Cara Carriveau

Sensory Friendly Christmas Celebration This Weekend

Visiting Santa at a mall can be too much to handle for some kids.  If your child is autistic, has special needs or is just sensory sensitive you’ve got a great option this weekend in Chicago.  There’s a Sensory Friendly Christmas Celebration at Pop! Store – 1131 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago – 11a-4p Saturday & Sunday (12/13&14). All children are ... Read More »

The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols

Happy Holidays!  Not only from us here at Chicago’s 100.3 (aren’t you loving the Perfect Christmas Blend?) but also The Avengers…check out this video greeting: Read More »

Catch The CTA Holiday Bus And Train

Nobody says Happy Holidays quite like the CTA.  The Chicago Transit Authority has added a “holiday bus” this year in addition to their usual “holiday train”.  It’s a real beauty with hundreds of lights and “Ralphie The Reindeer” on the exterior.   Your best way to catch either form festive transport is to use the CTA’s Train Tracker (look for a ... Read More »

Christkindlemarket Chicago Is Now Open

With our Perfect Christmas Blend going on and now the Christkindlemarket Market Chicago open, it’s officially the holiday season.  If you’ve never been to this German inspired open air festival, you are missing out on a lot of fun.  You can get amazing  gifts for the holidays like beer steins or cuckoo clocks or nutcrackers or ornaments…and enjoy the best sausage and ... Read More »

The Local Tourist Member Of The Week

Besides playing great music for you each afternoon on Chicago’s 100.3 I also share my love of this great city on The Local Tourist, a comprehensive website offering ideas on where to go and what to do in Chicago.  My specialty is music but I also can’t help but write about our beloved Blackhawks every now and then.  This week I’m being ... Read More »

Prost! Join Me This Friday To Help Support Oak Leyden Developmental Services

I’ve had the pleasure of hosting Oak-Leyden Developmental Services annual benefit for the past three years.  This year’s event is called Oak-toberfest and it’s happening this Friday, November 7th at Hofbräuhaus Chicago.  Expect to have a lot of fun with yummy German food, beverages, raffles and silent auction, a roving oompah band and more.  My favorite part is when Oak-Leyden’s ... Read More »

Harry Potter Fans Are In For A Halloween Treat

JK Rowling will be publishing a 1,700 word story about the witch and former professor Dolores Umbridge on Halloween.  You’ll discover the never before published backstory of that character.  Head to on October 31 to check it out! Read More »

Thinking of blowing off work? Here’s what NOT to tell your boss. compiled a stellar list of the worst excuses for skipping work.  Apparently, “I’m not feeling well” is too boring.  Some employees are getting far more creative but not necessarily convincing. Some of worst: I just put a casserole in the oven. My teeth fell out while I was driving down the highway. I accidentally got on a plane. I ... Read More »