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Melinda McIntire

Single in Chi

  • Age: 29
  • 'Hood: Wicker Park/Uki Village
  • Fave spot: The Blue Line Club Car drinking social mojitos

Melinda is a 20-something single girl living out the last of her roaring 20s in Chicago. She cannot snap her fingers and is obsessed with true crime shows. Melinda is recently transplanted to Wicker Park after four years in Boystown. Follow her adventures as she continues to discover cute hipster boys and all else Wicker Park has to offer. She can be found drinking a manhattan in the 'hood and searching for the man of her dreams.

Logan Square Unites Against Sexual Assault rally scheduled for Monday

In response to the rape and assault in Logan Square on New Year’s Eve the community is coming together to help rally against sexual assault. The event is scheduled in the Logan Square community on Monday, January 9th at 5:30 pm. The event will start outside of the Congress Theater at 2135 N. Milwaukee and…

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As you may have heard, a woman was brutally beaten into an unconscious state and raped by 6 men, according to the Trib right next to the Congress Theater on Milwaukee Avenue. As a single woman who lives, travels, walks alone in Logan Square, Wicker Park, Uki Village and throughout the city, the incident is terrifying…

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Dating during the holidays is pointless

While the holidays are a good time to get together with friends and family and maybe make eyes over peppermint lattes at the cute guy at Starbucks, overall it is not a good time to start dating someone. There is out-of-town travel, family visiting town, countless parties, and general commitments that don’t allow much time…

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Non-committal New Year's Eve in Wicker Park/Bucktown

Non-committal New Year’s Eve in Wicker Park/Bucktown

It’s now officially that time of year to start stressing. And no, I don’t mean about Christmas presents, or your holiday weight gain, or what you’re going to cook for 22 people for Christmas dinner, no. I mean, what the hell are you going to do for New Year’s Eve? Oh New Year’s. Where people…

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Ahh awkward work holiday parties. It’s that time of year. When you’re standing around drinking cheap champagne and eating finger foods, talking to coworkers, it can be awkward. You don’t want to talk about work, because well, it’s the holidays and then you’re just known as a Scrooge who can’t let it go away from…

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Couples’ coma in Chicago

The cold has set in. Holidays are here. I’m paying large heating bills. It’s winter. And with winter comes hibernation. While we are all in hibernation mode, eating carbs and too many Christmas cookies, the serious offenders of hibernation winter in Chicago are the couples. You know, your friends who five or two years ago…

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Fundraiser for Occupy Chicago Friday at multikulti

Tonight is an awesome event, Occupy This!, to raise money for legal fees of those arrested at Occupy Chicago. There will be music, poets, DJs, including one of my favorite bands, Sidewalk Chalk (I love any band with a tapdancer) and favorite poet and artist, Kevin Coval. It’s a $10 requested donation, which is a…

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