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  • New Age Spa Institute
    Working from internationally accepted CIDESCO curricula, The New Age Spa Institute pupils learn the fine arts of aesthetics, massage therapy, professional makeup applications. Nail services include design, artificial and gel nails, tips, wraps, fill-ins, shaping, and polishing. Experienced instructors closely supervise senior students in the onsite clinic as they apply noncomodogenic Bioelements products during aesthetic services, which include microdermabrasion, waxing, oil body wraps, and facials. The students hone their makeup, massage, and nail-tech skills in a 3,200-square-foot facility that includes a full spa, a wet room with a Vichy shower, and a scale model of Mount Rushmore that students practice slathering with moisturizing SPF.
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    1651 Elk Blvd.
    Des Plaines, IL US
  • Wizard World
    Facilitating the fan-delighting collision of comic-book universes and intergalactic heroes, Wizard World organizes Comic Cons and pop-culture conventions across the continent. At each event, stars from the silver screen set down roots in booths across the convention floor, wielding markers for autographs and their photo-op-ready smiles. Past guests have run the gamut from William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and the cast of AMC?s The Walking Dead. Away from the crowds, stars also participate in talks and Q&A panels as part of the event?s programming. Along with beloved actors, Wizard World?s conventions grant guests a chance to interact with writers and artists as well as partake in activities such as gaming tournaments and costume contests.
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    5555 N River Rd
    Rosemont, IL US
  • Travel & Adventure Show
    Summoning television hosts, travel agencies, and renowned chefs, the Travel & Adventure Show helps attendees open the door to international journeys with exhibits and seminars on the art of traveling. Famed travel writers and hosts such as Pauline Frommer and Samantha Brown lead seminars on topics that include smart traveling, lessons from the road, and how to get a good night?s sleep on the roof of a moving railroad car. Travel companies and associations exhibit deals, discounts, and prepaid trips to attendees, and visitors can sample the attractions of faraway countries with the climbing and scuba diving attractions. The schedule brims with seminars and presentations throughout the exposition.
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    5555 N. River Road
    Rosemont, IL US
  • Chicago Sky
    The 'K' of the Chicago Sky's logo towers above the other letters, two thin prongs poking out from the top?a nod to the most famous of the city's iconic buildings. Fittingly inspired by the Chicago skyline, the Sky's uniforms have represented the Windy City since 2006. In those years, some of the WNBA's top players have donned the blue and yellow threads, including Candice Dupree, Epiphanny Price, and Sylvia Fowles?a defensive star who also wore red, white, and blue in London in 2012. In 2010, the Sky transitioned from the UIC Pavilion to a new, permanent home court, packing its neatly folded coaches into suitcases and moving to the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.
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    6920 N Mannheim Rd.
    Rosemont, IL US
  • AEG Live
    After five years away from American stages, the immutable hard-rock juggernaut of Guns N? Roses reuses its illusions to whip crowds into a frenzy during a notoriously raucous live show. Enigmatic siren Axl Rose, beloved for his lack of hubris and punk-rock stance against prolificacy, leads his wrecking crew of Roses through a two-hour tour of greatest hits culled from the band's groundbreaking mainstream debut album, Appetite for Destruction, the long-awaited Chinese Democracy, and everything in between. The group soars and shines throughout a marathon performance, ranging from turbo-charged rockers such as ?Welcome to the Jungle? and ?Sweet Child O? Mine? through ballads including ?November Rain.? With hatless new axeman Dj Ashba stepping into the shoes of Slash, and The Replacements? Tommy Stinson replacing Duff McKagan, Guns N? Roses is recharged and ready to quench destructive appetites with pure organic rock wrung from handpicked bandanas.
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    6920 N Mannheim Rd.
    Rosemont, IL US
  • Chicago NYE Ball
    As 2011 wanes into 2012, the annual Chicago NYE Ball sprawls through three rooms of gambling, drinking, and dancing until the wee hours. More than 10 local DJs with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems fuel club moves before headliner Lil Jon leads the charge to midnight with party-themed hits such as "Get Low" and remixes of LMFAO's "Shots" and "Drink," riding the success of recent album Crunk Rock. Up to 5,000 revelers will fill the halls with jubilant rumpus from noisemakers and party favors. To give dancers a breather, 15 dealers staff a Las Vegas?style casino boasting craps, roulette, blackjack, and guess-how-many-jelly-beans jars, donating 100% of all proceeds to Kids Fight Cancer. At midnight, Lil Jon counts down to the new year before a confetti storm pelts partiers, letting couples embrace under the cover of vibrant paper snow. A strict dress code requires all attendees to wear ball-appropriate gear, such as dresses, ties, and glass shoes.
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    5555 North River Road
    Des Plaines, IL US

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