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November 30, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
It turns out even celebrities aren't immune from the real estate downturn - if they're selling, that is - and they, like anyone else, can benefit from falling home prices, too. Recent Chicago Magazine reports show Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, a South Side native, has contracted to buy a Burr Ridge house in west suburban Burr Ridge for $2.795 million - a hefty discount from the original $4.2 million asking price....
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November 30, 2011 | By Georgia Garvey, RedEye
It turns out even celebrities aren't immune from the real estate downturn - if they're selling, that is - and they, like anyone else, can benefit from falling home prices, too. Recent Chicago Magazine reports show Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, a South Side native, has contracted to buy a Burr Ridge house in west suburban Burr Ridge for $2.795 million - a hefty discount from the original $4.2 million asking price....
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August 24, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey @gcgarvey and RedEye
The next time you and your friends decide to meet for a glass of wine and some snacks, Starbucks wants to be on your list of potential destinations. The coffee giant, based in Seattle, is rolling out its new "Starbucks Evenings" menu in a handful of Chicago-area locations, right after initial test markets in its home base in the Pacific Northwest. The first Chicago spot at Sheffield Avenue and Diversey Parkway will hold its grand opening Friday. Two other spots in suburban Schaumburg and Burr Ridge opened earlier this summer and about four more evening menu locations are planned for the city by the end of...
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July 2, 2012 | By Georgia Garvey and RedEye
When you think of beer pong, some images and phrases probably come to mind: frat parties, sticky floors and next-day hangovers among them. But luxury? High design? If Joseph Mollo, a 22-year-old recent DePaul University grad, has anything to say about it, that could be the new face of beer pong. Mollo, an entrepreneurship major at DePaul, designed a poplar-and-cast-iron beer pong table with a sleek curved surface and LED lights to highlight those red Solo cups. "If I tell people I make an $800 beer pong table and I don't have a picture, they walk away laughing," Mollo said.
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October 16, 2012 | By Melanie Zanona and For RedEye
"Chicago Fire" is a new TV series that chronicles firefighters facing life and death on the job, while "Chicago Code" was about cops fighting crime and danger in the city. But the really dangerous jobs in the Chicago area don't involve guns or fires or even criminals. Transportation and agriculture might not have enough glamor and drama for TV, but that doesn't mean they are any less dangerous--in 2010, truck drivers and farmers had more workplace fatalities than firefighters or police officers in Illinois.
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