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Weekend A-Jenda: Shamrock Shuffin’ to the Safehouse (March 30th – April 2nd, 2017)

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Kids Day at the Chicago Bulls Game

Date:  Saturday, April 1st
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: United Center

The Chicago Bulls play Atlanta for an afternoon game on Saturday, April 1st. Join Henry!

Here is how to get tickets!


SafeHouse Chicago’s Grand Opening

Date:  Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Time: Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (However, you need a secret ticket to get in between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – after 8:00 p.m., feel free to conduct espionage as you will)
Location: 60 E. Ontario, River North Neighborhood, Chicago

The popular 50-year-old Milwaukee location set up shop in the second city.
In March 2017, the Safehouse Chicago, an eclectic spy-themed entertainment restaurant, opened for business.
Jen went undercover as an informant to grab intel to share with all of the spies thinking about visiting this secret espionage headquarters.


2017 Shamrock Shuffle 8k

Date:  Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Time: 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location: Grant Park

Traffic Implications: From the official website – No Parking Zones along the course will be enforced beginning at 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

Please look for No Parking signs in your area for full details.

Street closures along the route will occur between 8 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The roads in Grant Park will be closed longer.

City streets will re-open promptly as the final runners pass through (at a 15-minute mile pace).

The Chicago Police Department will be responsible for closing and re-opening streets, they will do so in a manner ensuring runner and spectator safety.

Please follow their instructions when approaching streets on the course.

Do NOT attempt to block the race course at any time.

Full List of Street Closures:
Columbus Dr. from Roosevelt Rd. to Grand Ave.
Grand Ave. from Columbus Dr. to State St.
State St. from Grand Ave. to Jackson Blvd.
Jackson Blvd. from State St. to La Salle St.
La Salle St. from Jackson Blvd. to Randolph St.
Randolph St. from La Salle St. to Franklin St.
Franklin St. from Randolph St. to Harrison St.
Harrison St. from Franklin St. to Michigan Ave.
S. Michigan Ave. (northbound lanes) from Harrison St. to Roosevelt Rd.
Roosevelt Rd. (westbound lanes) from Michigan Ave. to Columbus Dr.
*No parking will be allowed on these streets starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 2. Vehicles that are not removed from the street by that time will be ticketed and towed.


Baconfest Chicago

Date:  Friday, March 31st & Saturday, April 1st
Time: Various
Location: UIC Forum

The Baconfest Manifesto states that Baconfest USA is in the business of creating bacon-related memories. Although the menu changes from the lunch session to the dinner session, the thing that remains the same is an abundant supply of local restaurants featuring their bacon-oriented dishes.

Tickets are still available for all sessions here.


Kris Kristofferson

Date:  Sunday, April 2nd
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: City Winery

True WLS fans can appreciate a live rendition of “Ride Like the Wind,” and there’s a small chance that dream can be made true this weekend. Visit the City Winery website to find our how to get in.

Peter Frampton

Date:  Saturday, April 1st
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets and VIP packages are still available at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts website!

Traffic Restrictions & Road Projects

Jane Addams Construction Local road lane closures started at the Roselle Road Interchange on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Schaumburg. These will continue through the summer for lighting, traffic signal, shoulder and landscaping work. Currently, one right lane in both directions is closed on Roselle Road between Hillcrest Boulevard and Central Avenue.

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 Public Transit Weekend Alerts


Sun, Apr 2

More Frequent Rail Service, Increased Capacity for 2017 Shamrock Shuffle

How does this affect my trip?
Red Line: Trains will operate from Howard every 7-8 minutes from 7am to 9:30am, and every 7-8 minutes from 95th/Dan Ryan from 8am to 9:45am.

Blue Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between O’Hare and Forest Park from 6am to 1pm.

Brown Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between Kimball and the Loop from 5am to 1pm.

Why is service being changed?
Added service is being provided for the convenience of customers attending the 2017 Shamrock Shuffle.

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