Archive for August 2012

Plans For The Labor Day Weekend

Plans For The Labor Day Weekend
It looks like for the second weekend in a row, it’s going to be gloomy, but at least it should clear up for a solid Labor Day holiday. As it always does, marking the end of summer, Labor has come faster than most of us thought. With summer containing outdoor concerts/festivals, sports events, BBQ’s, and... Read more »

T-Minus Less Than Two Weeks Till Football!

T-Minus Less Than Two Weeks Till Football!
With under two weeks until the NFL season begins, it’s that time of year that all of my coveted Fantasy Football drafts take place. This past weekend I rocked three different ones in about a 24 hour span: my office one on Friday night with the ESPN Chicago Fantasy Football Convention Saturday morning and a... Read more »

Turn Back The Clock...Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue in 1965

Turn Back The Clock...Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue in 1965
As many of us have shopped at the modernized Jewel-Osco on Vail Avenue, across from the train station, over the years…but I’m not sure many of us remember what it used to look like almost 40 years ago in 1965. 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of Osco Drug.  Today, there are three Jewel-Osco stores located in... Read more »
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Illinois Weekend Getaway Featuring Frontier League Baseball

Illinois Weekend Getaway Featuring Frontier League Baseball
Ever want to escape your block or neighborhood and explore what Illinois has to offer? Maybe take in a local baseball game (that isn’t the Cubs or White Sox)? Or just eat a small corner restaurant in a completely different city that isn’t one you drive by every day? Well I have  a mini weekend... Read more »

The Lollapalooza Hangover...Without The Booze

Whenever the Monday after Lolla comes around, I tend to feel drained and almost hungover from the three straight days of non-stop music and fun (if you can count evacuating the park due to a giant rainstorm fun). The highlights of my extended weekend of music were: Fun, being rescheduled to 6:30 on Saturday after... Read more »