PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Downtown Chicago “The Second City”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo and Cory Martin recently visited downtown Chicago also known as “The Second City.” Positioned along Lake Michigan, the city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago’s culture includes the visual arts, novels, film, theater, especially improvisational comedy, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, hip hop, gospel and house music.

PHOTOS: National Radio Hall of Fame @ Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo visited the Museum of Broadcast Communications during his recent trip to Chicago. The National Radio Hall of Fame & Museum has been created to commemorate the giants of a medium that has permeated American society for most of the 20th century, and today in the 21st century. Radio’s power has always depended upon diverse talents and many kinds of genius. Taken together, the inductees into the National Radio Hall of Fame & Museum are more than technical geniuses and more than celebrities. They are part of aRead More

PHOTOS: A Tour of the Money Museum @ Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo and Cory Martin visited the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Money Museum during their recent visit to Chicago. The Bank’s Money Museum is free and open to the public year-round from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, except on Bank holidays. A presentation lasting roughly 45 minutes is available at 1pm on Monday through Friday, or by appointment. You can also visit the Money Museum on your own at any time during open hours. The museum includes a free kiosk, which takes your picture in front ofRead More

WATCH: Pistons Owner Tom Gores awarded Crain’s Newsmaker of 2016

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel for the 2016 Crain’s Newsmaker of the Year ceremony. This year’s honoree was Tom Gores, Owner of the Detroit Pistons and Chairman/CEO of Platinum Equity. He is credited with making the decision to move the NBA basketball team from the Palace of Auburn Hills to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. In this video, watch for a fireside chat with Tom Gores and KC Crain of Crain Communications. They discussed the Detroit Pistons big move, the possibility ofRead More

Renovation Plans Unveiled For The New Ford Field

TweetDETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced that the Ford Family is investing approximately $100 million into Ford Field for new video boards and several other renovations to be completed in time for the 2017 Detroit Lions season. “After 15 years, we still hear what a great venue Ford Field is from our fans, visiting teams and the great acts that have performed here,” said Detroit Lions Team President Rod Wood. “The Ford Family is making a substantial investment to make sure our stadium remains among the best, but ultimately it’sRead More

Bedrock Reveals Design for Transformational Development on Historic Woodward Avenue Hudson’s Site

Tweet DETROIT – After Bedrock presented preliminary design and plans for the site of the former J.L. Hudson’s Department Store (Hudson’s Site), the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) today approved a timeline that allows groundbreaking of the development by December 1, 2017. The new timeline aligns the groundbreaking of the Hudson’s development with the Michigan Thrive Initiative, an economic development tool supported by more than 40 communities from every corner of Michigan. This coordination is critical to provide the opportunity to deliver a catalytic, transformational project on the site. “For long-timeRead More

PHOTOS: AmericaJR Visits Skydeck Chicago & The Ledge

TweetAmericaJR’s Cory Martin recently visited Skydeck Chicago & The Ledge at Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower). Offering spectacular views spanning up to four states, Skydeck Chicago is a one-stop Chicago experience full of interactive exhibits and…The Ledge, a glass balcony extending four feet outside the 103rd floor of Willis Tower! Step outside the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. At 1,353 feet in the air, the Ledge’s glass boxes extend out 4.3 feet from the Skydeck. Discover the best of Chicago with our museum-quality exhibits and theaterRead More

Superstar artists announced for “The Week Vegas Goes Country” 2017 including 5th annual ACM Party for a Cause

TweetENCINO, CA  – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS TelevisionRead More

PHOTOS: Mike Ilitch’s Public Visitation at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Fox Theatre for Mike Ilitch’s public visitation ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Ilitch laid in repose for a public visitation on Wednesday, February 15, from noon – 8 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of the historic Fox Theatre. Community members are invited to the lobby of this national historic site that Mike and his wife Marian fully restored and established as the world headquarters of Little Caesars in 1989. In addition, community members are invited to share memories or write messages ofRead More