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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!
Toys for Tots drop-off in Mundelein
700 North Lake St., Suite 101, Mundelein / 8.30A-4P M-F thru Dec 14
State Rep. Ed Sullivan, of Mundelein, has teamed up with Century 21 to volunteer their offices as a Toys for Tots drop-off site for this holiday season. Toys for Tots is a national charity run by the U.S. Marines with a local chapter in Highwood, organized by the Mundelein Police Department. “Christmas should be the happiest time of the year for any child,” Sullivan said. “Working with the U.S. Marines, Century 21 and the Mundelein Police Department, we can do everything in our might to make sure every child has a happy Christmas.” The Sullivan/Century 21 office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The drop off will be in the foyer, just inside the front doors. The toy donations will be given to the local Toys for Tots chapter.
Chicago Auto Show Gives Back to Charity
The Chicago Auto Show is revved up for a contest set to drive awareness for charities across Chicagoland with a Facebook contest allows the public to choose which charity the donations will go to.
The Chicago Automobile Trade Association launched the Chicagoland Dealers Care Facebook contest on Monday, which features 19 charitable organizations nominated by local dealerships, according to the Chicagoland Dealers Care website. The public is encouraged to vote for the charity they think should receive financial support.
The charity with the most Facebook votes wins the grand prize of a $3,500 donation along with a public service announcement to promote their cause. Second place walks away with a $2,500 donation and third place receives a $2,000 donation. Participants can cast their vote up to once per day, according to the rules on the Facebook contest page. Voting will end on Dec. 12, 2012. As of Saturday morning, one charity already had 1270 votes.
Sharing It Day Food Drive
Tues, Nov 20, Merchandise Mart, FREE
Give back this holiday season & support Chicago's largest one-day, indoor food drive benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The food & funds collected throughout the day help feed thousands of Chicago's hungry each year.
3rd Annual Benefit of Helping
Fri, Nov 23, 7P, Governors State University Center for Performing Arts, University Park
The Mayfield Family Foundation, Inc.’s “3rd Annual Benefit of Helping” will be held at the Come out for a night of music and comedy, featuring The Sax Man – Ray Silkman, Comedian Ron Baker, Jr., and other special guest performances. www.litefm.com/pages/litefmcommunity.html#ixzz2Caeam0OO
Edison Park Turkey Trot
Thu., Nov. 22, 9:30A
Edison Park, 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.
$20-$25; $10 for kids ages 3-12 | 773-792-9005
Run or walk 5K at the 16th annual benefit for Special Olympics Chicago. Kids can run in a Gobble Gallop at 8:20 a.m. Registration includes a T-shirt. http://edisonparkturkeytrot.eventbrite.com/
Orland Park Annual Turkey Trot - Franklin Loebe Center
Thu., Nov. 22, 8A
14750 Ravinia Avenue, Orland Park, IL, (708) 403-6200
Feel the burn before you sit down for the Thanksgiving feast! This 2.5 mile chip timed cross country race is run through the streets, paths, and woods of Orland Park.
32nd Annual Harper College Turkey Trot
Thu., Nov. 22, 8A
250 E. Wood, Palatine, 847-911-0333
32nd Annual Thanksgiving Day 2 & 5 mile race for adults, & kids 100mtr dash.
Harper College Turkey Trot
Thu., Nov. 22, 8 a.m.
Harper College , 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine
$25-$30; $5 for kids | 847-496-6265
Run two or five miles at the 32nd annual benefit for the Palatine Park District. Kids under age 11 can join a Drumstick Dash fun run at 9 a.m. Admission includes a long sleeve technical shirt. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Palatine Township Food Pantry. www.palatineparks.org/turkeytrot.html