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  • Video: Film & TV Director Tom Harper in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Tom Harper is the acclaimed director behind episodes of the hit Netflix show “Peaky Blinders” as well as critically-acclaimed films, such as “Wild Rose” and the forthcoming “The Aeronauts.” Although he’s visiting from London, he still takes the time to stop into the PPG Paints Green Room and tell us how he is enjoying his first visit to Chicago, which Chicago film he’s seen more than any other movie, and weigh-in on a frequent topic of debate in England. No. […]

  • Video: Kelsie Huff in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Comedian Kelsie Huff joins us in the PPG Paints Green Room to talk about difficult choices, what Chicago’s next iconic food should be, and much more. You can find Kelsie Huff performing standup and improv all over Chicago, as well as occasionally appearing on WCIU’s The Jam and Windy City Live. But first, find her in the video below.

  • Video: Kelly Rizzo in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Food, travel & lifestyle expert, Kelly Rizzo, stops into the PPG Paints Green Room to answer some quick questions about shopping and fashion. Rizzo runs the successful blog, social media channel, and video series called “Eat Travel Rock.”  Although she has relocated to Los Angeles and travels all over the world, she makes it back to her sweet home Chicago often.

  • Video: Marlon Wayans in the PPG Paints Green Room

    Marlon Wayans is a stand-up comedian, a writer, an actor, a director, and producer. You might recognize him from the “Scary Movie” series of films, “Sextuplets,” “White Chicks,” or maybe from his TV series “Marlon.” After getting his start on the TV show “In Living Color” with his brothers, Marlon has continuously challenged himself by trying new things. Find out more about the multi-faceted star like which of his many professions he prefers or his shocking taste in movies.

  • Video: Ji Suk Yi in the PPG Paints Green Room

    The Steve Cochran Show’s Ji Suk Yi has been a part of the WGN Radio family for a few months now, but how much do we know about her really? Ji sits down in the PPG Paints Green Room to answer some of our questions and offer up her expertise in both cats and cuisine. Watch the video below to learn some more about one of the voices you hear weekday mornings right here on WGN Radio!

  • Video: Brookfield’s Galloping Ghost Arcade is a destination for gamers from around the world

    Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield is home to over 730 arcade games, 140 of which are one-of-a-kind machines. That makes it a destination for gamers from around the world, but also a place for families and friends to enjoy the social atmosphere. The arcade hosts events for community groups including firefighters and Cub Scouts and holds classes to support the growing interest in classic arcade gaming.

  • Video: Lauren Lapka Gets a Halloween Makeover thanks to The 13th Floor Haunted House

    WGN Radio traffic reporter and noted Halloween enthusiast, Lauren Lapka, sat down in the PPG Paints Green Room with Evan Hedges, the art director of the 13th Floor Haunted House in Chicago. Take a look at the video below to see Lauren get a full zombie makeover and learn a little bit more about what it takes to create delightfully disturbing creatures.

  • Audio & Video: Bill and Wendy meet the 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships Contenders

    Bill and Wendy speak with MJ Johnson, Natali Johnston, Garey Faulkner, about the upcoming 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships, which will be held in Tinley Park on November 8th and 9th at the 350 Brewery’s Insanity Factory in Tinley Park, IL. Tickets: Spectator-$10.00 and Exhibition Competitor-$5.00. Register and purchase your tickets at You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter,  Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming on WGN Extra […]

  • Video: Bob Saget In the PPG Paints Green Room

    Actor, comedian, host, producer, director, and legendary TV dad, Bob Saget stops in the PPG Paints Green Room to answer some of our questions. When he is not filming “Fuller House” for Netflix, Bob is a touring stand-up comic and makes it to Chicago fairly often. Find out a little bit about what foods he likes to eat while he’s here and which clubs he prefers to perform in nationwide.

  • Video: Evanston’s Mustard’s Last Stand is celebrating 50 years of hot dogs and football

    Fifty years ago, a small house next to the Northwestern football stadium in Evanston was converted into a hot dog stand and Mustard’s Last Stand was born. Now, it is a community gathering place and considered one of the nation’s top game-day tailgate destinations. But, when “mustard” is part of the name, do they allow you to put ketchup on your hot dog?

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