Illinois alums and expats host happy hour for tornado relief tonight

Union Pub Union Pub (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

On Sunday, Tornadoes with winds up to 190 miles per hour swept through Illinois, leaving a wide path of destruction and killing six people. Today, a group of Prairie State expats and alumni groups are coming together at Capitol Hill's Union Pub to raise money for the Central Illinois Red Cross's relief efforts.

Alumni from Bradley University, Eureka College, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois will join the Illinois State Society and the D.C. Bears Fans at the bar, which will donate 10 percent of all food and drink sales to the Red Cross. Attendees are asked to give $20 to the Red Cross at the door.

The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m., and happy hour specials include $3 mixed drinks, $12 Bud Light pitchers and $20 buckets of seasonal beer.

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.

goingoutguide

going-out-guide

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Entertainment
Next Story
Macy Freeman · November 22, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.