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Sports Radio 25th Anniversary Benefit

The LoopSports Radio 25th Anniversary Celebration An Uncensored Evening of Celebrity Entertainment! Join ESPN Sports Commentator Michael Wilbon, Master of Ceremonies and host WSCR The SCORE’s Dan McNeil, and...

Comedy for a Cause at Laugh Factory Chicago

ChicagoKrymson Komedy brings you a late night comedy collection of funny men and women (just added: Marilee Monroe!) onstage for one night only at Chicago's Laugh Factory. Featuring Aaron Foster, Jay Deep,...

Closing Time for Two Rush Street Music Venues?

Gold CoastThe Back Room and Jilly's have shared the same building on Rush Street for decades. The Gold Coast music venues have been standbys since the 70's, but the building's owner wants to raze it and erect...

Let's Get Pretty Muddy, Ladies

Remember when you were a kid and getting dirty and muddy was FUN? Guess what - it still is! On September 15 the Pretty Muddy Mud Run comes to Chicago. This is a non-competitive (unless you want it to...

Kids Are Foodies, Too: Corks & Crayons Event Benefits Purple Asparagus

Logan SquareChildren are not and should not be stuck with chicken nuggets, grilled cheese, and other "yellow food", as a friend of mine calls the standard fare on kids' menus. Purple Asparagus proves that every...

Cheap Eats: $5 Lunch Specials at Bin 36

River NorthEvery week Bin 36 offers an item for lunch for just five dollars. This measly little price includes a big entree (see Wood Grilled Burger, above), a cookie, and a bottle of water. Which leaves you...

Rubber Ducky, You're The One (of 30,000)

Rubber duckies aren't just for bathtubs. 30,000 will be racing in the Chicago River on August 9. The spectacle is a fundraiser for Special Olympics. You adopt a duck for $5 or get a Quack Pack (six...
RentSocial is offering free rent for a year

Win Free Rent For A Year From RentSocial

There's no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as free rent. Chicago-based RentSocial is giving one lucky renter up to $10,000 for a year of free rent. All you have to do is...
Photo of Chicago Skyline by Mary Kay Hardcastle

Chicago in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Food & Wine Destinations

ChicagoFile this under "We knew that." According to Tripadvisor Chicago is #3 on the top ten list of food and wine destinations in the U.S. New Orleans and Napa are #1 and #2 respectively. Photo courtesy of...
Hyatt Regency Chicago Celebrates LGBT Pride

"Pride" Continues at Hyatt Regency Chicago

The LoopThis past weekend Chicago celebrated our LGBT community with the annual Pride Festival and Parade. Hyatt Regency Chicago is continuing the celebration with the Passport PRIDE Sweepstakes. Through...
Join the Chicago Photography Center for a visit to a Blueberry Farm

"Pic" a Peck of Blueberries: Blueberry Farm Visit for Chicago Photography Center

When I was a kid we used to visit U-Pick-It farms. I've got fond memories of those trips, especially the taste of the fresh, ripe fruit that I picked myself. I hadn't hit my shutterbug days yet, but...

How To Shop Your Farmers Market

Lincoln Park “Food Rule #15: Get out of the supermarket whenever you can.” Food Rules - An Eater Manual - Michael Pollan Food writer Michael Pollan sums it up perfectly. Most Americans spend the majority of...

Throw Momma From A Plane

My mom likes to go fast. When I was in high school she drove a white RX-7 and my friends would say "I saw your mom today: a white blur streaked by." Forget Disney World and their placid rides. The...
Color Jam; Photo courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance

The Loop Is Jammin' With Color

The LoopWe're used to traffic jams in the Loop. This summer they're going to be a lot more colorful. Today the Chicago Loop Alliance unveiled Color Jam, and art installation by Jessica Stockholder. Buildings...
Beneficiary Charities of Passport To Chicago

Charity Chat Episode 37: A Round-up Of Nonprofits In Chicago

ChicagoAlmost two years ago I attended one of Glenn Murray's many fundraisers. At this particular one he was raising money for multiple charities, including Imerman Angels and Jimmy Insulin. The event was...

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