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Found Money: That Time I Found Half of a $100 Bill…and Then The Other Half

Found Money: That Time I Found Half of a $100 Bill…and Then The Other Half
Today I was walking my daughter to school, when I found half of a hundred dollar bill. I thought it was fake. After picking it up, I realized it might be real. It was laying on the ground, in a row of bushes, where the grass had just been mowed. With trash and leaves blowing... Read more »

The Cubs & The Smiths, A Good Combination?

Did you ever think there would come a day when you would hear The Smiths‘ music used in a news piece for The Chicago Cubs? Hard to believe, but it’s true. “Please, Please, Please, Let me Get What I Want” can be heard playing in the background while folks lament about lost loves who never... Read more »

It Smells Like A Cafeteria In Here

It Smells Like A Cafeteria In Here
It smells like a cafeteria in here. Remember when we were kids and you could smell lunch being cooked in the cafeteria? Well that’s the smell lingering in the halls here at WGN this morning. I think somebody cooked up a potato patty or something similar because I’m seeing West Campus in my mind. West... Read more »
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Ventra Commemorates Lollapalooza 25th Anniversary With Collectors Train Tickets

Ventra Commemorates Lollapalooza 25th Anniversary With Collectors Train Tickets
“….look for Lollapalooza 25th anniversary commemorative tickets from Ventra Vending Machines at Select ‘L’ Stations!” I’m not going to Lollapalooza but if I was I would want to get my hands on this sweet looking train ticket. Modeled after the mixtape, it’s limited to certain vending machines, for this year only, the 25th anniversary of... Read more »

Maumee Bay In Toledo, Ohio: A Must Stop For Craft Beer Lovers

Maumee Bay In Toledo, Ohio: A Must Stop For Craft Beer Lovers
If you’re a craft beer lover and find yourself traveling through Toledo, Ohio, stop at Maumee Bay. There’s a rich history of beer nostalgia in the vast taproom, and a number of good beers to try. Better yet, if you go at the right time of year, you can score a few bottles of their... Read more »

I Met Taylor Swift At A Chicago Food Court...In My Dream

I Met Taylor Swift At A Chicago Food Court...In My Dream
I’m not even a huge fan of Taylor, though I did have a little crush on “Blank Space.” I really loved her Vance Joy cover of “Riptide,” as well. But, if you read this blog, along with the three other people who do, you know I’ve been listening to Morrissey and the Kooks lately. But... Read more »
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Excitement Builds As The Ocean Blue Return To Chicago

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My excitement for The Ocean Blue’s return to Chicago, at Lincoln Hall, can’t be contained. I’ve been listening to the first two records non-stop, as they will be playing them both, front to back. The song that I keep hearing in my head each day, is “Cerulean.” Fifteen seconds into the second song off of... Read more »

The Ocean Blue Return To Chicago To Play Lincoln Hall

The Ocean Blue Return To Chicago To Play Lincoln Hall
The Ocean Blue are coming to Chicago’s Lincoln Hall to perform their first two records (The Ocean Blue & Cerulean) from front to back. They played three intimate shows last year to herald their Sire Records catalog reissues on vinyl. Now Chicago has been chosen as the 4th, and final place they will perform these... Read more »

Lakeview's "Punkin' Donuts" Will Be A Target Express. Is That Punk Enough For You?

Did you know the Dunkin’ Donuts on Belmont and Clark was once hailed Punkin’ Donuts? I had no idea, but I guess it makes sense, as some remnants of the neighborhood still remain as proof. Mark Thomas, the owner of The Alley, said he moved his store to that intersection many years ago because of... Read more »
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The Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 5 Year Vertical With Guys Drinking Beer

The Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 5 Year Vertical With Guys Drinking Beer
There’s a beer blog you should read called Guys Drinking Beer. These cats were writing about beer before most others, including myself, thought it would be a novel idea to describe, and photograph all the fun things we drank/drink. They have, on occasion, invited me to partake in some really interesting pours, including Heady Topper,... Read more »