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When traded by the Cubs, Pitcher Sean Gallagher stops by Harry Caray’s to pick up Eli’s Turtle Cheesecake on his way to Oakland

July 10, 2008


Former Cubbie Sean Gallagher, who was just traded to the
Oakland A’s, stopped by Harry Caray’s to pick up some Eli’s Turtle Cheesecake
before leaving town. Eli’s Marc Schulman and the eatery’s Grant
promised they will send cheesecake to Sean’s new

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Today is Ground Hog Day and also national Ground Hog Job Shadow Day; we will be out at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences with legenday broadcaster and cattle rancher. Bill Kurtis

Stella Foster

Stella’s column

February 2, 2006



TODAY IS GROUND HOG DAY — and “Ground Hog Job Shadow Day,” where thousands of high school students from around the country visit businesses to observe us working stiffs.

TOP BROADCAST documentarian Bill Kurtis visits the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, the only public school in the state to be located on a farm, with five cows and a real ground hog in residence. Kurtis is also owner of a cattle ranch and head of the Tall Grass Beef Co. (And that’s no bull!) Eli’s Cheesecake king Marc Schulman, a staunch supporter of the high school, and Jill Wine-Banks, head of the Education to Careers Office of the Chicago Public Schools, will also be on hand.

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Stella Foster reports in the Chicago Sun Times on State Treasurer Judy Barr Topinka’s wager of Eli’s Cheesecake

Stella’s column

April 7, 2005


JUDY, JUDY, JUDY: Our feisty state Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka
made a bet with the North Carolina state treasurer, Richard Moore, on the
outcome of Monday’s NCAA basketball championship in which our awesome Illini
team lost to North Carolina 75-70.

If I lose, I will pay him one Eli’s cheesecake , one bushel
of southern Illinois peaches and one dozen Parky’s Chicago hot dogs,” Topinka
told this reporter. “If he loses, he pays me one eastern North Carolina barbecue
dinner consisting of chopped pork barbecue in a vinegar-based sauce and a couple
of dozen hush puppies.”

Pay the piper, Judy, it ain’t like you bet the farm . . . or the State of
Illinois Building!

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