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Pretty Late’s Budget Crisis Corner

With a heavy heart I must inform you that we will be launching a new segment on “Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez” WGN Radio. We are hosting “Budget Crisis Corner” every Friday until Illinois has a budget. Or, until I can’t afford my therapist’s co-pay.…

Illinois in Crisis

Before Governor Rauner presented his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly, I talked to Representatives Stephanie Kifowit and John Cabello to get their insight on where the state is headed without a budget.

Pretty Late Conversation About The Passing of Justice Scalia and New Music Monday with Molehill

Our 2/15/16 Broadcast was filled with conversation, music, laughter, and pizza! WGN Radio

Women in Comedy on Pretty Late WGN Radio 720 AM

On Friday night’s show we talked to Caroline Sabatier and Victoria Elena Nones about Women in Comedy and the recent Chicago Tribune article about sexual harassment and assault. I invited writer Elliott Serrano and comedian Dwayne Kennedy to join the conversation Listen to Patti’s conversation…

Why I Fight

April 3, 2015 was world Autism Day. I dressed my boys in blue shirts and I pulled out one of my many blue dresses. That’s about it. I didn’t post anything on social media. I didn’t install any blue lights. I didn’t go out of…

I’m Alright Daddy

My dad loved baseball. I grew up listening to stories about Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner. He never saw any of them play but he knew their stats and lives as though he had been to every game. He taught me how to…

Spread the Word to End the Word

My sophomore year of high school I got into a fistfight with a boy. Fistfight might be an over statement. It was more shoving, kicking and wrestling. When we each ended up headlocks, someone split us up. Later, to diminish the fact that he got…

Riding with Tim Wilson

For several years I was lucky enough to perform with the Bob and Tom Comedy All Stars. We travelled all over the country appearing in theaters, arenas and concert venues in front of amazing audiences. Every night was like comedy camp and I giggled like…

WGN RADIO

Coming up tonight WGN Radio 720 AM 11pm – 2am: Special Olympics President Chicago Jen Kramer will be in studio to tell this about this year’s Polar Plunge record breaking success and how cool Jimmy Fallon is, Sketch Comedy Troupe The Comic Thread performs bedtime…

WGN RADIO 720 AM Sundays

This Sunday is already shaping up to be a fun show! State Senator Dan Kotowski joins me for his segment “It Ought to be a Law.” Last week’s winner received a 25 dollar gift certificate to Lou Malnati’s for recommending a law to enforce movie…