August 7, 2013 |
So you passed on attending a sprawling university in the middle of nowhere for an undergrad experience in the Windy City. Congratulations! While different, the Chicago college experience is unlike any other. This blueprint should help you navigate these next four years. Do live in the dorms for at least a year It's tempting when you live in a city to want an apartment. Pump the brakes. These come with responsibilities like gas, heat and cable that are all paid for in the dorms.
July 18, 2013 |
I would like all who read these words to know the following: My name is Ernest C. Wilkins III and I am bad at roller skating. Well, I was. See, I went and spent some time with the Windy City Rollers, Chicago's premier roller derby team. A cabal of ladies of various shapes and sizes, they're easily the most entertaining team we have in this city, excluding no one. We proposed an afternoon where they'd teach me the ins and outs of derby, trying some basic moves and seeing how I shaped up. WELP, I showed up and strapped on the gear only to find myself...
July 8, 2013 |
This weekend's summer fashion must-have? Elastic. Waist. Pants. Three major food festivals - Taste of Chicago, newcomer Windy City Smokeout and Roscoe Village Burger Fest - pile on the barbecue, burgers and food truck fare, while bands rock Taste, West Fest and Square Roots. Comfort is the name of the game when snacking and dancing, so leave the wedge sneakers and polyester stuff in the closet this time around. email@example.com | @redeyeeatdrink Windy City Smokeout When: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday Where:...
June 6, 2013 |
Chicago is the biggest thrill-seeking city in the country, according to BFGoodrich Tires' "Adrenaline Index. " Fifty-eight percent of Chicagoans said they thrive on seeking out adrenaline-fueled activities, earning the Windy City top honors. Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, Denver and Raleigh. N.C., rounded out the top five. The tire-makers surveyed 3,500 Americans across the country, finding that more than one-third of Americans are self-proclaimed thrill-seekers, thriving on new and exciting adventures.
May 30, 2013 |
If a certain Bucktown resident seems a lot more relaxed these days than he did when he was managing the White Sox, that's because, well, he is. "I really like living a regular person life," Ozzie Guillen told RedEye in an exclusive interview Wednesday. "So far it's been pretty good. " RedEye caught up with the only man in the past 90-some years to lead a Chicago baseball team to a World Series championship before an event benefiting his eponymous Ozzie Guillen Foundation at River North hot spot The Grid.
May 23, 2013 |
Zack Hample was more than nervous. In fact, had the record-setting baseball collector been in his hometown of New York City, he would have taken a U-turn. It doesn't matter if he already had tickets. He'd bite the bullet. But he couldn't do that Wednesday night. U.S. Cellular Field was a worst case scenario. Steady rain throughout the afternoon flooded out batting practice. “It was the kind of day where streaks end,” Hample said, who has accumulated more than 6,680 balls at MLB games in his lifetime.