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Fall at Graceland Cemetery

LakeviewUntil I moved to Chicago, when I heard “Graceland” I thought of Elvis Presley’s kitschy home in Tennessee or the Paul Simon song, depending on the context.  Now that I live in Chicago, when I hear “...

Find Awesome Tips on Betting for Soccer Games As a Beginner

Chicago Area    Betting for your most loved team on a soccer match truly increase the gaming experience. This is the factor why there are a number of folks who are opting for live betting nowadays since it can...

Dyeing the Chicago River Green (Pictures)

The Loop, River NorthThousands of people gathered along the banks of the Chicago River for the annual tradition of dyeing the river. Executed by the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union 130, only 6 people and two boats are...
The Airborne Toxic Event at The Rave in Milwaukee 2014

The Airborne Toxic Event at The Rave (Milwaukee)

Milwaukee, WisconsinLast weekend I made the trip even farther into the depths of The Great White North to see The Airborne Toxic Event at The Rave in Milwaukee. The Rave is one of those old concert venues that oozes...

Free Admission For Kids The Entire Month Of February at MSI

Hyde ParkFrom February 1 through February 28 the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago will offer free museum entry to kids ages 3-11. This is a perfect time to escape the house, beat the winter blues and...

Things that You Should Take into Account in Sports and Tennis Betting

    One of the deemed favorite pastimes for sport fanatics is sport iddaa hazir kuponlar. But others don't just see this as a leisure activity. The reason behind this is the fact that sport betting...

Podcast Friday - Philosophize This!

Yep it’s Podcast Friday and this one has become a favorite of mine. When I was in college I remember the students who couldn’t wait to take a philosophy class. They would quote their favorite...

Happy Birthday To The Original Mother's!

Gold CoastBars along the Rush/Division corridor in Chicago have long been known for late night alcohol-induced fun.  In recognition, the Chicago City Council proclaimed the portion of Division Street between...

Why Did The Submarine Cross The Road

Hyde ParkTo get to the Museum of Science & Industry! Fifty-nine years ago today a German u-boat left the shores of Lake Michigan on the south side of Chicago. It crossed Lake Shore Drive at a rate of just...

Get A Photo With The Stanley Cup!

DowntownFinally, YOU can get close the the Stanley Cup!  Even though it's on a school day I'm sure there will be lots of hockey parents bringing their children for this historic photo opportunity.   The...

Really, it's been 30 years? Listen To An Exclusive Interview With The Violent Femmes.

Humboldt ParkBack in 1983 the annoying trend of "over producing" albums was catching on like fire.  Synthesizers were beginning to be the norm.  Male rockers had longer hair with more aquanet and were wearing far...

Bueller, Bueller, Bueller. Take Your Own Day Off and See the Sites of Chicago!

Though 27 years old (!), Ferris Bueller's Day Off remains one of those iconic 80s films that can be watched again and again.  Not short of memorable characters, from Matthew Broderick’s titular...

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...

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...

A Chronological Listing of Events in Chicago History - Chicago Public Library Website

ChicagoEarlier this week I was curious about a little Chicago history. After chatting it up with a friend about the Blackhawks winning Game 6 against the Red Wings, my memory recalled that there was a Black...

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