Just because you don't have much cash, it doesn't mean you can't celebrate in style on New Year's Eve. We've found some reasonably priced ($40 or less) events that you can go to and still be able to pay your rent on January 1.
10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 13 W. Division St., Chicago. $50 package includes all beer, wine, top-shelf cocktails and soft drinks. There will also an all-request DJ, a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. Visit www.rushanddivision.com/nye.html
18 E. Bellevue Place, Chicago. Free admission. Event includes DJs, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. The kitchen will be open until 1 a.m. 312.642.3400 or www.luxbar.com
$29.95 for a four-course prix fixe menu that includes crab cakes, miso glazed salmon, chicken Milanese and polenta with mushroom ragout at Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 15th Floor, 350 W. Mart Center Drive, Chicago. 312.529.1157 or www.italiasiarestaurant.com. Reservations required.
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