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  • Garcia reverses stance on Obama library parkland after Emanuel criticism

    News - Chicago Tribune
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Under the increased scrutiny and pressure of a one-on-one campaign against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Monday dropped his monthslong opposition to allowing a Barack Obama presidential library to be built on city parkland.
  • Bolingbrook teen dies after collapsing while playing basketball

    Chicago
    LeeAnn Shelton
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    A Bolingbrook teenager who collapsed while playing basketball at southwest suburban high school gym died later at a hospital. Dramon Ratcliff, 13, was at the Plainfield Central High School gym when people saw him collapse, according to the Will County coroner’s office. Ratcliff, of Bolingbrook, was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet where he was pronounced dead at 8:24 p.m., the coroner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday found the teen had an undiagnosed heart condition, the coroner’s office said. The cause and manner of death has not been determined pending the…
  • Man Accused of Killing Muslim Students to Face Death Penalty

    NBC News Top Stories
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols says he'll pursue a capital punishment case against Hicks.
  • Foreign policy likely to be hot topic in 2016 presidential contest

    UChicago News
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    In addition to studying the latest terrorist situations or security crises around the world, the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism team is inviting high-level advisers for presidential candidates and national decision-makers to share their insights on foreign policy as the 2016 campaign season starts. Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was the first guest on Feb. 12 in a new speaker series. Robert Pape, professor of political science at UChicago and director of...
  • Top Ten Fraud-Related Complaints In Illinois

    CBS Chicago
    Mike Ramsey
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has released its “top ten” list of consumer complaints. They are:   1. Consumer Debt (mortgage lending, debt collections, credit cards) 3,655 2. Identity Theft (fraudulent credit cards and utility accounts, bank fraud) 2,617 3. Telecommunications (wireless service, local phone service, cable/satellite) 2,162 4. Construction/Home Improvement (remodeling, roofs/gutters) 1,900 5. Motor Vehicles/Used Auto Sales (as-is sales, financing, warranties) 1,305 6. Promotions & Schemes (sweepstakes, pyramid, work-at home scams) 1,199 7. Mail…
 
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  • Bolingbrook teen dies after collapsing while playing basketball

    LeeAnn Shelton
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    A Bolingbrook teenager who collapsed while playing basketball at southwest suburban high school gym died later at a hospital. Dramon Ratcliff, 13, was at the Plainfield Central High School gym when people saw him collapse, according to the Will County coroner’s office. Ratcliff, of Bolingbrook, was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet where he was pronounced dead at 8:24 p.m., the coroner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday found the teen had an undiagnosed heart condition, the coroner’s office said. The cause and manner of death has not been determined pending the…
  • Officials: 12 people died after shoveling snow in Cook County

    LeeAnn Shelton
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Two more people have died of snow shoveling-related causes in Cook County since last weekend’s historic snow storm, bringing the total to 12, according to the medical examiner’s office. Since 6 p.m. Saturday, one woman and 11 men died from causes associated with shoveling snow, a medical examiner’s office spokesman said previously. The snowstorm, fifth-largest in Chicago history, left more than 19 inches of snow in some places, weather officials said. Seven of the people who died were in their 60s, three were in their 50s, and two were men in their 40s, according to the medical…
  • Convicted killer gets 20 more years for second Aurora murder

    LeeAnn Shelton
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    An Aurora man already in prison for a 2005 murder will spend an additional 20 years behind bars for a second murder he committed when he was 15 years old. Juan Vargas, 25, is serving a 31-year sentence for the gang-related beating death of Jorge Caro on Sept. 4, 2005, in Aurora, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said. He was one of four people convicted in that case. On Thursday, Vargas pleaded guilty to another murder earlier that year, in which 17-year-old Thomas Aguilar was fatally shot while leaving a home in the 500 block of North Avenue in Aurora, prosecutors said. Vargas…
  • Pedestrian critical after being struck by vehicle in Montgomery

    LeeAnn Shelton
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    (MONTGOMERY) A vehicle struck and critically injured a woman as she was walking in west suburban Montgomery on Thursday morning. The vehicle was westbound on U.S. 30 about 6:30 a.m. when it struck the 46-year-old pedestrian as she was standing in the roadway just west of Horseman Trail, Montgomery police said. The Montgomery resident was taken to Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where she remains in intensive care as of Thursday afternoon, police said. The driver stopped to help, and no tickets have been issued, police said. Anyone who saw the accident is asked to call police at (63)…
  • NW suburban Big Brothers volunteer faces child porn charge

    LeeAnn Shelton
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    A northwest suburban man who served as a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges. Nicholas D. Pignatari, 20, was arrested after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children submitted a tip to McHenry County sheriff’s deputies about someone uploading child pornography, the sheriff’s office said. After a months-long investigation, authorities found an email address tied to two uploaded images, and identified Pignatari as the sole user of that address, police said. Pignatari, of McHenry, is a student at McHenry Community College and an…
 
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    UChicago News

  • Foreign policy likely to be hot topic in 2016 presidential contest

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    In addition to studying the latest terrorist situations or security crises around the world, the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism team is inviting high-level advisers for presidential candidates and national decision-makers to share their insights on foreign policy as the 2016 campaign season starts. Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, was the first guest on Feb. 12 in a new speaker series. Robert Pape, professor of political science at UChicago and director of...
  • Joseph Neubauer elected chairman of University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has elected Joseph Neubauer, MBA’65, as its next chairman. Neubauer will begin his three-year term as chairman after the board’s annual meeting on May 28. Neubauer succeeds Andrew M. Alper, AB’80, MBA’81, who has served as chairman since 2009. Neubauer, who is the retired chairman of ARAMARK Corporation, has served on the University’s Board of Trustees since 1992, and became vice chairman in 2012. He is also...
  • High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    India’s air pollution, ranked among the world’s worst, is reducing the life expectancy of over half of the country’s population by more than three years, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Harvard and Yale wrote in this month’s Economic & Political Weekly that more than 660 million Indians live in areas where fine-particulate matter pollution exceeds levels considered safe by Indian standards. If India reverses this trend to meet...
  • UChicago and MBL announce recipients of Lillie Awards for Collaborative Research

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The University of Chicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory have announced the 2015 recipients of the Frank R. Lillie Research Innovation Awards. The grant program honors Frank R. Lillie, the early 20th-century embryologist who served as the MBL’s second director and as chair of UChicago’s Department of Zoology. Awards are open to collaborators from the MBL and the University or Argonne National Laboratory. The grants bring together interdisciplinary teams of scientists for a...
  • Graduate student Kate Pukinskis’ composition to premiere Feb. 28

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Kate Pukinskis loves to sing in choirs, to be on stage with others enveloped by the “crazy, loud sounds” of Beethoven’s Ninth or Verdi’s Requiem. “Choral music comes very naturally to me,” said Pukinskis, a doctoral student in composition in the Department of Music who has sung in professional choirs since she was a child. “There is great joy in making music with other people—and it’s such a cool thing to use your voice as your instrument...
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    CBS Chicago

  • Top Ten Fraud-Related Complaints In Illinois

    Mike Ramsey
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has released its “top ten” list of consumer complaints. They are:   1. Consumer Debt (mortgage lending, debt collections, credit cards) 3,655 2. Identity Theft (fraudulent credit cards and utility accounts, bank fraud) 2,617 3. Telecommunications (wireless service, local phone service, cable/satellite) 2,162 4. Construction/Home Improvement (remodeling, roofs/gutters) 1,900 5. Motor Vehicles/Used Auto Sales (as-is sales, financing, warranties) 1,305 6. Promotions & Schemes (sweepstakes, pyramid, work-at home scams) 1,199 7. Mail…
  • Holmes: A Journey To Spring Training Is Good For The Soul

    cwesterlundcbs
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    By Laurence W. Holmes- (CBS) Right now, this must seem cruel. Chicago has just endured the coldest February since 1875. Most every day in this historically cold month, the sky has been gloomy. With the calendar turning to March, allow me to offer you an alternative. Not everyone can make it out to Arizona to see the Cubs or White Sox at spring training getting ready for the upcoming season. I get that — I’m lucky, to make a yearly pilgrimage. The thing is, I need it for peace of mind. I plan trips that the station doesn’t pay for because I need it, and I implore you to consider it.
  • State Rep. Ford Calls On Gov. Rauner To Fund Child Care Assistance Program

    nickschmit82
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    (CBS) — State Representative La Shawn Ford joined preschoolers and their teachers, demanding immediate funding of early child care throughout the Illinois, reports WBBM’s John Cody. Representative Ford said preschools across the state are closing doors and laying off staff because the Illinois is $300 million short of funding the authorized budget for child care assistance. WBBM 780’s John Cody WBBM 780/105.9FMplaypause “Funds could come from rainy day funds,” Ford said. “There are about 700 to 800 revenue streams that the governor could agree with the legislature to fund…
  • NFL Franchise Tag Tracker: Ndamukong Suh Hits Open Market

    DanDurkinCBS
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    (CBS) The deadline for NFL teams to use the franchise or transition tag on pending free agents passed Monday afternoon. The league also announced that the 2015 team salary cap will be $143.28 million, up $10 million (7.7 percent) from last year. Here’s a list of players who were tagged and what their projected one-year price tag will be if the team is unable to reach a long-term agreement. Franchise tag * Broncos — Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas ($12.823 million) * Chiefs — Outside linebacker Justin Houston ($13.195 million) * Cowboys — Wide receiver Dez Bryant…
  • Theo Epstein Jabs Back At MLBPA Over Kris Bryant Comments

    cwesterlundcbs
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    (CBS) Late last week, Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark told reporters that his crew is closely monitoring the promotion timeline for prized Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant. In an effort to protect the players, the MLBPA doesn’t like the practice of teams delaying the service clock of players and thereby setting back their eligibility for free agency by a year, though it’s perfectly acceptable under the CBA and smart to do. That could well be the case for Bryant, who is expected to be called up several weeks into the season so the Cubs…
 
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    Loyola Phoenix

  • Freshman depression rates on the rise

    Brian Bennett
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    Overwhelmed by a difficult roommate, a biochemistry major’s class schedule and being a long distance from home, a Loyola freshman, who chose to remain anonymous, began to feel anxious — and depressed. But she isn’t alone. More college freshmen are reporting feelings of depression, according to a 2014 survey of 150,000 college freshmen conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles’ Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP). Out of the students surveyed, 9.5 percent reported feeling frequently depressed. This is up 3.4 percentage points compared to the lowest rates of…
  • Being proactive is the best medicine

    Dominic Lynch
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    I’m going to tell you the story of me. It might be a bit long, but it has a point, so bear with me. I was excessively bullied when I was in fifth grade, which lead to me being diagnosed with depression. I was prescribed antidepressants for a year or two, but then went off of them. I was still prone to bouts of depression, but I no longer took medicine or saw a doctor for it. That lasted until the beginning of my freshman year here at Loyola, when the combination of stress, being away from home and personal issues made me more depressed than I had been in a while. I went to the Wellness…
  • Mental health attention imperative in college

    Dominic Lynch
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    There are days when getting out of bed can be difficult for a college student. It’s not the lack of sleep, the piling homework or the bitter cold. It has nothing to do with being lazy or in a bad mood. It has everything to do with anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. The National Survey of College Counseling Centers reported that 94 percent of counseling center directors surveyed said they saw more students with severe psychological problems in 2014. They were mostly anxiety disorders,  crises requiring immediate response, psychiatric medication issues and depression.
  • Loyola has a reasonable drinking policy

    Dominic Lynch
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Whether you’ve participated in underage drinking or not, there is no doubt that as a college student you have been exposed to it. Call it a rite of passage, curiosity or stupidity, but underage drinking has been intertwined with college culture beyond the point of separation. Of course, not everyone has participated in underage drinking, but whether or not you’ve done it, or your roommate has come home drunk, or you’ve overheard stories from people in your classes, the college drinking culture is all around us, and it needs to be talked about. Loyola’s alcohol policies are pretty…
  • Brian Williams should have been fired

    Dominic Lynch
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    In March of 2003, Brian Williams, the beloved anchor of NBC Nightly News, went to Iraq as part of a film crew documenting an Iraqi war mission. Later that month he stated that the helicopter ahead of his was shot down, but never mentioned even seeing it — just hearing it had happened. Two years later, it was reported that Williams had said it was his chopper that had been hit and forced to land in the desert, a stark difference to what he had been saying earlier. As time went on, Williams’ story became gradually more embellished. He even appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman to…
 
 
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    Sports - Chicago Tribune

  • Cold temperatures causing more Wrigley Field bleacher delays

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    For the first time since the Cubs began renovations at Wrigley Field, the team opened up the construction site to the media for a tour Monday and addressed delays that have been caused by the record cold temperatures.
  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler to miss 3-6 weeks

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Jimmy Butler will miss an extended period of time of three to six weeks after Monday's MRI exam confirmed "a Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow," the Bulls said in a statement.
  • Joe Maddon names Jon Lester as Cubs' opening night starter

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    MESA, Ariz. -- Manager Joe Maddon made official what was anticipated since Dec. 9 -- that left-hander Jon Lester will be the Chicago Cubs' opening night starter against the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Blackhawks trade Ben Smith to Sharks

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    During his post-morning skate interview with the media Monday at the United Center, coach Joel Quenneville was asked if the Blackhawks were done on the trade market.
  • Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    CHAMPAIGN — When Allison Groce told her husband John in July that she was pregnant with their third child, it took but a simple mental calculation to foresee a collision of Groce's love for family and for basketball.
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    NFL.com

  • Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears prepared to part ways?

    Wesseling, Chris
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Charles Tillman wants to return from a torn triceps for a 13th NFL season and a chance for a Super Bowl title. Will the impending free agent cornerback leave the Chicago Bears for an established contender?
  • Brandon Marshall jokes about playing for Ravens

    Orr, Conor
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Brandon Marshall still has three years remaining on his deal in Chicago, but the Bears wideout recently joked that playing for John Harbaugh and the Ravens would have its benefits.
  • Can Jared Allen fit in Chicago Bears' new defense?

    Patra, Kevin
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    The Chciago Bears appear poised to switch to a 3-4 defense under Vic Fangio. Can Jared Allen and his defensive line mates make the move to the new scheme?
  • Bennett: Trestman will be 'excellent' OC for Ravens

    Patra, Kevin
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Marc Trestman struggled with the personalities in the Bears locker room. However, Martellus Bennett said the former coach will be great as an offensive coordinator in Baltimore.
  • Bears hire Vic Fangio as defensive coordinator

    Sessler, Marc
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    The Chicago Bears announced Tuesday that they hired Vic Fangio as John Fox's defensive coordinator. Fangio previously helped build San Francisco's defense into one of the NFL's premier units.
 
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    Blackhawks Recent Headlines

  • Blackhawks acquire Andrew Desjardins from San Jose Sharks

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward Andrew Desjardins (deh-ZHAHR-den) from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Ben Smith and a conditional seventh-round selection in the 2017 National Hockey League Draft....
  • 2015 Brent Seabrook Celebrity ICE Bowl announced

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    ** MEDIA ALERT ** Chicago Blackhawks Trade Hockey Skates for Bowling Shoes at 2015 Brent Seabrook Celebrity ICE Bowl at Lucky Strike, Proceeds Benefit Inner-City Education (ICE Program) WHAT: Chicago Blackhawks fans will have a chanc...
  • Blackhawks acquire Antoine Vermette from Coyotes

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first-round selection in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft. Vermette, 32, has re...
  • Blackhawks reassign Cumiskey

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have reassigned defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Cumiskey, 28, has skated in seven games with Chicago after being recalled on Feb. 12, which include...
  • Blackhawks acquire Timonen from Flyers

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a second-round choice in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft and a conditional fourth-round choice in the 2016 N...
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  • Blackhawks Fall To Lightning

    Mike Ramsey
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:33 pm
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Ben Bishop made 28 saves for his second shutout, Steven Stamkos scored two goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Friday night. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning, who returned home after a 3-2 road trip against Western Conference teams. Stamkos has 11 goals and 17 points in nine games against Chicago. Chicago backup goalie Scott Darling stopped 25 shots. The Blackhawks beat Florida 3-0 Thursday in their first game since losing leading scorer Patrick Kane, placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday with a…
  • Zawaski: Breaking Down The Timonen Trade

    Mike Ramsey
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:52 pm
    (CBS) – Late in the first period of Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Blackhawks announced that they had acquired veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadephia Flyers. From the Hawks’ press release: The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a second-round choice in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft and a conditional fourth-round choice in the 2016 NHL Draft. Timonen, who has not appeared in any games this season, registered 35 points (6G, 29A) in 77…
  • Blackhawks aren't done talking trades, will look to add another forward

    Cam Tucker
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:19 pm
    There have been a number of big deals in the last few days across the National Hockey League, as gen
  • Blackhawks acquire defenceman Kimmo Timonen from Flyers for two draft picks

    The Canadian Press
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:16 pm
    PHILADELPHIA — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired veteran defenceman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2015 second-round pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-round pick. Timonen has not played a game this season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs over the summer. The 39-year-old was expected to make his debut Saturday in Philadelphia, but instead will do it for the Blackhawks. Timonen is on a one-year contract with games played bonuses and expects this to be his final NHL season. In 1,092 games, the Finnish defenceman has 117 goals and 454 assists.
  • Blackhawks Acquire Kimmo Timonen From Philadelphia

    chrisemma
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:25 pm
    By Chris Emma- (CBS) — The Blackhawks filled a big need on Friday evening by acquiring veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional pick in 2016. Timonen, 39, has missed the entire season to this point with blood clots in his right leg and lungs. However, he was cleared to play and pegged to return Saturday. The native of Finland is a four-time NHL All-Star and five-time Olympian. For Timonen, the return to hockey form hasn’t been easy, and the only step left is getting back on the ice. This…
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  • Tribune Columnists Eric Zorn and Mary Schmich 03/02/15: Kurt Vonnegut, drones and Minnie Minoso

    elifgeriswgnam
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Eric Zorn and Mary Schmich talk to Bob Weide about his Kurt Vonnegut film efforts. Then they weigh in on the necessity for drones. And finally, we hear an old interview between Sirott and Murciano and “Mr. White Sox,” Minnie Minoso. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/pinchhitters/ZornSchmich20150302.mp3
  • Wintrust Business Lunch 3/2/2015: The Hispanic food market, Star Trek memories and egg sandwiches

    elifgeriswgnam
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Frank Sennett of Crain’s Chicago Business gives an update on politics and margaritas. Amy Guth recognizes tweets in memory of Leonard Nimoy. And finally Hunter Eastman Swartz of Eastman Egg Co. talks about transitioning from food truck to cafe. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/sirottmurciano/BizLunch_20150302final.mp3
  • Remembering Minnie Minoso: his 2013 interview with Sirott and Murciano

    Shane Riordan
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Eric Zorn and Mary Schmich are filling in for Sirott and Murciano. They look back on the life and accomplishments of White Sox Legend Minnie Minoso and then play a clip from his 2013 interview with Bob and Marianne.   http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/sirottmurciano/SM030215_MinosoTalk.mp3
  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 03-02-15

    elifgeriswgnam
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Bill and Wendy talk with actress Rumer Willis and actor Patrick Mulvey, Eric Zorn gives us our weekly political fix, and they check in with Judd Sirott for a Morning Skate Update. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/billandwendy/BWFinal20150302.mp3
  • Blackhawks Morning Skate Update with Judd Sirott 03-02-15

    elifgeriswgnam
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Judd Sirott talks about the Timonen and Vermette  trades, and gets into some of the awful rumors that have been following the team lately. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/billandwendy/JuddSirott20150302.mp3
 
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  • Weekend Recap: Nine Observations From The Bulls' Weekend Split

    Chris Terzic
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    In the weekend recap edition of The Re-Watch, we discuss Nikola Mirotic playing an awesome game, Doug McDermott actually playing for once, Tom Thibodeau not trusting players, and Kirk Hinrich submitting yet another glorious candidate for worst play of the year. It truly wouldn't be a Chicago Bulls season unless everybody on the roster is hurt at some point. Like, as soon as we learn Derrick Rose is expected to return this season, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson get hurt. Pau Gasol is sick. Kirk Hinrich is, well, hold onto to that thought. And in the biggest stunner of all, I once again was not…
  • Jimmy Butler out at least 3 weeks with elbow sprain

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    The good news is that Jimmy Butler's injured elbow doesn't require surgery. But it's still another significant injury for this team, as Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Butler will be out 3-4 weeks. The Bulls official release has called it a 'Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain and small bone impaction injury to the left elbow', and sets the high-end of the recovery timetable to 6 weeks. The injury occurred early in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Clippers, as Butler's arm was crunched by a Deandre Jordan screen. It's a 'freak' injury that can happen at any time, I suppose, but…
  • Let Jimmy Be Harden: Why the Bulls should run their offense through Butler

    Kevin Ferrigan
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Point Noah is great and all, but with Derrick Rose out, the Bulls should run the offense through Jimmy Buckets. [OK, so this was written before Butler hurt himself in Saturday's game. If anything it underscores the loss it'd be if he's missing some time -yfbb] Since Derrick Rose has gone out with his newest knee injury, the Bulls have returned to last year's Joakim Noah centric offense. They should fight against that impulse to rely on the familiar, because this year Jimmy Butler has shown he can handle a much bigger role. In fact, even when Rose is back, it would serve the Bulls well to…
  • Clippers Too Much For Bulls as Butler Leaves With Elbow Injury

    Chris Terzic
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    A classic 'life without Derrick' game took place at the United Center on Sunday afternoon, but the worst news of all is that Jimmy Butler hurt his elbow. Once again, a Bulls player getting injured matters more than the actual outcome of the game itself. Jimmy Butler left in the third quarter with a left elbow strain, according to Bulls' PR. Afterwards, Thibodeau said it is likely a hyperextension and Butler will have an MRI tomorrow. Butler's already been dealing with a troublesome right shoulder and has had his left thumb wrapped for a considerable amount of time this season, so just…
  • Clippers come in for a Sunday nooner

    Easy Eis
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    [Thanks to Easy Eis for today's game preview -yfbb] What an unbelievably eventful (and unfortunate) week this turned out to be for the Bulls and Chicago sports in general. The Cubs began their ascent to the top of baseball by starting spring training, Patrick Kane shattered his clavicle, and the Bulls started their stretch to the playoffs with an embarrassing loss to Detroit, reassuring wins over Phoenix and Milwaukee, an ugly performance at home against Charlotte, and finally an even uglier win against Minnesota. But wait, there's more! Today, the 37-22 Chicago Bulls have the honor of…
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #357

    Doug Thonus
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Derrick Rose needs another knee surgery and while his timeline is optimistc, I'm less optimstic about his ability when he returns
  • Bulls Beat #356

    Doug Thonus
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    I missed a podcast so make up for it with a double length show breaking down the trade deadline, all star weekend, recent games, and the rest of the season.
  • Bulls Beat #355

    Doug Thonus
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    I disccus the Bulls last two games and wonder why Doug McDermott can't get on the floor.
  • Bulls Beat #354

    Doug Thonus
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:28 am
    The Chicago Bulls struggle through a tough week. I discuss the causes and some adjustments to be made.
  • Bulls Beat #353

    Doug Thonus
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    The Bulls pick up a couple of big wins against Western Conference playoff teams in order to right the ship after struggling in the prevoius eight games.
 
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  • Westerlund: 5 Thoughts After Bulls-T'Wolves

    cwesterlundcbs
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    By Cody Westerlund- CHICAGO (CBS) – After getting positive news early in the day that point guard Derrick Rose is expected to return this season following knee surgery, the Bulls capped Friday off with a don’t-worry-about-style 96-89 win over the lowly Timberwolves, making the plays they needed down the stretch after trailing by one with five minutes left. Here are the observations and notes of the night. 1. Jimmy Butler has maintained that in Rose’s absence, it must be a team effort to fill the void. He’s right in that, but offensively, it’s also on him to play the leading role.
  • UPDATE: Derrick Rose's surgery successful, out 4-6 weeks

    Danny G.
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:34 pm
    So, maybe I spoke too soon about point guard Derrick Rose not coming back this season, including playoffs; however, he could possibly play because the playoffs begin on the 7th week out of surgery. I know the Chicago Bulls are thanking the basketball gods.  I’m still skeptical of how well he will play or WILL he play, period. You have to keep in mind that this is not the first surgery on his right knee. The Bulls will have to rely on others even though Rose gives them a better chance of winning.  Personally, I thought that the point guard would have the best comeback in the…
  • Rumor: Baron Davis planning an NBA comeback. Stop laughing, he's serious.

    Kurt Helin
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    There is about as much chance of me getting a date with Emily Ratajkowski this weekend as there is o
  • Butler Leads Bulls Past Timberwolves, 96-89

    Zac Farber
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls got a positive update on Derrick Rose, and then used another big night by Jimmy Butler to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-89 on Friday. Butler had 28 points and 12 rebounds and Chicago won for the seventh time in its last nine games. Mike Dunleavy made five 3-pointers on his way to 21 points, and Joakim Noah finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. The Bulls trailed 85-84 before Kirk Hinrich drove inside for a layup with 4:29 remaining, and then Tony Snell made a smart pass to Dunleavy for an open 3 that made it 89-85. Butler added a clutch…
  • Butler, Dunleavy lead Bulls to win over KG-less Wolves

    Aaron Ziemer
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Mike Dunleavy knocked down five threes and Jimmy Butler scored 28 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both teams were missing some of their stars. Chicago was without Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol, while the Wolves were missing Kevin Garnett, who sat out ahead of Saturday night’s game at Target Center against Memphis. Dunleavy finished with 21, and Tony Snell chipped in 12 stepping up for the injury-riddled Bulls. Kevin Martin led the way for the Wolves with 18 points, while Ricky Rubio had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists.
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  • Cubs expect 'dusty' year amid Wrigley Field renovations (The Associated Press)

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans alike may feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen. Members of the media were led on a tour Monday of the bowels of the Major League Baseball's second-oldest ballpark, which has become a forest of beams and pipes on a dirt floor amid a massive renovation. Many of the steel girders that will support the ballpark's huge new video board are still lying on the ground beyond the left-field wall because record cold in February made it difficult for steel workers…
  • Paul Maholm gets a chance to help Reds' depleted rotation (The Associated Press)

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Left-hander Paul Maholm is getting a chance to help the Cincinnati Reds piece together their depleted starting rotation. The Reds signed Maholm to a minor league deal and invited him to training camp to see whether he could be a starter again after spending much of last season in the Dodgers bullpen. Before that, he was a starter with the Pirates, Cubs and Braves. ''Maholm played on some good teams in Atlanta and L.A., and we have a need for starting pitchers,'' manager Bryan Price said.
  • Smith finds spot in outfield with Mariners (The Associated Press)

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    By now, Seth Smith is used to joining a new team in spring training. ''At this point, it's not that big of a deal,'' Smith said of being on so many new teams. You never get too comfortable but you show up at the park every day and try to prepare yourself to play.'' The Mariners have been remaking their outfield since the trade deadline on July 31, when they dealt for Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson. Then add in Justin Ruggiano, picked up in a trade in mid-December with the Chicago Cubs.
  • Lester to start opening night April 5 vs Cardinals (The Associated Press)

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Jon Lester is slated to make his first start for the Chicago Cubs on opening night, April 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Young Cubs look up to new hitting instructor Manny Ramirez (The Associated Press)

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Growing up in Cuba, Jorge Soler had limited access to major league games on television. Only the best teams and the most famous players made the news on the communist island. Manny Ramirez was one of them. ''In Cuba, you always hear about the best players, no one else, and you always heard about him.'' Soler and other Cubs youngsters who watched Ramirez on TV during his heyday with the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox can now learn firsthand from the Dominican slugger.
 
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  • Cubs Set Early Spring Rotation, Name Jon Lester Opening Night Starter

    Al Yellon
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    None of this should be a big surprise to you, but there's still a battle for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. It was a foregone conclusion that Jon Lester would be the Cubs' starter on Opening Night at Wrigley Field (and as such, throw the first pitch of the 2015 major-league season), and now we have confirmation of that as well as some other information about the rotation, both for the regular season and spring training: It's official: @JLester34 will start Opening Night for #Cubs — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 2, 2015 #Cubs Maddon also confirms Hendricks expected in rotation. That…
  • Wrigley Field Construction Update: March 2 Media Tour

    Al Yellon
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Chicago-based media got a look at the Wrigley Field project from the inside. Some of the things you’ve been hearing about the Wrigley Field construction project have turned out to be true. I'm not in Chicago so couldn't participate in this, but the Cubs gave a tour of the ballpark to Chicago-based media Monday and according to several tweets, the left- and center-field bleachers will in fact open as scheduled May 11, but the right-field bleachers will be delayed beyond that. Here's some of the most important info: #Cubs say LF and CF bleachers ready for "occupancy" by May 11, with work…
  • Know Your Enemy: Philadelphia Phillies

    Al Yellon
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Poor Ryno. This was not likely what Ryne Sandberg thought he was signing up for when he agreed to manage the Philadelphia Phillies. Sandberg managed the Phillies to a near-.500 mark (20-22) over the final 42 games of the 2013 season, and was then signed to a three-year deal with an option for 2017. Good for him, right? Finally realizing his dream to be a big-league manager after toiling for several years in the Cubs farm system and being passed over twice for the manager's spot with the Cubs. Well, nope. The Phillies are in a spiral that happens to many contending teams. They came out of a…
  • MLB Bullets Says Goodbye To Another Legend

    Josh Timmers
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Chicago lost another great. More talk about baseball and Cuba. Spring training starts and the Phillies are already losing. And several great baseball videos for you to watch. Writing this three times a week is becoming more and more depressing. White Sox great Minnie Minoso died yesterday. The death of "Mr. White Sox" follows the death of "Mr. Cub" by just over a month. It's been a truly sad start of the year for Chicago baseball fans. We at Bleed Cubbie Blue send our condolences to Minoso's friends and family and to all members of the White Sox family. Baseball has lost another one of…
  • Book Review: 'Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life'

    Al Yellon
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A fascinating look not only at a man, but at an era of baseball. Some of you have wondered, at times, why Johnny Evers is a Hall of Famer, beyond the "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" connection. His playing numbers were pedestrian even by the standards of the Deadball Era. His one MVP award was given for reasons we wouldn't likely consider today (leadership, mostly). So why is he in the Hall and considered one of the best second basemen ever? Dennis Snelling's biography, "Johnny Evers: A Baseball Life", published by McFarland, explains within its first few pages: What has been forgotten about…
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  • Just Another Day at the Beach

    me2
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Someone mounted a deer head on a bamboo stake and left it stuck in the ground at Loyola Park Beach.
  • Lots of Green for Dead Heads

    me2
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Three-day tickets to the Grateful Dead's reunion concerts at Soldier Field are reselling for as much as $15,000.
  • Historic Segregation

    me2
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    A study of segregation on the street level found Chicago was more segregated than cities in the South in 1940.
  • The People vs. Petcoke

    me2
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Southeast Side residents are winning their battle to get piles of petcoke moved out of their community, but where it will end up remains unclear.
  • If You See Something

    me2
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    After her fellow commuters seemed to ignore a man confronting Mary Mitchell on the El, she wonders if we're too distracted to watch out for each other.
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  • SportsMonday: The Big-Time Blackhawks

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    Let's hear it for the Blackhawks! No matter what may be happening in players' personal lives, and it seems this morning that there is exactly as much confirmed information out there now about Patrick Sharp et al as there was before the weekend, they are going for it on the ice. To do so, they are picking up veteran contracts, i.e., going well above the salary cap. But it is clear Blackhawk ownership is willing to increase expenses in pursuit of another championship. Too bad we can't say the same about other teams in town.
  • The [Monday] Papers

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Here's the only thing you need today: The Beachwood Radio Hour #46: Explaining Chicago's Black Site. A guide to Homan for our comprehension-challenged local media. Take the time, it's worth it. And if you can't take the time, follow the links to the original Guardian story and the Tribune's follow-up and tell me who got it right and who blew it.
  • The Mesmerizing Minnie Minoso

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:17 am
    "Beisbol been berry berry good to me," was the creation of Saturday Night Live, but for Minnie Minoso, it was only partially correct. Minoso, who died in the early morning hours Sunday, grew up outside Havana, and he very well might have followed his daddy into the sugar cane fields had it not been for baseball. His talent and drive lifted him off the island nation in order to play baseball in the major leagues. For that, Minnie always was grateful. He knew from whence he came. Yet, like many other pioneer black players - Minoso was the ninth when he broke in with Cleveland on April 19, 1949…
  • The Beachwood Radio Hour #46: Explaining Chicago's Black Site

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:20 pm
    A guide to Homan for our comprehension-challenged local media.
  • The Weekend Desk Report

    28 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    Oh, hey, wow, nothing unusual to see here at all. Market Update Geez, kick a guy while he's down why don't you? Moody's sons of bitches.
 
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  • Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival Returns to Chicago French Market April 25

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:06 am
    posted by Theresa CarterIf you love to eat and drink, save this date: April 25. That's when the Pastoral Artisan Producer Festival returns to the Chicago French Market. It's the
  • Velvet Taco now open in the Gold Coast

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    posted by TAHenselOne of the Gold Coast's newest and most exciting openings is still largely a secret, but it won't be for long.  Velvet Taco opened a few weeks ago at 1110 North State Street and if you are even remotely intrigued by the idea of
  • Jamon (and more) to go in the West Loop

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    posted by Theresa CarterWhen it comes to TÊTE Charcuterie, you can take it with you. Beginning Tuesday, March 3, the West Loop restaurant is offering sandwiches made with its
  • Baker-Turned-Restaurateur Opens Italian American Namesake

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    posted by RosemaryLLabriola Ristorante and Café may be a newcomer to the Chicago restaurant scene, but its name is no stranger. Labriola Baking Company’s bread has been appearing on the city’s white tablecloths and grocery shelves
  • The Chef's Table at John Barleycorn is SOLD OUT

    28 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    posted by TAHenselRiver North is one of the most restaurant-heavy sections of Chicago so picking where to go can be a daunting prospect.  On Tuesday, March 10 our next Chef's Table event will highlight one of our favorites -
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  • A Night on the Red Carpet with The Junior League

    Kaleigh Glaza
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Photo Courtesy of Modern Luxury With the Oscars right around the corner – red carpet photos, videos and predictions are all abuzz in the fashion media. But the red carpet is going to come closer to home in Chicago thanks to the Junior League of Chicago. The Junior League of Chicago’s Annual Gala: “A Night on the Red Carpet” will take place on Saturday, February 28 at the The Museum of Broadcast Communications, and you won’t want to miss it! The philanthropic event is a true black tie affair, and the largest fundraiser of the year for the charity. The evening will include a red…
  • Head to Toe Valentine’s Day Preparation

    Kaleigh Glaza
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Photo courtesy of the spa at the dana hotel Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means it is the height of any girls’ year when it comes to beauty prep and primping. Whether you want to look cheeky for a night with your special someone, or up the sex appeal for a single ladies’ night out with friends, you only have a few weeks left to put all the finishing touches on your look. Luckily, we have rounded up the best spots in the city for your head, shoulders, knees and toes…and more! Here are the best places to go and get beauty ready in Chicago: Photo Courtesy of Laura…
  • The Book of All Food & Wine Pairing Books

    HolmerS@terlatowines.com
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Blogs, websites, old yellowing pieces of paper stuck into cookbooks…this is where we find ourselves looking for recipes. Yes? But how then to match these favorites, old and new, to the wines that will elevate the dining experience – whether it’s at a well-set table or eaten on a coffee table while watching Scandal? It’s a cinch with Neiman Marcus Cooks, a fantastic cookbook that pairs each and every recipe with a wine. Written by Kevin Garvin, Executive Chef at Neiman Marcus restaurants, the book (a completely revised edition of a classic favorite) takes the…
  • Birch Road Cellar

    Erica
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:27 am
    Move over, Soho House. There’s a cooler, less crowded, more wine-ier social house in town. Birch Road Cellars is exclusive, off-the-beaten-track and on-trend. I went to this little slice of heaven in Lincoln Park (don’t look for the sign, they don’t have one – you just have to knoooowwww) to meet the owner and left thinking that a membership at Birch Road might just be more important than one at my gym. What other social house in town encourages you to drink extraordinary amounts of gorgeous wine with your friends? Is there another club that uses your fingerprint for access in and…
  • Vertigo Sky Lounge

    Kaleigh Glaza
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Rooftop bars are all the rage in the Windy City…in the summertime. But what is a girl to do during the other, colder months of the year? For those of you craving a little outdoor time, even in the icy winter weather, you’re still in luck! Vertigo Sky Lounge, lofted high above the dana hotel and spa, is celebrating its fifth anniversary as the city’s only outdoor winter patio and ice bar. All season long those looking for an icy fun time can enjoy frosty drinks and great views! Located on the 26th floor of the hotel, the bar is a great spot even for those who want to stay indoors thanks…
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • New Construction Wavers in January, But Long-Term Trends Highly Positive

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    New Construction Wavers in January, But Long-Term Trends Highly Positive was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. January may have seemed like a disappointing month of construction, but a deeper look... New Construction Wavers in January, But Long-Term Trends Highly Positive was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Restoring A Classic

    Chicago Agent
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    Restoring A Classic was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. 850 Lake Shore Drive blends historic charm with features and amenities coveted by today’s... Restoring A Classic was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • The Short List: Brian Guzman’s Simple Strategies For Staying Alert and Committed to Your Business

    Chicago Agent
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Short List: Brian Guzman’s Simple Strategies For Staying Alert and Committed to Your Business was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Every week, we ask a real estate professional for their Short List, a collection of... The Short List: Brian Guzman’s Simple Strategies For Staying Alert and Committed to Your Business was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for…
  • Chicagoland’s Top-Selling Suburbs

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Chicagoland’s Top-Selling Suburbs was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. What were the top-selling suburbs in Chicagoland, last month? A few days back, we... Chicagoland’s Top-Selling Suburbs was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Mark in 18 Months

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Mark in 18 Months was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Pending home sales shot up in January, suggesting positive numbers down the road. Pending... Pending Home Sales Hit Highest Mark in 18 Months was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
 
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  • Exclusive Pre-Opening Sneak Peek into the new Loews Chicago Hotel

    MJ Tam
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Luxury Hotel, Loews Chicago, has yet to open  and already Chicago is all abuzz about this newest travel destination for locals and tourists. So for a self-proclaimed Chicago aficionado, I’m beyond excited and honored to take on my new role as Loews Chicago’s very own First Lady. What does a First Lady do, you asked? […]
  • Steve Harvey on Success with Strayer University

    MJ Tam
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    Strayer University partnered with author, talk show host, and comedian Steve Harvey on a Success Summit held here in Chicago.  The event was attended by past and current students of Strayer University that flew in from everywhere around the country to hear Steve Harvey speak and more importantly share their own struggle and success stories. Steve Harvey’s […]
  • Up Close & Personal with Rosecrance #InMyShoes Exhibit – National Drug Facts Week

    MJ Tam
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    It’s National Drug Facts Week and Rosecrance is running an #InMyShoes exhibit at the Robert Crown Center until Feb. 6th. One of the hardest topic to broach with my teen is about drugs and alcohol abuse. I’m not talking about the usual “Just Say No!”, but beyond the “it’s bad for you” and the “it […]
  • #InMyShoes – A Twitter Chat All Parents with Teens Should Know About!

    MJ Tam
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Just when new parents think they’re done with milk & diapers, parents suddenly get an unexpected smack in the face dealing with a budding young adult!  Almost instantly – long gone are the days when these new parents-of-teens can decide what, where, and why their young ones should, eat, and sleep. These newly teenaged creatures […]
  • Chicago’s Toast to Taiwan at Millenium Park’s Park Grill Restaurant

    MJ Tam
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Millennium Park Park Grill‘s Executive Chef Jared Case added Drunken Oyster on their menu this 2015.  This was inspired from his recent Taiwan culinary adventure that included oyster farming. Chef Case was one of the lucky chefs chosen for an 8-day travel to Taipei along with 2 other notable chefs, Anthony Jacquet of The Whisper Restaurant […]
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    Realty Evolved

  • Tax Time Tips

    Sherwin
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Posted at Realty Evolved Homeownership carries many tax benefits, so be sure you’re taking advantage of these strategies at tax time: Mortgage Interest Deduction Interest you pay on a mortgage of up to $1 million — or $500,000 if you’re married filing separately — … Continue reading → Tax Time Tips originally posted at Realty Evolved
  • Cost vs. Value

    Sherwin
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    Posted at Realty Evolved The newest Cost versus Value report has just been released. Leading in the midrange projects in Chicago are steel entry doors, garage door replacements, deck additions and stone veneer accents. Leading upscale projects were wood window replacements, garage door replacements … Continue reading → Cost vs. Value originally posted at Realty Evolved
  • January Newsletter

    Sherwin
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Posted at Realty Evolved 2015 Housing Outlook: It’s Your Call The predictions game is a tough racket. From the infamous “Dewey Defeats Truman” edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune to the prognosticators who picked the 2014 Bears to win the NFC North, foretelling the … Continue reading → January Newsletter originally posted at Realty Evolved
  • The ghastly tragedy of the suburbs

    Sherwin
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    Posted at Realty Evolved In a recent TED Talks, James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not … Continue reading → The ghastly tragedy of the suburbs originally posted at Realty Evolved
  • New affordable housing fees

    Sherwin
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Posted at Realty Evolved [Sun-Times] Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s complex solution to Chicago’s affordable housing crisis was advanced by a City Council committee Wednesday, amid concern that the costly mandates could stifle residential development. Chicago’s existing “affordable requirements ordinance” offers a choice to developers of … Continue reading → New affordable housing fees originally posted at Realty Evolved
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  • It's Michael Jordan's rookie year—on Forbes' billionaire list

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Two big names in Chicago sports are new to Forbes' latest list of the world's billionairesMichael Jordan, formerly of the Chicago Bulls, and Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Bulls and White Sox, have made the magazine's list, which ranks Microsoft founder Bill Gates as “the richest person on the planet” with a net worth of $79.2 billion.Jordan recently became the majority shareholder in the Charlotte Bobcats. But his real wealth comes from the many marketing deals he has with Nike, “his gravy train,” says Forbes, as well as Gatorade, Hanes and Upper Deck.Of the 1,826…
  • Major U of C donor to head school's board of trustees

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Joseph Neubauer, retired chairman of Aramark, has been named board chairman at the University of Chicago.He succeeds Andrew Alper, an investment manager who had served as U of C's chairman since 2009.University President Robert Zimmer praised Neubauer for his “deep understanding” of the university. Along with being a board member since 1992, Neubauer earned his MBA at the school in 1965. “His philanthropic generosity and hard work on the university's behalf have greatly enhanced the university's capacity to make an impact around the world,” Zimmer said in a statement…
  • Gold Coast business group gets new leader

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Maureen Lampert, who has served as president of the Oak Street Council for 17 years, is retiring. “It's time for a change. The board has never been in a better place, and I wanted more time for me,” Lampert, the wife of Oak Street jeweler Lester Lampert, told me this morning.She had announced last week at a council meeting at Spiaggia that she would be leaving. Toni Palumbo, store director at Lanvin, a French boutique, will succeed her.“Maureen has worked tirelessly on behalf of Oak Street and its businesses. She knows this street inside and out—every associate, every…
  • Hobson to keynote USC commencement

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ariel Investments President Mellody Hobson will deliver the commencement address at the University of Southern California this spring. She will also receive an honorary degree.A graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago and Princeton University, she is known nationally for her work as a financial analyst for CBS News, the Tom Joyner Morning Show and Black Enterprise magazine. Hobson's “active involvement in professional and civic institutions extends beyond finance,” USC noted in a press release announcing her as commencement speaker.She's the chairwoman of DreamWorks…
  • Foundation for Women's 30th year prompts $1 million in donations

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    Longtime supporters of the Chicago Foundation for Women have each donated $30,000 as part of a 30th anniversary fundraising campaign for the organization."I have the utmost respect and admiration for the women who started CFW all these many years ago, so this is as much to honor them as well as to support the organization,” Susan Pritzker, a former board chair of the organization, told me. She's also a co-founder of the Chicago-based Libra Foundation, which promotes human rights, environmental sustainability and social justice. Pritzker and husband Nick Pritzker, of the Hyatt Hotel…
 
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  • Samsung Pay One-Ups Apple Thanks to LoopPay Acquisition

    Joe Mathieu
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    If you’ve been following along at home, this news should come as no surprise: with the ink barely dry on the company’s acquisition of LoopPay, Samsung yesterday unveiled their Apple Pay competitor along with two new models of their flagship Galaxy line. Calling their mobile payments platform Samsung Pay (because, duh), the company revealed it has already partnered with Visa and MasterCard, and says it is looking to create similar agreements with AmEx, Chase, Bank of America, etc — just as Apple has done with their service. Image via LoopPay Samsung Pay has a unique advantage…
  • Twitter’s Tweet Analytics Links Appear on Desktop

    Joe Mathieu
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Two months after appearing for iPhone users, Twitter Tweet Analytics links are now being provided for (some) desktop users as well. Though I cannot say for sure who (and how many) Twitter users now have access to in-tweet analytics, it doesn’t appear to be universal for all at this point. For example, on my personal Twitter account, I am seeing the option to view Tweet Analytics directly from my timeline: Tweet Analytics Link in Timeline However, on the Chicago’D Twitter account, the option to view analytics in my timeline isn’t available. Instead, I need to click into the…
  • Mass AdWords Delete Coming in March

    Joe Mathieu
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    You know how Google AdWords has never had a true “delete” feature for campaigns, ad groups, and ads you’re no longer using? Find that kind of annoying? Me too. And soon, Google is going to do something about that. According to an announcement on the AdWords Blog, beginning the week of March 23rd, Google will perform an AdWords “mass delete” of sorts — clearing all accounts of ads that have been set to ‘Removed’ in the platform for more than 100 days, and haven’t received any impressions.  The cleanup is just the start for Google —…
  • White Sox Celebrate 2005 World Series with 2015 Promotions

    Joe Mathieu
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
    If you weren’t already excited for Spring & the beginning of baseball season, you’re insane. Seriously. Get help. For the rest of us, the White Sox announced today that the team will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2005 World Series win with special promotions all Summer long.  2015 White Sox promotions celebrating the 2005 win over the Astros are in addition to the previously-announced “Reunion Weekend”, July 17-19 vs. KC. Additional World Series promos are as follows: Bobby Jenks World Series Moment Bobblehead, presented by Comcast SportsNet: The…
  • The Apple Watch Might Not Be the “All-Encompassing” Health Tracker

    Joe Mathieu
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    The forthcoming Apple Watch may not include all of the health-monitoring benefits we previously hoped for. According to a report last week by the Wall Street Journal, Apple Watch production problems have arisen with some of the wearable’s originally-planned features. If the story is accurate, the company has had to drop plans to include, namely, blood-pressure, heart rate, and stress level tracking in Apple Watch 1.0. Image via Apple CNet points to inconsistent results with these three features, something that Apple has been unable to overcome thus far. There’s also, reportedly,…
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