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Doug Moore & D. Todd Schultz founded Sleeping Sergio in early 2005 in the often cluttered, always dark apartment of Todd's in Chicago. Two guitars, an electric piano & a handful of harmonicas was all they had.

Doug Moore & D. Todd Schultz founded Sleeping Sergio in early 2005 in the often cluttered, always dark apartment of Todd's in Chicago. Two guitars, an electric piano & a handful of harmonicas was all they had.

Doug Moore & D. Todd Schultz founded Sleeping Sergio in early 2005 in the often cluttered, always dark apartment of Todd's in Chicago. Two guitars, an electric piano & a handful of harmonicas was all they had.

Fall means football, and football means bar specials. Know of more? Leave a comment!

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Public Transportation:

If you choose to take public transportation, getting to Chicago Bears games is a little tougher this year. Due to the transit funding crisis, Pace will not be offering service as they have in years past.

Last year American Express launched a $5 million over 5 years initiative called Partners In Preservation to help preserve historic sites in the United States.

What the heck is up with downtown Chicago's restaurants? Yet another one has closed due to roaches and no running hot water. The health department shut down Bice Ristorante, 158 E Ontario, yesterday and it's still closed.

Visiting museums is a time-honored family activity, but when the family includes small children static displays can be a wee bit boring for them. Crown Family Playlab to the rescue.

Last year my friend Mike and I headed up to Devon Avenue for lunch. We'd heard that you can get some great Indian and South Asian cuisine and wanted to check it out before he moved to Florida. We went during Ramadan.

My mom works in the Loop, so once a month or so we'll go to lunch in Greektown. The parking's free, the food's always great, and I can have her back within her allotted hour. Usually.

Streeterville is the Chicago neighborhood east of Michigan Avenue and north of the river. It was named after Cap Streeter, who was quite a character even by Chicago standards. Read about the renegade, then send in your favorite anecdote to be eligible for this week's prize!

The Chicago Children's Museum has been itching to get bigger digs, and has its hopes set on Grant Park. Thing is, Chicago's "front yard" is supposed to remain forever free and clear. Alderman Brendan Reilly of the 42nd Ward (downtown's ward) is against the proposal.

"Jazz is a natural fit for many of the things I've been doing instinctively as a vocalist for some time. I cannot wait to see where this journey will lead in a year or two."

"Jazz is a natural fit for many of the things I've been doing instinctively as a vocalist for some time. I cannot wait to see where this journey will lead in a year or two."

"Jazz is a natural fit for many of the things I've been doing instinctively as a vocalist for some time. I cannot wait to see where this journey will lead in a year or two."

"Jazz is a natural fit for many of the things I've been doing instinctively as a vocalist for some time. I cannot wait to see where this journey will lead in a year or two."

Monday

By the time we got to the room the night before, we were so hungry from our hike up and down from the hot springs that we quickly and silently inhaled a frozen pizza (Digiorno, not delivery), but we still awakened famished. We took turns showering and packing up the cars to the sound of motel residents hollering at each other about barking dogs and borrowed tools and the like, and then headed to the diner around the corner on Salmon's main street.

If you heard that Cyrano's Bistrot was closed due to roaches, it's now reopen. Health officials visited the French standby in River North after receiving reports that it was selling foie gras.

Chicago transit riders get a reprieve, at least for a few weeks. The state has loaned the CTA $24 million, so there won't be any service cuts or rate hikes tomorrow. That money won't last too long, though. If the problems aren't fixed by November 4 doomsday will loom again.

Sunday Evening, Hot Springs

Kenny had told me we'd be soaking in hot springs, but I hadn't seen any near Salmon on the atlas. I quickly discovered why.

At first we missed the turnoff. It's not marked, and though those two had been to it before, a fire had destroyed the landmark they remembered. Once we got to the parking area there were signs and a trail, since it is part of the Challis National Forest. We walked through a wooden fence set up like a static turnstile, meant to keep bikes and horses out, and headed up the trail.

And up, and up, and up. As we crested the first ridge and the path evened out Tarn turned to tell us that was the roughest part. Later I found out that wasn't true, but like my ignorance on what the National Park Service considered “strenuous” in Arches, I was glad to be misled.

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