Hot Air Balloons Festival

Eyes to the Skies Hot Air Balloon Festival is a major upcoming event for Lisle. Starting June 28th, the annual festival takes place at 110-acre Community Park (Route 53 and Short Street), in Lisle, IL. This year, it celebrates its 35th anniversary. As a result, this is a long lasting family orientated event. First, […]

By |June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Toby Keith at 2017 Ribfest

Toby Keith Covel is an American singer, songwriter and producer. He was born on July 8, 1961, in Clinton, Oklahoma. He received his first guitar when he was eight years old. Growing up, he worked at a supper club alongside with his grandmother. After he finished working, the house band allowed him to join them […]

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2017 Ribfest in Naperville

During the 1980s, The Park District held a celebration for the Fourth of July with music and fireworks in Knoch Park. In 1987, The Exchange Club of Naperville, had its first major fundraiser event, called Ribfest. The original idea came from Glen Ekey, who was the executive director of the park district. He had […]

By |June 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Annual ALA

The American Library (ALA) was founded on October 6, 1876 in Philadelphia, the largest and oldest association was founded. The American Library Association wants to ensure information and enhance learning for all by achieving their mission. Their mission is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and […]

By |June 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NHL DRAFT in Chicago

For the first time, the City of Chicago is the destination city for the National Hockey League (NHL) draft. The draft is to take place starting, Friday, June 23, 2017 and Saturday, June 24, 2017. The draft will be held at the United Center located 1901 W. Madison ST, Chicago, IL 60612. The city […]

By |June 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Buses ordinance changes

The week before Memorial Day weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a new city ordinance on buses operating in the City of Chicago. Purposed bus ordinance requires all sight-seeing and chartered buses. Vehicles including but not limited to party buses, that carry 15 passengers or more must:

Installed security cameras or a hired chaperone
Display […]

By |June 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

OJays in Chicago

Headline performance, OJays

In 1970s, OJays were a very popular African American vocal group. As children growing up in Canton, Ohio Eddie Levert and Walter Williams sang together, as a gospel duo. In 1958 , they formed a group called Mascots, which also included: William Powell, Bobby Massey, and Bill Isles. Later on, in Cleveland, […]

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Blues in Henry Gray?

Henry Gray is known as the piano master. At 8 years old, he began playing the piano. Henry is the son of a church deacon, Deacon Gray. Since his father was a deacon and a strict Christian he was only allowed to play spirituals in the family home. His father considered blues the “devils […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments