July 11, 2007- Marking its fifth year, Chicago pet lovers and their-four legged friends will once again storm Castaways at the North Avenue Beach House on Wednesday, July 11, 2007. This popular, pet-friendly summer event will feature cocktails, buffet, dancing and a silent auction. For more information go to www.pawschicago.org or call 773-843-4884.

Last year's event was hosted by PAWS Chicago Development Board and co-chaired by Richard Doermer, Kimberly Gleeson, and John Vaile. It was attended by more than 500 people and raised over $130,000.

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January 18, 2007 - For the 13th consecutive year, Chicago magazine was pleased to introduce its Chicagoans of the Year, nine individuals who have made vital contributions to the life and spirit of the city during 2006. This year’s honorees ranged from the two dancers who founded an annual AIDS fundraiser to the doctor who invented a revolutionary prosthetic. The magazine celebrated their achievements at its annual Chicagoans of the Year luncheon on Thursday, January 18, 2007, at the Four Seasons Hotel. Recipients also received a $1,000 donation to the charities of their choice courtesy of the Chicago Tribune Foundation. Read more
On Wednesday, August 30th, Chicago magazine, the Hard Rock Hotel, and China Grill hosted an indoor/outdoor rooftop rendezvous in the Hard Rock Hotel's Hamer Room, an intimate space with a view of Michigan Avenue. This two-hour cocktail reception welcomed nearly 100 guests, including the Hard Rock Hotel's VIPs and Chicago magazine agency clients. Partygoers relaxed after a hard day as they sampled cocktails and hors d'oeuvres compliments of China Grill. Read more
October 4, 2006 - Breitling hosted 20 of its top clients to a three-hour hands-on cooking class at The Chopping Block in the historic Merchandise Mart. This night of education and exploration allowed guests the unique opportunity to receive instruction led by expert Chopping Block chefs in an intimate environment. Plymouth Gin, the exclusive spirits sponsor, featured Gin n' Sin signature cocktails to complement the evening's recipes. Read more
October 12 2007 - Chicago magazine and the Goltz Group hosted more than 150 guests to "The Third Annual Jayson Home & Garden Shopping Event." Attendees received an extra ten percent off all purchases made throughout the evening, including items already discounted for the Fall Custom Upholstery Sale. As guests shopped, they enjoyed delicious wine and a beautiful buffet provided by Blue Plate. Read more
Michelle Obama shared her passion for women's heart health at the American Heart Association's 2006 Go Red For Women Luncheon, an annual event that educates hundreds of Chicago-area women about their No. 1 health risk: heart disease. For more information on Go Red For Women, check out GoRedForWomen.Org. Photos by Bill Richert Read more
October 18, 2006 - Chicago magazine helped to celebrate York Furrier's 75th Anniversary with an event on October 18, 2006. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails while browsing the exceptional collection of furs and fine outerwear. Raffle tickets were sold throughout the night for chances to win fabulous prizes. Proceeds from the raffle and a portion of sales throughout the holiday season benefited the Lizzadro Museum of Lipidary Art in Elmhurst, IL. Read more
July 11, 2007- Blue Plate, Chicago’s premier catering and event management company, introduced bluprint. The grand opening of bluprint, the only full-service restaurant in the Merchandise Mart, welcomed Chicago’s elite to walk down the blue carpet to the fusion of innovative taste and design. The event welcomed more than 500 of the city’s movers and shakers, who enjoyed signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres throughout the night. Read more
July 17, 2007- Chicago magazine and Ciroc hosted “A Mid-Summer’s Night” cocktail reception at Aigre Doux, a Chicago magazine “Best New Restaurant 2007.” Featuring signature martinis complements of Ciroc and tasty bites provided by Aigre Doux, the event welcomed guests to sample refreshing summer cocktails and delicious appetizers from a rising star on the Chicago restaurant scene. Read more
June 29, 2007 - Chicago magazine and the Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital co-hosted the 7th annual Summer Lovin’ event, celebrating Chicago magazine’s 20 most eligible singles at the Museum of Contemporary Art. All proceeds benefited the Prostate Cancer Gene Therapy Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Photos by Randy Belice Read more