Articles By: Jessie Stegner

Jessie Stegner
Jessie has been living in Chicago since 2007 and loved every minute of it. Her only setback is, due to growing up in Sierra Madre, California, she can't feel her toes between the months of November and June. With a degree in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder and training from Second City and Improv Olympic, Stegner can usually be found on a stage somewhere trying to make people laugh. She enjoys falling asleep to the sound of the El train, drinking Blue Moon, jogging on the lovely streets of Ravenswood, eating Thai food and watching White Sox baseball.

Living on the Fringe: Chicago Fringe Festival 2011

The Chicago Fringe Festival runs September 1-11 in Pilsen, and will consist of 50 different hour-long productions by not only local companies, but also across the United States.

Let’s Make a Deal: Maxwell Street Market

Before there was Target or Wal-Mart, even before clearance items or sales racks, there was Maxwell Street Market. A bargainer’s haven, the little thoroughfare on the near west side is open every Sunday.

Chicago Prefers Blondes: Marilyn Monroe Statue

Amongst the skyscrapers, business suits and CTA buses, there’s a new lady gracing our presence downtown this summer. A 26 foot tall one, in fact, in the form of Marilyn Monroe.

Fro Yo For Yo: Cool Down with Frozen Yogurt

Frozen Yogurt is a hot item these days, and more than a few businesses want to cash in on that heap of probiotic goodness we’re all craving. So, here it is: a road map for the frozen yogurt of Chicago.

A How-To Guide to Being A Chicago Tourist

Millions of people journey to Chicago every year, but many have not done the proper leg work necessary to ensure a pleasant trip. Here are some pointers to make sure you don’t end up like so many Windy City wanderers before you.

The Comedians You Should Know

Chicago is the breeding ground for funny. Comedians You Should Know is a group of six Chicago based comedians “intent on changing the face of stand-up comedy.”

The Food of Love: A Chicago-Inspired Playlist

The Food of Love: A Chicago-Inspired Playlist

If you look hard enough, you’ll find over a century of musical expression based on Chicago. Consider this list of some favorites your food of love and play on.

Innjoy (Bar, Wicker Park)

Happy Happy, Joy, Joy: Innjoy Makes You Feel Good Inside!

The City of Big Quads: Running in Chicago

This summer, instead of holding a BBQ rib in one hand and a margarita in the other, why not burn off some of those stored up winter calories and go for a jog? Running is a great way to enjoy our coveted heated months as well as lead a healthier lifestyle.