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.
What Would You Do With A $1,000 TIcketmaster Gift Card?
Def Leppard, Styx, and Tesla are coming to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in suburban Chicago over Labor Day weekend.
QND Students Doing Good for the Community
After the 2015 Dogwood Festival Parade, I was a part of the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce clean-up crew. There were numerous crews working on Maine Street that day, consisting of members of the Chamber plus student volunteers. Each of them did a wonderful job of bringing Maine Street back to norma…
Littering: How Is This Still A Thing?
The recent Dogwood Festival parade has me asking: how is littering still a thing?
2015 Dogwood Festival In Quincy [Interview]
The Annual Dogwood Festival is this weekend in the City of Quincy. Today's "5 Questions With..." segment features Alta King, Communications Specialist from the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.
When Is The Lewis County Fair in Lewistown?
The 40th annual Lewis County Fair is coming to the Lewis County Fairgrounds in Lewistown MO.
When Does Mark Twain Landing Waterpark Open in 2015?
Weather is starting to get warmer - time to think about summertime activities. One of the more popular summer attractions in the area is Splash Landing at Mark Twain Landing Resort.
Jimmie JJ Walker Coming Back To Canton: Dyn-O-Mite!
The Canton Comedy Theatre has hosted some quality acts - Marc Price, Dustin "Screech" Diamond, Mo Alexander, Dale Jones, Juan Villareal, Carol Pennington, just to mention a few. Saturday, March 14, The Canton Comedy Theatre presents the return of Jimmie "JJ" …
Tornado Sirens Today – Weather Service Testing Tornado Warning System
National Weather Service (NWS) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), has declared the week of March 1 – 7, 2015 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week in the state of Illinois.
US Traveler Challenge. How Many States Have You Been To?
My girlfriend and I took a road trip recently to add to our "state list". Well, let me rephrase that. It was to add to her state list. I had already visited all of the states we drove through except one.
Reply All? Please Don’t!
I'm sure this happens in your office: someone sends an e-mail to everyone in the organization asking a question or making a statement of fact. Then, instead of replying back just to the sender, too many people send their comment or answer by hitting REPLY ALL.