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Vactioner’s Kenny Vasoli brings summer sunshine in the Chicago winter

Vactioner’s Kenny Vasoli brings summer sunshine in the Chicago winter

For self-dubbed “nu-hula” artist Kenny Vasoli of the band Vacationer, the positive, “good vibes” sound of his music is a direct reflection of himself. “Writing that way is sort of a good reminder to keep myself in that mindset,” Vasoli said before his Nov. 11 show at the Metro in Chicago. “It’s easy to get […]

Get Out of Town for Dinner via Metra and Restaurant Shuttle Service

Yearning for travel, but stuck in town? Karma Asian Food & Fine Wine in Mundelein offers a shuttle from the Metra station to the restaurant. You must confirm your arrival time before departure with the restaurant and notify them whether you will be getting off in Mundelein or Vernon Hills. The shuttle will be there to transport you […]

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Blues Brothers or Ghostbusters fan? Dan Aykroyd tells you what’s up with him lately.

“Who you gonna call?” Do you still remember this popular phrase? That’s right. Dan Aykroyd has written and acted in some recognizable film work, such as Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers and many more. So what’s he been up to? Aykroyd told fans what’s been going on in his life last month at the Hollywood Palms Cinema in Naperville. […]

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SCRABBLE Starts with Literacy

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SCRABBLE Starts with Literacy

People are getting ready to shake their tile bags, rack their brains and roll at the 11th Annual “It’s Your Word Against Theirs,” SCRABBLE for Literacy Challenge on Sunday, November 2. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Illinois (LVI) and supported by local chapters of the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA), the event will be held […]

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Chicago FireFest needs a little more flame

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Chicago FireFest needs a little more flame

The pictures below show thousands lining the streets of downtown Chicago, from Michigan Ave. along Wacker to State. But despite thousands of smiling faces and children’s eyes filled with wonder, many Chicago Fire Festival on-lookers left disappointed in the botched spectacle. The three life-sized homes were built by the CeaseFire Chicago foundation and the city-wide participants of […]

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Quinn and Rauner March in China’s National Day Parade

China’s National Day was Sept. 28, and there was a parade in Chinatown to celebrate. This year there was a bit more political excitement at the parade than usual. Both of Illinois’ gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Pat Quinn and candidate Bruce Rauner, made a rare joint public appearance. Down Wentworth Avenue in Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood, pranced three Chinese dragons, […]

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They’ll Be a Hot Time in Chicago on Saturday Night

ChicagoTalks reporters have been watching the Great Fire Event shape up. From visiting Redmoon’s workspace, to interviewing the artistic creators, to checking the barges at the riverside, we have the story so far. We will have live coverage on Saturday and a wrap up story next week. Contributing to this story: Megan Ammer, Megan Caruso, […]

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