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Drupalicon Just got word that 26 people have already signed up for the Chicagoland Drupal4Lib BoF that we're having next Friday (9/25, 2p-4p) at the offices of the Metropolitan Library System (i.e. across the street from the Art Institute). This is great news.

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German Day in Chicago

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 9/14/09 (9:59am)
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Over the weekend, we went to German Day in Lincoln Square in Chicago. I've been going to this thing since I was old enough to slip into a pair of lederhosen (obligatory photo of Leo as a toddler with the first Mayor Daley).

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Back to School at Depaul - Library Reference Edition

Submitted by Leo Klein on Thu, 9/10/09 (8:32pm)
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Actually the school year started on Tuesday but it's the first day back for me!

On a side note, DePaul Library now has a new Twitter account: http://twitter.com/dpulibrarian

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Drupalcon Coming to Chicago in 2011

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 9/9/09 (10:10am)

DrupliconWow, the big Drupal Convention for North America is coming to Chicago in 2011. Here's the announcement from the Drupalcon North American Regional Organizing Group:

...the [Drupal Association] Board has preemptively made a decision on the location and team for the 2011 North American Drupalcon, tapping Chicago for Drupalcon 2011.

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Chicagoland Drupal Library BoF - Fri. 9/25, 2pm

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 8/26/09 (9:07am)

We'll be having our Chicagoland Drupal Library BoF on Friday, Sept. 25, 2pm-4pm at the Offices of the Metropolitan Library System (224 S. Michigan) in Chicago.

Cost is free but we need people to register at:
http://www.librarylearning.info/events/?eventID=5356

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Back to School at UIC

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/24/09 (9:07pm)
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Today was the first day of school at UIC. The weather was great.

The first picture is of the East Campus at around noon. The second picture is later in the day of new student Alex (son of friend Aaron) sampling local delicacies -- including a polish sausage with grilled onions and fries from Jim's Original Maxwell St Polish and an authentic piece of original baklava from the Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop on Halsted.

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Tribune Launches Much Improved Site Redesign

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/10/09 (10:49am)
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It's 2009 and the Chicago Tribune has only now figured out what it takes to design a website. Still, you have to hand it to them, it's a vast improvement over the previous iteration. They even went back to the old letterhead.

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'Cash for Clunkers' - Everyone's Doing It

Submitted by Leo Klein on Sat, 8/8/09 (9:46am)
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You know, as someone living in the city who doesn't drive a car, I've been feeling kind of left out lately with all this talk about 'Cash for Clunkers'. Who should run to the rescue but local furniture retailer Walter E. Smithe?

In a pretty funny commercial I just heard on WBBM radio, they announced they were offering cash discounts of several hundred dollars on new purchases if you bring in your old couch or armoire.

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DePaul Makes It into Andrew Sullivan's 'Daily Dish' -- in Reverse

Submitted by Leo Klein on Mon, 8/3/09 (5:54pm)
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Here's something interesting. Andrew Sullivan, on his blog, The Daily Dish, has been featuring a series of user-submitted photos called, 'The View From Your Window'. And wouldn't you know, Saturday, he ran a picture from DePaul!

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