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80’s Arcades’ Resurgence In Chicago

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 | 0 comments

80’s Arcades’ Resurgence In Chicago

Ms. Pac-Man suffers an untimely death at the hands of a blue-clad ghost, but A.J. Matthews doesn’t seem too upset by his failure to navigate the pellet-filled maze without smacking into a homicidal spectre. Instead, Matthews turns around and admires the glowing lights and bleeps and bloops that emanate from a couple dozen arcade machines crowded into the backroom of Logan Hardware....

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It Wasn’t the Pit Bull, It Was the Piranha

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 | 0 comments

It Wasn’t the Pit Bull, It Was the Piranha

A little girl is recovering at a hospital after she apparently stuck her hand into the family fish tank and a piranha bit off the tip of her finger this week at their Maine Township home. The parents suddenly heard their daughter start crying and rushed over to find her finger bleeding. They became frantic when they found the child’s fingertip was severed and automatically believed the...

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BMW Tops Jag and Mercedes

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 | 0 comments

BMW Tops Jag and Mercedes

Hopefully he took the renter’s insurance option. The SUV was on the third floor of a parking garage around 11:15 a.m. at 20 E. Randolph St. when the driver suddenly hit the gas, said Vicky Baftiri, who witnessed the incident. The car flew through some wires and launched into the air, landing on top of a Jaguar and Mercedes. The crash happened on the same floor as an Enterprise Rent-A-Car....

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Pride Parade Route Lengthened

Posted by on Jun 19, 2012 | 0 comments

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, said organizers knew...

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Rooftops, Patios, and Beer Gardens

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012 | 0 comments

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 cold draft beer is calling YOUR name… Grab some bucks, your friends, your...

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