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Weekend A-Jenda: August 4th – August 7th

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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

Aug 5 White Sox promos

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
Beloved by Chicagoans for decades, this busy hot dog, hamburger and fries emporium on Lawrence Avenue in Ravenswood is serious about every item on their expansive menu.

Fatso’s Last Stand
Located on Chicago Avenue in Ukrainian Village, Fatso’s started with the concept of a hot dog stand and took it to the next level. It’s a snack bar, a family place, and a late-night food haven.

Flashy Hotdogs
Located on Montrose Ave. in the city’s North Center neighborhood, this frank-centric eatery (aka Frank’s Flashy Hot Dog Stand) has been a popular Welles Park mainstay for more than 30 years. A Chicago-style topping will be among their offerings.

Frannie’s Beef & Catering
For more than 20 years, Frannie’s in suburban Schiller Park has been serving up Italian beef and sausage sandwiches, Italian steak and much more on their extensive menu that includes their acclaimed chili-topped hot dogs.


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.


Kite Fest

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.

Get your tickets here.


Other Festivals

Northbrook Days 08/03/2016 Northbrook, IL
Kankakee County Fair 08/03/2016 Kankakee, IL
Ogle County Fair 08/03/2016 Oregon, IL
McHenry County Fair 08/03/2016 Woodstock, IL
Coon Creek Country Days 08/04/2016 Hampshire, IL
Kendall County Fair 08/04/2016 Yorkville, IL
RomeoFest 08/04/2016 Romeoville, IL
WDCB JAZZ SERIES 08/04/2016 Glen Ellyn, IL
Crossroads Festival 08/05/2016 Shorewood, IL
Summer Daze 08/05/2016 Warrenville, IL
McHenry Rotary Blues Brews & BBQ’s 08/05/2016 Mchenry, IL
Taste of Roselle 08/05/2016 Roselle, IL
La Grange Endless Summerfest 08/05/2016 La Grange, IL
Chicago Hot Dog Fest 08/05/2016 Chicago, IL
Decatur Celebration 08/05/2016 Decatur, IL
North Aurora Days 08/05/2016 North Aurora, IL
The White Buffalo Music Festival 08/05/2016 Amboy, IL
Taste Of Orland Park 08/05/2016 Orland Park, IL
Wrigleyville Summerfest 08/06/2016 Chicago, IL
Edge fest 08/06/2016 Chicago, IL
Blast on The Beach 08/06/2016 Crystal Lake, IL
Taste of Lincoln Avenue 08/06/2016 Chicago, IL
Art at the Glen 08/06/2016 Glenview, IL
Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge 08/06/2016 Chicago, IL
Old Irving Park Beer & BBQ Challenge 08/06/2016 Chicago, IL
Music Fest, Westchester 08/06/2016 Westchester, IL
Champaign County Fair 08/07/2016 Urbana, IL
Crest Hill’s 6th Annual Community Picnic 08/07/2016 Crest Hill, IL


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.