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R / March 27, 2012 10:13 PM

I would happily invite Geoffrey Baer over to drop some science. I also love Carol Marin.

Andrew Huff / March 28, 2012 12:40 AM

Rick Kogan and Rick Bayless. I'd make beer can chicken.

Brian L. / March 28, 2012 9:17 AM

Joakim Noah.

BamBam / March 28, 2012 10:33 AM

The guy in front of Old Navy with the mic. He's been doing that for decades. Talk about optimism.

jen / March 28, 2012 10:35 AM

living or dead?
I'll go with a mix:
Studs Terkel, Geoffrey Baer, Tom Skilling, Richard Nickel.
does Bill Murray qualify? probably also Harold Ramis.
I'd make coleslaw and guacamole, and have some burgers, brats, and seitan for the grill.

Meems / March 28, 2012 11:13 AM

What's the guy's name that dresses in the crazy suits by Marina City? Him.
Billy Dec because he could host for me. Obama & Oprah because why not? Michael Jordan, Michael Ditka, and the White Sox for the sports fans. Billy Corgan, Buddy Guy, and Common for some entertainment and good conversation.Kanye is not invited.
Other randoms: Dan Savage, Dave Eggers, Roger Ebert, Rahm Emmanuel. I didn't include deceased but I'd love Michael Crichton and Philip K Dick.

Cheryl / March 28, 2012 11:43 AM

Michelle Obama, her daughters, and Bo.

daruma / March 28, 2012 3:40 PM

MICHAEL Ditka?!?

Spook / March 29, 2012 12:57 AM

Mos Def ( origins in Chicago)
Bahamadia ( origins in Chicago)
Dave Chappelle ( origins in Chicago)
Aaron Mcgruder ( origins in Chicago)
Larry "Our Lord" Hoover( born in Mississippi but arrested in Chicago) Whitney( origins in Chicago/Before she met Bobby) Harold Washington
and the richest white person with a crack addiction in the world(who scores crack on the Low End of Chicago).

And working security
at the front gate.......
"what's the guy's name that dresses in the crazy suits by Marina City?" and

"The guy in front of Old Navy with the mic. He's been doing that for decades."

Yes, the Revolution will be televised!

mrdplus / March 29, 2012 9:39 AM

In lieu of Richard Nickel, it might be elucidating to invite Amy Jacobson.

c / March 29, 2012 10:38 AM

bernie mac
norm van lier

Lisa J. / March 29, 2012 2:19 PM

Tom Skilling

LaShawn Williams / March 29, 2012 3:33 PM

Derrick Rose; after all, it would be rude to NOT invite him, since I'll need him to pay for ALL the meat, food, liquor, the DJ, etc.

Spook / March 29, 2012 9:42 PM

Actually for the next days left overs, on deck will be The Honorable Derrick, IL. State Representative, known as being a "strong voice for the 10th Leg. District"

Eamon / March 29, 2012 10:20 PM


Tester / March 31, 2012 11:19 PM

Just testing!

David Tortuga / April 3, 2012 10:31 AM

I would not invite any celebrities to my rundown apartment on the West side because none of them would ever show up. Except maybe Wesley Willis.

Hey! Oh! Guy / April 3, 2012 3:24 PM

Which Chicago celebrity would I invite to my house for a barbecue?

Spook, of course!

Ideally the night the Revolution will be televised so we can watch. Hey! Oh! :-)

JasonB / April 4, 2012 1:43 PM

bill murray
harrison ford
steve bartman
george halas
buddy guy

fluffy / April 4, 2012 9:59 PM


Eric / April 6, 2012 9:42 AM

Tony Fitzpatrick, Bill Murray

W / April 7, 2012 12:45 AM

Betty White. Technically born in Oak Park but I love her so much I'm gonna count it.

Derby / April 7, 2012 9:32 AM

Ant Davis and Alpana Singh

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