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Ray Stagich’s Weather Forecast:
Thursday | Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 71°F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.
Friday | Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.
Saturday | Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 40s.
Sunday | Sunshine. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
Date: Friday, April 21st – Sunday, April 23rd
Time: Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: McCormick Place South Building
From the C2E2 Website: The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – also known as C2E2 – is a comic book and pop culture convention spanning the latest and greatest from the world of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games. From a Show Floor packed with hundreds of Exhibitors and Artist Alley members, to Panels, Autograph Sessions and screening rooms featuring sneak peeks at upcoming films and television shows, C2E2 gives Fans a chance to interact with their favorite Creators and Celebrities and delivers a weekend of pop culture and fandom in downtown Chicago.
Get tickets here: http://www.c2e2.com/Tickets/Buy-Tickets/
Check out the WLS-AM 890 staffs photo gallery from C2E2 2016 last year) at McCormick Place in Chicago!
Naperville Women’s Half Marathon & 5k
Date: Sunday, April 23rd
Time: 7:00 a.m.
Location: North Central College
From the Naperville Women’s Half Marathon & 5k Website: On Sunday, April 23, 2017 the City of Naperville will play host to the newest community event for female runners of all ability levels with the 2nd Annual Naperville Women’s Half Marathon and 5K presented by Naperville Running Company. This unique format, offered to women only, will again turn the streets of Naperville into a show of force as the fitness movement continues to expand because of their involvement.
The event features two competitions for all ability levels of running or walking in either the Half Marathon or 5K.
The Naperville Women’s Half Marathon starts at 7:00am with the 5K starting at 7:20am from the campus of North Central College. Runners and walkers will travel through some of the most famous neighborhoods and boulevards in the city, as the event cruises through areas like downtown Naperville, Fifth Street Station and of course the North Central College campus.
There’s still time to register, so go check it out! And then, like Jen, have a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino.
Walk & Roll 5k
Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Soldier Field Stadium Green
Join WLS-AM 890’s sister, 94.7 WLS-FM, the American Cancer Society, and over 5,000 walkers, cyclists and in-line skaters on Saturday, April 22nd as we work to save lives, celebrate lives, and fight for a world without cancer. This event is for everyone including individual men and women as well as family, community, and corporate teams. Walk & Roll Chicago raises awareness and funds for all types of cancer and people of all ages. Celebrating its 46th year, Walk & Roll is the American Cancer Society’s oldest and largest fundraising event in Illinois. For more info or to register click here!
Listen to the feature from John & Ray: Tucker Dupree of the American Cancer Society talks about the “Walk & Roll” event this weekend
Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest)
Date: Thursday, April 20th – Sunday, April 23rd
Time: Various times – view the lineup here
Location: 1st Ward / Chop Shop at 2033 W North Ave.
From the CIMMfest website, the event is described as “a four-day showcase of outstanding films, energetic concerts, visually stunning VJ/DJ sets, lively Q&A’s, daring live score performances, industry panels and presentations… anything to show just what movies and music meant to each other.Each Spring since 2008, filmmakers, musicians, and their passionate fans alike, have descended upon Wicker Park and Logan Square, two of Chicago’s most eclectic, vibrant neighborhoods, to experience films by day and live music by night, at theaters, galleries, bars, concert spaces, and some of the city’s most storied venues. The films have come from all countries and cultures, from documentaries to fiction, concert films to shorts and music videos. They have to be about music and/or use music in a creative, integral way. The live performances are inspired by film or feature visual accompaniment and cover every imaginable style.”
Chicago White Sox take on the Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, April 21st, Saturday, April 22nd & Sunday, April 23rd
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field
Connor McKnight writes, Early baseball does weird things to everyone. My best advice, though admittedly it’s probably more patronizing than you’d like, is to not worry about it. Just let yourself enjoy it for a little bit. Let the weirdness of the small sample size wash over you, secure in the knowledge that a month from now, we’ll have numbers attached to players that firmly constitute their worth and tell us exactly what we’ve been dying to know for months…probably.
Read more: Fear Not Joy, Baseball Fans
#SeeRed with the Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, April 21st & Sunday, April 23rd
Time: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 5:30 p.m. on Sunday
Location: United Center
Traffic Restrictions & Road Projects
Wolf Road is closed in Orland Park for Metra crossing repairs that began this week. The full story is here.
Bridge inspections are taking place on Interstate 80 over the Des Plaines River, in Joliet. Daily lane closures began on the westbound I-80 bridge the week of Monday, April 24. Inspections will switch to the eastbound I-80 bridge on Monday, May 1, and will be completed by Saturday, May 6, weather permitting. A minimum of two lanes will remain open while inspections are taking place.
Bridge Repair Project on 115th Street over the Bishop Ford will be reduced to one lane in each direction, per the Illinois Department of Transportation. Nightly lane closures also will be required on the Bishop Ford under the 115th Street bridge, as needed.
CTA and other transit announcements
Apr 21 – 22
10pm Fri to 5am Sat
Boarding Change, Delays Between Irving Park and Logan Square
How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the O’Hare-bound side of the platform at the Addison and Belmont stations.
Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Irving Park and Logan Square, resulting in minor delays.
Allow extra travel time.
Apr 21 – 22
11pm Fri to 4am Sat
11pm Sat to 5am Sun
Boarding Change, Delays Between Cermak-Chinatown and Grand
How does this affect my trip?
Board/exit all trains on the 95th-bound side of the platform at the Roosevelt, Harrison, Jackson, Monroe, and Lake stations.
Trains in both directions will operate on the same track between Cermak-Chinatown and Grand, resulting in minor delays.
Allow extra travel time.