Windy City Weekend: Woman-owned construction company and Frank Sinatra's Chicago restaurant visit

Val lost her 2022 Super Bowl bet with Ryan!

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Friday, March 4, 2022
Windy City Weekend: Host Chat
Val and Ryan talked about their Super Bowl bet, public bathroom stalls and a step-sister surrogate.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- This week on Windy City Weekend, Val stayed true to her word and wore a ridiculous costume on-air after losing a Super Bowl bet! Plus, what stall do you use when you go to public bathrooms? A new poll said the stall furthest from the door is the most popular. Val and Ryan also discuss if a man is wrong for wanting to conceive a baby with his step sister and surrogate, the "old-fashioned" way.

Pink Hard Hatz

Pink Hard Hatz Construction is a woman-owned Chicago construction company.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up just under 11% of construction workers. Chicagoan Sashe Ivy is hoping to diversify this field here in Chicago.

"I was sitting in a meeting once again, it was all male contractors. And I thought about how females can do this," Ivy said.

Ivy owns the construction company Pink Hard Hatz Construction. Pink Hard Hatz Construction is a full-service licensed and bonded construction company.

"I always have work coming because what I'm finding out is that people, especially women and seniors, want to see a woman. They're tired of being taken advantage of," Ivy said.

Ivy has partnered with the nonprofit organization Chicago Women in Trades, which helps women learn different trades. The founder says her goal is for Pink Hard Hatz Construction to be in all 50 states.

La Scarola: Chicago's hidden history

Here are the new movies you should spend your money on.

Chicago has many hidden histories and Ryan has been finding and sharing those stories with us! Co-owner of La Scarola, Joey Mondelli, sat down with Ryan to chat about time Frank Sinatra came into his classic Italian restaurant with a good friend, Tom Dreesen. But Frank Sinatra is not the only celebrity to enjoy a meal at La Scarola, and Joey has the pictures to prove it! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Joey has endless stories to share!

For more on La Scarola, visit It's located at 721 West Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654.

Spend or Save?

Here are the new movies you should spend your money on.

The Batman - SPEND

Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz star in the reboot of the Batman franchise.

Shining Vale - SAVE

Starz limited horror comedy series starring Courtney Cox, Greg Kinnear, Mira Sorvino and Judith Light.


JOE vs CAROLE is a limited drama series starring Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin and John Cameron Mitchell as the "Tiger King," aka Joe Exotic.

After Yang - SPEND

Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith are parents in a futuristic world where robotic children are purchased as live-in babysitters