Tag: Israel Idonije

Celebs and beloved Chicago notables share best Christmas gifts to give and get

Celebs and beloved Chicago notables share best Christmas gifts to give and get
I absolutely adore the holidays! I would leave my decor up year round if I could and, as a matter of fact, I do have a cabinet filled with antique Christmas stuff that stays up all year. I’m always curious what other people think about the holidays so I asked a few of my favorite... Read more »

Barton G restaurant opens in Chicago: A culinary circus of food, fun and fantasy

I have to share the news of a wondrous new restaurant that just opened February 15, Barton G. The Restaurant Chicago. It is an experience where the food is as fabulous as the whimsy and you can expect the unexpected. It was such an amazing culinary experience, that I’m struggling for words to properly describe... Read more »

Sports stars and celebs join former Chicago Cub Kerry Wood at annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up

Ray and Michelle McElroy, Sarah and Kerry Wood.
Former Chicago Cub Kerry Wood hosted his annual “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up,” a celebrity bartending fundraiser to benefit the Wood Family Foundation, at Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch and Chicago Sports Museum on January 12. The event is held during Cubs Convention Weekend and, this year, over 600 guests were in attendance including some of Wood’s... Read more »
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Kerry Wood hosts star athletes, celebs at Woody's Winter Warm-Up 2017

Host Kerry Wood snaps selfies with fans at Woody's Winter Warm-Up.
In kicking off Cubs Convention weekend, former Cub Kerry Wood, along with wife Sarah, hosted their annual “Woody’s Winter Warm-Up,” a celebrity bar-tending fundraiser on January 13th at Harry Caray’s Tavern Navy Pier. Over 500 guests were in attendance including some of Wood’s celebrity friends, former/current Cubs players and coaching staff who jumped behind the bar... Read more »

Cast of Chicago Fire and many other celebs celebrate 100th episode with epic red carpet party in Chicago

Chicago Fire stars Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer.
It was an epic red carpet, one eligible for the Guinness Book of World Records, when TV legend Dick Wolf and NBC hosted a party in Chicago on October 24 that included cast members from all of his One Chicago franchise: Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med and the upcoming Chicago Justice. Oh, and yes,... Read more »

Chicago Bear Robbie Gould to receive Humanitarian Award

Chicago Bear Robbie Gould to receive Humanitarian Award
Chicago Bear place kicker, Robbie Gould, will be honored with the 2016 Humanitarian Award by the Israel Idonije Foundation on Thursday, July 14, at the Thompson Hotel, 21 E. Bellevue Place.  He is being recognized for his many contributions to Chicago and its youth. The Israel Idonije Foundation is a 501c3 charity committed to impacting... Read more »
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Jennifer Hudson performs at private Art Van Furniture grand opening party

Jennifer Hudson performing at Art Van's largest store opening in Lombard.
Jennifer Hudson sang her little heart out at the recent Art Van Furniture store grand opening party (themed the “Art of Wow”) in Lombard (1021 Butterfield Road). Over 2000 guests attended this by-invite-only party that also included a meet-and-greet with Hilary Farr (HGTV host of “Love it or List It”) and handsome fashion photographer/author Nigel... Read more »

Idonije, Toews and Marshall: A party with sports royalty for charity

Idonije, Toews and Marshall:  A party with sports royalty for charity
Who doesn’t love Israel Idonije?!  It will be a sports lover’s dream on Thursday, July 17, when Izzy and his friends host an evening benefiting the Israel Idonije Foundation at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago in the Grand Ballroom.  The evening will be emceed by Windy City Live’s Val Warner with honorary chair... Read more »

A passion for fashion: SAIC's "The Walk" showcases 250 student designs (Awesome pics!)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, presented “The Walk 2014“, its annual fashion show that celebrated an astounding 80 years of fashion innovation this year!   The extraordinary runway show was presented three times throughout the day with more than 1500 people in attendance... Read more »
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When Izzy met the Prince: Prince Charles bestows the Order of Manitoba on Chicago Bear Israel Idonije

When Izzy met the Prince: Prince Charles bestows the Order of Manitoba on Chicago Bear Israel Idonije
Not everyone gets to meet Prince Charles, but then, not everyone is Israel Idonije!  On Wednesday, May 21, this Chicago Bear received Manitoba’s highest honor, the Order of Manitoba,  from Prince Charles in an investiture ceremony that took place at the Legislature in Winnipeg.  Established under special legislation, the Order of Manitoba is the province’s highest... Read more »