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Chicago Beer Festival 2013

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 | 0 comments

Chicago Beer Festival 2013

It’s about time to start planning some fun to pull us out of the dead of winter. How about the Chicago Beer Festival on March 30 at Union Station, for starters? The Chicago Beer Festival returns to Union Station, featuring dozens of domestic and international breweries, sampling their fall seasonal beers. The fall beer festival will have two sessions, 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm. Admission...

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Suite Rest Coming to O’Hare

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 | 0 comments

Suite Rest Coming to O’Hare

Between the throngs of travelers and frequent delays, flying in or out of O’Hare can make a traveler feel like they need a good nap. Now they can have one without leaving the airport. Up to 29 suites will include a daybed/sofa, desk, television and a computer with Internet access. They also have individual thermostast and adjustable sound suppression systems. An hour will cost $30, or...

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Parking Panda

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Parking Panda

Parking Panda, a new service that allows drivers to list their empty spaces and others to rent them as needed, is looking to solve the problem of an ever-increasing shortage of parking spaces nationwide. By compiling a network of unused parking spaces, Parking Panda provides drivers with a list of available spots, allowing them to reserve and pay online. Anyone using the service can register an...

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Been Caught Stealin’

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 | 0 comments

Been Caught Stealin’

Who says ALL Black Friday shoppers behave badly? Three bystanders helped a crime victim when they chased a parolee accused of snatching a woman’s purse and then trapped him in the back seat of a cab on Michigan Avenue until police arrived. One of the good Samaritans, Mike Hochhauser, 31, said he didn’t hesitate to chase Richard D. Mendoza, 31, once he stepped out of his building and...

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Local 101 Brings iPods, iTunes, Visa Gift Cards, Adam Carolla, Casinos and Prison Together

Posted by on Oct 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Local 101 Brings iPods, iTunes, Visa Gift Cards, Adam Carolla, Casinos and Prison Together

Adam Carolla was a hit in Joliet at the Rialto Square Theatre.  It was a packed house, people were drinking and laughing and WINNING. Adam Carolla did about 90 minutes on stage and stuck around afterward to meet Q101’s meet and greet winners. Ace also ventured into the lobby where hundreds of fans lined up to say hello and get a picture and authograph. Carolla probably spent a good hour or...

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Haunted Chicago Restaurants

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Haunted Chicago Restaurants

Fear not, these apparitions have never been known to injure anyone. Scare the pants off, perhaps, but never to hurt. While pop-up, Halloween-themed amusement parks and “haunted” houses proliferate the Chicago scene this time of year, why not skip the hoopla and try your hand at witnessing the “real” thing — all while knocking back a beer and chowing on some grub?...

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