Archive for March 2011

Some "Beefy" Changes at Wrigley Field

Being that I’m a food lover (as we all should be in life), I enjoy my fair share of Hot Dogs and Pizzas.   That being said, two pretty cool changes took place today when it came to some of the offerings that will be new (and old) at Wrigley Field this season. First, being... Read more »

Who's Bracket Has Been Busted???

With a show of hands, who’s NCAA Tournament bracket is completely destroyed?  My guess is maybe 7 or 8 out of every 10 have to be at this point, especially after last night’s Arizona and Butler upsets. Mine, it looks like swiss cheese.  I really don’t think I have much of a chance in any... Read more »

Will My iPhone Finally Have "Decent" Reception?

If you haven’t heard the news by now, AT&T has agreed to purchase T-Mobile U.S.A. for $39 billion dollars…nice chunk of change right? The deal isn’t supposed to close for a year from now, but what does this all mean to you and me? Hopefully it means better network coverage (especially for the silly iPhone... Read more »

Want To Meet A Real Life (Ex) Mobster?

Well at least a retired one turned informant for the FBI? Ex-mobster Frank Calabrese Jr., originally from Chicago and now living in Arizona, a member of the Outfit at age 18 is speaking tonight at the Arlington Heights Library at 7pm. Frank’s book “Operation Family Secrets: How a Mobster’s Son Brought Down Chicago’s Murderous Crime... Read more »

NCAA March Madness...How Do I Love Thee!

NCAA Tournament, St. Patrick’s Day, and potentially buying a house…this week is all forms of “Winning” (as Charlie Sheen would say) for me. Year after Year, this week ends up being my favorite as Thursday and Friday hold wall to wall college basketball games to comprise probably the most exciting two days on the sports... Read more »

Hidden Heights Hangouts: Sushi Para of Palatine

Sushi…not necessarily the first thing that comes to mine when you say “All-You-Can-Eat”, but Sushi Para on Dundee in Palatine is just that: An “All-You-Can-Eat” Sushi joint with three other Chicago based locations.   How much better can it get? Well the best part is the price…it’s only $15.50 for lunch and $18.99 for dinner.... Read more »

So How Stressful Is Buying Your First House Supposed To Be???

Seriously??? Is it supposed to be nerve-racking, nail-biting, and makes you uneasy to the point where you feel ill? If not, I guess I’m a baby (which I probably am) because as my fiance and I get down to some of the final details of a deal to purchase our first home…my stomach has been... Read more »

One Step Closer to "Idol" Glory...

Thursday night was a good night for local Harper College student Haley Reinhart from Wheeling as she was voted into the shows final 13 contestants. Haley, selected by America to be part of the show’s final 10 in voting results, was lucky enough not have to sing again for one of the final three judges... Read more »

Could You Be the New Voice of the Chicago Cubs?

With the start of March, spring is around the corner and that means that baseball season is exactly one month away from opening day. One major piece of seeing a Cubs game live at Wrigley Field is the importance of the public address announce, which for the most part of the past sixteen years has... Read more »