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In a bid to fill its post-baseball programming void, the Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network is partnering with the Chicago Bears on a half-hour program, “Bear Essentials,” that will be followed each week by a days-old, two-hour edit of the football team’s previous game.



a group of people playing football on a field: Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) looks for an open receiver during the second quarter against the Buccaneers at Soldier Field.


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Bears quarterback Nick Foles (9) looks for an open receiver during the second quarter against the Buccaneers at Soldier Field.

The two schedule additions will debut Wednesday on Marquee, the TV platform launched as primary home of Cubs baseball earlier this year by the team and Sinclair Broadcast Group.

“Bear Essentials” is slated for 7 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. by the abridged version of the Bears’ 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers from six nights earlier with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call.

Typically, Marquee said, the Bears shows will run on Tuesday evenings.

“Bear Essentials” will

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Dynegy today announced a $50,000 donation to the Chicago Urban League, aimed at ensuring access to quality education. The donation will directly fund the Chicago Urban League’s Youth Services Center (formerly the Center for Student Development), which offers services and programs to help students thrive academically and, ultimately, professionally.

“In this moment, we must acknowledge that fundamental building blocks – like a good education – are out of reach for too many people. As a corporation, Vistra is determined to be part of the solution,” said Curt Morgan, president and CEO of Vistra. “Vistra and our team at Dynegy are fully committed to strengthening the communities we serve. For us, that means driving inclusion, promoting equity, and investing in the organizations that serve as a springboard for the next generation of diverse, American leaders.”

Dynegy’s donation will advance the Chicago Urban League’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)

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CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –Dynegy today announced a $50,000 donation to the Chicago Urban League, aimed at ensuring access to quality education. The donation will directly fund the Chicago Urban League’s Youth Services Center (formerly the Center for Student Development), which offers services and programs to help students thrive academically and, ultimately, professionally.

“In this moment, we must acknowledge that fundamental building blocks – like a good education – are out of reach for too many people. As a corporation, Vistra is determined to be part of the solution,” said Curt Morgan, president and CEO of Vistra. “Vistra and our team at Dynegy are fully committed to strengthening the communities we serve. For us, that means driving inclusion, promoting equity, and investing in the organizations that serve as a springboard for the next generation of diverse, American leaders.” 

Dynegy’s donation will advance the Chicago Urban League’s STEAM

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Judy, Judy, Judy! Musical theater legend Goodspeed Musicals will be the regional presenter for the Sunday, Oct. 11, virtual concert event “Get Happy: Angela Ingersoll Sings Judy Garland,” streaming live from Chicago at 7 p.m.

Ingersoll celebrates Judy Garland with virtuosic vocals, passionate storytelling and humor. Her two-hour concert (similar to one seen on PBS) features a six-piece orchestra and classic songs including “Over the Rainbow,” “The Trolley Song,” “Get Happy” and “The Man That Got Away.”


Goodspeed’s Executive Director Michael

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Chicago Philharmonic’s 31st Season: Together safely brings beloved symphonic and chamber music to Chicagoans of all ages and backgrounds in virtual Fall “Hear it Together” series and two socially-distanced, outdoor chamber concerts.

To stay connected to our friends and communities, this fall we will showcase three treasured performances from our archives for our “Hear it Together” series, hosted by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Scott Speck. The fall lineup features digital events of Sonorous Earth (October 4), The Dream (November 1), and David Perry + Friends (December 6) at 4 PM. Each virtual event will include live commentary between host, Scott Speck, and co hosts: Augusta Read Thomas, Nick Pupillo, and David Perry throughout their respective concert.

Programming this fall will not only place the observer onstage, right in the middle of the action, during the virtual event but they will have digital access to the event’s recording for 24-hours.

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