Photos: Re-creating your Big Ten experience in Chicago
For the next four days, Chicago is ground zero for Big Ten alums. While they're watching their favorite teams slug it out in the men's hoops conference tournament, they're bound to miss their alma maters. So RedEye is here to help. We asked grads of all 12 schools to re-create their college experience in the Windy City. They're not nightlife experts, but they are insanely passionate about their teams and schools.
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What are your go-to bars/restaurants?
Barn & Company. It's exactly like Firehaus. Everybody knows your name, it's got the "I feel classy" feel, but really it's awesome for cheap drinks, and I legit see someone I know every time. Regardless if I like them or not.
What should you order?
Whatever is free. We entry-level folk don't make the big bucks to be picky. I take what I can get cheap or free.
What landmarks remind you of campus?
When I look out my building at the Aon Center, I see construction at Millennium Park. That reminds me of campus. A familiar sign on campus: "Sidewalk closed until 2014."
How would you spend your downtime?
I spend my time with the same old frat boys I did all four years of college, just now they have jobs. I watch them play "FIFA" or "Call of Duty." Barf, but I keep comin' back.
24, Lincoln Park, @eileen_meyer