Michael Mikrut

I am retired from Northeastern Illinois University where I worked for 30 years as an Assistant Auditorium Technical Director. Currently I am a public access producer, freelance videographer, photographer, web page designer and musician. I enjoy music and movies. I am married, a father of four and grandfather of seven. I am a big Beatles fan and record collector.

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Photos From The Joliet Rocket Train Excursion

Photos From The Joliet Rocket Train Excursion

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here are some photos from the Joliet Rocket Train Excursion that I went on in June of 2017

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The Joliet Rocket Train Excursion

The Joliet Rocket Train Excursion

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here is a video that I recorded and edited of the Nickel Plate Road 765 run by that was part of the Joliet Rocket Train excursion.  This coincides with my photos that were published in the August issue of People and Places Newspaper.

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Icebox Derby 2017

Icebox Derby 2017

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here is a promo piece that was video recorded and edited by the ComEd team which sponsors the Icebox Derby.  The event took place on August 12, 2017 in downtown Chicago at the Daley Plaza. I did attend the Build Day on August 10th. and I will be posting the photos and videos that I […]

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Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall Meeting

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

On June 12, 2017 there was a town hall meeting held in Franklin Park at the Franklin Park Community Center located at 9560 Franklin Avenue.  The event ran from 6:30pm until 8:30pm.  The event was free and open to  the public.  In attendance was Senator Don Harmon, Representative Kathy Willis and Representative Camille Lilly.  Here […]

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The Underpass Lounge Car Show

The Underpass Lounge Car Show

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Village of Franklin Park co-sponsored a car show with the Underpass  Lounge on June 11, 2017.  Many cars were on display for the community to see.  There was also a D. J. to provide  entertainment and delicious  food being served fresh off the grill.  Here are some photos from the event.

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Railroad Day in Franklin Park 2017

Railroad Day in Franklin Park 2017

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here are many photos of Franklin Park’s Railroad Day 2017.

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The Buddy Rich Big Band with Gregg Potter and featuring Cathy Rich

The Buddy Rich Big Band with Gregg Potter and featuring Cathy Rich

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here is a video that I recorded with my #iOgrapher and iPhone of  The Buddy Rich Big Band with Gregg Potter and featuring Cathy Rich.

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The Buddy Rich Big Band with Gregg Potter and featuring Cathy Rich

The Buddy Rich Big Band with Gregg Potter and featuring Cathy Rich

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Franklin Park’s Jazz Night also featured The Buddy Rich Big Band with Gregg Potter and featuring Cathy Rich (Buddy Rich’s daughter on vocals).  Here are some photos from that performance.

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Jazz Night in Franklin Park – Bobby Lewis Quintet featuring Olejo Poveda

Jazz Night in Franklin Park – Bobby Lewis Quintet featuring Olejo Poveda

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here are some additional photos from Jazz Night in Franklin Park featuring The Bobby Lewis Quintet with Olejo Poveda.

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Franklin Park’s Memorial Day Ceremony 2017

Franklin Park’s Memorial Day Ceremony 2017

| July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here are more pictures that I took at the Franklin Park Memorial Day Ceremony.

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