Archive for November 2012

Holiday Theater Chicago 2012: Show Me Chicago's Guide to the Best in Family, Adult and Children's Entertainment.

Holiday Theater Chicago 2012: Show Me Chicago's Guide to the Best in Family, Adult and Children's Entertainment.
CHICAGO, Friday, November 30, 2012. If you’re thinking about getting tickets for the theater this holiday season, you have a lot of choices from traditional fare, children’s shows or something a little more dysfunctional and irreverent. Show Me Chicago has put together its list of holiday happenings–we checked it twice–so that you can pick out... Read more »

Calling all Candy Lovers: Sweet Home Chicago Exhibition Looks at Chicago's Candied Past.

Calling all Candy Lovers: Sweet Home Chicago Exhibition Looks at Chicago's Candied Past.
CHICAGO, Thursday, November 29, 2012. Chicagoans are in for a treat when Sweet Home Chicago: The History of America’s Candy Capital exhibition opens this Saturday at the Harold Washington Library Center. Did you know that at one time Chicago produced about one-third of the candy in the U.S.? Name your favorite candy and odds are... Read more »

Chicago's 10 Most Fascinating Women: Show Me Chicago Announces its List for 2012.

Chicago's 10 Most Fascinating Women: Show Me Chicago Announces its List for 2012.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, November 28, 2012. It’s that time of year again when we look back at what soon will become the old year before we jump ahead to 2013. For the next month be prepared for an explosion of lists with the media–print, broadcast and the blogosphere–all grinding out their endless lists of the 10... Read more »
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Black Friday Chicago 2012: Downtown Chicago Escapes Beyond Shopping.

Black Friday Chicago 2012: Downtown Chicago Escapes Beyond Shopping.
CHICAGO, Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Once Thanksgiving is over, it’s alright to start getting some holiday spirit. Forget the crowds fighting for bargains and enjoy the beauty and spirit of the season with some of the free and inexpensive events listed here. Wreathing of the Lions Start your day at the Art Institute of Chicago’s... Read more »

Thanksgiving Parade Chicago 2012: Who, What, When, and Where.

Thanksgiving Parade Chicago 2012: Who, What, When, and Where.
CHICAGO, Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Seventy-nine and counting…the 79th Annual McDonald’s® Thanksgiving Parade is coming to town this Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22.  The highly-anticipated event kicks off the holiday season with Santa Claus, sky-high balloons, dazzling equestrian units, some of the nation’s top marching bands, talented dance troupes and a variety of cultural acts.  The... Read more »

Hostess Brands Twinkie's: RIP or NOT so fast?

Hostess Brands Twinkie's: RIP or NOT so fast?
CHICAGO, Saturday, November 17, 2012. The announcement came yesterday at 7 a.m.:  “Irving, TX – November 16, 2012 – Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and... Read more »
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Best Tortillas in Chicago: The hands down winner is...

Best Tortillas in Chicago: The hands down winner is...
With the right tortilla, be it corn or flour, anything tastes better.  Take last night’s leftover meatloaf–please–it was awful.  But swaddle it in a warm soft tortilla blanket that is fresh off the griddle, then gently cover the meatloaf with some guac and salsa and voilà, you have a heavenly treat…that is muy fantástico. It’s... Read more »

Chicago's Magnificent Lights Festival 2012: Schedule of Events and More.

Chicago's Magnificent Lights Festival 2012: Schedule of Events and More.
CHICAGO, Friday, November 9, 2012.  Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival serves as a beacon for Chicago’s holiday season for millions–with musical performances, characters from Walt Disney World®, fireworks and more on Saturday, November 17. The festival kicks off at 11a.m. in Lights Festival Lane (Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue).  Families are invited to enjoy... Read more »

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: A Reason to Celebrate in Chicago.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2012: A Reason to Celebrate in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Thursday, November, 8, 2012. What’s the third Thursday in November? If you said Thanksgiving, you’d be wrong.  The third Thursday in November is Beaujolais Nouveau Day--celebrated around the world with France, the U.S. and Japan partying the hardest. French law has decreed that the Beaujolais Nouveau wine, produced from the Gamay grape that grows... Read more »
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Election Day 2012 in Chicago: What You Need to Know Before You Vote.

Election Day 2012 in Chicago: What You Need to Know Before You Vote.
CHICAGO, Monday, November 5, 2012. Tomorrow is election day–if you are voting in Chicago, here are some things you should know: VOTING HOURS. The polls in Chicago will be open between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Polling stations will close promptly at 7:00 pm; however, voters still in line to cast their... Read more »
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