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Memo to Rosie: How to live in Wrigleyville

Memo to Rosie: How to live in Wrigleyville

Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich recently wrote a column (read here) dedicated to Chicago’s newest celebrity resident, Rosie O’ Donnell. In the article, she offers tips to O’Donnell about how we do it here in Chicago. While I endorse all of her points – buy a snow scraper and shovel, newbies can’t complain about the…

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Lakeview neighbors: victims of fire need more than just a cup of sugar

Lakeview neighbors: victims of fire need more than just a cup of sugar

Saturday afternoon’s fire hit close to home for me. And I mean that both literally and figuratively – the blaze took place two buildings down from my apartment. After an afternoon jaunt in Wicker Park with a friend, I returned home Saturday to find my block completely shut off from traffic, dozens of fire trucks…

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Nisei Lounge: A dive bar diamond in Wrigleyville’s rough

Nisei Lounge: A dive bar diamond in Wrigleyville’s rough

Hidden among the dozens of bars and pubs along the Wrigleyville stretch is a refreshingly dirty and honest little dive bar on Sheffield known as Nisei Lounge. It’s a place to escape what I like to call Cubs zombies – those baseball fans who’ve been drinking since they woke up and have no intention of stopping.…

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