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Pays In Bacon…Help Him In Chicago!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Pays In Bacon…Help Him In Chicago!

He’s got food and a place to lay his head tonight, Friday, September 14, but tomorrow? Who knows? For Josh Sankey, the actor and comedian has made it from New York to Chicago bartering with a 3,000-pound stockpile of Oscar Mayer butcher thick cut bacon. It’s part of a promotion for the company he auditioned for–make it from New York to L.A. in two weeks using nothing but pack upon...

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Dude, Where’s My Car?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Dude, Where’s My Car?

For many reasons, the city of Chicago moves vehicles at any time of day, often with little or no notice, and afterward makes no attempt to contact the cars’ owners. Instead the city relies on owners to check the city’s website or call 311 to find out if their vehicles have been moved. But because of a lag in logging the cars, some owners complained that when they did call, the city...

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Tour de Brew 2012

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Tour de Brew 2012

Visit Chicago breweries, get a good buzz, AND raise money for charity–all on your bike! WINNING!!! Tour de Brew 2012, which is organized by Chris Ruder of Wicker Park, will visit six breweries and brewpubs around Chicago from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m this Saturday, June 30. The ride will raise funds for the Academy of Global Citizenship, a Chicago Public School. The tour will start at...

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World’s Largest Block Party

Posted by on May 29, 2012 | 0 comments

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: Madison Street and Des Plaines Avenue Cost: $40-$45 per night, $75...

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A Naked Painting Party, for One

Posted by on May 28, 2012 | 0 comments

A Naked Painting Party, for One

Is it getting old going to bars to find a little romance? There’s no doubt about it, bars are one of the easiest, most common places at which to meet potential romantic partners. But sometimes, you’re just over that scene. But where else to look? The key is to get out and do things. The more active you are in your life, the wider your social network is, and, perhaps more importantly, the more...

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