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Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Sports

Chicago Fire Draw with New York City FC 1-1

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The Chicago Fire drew 1-1 against visiting New York City FC in front of a sold-out crowd of 20,195 on Saturday at Toyota Park. The sellout was Chicago's sixth of the season, one away from the most in club history - a mark set in 2007.

Chicago Fire Owner Andrew Hauptman & Former Forward Brian McBride to be Recognized by Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame

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Chicago Fire Soccer Club owner and chairman, Andrew Hauptman, and former Fire forward, Brian McBride, will be among those recognized by the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame during the organization's "Celebration of Champions" Induction Ceremony at Wintrust Arena on Monday, October 2. Hauptman will be inducted and honored as the Sports Advocate of the Year, while McBride will be inducted for his stellar playing career.

Chicago Cubs announce tentative 2018 regular season schedule

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Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs today announced the tentative 2018 regular season schedule. The Cubs will open their 143rd season at the Miami Marlins Thursday, March 29, with the Wrigley Field opener taking place Monday, April 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLS Cup Playoff tickets now available to Chicago Fire Season Ticket Holders

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MLS Cup Playoff tickets are now available to Season Ticket Holders for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. The tickets, sold as part of a 'Playoff Strip,' include seats to any home dates for the knockout round, conference semifinal and final fixtures. These strips are exclusively for sale to 2017 and 2018 season ticket holders through October 1. Payment will only be charged as individual games are confirmed.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES – 2017 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONS

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Winnipeg 18, Wichita 2 (Game 5 – Winnipeg wins championship, 3-2) – Box

The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored nine runs in the second inning to take a 9-0 lead and would never look back as they defeated Wichita in game five, 18-2, to win their second consecutive American Association championship.

TREETOP NINJA BIRTHDAYS AT EDGE ADVENTURES - a Different Kind of Birthday Experience

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For parents looking for a different kind of birthday party experience for kids 8 years old and up, there is now a “Treetop Ninja Birthday Party” experience at Edge Adventures Aerial Park at Deep River NWI in Crown Point. Admission for the Birthday boy/girl is free. All other guests (adults or children) are $25 per person with no minimum number of people required for this two- hour adventure. You can reserve picnic tables and bring your own cake, drinks and snacks.

GENEVA’S ALL CHOCOLATE KITCHEN STORE HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL OOH LA LA 5K TO SUPPORT ST. JUDE’S SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

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nternationally acclaimed pastry chef Alain Roby of Geneva’s All Chocolate Kitchen is raising awareness for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital with his third annual Ooh La La Chocolate 5k. The run will wind through the streets of stunning downtown Geneva and end at the world famous All Chocolate Kitchen (A.C.K) 33 South Third Street. Runners will be met at the finish line with a custom finisher medal, an All Chocolate Kitchen sweatshirt, and a chocolate experience provided by Chef Roby himself. The event will take place on Sunday, November 5th at 7:30 a.m.

3rd Annual Eric Estill Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Pasta Lunch

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The 3rd Annual Eric Estill Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Pasta Lunch will be held on Saturday, October 21st at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8955 Columbia Avenue. Check-in at 9:30 AM, Run/Walk at 11:00 AM. Lunch starts at 11:30 AM. This is an officially timed race. $25 run - $10 lunch - $35 for both.