(CHICAGO) Donald Trump will be in town next month for a high-dollar fundraiser in suburban Bolingbrook. The cost for the September 12th event will range from $1,000 per person to $250,000 per couple.
Proceeds will go to Trump Victory, which will share the incoming funds with the Republican National Committee and some state parties. The host list is far from star-studded, with RNC chair Reince Preibus being the main headliner. Local hosts include businessman Ron Gidwitz and Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar.
The Bolingbrook event comes after Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, canceled a scheduled Chicago fundraising dinner for the Republican presidential ticket and the RNC. It’s Trump’s first public event in the Chicago area since his March 11 rally at the UIC Pavilion was canceled amid security concerns.
WHISKEY AND TEQUILA FEST Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Old Crow’s and Moe’s Cantina, River North, Chicago
Sample various whiskeys & tequilas with other whiskey & tequila enthusiasts while celebrating Cinco De Mayo & The Kentucky Derby! Over 50 unique whiskeys, bourbons, tequilas & mezcals available to sample.
Contests will be held for best Derby Hat & Best Sombrero, and all attendees will receive over $200 in “Freebies.”
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: Various Sessions (visit website for details)
Soldier Field, Chicago
Chicago’s largest beer festival just got an upgrade…to Soldier Field.
The price of a general admission ticket includes, but is not limited to, 48x two-ounce samples, a Chicago Beer Classic signature tasting cup, limited-release beers on the grass of Soldier Field, a fully-loaded pretzel necklace making experience, activities and beer education.
Also offered, a Stadium Tour during the event available for an extra $10 at the event or as an add on to the ticket purchase.
Free gift bags will be give to the first 500 attendees. More information can be found at the event planner’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/22CMevents/
SUPERCAR SATURDAYS AUTO SHOW Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bolingbrook Promenade, Bolingbrook
Car owners are urged to bring their prized vehicles out the morning of May 7 for the first Supercar Saturdays event of 2016. The diverse event “welcomes everything from classics and muscle cars to exotics and modified contemporary cars.”
Immediately following the Supercar Saturdays event on May 7th, all participants and spectators are invited to Drive to Autobahn Country Club for a complementary car show, a touring session on track, autocross, and karting.
For the Kids:
FAIRY FESTIVAL – JOLIET Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Pilcher Park, Joliet
The Joliet Park District is hosting Fairy Fest at Pilcher Park. Families can “enjoy fairy flower walks, discover fairy food, make enchanted crafts and see entertainment from winged hostesses!”
It is urged to come “dressed in wings” because there will be wand making for all ages.
Regular admission is $10.
Breakfast with the Fairies runs from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., costs $15, and includes admission to the Fairy Festival following the breakfast.
Bolingbrook High School was under a soft lockdown this morning after a shooting nearby left two people dead. According to Bolingbrook High School officials, the lockdown, which was in place for less than one hour, was lifted around 11 a.m.
The lockdown was at the request of Bolingbrook police only as a precautionary measure.
Bolingbrook police confirm two people were killed near Veteran’s Parkway and Remington, about two blocks from the high school. Additional details have not been released.