Kevin Manno from MTV talks with Tim Mcllrath from Rise Against for Q101 WKQX Chicago

Tim talks Chicago music, radio and more.  Kevin gets busted picking his nose…but hey it’s radio.  This was before he became a TV star on MTV.  We kid Kevin, because he’s handsome AND successful….and gets to hang out with “Sway” at the MTV studios. Tim opens up about radio politics, let downs, build ups…and Rancid…

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Chicago’s Faux Winter Ends

Q101 is digging, well, digging the Q101 Mobile Command Center of Death, Destruction, Terror, and Mayhem out of its parking spot (the one marked by the 1950s kitchenette is ours; don’t even think about moving it and taking our spot, or expect to get keyed). How quickly our “pretend winter” has ended!  It was literally…

Barfing In Cabs for Free May End In 2012

More than 1,500 Chicago cab drivers have signed a petition calling for the first fare hikes since 2005, in addition to proposing new fees for passengers who pay with credit cards, travel in large groups or vomit in the car during a late-night ride. Drivers are calling for fares to be raised by 22 percent,…

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Klingons + Christmas = Gift To Nerdom

A Klingon Christmas Carol has something of a cult following; among the audience members on opening night were a dedicated few dressed to the teeth in full Klingon costume, including ridged forehead prosthetics. Commedia Beauregard’s stated mission is “to translate the universal human experience to the stage: to expand our horizons and share knowledge of…

No Pot Luck In Chicago

Chicago may be the “Second City” compared to New York (or third when stacked population-wise versus L.A.), but it is the first among the big three when it comes to banning synthetic marijuana products that have come under fire and been banned in states and cities across the U.S. On Tuesday, Chicago Alderman Edward Burke…

Rolling Stones, Blues, And Missing Teeth

Hubert Sumlin was a blues guitarist with Chicago roots, that helped give Howlin’ Wolf his “Wang Dang Doodle”, and set the bar for a lot of musicians that you see and hear today. Passing from heart failure on December 4th, the waves of his death were felt as far as England. Born in the Mississippi…

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Tinley Hockey Fans Busted Stealing Water For Homemade Ice Rink

Boys will be boys right?  These boys are between the ages of 19 and 21 but say say they were just having some fun. Who wouldn’t like an ice rink in their back yard.  It’s quite popular these days actually.  You can get the plans online.  It’s the ultimate midwestern hockey players dream!  So what…

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Playboy Closing up Shop in Chicago

While Playboy magazine is less relevant today than ever, the brand and it’s face “Heff” are larger than life.  The magazine is moving most of it’s operations from Chicago to the left coast.  Forget bubbling crude…totally NUDE is coming to Beverly…HILLs that is.  That’s where the Southern California offices have already been consolidated to.  Playboy’s…

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Toys for T@ts…..FREE Lapdances if you bring in a Toy!

A Chicago Gentleman’s club is offering FREE lap dances if you donate to their TOY drive!  That’s right.  Bring in some plastic molded into a toy truck or barbie and The Admiral Theatre in Chicago will treat you to a showcase of their best plastic molded into the form of breasts….attached to one of their…

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Chicago Robber Get’s Slapped Silly By MMA Bad Ass

One convict will think twice before attempting to mug anyone again. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 24-year-old Anthony Miranda allegedly pulled a gun on a driver in a parked car on the Southwest Side of Chicago Friday night. The thug ended up with two black eyes and a gunshot wound to the ankle. The intended…

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