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  • Video: Par-King Skill Golf in Lincolnshire is more than just the mini-golf course with the giant pink castle

    For some, Lincolnshire’s Par-King Skill Golf is the miniature golf course with the giant pink castle. But, it has actually been a community favorite for decades with its wide variety of popular holes. Generations of families have visited the course, and it is also used by members of the community for corporate, fundraising and other events.

  • Video: Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery offers champagne on tap and many other unique drinks brewed with natural ingredients

    Have you ever had champagne on tap? You can, along with many other unique drinks, at Wauconda’s Small Town Brewery Taproom. The creators of Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Small Town Brewery is one of five botanical breweries in the country, creating everything on tap on-site using natural ingredients. Owner Tim Kovac says the small town atmosphere of Wauconda means a lot to him.

  • A Few Good Women

    There have been women in the United States Army since the Revolutionary War. As of the last census, women made up approximately 14 percent of the active duty Army, 23 percent of the Army Reserve, and 16 percent of the Army National Guard. In Part 1 of her series, “A Few Good Women,” WGN’s Andrea Darlas introduces you to two young women who joined the Army before they could even vote. There are currently more than 21 million veterans in […]

  • Andrea Darlas’ photos from the top of Tribune Tower

    Tribune Tower is, and will continue to be, a Chicago landmark. Here are some photos taken by WGN Radio’s Andrea Darlas from near the highest point of the Tower.

  • Peeling the Onion: A look at Chicago’s many layers as it celebrates its 181st birthday

    As Chicago celebrates its 181st birthday, has the city embraced its “2nd City” moniker, or has it moved ahead? WGN’s Andrea Darlas gives us a little history of the Windy City, explores Chicago’s status as the most visited city in the country, and looks at the city’s history as a melting pot and future challenges related to immigration issues.

  • Photos: Women’s March Chicago 2018

    Thousands gathered in Chicago on January 20, 2018, for the second annual Women’s March.

  • The 21st Century Veteran

    WGN Radio’s Andrea Darlas profiles four of today’s veterans. Not the vets who were our parents or even our grandparents…but those who choose to enlist and continue serving our country day after day. They are the modern-day veteran — The 21st Century Veteran.    

  • Video: Andrea and Patti visit Affy Tapple

    Andrea Darlas and Patti Vasquez visit the Affy Tapple plant in Niles and learn how to make caramel apples.

  • Video: Andrea Darlas goes behind the scenes of Luzia

    Andrea Darlas goes under the big top for a behind-the-scenes look at Cirque Du Soleil’s traveling show, “Luzia.” The show’s incredibly talented performers take a moment to explain what kind of preparation a show of this magnitude requires, while giving WGN Radio’s cameras a glimpse of one of their rehearsals. Cirque Du Soleil has pitched their massive circus tent in the United Center parking lot, where “Luzia” will run until September. Show footage courtesy of Cirque Du Soleil.

  • Video and photos: Andrea & Violeta head to the Nutella Cafe

    Andrea Darlas and Violeta Podrumedic check out the first Nutella Cafe open in downtown Chicago.

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