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The Reason for Memorial Day

Looking for excitement and fun this upcoming weekend? Cookouts, parties, celebrations! How about spending some time Memorial Day the way it was intended? Memorial Day is a day to remember those who served, fought, and died in defense of America.  Within Chicago there are more than 30 war memorials located throughout the city, giving visitors…

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Make Other Plans NATO Summit Weekend

Don’t plan to ponder the Seurat painting during the NATO summit weekend. Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and the Art Institute of Chicago will close for three days during the NATO summit weekend. Due to the closure of Lake Shore Drive early Saturday, May 19 until the Monday, May 21 evening rush hour, as well as parking restrictions at Museum Campus, Shedd…

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Pumpkins at Metro

Thursday, June 14, 2012 THE METRO!   Benefiting Chicago Cubs Charities and Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later, the fundraiser will feature an ensemble of comedy and a variety of acts with performances by The Smashing Pumpkins,  The Figgs,  Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents,  members of Buffalo Tom, and the Hot Stove All-Stars with actors and comedians Mike…

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Mamma’s Day Gifts She Will Love

Your mother loves you in spite of who you are. Getting her a card and gift for Mother’s Day this weekend will prove to HER how much you love her back. Flowers or candy are certainly nice, to be sure, but it demonstrates just how unoriginal you are with your gift choices. Show her how…

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Air Guitar Like THE CHAMPION

He is barbaric. His long hair hangs past his shoulders. His beard is unkempt. He chugs from a drinking horn and spits at the crowd. Can you air guitar like this guy? He is Nordic Thunder. His motto:  Pain is temporary but air guitar is forever. Justin Howard, 28, a Chicago native, will command the…

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Got a New Tech Business? Set up Shop HERE

Need a place to work your startup digital business? Get your rental applications in to 1871, a 50,000-square-foot work space for digital entrepreneurs at the Merchandise Mart. The name 1871 is derived from the resurgence of Chicago after the great fire of 1871. The space on the 12th floor can accommodate up to 500 people, or…

#WWECOVERBANDS: Pro Wrestler + Rock band name = hilarious

As an aspiring comedian and  ‘smart’ wrestling fan whose constantly tuned into the ever-flowing internet chatter of other like-minded fans, it was a real treat to see the ‘WWE Universe’ get blasted by a super-nova of the ridiculously funny hash-tag trend #wwecovrbands on Twitter this week.  Started by Twitter user @Bar_Nez and Chicago comedian @MartyDerosa…

Rut-roh! Rhombies!

This is the RIGHT way to do Prom. NOT spending over $500 for a “one time wear” dress, limos, pristine tuxedos…The Empty Bottle played host April 14 to a lively group of undead revelers. Attendees of the Zombie Prom, a benefit event for Arts of Life, wore torn tuxedos, shredded skirts and freaky face paint…

Liu: A Lousy Loser

Don’t get THIS guy on your bad side…Jicheng “Kevin” Liu was a prolific burglar with a mean streak who cyberstalked anyone who crossed him, Cook County prosecutors say. In retaliation for his arrest in the theft of a stroller, Liu ran online ads claiming his accuser performed acts of prostitution out of her Roscoe Village…

Nice Try, John Doe

What is going through this dude’s HEAD? Air? “Maybe if I feign sleep, I’ll get away with it. ” Dan Hinkel from the Chicago Tribune reports: After ditching an allegedly stolen minivan and running from police, a Chicago man tried to avoid arrest by diving through the open front window of his home, running to…

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