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Brookfield Zoo: A Photo Gallery

This big ole penguin was awesome. I loved <em>The Living Coast</em> exhibit, and the penguins were the highlight of my entire trip.
Having lived in Chicago for over a year, and the area for over 3 years, I finally decided it was time to make my way to Brookfield Zoo. Living on the north side of Chicago, I have visited the local and free Lincoln Park Zoo many times, and I have always really enjoyed it. Of course,... Read more »

The kid in me found out there is a Hershey's Chocolate World in Chicago

To find out there was a Hershey's Store in the first place was amazing, to find out it was so nice and huge was even better.
A lot of times being a writer gets you invited to some awesome stuff. More often than not, you get invited to not-so-awesome stuff. However, when I was invited a few weeks ago to attend a media tour of the Hershey’s Chocolate World Store in River North, I could not pass it up. I will... Read more »

Chicago Gay Pride Parade Gallery

More than a million people lined the streets of Boystown and UpTown today to celebrate Chicago’s Pride Parade. I was there with camera in hand celebrating the first parade since Illinois made same-sex marriage legal. I want to share just a few random photos with everyone, and I hope you enjoy. If you see yourself,... Read more »
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Should festivals quit handing out admission stickers?

Should festivals quit handing out admission stickers?
Festival season is in full swing, and I could not be happier. From the festivals that have already happened, to all the ones yet to come, I will admit that I am becoming a Chicago festival junkie. As anybody that has been to one of the many festivals in our City, you know that they... Read more »

Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne rock Northerly Island

Brian Littrell and his son take the stage to warm up the audience.
It may be 2014, but last night at the First Merit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, it felt like 1999. Northerly Island played host to the second Backstreet Boys concert in as many years, but, unlike the first time, last night the group was able to complete their full concert. Last year, after a late... Read more »

Fat to Fit: Free Fitness Classes at Millennium Park

Fat to Fit: Free Fitness Classes at Millennium Park
It is time to get active Chicago! Tomorrow is the first day of this year’s Millennium Park Workouts. Every Saturday from now until September 6, free workout sessions will be held from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. There will be four classes during that period, each class lasting approximately 45 minutes. The schedule for classes... Read more »
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Si Fu Chino Latino combines two worlds in Roscoe Village

An inside look at Si Fu.
UPDATE: A second sneak peak buffet is now being offered to sample Si Fu Chino Latino’s menu. Next Friday (06.13.2014), a lunch buffet will be available from 11 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here. Later that same evening, Si Fu will officially open to the public.  Anyone that knows what I like... Read more »

Review: No Men, No Meat, All Manners

Thea Lux, Caitlin Chuckta, Rachel Farmer, Megan Johns and Kate Carson-Groner. 

Photo by Michael Courier, Courtesy of Carol Fox & Associates.
Last night I had the great pleasure of attending the press performance of the critically-acclaimed production of “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche” at The Chopin Theatre. The show, co-written by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, has returned to Chicago after a successful run in New York, where it won the Best Overall Production award at... Read more »

Softball: My first turn at-bat...ever

Softball: My first turn at-bat...ever
After 34 years of successfully avoiding any type of particpation in sports, I have joined a softball team. For some reason, when a friend posted that his Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association team needed more players, I volunteered to join the team. In the interest of being fair, before I volunteered, I YouTubed “softball” so I... Read more »
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Who is the worst weatherperson in Chicago?

Who is the worst weatherperson in Chicago?
WGN’s Larry Potash asked this morning on his Facebook page “Who do you think is the worst weatherman in Chicago?”. The answers to his question were completely varied, including people claiming they all sucked, that it got me thinking who do people really think is the worst weatherperson in Chicago. For that reason, I decided... Read more »
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