Archive for August 2011

Freddy Cole -A Chicago original

Lately, I’ve been thinking about all the great talents who have hailed from Chicago – musical and otherwise. So, after feeling sorry for myself and applying for a job as Head of Makeup at Al Jazeera, I brought out some of my Freddy Cole CDs. I know that music soothes the soul and takes the... Read more »

Burke's Bogus Bodyguards - Kelly's Vent-i-lation!

Okay, after the news broke last week that Chicago taxpayers are paying almost $600,000 per year for Alderman Edward Burke’s bodyguards, did it suddenly get very quiet at City Hall? Shhhh- we mustn’t say this too loudly.   But, let’s call it what it is — SHAMEFUL — and another over-the-top public official taking advantage of ... Read more »

J.P. Graziano Grocery - Kelly's Just Because

La familia has returned from vacay.  So, I can’t help myself.   My cravings are steering me towards a self-described “hidden gem” of  the West Loop.   During my arts & entertainment intermission, I am having visions of a Mr. G Italian sub sandwich from J.P. Graziano Grocery. Believe me, you will be tempted to put... Read more »