A confession or a plain old fact, depending on how you look at it: I’ve never stepped stiletto inside Excalibur, River North’s mega haunted-house-like nightclub and perennial favorite of Schaumburg bachelorettes.

Why not, you ask? Well, I guess the best answer is that I’m more of a lounger than a clubber, and Excalibur packs ’em in 3,000 at a time. (I cannot with the crowds. I really cannot.)

But last week, during a conversation with Chicago artist Gary Weidner at Macy’s Glamorama fashion show, I learned that Excalibur has a past that’s a little more recent and a whole lot wilder than the kind that earned the building its historic landmark designation… read more »