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Jerry Azumah: 4th Annual ASAP Signature Bowling Event

In 2009, All Pro, Former Chicago Bear, Jerry Azumah and I attended a charity event at the House of Blues for President Bill Clinton. During our visit with the former White House resident, President Clinton said something that would stick with me forever. He mentioned contributions from American households comprise 75% of all giving to nonprofits every year. I looked at my friend and event co-chair, Jerry and smiled knowing the work we did for the Azumah Student Assistance Program (ASAP) that included small donations from our tight and influential network, was a piece of that 75% and our efforts were a part of a bigger picture. A picture that includes over 1,300 listed charities in the Chicagoland area alone!

Richard Roeper & Billy Dec to co-host an Oscar Viewing Party at Rockit!

CHICAGO – On February 26, co-hosts Richard Roeper & Billy Dec will hold their 2nd Annual Oscar Viewing Party. Guests will test their movie knowledge by putting their ballot predictions up against Richard and Billy for a chance to win fabulous prizes while hearing their commentary live throughout the telecast.

Chicago Fashion Focus Wrap Up

Now that the 7th annual Chicago Fashion Focus has come to an end, this is the perfect time to reflect on the city’s initiative to cultivate local talent. Having just seen a parade of various trades, be it designers, producers, stylists, models, photographers and more, it’s comforting to know that the city is trying to help these emerging artists find a voice. Chicago definitely has been and still is a launching pad for many careers.
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Behind the Scenes with Billy Dec – 5 Radio Shows, a Live TV Show on ABC & a PSA all in 5 hours!

I woke up at 5am this morning for a BIG press day with Billy. We had to do 5 radio shows, a live tv show & a PSA all in 5 hours when he literally just stepped off a plane from France, Hungary, and Austria 12 hours prior. When he initially told me about how much press he wanted to do BEFORE he was live on Windy City Live- I thought it was absurd, but in all the time I have known him, I can say he pushes himself to work beyond what most people think is feasible. The main purpose behind all this press was to talk about two events that are the very important to him to support art & theatre in Chicago & raise scholarships for kids - The Madhatter's Ball & The Piven Theatre Gala.

Chicago Photographer Gino Baileau on the rise!

Hey fellow Chicagoans - Dana Ragazinskas from Billy Dec's office here! I’d like share with you this "up and coming" photographer that I dig -  even Perez Hilton has taken note! Gino Gusich, also...
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5 Questions with…Billy Dec

From CSN Chicago - March 9, 2011 This week’s guest…one of the nation’s premier and most popular dining and entertainment entrepreneurs…however, our guest this week is more than that…he’s...
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Billy Dec, ‘The Unofficial Host of Chicago’

From City's Best – February 14th, 2011 Billy Dec is the unofficial host of Chicago. He's an entrepreneur, a restaurateur and quite possibly, Chicago's biggest supporter. He's generous to causes...
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The education of Billy Dec

From Crain's Chicago - Business of Life - August 6th, 2007   Billy Dec is looking for more than a good time. The ever-smiling king of Chicago's club scene is on a self-improvement kick. He's...
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Who the Heck is Billy Dec?

From Chicago Tribune Magazine - January 1st, 2006 IT'S A FRIDAY NIGHT IN OCTOBER at Rockit Bar & Grill, the restaurant and watering hole on Hubbard Street where trendy beer flows, bass thumps and...