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Holiday spirit, get some

Holiday spirit, get some

As it happens on most holidays, Lincoln Park has gradually become a ghost town. It’s no wonder the ugly sweaters start coming out the weekend after Thanksgiving, because this week and next are darrrk, socially, in our little corner of the world. Our resident DePaul’ians have long since fled the scene and anyone who’s not…

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85-year-old man dies after Lincoln Park fire

85-year-old man dies after Lincoln Park fire

An elderly man injured in a Lincoln Park fire last night died this morning. The Tribune has more: An 85-year-old man who suffered burn injuries from a fire Saturday night in Lincoln Park has died, officials said. A fire was reported on the third floor of a building in the 2700 block of North Pine…

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Tips for ugly sweater season

Tips for ugly sweater season

Tell me this isn’t the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen. There were some pretty impressively disgusting sweaters at Mad River last Thursday, but I think the one with the hot pink trim takes the cake. Ugly sweater goers were donning their awesomely bad ensembles for more than just pure entertainment. The all-you-can-drink event’s proceeds went…

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Woman claims coyotes surrounded her in Lincoln Park

Woman claims coyotes surrounded her in Lincoln Park

Yikes! A woman is claiming that she was surrounded by coyotes this morning in Lincoln Park. ABC has more:  A woman claims she was surrounded by coyotes Tuesday morning in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. City animal care and control officials are looking into her claim. The woman called 911 about 6:30 Tuesday morning saying she…

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Chicago's Champagne Week 2011

Chicago’s Champagne Week 2011

I haven’t gotten official approval from Rahm yet, but I’m just going to go ahead and name this week the City of Chicago’s Champagne Week 2011. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? This week kicks off two champagne events, one of which I know will change your life (cough, Binny’s, cough). Binny’s Champagne Grand…

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Crossdressing muggers charged in Lincoln Park assaults

Crossdressing muggers charged in Lincoln Park assaults

Well, this is something you don’t hear every day: Two men dressed as women were charged with mugging a teenage girl Friday as she walked near Lincoln Park Zoo, only minutes after they allegedly assaulted another pedestrian and tried to take his wallet, prosecutors said. Read more: Crossdressing muggers charged in Lincoln Park assaults –…

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PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

Die-hard Ohio State fans frequently rally at Mickey’s Bar & Patio to cheer on the Buckeyes, and despite Saturday’s less than impressive weather, dozens showed up (and out) to support the long-standing rivalry against the Michigan Wolverines. I felt like I’d traveled back in time to the north side of OSU’s campus where my girlfriends…

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