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Don't know exactly what Christmas gift to get that Lake View yuppie who has everything?

How 'bout a neighborhood gift card? What's a neighborhood gift card, you ask?

Well, keep reading — especially if you want to learn how to get a free $50 gift card for yourself.

At work, Matt Barbera is boring. He manages retirement funds. To fit in around the office, he talks in monotone.

But when the work day's done, Barbera's a riot. I met him years ago at a tiny North Side tavern on a diagonal street, back when he spent his nights onstage doing improv comedy.

Jose Mercado loves baseball so much he spends almost all his time around the ball fields at Hamlin Park during the warm months, tending to the players and coaches of the Hamlin Park Baseball Association.
That's why they call him the Mayor of Hamlin Park.

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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