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Congratulations to the Chicago White Sox on Winning the 2005 World Series

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Illinois Senators Dick Durbin and Barack Obama include Eli’s Cheesecake in their wager with the Senators from Texas

This has been one great week in Chicago and at Eli’s. Starting with Mayor Daley’s wager of Eli’s Cheesecake on Saturday morning and the great victories by the Sox at home on Saturday and Sunday, the excitement continued with the Sox late night victory over the Astros on what was by then Wednesday.

Eli’s is delighted that our distinguished Senators from Illinois, Durbin and Obama, have featured Eli’s in their wager with Senators Hutchison and Cornyn of Texas. That wager is looking pretty good right now for Illinois and we look forward to a Sox victory and World Championship this evening.

Illinois vs. Texas: Senators bet on World

WASHINGTON – Illinois Senators Barack Obama (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have challenged Texas Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX) to a friendly, bi-partisan wager on the outcome of the 2005 World Series Championship.

The “red state vs. blue state” match-up intensifies the already heated rivalry. The U.S. Senators representing the World Series Champions will receive a basket of products from the opposing team’s home state.

In the event that the Astros win, Obama and Durbin will begrudgingly provide the Texas Senators with Al’s Italian beef, Polish sausages and Vienna beef hot dogs. For dessert, they will offer Chicago-made Tootsie Rolls and Eli’s Cheesecake.

By winning the National League Championship last Wednesday, the Houston Astros became the first baseball team from Texas to go to the World Series. Three days earlier, the White Sox won the American League Championship for the first time in nearly half a century. If victorious, the Chicago players will be the first White Sox to wear the Championship ring in 88 years. Both teams are eager for a tickertape parade.

“We are all extremely proud of what the White Sox have accomplished and everyone in Chicago will be cheering when they bring the championship home,” said Obama. “And as I’ve told my wife many, many times, the White Sox are 1 and 0 in games where I throw out the first pitch. So all I’m saying is that if Ozzie calls, the arm is rested and ready.”

“No matter who they rooted for all season long, today every baseball fan in Illinois is pulling for the White Sox as they attempt to bring home to Chicago the city’s first World Series championship in 88 years,” said Senator Durbin.

“I have so many fond memories of cheering for the Astros as a reporter and a state representative from Houston,” said Sen. Hutchison. “I remember when the Astros, then named the Colts, beat the Chicago Cubs in 1962 during their first Major League game and when Nolan Ryan became the first player to reach 4,000 strikeouts in a career at the Astrodome in 1985. Now the Astros have reached a new milestone in their history by winning the National League Championship and are going to the World Series. Our Houston Astros have made all Texans proud by winning the National League pennant and giving the Lone Star State a team to cheer for in the World Series.”

“I’m confident that the Astros’ World Series debut will be one to remember. When the pressure’s on, this ball club knows how to get the job done,” U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said. “I’d like to congratulate the players, the team’s leadership, and all the fans in Houston and across the state.”

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Eli’s Cheesecake Proud to be part of History: Mayor Daley’s Wager with the Mayor White of Houston over the White Sox and Astros in the World Series

Mayor Richard M. Daley has a been lifelong Chicago White Sox fan growing up just blocks from the old Comiskey Park and the new U.S. Cellular Field. Today at a morning press conference outside the Field, he recounted his memories of attending the World Series in 1959 and his great joy with the American League Champion Chicago White Sox.

In honor of this great occasion in Chicago, Mayor Daley invited a distinguished list of Chicago food companies, restaurants and institutions to join him for a very special wager with Mayor Bill White of Houston. Eli’s was delighted to be a part of this wager, but knowing that our White Sox will win the World Series, we started today baking our Giant Eli’s Cheesecake for the Victory Celebration.

Eli’s Big Slice was proud to be featured with great Chicago brands including Vienna Beef, Stewart’s Coffee, Tootsie Roll, Connie’s Pizza and Original Rainbow Cone.

Eli’s is White Sox crazy this weekend! Go White Sox!

Eli’s, Marc Schulman, at the podium, sharing Eli’s pride in being Chicago made,its support of the wager, and its delight to create a White Sox World Series Victory Cheesecake.

Chicago is very fortunate to have the LaSalle Bank as the leading local bank and its Chairman and CEO, Norm Bobbins. Just two weeks after one million people celebrated the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, Bobbins was celebrating the Sox American League Championship and the strong corporate support that LaSalle provides the Sox and all of Chicago.

Mayor Richard M. Daley presents Chicago White Sox Chairman and CEO, Jerry Reinsdorf with a smaller version of the banners saluting the Sox that are display around the City.

Mayor Bill White of Houston has urged his residents to discard their socks for a “No Socks Weekend.” Mayor Daley, being concerned that the people of Houston could get cold, particularly if they are attending the games in Chicago this weekend, brought white socks as a gift for the people of Houston.

Eli’s Maureen, Elana and Marc Schulman with Chicago Mayor, Richard M. Daley. Daley is a great supporter of Chicago family businesses and is delighted to see companies like Eli’s support Chicago public educational institutions like Wright College and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

The Home of the White Sox has always been in the 11th Ward on Chicago’s southside near what was the location of the Chicago Stockyards. Here, Eli’s, Marc Schulman, and Eli’s special friend, Doug Wertheimer of Wertheimer Box, congratulate Alderman James Balcer on the success of the Sox.

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ABC7 Chicago Wagers Eli’s Cheesecake with ABC affiliate in Houston over the Chicago-Houston World Series

Chicago is all about the World Series this weekend. This 46 year drought of any Chicago team participating in a World Series has created so much excitement and interest in the Sox quest for a World Championship.

This morning, Eli’s Cheesecake and Lou Malanati’s Pizza were invited by the morning team at ABC7 Chicago, Hosea Sanders and Judy Hsu, to participate in a wager with their counterparts at ABC13 in Houston.

We look foward to Hosea and Judy being on the winning side of this wager.

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Mayor Richard M. Daley wagers Eli’s Cheesecake with Boston Mayor Menino for upcoming White Sox v. Red Sox series

Thousands of Chicagoans jammed Block 37 across the Daley Plaza today as Mayor Daley hosted a pep rally for Chicagoans to join him, representatives of the Sox and Hall of Fame players like Minnie Minoso, Ron Kittle and Bill Pierce to wish the Sox the best of success in their quest to win the World Series.

Part of the celebration was a wager between Mayor Daley and Mayor Menino of Boston, a great friend of our Mayor, but someone who we hope, will lose his wager. This is the year of the White Sox.

The wager included great foods of Chicago, and in addition to Eli’s Cheesecake, included Robinson’s Ribs, Original Rainbow Cone, Vienna Beer, Stewart’s Coffee, Tootsie Rolls, Connie’s Pizza, Kim & Scott’s Pretzels, Buona Beef and Vienna Beef.

Eli’s created a very special Giant Slice for the Pep Rally

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, in full Sox attire, checks out one of Eli’s Cheesecake’s with Eli’s President, Marc Schulman

South Paw, the White Sox Mascot checks out the giant slice of Eli’s Cheesecake that Eli’s created for the Pep Rally and Bet.


Lt. Governor Pat Quinn is a big fan of the White Sox and Eli’s Cheesecake. Quinn was the only elected official back in 1992 to join then Governor Bill Clinton at Eli’s Cheesecake for a tour and to hear about Eli’s innovative workforce program, Eli’s U. In February of this year, Quinn was the special guest at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, when the school hosted Ground Hog Job Shadow Day for the City of Chicago


Chicago is excited for this series and the great season of the White Sox. The pep rally in Chicago was one of eight around the country as Major League Baseball celebrates post-season play.

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July 3rd—Cubs v. Sox Game called because of field conditions, but Taste of Chicago goes on!

The weather for the past week in Chicago has been fantastic. From Friday to
Friday, no rain, no humidity and lots of sun. On Saturday, July 3rd, it seemed
the weather gods had focused their fury on Chicago with a storm front that
seemed to cover several states:

At Wrigley Field, the game was called after 5 1/2 innings and four rain
delays. Down at Taste, we were worried if the crowds would come and if the
fireworks would go on as scheduled. Well, Eli’s Cheesecake fans never take rain
delays; it did rain several times but the people coninued to buy, and about 8pm,
it turned just beautiful in Grant Park so the program of the evening went on as
scheduled. Our thanks to our fans for coming out in the rain:

rain or shine!

Taste has more day ending for 2004 at 9:30pm tonight. Then we can go to work
on the 25th.

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