Michael, please. Not Mike. I was born and raised in Chicago. Even though I have not lived in the “Big City” since 1992, I still consider myself a Chicagoan (Go Bears!). Other than listening to music, I love to cook. Most weekends you can find me in my kitchen creating something. Nothing fancy, just something out of the ordinary. If you check out my blogs I will occasionally post a recipe I have created. Of course, I had to wire speakers in to my kitchen so I can have music playing while I create. Preferably some Jazz selections – Stanley Turrentine, Charlie Haden, Vince Guaraldi, and the like. When I am not cooking, you can either find me curled up on the couch watching a movie (Blues Brothers, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Goodfellas, Casino), or in my car just driving around.
This Quincy Attraction Was Named One Of Illinois Best
A recent Chicago Tribune article lists 20 must-see attractions in Illinois...and look who is featured!
Harry Truman’s Birthday – Should You Care?
Truman's birthday (officially called Truman Day) is treated as a statewide holiday, so many Missouri state and county related offices will be closed.
Apparently ‘World Naked Gardening Day’ Is An Actual Thing
Are you getting naked this Saturday? World Naked Gardening Day is the first Saturday of May and according to the World Naked Gardening Day website (NSFW), people are encouraged "to tend their portion of the world's garden unclothed as nature intended."
Oh Deer! Look Who I Spotted On My Way To Work
While driving to work, I saw an event that is not too common in the City of Quincy: deer running across 18th Street.
LaGrange Appreciation Day Announces Free Concert Headliner
The City of LaGrange will host another July 4th celebration. LaGrange Appreciation Day will feature a free concert with Confederate Railroad and Black Top South.
Michael Rose Shares A Coffee Moment With Craig Hollmann
During each of my shows I talk about Harvest Ridge Coffee.
A Look Back On Chicago’s Last Remaining Sears Store
The Sears store that I grew up with is closing. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, the last Sears within the Chicago city limits will close in mid-July. This store has been a staple in the neighborhood since 1938.
It’s Cold…But We’ll Be Complaining About the Heat Soon Enough
I keep wondering when I'll hear someone complain about how hot they are for the first time in 2018.
Vote Now For the Area’s Best Bartender (TOP 4 REVEALED)
After more than 1000 nominations, and thousands of votes cast, we are down to our Top 4 bartenders in Quincy/Hannibal!
What is a Paczki?
Growing up on the Northwest Side of Chicago, there were hundreds of shops selling these remarkable treats the day before Ash Wednesday.