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Eli’s Cheesecake Congratulates Windy City Live on its Inaugural Show on ABC7 Chicago

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Windy City Live debuted on ABC 7 Chicago on Thursday, May 26th in the 9am time slot held by Oprah for so many years. Hosted by former ABC 7 sportscaster, Ryan Chiaverini and former WGN-TV traffic news anchor, Val Warner, the show will be broadcast live each weekday before a studio audience.

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Hosts Ryan Chiaverini and Val Warner celebrated their first Windy City Live with a Commemorative Eli’s Cheesecake.

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Chicago Restaurateur Billy Dec is a regular contributor to Windy City Live. For the first show, Billy was joined by  Johnny Galecki, who grew up in Oak Park and is the star of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS.

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Th Commemorative Eli’s Cheesecake that was presented to the studio audience to close and the show and was then served to the audience and staff.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman greets celebrity chef and restaurateur Art Smith who is a regular contributor to Windy City Live.

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Eli’s Maureen Schulman greets Windy City Live Host Val Warner.


Windy City Live Host Ryan Chiaverini enjoys a slice of the Eli’s Cheesecake created for the premiere of Windy City Live.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Participates in the 2011 National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago–our 26th Consecutive Year

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Chicago Inaugurates a New Mayor–Rahm Emanuel

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All of us at Eli’s Cheesecake congratulate and welcome Mayor Rahm Emanuel. On a sunny (but cold) Monday May 16th, Chicago inaugurated Rahm Emanuel as its 55th Mayor. Mayor Emanuel served as our Congressman and has been a great fan and customer of Eli’s Cheesecake. We look forward to working with him and praise his agenda of improving public education, making the City safer and creating an environment for business to grow and create jobs.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Congratulates NBC 5 Chicago on hosting Education Nation in Chicago

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On Saturday, May 7th, Eli’s President Marc Schulman Presented a Ceremonial Eli’s Cheesecake to NBC 5 Anchor Kim Vatis in Celebration of the Success of the Events of NBC Education Nation in Chicago during the past week.

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Eli’s Welcomes the Midwest Travel Writers to Chicago

Eli’s is very honored to be able to make a special cheesecake for the Midwest Travel Writers 2011 Conference being held this weekend, April 6th-10th, in Chicago. The association is celebrating their 60th anniversary at the conference.

                        Eli’s bakers and pastry chefs created this cheesecake especially for the MTWA conference.

Eli’s bakers and pastry chefs created this cheesecake especially for the MTWA conference.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Joins All of Chicago in Mourning the Loss of Jim Tyree, Chairman of Mesirow Financial & the Chicago Sun Times and former Chair of the Board of the City Colleges of Chicago

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The Chicago Sun Times, a newspaper, saved by the creativity and vision of Jim Tyree, has a full page ad today mourning the loss of Jim Tyree from his associates at Mesirow Financial. The words are perfect and describe the tremendous impact that Jim had on Chicago and the loss that all of us will experience. Jim had a unique understanding of business and he really cared about his friends, his customers and the community. If it was a discussion about financing our business, the City Colleges of Chicago, our insurance or his ongoing support of the Happiness Club, Jim always made time for others and always helped others succeed.

The Mesirow Tribute to Jim states:

Visionary Leader

Civic Champion

Tireless Advocate

Inspiring Mentor

Trusted Confidant

Role Model

Eternal Optimist

Large Hearted

Humble Hero

Valued Partner

Family Man

Regular Guy


Always missed. Never forgotten.

No one could say it better!

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Eli’s Pastry Chef Laurel Boger demonstrates how entertaining for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive and can still look and taste great.

Click the link below:

Budget friendly Holiday Dessert Party | Video |

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Thanksgiving Day in Chicago: 33rd Annual 8k Chicago Turkey Trot and 43rd Annual Turkey Bowl

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Fleet Feet has sponsored a 8k Turkey Trot in Lincoln Park For 33 years. Over 7,000 runners and walkers came out in their best Thanksgiving attire for this event which raises needed funds and non-perishable foods for the Greater Chicago Depository.

Later that day in Glenview, Illinois, an even longer tradition, the Turkey Bowl, continued for its 43rd year, as Eli’s Marc Schulman joined friends dating back to Old Orchard Junior High School. In full disclosure the game is now much more of a scrimmage as the worries of injury have transformed the “game” into an excuse to have lunch at Irvings for Red Hot Lovers.

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For 43 consecutive years on  Thanksgiving Day, this group of “athletes” have gathered for Turkey Bowl, first in Skokie and now in Glenview. Participating in the 2010 Turkey Bowl (l-r), Harold Dembo, Harry Kramer, Dr. Harold Jesser, Randy Shenberg, Dr. Mark Riederman, Marc Schulman and Dr. Michael Ruchim. In this game, it is great to play with lots of doctors.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman with Michael Ruchim of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both Marc and Mike are fans of Michigan Football.

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The highlight of the Turkey Bowl is lunch at Irvings for Red Hot Lovers in Wilmette. Irving’s owner Andy Greenspan joined the Turkey Bowl Participants and Stewart Schecter for a group photo.

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Che “Rhymefest” Smith visits Eli’s to pick-up a donation of 100 Eli’s Cheesecake’s for distribution to needy families in the 20th Ward in Chicago

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Che “Rhymefest” Smith comes to visit Eli’s Cheesecake and Eli’s President Marc Schulman to pickup over 100 Eli’s Cheesecake’s to bring to needy families for Thanksgiving in connection with Che’s delivery of Turkeys.

Best know as “Rhymefest,” his stage name, Che Smit is a Chicago artist, musician and social activist who has used his success in music as a platform to promote social change.

In 2005, Che won a Grammy Award for “Jesus Walks”, which he co-wrote with friend Kanye West. He quickly used that notoriety to draw attention to critical issues that confront his community. He lent his services to The Happiness Club, a group that Eli’s supports to help develop the musical talents of at-risk youth in Chicago’s inner-city. As a vocal proponent of bringing jobs to struggling communities, Che has worked with business leaders to attract new retail to underserved neighborhoods. He has supported The Woodlawn Organization, Cabrini Connections and other neighborhood organizations throughout Chicago.

As a vocal advocate for the rights of people in the entertainment industry, Che testified before Congress and worked with Congressman John Conyers, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, Congressman Hank Johnson, along with leaders in the music industry. He met with British Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the impact the hip hop community can have on politics and social activism and, following that meeting, Prime Minister Cameron formed Hugs for Hoodies.

Che is currently a candidate for Alderman in the 20th Ward of Chicago which includes the  Woodlawn, Park Manor, Washington Park, Englewood, New City, and Back of the Yards neighborhoods.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Helps Celebrate Dominick’s 85th Birthday and Opening of a new store at Sheridan & Foster in Chicago

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Eli’s Keyla Torres offers samples of Eli’s Cuties and Birthday Cake at the opening of the new Dominick’s at Sheridan & Foster in Chicago.

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Eli’s Marc Schulman joins 48th Ward Alderman Mary Ann Smith and Dominick’s President Don Keptra for the cutting of the 85th Birthday Cake for Dominick’s.

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