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Zawaski: Blackhawks’ Keys To Winning Game 1 Vs Blues

The playoffs are finally upon us, and while many are writing off the St. Louis Blues, it's important to remember that they were...

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Zawaski: Canada Dominates USA, Blackhawks Style

So this is what it feels like to be a fan of the Blackhawks’ foes, isn’t it?

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Beggars Pizza

Beggars Pizza has been bringing a delicious array of pizza and food to Chicagoland for over 35 years! From the time Angelo Garetto opened the door to his first customer in 1976, people have been enjoying Beggars Pizza.

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Elite Truck Rental

Started in Skokie in 1979, Elite began their truck rental business with five trucks. In 1982 they moved to their current location at 265 North Western in Chicago.

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Moretti’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Moretti’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, a Chicagoland favorite, has six locations throughout greater Chicagoland, including Lake in the Hills, Bartlett, Fox Lake, Mount Prospect, Schaumburg and Edison Park, a long term presence in the Chicago community.

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Mitchell’s Soda Shop

Mitchell’s Ice Cream and Candies was established in 1931 in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago on east 71st Street. In the early 1970s Mitchell’s relocated to the suburb of Homewood on Dixie Highway.

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Ed Debevic’s

Ed Debevic’s is Chicago’s only retro diner for over 25 years. They serve up great burgers, hot dogs, homemade chili, fries with gravy or cheese, huge salads, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and more.

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Gino’s East

Back in 1966, cab drivers Fred Bartolli and Sam T. Levine opened a pizzeria with a unique formula combining their favorite old-world recipes in a thick pie-like golden crust. They found a location just off Michigan Avenue on Superior Street and opened the original Gino’s East.

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South Oak Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

“In 1988, South Oak Dodge opened its doors for business; our original location was on Western Avenue in Chicago Heights. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 25 years,” stated Denny Guest, owner of South Oak Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.

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Mercy Hospital & Medical Center

Mercy’s history of caring reaches back more than two centuries to the commitment of one person, Catherine McAuley, who was born in Dublin in 1778, during a time of widespread poverty in Ireland. Catherine McAuley commissioned the House of Mercy, founded to help the poor, sick and uneducated.

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Rose Pest Control

Rose Pest Solutions is not only the oldest pest control company in America, but also one of Chicago’s original businesses, continuing to grow and serve the public. Originally founded in 1860, Rose has come a long way from selling product to the Union army during the American Civil War.

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LifeStorage

Since 2002, LifeStorage has been helping people simplify their lives by providing clean, secure, convenient and affordable self-storage solutions.

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Patrick Cars

The Patrick Dealer Group began as Patrick Cadillac in 1977 when Hanley Dawson III ventured out from his father’s Cadillac dealership in downtown Chicago.

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Scala’s Original

It all began just after the end of World War I, in the old Lucca Bakery on South Western Avenue, in the heart of one of Chicago’s Italian neighborhoods. It was there that Pasquale Scala, an Italian immigrant, started creating his own distinctive brand of quality sausages and meats.

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RJ Grunts

This past June marked a milestone for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE) as the company celebrated the 40th anniversary of its first restaurant, R.J. Grunts. Since LEYE’s creation, Richard Melman, founder and chairman of the board, has opened more than 150 restaurants across 11 states.

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Lake Lawn Resort

Boasting more than 130 years of rich history, Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin is a Midwest landmark that has served as a popular destination for both Chicagoans and Midwesterners alike for generations.

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Balmoral Woods Country Club

Balmoral Woods in Crete has been a favorite golf facility for Chicagoland golfers since 1975.

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Stewarts Coffee

Our grandfather, William A. Stewart, had a passion about fine coffees and teas. He was blessed with a connoisseur’s palate and a nose that could discern subtle aromas, the essential tools of a coffee blender.

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Home Run Inn

In 1923, Mary and Vincent Grittani named their tavern Home Run Inn after a winning run from a neighborhood baseball game shattered the front window their newly purchased establishment.

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Viking Ski Shop

Viking is a full service Chicago ski and snowboard shop fully committed to top-notch service and quality for the past 40 years. We are known for offering the best in ski and snowboard equipment, apparel and service and are consistently rated among the best shops by SKI Magazine.

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Hawthorne Race Course

Fans of all ages have celebrated live thoroughbred racing at Chicago’s only family-owned, “hometown” track for over 120 years! Racing at Hawthorne originally “broke out of the gates” in 1891. The pageantry, competition and tradition proudly continue today.

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Gale Street Inn

Gale Street Inn opened in 1963 in a small tavern near the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Gale Street, just across the street from its current location. The 20-table tavern wound up with lines out the door.

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Arlington Park

The history of Arlington Park spans more than 80 years of struggles and successes. Described as “the most beautiful track in America”, Arlington began Thoroughbred racing on October 13, 1927…

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York Furrier

Exquisitely blending trend and tradition since 1931, third generation family owned and operated York Furrier continually provides clientele with the utmost in both selection and service.

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Packey Webb Ford

Is there anyone in Chicagoland who’s not familiar with the Webb Boys’ jingle “The Whole Town’s Talking About the Webb Boys”? Probably not, but not many people are familiar with its origins…

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In this handout image provided by the NFL, Dennis Roland of the Cincinnati Bengals poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Bears Sign Tackle Dennis Roland, Waive Cody Booth

The 6-foot, 9-inch-tall, 315-pound Roland started 30 of 71 games played over six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.

James Russell walks in from the bullpen to say goodbye to his Cubs teammates on Thursday afternoon after news broke that he was traded to the Braves. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Focus Now Turns To Adding Pitching Depth

The next 18 to 24 months will be spent chasing young pitching talent, Jed Hoyer says.

White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers tags out the Tigers' Ian Kinsler at home plate in the first inning of Chicago's 7-4 win in Detroit on Thursday afternoon. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

White Sox Top Tigers, 7-4

Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 20 games.

Cubs outfielders Justin Ruggiano, left, and Chris Coghlan celebrate after Coghlan scored on Ruggiano's sac fly in a 3-1 win against the Rockies on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Arrieta Strong Again As Cubs Top Rockies, 3-1

Jake Arrieta scattered three hits and a run in seven innings.

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Report: Rose Acknowledges Tension With Bulls

“I would hear from certain people that everything wasn’t all right,” Derrick Rose told the Sun-Times.

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Top 5 Starting Rotations If The Playoffs Started Today

By Jordan Tracy The trade deadline has come and gone. All that is left is possibly waiver wire trades that could include someone like Cliff Lee being dealt but major moves have been made before [...]

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Levine: Cubs Trade Bonifacio, Russell To Braves

Both players had their names on the trading block for a long time.

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Reports: Rays Trade David Price To Tigers

The Tigers responded with a big move after the A’s made their own big play earlier.

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Bernstein: What Vin Scully Told Me

A chance meeting with Vin Scully in the spring of ’91 will never be forgotten.

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Ray Rice: My Actions ‘Totally Inexcusable’

Ray Rice spoke publicly for the first time since receiving a two-game suspension for domestic violence.