The Greater Chicago Food Depository strives to end hunger in Chicago communities by distributing food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Volunteers and employees inspect, sort, and repackage all donated food to ensure safety, and distribute the food every weekday to its member agencies. Along with community kitchens and food pantries, the organization organizes children's programs and partners with Chicago Public Schools to distribute fresh produce and other nutritious food at food pantries located in schools. Last year, the food depository distributed 64 million pounds of nonperishables, fresh produce, daily products, and meat—the equivalent of 134,800 meals each day to people in need in Cook County.
For more than 20 years, comedians of all levels of notoriety have peddled their laugh-inducing verbal wares on Riddles Comedy Clubs’ stages. An airbrushed city skyline sits behind the corner stage at the original Alsip location, where such comedians as Jeff Dunham, Louie Anderson, and Drew Carey slung jokes to side-split audiences. A full bar with overhanging LCD TVs dispenses alcoholic and nonalcoholic whistle-wetters in between sets at both the Alsip location and the new Berwyn spot. Additionally, Riddles' lots house free parking for those driving from far-off locales or patrons who can't find a limo service that takes knock-knock jokes as payment.
Cosmic Run provides a multi-sensory experience that pushes the limits of participants imagination with a mind-bending journey through a never-before-seen cosmic world setting. Witness futuristic, animating lighting effects that transport event-goers to another world. Become the cosmic canvas, as you pass through the glowing fluorescent color and become transformed into other-worldly hues, glowing with brilliant fluorescence. End this sensational experience with an electrifying concert finale featuring world-class EDM DJs as they provide the perfect heart-pounding soundtrack under the cosmic sky.
At Paisans Pizzeria & Restaurant, chefs paint pizzas with fresh, sweet sauce made daily, and then slide the doughy creations into a menu to coexist with Italian-inspired entrees and sandwiches. Thin-crust, deep-dish, and Sicilian-style pies can carry customizable constellations of meats and freshly cut veggies or can arrive with topping combos predestined to meet and conquer hunger. Ground beef and jalapeños neighbor cheddar and black olives atop the taco pizza ($14.95–$23.95), and ham, pineapple, and green peppers skim along the hawaiian variety ($13.95–$21.95). House-made breading sheaths tender baked chicken parmesan ($10), and italian sausage, grilled asparagus, and garlicky cummerbund flakes festoon farfalle boscaiola's bow-tie pasta ($10). The Luigi Special sandwich’s ($9) brioche bun awaits to enclose a half-pound hamburger or chicken breast, decorated with spicy capicola, salami, and pesto mayonnaise. The team at Paisans Pizzeria & Restaurant works hard to maintain a warm, friendly atmosphere akin to the eatery’s original, introduced to the community more than 25 years ago. Servers are proud to know many customers by name, as the knowledge helps them shout warnings about incoming meatballs just shot from the kitchen’s cannon.
Curves gives women a full cardio and strength-training workout through the use of resistance machines. Work multiple muscles and burn up to 500 calories in the time it takes to microwave approximately six baked potatoes, or 30 minutes. With a two-month membership, Curves clients can come and go as they please, hitting the gym for early-morning exercises or late-in-the-day fitness. This deal includes a personal training session with a certified Curves trainer and a fitness assessment. Join the more than four million women who have signed on with Curves' calorie-crushing curriculum, and sweat off surplus pounds and firm up frames in time for winter bikini season.
Copy Cat Cleaning’s technicians arrive at residential and commercial sites to remove messes, dirt, and dust. They fastidiously dust and vacuum bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen fixtures. They also offer bathroom sanitation, snow removal, deep carpet cleaning, and power washing.