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Leaping For Joy

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Feb 29, 2008 5:57PM

Happy Leap Day! While it hasn't officially become Pizza Party USA day, there are plenty of ways to celebrate.

The MSI is free today, and the Shedd is two for one if you print out this page. The James Hotel is running a deal today where if you book today for any 2008 holiday weekend, it's $179 per night, and there will be fireworks over the river downtown at 6:30. It's going to be in the 20s tonight, so that won't be too brutal.

For anyone curious about how Leap babies negotiate the bureaucracy of licensing,

In Illinois, motorists can have Feb. 29 as a date of birth on their license, but if it expires in a non-Leap Year, the expiration date reads Feb. 28, according to a Department of Motor Vehicles spokesman. That technically cheats the Leaper out of one day of a valid license.

How are you celebrating?