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Chicago Pride Parade 2013 - Photo gallery

Chicago Pride Parade 2013 - Photo gallery
In a sea of rainbow flags and banners, more than 200 parade entries and a reported 1 million celebrated the Chicago Pride Parade 2013.  Spectators lined the streets in the Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods for the 44th annual Pride Parade celebration. Attended by members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender/Transsexual communities along with a host of politicians and other... Read more »

Chicago Blackhawks rally photos: Two millions fans celebrate the Stanley Cup!

A reported record breaking two millions plus fans came out to show love and support for their Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks.  It was a city wide celebration for the team and their Stanley Cup victory. Buses departed the United Center just before 10:30 a.m. to kick off the team’s victory parade en route to Grant Park.... Read more »

Blackhawks parade route and pre-rally look at Hutchinson Field: Photos

Blackhawks parade route and pre-rally look at Hutchinson Field: Photos
The Blackhawks’ parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning at Washington Street and Des Plaines, and the main route will be east on Washington Street. Then the parade will head east to Michigan Avenue and north to Randolph Street, then head east to Columbus Drive, then turn south to Hutchinson Field in Grant Park for a... Read more »
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My favorite #1 Blackhawks fan!

I had the pleasure meeting a true Blackhawks fan tonight! Elizabeth Mattas and her mother Mary at the Blackhawks rally site. She was able to get an early visit this evening because the crowds tomorrow would be too much for her and her Blackhawks Zamboni.  Elizabeth Mattas from Streamwood, IL IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU MIGHT... Read more »

Blackhawks Stanley Cup celebration on Taylor Street

Blackhawks Stanley Cup celebration on Taylor Street - Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow - 06/25/2013
2013 Stanley Cup Champions! In a stunning 3-2 victory the Blackhawks scored two goals in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup for the second time in four years.  Chicago Blackhawks are the Champions and Chicago fans celebrate all over this great city. Here are photos and video from the celebration on Taylor Street in Chicago. Go Blackhawks!... Read more »

Chicago Pride Fest 2013 Photos

Chicago Pride Fest 2013 Photos
Out of the dozens of festivals Chicago puts on each year, the Pride Fest is by far the most colorful and provocative. June is Pride Month and this past weekend the Chicago Pride Fest took place Saturday, June 22 and Sunday June 23rd.  It was hosted by the Northalsted Business Alliance, this crowd-pleasing gay and lesbian... Read more »
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Supermoon Dominates the Sky Chicago Photos

Supermoon Dominates the Sky Chicago Photos
Supermoon Dominates the Sky Chicago Photos The largest full moon of the year graced the night sky Sunday as our nearest neighbor in space made its closest approach. The moon reached its closest perigee of 2013, dominating the sky. For about a half-hour of the event, the moon will also turned full — this is... Read more »

Grant Park Music Festival photos and lineups

Grant Park Music Festival photos and lineups
Chicago Summer Entertainment lineups Summer in Chicago, when the days are long and the nights are short, there is no place better to be! The Grant Park Music Festival season is well under way. While there enjoying some of the great music in Chicago,  a nice bottle of wine and a picnic can make for a wonderful... Read more »

300 Million American dollars to organ eating rebels

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News sources reported – U.S. government announced it would send an additional $300 million dollars in humanitarian aid to those affected by the Syrian crisis. That brings total U.S. assistance to nearly $850 million dollars since the civil war began. US military aid to Syrian rebels is expected to begin arriving in a few weeks,... Read more »
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A Salute to Papa: Oakley Festa Pasta Vino 2013

A Salute to Papa: Oakley Festa Pasta Vino 2013
A Chicago Father’s Day weekend tradition is the Onesti Festa Pasta Vino Festival at 24th and Oakley Avenue. Chicago is home to a large, proud Italian-American population. ”This event is about tradition, family, and our heritage,” said Ron Onesti, chairman of Festa Pasta Vino. “Generations-old recipes surrounded by amazing music and fine wine in a classic neighborhood... Read more »
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