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Jeff Corder or "Quarter" (nicknamed because of his sound-alike last name) is a Chicagoland food, improv, and live music fan who's always out wherever there's great pizza, plenty of laughs, and a good (or bad) band playing. Corder "grew-up" (…questionable) 28 Metra stops from Michigan & Randolph in the Southside paradise known as Blue Island. He graduated Dwight D. Eisenhower HS as "Most Likely To Be Unlikely" and attended Illinois State University…before they asked him to "please leave." When not on the air, Jeff can be found volunteering for local charities, playing with his Mom's parrots, or learning the art of power-napping.
When I was a little girl in Little Rock, Arkansas I used to stay up late with my favorite Christmas present - a transistor radio. I would tune in WLS AM, broadcasting from the exciting big city of Chicago, and when I heard Yvonne Daniels on the air I thought “YES! THAT’S what I want to do”. Dreams do come true because years later I ended up hosting the same show on WNUA that Yvonne Daniels hosted at one time. After college and some time touring with a band, playing keyboards and singing, I landed my first radio job in Little Rock. I then moved on to stations in Detroit and Chicago before doing mornings on WNUA. First solo then partnering with Jazz Great Ramsey Lewis. I joined Lite FM three years ago.
I live in the Northwest Suburbs with my hubby (the most patient man in the world) and my two sons. They’re used to Mom’s early morning hours and indulge my cooking obsession. They’ll try anything…once! Partially by necessity, I love to run. I’m not too speedy but better at endurance. This year will be my third Chicago Marathon. I do yoga to de-stress and tennis just to make my friends feel good about winning. I live for Family, Friends, Food and Music (maybe in that order). I love live music especially outside in the summer - From the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra to Ravinia to catching my friends’ bands playing in the local clubs. Looking at my Facebook page it seems like all I do is post about live shows and restaurants!
I really do feel like I am the luckiest person in the world to be able to do what I love – helping people wake up and get going in the best city in the world. Yes Karen… Life is Good!
South Shore Drill Team Seeks Help With Big Trip To Obama Inaugural
A South Side drill team will be representing Chicago in this month’s Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington D.C., and it’s looking for donations to help cover the cost.
Assistant Director Michael Borum says he was told that, out of 2,800 organizations that applied to be part of the parade, his drill team was among the relatively few that were chosen. Borum calls that, a “great feeling.” For more than 30 years, the South Shore Drill Team has been keeping young people off the street and away from negative elements. Come Jan. 21, the team will be on the street that counts: Pennsylvania Avenue.
Drill team member Jeff Lovett, 22, says he’s excited. He says his grandmother had dreamed that, if Barack Obama were re-elected president, the drill team would be invited to take part in the inaugural festivities. “Her dream came true,” Lovett said. Keith Massey, 22, has been with the drill team for 10 years ad is excited about going to Washington. He calls it, “an honor” and a “once in a lifetime thing to do.” The drill team is still trying to raise about $45,000 to help cover the cost of the trip to Washington, D.C. Donations can be made by going to: www.southshoredrillteam.org
American Red Cross of Greater Chicago - Nominate Your Hero !
Ordinary People. Extraordinary Acts. Each year, the American Red Cross of the Greater Chicago Region honors individuals and groups for acts of great bravery, dedication and service to the community at our Heroes Breakfast. Nominate a hero for these award categories:
Adult Good Samaritan Blood Services
Citizenship Community Impact
Disaster Relief Emergency Medical Assistance
Firefighter Law Enforcement
Youth Good Samaritan
Candidates must live or work in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, or Will counties in Illinois, or Jasper, Lake, or Newton counties in Indiana. The heroic action must have taken place after January 1, 2012. Candidates who are chosen as Red Cross heroes will be formally be honored at the Heroes Breakfast at the The Fairmont Chicago on April 17, 2013. Each year, the American Red Cross of the Greater Chicago Region honors individuals and groups for acts of great bravery, dedication and service to the community at our Heroes Breakfast. http://redcross.org/chicago/heroes
2nd Annual "Spare" The Hounds Candlelight Bowl
Sat, Jan 19, 9:30P, Oak Forest Bowl, 15240 S. Cicero Ave, Oak Forest, $25
3 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza & pasta, tons of raffles and alot of fun!!!! 100% of all proceeds go directly towards helping more hounds. Homeless Hounds Rescue is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization made up of volunteers that take in beagles and coonhounds from various situations. Most coming from animal shelters, families that can no longer care for their pet, and ones found lost and abandoned. We are not a shelter. All of our dogs are placed in foster homes. Our foster homes provide the dogs with food, behavior modification and lots of love.