‘Windy City Weekend’: 4th of July, summer tag, movie reviews and more


CHICAGO (WLS) — This week during Windy City Weekend, you get even more from the morning news dream team! Terrell Brown joins Val as a co-host.

July 4 most dangerous day for your phone:Have you ever had to throw your phone in rice to save it? Or how long has your screen been cracked? Val and Terrell explain why the 4th of July is the most dangerous day for your phone.7

Summer etiquette rules: Also, do you like cannonballing in the pool? Well, this survey might make you think twice about making a splash.

Top 10 summer outings: Finally, are you a loved one going on vacation this summer? Well, what are your summer hours?

Explore Minnesota

Val sits down with the Explore Minnesota team as they prepare for the “Minnesota State Dream” pop-up at Daley Park this weekend – and to tell you how you can win a free vacation! The Dream State Pop-up will be held at Maggie Daley Park in Chicago this weekend, July 2-3, at 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

This immersive introduction to Minnesota will have you paddling crystal clear waters, dining under starry skies, or hiking through enchanted forests.

Visitors can enter for a chance to win two prizes: (1) A dream vacation in Minnesota with a Delta Airlines voucher, a four-night hotel stay and a Mall of America gift card . Or (2) a pair of handmade Sanborn canoe paddles! Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes and offers travelers a journey full of magical memories. From bustling urban centers to quaint small towns to native prairies, Minnesota has something for everyone. Minnesota Dream State Pop-up:

July 2-3, 2022
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Maggie Daley Park, Chicago Learn more about Explore Minnesota on their website and social media!

A magical pop-up experience
@ExploreMinnesota Facebook
@ExploreMinni Twitter
@ExploreMinnesota Instagram

Gratitude Chicago

“Gratitude Chicago is going to be the biggest brand to come out of Chicago. Not just in an urban fashion sense, but also in feel.”

Gratitude Chicago is a black-owned streetwear brand that donates a portion of its profits to several community causes.

Brothers Nicholas and Malcolm Fox teamed up with their fraternity brother, Darick Anderson Jr., in 2019 to create Gratitude Chicago based on their collective love of streetwear, footwear, and giving back to the community.

“The purpose of Gratitude Chicago is to preach the importance and teach the definition of gratitude,” Malcolm said.

The Gratitude Chicago team developed partnerships with Footlocker, secured $30,000 in scholarships for CPS students, and spearheaded a campaign that raised over $17,000 to create a STEM department at Wendell Phillips Academy High. School.

As members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, these two South and West Side residents say their goal is to rise as they climb and contribute to the neighborhoods they come from. .

“Reviewing the processes we’ve gone through to come out of the communities we’ve been through and understanding what those trials and tribulations are like. I think it’s our job to give back to the community that built us,” Nicholas said. .

Roeper spend or save?

“The Forgiven” – EXPENSE: A wealthy couple on the verge of divorce travel to Morocco to save their marriage. But while they were overseas, they hit and killed a young boy there.

“Right to offend” – SPEND Kevin Hart produced this two-part documentary about the evolution of black comedians and how they dared to speak truth to power…despite time constraints.

“The list of terminals” – SAVE: Chris Pratt stars as a Navy seal who returns home after his entire platoon is ambushed on a mission, in Amazon’s new action-thriller!

“America The Beautiful” – SPEND: “America The Beautiful” is a Nat Geo documentary narrated by Michael B. Jordan. It not only takes us through the breathtaking landscapes of America, but also the challenges that many species face.

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