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ABC 7 Chicago News this Morning Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with an Eli’s Cheesecake

ABC 7 Chicago News this Morning Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with an Eli’s Cheesecake It was our pleasure to join the ABC 7 Chicago News this Morning Team for the celebration of their 20th Anniversary at the Streetside Studio on State Street on May 1st. Eli’s Marc Schulman and Jeff Klingerman joined Anchors Hosea Sanders, Judy Hsu, Tracy Butler and Roz Varon for this historic event.

Eli’s Marc Schulman celebrates 20 years of Morning News on ABC 7 Chicago with the morning hosts.

Traffic Expert Roz Varon has been with ABC 7 Chicago News this Morning since the beginning–20 years ago. Roz celebrates with the Eli’s Anniversary Cheesecake and fellow anchors, Hosea Sanders, Judy Hsu and Tracy Butler.

One of major fundraisers for the Anti-Cruelty Society is “Bark in the Park” held this year on Saturday,May 2nd. Eli’s Jeff Klingerman and ABC 7″s Roz Varon join representatives of the Anti-Cruelty Society to promote this annual event.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Delighted to Help Welcome ABC 7 Chicago to its new State Street Studio Home

Congratuations to Emily Barr, President and General Manager, and the people of ABC 7 Chicago on the debut of their new State Street Studio.

The site of the studio is already a part of the city’s history. The building originally housed the State Lake Theatre, which opened in 1919. It was designed by Rapp & Rapp architects, who also designed the legendary Chicago Theatre, which is across the street. For more than 60 years the theatre housed live acts and movies before closing in the early 1980′s. It was used as a television studio in 1984 when Oprah Winfrey came to Chicago to host AM Chicago, which soon became The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Chicago Theatre marquis welcomes the new ABC 7 State Street Studio

No celebration in Chicago is complete without an Eli’s Cheesecake,,.. and this event was worthy of a very large Eli’s Cheesecake. Here Eli’s, Maureen Schulman, Marc Bouchard, Anthony, Chef Tonya Deiotte and Mike Neuhaus are joined by ABC 7 anchors, Alan Krashesky, Sylvia Perez and Linda Yu.

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Roz Varon and the ABC7 Chicago Morning Show Visit the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

Over 200 students, faculty and staff of the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences had a sleep-over at the school on Thursday, October 6th so they could welcome Roz Varon and the ABC7 Chicago Morning Show to CHSAS at 5am on Friday. ABC7 has a new segment called “School Days” and it was an honor for CHSAS to be only the second school visited.

Over the two hours of the show, Roz was able to highlight the unique agricultural programs of the school, from horticulture to animal science and FFA Chapter, and also its sports teams, cheer leaders and active student body.

CHSAS was among the first urban agriculture high school in the country and it is great to highlight its accomplishments over the first 20 years of its history.

Roz had a great audience as students spent the night at CHSAS so they were ready for the 5am broadcast.

Roz received a floral display created by Brittany Kee just in time for her birthday.

Roz Varon is thanked for her support of CHSAS by Lucille Shaw, Master Ag Teacher, and Principal Dave Gilligan

School Days: Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences



ABC7′s Roz Varon and the Morning show visited the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences at the AG School. The AG School was the first urban, college prep agricultural high school in the nation. The magnet school attracts students from across the city. The AG School opened in 1985 with a freshman class of 110 students. The school is located on the “Last Farm in Chicago” (the Farm in the Zoo in Lincoln Park Zoo is not a “working” farm).

The history of the AG School actually began in 1852 when the Chicago Board of Education purchased this farmland for just 50 cents an acre. This was before this area was a part of Chicago.

Dutch settlers leased this farmland from the Chicago Board of Education, and the same family farmed the land since 1963, remaining for a few years after the school opened in 1985.

The railroad came in 1873 and Mount Greenwood cemetery was established in 1879. More local cemeteries were established in the early 1900′s, and busses, pulled by white horses, would transport the mourners to local cemeteries. Stores, restaurants, and saloons opened up to cater to the funeral goers. The village grew, and the Mount Greenwood community was annexed onto the City of Chicago In 1927.

Chicago AG is the only school in Chicago with a veterinarian on staff. Daisy the calf was born last year, the first calf born in Chicago in 50 years. Cotton, the baby lamb, was born last week. The school barn is home to a variety of animals, including cows, pigs, sheep, and a horse.

Corey Flournoy, a 1992 graduate of CHSAS, was the first African American elected to the presidency of the National FFA Organization, the largest student leadership organization in the world, with membership of 450,000.

The AG School was the first urban, college prep agricultural high school in the nation. The school has been visited by board members and dignitaries from every state, and many countries, which look to establish a secondary agricultural program. While many schools offer agricultural courses, in this school every student majors in agriculture.

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