- Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office to be out in force during Thanksgiving holiday
- Wallace co-sponsors bill to increase minimum wage
- Stadelman’s measure to prevent layoffs passes state Senate
- More than 46 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving, most since 2007
- Parks and recreation vital to a stronger Illinois, report shows
- Illinois home sales see slight gain in October
- Rockford Rescue Mission on the front lines of battling war on homelessness
- Rockford Area Economic Development Council’s annual meeting highlights tech revolution
- NIU’s Dan Gebo named ‘Illinois Professor of the Year’
- ‘Botanicas de la Villita’ filmmakers featured in free lecture at Rockford Art Museum tonight
Pro Baseball: Bus trip to historic Wrigley Field set for June 23
By Doug Halberstadt
I know we just wrapped up Mother’s Day, and for most people it’s a tad bit early to start thinking about what to get dad for Father’s Day. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind planning ahead, I’ve found the perfect gift for dear ol’ dad. If he’s a baseball fan, he’s going to love this; if he’s a Cubs fan, he’s really, really going to love this.
Rockford’s own Canterbury Books and Tours is taking a bus trip into historic Wrigley Field Saturday, June 23. When the tour arrives at the corner of Clark and Addison, there won’t be any Cubs game to watch. But don’t worry, dad’s not going to be disappointed.
Instead, participants will get the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of Wrigley Field that is usually reserved for the players and other VIPs. They’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the dugout, clubhouse, dressing room, skybox and press box. The highlight of the tour will be the opportunity to walk out onto the field and stand in the spots where Cubs legends Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ron Santo once stood.
The cost of the trip is $85 per person and includes round-trip transportation, the Wrigley Field tour and lunch at Harry Caray’s Tavern.
If this sounds better than the customary tie or power tool, you can get more information directly from Canterbury Books and Tours at (815) 398-1454 or by e-mailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
From the May 16-22, 2012, issue