Posts tagged "Alexi Giannoulias"

Aces UP Poker Tourney benefits Urban Prep Academies

Urban Prep Academies founder/CEO Tim King.
Aces UP! 2014, Urban Prep’s Eighth Annual Charity Poker Tournament was held at The Chicago Sports Museum with hundreds of players and spectators coming out to enjoy fast-paced poker and support Urban Prep Academies!  The fun-filled event raised $100,000 for the schools in the process!!!  It was a special night for Aces UP! as volunteers... Read more »

Chicago Sports Museum Opening Packs in Sports Stars and Celebs (Fab Photos!)

Holy Cow!  Grant DePorter and Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group threw a party and EVERYBODY came!  The grand opening of the Chicago Sports Museum and Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch also coincided with Harry’s 100th birthday celebration.  This star-studded VIP Grand Opening on April 1st included iconic sports figures, actors and musicians who all enjoyed the... Read more »

Service Club of Chicago celebrates 123rd year with fashion show and luncheon (VIDEO and PICS!)

The Service Club of Chicago hosted its annual “Day on the Terrace” Fashion Show and luncheon recently at the Peninsula Chicago with a record breaking crowd of over 300.  This charitable organization, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest in Chicago now celebrating it’s 123rd year.   The 45 minute show featured more than... Read more »

See the Fun From the City Porch on Watch312 Right Here! (Video)

See the Fun From the City Porch on Watch312 Right Here!  (Video)
We’re all still basking in the afterglow from this great opening party for City Porch, Navy Pier’s newest hotspot!  See all of the fun on Watch312′s Candid Candace Chicago!  Congrats to owner Manolis Alpogianis for giving locals a reason to visit one of our town’s top tourist attractions! (Click here to see more of my... Read more »

City Porch's Grand Opening Brings Locals to Navy Pier (PICS!)

It was one of those perfect nights in Chicago that we wait all winter for.  Everyone was dressed in their best with smiles from ear to ear.  If you live here, you know what I’m talkin’ about.  And it was on this night, appropriately, that a new, chic soon-to-be hotspot opened on Navy Pier called... Read more »

RPM Italian Restaurant's Opening Night With Giuliana and Bill Rancic and the Melman's!

The proud partners of RPM Italian, Bill Rancic, RJ Melman, Molly Melman, Jerrod Melman and Giuliana Rancic.....
RPM Italian Restaurant, 52 W. Illinois, was THE place to be for the opening night party on Saturday, February 18th.  More than 500 friends, celebs and VIP’s crowded into this new  River North hotspot to congratulate the partners who included celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, acclaimed Chef Doug Psaltis and restaurateurs RJ, Jerrod and... Read more »

"Women With Heart" Honored at Kickoff for Hearts-a-Bluhm Campaign

Senate hopeful Alexi Giannoulias with “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign co-creators Julee White and Kathleen Henson. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab recently hosted a private VIP party to kick-off the launch of the much-anticipated “Hearts-a-Bluhm” campaign, sponsored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, which will raise awareness for heart health.  A public display of oversized acrylic... Read more »

Dance for Life is Another Sell-Out

Dance for Life’s sell-out crowd. The Dance for Life benefit at the Harris Theater was a sell-out last week and now I know why!  It was one of the most joyous festivals of dance that I’ve attended and the crowd was so supportive of all of the dance companies’ amazing efforts.  Participating companies included Giordano Jazz... Read more »


Gay Pride Parade with the Baton Show Lounge Girls! It was such an honor to ride in the 2009 Gay Pride Parade this year!  I was invited by Jim Flint to ride on the Baton Show Lounge float and it was a thrill of a lifetime.  Jim has participated in every single one of the 40 parades... Read more »