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Pride Parade Route Lengthened

The Chicago Gay Pride Parade’s attendance continues to escalate year after year. For 2012, there will be less parade entries, but a longer route to accommodate all the revelers. Sunday’s celebration, which begins at noon, will include the Uptown neighborhood, and extend an additional five blocks in the name of safety and crowd control. Alderman Tom Tunney, 44th,…

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Rooftops, Patios, and Beer Gardens

There’s no place like the city on a balmy summer evening. The soft breeze blowing in from the lake behaves as if it were Mother Nature’s own air conditioner. The city lights all aglow and sounds of life practically beg one to remain outdoors to enjoy this all too short season of beauty. An icy…

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Lucky Motorcyclist Survives 40-foot Fall

Evidently his number was not up. First, he slams into a concrete divider wall going 60 to 70 m.p.h. Then he flies off the cycle over a 40-foot ramp and LANDS ON HIS FEET on the embankment. Doing that, however, he shattered both of his thigh bones. Yesterday, the Chicago man was traveling south on…

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Kermit’s Deviant Kinfolk–Uncensored

Few things in life are certain, but this is: You’ll never hear the Muppets swear. When late Muppet co-creator Jim Henson was alive, he and puppeteer Frank Oz amused themselves and crew members by ad-libbing during rehearsals and between takes on TV and film shoots. “I can’t be specific, but I can tell you that…

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Soooo Busted

If awards were given for “Dumb Things to Say to a Cop”, Martin Johnson would be a shoo-in. Speeding past a police station was only the beginning of Martin Johnson’s problems, authorities say. He almost hit a squad car pulling out of the station, reeked of booze when he was finally stopped by the police…

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Gun Toting Tyke Drops Her Weapon

We are not talking about a Daisy Red Ryder bb gun. Not a Super Soaker. We are talking about a 9mm handgun containing eight live rounds. Police pulled over a car on Chicago’s West side because they saw children inside that were not either strapped into a car seat or wearing a seat belt, CBS Chicago…

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Taste of Chicago 2012

Are you disappointed the Taste of Chicago will only be held for five days this year? Five days, down from 10 in previous years, and considerably smaller. Thursday, the city released the names of this year’s restaurants; there will be 37 full-time participants this year, down from 57 a year ago. Which means 20 restaurants…

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WWII Grenades in Lakeview

Was it from a collection? Leftovers? Secret arsenal? Several building in the Lakeview neighborhood were evacuated yesterday after bomb and arson investigators found three live grenades in one of the buildings, police said. Officials had called for a hazardous materials response to the 900 block of West Newport Avenue after investigators found the World War II-era…

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World’s Largest Block Party

No, it’s not a Lego party. The two-night, two-block party is allegedly one of the top spots for Chicago singles, as Oprah has claimed it has produced more than 70 marriages after couples met there and later married. Attendance reaches about 20,000 each year, the organizers said.   If you go: When: June 29-30 Where:…

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Clothing Still Required at Naked Pizza

Low in fat and calories plus delicious pizza in the same sentence? You bet! Naked Pizza, based in New Orleans, is moving in to Chicago. Naked Pizza’s first location is due to open May 30 at 953 W. Diversey Pkwy. in Lincoln Park. It’s one of eight to ten locations in the plans for the…

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