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 »