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International Tom Hanks Day is a thing and this is the Chicago guy who started it

International Tom Hanks Day is a thing and this is the Chicago guy who started it

It is universally acknowledged that Tom Hanks is the eighth wonder of the world. On April 2, Chicagoans will gather at Lincoln Hall to express their gratitude for his existence at the 13th annual International Tom Hanks Day. No, this is not a drill. 

Thirteen years ago, Kevin Turk, 33 of Uptown, and a group of his buddies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo banded together over Dr. Pepper and rum to watch their collection of Hanks movies.

"It kind of started unbeknownst to us," Turk said. "We started this way before Netflix, so I don't know if we just had a lot of Tom Hanks...

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