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November 2, 2011 | By Erin Vogel, RedEye
When Cesar Rolon Jr. founded Latino Fashion Week five years ago, he had zero experience in the field, but he wanted to showcase designs from the community. "What really means a lot to me is supporting local artists," said Rolon, who works in community affairs, marketing, promotions, planning and development. "I don't think there's enough of that in Chicago. Even though I did this for my community, I really can't say enough about how much amazing talent there is in this city.
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December 18, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Four Windy City Rollers were injured over the weekend on the way to the roller derby league's annual awards ceremony when their car was hit head-on by another vehicle evading police. Erin Karson, public relations manager for the Windy City Rollers, said in an email that two of the members, Carlie Lusk and Sarah Knipple, were hospitalized due to their injuries, and Knipple remains in a trauma ward. Members Irene Kim and Maggie Follis were also injured. According to Karson, the four were on their way to the Black and Blue Ball, the annual awards ceremony for the Windy...
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November 7, 2012 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus
As if it's not enough that Rihanna has 61.7 million likes on Facebook, an album that's about to drop and deluxe version of that album that's set to retail for a whopping $250, the superstar will begin touring next March. LiveNation has just announced that the 28-city tour, entitled “Diamonds,” will feature special guest A$AP Rocky.  The show kicks off in Buffalo, NY on March 8.  The Chicago show is scheduled for March 22. The tour is named after her current radio hit “Diamonds,” which is RiRi's fastest-rising single to date.  The song reached #5 on the Top 11 charts.  The song for...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Figuring out Chicago isn't always easy for new residents, but cast members of "Chicago Fire" are here to help. Six TV shows currently are filming full-time in Chicago and one part-time. Besides "Fire," its NBC spin-off, "Chicago PD," is shooting around the city. Other shows filming here include: NBC's "Crisis," a political thriller starring Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson; ABC's "Mind Games," a drama about two brothers (Christian Slater and Steve Zahn) who run a fixer agency; ABC's "Betrayal," a legal drama about a woman (Hannah Ware)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
MSNBC Docs will shine its spotlight on human trafficking in Chicago in a new special, "Sex Slaves: Windy City. " The special airs at 9 p.m. April 7 CT as part of the investigative series, hosted by the "Today" show's Natalie Morales, that explores the tolls of human trafficking. Next to drugs, MSNBC says in a release, human trafficking is now the second largest criminal activity both in America and internationally. From the release: In "Sex Slaves: Windy City," producers document Cook County's Human Trafficking Task Force as they pursue the criminals that solicit young...
NEWS
August 20, 2012 | Amanda Boleman and For RedEye
Attention Chicagoans: There comes a time in every city when it must pool its people together for peace, justice and … Pumpkin spice lattes. For the second year in a row, Starbucks will promote its fall favorite through a series of challenges starting Monday. Based on a points system, one U.S. city and one Canadian city will receive the drink in-stores first. Starbucks will award points on three main criteria: sharing via social media (Facebook and Twitter); daily challenges including word searches and trivia; and creative...
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January 9, 2013 | By Zara Husaini @zarhus and RedEye
Looks like Chicago's had its first snub of 2013--advocate.com released its list of Gayest Cities in America . Chicago seems like it would be a shoo-in for a list like this--but the Windy City was nowhere to be found. What Illinois city did make the list? Peoria. But according to Advocate's Editor in Chief Matthew Breen, Chicago's prominent gay culture may be the very reason it didn't make the list (New York, L.A., San Francisco and Miami were also neglected). “The list deliberately defied expectations,” Breen said.
SPORTS
March 12, 2013 | By Elliott Serrano and For RedEye
Now that she again is a resident of the Windy City, TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon, aka "Tara," recommends the following for those who want to get better acquainted with it: 1) Experience the food "I recommend going to all the cultural food places like Greek Town and China Town. I'm a foodie. So you have to stop by the Squared Circle for burgers and high-end pizzas. " 2) Go to a Cubs game "Nothing like a Cubs game. I recommend getting seats behind the visiting team's dugout because I like to heckle; that's my favorite.
NEWS
July 13, 2012 | By Mick Swasko, RedEye
Let's talk about sex statistics, Chicago. An annual survey by Trojan condoms released Wednesday has the numbers on where Chicago ranks under the sheets. In a survey of 100 men and 100 women in 10 U.S. cities, Chicagoans seem to need a little more excitement in their lives than other cities. Here's a breakdown of the interesting stuff: > > Chicago is tied for last in cities surveyed for the least amount of average sexual partners in a lifetime. Chicagoans averaged 14, way overshadowed by New York and Atlanta, each at an average of 25. > > ...
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June 6, 2013 | By Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins and RedEye
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.
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August 7, 2013 | By John Hickey, @johnnyjhickey and For RedEye
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.
SPORTS
July 18, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkins
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...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink and RedEye
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. kbernot@tribune.com | @redeyeeatdrink Windy City Smokeout When: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday Where:...
NEWS
June 6, 2013 | By Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins and RedEye
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.
SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Matt Lindner and For RedEye
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.
SPORTS
May 23, 2013 | By Riley Blevins @Riley_Blevins and RedEye
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
Figuring out Chicago isn't always easy for new residents, but cast members of "Chicago Fire" are here to help. Six TV shows currently are filming full-time in Chicago and one part-time. Besides "Fire," its NBC spin-off, "Chicago PD," is shooting around the city. Other shows filming here include: NBC's "Crisis," a political thriller starring Dermot Mulroney and Gillian Anderson; ABC's "Mind Games," a drama about two brothers (Christian Slater and Steve Zahn) who run a fixer agency; ABC's "Betrayal," a legal drama about a woman (Hannah Ware)
NEWS
October 17, 2012 | By Ryan Smith, @ryansmithwriter and For RedEye
I was slightly baffled when I first heard that an influx of bears and cougars might soon hit Chicago. Why would professional football players and older women who dig young guys suddenly move to the city in large numbers? But the report, as it turns out, was talking about the literal migration of animals rather than offensive linemen or Courteney Cox. A survey conducted by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale showed that a handful of black bears, mountain lions and gray wolves have appeared in Illinois since 2000.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
MSNBC Docs will shine its spotlight on human trafficking in Chicago in a new special, "Sex Slaves: Windy City. " The special airs at 9 p.m. April 7 CT as part of the investigative series, hosted by the "Today" show's Natalie Morales, that explores the tolls of human trafficking. Next to drugs, MSNBC says in a release, human trafficking is now the second largest criminal activity both in America and internationally. From the release: In "Sex Slaves: Windy City," producers document Cook County's Human Trafficking Task Force as they pursue the criminals that solicit young...
SPORTS
March 12, 2013 | By Elliott Serrano and For RedEye
Now that she again is a resident of the Windy City, TNA Knockout Lisa Marie Varon, aka "Tara," recommends the following for those who want to get better acquainted with it: 1) Experience the food "I recommend going to all the cultural food places like Greek Town and China Town. I'm a foodie. So you have to stop by the Squared Circle for burgers and high-end pizzas. " 2) Go to a Cubs game "Nothing like a Cubs game. I recommend getting seats behind the visiting team's dugout because I like to heckle; that's my favorite.
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