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Jackie Cole

New Kid on the Block

  • Age: 24
  • 'Hood: Lakeview
  • Fave spot: Jack's on Southport & George

Jackie Cole is a suburban native turned city girl residing in the Lakeview area. She's a PR pro, yoga love, music junkie and media extraordinaire. When she’s not blogging in the ‘Hoods, you can catch her aspiring in the real world.

Need a cab? Just tweet it.

Need a cab? Just tweet it.

A local Chicago cab driver is taking his business to a new level. Operating under the Twitter handle @ChicagoCabbie, Rashid Temuri reaches his customers through social media, according to a recent article on Ars Technica. Here’s how it works: Instead of operating through a dispatching service like most cab drivers do, Temuri will tweet his…

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FOX Chicago kills Santa

In a FOX Chicago newscast last night surrounding kids’ high expectations for gifts from Santa this holiday, anchor Robin Robinson came right out and said the unthinkable on television for all to hear – “There is no Santa.” Even after co-anchor Bob Sirott jokingly called her Ebenezer Scrooge, she came out and said it again, advising parents to ”stop…

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Do you want five fries with that?

Do you want five fries with that?

When I saw the deal for $26 worth of McDonald’s Big Macs and fries come through on LivingSocial this week, I forwarded it to my fast-food-loving boyfriend with the subject line, “Your dream come true,” and then promptly clicked ‘delete’. $26 worth of McDonald’s?! Five Big Macs and five large fries somehow just sounds terribly wrong. However,…

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Stay classy, Chicago

Stay classy, Chicago

Every girl dreams of the day a dashing young man will pop the question. Will he fall to his knees in his desperate quest for love? Will there be red rose petals and dimly lit candles? And most of all, how big will the diamond be? (Thank you, Kris Humphries.) Regardless, I’m sure when Chicago…

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Redbox increases DVD rental prices

Redbox increases DVD rental prices

If you were planning to rent a scary movie on Halloween night with your pocket change, you may need to rethink your plans. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, Redbox will be increasing DVD rental costs by 20 percent effective Monday, October 31. This means, instead of renting a DVD for $1, your DVD will be…

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Lions, tigers and bears. Oh my!

Dreary Chicago weather got you caught up in a case of the Wednesdays? At least we’re not chasing wild animals in our backyards. In the lucky town of Zanesville, OH, more than 25 bears, wolves, lions, tigers, cheetahs and giraffes escaped a wild animal farm after the owner was found dead last night. Local police…

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Sangria + manicures? I think yes.

Sangria + manicures? I think yes.

Spoiling yourself from time to time is totally necessary. You work hard, you play harder - but when’s your down time? Judge me if you may, but I totally believe in the importance of me time. You know, time to regroup on your life, goals and show yourself some R&R love. A little reward goes a…

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Is Facebook stalking us?

Is Facebook stalking us?

According to an article on the Associated Press this week, a Kansas Facebook user has filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging the social network tracks web browsing after users log off of the site. The plaintiff claims a tracking cookie like this violates wiretapping laws, and is seeking class action status for the more than…

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