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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…

Craft Beer Lovers Unite!

To get warmed up for Chicago’s Craft Beer Week, just head up to Madison, WI  from May 4-13.  The event features more than 150 events, including beer dinners, pub crawls and rare beer tappings.  More information, including a list of events, iChicago Craft Beer Week begins a few days (May 17th) after the end of Madison’s version. How does…

C2E2 Post-Report

A weekend of human density, popular culture, digital, print, and toy entertainment came to a close on Sunday April 15th with the McCormick Place north building lights dimming at 5pm to signal it’s time to get out, but the love and excitement of what was in this massive building continues every day in the fans,…

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