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2017 WGN-TV Back to School Kids Fair

Each passing day in August brings us one day closer to that most bittersweet of late-summer events: the first day of school. For Chicago students, one of  the surest signs that the school year is around the corner is the WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair. Every summer, WGN’s Fair gives Chicago families a little extra help in getting ready to go back to school. Local business are on hand to give out free…

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Windy City Smokeout is Back!

One of our favorite events of the summer will be back in Chicago next weekend. The Windy City Smokeout is a celebration of country music, BBQ cooking and beer, and it’s a rollicking good time. We’re excited to partner with Samsung and return as a sponsor for the third year running. All weekend long, fest-goers can rock out to country hits by more than thirty artists, including headliners Jake Owen, Kip Moore,…

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Out With Cameras, In With…Smartphones?

Smartphones are slowly becoming the go-to electronic for everything on-the-go.  They have become everything from a cell phone, to a music player to a hand held video game console.  What they also have become is the perfect instant camera.  Smartphones are gaining ground as photo and video capture devices, said a study by The NPD Group.  According to the NPD Group, 27 percent of all still and video images were captured on smartphones this year.…

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This Holiday Season, Finish It All With A Grin

Reverend John Cusick from Chicago’s Old St. Patrick’s Church (not to be confused with another Chicago icon: John Cusack) used his Sunday sermon to share his goal of spreading a few grins outside the church.  Since this is the holiday season, many people will be visiting retail locations in search of the great present for that special someone.  It was in Reverend Cusick’s sermon stated simply, “I will change the face of Retail America.”…

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WGN Features Abt Father’s Day Gifts

Josh Davis, a salesman here at Abt, visited Chicago’s WGN station this week to talk about some great gift ideas for Father’s day.  Find out what’s hot and perfect that’ll surely please dad. The following is a list of all the products featured in the segment: Weber 3 Piece Stainless Steel Tool Set $29 Krups Beertender Home Beer-Tap System Keg Cooler $99 HP Photosmart C310a Premium e-All-In-One Printer $149 Polk Audio outdoor speakers $149 Ray-Ban Aviator…

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Adler Planetarium Gets Technical With Space

Chicago’s very own Adler Planetarium and its brand new Grainger Sky Theater are about to show us what 64 megapixel images look like on a big screen. Described as the “largest single seamless digital image in the world,” 20 projectors inside the planetarium will be hooked up to 45 computers processing data for various images and should provide some incredible images of our universe, all in one convenient location. The press release…

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NBC Chicago is Green With Abt

Abt’s ongoing green efforts are showcased on NBC Chicago’s article, “Is It Possible to Live Off the Electrical Grid?”.   If you are a frequent visitor to our blog, you are well aware of our efforts to make this world a little greener. Most recently we installed a Windspire in the front of our store. Every day our 350,000 plus square foot complex is powered from the hours of 9 am- 6…

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TRiK Out Your Tunes

Sony has a fun, affordable docking station for your iPod or iPhone.  Called the Sony TRik iPod dock, the unit works just as any docking station where you can plug in, charge and play your iPod.  The interesting thing about this is that it comes with four interchangeable graphics allowing you to find your own unique style.  If you don’t like the images the unit comes with, Sony works with the website…

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