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Release of ‘Black Ops II’ Brings Crowd to Store Late at Night

Gamers were lined up late Monday night at the Target store on Roosevelt Road to buy the new Call of Duty game, Black Ops II. “I’ve been waiting since the summer for the release of this game, once I saw the commercial,” said 38-year-old Aaron Schultz of Evergreen Park. “Once Target allowed me to have the […]

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10th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair

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10th Annual Chicago Toy and Game Fair

A Children running and playing around, parents going along from booth to booth at Navy Pier. That was the scene at the 10th annual Chicago Toy & Game Fair, ChiTag on Nov. 17 and 18. Media and bloggers got an early peek at things at 9 a.m. “They have been looking forward to it for the past […]

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Chicago Comics: A place for the Modern Nerd or Throw-back Junkie

At Chicago Comics, the walls are packed with art and stories — everything from X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Superman. Located at the Belmont Red Line stop, Chicago Comics has been in business since 1986. Five years before becoming Chicago Comics, the shop was called All-American Comics. The shop is a place in which both […]

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Scrabble Experts Compete to Support Literacy Volunteers of America

A couple of weeks ago the Literacy Volunteers of Illinois hosted they ninth annual Scrabble for Literacy Challenge.The event took place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Grossinger City Autoplex, 1500 N Dayton, and it was widely attended by people from all ages. “It’s for die-hard scrabble players,” said Program Coordinator Chamala Travis. People registerd […]

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Halo 4 Midnight Release Draws Lines at Game Shops

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Halo 4 Midnight Release Draws Lines at Game Shops

One of the most anticipated games of the year, Halo 4 had people lined up and waiting in front of GameStop late night to pick up their copy. “I actually was a PlayStation fan, but have always played Halo with all my friends. I preordered the game and the Halo 4 Special edition Xbox so […]

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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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Friends of the Major Taylor Trail

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Friends of the Major Taylor Trail

Who was Major Taylor? Marshall “Major” Taylor was anAfrican American bicycle racer, civil rights pioneer, and author. Major Taylor was the Michael Jordan of his day.  From 1895 to 1910, he was the preeminent force in bicycle racing, the world’s most popular professional sport of that time. Major Taylor was the man to beat. After he […]

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