One Week until the “The Great Chicago Fire Sale”

The Dept. of Cultural Affairs is “eBaying” Chicago on December 2-16 in “The Great Chicago Fire Sale.” Money will be used to raise money for arts and cultural programs to raise some of the $3,000,000 that got whacked by budget cuts. Ebay claims it’s to be one of the most extensive auctions of it’s kind.

From the CNN article…

“Many of the items up for auction are specific to Chicago, including a walk-on role at the city’s Goodman Theatre, a chance to turn on the landmark Buckingham Fountain for the season, a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Park Zoo and a decommissioned city parking meter.

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, which is sponsoring the auction, has seen its budget from federal, state and city sources decline from $11.8 million in 2002 to a projected $8.8 million next year, said department spokeswoman Anne Dattulo”

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