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Chicago Play Classic Hits at Grammys With Robin Thicke

As it happens every year, the 56th annual Grammy Awards featured a number of surprise, and at times somewhat far-fetched, collaborative performances. Among them was an unlikely pairing between R&B heartthrob Robin Thicke and classic-rock icons Chicago.

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Chicago and REO Speedwagon Announce Summer 2014 Tour

Two Illinois rock icons will hit the road together in 2014, when Chicago and REO Speedwagon join forces for a co-headlining summer tour.

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Chicago Release New Single

Several months after posting a series of demos from what's being billed as an upcoming album project, the members of Chicago have released the first single from the sessions, 'Somethin' Comin', I Know.'

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You Could Be The Lead Singer Of Chicago When They Come To Duluth At The DECC

Boston's lead singer was found on Youtube Journey's lead singer was found on Youtube  Judas Priest found a replacement through a tribute band. So, it's not that far fetched that Chicago might find a new singer by holding a contest to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.

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photo by Chris Allen
photo by Chris Allen
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What’s Your Top 5 Chicago Songs Of All Time, Here’s Ed’s Top 5

My buddy Eddie and I were talking recently about Chicago coming to the DECC and what songs were our favorites. Every week we meet at my son's dance class, with his daughter, then we go to dinner. He and I discuss music a lot and so I told him I wanted to post this up.

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(Photo by Jerry T. Lai/Getty Images)
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Chicago’s Walt Parazaider Interview From The All Request KOOL Cafe

Legendary group Chicago is coming to the DECC Auditorium on Sunday, June 16th!  Walt Parazaider - one of the founding members - joined me on the All Request KOOL Cafe for an interview.

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Get Your Exclusive Ticket Presale Code for Chicago Live at the DECC Auditorium in Duluth

Chicago will be live at the DECC Auditorium on Sunday June 16th and tickets go onsale to the general public on Friday, but since you're a KOOL listener you can order your tickets starting at 10a.m. Thursday May 2nd in a special KOOL 101.7 presale. 

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(Photo by Ian Showell/Keystone/Getty Images)
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What Has Chicago Done In 2012? The Band Posts It’s Best Ticket Sales In Years

Don't let the picture fool you;  The black and white image might be from 1970, but the band Chicago is definitely a contemporary act.

If the horns don't give them away, the tight harmonies will.  Since the late 1960's rock fans have enjoyed the music of the band Chicago;  Now it appears that 2012 might be one of their biggest years ever with ticket sales that don't give the slightest nod to the fact that they haven't had a single on the radio in almost 25 years (not that that matters).

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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Chicago Public Schools Resort to Bribing Parents With Gift Cards to Show Up at Conferences for Their Children; Idea is the Brainchild of Former Obama Administrator Rahm Emanuel

How sad is this?  Public schools in Chicago were having a tough time getting parents to show up at conferences for their children.  So, they've started bribing them with gift cards in an effort to increase attendance

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Chicago Considers ‘Violence Tax’ on Guns and Ammo

City officials in Chicago are considering a proposed “violence tax” on guns and ammunition in hopes that it will help shade in the gray areas of a $115 million black hole in the city’s budget and police the number of guns in circulation on the streets. This has Second Amendment supporters ticked off because sources say the proposed tax will increase the prices of these items exponentially, even though no one yet knows what the tax would be.

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Source: Risycle via flickr
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Chicago’s O’Hare Airport To Use Goats To Keep Grass Trimmed

In a move that some suggest is taking "going green" to an extreme level, Chicago's O'Hare Airport is looking to utilize goats to keep their lawn and green space trimmed.

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Source:  ricardodiaz11 via flickr
Source: ricardodiaz11 via flickr
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Food Trucks Okayed In Windy City

The other day I left the office for lunch to run errands and was surprised to see a food truck in downtown Duluth.  Wondering if the lunch-on-the-run fad was making it's was to the Northland, I finally put two and two together to realize it was there for the farmers market

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