190 North: April 23, 2017

190 North
Monday, April 24, 2017

CHICAGO -- ABC 7's 190 NORTH, with host Janet Davies, showcases some of the latest and greatest experiences on Chicago's lifestyle and entertainment scene. This half-hour special airs Sunday, April 23 at 11:00 PM on ABC 7 Chicago. Mark Nilsson and Ji Suk Yi are contributors. The beautiful and newly revamped Navy Pier is the backdrop for this edition of 190 NORTH.

Part 1 of ABC7's 190 North previews Disney's hit Broadway musical, Aladdin; Spies on Chicago's new top secret restaurant, and features spectacular Rolling Stones exhibition at Navy Pier.

190 NORTH takes viewers on a magic carpet ride to Broadway In Chicago's spectacular production of Disney's Aladdin. From the big screen, to the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago theatergoers are the first in the country to experience the thrilling North American touring production of Aladdin, which is launching right here in the Windy City.

Part 2 of ABC7's 190 North previews Disney's hit Broadway musical, Aladdin; Spies on Chicago's new top secret restaurant, and features spectacular Rolling Stones exhibition at Navy Pier.

Next, 190 embarks on a stealth mission to learn more about a top secret restaurant for wanna be spies and foodies alike - Safehouse. A themed restaurant dedicated to all things spy-related, viewers will get intelligence on the tasty food, multiple bars, dance floor, lounge and fun experienced by those visitors who are able to crack the secret password!

If your weakness is sweetness, then 190 NORTH'S visit to three Chicago bakeries putting a new spin on a classic cookies, is a must see! Cookie Spin, Warm Belly Bakery, and By the Park Bakery will leave viewers wanting more in 190's Cookie Round-Up.

Part 3 of ABC7's 190 North previews Disney's hit Broadway musical, Aladdin; Spies on Chicago's new top secret restaurant, and features spectacular Rolling Stones exhibition at Navy Pier.

It's a mind-blowing, largest single collection of Rolling Stones memorabilia in the world. 190 takes viewers to Navy Pier for Exhibitionism, that rocks with Stones' art, wild costumes, album cover art, instruments, diaries with set lists and even a replica of the apartment where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first lived. It's a segment rock n' rollers won't want to miss.

Then, 190 checks into Freehand, the trendy new spot located in downtown Chicago where visitors can stay for as low as thirty five dollars! With amazing amenities, great location, and the Broken Shaker Bar (named for one of the top 50 bars in America), this hotel is not making it easy for visitors to leave.

Part 4 of ABC7's 190 North previews Disney's hit Broadway musical, Aladdin; Spies on Chicago's new top secret restaurant, and features spectacular Rolling Stones exhibition at Navy Pier.

Finally, some Chicago dealerships are going full throttle when it comes to awesome amenities. While car shopping at Arlington Lexus you can enjoy watching a movie in their movie theater, a little putt putt on their putting green, and for the kids - an indoor playset!

Rubye Wilson and Holly Grisham are the producers of 190 NORTH.

April 23rd 190 North

A Disney classic hits the Chicago stage... go 'undercover' at a top-secret new Chicago restaurant and nightclub... visit a new breed of bakery that celebrates cookies.. get a tour of what's new at Navy Pier, including a massive tribute to the Rolling Stones and see where really savvy travelers are spending the night here in the Windy City!

SafeHouse Chicago

Move over James Bond! A new generation of spies now have an undercover home in Chicago. Our Mark Nilsson visited SafeHouse Chicago, our very own version of the legendary Milwaukee spy-themed haunt. All spies can come in out of the cold (after passing a clearance test) It's a spy museum filled with artifacts like a piece of the Berlin wall and the flight deck off a real WWII plane. Interactive icons like a Cone of Silence Table and a Stealthy Selfie Booth are just some of the experiences waiting for operatives. Hungry agents have a large choice of burgers, salads, fish, deserts and appetizers along with 2 bars staffed by magician/bartenders. A truly one of a kind experience not to be missed!

SafeHouse Chicago

60 E Ontario

*look for a red door and sign that says International Exports,LTD

Chicago, IL



New Cookie bakeries

We've all heard of chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin, right?... but several enterprising families are 'shaking up' Chicago's cookie selections... by launching a whole new breed of bakery where cookies are 'king'! In Chicago's Northcenter neighborhood, there's "CookieSpin" - a bakery that prides itself on deep dish cookies served warm and in a variety of flavors. Just a little north of there is the bakery "By the Park", in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. This boutique retail outlet stocks its shelves with cookies named after various well known parks. And lastly, there's the "Warm Belly Bakery" in Chicago's West Loop that serves a pound cookie that is made to share or eat all by yourself.


4350 N Leavitt St

Chicago, IL 60618



Warm Belly Bakery

1148 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 265-0780


By the Park

2342 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 585-7553



The musical inspired by the classic Disney movie opened on Broadway back in 2014... now, for the first time.. a North American tour of the Tony-nominated show has launched! Audiences in Chicago are the first to see the tour! Adam Jacobs, the original Aladdin from the Broadway production heads up this touring cast at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Aladdin will be in Chicago until September 10th

For tickets:


or visit the box office:

Cadillac Palace Theatre

151 West Randolph


(312) 384-1502

What's New at Navy Pier

Boasting shops, great food and attractions, its no wonder that Navy Pier is the 'top leisure destination in the Midwest'! In fact, 9 million people visit Navy Pier each year. But with a massive renovation still underway, things are changing at this historic pier each day. We decided to 'show off' the latest additions to Navy Pier:

Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue



Brown Sugar Bakery

(773) 224-6262


Tiny Tavern

(312) 374-3923


A Cultural Conversation Mural

*located near the South Window of the new Food Experience

For information about the artist:



*through July 30 2017

For Tickets:


Chicago Children's Museum

(312) 724-0181


Freehand Chicago-190 Big Deal

Freehand Chicago is the country's first hotel/hostel hybrid. This trendy hotel is set in the heart of River North.. and boasts its own nightlife and dining destination... but it also boasts one of the most inexpensive hotel accommodations around. Their Quad Bunk rents for only $35/night! You have your own, bed, locker and breakfast... but share the bunk suite and full bathroom.

Freehand Chicago

19 East Ohio St.

Chicago, IL

(312) 940-3699


Amazing Auto Dealership Amenities

Now, if you're shopping around for a vehicle... you've probably noticed some Chicago car dealerships are 'upping the ante' when it comes to amazing amenities! How about a 50's-style diner, movie theater, golf simulator, fitness center, massage suite and an indoor kiddie playground?! Yep, many of these features sound more like mall destinations, than auto dealer amenities!

Lexus of Arlington

1510 West Dundee Rd

Arlington Heights, IL



Fields Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, RAM

2800 Patriot Blvd

Glenview, IL

(847) 446-5100