Posts tagged "Tom Dreesen"

Jack McHugh: A beloved Chicago fixture has left us too soon

Jack McHugh: A beloved Chicago fixture has left us too soon
Jack McHugh, a member of the McHugh Construction family, passed away last week at age 87 in Florida. A celebration of his life will be hosted at Gibson’s Restaurant (1028 N. Rush St.) on Tuesday, July 25, from 5 to 9 pm. Jack’s longtime pal, comedian Tom Dreesen, will speak at 7 pm. Peg Lombardo... Read more »

Joe Maddon's "Try Not To Suck" star-studded benefit golf tourney

Host Joe Maddon and comedian Tom Dreesen (who served as emcee).
You gotta love this title, “Try Not To Suck”, for Cubs’ manager Joe Maddon’s golf tourney/fundraiser held at Bryn Mawr Country Club on August 15.  The event featured a star-studded cast of characters including actor John Cusack, comedian Tom Dreesen (who served as emcee), former Cubs Kerry Wood, Ryan Dempster, Steve Trout, Fergie Jenkins, Bob... Read more »

Gary Sinise to honor nation's heroes at Inspiration to Action luncheon

Gary Sinise to honor nation's heroes at Inspiration to Action luncheon
Gary Sinise will honor our nation’s veterans,  defenders, first responders and their families with a special benefit luncheon, Inspiration to Action, at Arlington International Racecourse on Sunday, August 3. Proceeds from this day at the races will benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation which provides unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities... Read more »
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New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool

New Year's Eve Plans of Chicago's Movers, Shakers & Just Plain Cool
New Year’s Eve parties have always seemed so special to me.  They herald in a brand new year and set your focus for a new beginning.  It’s a chance to grow in a new direction and make plans/ resolutions to help you get there.  My plans this year include co-hosting a party at Public Chicago... Read more »

The Stanley Paul Foundation Benefit: An Unforgettable Night with Friends (Video)

With Rhonda Sanderson, Helen Melchior, Joycelyn Winnecke, Leslie Hindman, Donna LaPietra and Bill Zwecker
I’ve never done this before so please forgive me, but I’m writing about the recent Stanley Paul- Raelene Mittelman Scholarship Benefit. Why you ask do I beg forgiveness? Because, this year, I was the evening’s honoree and it was such a wonderful night with so many friends who turned out that I would like to... Read more »

Stella Foster's BIG Retirement Party Leaves Fans With Hope (PICS!)

Stella Foster always signed off on her column with “yeah, I said it” and at her BIG retirement party August 28th, she did indeed say it to NBC president and general manager, Larry Wert, when he asked her point blank if she was really retiring.  Her hesitation and half-hearted “yeah” gave everyone in the room... Read more »
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Elysian hosts NBC Premiere of "The Heart of Hollywood: The Chicago Link"

Bill Zwecker, Chris O’Donnell and Brenda Sexton at the LA Chicago Link taping. I am always so thrilled to be attending ANY parties at the Elysian but this one proved to be quite special.  It was the Chicago premiere of the NBC special, “The Heart of Hollywood: The Chicago Link” presented by Chicago Link Productions... Read more »