08 Mar 2012

Chicago’s Saint Patrick’s Day 2012 – Dyeing the Chicago River

Dyeing the Chicago River

Scheduled for 10:45 am, Saturday March 17th, the dyeing can be best viewed from the East side of the Michigan Avenue bridge, the West side of the Columbus Drive bridge or upper and lower Wacker Drive between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.

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19 Apr 2011

Emil’s Grille closes, blames Wacker construction

Emil’s Bar and Grille, a long-time fixture on Wacker Drive for business lunches and pre-opera dinners, closed last week, a victim of the massive reconstruction of the aging street, according to its owner.

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11 Jun 2010

Blackhawks Celebrate w/ 4 FT Tall 130 Lb. Stanley Cup Cake


It’s 4 feet tall, weighs 130 pounds and will be consumed by the Blackhawks today.

It’s a cake replica of the Stanley Cup and took six people 24 hours to make. The Blackhawk dessert will be served to the team later today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Wacker Drive.

Pastry chef Joseph Lochirco of Max and Benny’s Restaurant in Northbrook said a representative of Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz called the restaurant-bakery at 8 a.m. Thursday to place the order.

“They sent me the picture of the actual cup. We critique it, find out what inscriptions they want, and then start working,” Lochirco said.

“We make all the cakes and cookies for the Blackhawks.”

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