Saturday, May 03, 2008

Ellen DeGeneres grants wish for Make-A-Wish Foundation in Illinois


Ellen DeGeneres was in Chicago to do a special taping of the "Ellen Show" and was the special guest at the Make-A-Wish Foundation Ball held at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Allison Rosati of NBC5 News served as emcee for the evening and introduced Kensie Montalto of Lake In The Hills as Kensie's wish of meeting Ellen DeGeneres came true. The two exchanged interview questions onstage and did a dance routine together. Ellen re-arranged Kensie's white scarf she borrowed for the dance number and wrapped it around her head joking,"I think that's how it was."


Pictured above are Kensie and Ellen onstage-before the dance routine!

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. Since 1985, the Foundation has granted more than 7,500 wishes in Illinois.
http://www.wishes.org/

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ribbon cutting Ceremony at Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago






Donald Trump alongside Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump,Donald Trump jr at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago during the ribbon cutting ceremony.


Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is here. I saw it.Inside.And yes,I was invited to cover. From the beautiful guest suites,the Grand Ballroom,that magnificent spa,the health club,ReBar and the restaurant '16' named for the floor that it occupies.

Yes folks,this is the most grand jewel in the modern Chicago crown!

Once you've stepped foot in this palace,it will be hard to jump into the taxicab home and to the somber reality of yes,your place needs a new kitchen,new bathroom and the Wrigley Building clock right outside your dining room window.


Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is located on the site of the former Chicago Sun-Times Building at 401 n. Wabash in Chicago Illinois.


Photos:

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago. Grand Ballroom atmosphere. Reserved sign and candles

Atmosphere and details of the health club at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, ribbon cutting ceremony

Buildings in Chicago Skyline and Building Michigan Avenue and Chicago River from the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago on the day the ribbon cutting ceremony was held.

Donald Trump alongside Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump,Donald Trump jr at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago during the ribbon cutting ceremony

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