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Grad School Tests

Lincoln Park Kaplan Center 2828 N. Clark, suite 415 773-296-4113 If you’re thinking about applying for grad school but are nervous about the required standardized tests, you might want to consider taking a free practice exam at a Kaplan instructional center. The trial runs are simulations of the real thing, with strict time limits enforced […]

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Yoga

YogaNow 5852 N. Broadway 773-561-9642 742 N. LaSalle 312-280-9642 YogaNow offers free classes on Sunday night for students of all experience levels, even kids. Led by a rotating team of instructors, the programs change week to week: one session might focus on basic yoga, another on Pilates, and yet another might combine the two. Classes […]

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Do We Dare Hope?

At the risk of sounding hopelessly naive, I don’t mind admitting that I believe political reform in Chicago can come from the City Council. I know we’ve grown used to a council filled with blowhards, scoundrels, and mayoral suck-ups. But if we work from the assumption that Daley’s going to be reelected, and we believe […]

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Speed Dating (and a Shot)

Weather Mark Tavern 1503 S. Michigan 312-588-0230 On the last Friday of every month Weather Mark Tavern hosts Singles Mingle, a free speed-dating event. When you sign up you receive a dating ID (so you can remain anonymous) and a scorecard. Each round lasts about 20 minutes–ladies ask questions for the first ten, then switch […]