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July 18, 2013

Rahm Emanuel, Blurring the Lines

Now in its fifth straight week atop the Billboard Hot 100, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is the summer’s hottest song. And Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel digs it.

The former White House chief of staff was spotted July 11 strutting his stuff to Thicke’s live performance of the sultry ditty at the 33rd Annual Taste of Chicago.

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February 7, 2013

Scantily Clad to Circle Capitol

If you find yourself around the Capitol on Saturday afternoon and see about a thousand people running around in only their underwear, don’t worry, you’re not hallucinating. It’s also not a protest or a fraternity prank. It’s the annual Cupid’s Undie Run.

For reasons both noble and not, the flesh-filled mile is one of the season’s most popular charity events.

Now in its fourth year, participants have raised almost a million dollars for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, an organization that supports neurofibromatosis research and assists individuals and families affected by the disorder.

Pre-race festivities commence at the Pour House (319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) and Capitol Lounge (229 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) at noon and continue long after the traffic-stopping trek has seen its final finisher.

But not to worry if this all sounds too naughty — event organizers are very careful to keep it PG-13. “We want to keep it a fun undie event versus a sexy undie event,” founder Brendan Hanrahan says. Take that how you will. Just remember: It begins and ends at a bar.

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