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Come for the fishnets, stay for the sport

Come for the fishnets, stay for the sport

The All-Stars, one of three travel teams within the Windy City Roller’s league, circle the practice derby track donned in black muscle t-shirts and scuffed skates from vigorous drills and bouts-the high-adrenaline, fan-packed derby games held in the UIC pavilion. A whistle blows. Their knees lifts to their chests, right leg, left leg, repeating again […]

Chicago Brauhaus: A Little Piece of Germany in Lincoln Square

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Chicago Brauhaus: A Little Piece of Germany in Lincoln Square

It’s always Oktoberfest in the Brauhaus, according to owner and chef Harry Kempf who opened the German-American restaurant Chicago Brauhaus in Lincoln Square over 40 years ago. “I’ve been on Lincoln Avenue for 48 years. I did not buy this place, I built this place,” said Kempf, 75, who came to the United States when […]

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Rally At City Hall Protests Mayor’s Legal Order To End Strike

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Rally At City Hall Protests Mayor’s Legal Order To End Strike

Community groups led a pro-union rally at the City Hall Monday afternoon, protesting their opposition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s injunction to end the week-long teachers’ strike and calling him a “classic bully.” Chanting “This is what democracy looks like,” teachers, parents and Chicago Public Schools students gathered in front of the mayor’s office to protest […]

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