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Mount Prospect 3rd Annual Save the Brains Zombie Charity Crawl

5:00 pm

Mount Prospect, IL (September 27, 2014) registration for the 3rd annual Mount Prospect Jaycees Save the Brains Zombie Charity Crawl is now underway. Bring your ghoulish style, your blood and your inner zombie and secure a spot to help fight against Cerebral Palsy. Due to tremendous popularity of this event in the past, all zombies are urged to pre-register for this event. A donation of $30 is all that is needed to enjoy in this great event. Registration can be done through Preregister for a $5 discount. Participants who preregister by 9/10/14 will receive a t-shirt. Schedule and details at

“We are preparing for an incredible turn out for a great cause and encourage all registrants to sign up now and guarantee there t-shirt and zombie spot for the event.” – Zombie Crawl chairman Nicholas Calaranan. This crawl is open to all responsible adults that enjoy networking, laughing, meeting new people, zombies, and helping a great cause. Participants are encouraged to attend promptly at Bar Louie where the crawl will commence 5:00 pm check in. There will be drink and food specials available at all the zombie stops which include Bar Louie, E & O, Blackfinn, and Buffalo Wild Wings. There will be various minute-to-win-it games at each stop. Raffles with prizes to good enough to raise the undead tickets will be on sale for $2 each or $10/6.

Start time for this event is scheduled for September 27th at 5:30 pm at Bar Louie 200 E. Rand Rd. Bring your zombie attire ready to rock!!! We will have volunteer makeup artists on site to make sure your zombified!!

The Mount Prospect Jaycees expanding charity effort is expected to draw crowds of participants from though out the community running for a cause bigger than themselves. The Mount Prospect Jaycees in recent past have supported the charitable efforts of Camp New Hope, Heifer International, Nothing But Nets, Les Turner ALS Foundation, Make-a- Wish, and Neurofibromatosis (NF) Midwest. Within the local community they have given contributions to CEDA of Northwest, as well as scholarships to local high school students towards college. “We are very grateful for the support we receive from the Mt. Prospect Community including the Mt. Prospect Jaycees. The Jaycees food drive clearly shows how community support can be vital in helping struggling families when they need it the most.”, said CEDA Northwest CEO, Ron Jordan, when asked in regards to a local food drive the Mount Prospect Jaycees organized to support the CEDA Food Pantry.

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Michael Rooker stars in Carbondale-created THE DRIVING DEAD



New Web Series Slated for August 25 Launch

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 22, 2014) – “The Driving Dead,” a new Web series starring actor Michael Rooker, announces it will debut with an extended-length pilot episode on August 25, 2014. Rooker fans will be able to view the pilot and subsequent installments online, exclusively at

The Driving Dead follows the survival stories of a group of road travelers as they face harrowing encounters in a post-apocalyptic world. Rooker, renowned for his roles in Marvel’s latest, “Guardians of the Galaxy,”and AMC’s, “The Walking Dead”has signed on to appear in the first four episodes.

“When I heard about The Driving Dead, I thought that the concept was really cool,” said Rooker. “In this series, we are able to share some really important messages in a way that is unlike anything that has been done before.”

Part of a new campaign spearheaded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, The Driving Dead series was created by Arthur Agency out of Carbondale, Ill. Leading up to the August 25launch, fans can connect with The Driving Dead on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for up-to-date news and a behind-the-scenes look at the series.

For more information visit

The Driving Dead

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The Zombie Mud Run in Byron, IL


If you live near Chicago, you won’t want to miss this race! Byron’s Motocross is 165 acres of pure mud! The course will have manmade and (amazing) natural obstacles as well as, of course, ZOMBIES! Sponsored in part by

WHEN: July 26, 2014, starting at 7:00 am.
Wave times are every ½ hour from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please arrive at least two hours prior to your start time.

WHERE: 2525 East Ash Road, Byron, IL 61010

For full details and information, visit!

The Zombie Mud Run

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Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Zombie Shoot 2014

9:00 amto5:00 pm

The Zombie Shoot at Aurora Sportsmen’s Club will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM at the Aurora Sportsmen’s Club (ASC) Rifle/Pistol complex located at 7641 Rueff Rd, Waterman IL 60556.

Registration is Open! Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Bring the whole family and have some fun; fine-tune your shooting skills and send the undead to oblivion. More than eleven stages will feature Zombie-themed activities. This year we will be partnering with the Bullpup Shoot. Don’t miss out on early bird registration specials. On-site registration will be available also.  Food concessions, vendors and demonstrations. Spectators welcome.

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7th Annual pH Productions Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl

2:00 pm

The 7th Annual pH Productions Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl is taking place May 10, 2014, 2:00 pm – ??

The event will take place on Saturday May 10, 2014 in the Andersonville neighborhood again. The bars are between Argyle and Bryn Mawr on Clark Street and include: The Sofo Tap, Konak, Simon’s Tavern, Farraguts, @mosphere, Hamburger Mary’s Attic, Hamburger Mary’s Rec Room, The Brixton and The Call.

1PM-2PM: VIZ Party sponsored by Ranallis of Andersonville. Limited to the first 40 zombies. For $40 you get all the perks of the Crawl, plus free pizza for the entire hour, early beer and wine specials, early registration which guarantees you are the first on the Crawl AT 2PM, and early access to Chicago Costume’s makeup stations. Just choose the VIZ Option when you purchase your tickets.

2PM-5PM: Registration at pH Comedy Theater, 1515 W. Berwyn Ave. (please bring photo ID and the credit card you registered with) – if you don’t have these two things we can NOT register you for the crawl. Sorry it’s the Zombie Law.

2PM-8ish: Zombie Pub Crawl!

Visit for more information and to register!

7th Annual Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl

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The Zombie Run: Extreme, May 5


The Zombie RunTHE ZOMBIE RUN: EXTREME is a mud-filled, 5K obstacle course through a zombie-infested wasteland.  If you thought jogging 3.1 miles through the zombie apocalypse was an adventure, try dodging that army of brain-thirsty undead while scrambling through a series of rugged obstacles as well.  Don’t worry though; after the race, the Humans and Zombies set aside their differences to share a cold beer and their best dance moves at the post-apocalypse afterparty. Many enter, few will survive.

There will be 8-10 obstacles on the course. How hard are the obstacles?  You have to try them for yourself to answer that question.  It is not for your every day person.  You will need to train and mentally prepare for some of these obstacles.  It’s a total team effort on the course.  Your ‘friends’ or fellow Humans will help you climb over walls, evade groups of zombies, crawl through tunnels, and conquer our surprise obstacles.  Yes, you can do this!

Venue: Lake County Fairgrounds (Map)
Address: 1060 E. Peterson Rd, Grayslake IL 60030
Date: 5/3/2014

For full details and information, visit

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Chicago Zombie Prom 2014

06/20/2014 9:00 pmto06/21/2014 2:00 am

The 2014 Chicago Zombie Prom will once again take place at the Bottom Lounge on June 20th, 2014!

For full details & information:

To RSVP via Facebook: Chicago Zombie Prom 2014 Event Page

To get tickets: Zombie Prom Chicago Ticket Page

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7th Annual Chicago Zombie March

3:30 pm

Miss Colleen Jones says:

It’s that time again, zombies! We are having another zombie march in June. The rules are very simple: dress and be made up as a zombie and just shamble and act like one.

We will all meet at Millennium Park and take it from there. The last few years we have walked to the museum campus, walked to Daley Plaza, back to Millennium Park, to Buckingham Fountain and if we still have able body zombies left, we will head over to abc7 news station for the 5pm show.

If folks want their makeup done, Colleen Jones and David Lasley are available to take appointments. ( just message them) If you dont have the time to make an appointment, dont worry! We will have zombie makeup artists to zombify you up (for a fee)! ( We are currently working on getting a makeup spot.)

More details will come as the march gets closer and closer.

We are in the middle of working on a makeup crew for the march, If you or someone you know is interested in doing makeup, message me Colleen Jones or David Lasley for more info ( make sure you include a link to some pics). We are also looking out for any after parties so that the zombie fun can continue throughout the whole night! If you have any details please message Colleen Jones.

For more current/detailed information, go to the Official Facebook Event Page.

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Walker Stalker Con, March 14-16, 2014


Walker Stalker Con

The zombie-themed Walker Stalker Convention will take place March 14-16, 2014 at the Donald e. Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont (just North of Chicago, by O’Hare airport).

“Walker Stalker Con is not just a convention. It is a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had an amazing experience and became part of a greater community of zombie lovers! Walker Stalker Con is three days of events, panels, and experiences that zombie fans won’t find anywhere else!”

Visit the official website for a list of celebrity guests, schedule of events, etc.: 

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2nd Annual Zombie Trail at NIU

6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Student Alliance for Leadership and Education will have their 2nd Annual Zombie Trail at Northeastern Illinois University. The website is

The world has descended into panic as the slow infestation of the undead marches across NEIU, consuming everything living in its path. Come hunt for Dia de los Muertos items while you try to escape from the living dead.

Enter at your own risk!

Student Alliance for Leadership and Education will have their 2nd Annual Zombie Trail at Northeastern Illinois University

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