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Marcella Raymond


Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Marcella:

Weekend Break: Gearing up for the Lake County Beer Festival

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. — The Lake County Craft Beer Festival is happening Saturday. The festival is being held at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center, located at 1060 East Peterson Road in Grayslake. Weekend Break stopped by Tighthead Brewing Company to learn more. → Read More

Weekend Break: Jack Frost WinterFest in Chicago

CHICAGO — The Jack Frost WinterFest is happening now in Chicago. WGN Weekend Morning News stopped by the fest at 1265 West Le Moyne Street in Chicago to learn more. The fest runs through Dec. 31. → Read More

Weekend Break: Smoke Daddy transforms into the Lumberjack Lodge

CHICAGO — A pop-up across from Wrigley Field offers a warm and toasty lodge for visitors to get out of the cold and warm their bellies with holiday cocktails and festive food options. WGN’s Marcella Raymond takes you to Smoke Daddy in Wrigleyville, which has rebranded itself as the ‘Lumberjack Lodge’ for the holiday season. […] → Read More

Weekend Break: The Old Joliet Haunted Prison

WGN’s Marcella Raymond visits the Old Joliet Haunted Prison for some weekend scares. → Read More

Weekend Break: Brookfield Zoo’s creepy crawlers

Check out this Weekend Break where WGN takes a look at the creepy crawlers Brookfield Zoo has this spooky season. → Read More

Weekend Break: Marcella visits La Grange Antique Mall

Join Marcella in this Weekend Break while she checks out a vintage shop and shows off unique and timeless pieces. → Read More

Weekend Break: Ravenswood Apple Fest

Join WGN’s Marcella Raymond in rejoicing in everything apples. From Apple burgers to apple empanadas, the Ravenswood Apple Fest has over 100 vendors with unique twists on the fall fruit. → Read More

Weekend Break: Marcella goes to Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up

Happy Fall! WGN’s Marcella Raymond stops by Jack’s Pumpkin Pop -Up with 10,000 pumpkins, a fortune teller and more. → Read More

Weekend Break: Plant Chicago Harvest Fair

The Harvest Fair will take place Sunday from 3-6 p.m. at Plant Chicago in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. For more check out: Home | Plant Chicago, NFP ( → Read More

Weekend Break: Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm & Garden Center

Join Marcella Raymond in visiting the Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm and Garden Center to take a look what they have in store for fall. → Read More

Paws Chicago hosts 5k to raise money for their adoption center

For this Weekend Break, Marcella Raymond visited Montrose Harbor for the Paws Chicago 5k Run, a fundraising money for its nonprofit adoption center in Lincoln Park. People are able to check out dogs up for adoption or bring you own dog for activities. They showcased several events like the agility course that stimulates animals minds […] → Read More

Weekend Break: West Loop Art Fest

WGN’s Marcella Raymond visits the West Loop Art Fest that is showcasing unique and special pieces. → Read More

Weekend Break: The Great American Lobster Fest

WGN’s Marcella Raymond gives us a sneak peak at the Great American Lobster Fest that is coming to Navy Pier this weekend. It’ll be full of entertainment, food and of course, lobster. → Read More

Weekend Break: Ribfest Chicago in North Side

CHICAGO — Ribfest Chicago is here in the Northcenter neighborhood this weekend, and WGN’s Marcella Raymond stopped by to taste test a few ribs. At ‘Ogre Eats BBQ,’ it’s all about the love. Ejay Boyd takes extra care to make sure his ribs turn out great. “The secret, cook with love, man,” Boyd said. The […] → Read More

A look at the bee exhibit at the Kohl Children’s Museum

GLENVIEW, Ill. — The Kohl Children’s Museum now has a permanent bee exhibit that teaches the next generation how to appreciate them. WGN’s Marcella Raymond made some honey with Willie Pilipauskas beekeeper and owner of Willie’s Honey Company. The museum is trying to raise awareness of the importance of bees especially for future generations — […] → Read More

Mexican cultural art sculptures add color to Cantigny Park

CHICAGO — WGN’s Marcella Raymond visits an outdoor Art Exhibit ‘Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World”‘ that opened in June. The Mexican Cultural Center DuPage in West Chicago commissioned six artists from Mexico city to create these works of art. Nearly 50 sculptures reside in Cantigny Park. The artist who started this form of art […] → Read More

Brews and ‘Baahhs’ is a craft beer and goat visit experience

OAK PARK, Ill. — A brewery in Oak Park offers beers and a visit with goats. WGN’s Marcella Raymond checked out Brews n ‘Baahhs’ at One Lake Brewing and GlennArt Farm Barn. One Lake Brewing1 Lake StreetOak Park, IL, GlennArt Farm5749 W. Midway ParkChicago, IL Tickets to Brews n ‘Baahhs’ → Read More

Mayfestiversary returns to Ravenswood

CHICAGO — Cold beers on a hot day are on the menu at Mayfestiversary, which has returned to Ravenswood for the first time in two years. Dovetail and Begyle breweries are offering 40 beers on tap at the fest, with options for beer drinkers of every palate. The proceeds from the fest are for a good cause, as Mayfestiversary has raised over $1 million since 2018 for the Lincoln Square food pantry. → Read More

‘Notes and Letters’ musical performing in Lincoln Park

The show is running at Underscore Theater until this coming Saturday. → Read More

Field Museum hosts one of many free days

Admission to the museum was free on Sunday. → Read More