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  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

    News - Chicago Tribune
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:14 am
    Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.
  • Tom Thibodeau still looking for closing time

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    Joe Cowley
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    If it was up to Tom Thibodeau, he would have his closing five at this point in the regular season. “Those five dawgs to just finish things off,’’ as reserve big man Taj Gibson has described in the past. Unfortunately for Thibodeau, very little has gone as scripted this season. Injuries, minutes restrictions, unexpected improvement from young players – each have left the Bulls coach searching for late-game continuity. And with Derrick Rose admittedly closer to returning from Feb. 27 right knee surgery, it would seem that the water is about to get a bit murkier. That’s why guard Jimmy…
  • Jewelry, Clothing: DNA Experts Toil Over Victims' IDs

    NBC News Top Stories
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:34 am
    The grim task of recovering and identifying the 150 bodies intensified after relatives provided DNA samples.
  • T. Bentley Duncan, historian and Latin American Studies center director, 1929-2015

    UChicago News
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Thomas Bentley Duncan drew upon his native Brazil often throughout his 30-plus-year scholarly career as a historian of Latin America and colonial Portugal.   Duncan, AM’61, PhD’67, became the first director of the University’s Center for Latin American Studies in 1968. He directed the master’s program in Latin American Studies for many years, with students making careers in the United States and Brazil. An associate professor emeritus, Duncan died Feb. 24 at the...
  • Snowfall Prompts City To Deploy 200 Plows, Salt Trucks

    CBS Chicago
    Todd Feurer
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    CHICAGO (STMW) – As snow continues to fall early Friday, the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed 200 snow plows and salt trucks to work to keep main streets clear. The trucks will focus on arterial streets, Lake Shore Drive, hills, bridge decks, overpasses and “other vital public safety locations” early Friday, according to a statement from the department. Snowfall is expected to continue through the late morning, according to the National Weather Service, which also said there is a 40 percent chance of “measurable amounts” of snow being dropped on the…
 
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  • Tom Thibodeau still looking for closing time

    Joe Cowley
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    If it was up to Tom Thibodeau, he would have his closing five at this point in the regular season. “Those five dawgs to just finish things off,’’ as reserve big man Taj Gibson has described in the past. Unfortunately for Thibodeau, very little has gone as scripted this season. Injuries, minutes restrictions, unexpected improvement from young players – each have left the Bulls coach searching for late-game continuity. And with Derrick Rose admittedly closer to returning from Feb. 27 right knee surgery, it would seem that the water is about to get a bit murkier. That’s why guard Jimmy…
  • Case continued for Martese Johnson in bloody UVa. arrest

    Associated Press
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Nearly 100 supporters looked on as a University of Virginia student arrested by state alcohol regulators in a bloody encounter made his first court appearance. On Thursday, Martese Johnson’s case was continued until state police complete an investigation into his arrest March 18 outside a Charlottesville bar. The 20-year-old Chicago man is charged with public intoxication and obstruction of justice. Johnson’s arrest March 18 has drawn wide attention because images of him with a bloody face spread quickly on social media. He has accused Alcoholic Beverage…
  • Man charged with Woodlawn shooting in early March

    Jordan Owen
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    A man has been charged with a shooting that happened two weeks ago in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood. Ricardale Resendez, 21, faces one felony count of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police. Resendez shot a 28-year-old man in the thigh about 3:40 p.m. on March 12 in the 6100 block of South Vernon, the same block where he lives, police said. The victim was taken in good condition to Saint Bernard Hospital, police said. Police at the time said the shooting was domestic-related, but did not provide additional details. Resendez is scheduled to appear in bond…
  • Exclusive: Rep. Tammy Duckworth raising money for Illinois Senate bid

    Lynn Sweet
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has started raising money for a 2016 Senate bid, telling supporters in a letter obtained by the Sun-Times she knows in her “gut” she can win. The fundraising appeal is one of the firmest signs yet that Duckworth, a wounded Iraq war vet, is very close to announcing her entry into the Senate contest. Duckworth is also the mother of a newborn baby daughter. Three other Illinois House Democrats are considering a run: Rep. Bill Foster, Rep. Robin Kelly and Rep. Cheri Bustos. Even if none of the four House members get in the 2016 Senate…
  • Man shot in Grand Boulevard

    Jordan Owen
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    A man was shot in an apparent drive-by Thursday morning in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 8:25 a.m. in the 4600 block of South Evans, police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said. The 37-year-old victim was shot in the lower back and taken to Stroger Hospital, Sullivan said. His condition was not immediately known. Police said the shooting was apparently a drive-by, but could not provide additional details.
 
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    UChicago News

  • T. Bentley Duncan, historian and Latin American Studies center director, 1929-2015

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Thomas Bentley Duncan drew upon his native Brazil often throughout his 30-plus-year scholarly career as a historian of Latin America and colonial Portugal.   Duncan, AM’61, PhD’67, became the first director of the University’s Center for Latin American Studies in 1968. He directed the master’s program in Latin American Studies for many years, with students making careers in the United States and Brazil. An associate professor emeritus, Duncan died Feb. 24 at the...
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center receives $20.6 million grant

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The National Science Foundation has renewed funding for the University of Chicago's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center for another six years with a $20.6 million grant. UChicago was one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive a MRSEC grant from the NSF in this round of competition. The UChicago MRSEC has established a multidisciplinary approach to investigating materials formed far from equilibrium, exploring new paradigms for material fabrication and response, and...
  • Exhibition documents history of LGBTQ life at UChicago

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    LGBTQ life has been a part of the University of Chicago since the institution’s earliest days. But many at the University still don’t know about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning individuals whose stories are intertwined with the institution’s history. A new exhibition at the Special Collections Research Center, “Closeted/Out in the Quadrangles,” draws on archival material from the University of Chicago Library to raise greater...
  • Game Changer Chicago Design Lab awarded $1 million MacArthur Foundation grant

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is again lending its support to the innovative use of gameplay and design to engage youth in lessons of health and life. The foundation has awarded $1 million over two years to the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab to advance its work developing game-based learning experiences that promote sexual and reproductive health, academic success, civic engagement and overall well-being among urban youth. The GCC Design Lab is...
  • Chicago Booth’s New Venture Challenge ranks among top accelerator programs in country

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The premier startup program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, was recently named a top accelerator program in the United States. The NVC, which is run by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth, ranked fourth in research released by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Program. Independent accelerator programs Angelpad, MuckerLab and Techstars landed in the top three. Stanford University’...
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  • Snowfall Prompts City To Deploy 200 Plows, Salt Trucks

    Todd Feurer
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:39 am
    CHICAGO (STMW) – As snow continues to fall early Friday, the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation has deployed 200 snow plows and salt trucks to work to keep main streets clear. The trucks will focus on arterial streets, Lake Shore Drive, hills, bridge decks, overpasses and “other vital public safety locations” early Friday, according to a statement from the department. Snowfall is expected to continue through the late morning, according to the National Weather Service, which also said there is a 40 percent chance of “measurable amounts” of snow being dropped on the…
  • NCAA To Monitor Impacts Of Indiana “Religious Freedom” Law

    Todd Feurer
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    (AP) – With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. The law would prohibit state and local laws that “substantially burden” the ability of people — including businesses and associations — to follow their religious beliefs. The NCAA offices are located in Indianapolis, and Emmert said the organization was concerned about how it might impact student athletes and…
  • Pair Charged In String Of Armed Robberies

    Todd Feurer
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    CHICAGO (STMW) – Two Northwest Side people have been charged with carrying out a series of armed robberies over the last two months at retail stores in the Logan Square and Kilbourn Park neighborhoods. Alfredo Medina is accused of holding up the stores at gun- or knife-point while Vanessa Marchan allegedly drove the getaway car for the robberies that happened between Feb. 1 and March 25, according to a statement from Chicago Police. Medina and Marchan, both 19-year-old residents of the 2400 block of North Austin, were arrested after police issued a business alert on March 17 following…
  • Judge Tosses Lawsuit By White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word

    Todd Feurer
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:23 am
    CHICAGO (STMW) – A federal judge on Thursday threw out a civil suit brought by a white Chicago Public Schools teacher who alleged his black principal and CPS violated his civil rights by disciplining him for using the n-word in a “teachable moment” with sixth-grade students. Lincoln Brown, 48, was suspended without pay for five days in 2011 for using the n-word in front of his majority African-American class at Murray Language Academy after one of his students passed a note to a girl with rap lyrics including the n-word. His five-day suspension was later upheld by a CPS hearing…
  • Man Tries To Sexually Abuse Boy At Rainbow Beach: Police

    Mike Ramsey
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    (STMW) – Police are searching for a man who tried to sexually abuse a boy at Rainbow Beach in the South Shore neighborhood Tuesday evening. The boy was not hurt, and was able to run away after punching the man in the genitals, according to a community alert issued by Chicago Police. The victim said he was in the 7400 block of South South Shore Drive about 5 p.m. when an unknown man came up from behind and grabbed him by the shoulder, the alert said. The man took the boy to Rainbow Beach near 76th Street, and walked him toward the water where the man pulled his own pants down, exposing…
 
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    Loyola Phoenix

  • Student Government Senate says yes to divest

    Samantha Sartori
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:31 pm
    The Student Government of Loyola Chicago passed a resolution to divest from companies profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. After more than an hour of public comments and almost three hours of Senate debate, the Senate vote was a 15-15-2 tie. After a pause, the speaker of the Senate, Danish Murtaza, broke the tie with an affirmative vote. The Loyola vote came a month after Chicago neighbor Northwestern University narrowly passed a divestment measure 24-22-3. The primary companies targeted by the legislation are Caterpillar, United Technologies Co., Raytheon, and Valero.
  • Zoning board approves Rogers Park hotel

    Samantha Sartori
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    Chicago’s Zoning Board of Appeals has given Loyola and Atira Hotels the green light to build a Hampton Inn hotel in Rogers Park. The official approval came on March 23, and it was needed to start the hotel operation, use off-site parking and reduce the minimum number of off-street parking spots from 31 to 20. The Board’s approval came just three days after Rogers Park Ald. Joe Moore publicly expressed his support for the hotel in a letter to constituents. “The hotel will offer Rogers Park a much-needed amenity, as our neighborhood currently lacks a quality mid-priced hotel. A…
  • Garanzini’s Vision: After 14 years as president, Fr. Garanzini will transition to chancellor role

    Samantha Sartori
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Just over 14 years ago, Loyola’s newly elected president the Rev. Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., invited 13 student leaders for an early breakfast. Later in the day, he would meet with deans and faculty. This was in 2001, and Loyola was in deep trouble. Both finances and enrollment were low and city media had been reporting faculty discontent with the previous president, the Rev. John Pideritt, S.J. That was the same year less than 1,000 freshmen had enrolled at Loyola, a school that had an endowment of $282 million and at one point ran on a $50 million deficit, a 2006 report showed. “I have…
  • Maroon, Gold and Red: Clubs on campus advocate for, spread understanding of leftist views

    Samantha Sartori
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Like many colleges, Loyola is home to political discussions that include social justice, environmental issues and feminism. But few students go so far as to advocate for truly leftist views such as socialism, anarchism and communism. For those who do, two organizations exist: the Rogers Park chapter of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and Platypus, a Loyola group that explores new ideas about left-wing politics. International Socialist Organization Formed in 1976, ISO has chapters around the country and has been one of the organizing forces of the Ferguson protests, Occupy Wall…
  • Hot deals for Rogers Park

    Layne Hillesland
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Good friends and cheap eats? There’s an app for that. Hotspot, a new social dining app, is taking its first steps to expanding into Chicago and onto Loyola’s campuses. Combining mass texting with short-term deals, the app rewards users for sending their friends personalized texts about a Hotspot discount at a particular restaurant. The sender and anyone who receives the text are then able to redeem a coupon for that venue within two hours. “Essentially, Hotspot is a 100 percent free, location-based, networking-triggered discount app that allows users to see and redeem local discounts by…
 
 
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    NFL.com

  • Jay Cutler to face 'open competition' for Bears' QB job

    Wesseling, Chris
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Coach John Fox said Wednesday that Jay Cutler will face an "open competition" at quarterback. Could the Bears end up going with Jimmy Clausen or a rookie instead?
  • February meeting helped convince Bears on Jay Cutler

    Patra, Kevin
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    After some lukewarm comments about Jay Cutler at the scouting combine, the Bears brass met with the quarterback without his agent. The team left the meeting convinced he was their starter.
  • Bears coach John Fox: 'We have a lot of needs'

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    The Chicago Bears were active early during free agency but coach John Fox believes the team needs to sign more players during the second wave of free agency.
  • Bears GM: Jay Cutler is our starting quarterback

    Patra, Kevin
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    With few alternatives and a massive contract Bears general manager Ryan Pace announced what seemed all too obvious to Chicago fans: Jay Cutler will be the starting quarterback in 2015.
  • Bears to sign Pernell McPhee to five-year deal

    Sessler, Marc
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    The Bears were in hibernation during a wild NFL weekend, but Chicago made a splash on Tuesday with plans to sign free-agent outside linebacker Pernell McPhee to a five-year deal.
 
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    Blackhawks Recent Headlines

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Paliotta

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Michael Paliotta (pahl-ee-AW-tuh) on a two-year contract. The Blackhawks’ third-round selection (70th overall) in the 2011 National Hockey League Draft, Palio...
  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Baun

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with free agent forward Kyle Baun on a two-year contract. Baun will report to the Blackhawks. Baun, 22, recorded a collegiate career-high 29 points (14G, 15A) in 38 games thi...
  • Blackhawks announce April 5 game time

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    In conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks announced today that the start time for the home game on Sunday, April 5, vs. the St. Louis Blues will be 6:30 p.m. CT. The contest will be an exclusive national broadcast on N...
  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Hinostroza

    21 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Vincent Hinostroza (hih-noh-STROH-zah), a native of Bartlett, Ill., on a three-year contract. The Blackhawks’ sixth-round selection (169th overall) in the 2012 ...
  • Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs tickets on sale Monday, March 23

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that single-game tickets for the first two rounds of the potential 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs home contests will go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 23, at 12:00 p.m. The tickets will be availabl...
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  • Rangers blanked at home by the Blackhawks; Talbot sharp in net again

    robertbevilacqua95
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Bobby Bevilacqua The Rangers came up on the short end of the stick in tonight’s game, falling to Chicago by a final score of 1-0. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos. The Rangers (44-18-7) were unable to extend their win streak to six games, falling short to the Chicago Blackhawks (43-21-8) in what felt like a playoff game. The defense was top-notch, as well as the goaltending, and Chicago scored the game’s only goal, coming off the stick of former Ranger Brad Richards. It was the second time in 10 days that these two teams faced off, and both games finished with a final score of 1-0. These…
  • Facing his former team in New York, Richards scores winner for Blackhawks

    Cam Tucker
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Brad Richards had plenty of time. He took advantage of a defensive breakdown from the New York Range
  • Richards, Darling lift Blackhawks over surging Rangers

    Christopher Brito
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:51 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Richards broke a scoreless deadlock 7:19 into the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks cooled off goalie Cam Talbot and the surging New York Rangers 1-0 on Wednesday night. Right after Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle rang a shot off the crossbar behind Blackhawks backup goalie Scott Darling, Richards got the puck in front of the New York net, waited patiently and snapped a shot past Talbot for his 11th goal. The Blackhawks stretched their winning streak to four and snapped the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers’ winning run at five games. Richards, a member of…
  • Rangers robbed of goal by the whistle, lose 1-0

    wardbickford
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:19 pm
    This embed is invalid The New York Rangers (44-18-7) lost 1-0 Wednesday to the Chicago Blackhawks (43-21-6) in a matchup of two playoff contenders.  The Rangers deserved a better fate however than the 1-0 result they ended up with Wednesday after the refs whistle took away what looked to be a clear goal for New York.  In the first period there was a loose puck in front of Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling that he was trying to smother, but before he could get control of it the Rangers Dominic Moore knocked it by him into the net. It looks like a sure goal except for the fact that the play was…
  • Video: Darling records his first career NHL shutout, Blackhawks beat the Rangers

    Cam Tucker
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
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  • 3/26/15 Full Show Podcast (Jeanie Doogan, Scott Stantis, Joe Killgallon)

    Craig Collins
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    Patti opens the show by sharing some very sad news about friend of the show Kathy Owen. Later, comedian Jeanie Doogan discusses her recent performance experiences with Patti. Then, we welcome back Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis for a new “1,000 words” segment. Finally, comedian Joe Killgallon stops by to talk baseball and ride sidecar to end the show. It’s the Pretty Late full show podcast. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/pattivasquez/Full32615.mp3
  • News or Ruse – 03.26.2015

    Edgar Perez
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Roe opens up the phone lines and lets 3 listeners pair up with Anna Davlantes, Connor McKnight, and Judy Pielach as they try to figure out if the news headlines that they are hearing are real or fake! http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RCNewsOrRuse032615.mp3
  • Top 5 @ 5 – 03.26.15

    Edgar Perez
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:16 pm
    The Top 5 @ 5 is where he goes through either the top 5 news stories of the day or just 5 funniest pieces of audio we could find. Today, Obama paid a visit to Lawson State Community College, Jesse Jackson Jr. left prison early today, Aaron Schock delivered a farewell address, things got awkward when Cate Blanchett was interviewed about her role in Cinderella, and Chuy Garcia unveiled some specifics at Chicago State University. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RCTopFive032615.mp3
  • Arraignment of two Aurora cousins for interest in northern Illinois terrorist attack

    Edgar Perez
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:11 pm
    WGN’s Brandon Campbell called into The Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes to talk about the arraignment he had just left regarding two cousins from Aurora who had expressed interest in carrying out a terrorist act on a northern Illinois military installation and join ISIS overseas. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RCBrandonCampbell032615.mp3  
  • Jesse Jackson, Jr. is coming home

    Edgar Perez
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Roe Conn, Anna Davlantes, Mike Monico and John Kass discuss Jessd Jackson, Jr.’s release from federal prison and being moved to a halfway house and the possibility of him being let off the hook  early altogether. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RCMikeMonico032615.mp3
 
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  • Second Chance Points: Bring on the North, and four other observations

    Chris Terzic
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The Bulls own the Raptors. The Chicago Bulls own the Toronto Raptors. Last night's 116-103 drubbing solidified as much. From match-ups to schemes to player ability, the Bulls are simply the better basketball team between the two. The Raptors -- truly a darling bunch -- have hit what I like to call the 82-game threshold. Well, they actually hit it back in January of this season. See it all started when they traded away Rudy Gay in December of 2013. The aftermath of that trade saw the Raptors go on the best 82-game stretch of basketball that the franchise has ever seen. From January of 2014 to…
  • Bulls Cook Raptors in Toronto

    Kevin Ferrigan
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:23 pm
    The Bulls, yes those Bulls, shot 61% (!) from the field on the way to topping the Raptors for the fourth time this year. This was a pretty frustrating game for a lot of it. The Bulls had a really good offensive game going through 3 quarters, thanks in large part to some awful Raptors defense, but they couldn't seem to get stops against Toronto. It didn't feel like the Bulls were playing bad defense, per se, the Raptors just seemed to be making some tough looks. The thing about relying on making insane shots, though, is that those shots usually stop falling at some point. Unfortunately for the…
  • Kyle Lowry out against the now-almost-totally-healthy Bulls

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    The Bulls are almost there, with only a dozen or so games left in the season. Jimmy Butler returned earlier this week, and after a one-game 'general soreness' absence (which can't ever be trusted, really) the Bulls should see him joined by Joakim Noah tonight. The Bulls are facing the Raptors, and while a road game they get a bit of a schedule break on this one: Toronto played last night (and lost to the Pistons, like us!) and will be again without Kyle Lowry. The Bulls beat a Lowry-less Raptors just last week in a fun romp, and have gone 3-0 against the Dinos this season. So while the…
  • Nikola Mirotic was at it again last night

    Chris Terzic
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    Nikomania is running wild, brother! Nikola Mirotic was at it again last night. He scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Bulls to a 98-86 victory. If it weren't for Mirotic's late game heroics, Chicago probably walks away from last night with another disappointing loss to show. Instead, the Bulls clinched a playoff birth (related: Washington is apparently completely coming apart at the seams) on the same night they got Jimmy Butler back from injury. Overall, it was a very good night for Chicago, and I'd like to share five observations with you. 1) Nikomania I mean,…
  • Bulls vs. Hornets final score: Nikola Mirotic erupts again in 4th quarter, leads Bulls to 98-86 victory

    JayPatt
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Mirotic scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and had several highlight plays. Jimmy Butler returned for the Bulls on Monday night against the Hornets, but Nikola Mirotic once again stole the show, scoring 14 of his team-high 28 points in the fourth quarter in a 98-86 victory that didn't include Joakim Noah due to some "general soreness." (aka rest) The win clinched a playoff berth for the Bulls. The Hornets hung around for much of the night, and the Bulls only led by four points with just under three minutes to play. Then Mirotic took over, burying a wide open three (his first of…
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #358

    Doug Thonus
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    I discuss Jimmy's injury, the Bulls playoff seeding chase, the Thibs situation, and what we've seen recently from all the players.
  • 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.
 
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  • Mirotic Poll:

    Will - Bulls Zone
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
      By: Will Miller Nikola Mirotic was all Jason Hall and I talked about all summer long on the Bulls Zone podcast. We were in love. Watched every tape out there on his game and spoke to anyone that knew the man, that would return an email. Heck, we even broke the story of him coming to Chicago, but even we didn’t think he’d play this well, this fast. Did you?   Take Our Poll          
  • Bulls Secure Playoff Spot With 98-86 Win Over Hornets

    Mike Ramsey
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:59 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) – Nikola Mirotic scored 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and the Chicago Bulls clinched a playoff spot with a 98-86 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. Pau Gasol had 27 points and 12 rebounds as Chicago moved into a tie with Toronto for third place in the Eastern Conference. Jimmy Butler added 19 points in his return to the lineup after missing 11 games with a sprained left elbow. The Bulls played without center Joakim Noah, who was scratched because of general soreness, but managed to bounce back from an ugly 107-91 loss at Detroit on Saturday. Kemba…
  • Nikola Mirotic Makes Up For A Missed Three By Posterizing The Charlotte Hornets

    Jordan White
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Dang it, Nikola Mirotic, you had a wide open corner three, and you missed it. That’s why you’re out there on the floor! Oh, what’s that? You’ll make up for it? How exactly do you propose to…oh. Never mind. Carry on. (Ricky O’Donnell)
  • Jimmy Butler Scrapes The Ceiling To Corral Wild Lob Pass And Dish Hockey Assist

    Jack Winter
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Jimmy Butler is back in the lineup tonight after a three-week absence, and already making the kinds of plays that made him a first-time All-Star this season. We’ve asked before, but now seems a good time to do so again: Has the Chicago Bulls wing always been this explosive? His head is basically at rim-level here after a two-footed jump, and he still has the strength to whip a kick-out to Nikola Mirotic from mid-air. Crazy. Butler has struggled with his offense otherwise, though. He’s shooting just 4-of-14 through the mid third quarter as Chicago holds a slim lead over the…
  • Jimmy Butler Returns Against Hornets, But Joakim Noah Sits

    cwesterlundcbs
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    (CBS) Just as the Bulls get one starter back, they’ll sit another one Monday against Hornets. After missing the past 11 games with a hyper-extended left elbow, wing Jimmy Butler was listed in Chicago’s starting lineup. However, big man Joakim Noah was a late scratch with what the team termed “general soreness.” It’s the second time in the past 12 days that Noah has sat with general soreness. It will be Noah’s 13th missed game of the season. He’s dealt with nagging knee problems following offseason surgery, though he’s noted lately that he feels…
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  • Bryant passes all tests in first start in left

    Carrie Muskat
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Kris Bryant passed all the tests Thursday his first game in left field for the Cubs, but the move didn't help his hitting.
  • Olt goes deep, Bryant flashes leather in loss

    Alden Gonzalez and Carrie Muskat
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Mike Olt belted a two-run homer in the fourth and pinch-hitter Travis Wood smacked a solo shot in the fifth for the Cubs, who rank second in the Majors with 32 home runs this spring.
  • Wood shows off power with pinch-hit homer

    Carrie Muskat
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Travis Wood may have started Wednesday night, but that didn't stop the Cubs pitcher from getting an extra at-bat on Thursday, and he took advantage of it.
  • Opening Day 'in jeopardy' for injured Denorfia

    Carrie Muskat
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Cubs outfielder Chris Denorfia, who has not played since March 17 because of some soreness in his left hamstring, is expected to get at-bats in Minor League games next week, but most likely will not be ready to go by the start of the season.
  • Lester has 'good, normal' outing in Minors game

    Carrie Muskat
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    The Cubs' Jon Lester threw 54 pitches in a Minor League game Thursday, and he wanted to focus on his next start and what he needs to do to prepare for that rather than look ahead to Opening Night.
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  • 30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these days (The Associated Press)

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:42 am
    ''I mean I grew up watching Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs and now guys are talking about 30's good.'' Home runs have hit their lowest rate in more than two decades. The days of bulked-up sluggers like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa topping 60 home runs in a season like they did six times from 1998-2001 are going, going, and gone. ''I remember when guys hit 50 and 60 a year,'' said Houston first baseman Chris Carter, who tied for second in the majors last season with 37 homers.
  • Pujols hits 3-run homer, Angels beat Cubs 8-4 (The Associated Press)

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and Jered Weaver struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Thursday. Cubs left-hander Travis Wood homered off Weaver leading off the fifth as a pinch hitter. I'm happy with where I'm at.'' Mike Olt hit a two-run homer and a triple for the Cubs. Cubs rookie slugger Kris Bryant, who has nine homers this spring, went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.
  • Rays comfortable falling back into role as underdogs (The Associated Press)

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:59 pm
    A year after being a trendy preseason pick to contend for the World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays are back in a familiar role as underdogs. ... We like that,'' three-time All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria said, noting the team has a history of flourishing most when little is expected from outside the organization.
  • Kershaw whiffs 8 in 1st outing since taking liner off jaw (The Associated Press)

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Clayton Kershaw will have to avoid certain foods for at least a few more days. Everything else seems to be right on track for the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace. Kershaw struck out eight in six innings, and Yasiel Puig and Jimmy Rollins homered to help the Dodgers defeat the Chicago White Sox 9-6 on Thursday.
  • Cubs look to make big leap into contention (The Associated Press)

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Standing in the shade on a beautiful afternoon in Arizona, Jon Lester embraced the question that hovers over the Chicago Cubs these days. If you don't have that mindset, then I think you're playing for the wrong reasons.'' Heady stuff for a franchise known mostly for futility, but the Cubs think it's a new era after five consecutive losing seasons. The shift in thinking for president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and the rest of the front office was evident during an aggressive offseason that included the addition of Joe Maddon after the veteran manager opted out of his contract with…
 
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  • Angels 8, Cubs 4: An Old Frenemy Strikes Again

    Al Yellon
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Today was a reminder of why we're happy Albert Pujols isn't a Cardinal anymore. MESA, Arizona -- The Cubs accommodated ESPN's request to start Thursday's game at 4:05 Arizona time, a very odd time to start a baseball game. Just as the first pitch was thrown by Eric Jokisch, shadows started crawling over the home-plate area, making it difficult for many hitters to see. The Cubs' former Cardinals rival Albert Pujols didn't have any trouble seeing a fifth-inning fastball from his former teammate Jason Motte. He sent it into the fading light for a three-run homer and that was the Angels' biggest…
  • Cubs Record, Stats, Upcoming Schedule

    Al Yellon
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Here you will always be able to find the most up-to-date information on who the Cubs are playing, when and where, and what TV channel you can find the game on. Last game: 8-4 loss to Angels Next spring-training game: Friday, March 27, vs. White Sox at Mesa, 3:05 p.m. CT. Next regular-season game: Sunday, April 5, 2015, vs. Cardinals at Wrigley Field, 7:05 p.m. CT. TV: ESPN. Radio: WBBM. Cubs 2015 spring-training record: 9-14-1 Al's 2015 spring-training record: 4-12-1 Cubs 2014 regular-season record: 73-89 (41-40 home, 32-49 road) Al's 2014 regular-season record: 42-44 (40-40 home, 2-4 road)…
  • Overflow Thread: Cubs vs. Angels, Thursday 3/26, 6:05 CT

    Al Yellon
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
  • First Pitch Thread: Cubs vs. Angels, Thursday 3/26, 6:05 CT

    Al Yellon
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
  • Cubs vs. Angels Thursday Game Threads

    Al Yellon
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Thursday's game threads are all in this StoryStream. Cubs lineup: La Stella DH, Lake LF, Alcantara CF, Soler RF, Baez 2B, Bryant 3B, Castillo C, Valaika 1B, Russell SS Angels lineup: Lindor SS, Aviles 3B, Gomes C, Aguilar 1B, Sands RF, Frazier DH, Gonzalez 2B, Naquin CF, Hood LF Today's game is on ESPN. It's also on cubs.com with Len Kasper and Mick Gillispie. MLB.com Gameday Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today. Please note that during spring training, Gameday doesn't usually go pitch-by-pitch as it does during the regular season -- usually, it will update after each at-bat.
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  • Cracking Us Up

    me2
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Ads posted in CTA buses put fake plumber's cracks on seated passengers to promote colon cancer awareness.
  • Sick as a Dog

    me2
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    An outbreak of dog flu is spreading through the city's dog parks and kennels.
  • Progressive Panic

    me2
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Claims progressives would "make Chicago another Detroit" are not new, writes Edward McClelland in Belt Magazine, arguing those fears are probably unfounded.
  • Waiting for Wrigley

    me2
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Construction at Wrigley Field will take a year longer than originally expected.
  • Mayor 37 Cents

    ah
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    An Instagram photo of Mayor Emanuel by a health food store employee back in April is making the rounds this week. In These Times talked to the photographer, who said Emanuel is a notoriously bad tipper, and once tipped 37 cents on a $7 shake. The Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel came by my job, still can't stand this muthafucka tho A photo posted by Albert Griffith (@gqthateacha) on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:19am PST
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  • The [Thursday] Papers

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Obama's torturous consistency and other discontents. Lydia Loveless vs. Taylor Swift Which is America's real sweetheart? Newspapers Dumber Than Readers, Internet Still angry about loss of hegemony.
  • Newspapers Dumber Than Readers, Internet

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    "The effort to insinuate more serious standards into the instruments of mass culture was always difficult, even when a rising middle class made possible the notion of increasing cultural sophistication," Steve Wasserman writes for The American Conservative. "A single story from the near-decade I served as literary editor of the Los Angeles Times tells the tale:
  • Lydia Loveless vs. Taylor Swift

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Which is America's real sweetheart? Meanwhile Taylor Swift is the greatest songwriter in america because she seems like she'd push your hand off her thigh #america— Lydia Loveless (@lydia_loveless) March 25, 2015
  • The [Wednesday] Papers

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    "The word 'entitlements' is often used by politicians and pundits to describe government programs and tax money targeted to help the poor, children, the elderly and minorities," Phil Kadner writes for the Daily Southtown. "But former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-18th, is only the latest in a long line of elected officials forced to resign, or be sent to prison, because they thought they were entitled to more than a good salary and benefits at the public's expense . . . "I wonder if any of these people ever tried to personally place a telephone call to a government agency to get help like a…
  • The Antlers Of Ireland!

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    "Curator Christopher Monkhouse offers a glimpse of the first exhibition to explore Ireland's long 18th century, featuring paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, firearms, and more."
 
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  • Buddy Guy Headlines Chicago Blues Festival

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    posted by Theresa CarterThis year's Chicago Blues Festival is going to be a doozy. It's the 32nd year for the free fest, but it's got a lineup that reaches back a century and a solid base of Chicago blues.The festival opens on Friday, June 12 with Zora Young, Clarence Carter, and Syl Johnson. On
  • Tippling Hall brunch offers something for everyone

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    posted by TAHenselAccording to Tippling Hall’s website
  • SideDoor & Moody Tongue: Not Your Typical Beer Dinner

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    posted by Theresa CarterSideDoor is not your typical gastropub. It's part of Lawry's Prime Rib, which means its sandwiches and meats are a step or two above bar grub. It's located in the historic McCormick
  • Learn To Box At Ravenswood Fitness Center

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
    posted by Lori WilsonWhen I told people I was taking a boxing class, most of them assumed I had signed up for aerobic kickboxing. But the boxing program at Ravenswood Fitness Center is no Tae Bo. It is a
  • This Summer Ogilvie and Illinois Center get Freshii-er

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    posted by Theresa CarterThis summer grabbing a healthy lunch on the go in downtown Chicago is going to get easier. Freshii is adding two new locations, bringing their total downtown count to lucky number thirteen. The first opening will be in Ogilvie in June, and
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  • March Food News

    Kaleigh Glaza
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    Photo Courtesy Table 52 Between March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day and more this month, there are plenty of bar events throughout March in Chicago. But even aside from green beer or happy hour specials, there are plenty of menu updates, new chefs and delicious meals heading your way as well! So for the Windy City foodies among us, here are some March culinary highlights for every palette… Photo Courtesy Edwin Hernandez for Table 52 Table 52 is now serving supper on Sundays Already known for its unique twists on Southern food, this cozy spot should be the place you head on Sundays, no matter…
  • 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…
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  • RE/MAX Names Northern Illinois Residential Top 20 for 2014

    Chicago Agent
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    RE/MAX Names Northern Illinois Residential Top 20 for 2014 was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois real estate network recently honored its associates whose 2014 residential... RE/MAX Names Northern Illinois Residential Top 20 for 2014 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 6 Ways That Homebuyers Search For Homes

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    The 6 Ways That Homebuyers Search For Homes was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. We all know the Internet is prominent, but there are interesting details to how... The 6 Ways That Homebuyers Search For Homes 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.
  • Why Soaring Inequality is Terrible For Housing

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:38 am
    Why Soaring Inequality is Terrible For Housing was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Everyone should be concerned about rising levels of inequality – especially residential real estate... Why Soaring Inequality is Terrible For Housing 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.
  • Chicagoland Dog Rescue and BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group’s Schaumburg Office Team Up at Pet Adoption Event

    Rachel Mazanec
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Chicagoland Dog Rescue and BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group’s Schaumburg Office Team Up at Pet Adoption Event was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. On Sunday, Feb. 22, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group held a pet adoption... Chicagoland Dog Rescue and BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group’s Schaumburg Office Team Up at Pet Adoption Event was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for…
  • 5 Important Details About the Latest New Home Sales Report

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    5 Important Details About the Latest New Home Sales Report was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Sure, new home sales were up in February, but there’s much more than meets... 5 Important Details About the Latest New Home Sales Report 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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  • Chicago Scholars Opened Up a Big New Space to Facilitate Growth in Program

    MJ Tam
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    CNN Money recently reported that “The massive gap in college graduation rates between rich and poor is growing even wider.” I don’t think anyone is any less surprised about this, but it is still troubling to hear. Thanks to Chicago Scholars, they are here to identify those deserving students and advocate for them. “Our 7-year success […]
  • Spring Ahead and Shake off Winter for Good with Millennium Dance Complex

    MJ Tam
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    Lucky for us here in Chicago, the famous Millennium Dance Complex has arrived from Hollywood and has set its ground in the West Loop neighborhood. Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, and Britney Spears are just among the A-list clients that trained with MDC and famed celebrity choreographers/instructors will be kicking off some hip-hop classes on March 21 […]
  • Check Out the New Seven Lions Restaurant [pics]

    MJ Tam
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Right across from the Art Institute of Chicago that houses masterpieces from world-renown artists is a new restaurant called Seven Lions by Master Sommelier and former Check, Please! TV Show Host, Alpana Singh. This is Singh’s second restaurant in Chicago and the expectations are high due to the success of her Boarding House restaurant. We […]
  • Sharing the Warmth of Hot Pot in Chinatown

    MJ Tam
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    Spring is here but it will take some time for us to thaw out after the long cold winter. Much like the ice and snow in our Chicago streets that are still slowly melting away. Well, I’ve got a quick remedy for us Chicagoans: Hot Pot in Chinatown! Never heard of it? You will soon! […]
  • Loews Hotel is Home Sweet Home Chicago

    MJ Tam
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Loews Hotel in Streeterville is finally open and as a the First Lady of #LoewsChicago, you know I got the front seat access to the festivities that happened surrounding the hotel’s grand opening. Leading  to their long-awaited grand opening with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in just a few days, Christian Hansen, Loews Chicago’s General Manager […]
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  • U of C Law School gets $3.5 million gift from Pritzkers

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and her entrepreneurial brothers Tony and J.B. Pritzker have donated $3.5 million in the name of their father, the late Donald Pritzker, to endow a professorship at the University of Chicago Law School.The Donald N. Pritzker professorship in law will recognize faculty eminence in the area of business law, with a particular focus on entrepreneurialism, intellectual property and technology, the school said in a release announcing the gift.“Donald Pritzker was the ultimate entrepreneur, and his professional and personal life was a testament to…
  • It's like peeking into Oprah's closets

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The ever-private Oprah Winfrey has a thing for fancy pens and big sunglasses, and she knows how to set a nice table for dinner.Those details—as well as her shoe size—were among the bits of information gleaned from the catalog of personal items she's auctioning off for charity. Take a look. It feels like peeking into her closet.Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, which is offering the items for sale in its Chicago gallery April 25, released the full catalog of the fine art, antique furniture, clothing and other luxury items. Most of the collection comes from Winfrey's Water Tower condo,…
  • Everybody: Backstreet's back (in Chicago)

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:43 am
    The Backstreet Boys were in town yesterday for the annual America's Beauty Show convention at McCormick Place.Their attendance was no gimmick. The Boys are investors in a Chicago mascara company that launched its lash-extension product at the show.The business relationship began last year, says David Strauss, co-founder of Lash Now under the Nicola Milan brand.Last year, he and his business partner, Eric Glasson, who are childhood friends from their days living in Northbrook, sent samples of the mascara to the band.The Backstreet singers shared the products with their wives—yep, they're…
  • This Wicker Park scone shop comes with a pedigree

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tim Canning is opening a bakery in Wicker Park just as his suburban restaurant will be featured on “Restaurant Impossible,” a reality TV show that stars celebrity chef Robert Irvine.The restaurateur, son of Madison Dearborn Partners Chairman John Canning Jr., credits Dad for his ambition. “He loves that we never give up and are always looking for ways to make things work,” the younger Canning says. “He's responsible for that attitude and behavior.”Tim Canning, who earned a culinary arts degree from Kendall College, and his wife, Jessica, own Lemon Tree…
  • Ex-Ebony editor leaves Chicago to develop TV, film in LA

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mitzi Miller, who held the top editorial jobs at Johnson Publishing's Ebony and Jet magazines, has been named head of development for Rainforest Entertainment, a Los Angeles film, television and digital media production company.Miller stepped down last month as editor of Ebony. At the time, she didn't want to say where she might land.Miller heads to La La Land with some experience in the movie industry. A bestseller she co-wrote in 2006 called “The Vow: A Novel" was made into a Lifetime movie. “It is an incredible opportunity to work with Rob and the Rainforest team,” Miller…
 
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  • Periscope: Flash in the Pan, or The Next Big Thing?

    Joe Mathieu
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Born from a chance encounter in Turkey during the 2013 Gezi government protests, the now Twitter-owned Periscope live-streaming app officially made its debut today on the App Store. Periscope allows users to stream live any event (mundane or otherwise) in real-time. Streams are available for viewing both in-app and on the web (an Android version is on the horizon); and, unlike recent viral hit Meerkat (which just, timely enough, had its access to Twitter’s social graph revoked two weeks ago), videos can be saved and viewed at a later time. Image via Periscope The latter, combined with…
  • Facebook Officially Launches Messenger Platform

    Joe Mathieu
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:22 pm
    As scooped by TechCrunch (and reported here) last week, Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at F8 to confirm the rumored launch of the Facebook Messenger Platform. The new Facebook Messenger will give the service’s 600 million+ users the ability to create & share content with third-party tools directly in the app itself. Content-generation apps such as Bitmoji and Giphy, and a sports app from ESPN, are among the more than 40 developers with Messenger Platform applications ready to go as of today. Users will be able to download the third-party apps via deeplinks provided in Messenger to…
  • X-Files Returns to Fox for a Limited Series Run

    Joe Mathieu
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Hope you’ve got some sunflower seeds handy. Fox made big news on the Intertubes today with their announcement that The X-Files would return to the small screen for a limited six-episode run. Production is slated to begin this Summer (though no planned air date has been given just yet).  The resurrection of Mulder & Scully 13 years after the series was cancelled has been the subject of unfounded online speculation for years — though, stars David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson did little to quell these rumors. The pair added fuel to the fire back in 2013 when, during a…
  • Hands-On with Sony’s PlayStation Vue TV Service

    Joe Mathieu
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Last week, Sony quietly rolled out a limited beta-test of their new streaming service, PlayStation Vue. While there are already a plethora of ways for consumers to cut the cord while continuing to enjoy entertainment on their big screens — competitive offerings from Amazon & Google come to mind — PlayStation Vue does bring some unique advantages to the streaming game. Namely, Sony has gone out and made their own deals with both broadcast & cable networks to provide viewers access to both live and on-demand content. Current participating networks include NBCUniversal…
  • Facebook F8 2015: What to Expect

    Joe Mathieu
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Facebook’s newly-revived annual developer conference, F8 2015, hits San Fran on March 25th for two days of panels, demos, and a keynote or two. While historically F8 isn’t quite the spectacle of, say, Apple’s WWDC, F8 2014 did introduce the world to the Facebook Audience Network, App Links, and anonymous login — so Zuckerberg’s affair is no slouch. The conference was on hiatus from 2011 until last year, when Zuck promised a “bigger, cooler” locale for 2015. Tickets to F8 (going for $495 a pop) have been gone for some time; those of us at home will…
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