Every weekday morning from 9am – 11am CT, Chris Plante will have the inside word on the day’s top stories, what’s really important, and what it means to you.
Chris is a recovering member of the Washington media, having spent 17 years at CNN covering Breaking News and Pentagon and National Security issues. He knows who is who – and better yet, knows who to believe. His knowledge and experience – in and out of the DC circles, will help provide the right perspective of what’s going on.
Listen to The Chris Plante Show, 9am – 11am CT weekdays. THEN, stay tuned for Rush Limbaugh, once again, heard LIVE, 11am – 2pm CT weekdays on WLS-AM 890.
06/01 – Join us and you could Win NASCAR Chicago Street Race Tickets at DUNKIN’
🏁 Rev Up Your Engines! Win a Pair of NASCR Chicago Street Race Tickets at Dunkin’! 🍩☕️
Join Q101 at Dunkin’, located at 1201 S. Naper Blvd in Naperville, IL on Thursday, June 1st from 7am – 9am for an adrenaline-fueled opportunity! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re giving away an exclusive pair of tickets to the highly anticipated NASCAR Chicago Street Race!
Indulge in the irresistible flavors of Dunkin’ and join us for a chance to walk away a winner! Stop by our table to play games, win cool apparel and your shot at NASCAR Chicago Street Tickets.
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6/2/23 – Links and Drinks Open -SOLD OUT *Dinner still Available
The Links & Drinks Open returns this year to Klein Creek Golf Club in Winfield for an exciting Best Ball Scramble tournament! Aside from lunch, dinner, golf, and a stacked gift bag, we’ll have tons of other prizes including golf equipment, concert and sports tickets!
WHO: Steve Cochran & John Howell
WHAT: LINKS & DRINKS OPEN GOLF OUTING
WHERE: KLEIN CREEK GOLF CLUB
WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd (11AM registration / 1PM Shotgun start)
Join us for the 3rd Annual LINKS & DRINKS OPEN at Klein Creek Golf Club! This year on the FIRST FRIDAY OF THE SUMMER, Friday, June 2nd.
Come solo or bring a group of friends to challenge yourself in this Best Ball Scramble format. Whether you are a scratch golfer or an occasional golfer, this event is for you! Klein Creek is a premium 18-hole semi-private course centrally located in the western suburbs.
Start off with a pre-tournament lunch and then we’ll keep you busy as you navigate yourself around the course with Longest Drive contests, Closest to the Pin and much more with an opportunity to win great prizes to major concerts & events. We’ll wrap up the day and announce our winners at the banquet dinner afterward.
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6/4/23 – NASCAR Watch Party at Church Street Brewing Company
Rev your engines, racing fans, and don’t forget to buckle up your 4 legged friend for this one! Join WLS AM to watch 🏁 Enjoy Illinois 300 presented by TicketSmarter and cheer on your favorite drivers at our official watch party! Joinus at Church Street Brewerylocated at 1480 Industrial Dr Unit C, in Itasca on Sunday, June 3rd from 2pm – 5pm for a watch party!
Check out our table to win cool prizes and make sure to enter to win a pair of GA tickets to NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend on July 1 & 2nd 2023.
Our friends Brutus Bone Broth will also be joining us for this dog friendly event!! They will be pouring puptails, passing out samples, and even sharing their brothcicles for your furry friend!
Click HERE to buy Tickets to the NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend.
6/8/23 – Chris Plante Live! A Dinner and Speaking Event!
Tired of nonsense politics? Looking for more common sense? Join WLS-AM mid-morning host, Chris Plante, for dinner and the right kind of conversation on Thursday, June 8th at the Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club in Orland Park.
Native Chicagoan Chris Plante will share his thoughts about the 2024 Presidential Election and the new Mayor of Chicago.
Representing the third generation of his family that has been “on-the-air” in radio and television, Chris will bring his unique wordview, and largely consevative/libertarian values to Chicago.
Marching in lock-step with no politician, Chris says his political party is the “Practi-crat”…because of my practical political learnings.”
06/10 – Join us and you could Win NASCAR Chicago Street Race Tickets at DUNKIN’
🏁 Rev Up Your Engines! Win a Pair of NASCR Chicago Street Race Tickets at Dunkin’! 🍩☕️
Join WLS 890 at Dunkin’, located at 801 E. Dundee Rd, in Palatine IL on Saturday, June 10th from 9am – 11am for an adrenaline-fueled opportunity! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re giving away an exclusive pair of tickets to the highly anticipated NASCAR Chicago Street Race!
Tournament Advanced Beginner 1st Place Team $300 / 2nd Place Team $150 / 3rd Place Team $50 Check in: 11:00am – 11:45am Gameplay: 12pm – 2pm
Tournament Intermediate 1st Place Team $300 / 2nd Place Team $150 / 3rd Place Team $50 Check in : 2:00pm – 2:45pm Gameplay : 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us for a fun day of pickleball – A “learn to play” clinic for anyone new to the game and tournaments for advanced beginners and intermediate players. Expect food trucks, drinks and merch available for purchase.
Learn to play the fastest growing sport in the USA. This 2-hour clinic will get you ready to hit the courts. Our Pickleball pros will help you learn the foundation of pickleball along with basic strategy, shot selection, court positioning, rules of the game and scoring.
Clinic & tournament details:
Sign up for either the Advanced Beginner or Intermediate tournament. Advanced beginners are defined as players who know how to score and have had prior experience playing pickleball. Intermediate is defined as players who play the game regularly and can execute all the skills needed to play a competitive game of pickleball.
MEET THE PROS:
Pickleball Johnny is a PPR Certified Professional Coach. He has been playing pickleball for 8 years and coaching for 6 years. Johnny’s mission is sharing his love of pickleball with others by helping them to learn the game and improve their skills and techniques. Pickleball Johnny coaches individuals and groups throughout Chicagoland and in Florida.
Vera is a PPR Certified Coach and has been playing pickleball for 3 years. She fell in love with pickleball because it is fun, competitive and all about building community and making new friends. She is an ambassador for pickleball in Oak Park, IL where she is based and wherever her other passion, travel, takes her.
7/1-7/2 – NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend
The Chicago Street Race is the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race. Located in downtown Chicago, the event will take competitors past and through many of the city’s most renowned downtown landmarks on Michigan Avenue, South Columbus Drive, South DuSable Lake Shore Drive and the start-finish line near Buckingham Fountain. The Cup Series will be joined by the NASCAR Xfinity Series as part of a one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment festival headlined by The Chainsmokers, Miranda Lambert, The Black Crowes, and Charley Crockett over the Fourth of July Weekend on July 1-2, 2023. For more information, and to purchase tickets visit NASCARChicago.com.
WLS-AM 890 has a chance to win a pair of Two-Day General Admission tickets to the NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend July 1-2. General Admission access includes trackside viewing of the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races plus access to all festival amenities, experiences, and headliner concerts. Click HERE to enter.
The race weekend will feature a festival-like atmosphere with fun for everyone, including a photo-opp filled walk-through of NASCAR’s 75-year history, a premium air-conditioned NASCAR shopping experience featuring all of your favorite gear, and a local food hall serving up that legendary cuisine Chicago is known for. Down on the Lakefront Green, the Main Stage will host top-tier musical artists performing full sets in-between races, as well as a full slate of entertainment, driver appearances and more. In-between sets, attendees can kick back at the Tavern with a cold beer, glass of wine or a craft cocktail while watching live race feeds or playing yard games before heading over to watch the race from along the track. For a more elevated view, fans can ride the Ferris Wheel (originally called the ‘Chicago Wheel’ when it debuted for the first time in 1893!) for unparalleled views of the racecourse and Lake Michigan. Listen to the Chicago Street Race live on WLS-AM 890.
Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in town, and stopped by capital hill to give Steve Scalise an IDF paratroopers Red Beret. Nancy Pelosi wasn’t too thrilled. Watch as she checks her watch and sucks more of that physical spite off of her teeth, just like she did at the State of…