Ted Nugent Comes To Town For Ma
At a special ceremony on August 1st at Durty Nellie’s in
Palatine, Ted Nugent will appear to help
commemorate his late mother, Marion “Ma” Nugent.
Nugent is already in the area for a concert at the
Genesee Theatre in Waukegan that night, but will appear
at 5 p.m. in P-Town literally for a monumental
dedication. Ma was an *Illinois Entertainer* columnist
in the ’80s, answering all sorts of queries (rock
trivia, matters of the heart, Ted stuff) in “Ma Nugent’s
Mail” and was omnipresent at gigs and events.
Family friend Eric Kinkel has spent a number of years
organizing this memorial (a four-ton statue), enlisting
the help of Nellie’s owner Mark Dolezal and Palatine
mayor Rita Mullins.