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Chicago Today Recap: Details From This Week's Show

If you're craving more, here are some links to organizations that were featured, extra information about the segments

Did you catch this week's "Chicago Today" show?

If you're craving more, here are some links to organizations that were featured, extra information about the segments and more to quench your thirst until next Friday.

'The Fugitive'

Check out Kiefer Sutherland in The Fugitive on Quibi: https://quibi.com/shows/the-fugitive-565/

Master P

Master P’s captivating rags to riches saga is recounted in the BET special series No Limit Chronicles: https://www.bet.com/shows/no-limit-chronicles.html

Secret Chicago

Discover our beautiful city through Secret Chicago: https://secretchicagobook.com/

Business Unusual

If you’d like to register/access the webinar Business Unusual, Big Ideas for Small Business by Barbara Corcoran: www.888Barbara.com  

'Selling Sunset'

If you need a binge worthy show with fabulous women, properties and personalities then watch Selling Sunset on Netflix:  https://www.netflix.com/title/80223108

Geneva

Visit Geneva, IL and check out the small businesses that Cortney and Matt visited:

Harvey’s Tales: https://harveystales.com/

Scentcerely Yours: https://scentcerely-yours.com/

Preservation: https://preservationgeneva.com/

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Vanessa Williams

Get your own copy of Bubble Kisses written by Vanessa Williams: https://www.amazon.com/Bubble-Kisses-Vanessa-Williams/dp/145493834X

Kelly Hurliman

If you’re in need of a talented interior designer then reach out to Kelly Hurliman: https://www.kellyhurliman.com/

Lake Forest Show House & Gardens

The stunning Lake Forest Show House & Gardens is open until Aug. 9: https://www.lakeforestshowhouse.com/

Camp Tonsafun

Send your kids to Camp Tonsafun, it’s summer camp from the comforts of home: https://www.xfinity.com/hub/tv-video/enter-camp-tonsafun-on-xfinity

Don't Look Deeper

If you’re looking to binge a thriller then “Don’t Look Deeper” on Quibi is the series for you:   https://quibi.com/shows/dont-look-deeper-490/

ABA

Head over to ABA for all of Chef CJ Jacobson’s delicious Mediterranean cuisine: https://www.abarestaurants.com/

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Friday, July 24

Jonathan Bannett

Check out all of Jonathan Bennett’s cool projects:

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjTp6k3_wWa1Vcdcw47SWiA

The Burn Cookbook: https://www.grandcentralpublishing.com/titles/jonathan-bennett/the-burn-cookbook/9781538747308/

Follow Jonathan Bennett on Instagram: @jonathandbennett

Tipsy Elves Collaboration: https://www.grandcentralpublishing.com/titles/jonathan-bennett/the-burn-cookbook/9781538747308/

Karma

Karma takes teen contestants completely off the grid and away from the comforts of home to solve puzzles and conquer physical challenges.  HBO KARMA is currently streaming: https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXs5_ugQJacNMvwEAAAK_

VU Rooftop Bar

Are you looking for a cool rooftop bar then check out VU Rooftop Bar: https://www.vurooftop.com/

 'The Voice': Virtual Audience

Sign up to be a virtual audience member of The Voice!

https://1iota.com/show/1120/the-voice---s19

Palm Springs

Check out Andy Sandberg in Palm Springs on HULU: https://www.hulu.com/movie/palm-springs-f70dfd4d-dbfb-46b8-abb3-136c841bba11&cmp=13289&utm_source=google&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=CM_SEM_PalmSprings&utm_term=palm%20springs%20hulu&ds_rl=1251123&gclid=CjwKCAjwjLD4BRAiEiwAg5NBFnLciewiJ7S5vCQZ1mUm-0cEa2i5vZ7pkdjShh-vBuDT-1POzqDW_RoC4HIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Friday, July 17

Andy Samberg

Check out Andy Sandberg in Palm Springs on HULU: https://www.hulu.com/movie/palm-springs-f70dfd4d-dbfb-46b8-abb3-136c841bba11&cmp=13289&utm_source=google&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=CM_SEM_PalmSprings&utm_term=palm%20springs%20hulu&ds_rl=1251123&gclid=CjwKCAjwjLD4BRAiEiwAg5NBFnLciewiJ7S5vCQZ1mUm-0cEa2i5vZ7pkdjShh-vBuDT-1POzqDW_RoC4HIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Semicolon Bookstore

Find your favorite book at Semicolon  Bookstore: https://www.semicolonchi.com/

Stacy Kaiser

Get in touch with Stacy Kaiser if your feel like you’re losing control: http://www.stacykaiser.com/bio.php

Summer Ales

Find you favorite Summer Ales

Revolution Brewing: https://revbrew.com/

Whiner Beer: https://www.whinerbeer.com/

Sketchbook Brewing: http://www.sketchbookbrewing.com/

Breanna Lockwood

Follow Breanna Lockwood and her mom's IFV journey: https://www.instagram.com/ivf.surrogacy.diary/?hl=en

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Friday, July 10

George Lopez

Laugh along with George Lopez! Watch his new Netflix special: https://www.netflix.com/title/80988833

Ron Finley MasterClass

Step up your garden game with Ron Finley’s MasterClass! https://www.masterclass.com/classes/ron-finley-teaches-gardening

Screenwise

Purchase the book Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive and Survive in Their Digital World:

https://www.amazon.com/Screenwise-Helping-Thrive-Survive-Digital/dp/1629561452

The Travel Mom

Learn the ins and outs of traveling right now with The Travel Mom! https://thetravelmom.com/

Charcuterie

Buy a charcuterie board that will have everyone talking! Check out the special Chicago Today Fry Board! https://mycharcuterie.com/

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Friday, June 26

RuPaul's Drag Race

Check out Carson Kressley on RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1 http://www.vh1.com/shows/rupauls-drag-race-all-stars and THE GREAT AMERICAN GROOM-A-LONG on Animal Planet: https://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/the-great-american-groom-a-long/

Follow Carson on IG: @CarsonKressley

Lynn Whitfield

Watch Lynn Whitfield in Greenleaf http://www.oprah.com/app/greenleaf.html

Jennivee Bakery

Get you pride desserts from Jennivee Bakery: https://www.jenniveesbakery.com/

Kevin Bacon

“You Should Have Left” starring Kevin Bacon is sure to thrill you! https://www.youshouldhaveleftmovie.com/

Follow Kevin on IG: @kevinbacon

LGBTQ+ Groups

If you want learn more about LGBTQ+ organizations then check out the links below:

GLADD: https://www.glaad.org/

The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

The Ali Forney Project: https://www.aliforneycenter.org/

TRANSLATINX Network: https://translatinxnetwork.org/

BLACK TRANS MEDIA: https://blacktransmedia.wixsite.com/blacktransmedia

IT GETS BETTER PROJECT: https://itgetsbetter.org/

The Human Rights Campaign: https://www.hrc.org/

The Ally Coalition: https://theallycoalition.org/

The Brave Space Alliance: https://www.bravespacealliance.org/

Center on Halstedhttps://centeronhalsted.org/

MIND OUT: https://www.mindout.org.uk/

The GenderCool Project: https://gendercool.org/

Kaleidoscope Trust : https://kaleidoscopetrust.com/

Stonewall Sports: https://stonewallsports.leagueapps.com/

The Test Positive Awareness Network: http://chicagolgbthalloffame.org/test-positive-aware-network/

Lurie Children’s Hospital Transgender Youth Program: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/lp/general/gender-sex-development-program/?_vsrefdom=GAW&gclid=CjwKCAjw88v3BRBFEiwApwLevY1DKdE9aCg5Yv2MTSxb7nswaSFQHzQz99W2w-6kMxvGE7-7QQzHqxoCHgUQAvD_BwE

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Friday, June 19

Council of Dads

This Father’s Day weekend catch Michael O’Neill on Council of Dads: https://www.nbc.com/council-of-dads

Somebody Feed Phil

Watch Phil Rosenthal eat his way through Chicago on Somebody Feed Phil: https://www.netflix.com/title/80146601

#ShareTheMicNow

If you want to get more information on the #ShareTheMicNow campaign:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/sharethemicnow?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Ehashtag

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sharethemicnow?igshid=4q9esznu5x0y

The Chi

Check out the new season of The Chi on Showtime: https://www.sho.com/the-chi

Celebrate Pride

www.EQUALITYILLINOIS.ORG

www.VirtualChicagoPride.com

Summer Drink Kits

Here is the list of our featured locations that offer Summer Drink Kits:

FAT ROSIE’S TACO & TEQUILA BAR

www.fatrosies.com

ACADIA

WWW.acadiachicago.com

SPIRIT ELEPHANT

www.spiritelephantrestaurant.com

THREE DOTS AND A DASH

www.threedotschicago.com

THE DARLING

www.thedarlingchi.com

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Friday, June 12

King of Staten Island

Matthew and Cortney swear this is Judd Apatow’s best movie yet! King of Staten Island will be available via Xfinity On Demand, Fandango, Amazon Video, Apple TV, Vudu and Google Play among other platforms.  Here’s a link to the full list: https://www.thekingofstatenisland.com

Science Genius Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Challenge

Hip Hop Scientists can submit themselves via the Science Genius Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Challenge submission form and/or by sharing their process and final performance on social media tagging @ScienceGeniusChallenge on Instagram & TikTok and/or @ScienceGenius_ on Twitter, and use the following hashtags: #ScienceGenius, #RapBattles and #HipHopEd. A panel of expert judges will then select winners in each division and share their genius with the world crowning the final 2020 Science Genius.

Submission form: file:///C:/Users/206653655/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/G4A94W1C/Science%20Genius%20Press%20Release%20Final6.pdf

Matt Chan

Check out Chicago-native, Matt Chan, on THE TITAN GAMES https://www.nbc.com/the-titan-games

J.K. Simmons

Check out Oscar winner, J.K. Simmons, in his latest role: https://tv.apple.com/us/show/defending-jacob/umc.cmc.5h5mr0shyyqqahqdv55ywyilr

Cassandra Walker

Here Organizations are organizations Cassandra Walker suggested during her interview:

Brave Space Alliance https://www.bravespacealliance.org/

Chicago Freedom School https://chicagofreedomschool.org/

Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression https://www.caarpr.org/

Black Lives Matter Chicago https://www.blacklivesmatterchicago.com/

UMedics Chicago https://umedics.org/

Father’s Day Gift Guide

TRANSIT TEES

https://www.transittees.com/

DEFY

WWW.DEFYBAGS.COM

HUMIDOR CIGAR LOUNGE

WWW.humidorcigarlounge.com

STATE STREET BARBER SHOP

www.statestreetbarbers.com

HOMEWOOD BAT CO.

www.homewoodbat.com/

BACKYARD GAMES USA

www.backyardgamesusa.com

Spirit Hub

www.spirithub.com

DARK MATTER COFFE

www.darkmattercoffee.com/

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Friday, June 5

Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation

To donate, volunteer, and learn more about the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation: https://theharveyfoundation.org/

My Blood, My Hood, My City

To request relief, donate or volunteer with My Block, My Hood, My City: https://www.formyblock.org/

Sweet Magnolias

If you’re staying in and want a family friendly show to stream then check out Heather Headley in Sweet Magnolias: https://www.netflix.com/title/80239866

Help for Chiquita:

Help Chiquita and her construction company rebuild vandalized businesses.

E-mail: chull@ow2constructiongroup.com

Website: www.ow2constructiongroup.com


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Friday, May 29

Thomas Lennon

Show some love for Chicago’s Own Thomas Lennon:

Reno 911: https://quibi.com/shows/reno-911-595/

Twilight Zone: https://www.cbs.com/shows/the-twilight-zone/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaspatricklennon/?hl=en

TieDyeChi

Get fashionable with TieDyeChi on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/tiedyeCHI?ref=search_shop_redirect

Space Force

Your weekend binge watchable new series on Netflix should be Space Force: https://www.netflix.com/title/81021929

Gary Busey

If you want to see some animal justice then check out Gary Busey as “Pet Judge”: https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Busey-Pet-Judge/dp/B089676GSH

Busyisms: https://www.garybusey.com/buseyisms/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegarybusey/

Small Business Lottery

Support Small and local business with Edgebrook Sauganash Small Business Lottery: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edgebrook-sauganash-small-business-lottery-tickets-104196747276

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/EdgebrookCHGO/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EdgebrookCHGO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edgebrookchgo

CORE

Instagram: @CoreResponse

Twitter: @CoreResponse

Facebook: @CoreResponse

CORE, Co-Founder Sean Penn

Twitter: @SeanPenn

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Friday, May 22

Oprah Winfrey Chicago Donations

Live Healthy Chicago

Community Organizations to Support Chicago:

West Side United: https://westsideunited.org

Rush University Medical Center: https://www.rush.edu

MAAFA Redemption Project: https://www.maafachicago.org/

My Block My Hood My City: https://www.formyblock.org/

Forty Acres Fresh Market: https://www.fortyacresfreshmarket.com/contact

Chef Fabio Viviani Virtual Chicken Limone Dining Experience

IG: @fabioviviani

Fabio's next Virtual Dining Experience: https://fabioviviani.activehosted.com/f/3

Kate the Chemist

IG: @katethechemist

Website: https://www.katethechemist.com/

Robbie Amell in 'Upload'

Catch Robbie Amell in UPLOAD streaming on AMAZON here.

IG: @robbieamell

Uncle Bub’s BBQ

132 S Cass Ave, Westmont, IL 60559

Phone: (630) 493-9000

More information here.

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Friday, May 15

Candace Cameron Bure

Check out Candace Cameron Bure as Aurora Teagarden on Hallmark Movie & Mysteries: https://www.hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/aurora-teagarden-mysteries-heist-and-seek

Watch the final season of Fuller House on June 2: https://www.netflix.com/title/80051137

Dr. Rinku Shah

Contact Dr. Rinku Shah, DO to schedule your Antibody Tests:

Office Address: 1605 S Michigan Ave UNIT 1 IL 60616

Office Phone: (312) 535-5770

Website: https://clearwellnessgroup.com/

Michelle Park

Follow Michelle Park on Instagram for Lifestyle Ideas: https://www.instagram.com/michellewpark/

“What Makes a Marriage Last" by Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue

Buy your copy of “What Makes a Marriage Last" by Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue: https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062982582/what-makes-a-marriage-last/

National Pizza Party Day

National Pizza Party Day is 5/15! Have a virtual pizza party with your friends thanks to Gino’s East: https://www.ginoseast.com/

ACS Discovery Ball

Join Matt and Cortney on May 21 for the ACS Discovery Ball.

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Friday, May 8

Laurie Metcalf promotes

Pants Optional: A Steppenwolf Soirée: https://www.steppenwolf.org/tickets--events/events/pants-optional-2020

Local Retailers of Loungewear

Bolt Addiction: https://boltaddiction.com

Obvious Shirts: https://obviousshirts.com

Generation Bliss: https://www.generationbliss.com/

Hilaire Burton Morgan

Friday night in with the Morgans: https://www.amc.com/shows/friday-night-in-with-the-morgans

The Rural Diaries (Book): https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062862754/the-rural-diaries/

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Friday, May 1

Mother’s Gift Guide

Lynfred Winery: www.lynfredwinery.com

Amy's Candy Bar: www.amyscandybar.com

Ten Friends Dry Bar: www.ten-friends.com

The Fig Tree: www.figtreechicago.com

Aroma Workshop: www.aromaworkshop.com

The Dank Haus: www.dankhaus.com

City Grange: www.citygrange.com

Foxtrot: www.foxtrotco.com

Katie the Chemist

Follw Kate on Instagram.

IG: @katethechemist

Joseph Sikora

Watch Joseph on Ozark & Power:

Ozark: https://www.netflix.com/title/80117552

Power: https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/21220/episodes?season=1

Love is Blind

Watch Mark on Love is Blind here.

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Friday, April 24

Michael Shannon Flicks

Watch his latest film “The Quary” here.

Check out his Children’s Puppet Show here.

Stream “Knives Out" here.

Katie Kadan

Learn more about the local Chicago fundraiser, Our City of Neighbors, streaming April 30.

Sweet Farm

Looking to add a goat or llama to your next video conference? Find out more about Sweet Farm here.

Soul Harbour Ranch

Video chat with the most adorable Chicago native mini horses! Click here for more.

Jeff Ross

Get roasted by the Roast Master himself! https://www.cameo.com/jeffross

Learn more about how Jeff and others at Cameo are giving back during this time.

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Friday, April 17

That Thing You Do Watch Party

Support the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UChHzyHOQFRqzd-NE9HLJTxg
MusiCares: https://www.grammy.com/musicares/donations

Caroline Manzo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolinemanzo
E-Mail: hello@watchwhatscooking.com
Watch What’s Cooking: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs1p2HCY5-YSX3_0iUyFCSA

Dr. Reef Karim

Double board-certified psychiatrist and addiction specialist Dr. Reef Karim shares his manual for getting through this global crisis. Click here for the free download.

Brandi Milloy, Lifestyle Expert

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brandimilloy

Jo Thomas, LTC Living in River North

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/ltcliving/

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Friday, April 10

Murder House Flip

Learn more about the new TV show "Murder House Flip": https://quibi.com/shows/murder-house-flip-592

Tommy Chong

Cheech & Chong’s Bud Farm: https://www.facebook.com/cheechchonggame

“What is Coronavirus” Book

Find out more about the book here: www.bigideasforlittleminds.com

Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Details on the Chicago Flower and Garden show can be found here: http://chicagoflower.com/

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Friday, April 3

Twista

Red Bull Sessions: http://win.gs/Twista

The Quarantine: www.Twistalive.com  

D.B. Sweeney

Two Dum Micks: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOe5bSN_cM4

Kids Create Studio

For more on the Lakeview studio, click here.

Amanda Freitag

IG: https://www.instagram.com/chefamandaf/

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Friday, March 27

Sheffield’s Wine & Beer Garden

Want to continue supporting local restaurants during this trying time? Click here to check out Sheffield's Wine & Beer Garden's website and for delivery options.

Chicago Hospitality United

Now you can buy a shirt to help hourly employees affected by the coronavirus closures. Proceeds from this fundraiser go towards financial relief for those employees: https://stockmfgco.com/collections/chicago-hospitality-united-100-of-proceeds-go-to-hourly-chicago-workers/

My Block, My Hood, My City

Join in the effort to help seniors and others vulnerable to the coronavirus: www.FORMYBLOCK.ORG

Trainer Jo Thomas

Connect with trainer Jo Thomas directly at:

Trainer, LTC Living

Insta: @ltcliving

Joe’s Insta: @bigjo85

Chicago Children’s Choir

Learn more about the Chicago Children's Choir at https://ccchoir.org.

Asutra

For more self-care and wellness advice, check out Asutra.

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Friday, March 6

CHIditarod XV 

If you want to donate food or money or watch the race in person this weekend, click here.

Flour Power Event

The first-ever Flour Power, a bake sale with a purpose, will support International Women's Day on Sunday. Click here for more.

Trampoline Workouts at Bellicon Studio

Ready to jump on the new fitness trend? Click here to find out more.

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Friday, Feb. 28

Soul Harbour Ranch

Want more mini-horses? Who doesn't?! You can find out more on the mini therapy horses featured here.

For a look at some of their upcoming events, click here.

Chicago Polar Plunge 2020

Brrrr! For information on this weekend's Polar Plunge, click here.

Rock Bottom Fire Chief Chili Cook Off

Want to taste test yourself? Click here for more on the event.

Chicago Flamenco Festival 2020

For more on this event from Instituto Cervantes, Old Town School of Folk Music and City Winery, click here.

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