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Behind the Scenes of the Gay Pride Parade

Boys Town, Lakeview EastWhile thousands of people attended the Gay Pride Parade, an army of volunteers, marshals, float decorators and costume designers worked behind the scenes to pull it all together. Here’s a glimpse...

New Farmers Market Pops Up Under the El

LakeviewA new farmers market has crept up in Lakeview, and it’s worth checking out. Low-Line Market, which is open every Thursday from 4-8 p.m.at the Southport Brown Line Station, offers fresh produce from...

Pizza Just Got a Whole Lot Better!

Lincoln ParkMy favorite bakery Floriole has definitely been more than a bakery for me (see my post More Than Just a Bakery). Well, they have done it again. Since April 26, Pizza Nights are offered on Friday and...

Chicago History In Postcards

ChicagoOn my search for showing you more of Chicago’s history and the transformation that has taken place over the decades, I’ve come across another cool website that may show you views of Chicago and of...
Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup 2013

Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Victory Celebration

Chicago, Downtown, West Loop, Near WestThe Chicago Blackhawks not only won the Stanley Cup last Monday, they managed to provide the most exciting final minute of any Stanley Cup final in history.  They scored two goals within 17 seconds...

For 25th anniversary, Oceanique in Evanston Getting New Look and Menu

North Suburbs, Evanston, SuburbsRunning a much-acclaimed French American fine-dining restaurant for more than twenty-five years is no feat to scoff at, but Chef/Owner Mark Grosz and his wife/partner Renée André aren't stopping now...

American Islamic College AIC Film Series Present 'Light In Her Eyes'

LakeviewFirst let me say that I didn’t even know that this college existed. The American Islamic College located in the Lakeview area at Lake Shore Drive and Irving Park offers graduate and undergraduate...

Chicago Blackhawks Win the Stanley Cup - Wrigleyville Celebrates

Chicago, Lakeview, North, WrigleyvilleMoments after the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins, crowds filled the streets surrounding Wrigley Field to celebrate the Stanley Cup win. Ready with metal parade barricades and dozens of...

Chicago Features The 2013 Eye On India Festival

Whenever possible, in the arts, I’ll try to spotlight events not only pertaining to indie films, literature, music, art, etc., but also I’ll try to show the diversity of cultures in Chicago and...

Get ready to take on the 2013 River North Challenge June 25

Chicago, Downtown, River NorthIt's that time of year again! Competitors are forming teams to compete in the 4th Annual River North Challenge hosted by the River North Business Association June 25. Teams will spend an evening...

Preserving and Presenting Chicago's Living History Through All Sounds

ChicagoWhen I first came across this collection I thought to myself this must be a great attraction for audiophiles. Then I thought, what exactly makes an audiophile, an audiophile? After looking it up, I’d...

Movie Premiere Unnacceptable Levels

Gold CoastA film addresses Toxins in the Body. An important movie is coming to Chicago on July 24th - "Unacceptable Levels".  The movie documents the dramatic increase in the use of chemicals in our daily...

Free Social Media for Artists Workshop Tonight

LakeviewSocial media is a necessary component for any business, and it's especially suited for artists. However, getting started can be rather intimidating. If you're an artist, photographer, or musician...

"Transformation Now!"

WHO: “Transformation Now,” a seminar to put you on a path to a lifetime of health success, will take place on Saturday, June 15th at the Biggest Loser Resort Chicago, located at the Eaglewood Resort...

100 Days Of Chicago Finalist Voting June 5 - June 11

ChicagoFor one hundred days we've featured a great shot of Chicago based on your votes. Now we're about to find our Top 10. These final finalists will not only win prizes, they'll also be on display in the...

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