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Jennifer Hudson Toy Drive 2012 with WGN & Abt!

On November 23rd, WGN TV and Abt Electronics are teaming up for WGN’s 10th annual Toy Drive.  Once again, WGN is partnering with the Jennifer Hudson Foundation in Honor of Julian King.  WGN will be on location in the morning on November 23rd at Abt Electronics to promote the special event. Come that day and bring an unwrapped toy and receive a free $20 gift card from Abt.  Limit one per household.  If you can’t…

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Abt Electronics at WGN Kid’s Day Fair

It’s that time of year again.  Summer is beginning to wind down and parent’s need to start getting school supplies to prepare for the impending school year.  Abt and WGN have teamed up once again to celebrate at Chicago’s Kid’s Day Fair. Image courtesy of WGN News Abt was handing out rulers, pencils, pens, backpacks and  squeezable Abt Truck toys all to help promote excitment for the upcoming school year.  The parents…

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Safely Securing Your Television Set

Since October of 2011, four children were killed due to improperly installing or setting TV sets.  Steve Shapiro, sales manager at Abt Electronics in Glenview, Ill. told USA Today, “TVs often are more dangerous:  A 32-inch tube TV weighs about (150lbs), while a new 32-inch flat screen weighs (20lbs).  The safest place for a TV, he says, is bolted to an adequately sized stand or strapped or mounted on a wall 5 feet up…

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WGN & Abt Toy Drive 2011

This Thursday, December 1st, 2011 WGN TV and Abt Electronics are teaming up for WGN’s 9th annual Toy Drive. Once again, WGN is partnering with the Jennifer Hudson Foundation in Honor of Julian King.  WGN will be on location in the morning at Abt Electronics to promote the special event. We are open from 9am-9pm, so all day tomorrow, if you come in and donate a toy, you will receive a free,…

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Abt is A Green Giant in the Retail World

Abt Electronics and their Green initiatives were featured on the WGN News Monday, September 21. If you missed it, view the segment here. In it, Mike Abt spoke about the West School in Glencoe, our recycling center and the steps that Abt takes everyday to make their environmental impact as small as possible. Recently, Abt installed solar panels on the roof of West School. Abt has begun to install solar panels and windmills…

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Abt's Making News at the WGN Back to School Kids Fair

It wasn’t a typical day at the WGN studios, in Chicago, on Friday. Rather, it was all fun and games for the Back to School Kids Fair. Abt’s own, Josh Davis, was in attendance to join in on the fun and showcase the Wii Sports Resort on one of our beautiful Sony TVs. He had a blast with all of the kids showing them all of the great back to school electronics…

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