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WTTW Chicago has taken down the Wild Chicago Archives from their site. I have an archive of them, so I will post them here.

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ADVENTURES | ANIMALS | ARTISTS | EATS | EVENTS | GROUPS | MUSEUMS | MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT | PRODUCTS AND SERVICES | SHOPPING | SPORTS | WEIRDNESS AND MISCELLANEA

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ADVENTURES

BALLOON FESTIVAL
Wayne Dunham
Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival
Lisle Community Park
Next Balloon Festival will be held July 3-7, 2003
eyestotheskiesfestival.com
balloonnow@aol.com

CAL SAG RIVER TOUR AND POKER RUN
Rick Dawson
Riverside Lounge Marina
13601 S. Calhoun
Chicago, IL 60633
773/646-5300

GLIDERS
Sky Soaring Inc.
Hampshire, IL
On Rt 20, 1⁄2 mile N of NW Tollway (Rt. 90)
847/683-SOAR (7627)
skysoaring.com

HOVERCRAFTS
Eric Goldstein
Goldstein Hovercraft, LLC
http://www.gohover.com
Chicago Hovercrafters
chicagohovercraft.com
eric@goldstein.net

LIMA LIMA PRECISION FLIGHT TEAM
limalima.com

POWERED PARACHUTES
Bill and Bonnie Hunt
29262 S. Will Center Road
Peotone, IL 60468
708/258-0055
powerchuters.com
Bhunt8640@aol.com

RAVEN SKY HANG GLIDING
Twin Oaks Airport
N463 County Road N
Whitewater, WI 53190
Brad Kushner
262/473-8800
312/360-0700 (Chicago number)
hanggliding.com
ROUTE 66 TEST-N-TUNE
Route 66 Raceway
500 Speedway Boulevard
Joliet, IL. 60433
815/727-RACE
route66raceway.com

SCAVENGER HUNT
Tim Ring

773/529-3875

usscavengerhunt.com

SKYDIVE CHICAGO
3215 East 1969th Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 433-0000 or (800) SKY-DIVE
skydivechicago.com

TEN COMMANDMENTS
lostcitydemille.com

TRIKES
A & M Airsports Ltd.
Mike Hudetz
Airport base at Cushing Field in Newark, IL
Foster Field in Apple River, IL
630/879-6568
airsportster.com

WATERCROSS
County Lakes Resort
900 West Belvidere Road
Round Lake, IL 60073
riverbendbenders.com

WATER RIDERS
Kayak Tours & Rowing Club
312/953-WATR
wateriders.com

WILL-U-CANOE
Wayne Hermansen
8390 Archer Ave.
Willow Spring, IL 60480
708/839-2311

WINDY CITY BALLOON PORT
100 Ski Hill Road
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
(847) 639-0550

WISE GUYS DRAG RACING
Pete Demos
708/563-9842
chicagowiseguys.com
Great Lakes Dragway
Union Grove, WI
262/878-3783
greatlakesdragaway.com

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ANIMALS

CHICAGO HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-1800
chicagoherp.org

D&D WORMERY
348 Hillside Drive
Roselle, IL 60172
630/529-4832

HYDE PARK PARAKEETS
Max Grinnell
773/393-0154
monkparakeet.com/jmsouth

KOUNTRY KENNELS
12N911 Route 20
Hampshire, IL 60140
1 888 PET MOTEL
847/741-5434
kountrykennels.com

LEE WATSON’S REPTILE SWAP
Crosswinds Farm
110 West Schaumburg Road
Streamwood, IL 60107
(630) 837-4005
reptileswap.com

LIVING SEA AQUARIUM
Mike and Jan Sergey
811 W. Devon Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847/698-7258
livingseaaquarium.com

LOU DADDANO’S REPTILES
Serpent Safari
In Gurnee Mills
6170 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
847/855-8800
serpentsafari.com

PET BLESSING
St. Paul’s by the Lake
Father J. H. Heschle
7100 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
773/764-6514
stpaulsbylake.org
spbylake@stpaulsbylake.org

PUG CRAWL
pugparty.com
Pugmailing@RCN.com

RAT LADY (SAMANTHA’S ANIMALS)
3555 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
773/549-EEKS (3357) or
773/903-EEKS
amazinganimals.biz

VALLEY OF KINGS SANCTUARY AND RETREAT
W7593 Townhall Rd
Sharon, WI 53585-9728
votk.com

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ARTISTS

ALEX ROSS
alexrossart.com
comicbookpros.com
Alex Ross’ graphic novels are available at all quality book and specialty stores.

BANANA ARTIST
Roy Koerner
773/205-5016
www.bananaboyroy.com

BEYOND THE IVY
Steve Wolf 847/821-0656
David Levinson 773/525-3153
majorleaguemodels.com
wrigleyfieldvideo.com
Film scheduled to show in late March

CHESTER TUSZYNSKI
219/866-3828

DAVID “THE ROCK” NELSON
RockNelsonFilms@hotmail.com
psychotronic.info

DR. EVERMOR
Route 12
North Freedom, WI 53951
drevermor.org

FUGLY THE CLOWN
fuglytheklown.com

ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF ART
312/280-3500
800/ 351-3450
ilic.artinstitutes.edu

INVENTOR DAN NICHOLS
Dan Nichols
773/529-5323

JOJO’S CLOSET
1579 N. Milwaukee, Suite 311
Chicago, IL
773/862-5656
jojochicago.com/
email

LELAND & LESLIE
847/622-5364
www.leslieburbank.com
www.leland-n-leslie.net

RIVERVIEW PARK MODELS
Ed Fruh
homepage.mac.com/lmcshane/Ed_Fruh
efruh@aol.com

SHAYNA BRACHA
shaynabracha.com

SPACE DIRT
Jose Gomez
219/736-8470

TAXIDERMIST OF POULTRY PERSONALITIES
Mike Englehardt
630/553-0544

TEN COMMANDMENTS

YO YO BOB
Bob Stynoski
773/237-2933

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EATS

A LA TURKA
3134 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-6101
http://www.turkishkitchen.us
Belly dancing every Friday & Saturday night at 9pm

BRONZEVILLE B&B
3911 S Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60653
773/373-8081
bronzevillesbb.com

CAVALLONE’S PIZZERIA
8933 Archer Road
Willow Springs, IL
708/839-5100

CHICAGO FOOD CORP
3333 N. Kimball
Chicago, IL 60618
773/478-5566
chicagofood.com

DINNER TRAIN
Jack Franklin
262/548-3837
www.easttroyrr.org

FANNIE MAY KITCHEN
Fannie May Kitchen
1137 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60607
Fannie May does not give public tours.

FILBERT’S POP SHOP
3430 S Ashland
773/847-1520

LITTLE BUCHAREST ROMANIAN RESTAURANT
3001 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60657
773/929-8640

MEYERS CASTLE
1370 Joliet St
Dyer, IN 46311
773/646-5613

PHIL SCHMIDT’S RESTAURANT
1205 North Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
(800) FROG-LEG
froglegs.com

PIEROGI FEST
Gayle Faulkner Kosalko
219/659-0292
Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce
1442 119th Street
Whiting, IN 46394
pierogifest.net
puccini99@aol.com

PRAIRIE JOE’S RESTAURANT
Aydin Dincer
1921 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
847/491-0391

RAINBOW CONE
9233 S. Western
Chicago, IL 60620
773/238-7075
and
9636 W. 143rd St.
Orland Park, IL 60462
708/226-5901

RAINBOW RESTAURANT
708 North Clark
Chicago, IL 60610
312/787-4499

SARKIS CAFÉ
2632 Gross Point Road
Evanston, IL 60201
847/328-9703
sarkiscafe.com

SPAVONE’S RISTORANTE
Tony Spavone’s Ristorante
266 W. Lake St.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
630/529-3154
tonyspavones.com

VIENNA BEEF
Vienna Beef Factory Store & Deli
2501 N Damen
Chicago, IL 60647
773/435-2202
viennabeef.com

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EVENTS

BALLOON ARTS CONVENTION
March 9, 2003 11am-3pm
at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
773/380-1404
ibaconline.com

CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA
Glen Ellyn Park District
501 Hill Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL. 60137
630/858-2463
gcbr.com
gepark.org
Next boat regatta- June 28

HIGHLAND GAMES
Oak Brook Polo Grounds
Oak Brook, IL
Ginny Richardson 630/789-8555
chicago-scots.org
GRPRMedia@aol.com

INTERNATIONAL CHERRY PIT SPITTING CONTEST
treemendus-fruit.com
MEXICAN RODEO
Plaza Garibaldi
Across from 26th and California Avenue
Chicago, IL
312/421-5272

MONASTERO’S WINE FESTIVAL
3935 W Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL
773/588-2515

PIEROGI FEST
Gayle Faulkner Kosalko
219/659-0292
Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce
1442 119th Street
Whiting, IN 46394
pierogifest.net
puccini99@aol.com

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GROUPS

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR NUDE RECREATION
George Morrison
Chicago Sun Club
P.O. Box 133
Wasco, IL 60183
630/377-3719 (CSC)
800/TRY-NUDE (National)
midwestsun.com/csc.html
aanr.com

CHICAGO FIRE ACADEMY
558 W. DeK oven
Chicago, IL 60607
312/747-7239
cityofchicago.org
“I pull to the right for sirens and lights”

CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT
The Grove
1421 Milwaukee Ave.
Glenview, IL 60025
glenview parkdist.org

G.I. JOE COLLECTORS
Kevin Bolger
847/577-8437
gijoe@core.com

GREAT LAKES CONGRESS
Kerri Gehrmann
1018 Manchester Course
Geneva, IL 60134
630/262-8323

GREAT LAKES NAVAL TRAINING CENTER
Commander Doug Challos
Service School Command/ Damage Control School
Public Affairs Office
Great Lakes, IL
847/688-5736 ext. 20
ntcgl.navy.mil
cdr-doug.challos@cnet.navy.mil

HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL
Thomas Applegate
The J. Ira & Nicki Harris Family Hostel
24 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
312/360-0300
hichicago.org

JAPANESE UKELELE GROUP
Japanese American Senior Ukelele Group
Japanese American Service Committee
4427 N Clark
Tonko Doi 773/275-0097
Helen Kwashima 773/ 725-2520

KITES
Charlie Sotich
773/735-1353
Usually meet the 4th Sunday of every month at Ned Brown Woods

KLINGON ARMADA INTERNATIONAL
Jerry Murphy
Sugar Grove, IL
630-860-5374

LANAHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Steve Franks
630/443-9609
lanaholics.com

LAUGHING CLUB CHICAGO
Laughing Club Chicago
866/LUV-2LAF
chicagolaughterclubs.com

LINCOLN PRESENTERS
Bill Strong
800/456-3753
lincolnpresenters.org

MAGIC HEDGE
Christine Williamson
birdchris@aol.com
chicagobirder.org

MANIFOLD COOKING TOUR
Jim Ruzicka
611 E. Harding Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526
708/354-9571
Next cooking tour in September 2002
modela_m38_jim@msn.com

MODEL HORSE COLLECTORS
Great Lakes Congress
Kerri Gehrmann
1018 Manchester Course
Geneva, IL 60134
630/262-8323
GreatLakesCongress.com
Kerri@greatlakescongress.com

MUSHROOM HUNTERS
Illinois Mycological Association
280 Laurel Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035
847/432-8256
ilmyco.gen.chicago.il.us

NORTHWEST TURNERS BINGO
6625 W. Belmont
773/637-6648
Wednesday nights

POOL CHECKERS
triplejump.net/pool.shtml

PUNSTERS ANNUAL DINNER
G.R. Thomas
630/663-4541
litedoc@attbi.com

REVOLUTIONARY WAR RE-ENACTMENT
Joan Dobberpuhl
Northwest Territory Alliance Commander
JOAND1@prodigy.net
nwta.com

SIG SAKOWICZ FAN CLUB

SIG SAKOWICZ
Eddie Blazonczyk & The Versatones
versatones.com

SOCIETY OF CREATIVE ANACHRONISM
Shire of Grey Gargoyles
sca.org
midrealm.org

SQUIRREL LOVERS’ CLUB
Gregg Bassett
318 W. Fremont Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630/833-1117
thesquirrelloversclub.com

STITCH N* BITCH
Brenda Janish
purl@mail.com
stitchnbitch.org
Meets every Tuesday, 7-9, on the city’s north side.

U.S. COAST GUARD
630/986-2159
cgaux.org
uscg.mil

WHEATON RADIO AMATEURS
Dale Kwarta
630/858-8541
PO Box QSL
Wheaton, IL 60189
wheatonhamfest.org
WCRA@aol.com

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MUSEUMS

50s HOUSE in ROLLING MEADOWS
3100 Central Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847/577-7086
Open Wednesdays and Sundays

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSEUM AND BLACK VETERANS ARCHIVE
Dr. Charles Smith
126 North Kendall
Aurora, IL 60505
(815) 968-9770
Jessie Bates, agent

ARNIE BERNSTEIN
Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100 Years of Chicago
and the Movies
The Movies Are: Carl Sandburg’s Film Reviews & Essays, 1920-1928
lakeclaremont.com

AUDITORIUM THEATRE COUNCIL
Bart Swindall
50 East Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60505
312/431-2354
mrauditorium@aol.com
auditoriumtheatre.org
Call for tour schedule

COOK COUNTY EVIDENCE WAREHOUSE
Mary Nolan
312/443-5031

COOKIE JAR LADY AND HER MUSEUM
111 Stephen Street
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 257-5012

FIELD MUSEUM
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
312/922-9410 (general information)
312/665-7700 (membership information)
fieldmuseum.org

FRANK BURLA ANTIQUE PIPE AND TOBACCIANA MUSEUM
(630) 271-1317
members.aol.com/fpburla

GAS MASK COLLECTOR
Bart Wilkus
nofuture.com
gasmasks@nofuture.com

HEGELER-CARUS MANSION
1307 Seventh Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
For tour info contact:
815-224-5892
www.hegelercarus.org
tours@hegelercarus.org

JAMES BOND COLLECTOR
Doug Redenius
Ian Fleming Foundation
redenius@aol.com
ianfleming.org

JOHN DILLINGER MUSEUM
Lake County Indiana Convention & Visitors Bureau/Indiana Welcome Center
7770 Corinne Drive
Hammond, IN 46323
1-800-ALL LAKE
alllake.org
johndillingermuseum.com

KENOSHA MILITARY MUSEUM
11114 20th Avenue
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53159
(262) 857-3418
kenoshamilitarymuseum.com

NEON BONEYARD
Richard Hooker
c/o Neon Museum
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702/229-5366

NORTHERN ILLINOIS CRIME LAB
1677 Old Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
847/432-8160

OLD JAIL MUSEUM
Crawfordsville, IN
765/362-5222

POLICE CAR COLLECTORS CLUB
P.O. Box 480021
Kansas City, Missouri 64148-0021

RANKIN BASS
rankinbass.com

SCULPTOR CHARLES SMITH
tours begin in the spring, contact Aurora Area Tourism at 630 / 897-5581

SHEDD AQUARIUM
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Phone: 312.939.2435

TOP MUSEUM
Judith Schultz
533 Milwaukee Ave
Burlington, WI 53105
262/763-3946 (call ahead for hours)

THRIFT STORE ART
thriftstoreart.com
VIETNAM VETERANS MUSEUM
National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
1801 S. Indiana
Chicago, IL 60616
312/326-0270
nvvam.org

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MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

BABY DOLL POLKA CLUB
6102 S. Central
Chicago, IL 60639
773/582-9706
ekbabydoll@aol.com

BAREFOOT HAWAIIAN
Store Address: 1401 E. Oakton, Des Plaines, IL 60018
847/699-7336
barefoothawaiian.com
info@barefoothawaiian.com

BARNEY LEWIS
1110 W. Wilson
Chicago, Il 60640
773/334-2603

THE BEAT COP
Officer Rzodkiewicz
18th District
113 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60610
773-772-7723 (home)
312-742-5870 (work)

BELL RINGERS
Dan McDaniel
708/352-0800
MusDan@aol.com

THE BIG SWING
Riff Menza
630/585-4661

BONE DADDY
Marc Smith
slampapi.com
Professor John and his Band
773/531-4894
professorjohn.com
Bone Daddy
551 N. Ogden
Chicago, IL 60622
312/226-6666

CHIC-A-GO-GO
1507 E. 53rd St. #617
Chicago, IL 60615
Airs on cable channel 19 in Chicago, Tuesdays @ 8:30pm and Wednesdays @ 3:30pm
roctober.com
cantv.org

CIRCUS BOY BOBBY HUNT
708/499-9880
circusboy.com

CLEANING LADYS
www.cleaningladys.com

CYRUS HAYES BAND #1410
Woods Lounge
Alley near 228 S. Kedzie

DANTE INGRAM
voodoocabaret.com
chicagoburlesque.com

DAVE HOEKSTRA
Ticket to Everywhere available at Lake Claremont Press, or online at lakeclaremont.com and amazon.com

DEAF ELVIS
Tom Adamo
Deafelvis@aol.com

EDDIE KOROSA & THE BOYS FROM ILLINOIS
Baby Doll Polka Club
6102 S. Central
Chicago, IL 60638
773/586-3719
ekbabydoll@aol.com

ELECTRIC AMISH
electricamish.com

THE FAMOUS BROTHERS BLUEGRASS BAND
www.famousbrothers.com

FARMERS MARKET
6333 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323/933-9211
farmersmarketla.com
farmersmarketbars.com
info@farmersmarketla.com

THE FOUR CHARMS
Duff Entertainment, Inc.
773/342-DUFF
js4charms@aol.com
fourcharms.com

GREEN E-THE ENVIRONMENTAL ELVIS
Dave Pyle
312/666-2426
greenelvis.com

H.H. HOLMES
John Borowski
312/494-5711
hhholmesthefilm.com
waterfrontchicago.com
Screenings begin this Spring

HOWL AT THE MOON
26 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL
312/863-7427

THE HUMAN SALAD SHOOTER
Mark Faje
630/530-1150
markfaje@yahoo.com

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (in less than two minutes)
Michael Nowak
mikenowak.net

JAZZ RECORD MART
Bob Koester
444 N. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60611
312/222-1467
jazzmart.com
jazzmart@delmark.com

JIMMY BURNS
JRBurns47@yahoo.com

JIMMY SUTTON’S FOUR CHARMS
Duff Entertainment Inc.
773-342-DUFF
www.fourcharms.com
js4charms@aol.com

JUST US
Josh/Anne Marie
773/935-9903
justusblues@hotmail.com

KID SINATRA DAKOTA HORVATH
Dakota Horvath
Ron Onesti, Manager
773/625-0506

MARVIN TATE’S D-SETTLEMENT
Renee Ruffin McClow
For booking contact Adam Conway
773/276-7476

MENTALIST
Judy O’Brien 773/508-4436
Christopher Carter 847/783-5191
mindcramp.com

MENTALIST
Christopher Carter
mindcramp.com

THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS
Jeff Jenkins
773/583-2222
midnightcircus.net

MILT TRENIER
Showman Extraordinaire
rockabilly.net/milttrenier

NEW DUNCAN IMPERIALS
newduncanimperials.com

PAT MCCURDY
Singer/Guitarist
patmccurdy.com
pmbiz@hotmail.com

PUPPET PARLOR
1922 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
773/774-2919

ROPE WARRIOR DAVID FISHER
(888) JMP-ROPE
ropewarrior.com
info@ropewarrior.com

ROTC- THE RIGHTEOUSLY OUTRAGEOUS TWIRLING CORPS

RONNIE RICE
847/864-1577
www.ronnierice.com
The DanZman
847/ 895-1209
thedanzman@yahoo.com
geocities.com/thedanzman

RPM
Dan Milligan
630/836-9910

SINGER & SAW
Nathan Carver & Sarah Worthington

SOCK PUPPET SHOWGIRLS
Harvey Finklestein
312/458-9135
harveyfinklestein.com
harveyfinklestein@yahoo.com

ST. LUKE’S BOTTLE BAND
Paul Phillips, conductor
708/366-1379
847/825-6659
stlukespr.org/bottleband.html
st.lukes.pr@ecunet.org
THOSE DARN ACCORDIONS!
thosedarnaccordions.com
tda@thosedarnaccordions.com

TURTLE RACES
Big Joe’s Bar
1818 W Foster
Chicago, IL 60640
773/784-8755
bigjoesonline.com
Every Friday night

VENTRILOQUIST’S CONVENTION
702/258-1556
inquista.com
Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino
3535 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
800/634-6441
702/731-3311
imperialpalace.com

VIC BELL TRIO
c/o Windy City Harmonica Club
PO Box 24
Westmont, IL 60559-0024
Ken Bernhard, President
630/734-3327

VON FREEMAN
Performs Tuesday nights at 10pm at The New Apartment Lounge
504 E. 75th
Chicago, IL
773/483-7728

WALLY WORLD (FOUR SEASONS AMUSEMENT)
109 South Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 893-3456
fourseasonsamusements.com

WILLOWBROOK BALLROOM
8900 S. Archer Avenue
Willow Spring, IL
708/839-1000
The Rhythm Rockets
630/758-0288

WORLD SERIES OF POKER / JACK BINION’S CASINO
Binion’s Horseshoe Hotel & Casino
128 E. Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
702/382-1600
800/622/6468
2003 World Series of Poker
April 15- May 23
http://www.binions.com

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PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

ACTORS PLAYING SICK FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS
Clinical Performance Center
University of Illinois at Chicago
312/996-2989
uic-cpc.com

ARCHIVIST FOR OLD FILMS/HOME MOVIES
J. Fred MacDonald
MacDonald and Associates
773/267-9899
macfilms@worldnet.att.net

AURA BALANCING HAIRCUTS
Bliss Body
Aslana Bebar
847.602.0590
theblissbody.com
Secretdakini@aol.com

BEER BOTTLE ORGAN
Peterson Bottle Organ c/o Peterson-Electro Musical Products, Inc.
11601 S. Mayfield
Alsip, IL 60803
John Norris 708/388-3311 x141
PetersonTuners.com

BEER SCHOOL
Siebel Institute of Technology
4055 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
siebelinstitute.com

BILLY-BOB TEETH
Jonah White
Billy-Bob Teeth, Inc.
Box 389
Hardin, IL 62047
1-800-457-6249

BONSAI
Yasukunai Bonsai Gardens
6061 W. Dempster
Morton Grove, IL 60053
847/966-5142
yasukunai.com

BUBBLEBODYWEAR
877/917-9811
www.bubblebodywear.com

BUREAU OF RODENT CONTROL
Chicago Bureau of Rodent Patrol:
Streets & Sanitation
John Antonacci, Director
1819 West Pershing Road, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60609
312/ 744-6465

CHAPEL OF LOVE
1431 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
702/387-0155
800/922-LOVE
(theme rooms, costumes & cruise thru ceremony)
chapelsoflove.com

COMPUTER RECYCLING
International Computer Recycling Inc.
8319 S. Berkhoff
Chicago, IL 60620
773/483-9300

DIVISION STREET RUSSIAN-TURKISH BATHHOUSE
1916 W Division
Chicago, IL 60622
773/384-9671

DOLLHOUSES
Think Small by Rosebud
Carol Olson
3209 N. Clark
Chicago, IL
773/477-1920

DREAM HOTLINE
School of Metaphysics
Terryll Nemeth
1653 W. Cortland
Chicago, IL 60622
National Dream Hotline: 773/722-0966
Next hotline: April 26th at 6pm until April 28th at midnight
dreamschool.org

DRY CLEANING MUSEUM
Antique Fabricare Museum
Pert Cleaners
4213 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60141
773/282-6216

ELMO’S TOMBSTONES WHILE-U-WAIT
6023 S. State
Chicago, IL
773/643-0200

HENRY’S SPORTS AND BAIT SHOP
3130 S. Canal
Chicago, IL 60616
312/225-8538
312/225-FISH (fishing report)
henrysports.com
baitdealer@aol.com

HYPNOSIS TO STOP SMOKING
Larry Garrett
Garrett Wellness Center
3020 N. Kimball
Chicago, IL 60618
773/395-6100
garrettwellnesscenter.com

IDOT MINUTEMEN
Call *999 from your cell phone for emergency assistance.
dot.state.il.us

ILLINOIS RECLAMATION BUREAU
3202 Northwest Hwy #140
Cary, IL 60013
(847) 680-7979
irb-repo.com
irb@stans.com

LATEX FASHIONS BY GEOFFREY MAC
1932 S. Halsted #301
Chicago, IL 60608
312/733-9128
geoffreymac.com

MURCO RECYCLING
347 North Kensington Ave.
LaGrange Park, IL 60526
708/352-4111
murco.net

NIGHTMARES, INC.
1985 Mannheim
Melrose Park, IL 60160
708/344-2084
dreamreapers.com

OXXFORD CLOTHES
1220 W. Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60607
312/829-3600
oxxfordclothes.com

POLICE PARAPHERNALIA
STONER POLICE GOODS
Patricia Kaeseberg
702/207-2742
www.stonerconnection.com

SAUSAGE SALESMAN
Joe Perl
773/255-6327 (Sausage Hotline)
847/520-1020 (shop)

SHERI’S RANCH
10551 Homestead Road
Pahrump, NV 89041
866/820-9100
775/727-0103

STEWARTS COFFEE
4110 W. Wrightwood
Chicago, IL 60639
773/489-2500
www.stewarts.com

TOOL TV
Berland’s House of Tools
600 Oak Creek Drive
Lombard, Illinois 60148
630/620-0026
berlandtools.com

Roger Bain Communications
15 N. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
847/590-8244
New Tool TV Holiday Special on Thanksgiving Day

TYPEWRITER REPAIR
Steve Kazmier
Independence Business Machines
1623 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60613
773/248-5548

WE FIX BIKES
Curt Evans
1524 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60202
847/828-6825
wefixbikes@aol.com

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK
312.266.0606 x116
jellyvision.com
amanda@jellyvision.com
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AMERICAN SCIENCE & SURPLUS
Philip Cable
5316 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60630
773/763-0313
sciplus.com
info@sciplus.com

BAUMGARTNER’S CHEESE STORE AND TAVERN
1023 16th Avenue
Monroe, WI 53566
608/325-6157

BLUBLOCKER
blublocker.com

CHICAGO FOOD – Asian Products
5800 N. Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60645
773/478-2550

CIGARS AND STRIPES
6715 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
708/484-1043
hammerhed.com

CROSS-DRESSERS’ STORE
Transformations by Rori
146 North Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301-1321
708/383-8338
or Arlington Heights: 847/454-0600
www.transformationsbyrori.com

DISCOUNT SUITS
Imperial Clothing
4560 W. Touhy Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
847/676-2020

DISCOUNT TUXEDOS & MENSWEAR
Bjorn’s Clothing
5614 6th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140
262/652-0648

DULCE LANDIA CANDY STORE
3855 W. Fullerton, Chicago
773/235-7825
plus 5 more Chicago locations
dulcelandia.com

FAUCETS
Just Faucets
Sherwin Kite
540 S. Arthur
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847/255-0421
justfaucets.com

FRONCZAK’S HARDWARE
2606 W. 47th St
Chicago, IL 60632
773/847-3138
orderhardware.com

THE GREAT PUT ON
Pamela Evola
7234 W. Madison
Forest Park, IL 60130
708/771-8081
thegreatputon.com
thegreatputon@aol.com

HARDWARE
Fronczak’s Hardware
2606 W. 47th St
Chicago, IL 60632
773/847-3138

HOTEL FURNITURE
Cooper Furniture
Kurt Karchner
1929 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60608
312/ 226-2299

HOUSE OF MONSTERS
1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Gallery #218
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 292-0980
thehouseofmonsters.com

I DO BRIDAL
6742 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
773/205-1234
idobridalconsignment.com

ILLINOIS NUT AND FANTASIA CHOCOLATE COMPANY
3745 W. Dempster Street
Skokie, IL 60076
847/677-5777 or (800) 590-NUTS
illinoisnut.com
illinut@aol.com

INTERNATIONAL BEAD COMPANY
111 N. Wabash #714
Chicago, IL 60602
312/332-0061

JAN’S ANTIQUES
225 N. Racine
Chicago, IL 60607
312/563-0275

JULES FIVE AND TEN
Modesto Senra
2062 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
773/342-7149

L.A. CORONER
Skeletons in the Closet
1104 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
323/343-0760
coroner.co.la.ca.us/gifts
lacoroner.com

MAGAZINE MEMORIES
6006 Dempster
Morton Grove, IL 60053
847/470-9444
magazinememories.com

NATE’S LEATHER
Roger Chernoff
2950 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60629
773/925-1973

OPTIMO HATS
10215 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, Il 60643
773/238-2999
optimohats.com

SEEN ON SCREEN
Lincolnwood Town Center
3333 W. Touhy Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
847/676-9225
ontelevision.com
Other Chicago area locations include Fox Valley Center, Golf Mill Shopping Center,
North Riverside Mall, and Stratford Square Mall

TEXTILE DISCOUNT OUTLET FABRIC STORE
2121 W. 21st Street
Chicago, IL 60608
773/847-0572
megafabrics.com
lzproducts@aol.com

WAREHOUSE OF ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE
Salvage One
1840 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622
312/733-0098
www.salvageone.com

YESTERDAY STORE
Tom Boyle
1143 W. Addison
Chicago, IL
773/248-8087
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ARENA FOOTBALL
Chicago Rush
877/RUSH-TIX
chicagorush.com

BEAT THE NUN
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
12294 Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
(312) 787-2852

BICYCLE RACING at NORTHBROOK VELODROME
Northbrook Park District Ed Rudolph Velodrome
Meadowhill Park
1479 Maple Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062
northbrookvelodrome.com
infoncc@attbi.com

CHICAGO FIRE
During the 2003 season, the Fire will play at:
Cardinal Stadium
Naperville, IL
888/MLS-FIRE (for tickets)
chicago-fire.com

FOOTBAG
Scott Davidson
312/493-KICK
footbag.org
enlightener@footbag.org

GLISSON ARCHERY
22900 East Main Street
Plainfield, IL 60544
815/436-5803
HIGHLAND GAMES
Ginny Richardson
Oak Brook Polo Grounds
Oak Brook, IL
630/789-8555
chicago-scots.org
GRPRMedia@aol.com

McGARRY’S BOXING
Marty McGarry
10210 S. Hoyne
Chicago, IL 60643
773/881-1406
mcboxer6@aol.com

MIDWEST CRICKET CONFERENCE
Washington Park
55th Street and Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL
midwestcricket.org

NIGHT GOLF
Raymond Heights Golf Center
1331 South 27th Street
Caledonia, WI 53108
262/835-2020

NORTHWESTERN ROW CREW
Greg Andrianis
847/491-9077
groups.northwestern.edu/nucrew

PALACE BILLIARDS
John Abruzzo
160 W. Roosevelt Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
630/941-3500
abruzzopalacebilliards.com

POLE VAULTING
Air Time Pole Vaulting
847/392-7046
Jim Lonergan
email

SUMMER SKI JUMPING
Steve Beyer
Norge Ski Club
100 Ski Hill Rd.
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
847/778-6094

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING
Revolution Synchronized Skating
847/540-1276
revolutionsynchro.org
ice_revolution@yahoo.com

TOUR DE DONUT
Boeing Employees Bicycle Club of St. Louis
(314) 232-4614
bebikeclub.com

TRIALS RIDING MOTORCROSS
847/426-6036
douglas.p.farrar@gte.net
trialsusa.com
gasgas.com
chicagotrials.com
(Segment Host: Sarah Vetter)

ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Chicago Ultimate Supper League
ultimatechicago.org

WINDY CITY PRO WRESTLING
P.O. Box 170048
Chicago, IL 60617
(312) 409-WCPW
(773) 978-7317
windycityprowrestling.com

WILSON GOLF
773/714-6566
wilsontrue.com
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WEIRDNESS AND MISCELLANEA

AQUARIUM BAR AND GRILL (MINNOW EATING)
139 Arthur Avenue
Fox Lake, IL 60020
(847) 587-4544

BEER SCHOOL
Siebel Institute of Technology
4055 W. Peterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646
773.279-0966
siebelinstitute.com

BELT SANDER DRAG RACE
Lindner Lumber and Hardware
44 West Railroad Street
Sandwich, IL 60548
815/786-2117

BEN SKORA AND HIS ROBOT AROK
Ben@adamflowers.com

LOS DIABLOS GUAPOS
Diversey-River Bowl
Bowls twice a month-2nd & 4th Monday a month
entertheguapo.com

FETISH ART GALLERY
Feitico Gallery
Kurt & Marilyn
1821 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL
773/384-0586
www.feitico.com

HERB PERRY
Pedaling Purveyor
North Avenue between Central Avenue and Austin Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60639

INKIN’ LINCOLN TATTOOS
Robin Hansen
608/857-3100
tattooshow.com

LUXURY TRAIN CARS
Patrick Henry
281/983-5500
phcp.com

MISTRESS JADE’S DUNGEON
(312) 460-8689
jadesdungeon.com
mstrsjadesteel@aol.com

RAY ST. RAY THE SINGING CABBIE
(312) 905-3634

SMELL AND TASTE RESEARCH CENTER
845 North Michigan Ave.
Suite 990 West
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 938-1047
smellandtaste.org

TRACTOR PULL
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
269/429-0300
asae.org
Next Tractor Pull-May 29th-June 1st
Quad City Downs, East Moline, IL

TWO-STORY OUTHOUSE
1022 Front Street
Gays, IL 61928

WILLIAM DARKE’S FREAK SHOW AND PSYCHO CIRCUS
William Darke Psycho Circus and Freak Show Spectacular
312/243-5967

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unlikelymoose
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Channel 11 probably took down the archives cuz Wild Chicago is coming back on air. Maybe they’re revamping the archives. Ben Hollis is back as the host. That’s good to hear. Though I really enjoyed Will Clinger as the host, too. The chick with the funky glasses was pretty good too. The remaining hosts were pretty forgettable. Clinger and Hollis were the best. I hope Clinger is doing some spots on the new episodes.

Tom Saaristo
Guest

Will liked the spots on theatre because he was a theatre actor. I worked with him and he’s as real in person [or he was then”> as he was on Wild Chicago. I saw Mindy Bell [the funky chic with the glasses”> on a national TV commercial. She seems to be doing well.

unlikelymoose
Guest

you worked with Will Clinger! THAT’S WILD! Where did you work with him?

Tom Saaristo
Guest

Will and I were in a show together and he told us during a cast party that he had auditioned for the Wild Chicago gig and was waiting to hear whether or not he got it!

Tom Saaristo
Guest

One of my graphic instructors from school was on Wild Chicago back in the mid-90’s but I dont’ see him listed under Artists. His name is Bob Tavani

Nolan Chan
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Nolan Chan

i loved wild chicago! glad to hear it is coming back. my brother-in-law was on wild chicago when he had the first condom store in chicago! Located on lincoln avenue called condomplation. it was hilarious…

Tony Davis
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Tony Davis

LOL. When I was like 10, I used to stay up late to watch Wild Chicago on WGN. I grew up in Waukesha, Wisconsin. I remember only a handful of stories:
Wrigley Field (changing the score in the outfield)
A pimento spitting contest at some bar
Someone walking underneath the structure of a bridge
and
CONDOMPLATIONS!

LOL.

pete Gaveras
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pete Gaveras

Is an archive of the glider program available?