Joe has been doing radio for 32 years and teams with Ramonski Luv for "The Real Show" week-day evenings on V-103. He also does the "Back in the Day" show on Saturday evenings from 5 to10pm.
He is a native Chicagoan who graduated from Farragut High School on the West-side and Daley College on the South-side where he received his Associate of Arts Degree. Joe then moved to DeKalb where he earned his Bachelors in Radio, Television and Film at Northern Illinois University.
Joe has been married to wife Darlene for 18 years. They have 2 daughters and a son. Sonia, Samantha and Sonny. They also have 2 dogs. Katie and BJ.
Aside from his family and radio, baseball is his passion. He plays for The Angels (38's) and Braves (48's) of The Roy Hobbs League. He has won National Championships with teams out of Dallas and Memphis.
Joe teaches Announcing and History of Radio at Kennedy King College. He is also the Lector Coordinator at St. Leonard's Church in Berwyn, Illinois.
Joe's favorite movie is The Godfather. His favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs. His favorite musical groups are Santana and Steely Dan and his favorite color is blue. He's also quite fond of leopard print.
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The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry’s plan to hike admission fees — for most by about $2 — won first-round approval Wednesday morning from the city.
The nearly 10 percent fee hike for admission fees for locals was approved by the Chicago Park District Board’s Programs and Recreation Committee during a morning meeting. A full board vote - necessary because the museums sit on park district property - is expected Wednesday afternoon, and the new admission fees would take effect in the coming weeks.
Those living outside of Illinois would see the biggest jump — of $5 — in admission to the Art Institute with student and senior admission going up to $17, while adult admission would climb to $23, according to the park district. Illinois residents would see their rates go up by $2, too, to $14 for seniors and students and $20 for adults. And Chicago residents would see rates go up by $2 with seniors and students paying $12 and adults $18, under the plan.
Children under 14 would continue to get in to the Art Institute for free.
If the plan wins final approval later Wednesday, the increase would kick in Feb. 1. At the Museum of Science and Industry, general admission costs would go up the most — $3 — for adults and seniors living outside the city. Adults would pony up $18 and senior citizens would pay $17 as part of the schedule of fee hikes.