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California born, Southern raised, and Chicago is home! Hi, I’m Jonathan West, JW for short, or “Jonny Long Socks” if you’re on the Southside. From honky-tonks like Skooters Roadhouse & Joe’s Live in the burbs to ball games at Wrigley & Sox Park to theatre & food in the Loop, I’m an urban cowboy who plays ice hockey at Johnny’s, poker at the Horseshoe, and golf everywhere else. While some people like the bar, I prefer the grill- and made a 2016 resolution to eat in all 77 Chicago neighborhoods! Wanna join me?

St. Jude patient Elizabeth Lobato (L) and her sister Nicole attend a "Create A Pepper" Benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at a Chili's in Southern California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)

Eat Today to Help St. Jude’s Kids

A Tex-Mex restaurant is giving 100% of their proceeds from lunch & dinner on Wednesday!

09/20/2016

(Photo: Jonathan West / US99)

Stories From the Weekend: Another Busy 48 Hours

What did you do this weekend…Tinley Park concert or CHI Speedway race or more?

09/19/2016

Patrick Kane #88 (L) and Jonathan Toews #19 during the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Rally at Soldier Field on June 18, 2015  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hockey Season is Finally Here

12 Blackhawks are participating in the World Cup of Hockey starting today!

09/17/2016

NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott, Kurt Busch, Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick & Jamie McMurray pose for a photo during NASCAR's Ready. Set. Chase. Launch Event at The Bridgeport Art Center's Skyline Loft (Photo by Sarah Crabill/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Our Favorite Drivers Pick Their Favorite Music

One of the Busch brothers loves Garth, while a Wisconsin driver is more of a rock guy…

09/15/2016

Smokey Joe's Cafe at Drury Lane Theatre (Photo Courtesy of Cathy Taylor PR)

Smokey Joe’s Cafe is Now Serving the West Burbs

A bunch of radio hits with a local twist on-stage now in Oakbrook Terrace until October 23rd!

09/14/2016

(Photo: Jonathan West / US99)

Stories From the Weekend: JW Makes Good on His Bet [WATCH]

Remember when the Cubs beat up on the Giants?

09/12/2016

(Photo by Ryan Liu/WireImage)

Must [WATCH] 9/11 Story on NFL Opening Sunday

A Northwestern grad is part of this second-chance story

09/11/2016

Retired airline captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, director Clint Eastwood and actor Tom Hanks attend the "Sully" New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Tom Hanks Does It Again

…with a little help, but “Sully” hits theatres nationwide on Friday!

09/07/2016

(Photos by Rick Diamond & Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Happy Birthday to These Two!

Can we hope for a collaboration here?

09/04/2016

Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket on the set of the fantasy film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', based on the book by Roald Dahl, 1971.  (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Gene Wilder Movies in Chicago This Weekend

Catch 2 of his classics today & tomorrow only!

09/03/2016

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