Chicagoans Rallying to Restore Sanity

Hundreds of people expected in Grant Park Saturday

By Kimberly Podgorski
|  Friday, Mar 4, 2011  |  Updated 3:24 PM CDT
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Chicagoans Rallying to Restore Sanity

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US comedian Jon Stewart speaks to reporters as he arrives at the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize at the Kennedy Center in Washington on November 10, 2008. The prize was awarded to late US comedian George Carlin, who died on June 22. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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Comedian Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" today in Washington is sparking an event here in Chicago.

Local comedians and activists will take place in Chicago's Rally to Restore Sanity in Grant Park.

The rally is scheduled to take place Saturday  from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. near Jackson and Columbus, according to the website for the event.

Thousands of people are responding to a Facebook page set up for the event and hundreds of people are expected to show up.

Angie McMahon, a founding member of Chemically Imbalanced Theater in Lakeview, said that the event will still go on, despite her application for a permit being denied by the Chicago Park District, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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