Posts Tagged “Chicago”

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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Friends of Park opposes private use of park for Obama library

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Friends of Park opposes private use of park for Obama library

Friends of Park opposes private use of public land for Obama library Friends of the Parks responds to the Chicago City Council adoption of an ordinance authorizing construction of the Obama Presidential Center on park land in Jackson Park on Chicago’s South Side. Public Pressure Ensures Movement Toward a “Park Positive” Outcome for Jackson Park Friends…

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

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No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction

No justice in fight against crime in Van Dyke conviction Two issues continue to bother me. The first is the imbalance and lack of justice in the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, and the lack of attention to the criminal behavior of the victim Laquan McDonald. The second is the increasing amount…

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When will people in Chicago get serious about violence?

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When will people in Chicago get serious about violence?

When will people in Chicago get serious about violence? Organized protests may bring attention to the problem of neighborhood violence. But if community homeowners and families don’t stand up to the violence in their own community, they can’t make a difference and violence will continue. The past weekend when Chicago saw 74 brutal shootings and…

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Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary

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Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary

Hurley Celebrates Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary With July marking the 50th anniversary of the creation of Special Olympics, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, a board member of Special Olympics Illinois, is highlighting the organization’s legacy and commitment to transforming the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. “Special Olympics brings athletes of all ages and abilities…

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Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers

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Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers

Amtrak offers lactation suites for nursing mothers Amtrak Opens Mamava Lactation Suite at Chicago Union Station; New option for moms at Midwest’s busiest rail hub Amtrak is proud to introduce a lactation suite to accommodate nursing mothers at its Chicago Union Station on Monday, June 18. This is one of five major Amtrak stations to have…

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National Hellenic Museum opens exhibit on refugees

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National Hellenic Museum opens exhibit on refugees

National Hellenic Museum opens exhibit on refugees The National Hellenic Museum announces newest exhibit — Lives Afloat: Representing the Greek Refugee Crisis, opening June 21, 2018. The Nation’s premier Hellenic Museum Portrays Recent History of Refugees in Greece Dedicated to collecting, preserving and portraying the legacy of Greek history and culture in America, the National Hellenic…

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Chicagoland authors autograph books at Printer’s Row Festival June 9-10

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Chicagoland authors autograph books at Printer’s Row Festival June 9-10

Chicagoland authors autograph books at Printer’s Row Festival June 9-10 Local Chicagoland authors Molly Page, Kathleen Dragan, Jessica Mlinaric, Sarah Parisi, and Ellen Shubart will be signing their books at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest. The festival is set for Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 starting at 10 am. Admission is free and…

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Rosenkranz has the right prescription for a magical show

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Rosenkranz has the right prescription for a magical show

Rosenkranz has the right prescription for a magical show Physician Magician Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz has right prescription for magical entertainment, now playing at The Royal George Theater By Aaron Hanania The Rosenkranz Mysteries is a magic show hosted by Physician Magician, Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz. He is a physician who fell in love with magic at…

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Chicago announces 2018 Millennium Park summer season events

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Chicago announces 2018 Millennium Park summer season events

Chicago announces 2018 Millennium Park summer season events Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce the dates for Millennium Park’s 2018 summer season which runs from May through September. Millennium Park will offer traditional favorites like the Chicago House Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Music…

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Culver’s to help family of Cmdr. Bauer

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Culver’s to help family of Cmdr. Bauer

Culver’s to help family of Cmdr. Bauer Six locations to donate some of today’s proceeds By Steve Metsch The Culver’s restaurant in Lyons – along with five others owned by Guy Hollis – figure to be very busy Thursday evening. That’s because from 4 to 8 p.m., 15 percent of sales will be donated to…

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One week into Lent, sweet reminder

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One week into Lent, sweet reminder Paczki Day was very popular in Chicago and the suburbs By Steve Metsch Visiting a bakery at 6 a.m. is not something Carlos Medina ordinarily does. But Feb. 13 was no ordinary day. “It’s Fat Tuesday. It’s to celebrate the start of Lent,” Medina said as he stood in…

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