Saturday, August 29, 2015

Zac Efron Chicago appearance!

Joseph_Ratajkowski_Efron  photo ©Linda Matlow/PIXINTL

 Actors Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Director/Screenwriter Max Joseph for red carpet photos at Showplace Icon theater in Chicago,Illinois on behalf of their upcoming film, WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS. 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Spike and "Bar Rescue" Go "Back to the Bar" - Special Airs This Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


More than 9,000 participants will swim, bike and run, making Chicago the largest triathlon and kids tri in the nation
WHAT:           More than 9,050 elite, amateur and youth triathletes will descend upon Chicago’s lakefront on Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th to compete in the 2015 Transamerica Chicago Triathlon produced by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company.  
The Chicago Triathlon is the nation’s largest and the fifth oldest triathlon in the world. This year the event brings together participants from 46 states and 18 different countries, ranging in ages from 7 to 84 years old. A new bike course for the international distance event and changes to Sunday’s start sequence – both introduced last year – along with other significant course improvements in 2014 led to explosive travel growth among 2015 participants. Out-of-market participation increased 25 percent over last year. 
In addition to the International and Sprint distance events, race weekend also consists of the Life Time Kids Triathlon – now in its 25th year – as well as the SuperSprint Triathlon designed for new entrants to the sport. The Life Time Kids Tri is the largest kids triathlon in the country with more than 1,050 participants ranging from ages 7 to 14. The event encourages healthy competition in a fun, safe environment. Over the last two years enhancements have been made to the SuperSprint Triathlon including a special Divvy bike wave that pairs new triathletes with signature blue bicycles from Chicago’s bikeshare system.
As part of Tri weekend, Life Time has expanded its partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Individuals who have committed to raise funds through participating in “St. Jude’s Heroes” help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
More information is available at
, the official website of the Chicago Triathlon. Updates also will be provided on Twitter by following @ChicagoTri and by liking the Chicago Triathlon Facebook page 
WHEN:           FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
Chicago Triathlon Multisport & Fitness Expo
Hilton Chicago | 720 South Michigan Avenue
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Chicago Triathlon Multisport & Fitness Expo
Hilton Chicago | 720 South Michigan Avenue
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Chicago Triathlon SuperSprint Race
Foster Beach | 5200 N. Lake Shore Dr.
·         5:30 AM Transition and Packet Pick-up Opens
·         7:00 AM Race Start
·         7:09 AM Para Triathlete Start
·         8:06 AM Divvy Wave Start - Males
·         8:09 AM Divvy Wave Start - Females
·         8:15 AM SuperSprint Awards Ceremony
Life Time Kids Tri Chicago
Foster Beach | 5200 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
·      6:30 AM Transition and Packet Pickup opens
·      8:30 AM Race Start
·      10:30 AM Kids Tri Award Ceremony
Transamerica Chicago Triathlon
                                Monroe Harbor | Swim Start: 700 S. Lake Shore Drive
                                Transition Area: 600 E. Randolph St.
·         4:00 AM Transition area opens (International and Sprint)
·         6:00 AM International distance waves start
·         7:30 AM Post-Race Party at Finish Line: Columbus and Balbo
·         8:45 AM Sprint distance waves start
·         11:00 AM Award Ceremony
·         1:45 PM  Final Finisher (estimated)
·         5:00 AM – 10:00 AM   Swim Start | 700 S. Lake Shore Drive (at Balbo)
·         10:00 AM – 1:00 PM   Finish Line | 1100 S. Columbus Drive
About LifeTime Fitness, Inc. 
As The Healthy Way of Life Company, Life Time Fitness helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest — or discovering new passions — both inside and outside of Life Time’s distinctive and large sports, professional fitness, family recreation and spa destinations, most of which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Company’s Healthy Way of Life approach enables customers to achieve this by providing the best programs, people and places of uncompromising quality and value. As of August 25, 2015, the Company operated 117 centers under the LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® and LIFE TIME FITNESS® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information about Life Time centers, programs and services is available at
About Transamerica
With a history that dates back over 100 years, the Transamerica companies are recognized as leading providers of life insurance, savings and retirement and investment solutions, serving millions of customers throughout the United States. Transamerica works to Transform Tomorrow® for those who entrust its dedicated professionals with their financial needs, helping them take the necessary steps to achieve their long-term goals and aspirations.
Transamerica’s corporate headquarters is located in Baltimore, Maryland, with other major operations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Transamerica is part of the Aegon group of companies. Aegon is one of the world’s largest providers of life insurance, pension solutions and asset management products, operating in over 25 markets worldwide with some 28,000 employees. For the full year of 2014, Aegon managed $675 billion in revenue generating investments.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Koi Hosts Six-Course "Flavors of Fall" Dinner (Evanston,IL)

Explore Ireland at Your Own Pace With GreatValueVacations Special Priced From $899 Per Person!

IFP Chicago Fall Fundraiser and Networking Event, Pitch Session Call For Submissions and Other Opportunities