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HAMMOND—More than 30 craft beer vendors are heading to the slots for the first "Brews at the Shoe" event at the Horseshoe Casino. Sample more than 150 beers, listen to some live music, and hit the craps table on March 8. Prices range from $37-170, more details are here. [EaterWire]

LOCKPORT—If you owned a tiger, would you bring it inside a bar? Someone in suburban Lockport did, and apparently not for the first time. The man now faces misdemeanor charges. [CBS2]

AWARDS SEASON—Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the Illinois Restaurant Association honored six "exceptional members whose lifework has enriched the state's robust restaurant community": Rich Melman, Rick Bayless, Turano Baking Company, Sysco, Kathryn Thanas (Lou Mitchell's) and Frang Sgro (Italian Village). [EaterWire]

BUCKTOWN—The juice bar trend continues, as another is heading to Bucktown. 24 Karrots is hoping to open in April. [DNAinfo]

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