challenge. That’s why when he heard Chicago native, Carter Pfeifer Mattig, won the 5th Merit Open International Backgammon Championship, he summoned Carter to the WGN Radio studios to compete in a fierce battle of wits and fortune. Watch below to see how the venerable King John fares. If you need a refresher or explanation on how the game of backgammon is played, the champ himself was happy to provide a quick explanation that […]

  • Hometown Voices Brings John Williams and Steve Bertrand to Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville

    The Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand and The John Williams Show head to Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville as part of the Hometown Voices tour. This tour stop is presented by Allstate Agents Denise and Sedrik R. Newbern, of Phoenix Insurance & Financial Services.  Denise stopped by The John Williams show with her guest, Connie Williams of A Caring Hand Foundation. Together, Denise and John presented a donation to A Caring Hand Foundation on behalf of the Allstate Foundation.

  • Roe Conn’s Hometown Voices Halloween Spectacular in Rosemont

    The Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes heads to the haunted Hofbräuhaus Chicago, in Rosemont, as part of the Allstate Hometown Voices Tour. With Rosie and the Rivets supplying frighteningly fun tunes for Roe’s annual Halloween Spectacular, The Roe Trapp family welcomes Allstate agent Mike Imm to the show.  Together they present a donation to Total Link 2 Community, a Northbrook-based non-profit organization that creates customized employment for individuals with disabilities, on behalf of the Allstate Foundation. Then they discuss why […]

  • Video: WGN Radio Recess Learns to Roller Derby

    The WGN Radio Recess crew gets treated to a special roller derby lesson from the Midwest Allstars and the Northern Illinois Junior Roller Derby. Watch as Cuban Miss Elle teaches Amy Guth (Guth or Dare), Violeta Podrumedic (Killer V), Stephanie Menendez (The Right Steph), and Patti Vasquez (Crabby Patti) the rules of Roller Derby, how to jam, how to block, and some basic safety precautions. She also shares how she got started in Roller Derby and just how easy it […]

  • Video: Radio Recess Makes Sausage with Publican Quality Meats

    For Radio Recess, Violeta Podrumedic heads to the Fulton Market Harvest Festival to meet up with Tom Carlin, the head butcher at Publican Quality Meats. They don their aprons in the PQM kitchen so that Violeta can get a first-hand look at how the sausage is made and even make some herself. Watch and learn more about the process and even how you could potentially make sausage yourself at home. The Fulton Market Harvest Festival is a street festival created […]

  • Video: WGN Radio Recess and the House of Torment

    The WGN Radio Recess crew kicks off the Halloween season in the spookiest way possible:  a visit to the House of Torment. The Chicago area’s acclaimed haunted house, produced by The Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, features two terrifying, themed haunted houses for the price of 1 ticket. Watch as Patti Vasquez, Lisa Wolf, Carl Amari, and the rest of the WGN Radio crew get the inside scoop on what goes into putting on such an elaborate haunted house. See some […]

  • Video: The Goodbuy Girl Gets Set for Halloween

    Join Judy Pielach, the Goodbuy Girl, as she heads to the Downers Grove Goodwill Store to prepare for her favorite time of year: Halloween. Watch and learn how Goodwill can be your source for creepy costumes and spooky decor at prices so ghoulishly low you’ll scream.

  • Video: The Download Celebrates Oktoberfest at Lavergne’s in Berwyn for the Allstate Hometown Voices Tour

    The Download with Justin Kaufmann celebrates the changing of the seasons at the western suburbs’ biggest party of the year, Berwyn’s Oktoberfest. He heads to Lavergne’s Tavern where he is joined by Allstate Agent, Jose Gomez. Justin and Jose discuss some of the insurance concerns that come with the recent hurricanes experienced in Florida and Texas and the importance of quality coverage. Jose then presents a $1,000 check to July Heth and the By the Hand Club for Kids as part […]