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Old 02-26-2013, 01:40 AM
 
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which actors, athletes, celebrities, and known musicians is one likely to run into in chicago?
i say celebrities because some are known and hard otherwise to classify
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Maybe you'll run into some of the Bulls or Bears in the River North nightclubs. Billy Corgan runs a coffee shop in Highland Park. Jeff Tweedy lives in Mayfair and has been spotted in area joints like Smoque and the original Kuma's Corner. The "most likely" movie celebs you'll run into would probably be John Cusack and Vince Vaughn, but it's still not likely. Cusack lives full-time in L.A. so he's only an occasional visitor. I don't think Vaughn lives here full-time anymore either but he does seem to like visiting.

Unless they're here for some entertainment-industry event, you're not likely to run into celebs here. It's just not a celebrity-spotting "industry" town like L.A. and New York.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:16 AM
 
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One time I thought I saw chet everett in a back alley in Pilsen, but it turned out to be a pile of old truck tires, a couple of broken kitchen chairs, and part of an old mattress that someone had fly-dumped there.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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Bears players have been known to show up at Fifty/50 on Division and Roots on Chicago Ave. I think Urlacher is part of an investment group that may have a stake in the establishments.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park/East Village area
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If u look in the Sun-Times they have articles that list where celebs are spotted in Chicago. Seems they eat at Japonais and drink at Underground Lounge, among other places.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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The "most likely" movie celebs you'll run into would probably be John Cusack and Vince Vaughn, but it's still not likely. Cusack lives full-time in L.A. so he's only an occasional visitor. I don't think Vaughn lives here full-time anymore either but he does seem to like visiting.


I actually just heard an interview with John Cusack and he said that he splits his time between Chicago and LA.
I saw Lewis Balck at the TSA checkpoint at O'Hare and he was getting his carry-on searched with great detail.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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George Lucas has been in town a lot lately. His fiance lives here.

Celebs are in and out fairly often. They don't really stick around long though.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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which actors, athletes, celebrities, and known musicians is one likely to run into in chicago?
i say celebrities because some are known and hard otherwise to classify
I've almost literally run into Vince Vaughn on the street when he was high as **** going into the same eatery as me. I've drank next to Tyra Banks, Channing Tatum...Lawrence Fishburne, etc. I've met Ron Howard randomly on the street. Seen Cindy Crawford, Zach Galifianakis, Jesse Jackson, etc.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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If u look in the Sun-Times they have articles that list where celebs are spotted in Chicago. Seems they eat at Japonais and drink at Underground Lounge, among other places.
I've met the most at Le Colonial, by far. They pop in there to get away from people usually. The first time I saw Tyra Banks there I didn't even think she was anyone famous because sometimes the people who go there are just downright beautiful..had to do a double take and then realized the person next to me was Tyra, lol...
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Maybe writers are no longer celebrities, but some well-known ones live here (Irvine Welsh, Audrey Niffenegger, Chris Ware, Joseph Epstein).
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