Last Day of Po Campo Fundraiser, Party Tomorrow at Transit Tees

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Gentlemen, why lug around that old Jandd briefcase when you could look as dapper as this dude *and* support SBC?

The countdown to relaunching continues here at Streetsblog Chicago. With a couple of new donations just in from generous readers, we currently have $46,010 in our Resurrection Fund, so we need a mere $3,990 more to win the $25K challenge grant from the Chicago Community Trust that will allow us to resume publication. Unlike this morning’s headline about Steven taking a job at the National Motorists Association, that’s no April Fool’s joke.

However, we’ve now only got one week to raise that money before our Wednesday, April 8, reboot deadline. Here are two fun ways you can help us cross the finish line. Today’s the last day you can buy one of four classy bike bags from our friends at Po Campo and have 50 percent of the sale go towards the Streetsblog revival effort. Use the code “StreetsblogCHI” and they’ll give you 10 percent off on your purchase.

You can also join Steven and me tomorrow evening from 6-9 p.m. at the free “Forward Mobility” party at Transit Tees, 1371 North Milwaukee. We’ll be doing a short Q & A about recent transportation issues, and reps from the Transit Future campaign and Norsman Architects will also be talking about their work.

If you’ve donated $100 or more to the Resurrection Fund, be sure to stop by the Streetsblog table for your free copy of my book “Bars Across America.” And if all the money you’re saving thanks to complimentary beer from Revolution Brewing and snacks from Antique Taco is burning a hole in your pocket, we certainly wouldn’t be upset if you dropped a few bucks in our donation jar. Thanks for your support — hope to see you there!

– John

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