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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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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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