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  • Video: Ryan Burrow and Lauren Lapka Take Supporting Habitat for Humanity to New Heights

    WGN reporters, Ryan Burrow and Lauren Lapka, take part in a special preview of the High Ropes for Habitat fundraising event, which supports Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. The actual event, which takes place Saturday, June 22, will feature 50 participants rappelling down the side of a 21 story office building in Schaumburg. Participants’ friends and family will watch and cheer them on from a rooftop party on the adjacent parking garage. Watch the video below to see […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Fests, fests and more fests

    Although it may just now be the official beginning of summer, we’re fully into the peak of summer festival season. Lauren Lapka takes a look at some of the events on the calendar and reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive to all the fun. ALL WEEKEND Ravinia Shows each night Fri: Tony Bennett Sat: Fleetwood Mac Sun: Melissa Ethridge/George Thorogood https://www.ravinia.org/calendar Swedish Days Tues-Sun Geneva Campbell closed between 5th and 2nd […]

  • Video: Tates Ice Cream Shop in La Grange can satisfy your tastes for ice cream and fun

    Tates Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop in La Grange serves 24 varieties of homemade ice cream with flavors to suit tastes young and old. During the holidays, they transform into a gingerbread house with treats and activities for the season. And, their hidden coin game is a favorite among children in their community.

  • Video: Weekend Warning – for Father’s Day Weekend

    It’s Father’s Day Weekend. So, whether you’re a dad, celebrating with a dad, or just enjoying a mid-June weekend, there are many events going on. And, as Lauren Lapka reminds us, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid traffic delays as you plan your drive. ALL WEEKEND Ravinia Shows each night Friday: RSMI Jazz Grandstand/Buddy Guy Saturday: Lincoln Trio/Rick Springfield and Richard Marx Sunday: Ko-Thi Dance Company/Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey Tickets vary https://www.ravinia.org/calendar Taste of Randolph Fri: […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – There’s Something for Everyone

    There’s something for everyone this weekend. But, no matter where your interests take you, Lauren Lapka reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you travel.   Weekend events: FESTIVALS/BLOCK PARTIES Chicago Blues Festival Spring Awakening Andersonville Midsommarfest Fri 5-7 Sat/Sun 12-10 Clark Street between Foster and Catalpa Several other small street closures $10 donation at gate Midsommarfest will transport you back to the old-world Swedish traditions. Dance around the Maypole, test flavorful international food, […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – Packing a Chicago events inspired lunch

    As Lauren Lapka packs a lunch inspired by the many festivals and other events in Chicago this weekend, she also reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app is a great way to avoid delays as you drive around the area.   Weekend events: FESTIVALS Maifest May 30 – June 2 Fri: 5-11 Sat: 12-11 Sun: 12-10 German Festival: serves beer, brats, sauerkraut, and music in Lincoln square. Free Lincoln & Leland partial closures http://www.mayfestchicago.com Hyde Park Brew Fest Sat/Sun 12-9 […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – for Memorial Day Weekend

    There are many events on the calendar this long holiday weekend. There will also be opportunities to remember and pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate price to secure the freedoms we enjoy. Lauren Lapka reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive around Chicago. And, whatever your plans, be safe this weekend. Weekend events: Mole de Mayo – https://www.starevents.com/event/mole-de-mayo/ Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Fest – https://www.chicagoirishfest.com/ Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade – […]

  • Video: Weekend Warning – With wine and chocolate

    Wine and chocolate are on the menu of activities this weekend along with a bunch of outdoor activities. So keep your fingers crossed that the weather cooperates. But, as Lauren Lapka reminds us, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid traffic delays wherever your plans take you.

  • Video: Weekend Warning – for Mother’s Day Weekend

    There are not as many events as usual on the calendar this weekend. But, with Sunday being Mother’s Day, the roads will likely be as busy as ever. As Lauren Lapka reminds us, the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive around Chicago.

  • Video: Weekend Warning – with a glowing orb in the sky

    There have been reports of a glowing orb in the sky. Experts say it may be an object called “the sun.” While that investigation continues, Lauren Lapka tells us about many of the events in the Chicago area this weekend and reminds us that the Traffix Chicago app can help you avoid delays as you drive to wherever your plans may take you.

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