PHOTOS: WingFest 2012

45,000 wings consumed at annual festival.

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Moshpix: Plenty of chickens were harmed in the name of the 13th annual Chicago WingFest Sunday at Bailey Auditorium. More than 45,000 chicken wings were consumed by the 2,000 aficiandos who attended the event. Gators Wing Shack took top honors for Best Mild Wing, Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap had the Best Hot Wing, Reggie’s Music Joint won the Best BBQ Wing category and Best Exotic Wings went to Cans Bar & Canteen. The coveted Best of the Fest award went to Gators Wing Shack. WingFest netted $5,000 for Chicago Neighbors United charity.
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Meet your 2012 "Lord of the Wings" winners. Katrina Fraley ate one dozen wings in 3 minutes to take home the crown in the women's division, and Eugene Jung ate 15 wings to retain his men's crown, after having lost his title last year.
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Winners of the Best Seat in the House contest.
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Alderman Bob Fioretti (right)
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Gators celebrates their Best in Fest win.
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Gators crew
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Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White hangs out with the Timothy O'Toole's crew.
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