A party broke out today in Wrigleyville

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for INSIDE THE IVY LOGO.jpgWhile the Cubs were away in Hollywood, a little TV personality came to Wrigleyville.

And as she stood next to several Chicago firefighters while welcoming a crowd of several hundred, The Food Network’s queen of convenient cooking, Rachael Ray, looked tiny! 

Standing up on a cherry picker, firefighters Jon Algas, Greg Keenan and Sam Holloway

Rachel1.jpghelped Ray–armed with a megaphone and wearing a firehelmet–usher in the crowd accompanied by a loud sound of a fire engine horn. A news helicopter circled high above.

All along Sheffield and Waveland avenues, Ray was hosting  “Rachael Big Block Party” complete with food tents, ferris wheel and a performance by Kool & the Gang.

Seen noshing near the Frontera Grill tent: Bill and Giuliana Rancic. Bill is known by most “The Apprentice” Season One, and his wife is a host on E! News.

Helping coordinate the event was Chicago Events, the same outfit that helps the Cubs put on the annual Race to Wrigley 5K.

–Mike Huang

photos by Kelsey Peters




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