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Jeff Corder or "Quarter" (nicknamed because of his sound-alike last name) is a Chicagoland food, improv, and live music fan who's always out wherever there's great pizza, plenty of laughs, and a good (or bad) band playing. Corder "grew-up" (…questionable) 28 Metra stops from Michigan & Randolph in the Southside paradise known as Blue Island. He graduated Dwight D. Eisenhower HS as "Most Likely To Be Unlikely" and attended Illinois State University…before they asked him to "please leave." When not on the air, Jeff can be found volunteering for local charities, playing with his Mom's parrots, or learning the art of power-napping.
When I was a little girl in Little Rock, Arkansas I used to stay up late with my favorite Christmas present - a transistor radio. I would tune in WLS AM, broadcasting from the exciting big city of Chicago, and when I heard Yvonne Daniels on the air I thought “YES! THAT’S what I want to do”. Dreams do come true because years later I ended up hosting the same show on WNUA that Yvonne Daniels hosted at one time. After college and some time touring with a band, playing keyboards and singing, I landed my first radio job in Little Rock. I then moved on to stations in Detroit and Chicago before doing mornings on WNUA. First solo then partnering with Jazz Great Ramsey Lewis. I joined Lite FM three years ago.
I live in the Northwest Suburbs with my hubby (the most patient man in the world) and my two sons. They’re used to Mom’s early morning hours and indulge my cooking obsession. They’ll try anything…once! Partially by necessity, I love to run. I’m not too speedy but better at endurance. This year will be my third Chicago Marathon. I do yoga to de-stress and tennis just to make my friends feel good about winning. I live for Family, Friends, Food and Music (maybe in that order). I love live music especially outside in the summer - From the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra to Ravinia to catching my friends’ bands playing in the local clubs. Looking at my Facebook page it seems like all I do is post about live shows and restaurants!
I really do feel like I am the luckiest person in the world to be able to do what I love – helping people wake up and get going in the best city in the world. Yes Karen… Life is Good!
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Who's ready to meet the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? It’s time for the Chicago stop of the "No Soup For You" truck. The truck promises “free iconic Seinfeld food, treats, giveaways…and The Soup Nazi, Larry Thomas!” What constitutes “iconic Seinfeld food”? Well, “the Soup Nazi’s mulligatawny soup, Junior Mints, muffin tops, black and white cookies, Twix and Snapple.” The truck will be stopping at North Ave Beach in Chicago on July 27. More info HERE
Lake County Fair
The 84th annual fair offers grandstand entertainment such as truck and tractor pulls, rodeos, pro motocross and a demolition derby, plus concerts, carnival rides, food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, beer gardens and more. New this year: The Chicago Flower and Garden Show exhibits outdoor gardens and hosts demos and a mini-marketplace. The fair closes at 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 p.m. Sunday. http://www.lcfair.com/#/lake-county-fair/4559008027
Fiesta del Sol
More than a million people are expected to attend the 40th annual community festival in Pilsen. Billed as the largest Latino fest in the Midwest, the event features live music, local art, food vendors, carnival rides, kids activities, educational resources and more along Cermak Road between Morgan Street and Ashland Avenue. http://fiestadelsol.org/
The Arboretum of South Barrington presents: KID FEST
July 28th from 11am-3pm
11:00 am at the Clocktower - Live Exclusive Performance by Cirque Shanghai Year of the Dragon!
TOUCH A TRUCK PROGRAM: Featuring heavy equipment, police and fire department vehicles, military vehicles, trucks and a helicopter
ENTERTAINMENT: Including Ken Schultz “The Flying Fool”, stilt walker and balloon artist, petting zoo, climbing wall and giant inflatable slide and more!
VISIT WITH: Brookfield Zoo, Arlington Racetrack, the reptiles from Bartlett Nature Center, Gameworks, Hello Hospital with Alexian Brothers and many others! http://www.shopthearboretumsb.com/kids-festival
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