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Chicago Beach Polo World Cup 2011

By Brent Lewis

October 7, 2011

Members of the Women's Lufthansa Private Jet (gray) and Gascon (purple) teams participated in the Grey Goose Chicago Beach Polo World Cup on Saturday and Sunday at North Avenue Beach. Originally, the tournament was held every year in Miami, Florida. However, Bruce Orosz, who brought the sport to the United States, saw the beauty of North Avenue Beach and knew he had to hold the tournament in Chicago. A portion of the funds ra...

Coyote Festival-The Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts

By Brent Lewis

October 4, 2011

Coyote FestivalThe Wicker Park/ Bucktown Festival of the Arts is a three day art fest hosted by the Flat Iron Artist's Association, kicks off Friday night at 1579 North Milwaukee Avenue. Painters photographers, musicians, jewelers and more welcome guest to enjoy their work in their studio space of the Flat Iron building.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="http://www.columbiachronic...

Empty Bottle ‘Peeing it Forward’ for American Liver Foundation

By Sophia Coleman

October 3, 2011

Drinking off of the bathroom floor of a bar has never sounded so pleasingor commendable.The Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave., a dive bar known for hosting some of the best alternative rock and jazz in the city, but more importantly, for its eclectic walls full of musicians’ and artists’ blood, sweat and signatures—recently remodeled. Now the place is donating some of their bits and pieces to the American Liver Foundation.The...

Chicago Dance Crash gives audience “Immediate Gratification”

By Sophia Coleman

September 26, 2011

Dancing on tables, shooting off Nerf guns, stomping on bubble-wrap and playing with Post-it notes are just some of the scenarios in Chicago Dance Crash’s new production, “Immediate Gratification.”The show, produced by guest director for CDC Paul Christiano, 35, is geared toward the general American audience—a crowd ridden with short attention spans and hard-to-please tastes. It opened on Sept. 23 for a two-weekend ru...

September 11: A Decade Later

By Brent Lewis

September 14, 2011

A slideshow of September 11, 2011 from around Chicago and neighboring suburbs, by the staff of the Columbia Chronicle.September 11, 2011 was a day that will forever live in the hearts of Americans forever. Being a decade later areas all through out Chicago showed their pride with ceremonies and dedications to the brave men and women who lost their lives due to the terror attack of that day.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="d...

Trader Joe’s

By Sara Mays

September 12, 2011

Trader Joe's opened it's first store in the South Loop at, 50 East Roosevelt Road , Friday, September 9, 2011. The opening was not received with open arms by everyone with a few protestors demonstration against the opening of Trade Joe's.  Slideshow by Sara Mays[kml_flashembed publishmethod="dynamic" fversion="10.1.8276" useexpressinstall="true" movie="" width="500" heigh...

Chicago May Day Rally 2011

By Cristina Aguirre

May 7, 2011

Hundreds of people marched from Union Park to Daley Plaza for the traditional May Day rally, a protest march to support immigration reform. Many local organizations from the GLBT, Justice without Borders, the Immigrant Youth Justice League, Latinos Progresando,etc,. joined in on the rally. Photos by Armando Silva.

Food Truck Summit raises awareness

By Cristina Aguirre

April 25, 2011

Rain and hail poured onto the tent, where hundreds of Chicagoans stood holding paper cups filled with meatballs, munching on cupcakes and standing in line for enchiladas, all of them there to support the growing food truck industry in the city. Despite the weather, by the end of the night, most of the food trucks sold out of their food.This was the scene at The Food Truck Summit held at Goose Island Beer, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., on Apri...

May Day, May Day 2010

By Cristina Aguirre

May 10, 2010

Thousands marched for immigration reform at the annual May Day rally in Chicago on May 1, 2010. Posters read “Undocumented, Unafraid”, “Obama, Obama, don’t deport my mama” and “Boycott Arizona,” filled the air as immigrant rights groups led chants against Arizona’s SB 1070 law, an immigration bill that allows state police to question anyone suspected of being undocumented.[kml_flashembed publishmethod="static"...

SXSW Music Festival 2010

By The Columbia Chronicle

April 7, 2010

For Five days every spring, Austin, Texas becomes the music capital of the world as everyone who is anyone in the music business surges into the city. More than 2,000 bands play throughout the city in one of more than 90 venues. The music starts around 10 A.M. and continues until about 4 the following morning. The festival was founded in 1987 with 700 registrants. Today, the festival boasts over 12,000 registrants and play...

Recapping Strikeforce/M-1: Fedor vs. Rogers

By JeffGraveline

November 11, 2009

The reign of “the Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko continues, but not without doubts about how much longer that reign will continue. Fedor was pushed into the second round of a fight for the first time since 2006 and at times looked vulnerable against underdog Brett Rogers at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL.Rogers’ heavy hands caught Fedor early, breaking and cutting his nose, before Fedor took the fight to th...

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