SEEN ON THE SCENE: The one-and-only Chelsea Handler will be in Chicago on Friday, hosting a luncheon at the Langham Chicago hotel to benefit the Karam Foundation. The Netflix chatfest host and author is a longtime supporter of the non-profit organization, which is committed to building a better future for Syria — focusing on youth educational programs, aid to families in the war region and funding various sustainable development projects. … The lavender-coiffed Kelly Osbourne was spied dining Saturday evening at the Beatrix Streeterville, seeming to really enjoy the eatery’s lemon ricotta ravioli. … The amazing Tony Bennett celebrates his 91st birthday on Aug. 3 — the day before he returns to the Ravinia Festival for his 30th time. The music legend has performed at the North Shore summer music venue since 1984. … Attention small-business owners! In honor of Small Business Week, there will be a chance for small businesses to try out for CNBC’s “The Profit.” It all takes place Tuesday at Studio Xfinity, 901 W. Weed in Lincoln Park — with CNBC’s small biz reporter Kate Rogers moderating a panel featuring a past company from “The Profit,” along with Julianna Reed, the winner of the network’s competition series “The Partner.” For more info go to smallbizcelebration.com/chicago … Kudos to jazz legend Ramsey Lewis, who will receive the first-ever lifetime achievement award at the Merit School of Music gala Thursday evening at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel — where philanthropists Joe and Madeleine Glossberg also will be honored for their contributions to the arts and arts education.
On the town: Chelsea Handler, Kelly Osbourne, Ramsey Lewis
Gaudette, who hasn’t played since Nov. 9, entered this season with high hopes but never found a consistent spot in the lineup.
Dan Hampton, the former Bears defensive lineman who became a Pro Football Hall of Famer, was arrested late Saturday on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Winfield, Ind., the Lake County, Ind., Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday night.
The Hawks rallied from two goals down Friday to beat the Blues 3-2 in overtime, allowing only nine shots on goal after the first intermission.
There are Big Ten teams that just has a way of making their rivals all kinds of miserable on the last Saturday of November.
City officials, ‘prepared to take action’ after discovery of omicron variant, urge more people to get vaccinated
The latest variant identified in South Africa should encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, city officials said.