Andrea Darlas, WLSAM890

Andrea Darlas


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Past articles by Andrea:

Show & Tell with Andrea Darlas

Play Podcasts Now! Subscribe via RSS Podcast Description "Show and Tell" with Andrea Darlas is a local arts and entertainment podcast hosted by Chicago media personality, Andrea Darlas. Every week Andrea will tell you about a new play or musical or exhibit a museum…. something cultural in o → Read More

Local farm in the bee-saving business; All that honey is just a sweet side effect

WEST CHICAGO — The world's bee population is declining. But a lot of our crops depend on their powers of pollination. A farm in West Chicago is doing its part to help save bee colonies. Bill Whitney is the owner at City Bee Savers and has been breeding and cultivating honeybees at his farm for more than two decades. → Read More

More than 300 artists, makers on display at ‘One of a Kind’

CHICAGO — More than 300 artists and makers from across the country sold photographs, jewelry, accessories and more at One of a Kind in Chicago this weekend. The event runs through 5 p.m. Sunday at the Merchandise Mart. WGN’s Andrea Darlas has more. → Read More

Bennison’s Bakery continues sweet Easter traditions for over 80 years

EVANSTON — Easter wouldn’t be the same without some signature treats marking the occasion, and few are more recognizable than the specialty of Bennison’s Bakery in Evanston, which has been a family-owned business since 1938. → Read More

Play golf inside Soldier Field this weekend with Upper Deck Golf

CHICAGO — Frank Brown cofounded Upper Deck Golf to give sports fans a different kind of golfing experience: the chance to play golf inside legendary stadiums and ballparks across the U.S. The company is setting up shop at Soldier Field this weekend with custom greens at the Chicago stadium. → Read More

Chicago vinyl lovers celebrate Record Store Day

CHICAGO — Lines wrapped around the block Saturday at the Dusty Groove record store in Chicago's East Village as collectors waited for the doors to open. Record Store Day was underway. The nationwide event is a chance for collectors to stock up on vintage records and new releases. → Read More

Rowing studios bring sport’s full-body, low impact workouts onto land

CHICAGO — Rowing isn't just for college athletes anymore. In a sport that’s regaining popularity among all generations, rowers use a machine called the ergometer for a full-body workout that trainers say is high intensity and low impact, so it builds your body up without breaking it down. → Read More

New ‘beer spa’ lets customers relax in a tub full of warm beer

CHICAGO — Beer: it’s not just for drinking anymore. Beer spas have been hugely popular overseas for years, but the first of its kind just opened in Chicago on the Northwest Side. → Read More

C2E2 marks 10 years of celebrating comics, culture and more

CHICAGO — Whether you’re a lover of superheroes or a comic book enthusiast, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is a place where everyone can be themselves — or whoever they want to be. → Read More

From South Side to the North Side, Chicago celebrate’s St Patrick’s Day

CHICAGO — St Patrick’s Day has arrived in Chicago! The South Side Irish Parade steps off at noon at Western Avenue and 103rd Street in the Beverly neighborhood. Also at noon is the Northwest Side Irish Parade. The parade starts at Neola Avenue and Northwest Highway. → Read More

Chicagoland Family Pet Expo delights animal lovers, families

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Chicagoland Family Pet Expo is the largest pet expo under one roof in the United States. From snakes and alligators to cockatoos and parrots, the three-day event in Arlington Heights has every animal family represented. → Read More

World of Wheels puts classic rides, innovative custom vehicles on display

ROSEMONT — The World of Wheels not only puts hot rods and custom vehicles of all shapes and sizes on display, but also provides a space for car enthusiasts to realize dreams years in the making. There were muscle cars, classic throwbacks, motorcycles and hundreds of low riders. → Read More

Shoppers score retro jewelry, designer brands at Edgewater vintage show

CHICAGO — Shoppers had plenty of options this weekend at the Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show, which showcased fashion from the Roaring ‘20s through the retro ‘80s. WGN’s Andrea Darlas has more. → Read More

Suburban pinball arcade boasts world’s largest collection, rare machines

BROOKFIELD, Ill. — Even in the age of electronic games, pinball is hot! At a new arcade in Brookfield, games from yesteryear still draw crowds. The Galloping Ghost's newly-opened pinball arcade on Ogden Avenue boasts the largest and rarest collection of pinball machines in the world, including the only Predator game ever made. → Read More

Home and Housewares Show highlights new products, young talent

CHICAGO — From cleaning and cooking, to washing and brushing, this year’s International Home + Housewares Show offered ideas and products for every home. An inventor’s corner showcased young designers trying to get their products to the marketplace. → Read More

Fundraiser helps officers afford life-saving bulletproof vests

CHICAGO — Officer Fernando Soto is one of hundreds of Chicago police officers who benefited from the Get Behind the Vest program, which he says saved his life. The bulletproof vest he purchased with funds donated by the program saved his life last November, just one day after the tragic shooting at Mercy Hospital. → Read More

Chicago Golf Show a treasure trove for golf fans

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The 36th annual Chicago Golf Show is a treasure trove of merchandise, apparel and clubs. Whether it’s taking a swing at the 3,000-square-foot driving range or trying for an 85-foot putt, there’s something for everyone at the event, which is one of the oldest and largest indoor golf shows in the country. → Read More

Bikes get top billing at Progressive International Motorcycle Show

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Nearly 1,000 motorcycles from all over the world were on display at the 38th annual Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Stephens Convention Center Sunday. → Read More

Aurora victim, 21, started internship the day he was killed

AURORA, Ill. — Trevor Wehner was so excited to start his new internship Friday that he showed up to work 45 minutes early. Six hours later, the 21-year-old college student was among five men fatally shot by a fired worker at Henry Pratt Company, a manufacturing warehouse in west suburban Aurora. → Read More

2019 Chicago Auto Show kicks off with concept cars, vintage rides

CHICAGO — The 2019 Chicago Auto Show opened Saturday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting from Gov. JB Pritzker. From bold colors to stunning concept cars, from vintage rides to modern favorites — this year’s auto show doesn’t disappoint. → Read More