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  • 'Burger Land' and the Billy Goat

    'Burger Land' and the Billy Goat
    No one who met George Motz on the afternoon of April 19, 2003, as he bit into his first double cheeseburger in the subterranean Billy Goat Tavern on Hubbard Street — “It is incredible, everything I had heard it was. The taste is distinctive … a great burger,” he said — might have imagined that he would now be considered the nation's leading expert on cheeseburgers and the star/host of a new series on the Travel Channel titled, appropriately enough, “Burger Land.”
  • Quinn, Kirk should raise a glass to good fortune

     
    Sen.-elect Mark Kirk bought a beer Wednesday evening for his vanquished opponent, state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. But before Kirk leaves for Washington, he should also be sure to send a case of the finest spirits to the man who gave...

    Woo who?

     
    Ronnie "Woo-Woo" Wickers, dressed in his winter-weight Cubs uniform and holding a blue ukulele showed up outisde the WGN-AM 720 showcase studio this morning when I dropped in to visit with Jonathon Brandmeier. I mentioned on the air that Wickers...

    Daley's lips sealed on truck scandal

    Though 15 months have passed since the first arrests in City Hall's Hired Truck scandal, Mayor Richard Daley said Wednesday he still doesn't know who in his administration installed the corrupt Angelo Torres as head of the trucking program. Describing...

    Mayor: Goat's head at Wrigley 'speaks for itself'

    Mayor: Goat's head at Wrigley 'speaks for itself'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that a goat's head dropped off at Wrigley Field is no laughing matter, but tell that to Cubs players. "Come up with something original," scoffed Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, noting that the billy goat curse against the team...