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Submission being accepted for 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival

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Submission being accepted for 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival

Submission being accepted for 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival MILWAUKEE – Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – The 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by Associated Bank, will run Thursday, October 17 – Thursday, October 31, 2019. Milwaukee Film’s annual 15-day festival will include feature films, shorts programs, education screenings, post-film conversations, panels, and parties. The event screened…

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law Illinois Legislature passes law to designate April as Arab American Heritage Month. The bill was introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and co-sponsored by State Senator Steve Landek and Representative Mike Zalewski. The bill restores respect for Illinois’ Arab American community which was disrespected…

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Have we lost our family focus this holiday season?

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Have we lost our family focus this holiday season?

Have we lost our family focus this holiday season? Christmas isn’t about family any more. It’s about commerce, money and spending. And that’s too bad. It’s a holiday season that should be enjoyed by families with a focus on families, not on spending money By Ray Hanania Next week will be Christmas and I bet…

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Chicago’s Top Holiday & Seasonal Events

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Chicago’s Top Holiday & Seasonal Events

Chicago’s Top Holiday & Seasonal Events Happy Holidays! With a distinct chill in the Chicago air, we have officially made it to the most wonderful time of the year. From the city’s top shopping destinations, including a one-of-a-kind art show and a beloved antique market, to holiday entertainment opportunities, including a festive musical and elevated…

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Sketch Comedy Festival Jan. 10-19, 2019

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Sketch Comedy Festival Jan. 10-19, 2019

Sketch Comedy Festival Jan. 10-19, 2019 SketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine is thrilled to announce the official line-up for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place January 10 through January 20, 2019 at Stage 773. Since its inception in 2002, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown to be the largest festival of…

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Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons

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Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons

Windy City Blues Society launches Blues Festival in Lyons Headliners include Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Lurrie Bell, and The Mike Wheeler Band. Tomiko Dixon (granddaughter of blues legend Willie Dixon), and Buddy Guy’s daughter Carlise Guy and the NuBlu Band along with Deak Harp & Quicksand from Clarksdale Mississippi round out the big Saturday Showcase. The…

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Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs

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Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs

Chicago Cultural Alliance offers wide range of ethnic programs As usual, we have a ton of events for you to enjoy all around Chicago. Our online event listing is chock full of events hand picked just for you, including exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, workshops, and more! It’s been hot out, so we’re taking a quick…

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The North 41 aims high

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The North 41 aims high Video hitmakers play Lyons on July 4th By Steve Metsch The band playing at Lyons’ annual Party in the Park on the Fourth of July is known around the world thanks to their recent video going viral. The North 41 gave a funky feel to Metallica’s hard-rocking “Enter Sandman,” and…

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Scorching fun in Bridgeview

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Scorching fun in Bridgeview

Scorching fun in Bridgeview Pepper eating contest caps first hot sauce expo By Steve Metsch Standing on the stage, shoveling into his mouth the hottest peppers known to man, Jonathan Gilbert appeared ready to keel over or hurl a few times Sunday. But the 6-foot-10 man from Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood managed to persevere. He…

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Oktoberfest in Lyons?

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Oktoberfest in Lyons?

Oktoberfest in Lyons? Trustee Alonzi floats idea of autumn festival By Steve Metsch Lyons Trustee Pat Alonzi hops to bring plenty of German food, beer and music to the village. At the recent meeting of the village board’s finance committee, Alonzi floated the idea of Lyons hosting an Oktoberfest celebration. “Do we ever have any…

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Hot times in Bridgeview

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Hot times in Bridgeview

Hot times in Bridgeview Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo hits Toyota Park  By Steve Metsch Things will be heating up at Toyota Park this weekend, and it’s not another blast of hot summer weather. Rather, it’s hot recipes, hot sauce and plenty of hot peppers. The first-ever Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo will be held Saturday and…

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Quad Cities plans fireworks and celebrations for this year’s 4th of July

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Quad Cities plans fireworks and celebrations for this year’s 4th of July

Quad Cities plans fireworks and celebrations for this year’s 4th of July Quad Cities – It’s going to be a Red, White, and Blue long weekend in the Quad Cities.  There is a plethora of activities to put you in the patriotic mood. Celebrate America’s birthday on the Mississippi riverfront Tuesday, July 3, 2018, during…

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