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'SNL' star Cecily Strong on Michigan Avenue magazine cover
As legend has it, iO co-founder Charna Halpern was nearing the end of her annual search for potential “Saturday Night Live” cast members when she spotted Cecily Strong working the iO box office one night on her way out. Halpern encouraged the Oak Park native to audition, even though she was planning on skipping it because she didn’t feel ready, and, well, you can figure out what happened from there.
February 19, 2014