Common Ground: Creating Change Creatively Through the Common Ground Foundation

In the wake of Chicago’s highest violence rates ever amongst its youth, the citizens of this city are hopeful and confident that the circumstances that Chicago’s inner city is facing will significantly improve. Hip hop mogul Common is bringing hope back to the city of Chicago with the 4th Annual Common Ground Foundation Gala and Fundraiser!

Blackhawks in July?! It’s Like Christmas!

If you’re a Blackhawks fan and planning on going to the upcoming Blackhawks Convention – like me – then last weekend was like Christmas for you. Convention passes and welcome letters were sent out to the delight of fans across Chicagoland. July 20th – 22nd the Hilton Chicago will become Blackhawks central; players & fans will flock to the iconic Chicago hotel for a weekend of hockey in the middle of summer – it’s quite a sight! This marks the 5th year of the convention and as in years past, it has completely sold out – unless you’re willing to go on StubHub. It’s no surprise this event is so popular. I went to my first convention last year and if you’re a fan of the Hawks, it’s something you NEED to go to.
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Best Beach Bash: Volleywood Presented by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Chicago Sport and Social once again takes over North Avenue Beach on Saturday, July 7th to host the city’s biggest beach party and sand volleyball tournament. More than 5,000 attendees will be transported to the ultimate fantasy beach bash filled with food, drinks, sun, competition and live music.

Move NATO Get Out The Way: A Food Revolution is here to STAY!

Chicago had thousands of people ready to start a revolution this weekend, and I’m not just talking about the NATO Summit! Saturday, May 19th was celebrity Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, a global event that took place in 488 cities around the world!
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Super Bowl 2012, red carpet events, celebs, football, concerts, food & fun.. in Indy!

In case you missed some of the pics, here are some of the most clicked on ones from my Facebook & Twitter that apparently were most appreciated (and a couple surprise extras!)!!!! As a guest of Gatorade there to "#WinFromWithin" you will see my killer training session w/ celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson (still sore), behind the scenes shots from all the pre/post parties, how I treated one lucky Twitter/Facebook follower to the Superbowl last minute, and of course fun red carpet & party shots w/new & old celeb friends like.. David Arquette, Jessica Szohr, LMFAO, LL Cool J, Hines Ward & more!
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Dempster Family Foundation’s “Casino Night”

Ryan Dempster is a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs and has over thirteen years of MLB experience. He has been with the Cubs for the past eight years! His daughter, Riley, was born in 2009 with the genetic disorder 22q, which prompted him and his wife to start the Dempster Family foundation. The disease is a chromosomal abnormality that causes a very wide range of health issues. Not only does the disease cause developmental issues, but it also is the source of heart defects, autism, and immune system problems. Currently, a cure does not exist and children suffering from the disease require significant medical attention.
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care for women in chicago & beyond

  in honor of international women's day, "care" (, an organization dedicated to helping women around the world by improving education, health, and economic opportunity, presents "half the...
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celebrities love chicago & our 2016 olympic bid!

If you follow me on twitter you get to come along for some serious fun behind the scenes craziness… like when I filmed 50+ Celebrity friends about why they love Chicago & why they want to see the...