Ray’s Weather Forecast:
Friday | A few showers/thunderstorms early this morning.(Maily NW Indiana) Mostly sunny later in the day. High 84F. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday Night | Clear to partly cloudy. Low 66F.
Saturday | Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High near 80F.
Saturday night | A few clouds from time to time. Low near 65F.
Sunday | Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid 60s.
The Chicago White Sox at Home with a Connor McKnight Pre-game Live Broadcast from Xfinity Zone
The Xfinity pre-game broadcast is hosted by our pre and post-game on-air talent, Connor McKnight.
Sox fans attending the game on Saturday are invited to stop in the Xfinity Zone (located near section 109) to watch the pregame show live, roughly 30 minutes before first pitch.
WLS-AM will have logo gear to hand out to fans on-site!
Chicago Hot Dog Fest
Date: Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7
Time: Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Clark & LaSalle Streets
From the event website:
|2016 Participating Vendors|
|This year’s festival will feature the below vendors putting their unique twist on the hot dog. All vendors will be featuring a classic hot dog in addition to a specialty dog (and other goodies). Vienna Beef will be providingthe hot dogs and S. Rosen will be providing the buns.
Byron’s Hot Dogs
Fatso’s Last Stand
Frannie’s Beef & Catering
Taste Of Lincoln Avenue Chicago
Date: Saturday, August 6 – Sunday, August 7
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Park
Traffic Alert: Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Fullerton and Wrightwood
Headlining the event is American rock band Blues Traveler, Sunday night at 8:30 p.m., with 16 Candles playing the event on Saturday night at the same time.
There is also a wine tasting in a private VIP area with a $30 price tag for the tasting pass.
For a full list of events, click here.
Wheaton Brew Fest
Date: Saturday, August 6
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial Park
According to the park district site, the fest will feature unique brews, live entertainment, and food from some of Wheaton’s favorite restaurants. Click here for a complete list of breweries.
Date: Saturday, August 6
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Berens Park
The skies will be alive with kites as Elmhurst welcomes some of the Midwest’s best professional kite flyers for the 3rd annual Kite Fest, a free day of family fun at Berens Park. See stunts and tricks from professional kite flyers! They’ll also be free kite building for kids and a candy drop. Feel free to bring your own kites to fly during open fly times. More information from the website can be found here.
Pig Out for Charity
Date: Thursday, August 4
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: 736 N. Clark Street
For the 6th consecutive year, members of the Chicago Police and Fire Departments will battle in a round-robin style burger competition to benefit the 100 Club of Chicago.
CTA and Public Transit Weekend Alerts
Orange, Green, Pink And Brown Lines will be rerouted on the Loop elevated tracks beginning at 10:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 a.m. Monday morning. The Lake Street/Wabash St station will be closed.
Traffic Restrictions & Road Projects
The Inbound Kennedy and Inbound Dan Ryan ramps to the Outbound Eisenhower will close at midnight on Sunday for final beam Installation.
Inbound Kennedy: 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sunday
Inbound Ryan: 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., Sunday
Roscoe Village – Western Ave at the Chicago River is reduced to one lane for overnight roadwork from 9:00 p.m. Friday to 8:00 a.m. Saturday. This part of the Western/Clybourn/Belmont project.
Downtown – Madison St And Wabash Ave the road closed beginning at 8:00 p.m. Friday until 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. Support columns for the new elevated CTA Station is being installed.
Edgewater – Broadway St between Thorndale Ave and Elmade Ave the road closed for Edge Fest on Saturday from noon to 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Park-Hot Dog Festival – Clark St And La Salle Dr – Festival – Today & Tomorrow, 11:00 a-m to 9:00 p-m & Sunday, 11:00 a-m to 8:00 p-m.
Pilsen – Tacos & Tamales Festival closes 16th St and Peoria St. The inaugural Tacos & Tamales Festival is from noon to 10:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.