Posts in category "Local"

I was supposed to be dead at 25

I was supposed to be dead at 25
Everyone has a different story about someone who changed their lives for the better or worse. I am no different. Honestly, I’m not supposed to be here today. My life expectancy was 25 years and now at 33 all I can do is reflect on the past on how my life could have ended. It was a... Read more »

Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones Leaving X Factor

Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones Leaving X Factor
Well here are two things X Factor finally got right. After weeks of speculation, Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger are officially being let go from X Factor. While Jones seems to take the high road on  his Twitter page, calling his departure “a shame,” but adds, “I can’t complain as I’ve had a great time. Good... Read more »

Fire & Ice at Vertigo Sky Lounge

Fire & Ice at Vertigo Sky Lounge
Vertigo Sky Lounge is set to transform the season on January 13th for the official re-launch of the Fire and Ice winter patio. To commemorate its return, the dana hotel and spa’s penthouse lounge has partnered with Akira for an exclusive fashion presentation unlike the city has ever seen. Fire and Ice converts the 1,000 square foot patio... Read more »
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SIGHTINGS: Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks at The Boundary

SIGHTINGS: Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks at The Boundary
Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane was at The Boundary, 1932 W. Division this past Sunday. He was shooting a nationally televised documentary series for HBO that follows Kane in his day to day routine. He was there watching the Bears play the Chiefs. He was friendly and was taking pictures with the staff.

SIGHTINGS: Matt Forté and Victoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk at Water Tower Place

SIGHTINGS: Matt Forté and Victoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk at Water Tower Place
VS PINK at Water Tower Place was all abuzz as VS PINK Model Elsa Hosk and Chicago Bears Running Back Matt Forté met with fans in-store on December 6, 2011. The duo made the special visit to meet with 100 lucky fans for photos. Their extraordinary visit supported the promotion of holiday gift picks, the PINK NFL Collection and the new standalone store... Read more »

Chet Hanks Needs To Stop Partying and Hit The Books!

Chet Hanks Needs To Stop Partying and Hit The Books!
Chet Hanks aka rapper Chet Haze, Tom Hanks’ son, knows where his priorities are. The student/budding rap star was spotted partying the night away at celebrity magnet TZAR Ultra Lounge (215 West Ontario) Thursday night (Dec. 1st). Haze reportedly stayed out until 2am dancing and toasting drinks with a group of male friends and enjoying the club’s... Read more »
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OPENINGS: Filini, Highball Lounge and Barrelhouse Flat

OPENINGS: Filini, Highball Lounge and Barrelhouse Flat
Jam Restaurant (Logan Square) - Logan Square gains Ukie Village’s loss: one great brunch spot with a new dinner menu to boot. 3057 W. Logan Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 292-6011   Barrelhouse Flat (Lincoln Park) - Violet Hour and Aviary vets put a new spin on the speakeasy-style bar. Pig out on pig face poutine and cotton candy.... Read more »

William Shatner’s Bizarre Thanksgiving Safety PSA

William Shatner’s Bizarre Thanksgiving Safety PSA
Thanksgiving is just one week away, which means that you’ll soon be forced to make that annual trip to the grocery store to purchase a turkey. But if you’re thinking about deep-frying your bird this year, William Shatner has some advice for you. And he has put it in the form of this very odd... Read more »

SIGHTINGS: Cece Gonzales, Melinda Joseph, Marcus Riley and Nicole Townsend

SIGHTINGS: Cece Gonzales, Melinda Joseph, Marcus Riley and Nicole Townsend
Over the weekend CeCe & Melinda celebrated 3 years in business at Privet! Cocktails were flowing with appetizers and Swirlz Cupcakes on hand to celebrate the fabulous occasion! CeCe & Melinda dresses were designed by Julius LaCour for his exclusive label Maison de LaCour. Celebrities spotted on the scene included: Nicole Townsend, Marcus Riley, Mio Chukwu, Conrad Chukwu, Ben Cottrell, Zoe Gainey &... Read more »
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OPENINGS: 2Sparrows, Melt Sandwich Shoppe and Ripasso

OPENINGS: 2Sparrows, Melt Sandwich Shoppe and Ripasso
Want to try something new? Here are 4 new Chicago hot spots to tantalize your taste buds! YUM! Melt Sandwich Shoppe (Bucktown)- Channel your childhood with a gourmet grilled cheese lunch. 2 Sparrows (Lakeview)- Spikes the Lakeview brunch scene with foie gras pop tarts and locally crafted cocktails. Ripasso (Bucktown)- Nailing hand-cut pasta and heart meatballs. Tozi (Wicker Park)-... Read more »