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  • Young people of color mistrust police and legal system, report finds

    UChicago News
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Black youth are far more likely than other young people to have negative experiences with the police, and believe overwhelmingly that the American legal system does not treat all groups equally, according to a new report from the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago. The report by the Black Youth Project, a national collaboration based at UChicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, considers youth survey data from 2014 and 2009 in light of recent cases of...
  • Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath'

    News - Chicago Tribune
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Brandi Murry stood in front of the red brick two-flat Thursday but could not bring herself to walk into the backyard, where her 9-year-old son Antonio was gunned down the day before.
  • Louis Castellaneta, father of ‘Homer Simpson’ voice-actor, dead at 99

    Chicago Sun-Times
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Louis Castellaneta, who raised a creative family that includes son Dan Castellaneta, the voice of countless animated characters including Homer Simpson and Krusty the Clown on TV’s “The Simpsons,” died Friday at his home in the Chicago suburbs. He was 99.
  • Pope Francis Calls James Foley's Family

    NBC News Top Stories
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Pope Francis called the family of James Foley, a Vatican spokesperson said
  • UChicago launches new catalog and library management system

    UChicago News
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The University of Chicago Library has launched a new online catalog and library management system designed to improve service for users and support the work of library staff. Users will primarily interact with the new catalog, which features a simplified design and easier access to e-books and e-journals. The new library management system, called Kuali Open Library Environment, powers the catalog and provides the Library’s technical infrastructure. The new catalog is based on software...
 
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  • Louis Castellaneta, father of ‘Homer Simpson’ voice-actor, dead at 99

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Louis Castellaneta, who raised a creative family that includes son Dan Castellaneta, the voice of countless animated characters including Homer Simpson and Krusty the Clown on TV’s “The Simpsons,” died Friday at his home in the Chicago suburbs. He was 99.
  • Maureen O’Looney, dead at 92, was matriarch to many in Chicago’s Irish community

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Maureen O’Looney, whose couch was the first stop for many fellow Irish immigrants landing in Chicago, has died at 92. She fed the newcomers, lent them money, helped them find jobs, set up bank accounts and let them sleep rent-free on her living room floor. Irish Americans flocked to the store she opened in 1967 — Shamrock Imports at Belmont and Laramie — to stock up on Barry’s tea, soda bread, Irish newspapers and gossip.
  • Drug dealer’s testimony: ‘It was kill or be killed’

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    A convicted drug dealer testified Thursday in federal court about an ongoing blood feud that led to a gang leader accidentally shooting to death a Chicago cop and his friend when he thought he was killing his rival.
  • South Side religious leader gets 7 months for illegal lobbying

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    A South Side religious leader was sentenced to seven months in prison Thursday for illegally lobbying Chicago politicians to lift sanctions against the regime of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. Supporters of Prince Asiel Ben Israel, 72, left U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo’s courtroom in tears after she imposed the prison term. Ben Israel, who pleaded guilty earlier this year, had been expected to received probation. Prosecutors had not recommended any sentence. In April the sharp-suited Ben Israel pleaded guilty to failing to register as an agent of the controversial Mugabe, on whose…
  • Feds try to tie convicted drug dealer to cop slaying

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    He’d told relatives that his pal had been acting “wild” like “He-Man” the night he killed a Chicago cop, the feds say. Troy Davis had repeated that story to police, telling them he was an eyewitness who’d seen “four muzzle flashes” as drug dealer Jason “J. Rock” Austin allegedly fatally shot Det. Robert Soto and Kathryn Romberg at point-blank range on the West Side in 2008. But Davis was between “J. Rock” and a hard place. And when prosecutors put him in front of a Cook County Grand Jury, his story suddenly changed.
 
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    UChicago News

  • UChicago launches new catalog and library management system

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    The University of Chicago Library has launched a new online catalog and library management system designed to improve service for users and support the work of library staff. Users will primarily interact with the new catalog, which features a simplified design and easier access to e-books and e-journals. The new library management system, called Kuali Open Library Environment, powers the catalog and provides the Library’s technical infrastructure. The new catalog is based on software...
  • Three UChicago students receive HHMI International Student Research Fellowships

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded International Student Research Fellowships to three University of Chicago graduate students in the physical sciences, an unprecedented number for the division. The recipients are Di Liu and Boxuan Zhao in chemistry, and Monika Scholz in the biophysical sciences, a joint program of the Biological Sciences Division and the Physical Sciences Division. The prestigious fellowship, which provides $43,000 annually for up to three years, is awarded to...
  • Young people of color mistrust police and legal system, report finds

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Black youth are far more likely than other young people to have negative experiences with the police, and believe overwhelmingly that the American legal system does not treat all groups equally, according to a new report from the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago. The report by the Black Youth Project, a national collaboration based at UChicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, considers youth survey data from 2014 and 2009 in light of recent cases of...
  • New exhibit at Special Collections unearths UChicago’s research in Mexico

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Since the late 19th century, UChicago anthropologists, scientists and linguists have found in Mexico’s landscape and culture the opportunity to discover unique environments and populations. The University’s scholarly explorations of Mexico have ranged from Howard Taylor Ricketts’ investigations of the typhus outbreak to Robert Redfield’s linguistic studies of isolated Mexican villages and Friedrich Katz’s biographical research on the political legacy of Pancho...
  • Hand gestures improve learning in both signers and speakers

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report. Previous research by Susan Goldin-Meadow, the Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, has found that gesture helps children develop their language, learning and cognitive skills. As one of the nation’s leading authorities on language learning and gesture, she has also studied how using gesture helps older children improve...
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  • Levine: Grounds Crew Numbers Add Up For Cubs

    cwesterlundcbs
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    By Bruce Levine- (CBS) The suspended Giants-Cubs game and MLB’s upholding of San Francisco’s protest continues to be a never-ending debate. By now, the injustice that was done to the Giants has been repaired, but the essence of the rule and the continued passing of the buck down to the grounds crew — by Major League Baseball and many media members and fans — is just flat out wrong. On Tuesday night when a tarp debacle led to only 4 1/2 innings being played, the Wrigley Field grounds crew was short-handed, down from 20-plus workers to 17 due to early cuts of the…
  • ‘Christmas Jammie’ Family Now Goes ‘Back To School’

    John Dodge
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — “I like big buses and I cannot lie!” So begins the parody rap “Baby Got Class” from the patriarch of the Holderness family, Penn Holderness. Yes, the same Holderness family that entertained all of us on social media over the holidays with “Christmas Jammies.” This time, “Baby Got Class,” a parody to the Sir MixaLot classic “Baby Got Back,” is an ode to Back To School. Like many other parents, the Holdernesses are honestly thrilled to send their youngsters back to the classroom: “Some parents…
  • 5 Times MLB Game Protests Have Been Upheld

    cbskapost
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    By Chris Kral (CBS) A rain-delayed and tarp-snafu’ed game at Wrigley Field caused uproar within the San Francisco Giants organization after their game versus the Chicago Cubs was called in favor of the Cubs, 2-0. Naturally, they protested and it’s a good thing they did. The San Francisco Giants are the first team since 1986 to successfully protest a game and play will resume Thursday (8/21). In light of this upheld protest, we decided to take a look back at some of the past protested games upheld by the MLB. Here’s five times game protests have been upheld in MLB history: 1.
  • Mo’ne Davis Brings Huge TV Ratings For LLWS

    cwesterlundcbs
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis’ latest start drew record-setting television ratings for the Little League World Series. Her game Wednesday night earned the highest preliminary rating for the event on ESPN, the network said Thursday. The 8-1 loss by Davis’ Philadelphia team to Las Vegas received a 3.4 overnight rating, up 143 percent from the corresponding game last year. The 13-year-old Davis rose to a national celebrity after becoming the first girl to pitch a shutout at the LLWS. She was removed after just 2 1-3 innings Wednesday, allowing three…
  • City Will Hold Another Jackie Robinson West Watch Party Tonight

    cwesterlundcbs
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago plans to host another watch party for fans of Jackie Robinson West, the team playing in the Little League World Series. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city will host the watch party Thursday evening as the baseball team plays the Taney Little League squad from Pennsylvania, which lost Wednesday 8-1 to Mountain Ridge of Las Vegas. The mayor says the team’s hard work and perseverance have inspired “every neighborhood across Chicago.” The watch party was scheduled to be held at Jackie Robinson Park, but because of the weather concerns…
 
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    Loyola Phoenix

  • New year, new Halas

    Grace Runkel
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Construction in Halas Recreation Center finished a little too late for swimsuit season, but the renovation was completed just in time to counteract the effects of that dining hall soft serve. The 20,000 square foot addition was completed earlier this month after a gradual process that lasted three years, according to April Boulter Ruther, program director of fitness and aquatics. “ The main improvement is the addition on the front of Halas,” said Boulter Ruther. “ We nearly doubled all cardio options. There’s an increased number of treadmills, elliptical trainers, arc trainers, bikes…
  • Finding your place

    Grace Runkel
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Get involved on campus. Students hear that advice from academic advisors all the time, and with 278 clubs and organizations listed on Loyola’s OrgSync, there is bound to be a group that fits you. Yet with so many clubs to choose from, the right one might have been lost in the mix. The Phoenix has put together a list of groups that you may have missed. LUC Drumline Do you constantly find yourself tapping a rhythm on your desk with a pen? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Since 2012, the LUC Drumline has been providing a beat for men’s basketball and volleyball home…
  • Loyola 101: Rookie Rambler guide

    Grace Runkel
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    Whether your orientation took place in early June or late August, it was likely a whirlwind experience where an unreasonable amount of information was basically thrown at you. But as a rookie Rambler, there are a few things you should know. Fortunately for you, The Phoenix is here to share some of the must-knows for Loyola students. And who knows, maybe there is still a thing or two for upperclassmen to learn as well. First and foremost, know a few basic facts about Loyola, if for no other reason than to spare yourself the judgment of your peers. What’s a Rambler? For starters, what is a…
  • Joaq the Walk: For the greater glory

    Jcarrig@luc.edu
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    For those of you who are unaware, Loyola didn’t win last year’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national championship. Actually, Loyola has never won any sort of championship in college football for that matter. In fact, shockingly, the university doesn’t even have a football stadium. Well…I guess that conceivably make sense since Loyola doesn’t have a football team. But it is my duty, as a newly crowned sports editor, to inform you that Loyola does possess two well-earned national championships. And yes, we sports editors do receive 24-karat gold crowns with sapphire jewels…
  • Changes in store for athletic department

    Jcarrig@luc.edu
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    A new academic year is about to start at Loyola, and when it comes to sports, there are two major things to know about the changes going on in the university’s athletic department. First, Loyola is currently without an athletic director after M. Grace Calhoun, who occupied the position until March of this year, left Loyola to head the athletic department of the University of Pennsylvania. Although Calhoun stayed on till mid-May in order to ease the transition, the university has yet to fill the position. “Finding the correct person is the most important thing,” said Leo Krause,…
 
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    Aurora Beacon-News

  • Aurora cab driver shot at during attempted robbery

    Erika Wurst
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The attempted robbery of an Aurora taxi driver ended in gunfire early Thursday morning, police said. The incident happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 600 block of Concord Street, where a 37-year-old cab driver was sent to to a house to pick up a customer. According to Aurora police, as the driver sat in his vehicle outside the home, a man approached him with a gun. The suspect, wearing a bandanna over his face, demanded money from the driver. Police said the victim was able to push the man away, and speed off from the scene. As he drove off, the victim said he heard a gunshot. He was not…
  • Aurora man gets eight years for sexual assault

    ingesterprod
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    An Aurora man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday for the sexual assault of a young person who lived in a home where he occasionally stayed. Jose Saul Zavaleta-Gonzalez, 21, of the 400 block of Pine Avenue in Aurora, pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual and was sentenced to eight years by Judge Susan Clancy Boles, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. The attack happened between August 2011 and June 2013, when the victim was younger than 12, according to a statement from prosecutors. Zavaleta-Gonzalez, who lived at the child’s home…
  • Traffic interruptions expected during half marathon in Batavia

    ingesterprod
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The “Half Madness” Half Marathon will be coming back to Batavia on Sunday, and that means drivers need to be aware of traffic issues it will cause. City officials said there will be a number of temporary traffic interruptions throughout Batavia during the event, namely at the intersections of: West Wilson Street and Water Street, Batavia Avenue and First Street, Batavia Avenue and Houston Street, South Van Nortwick Avenue and First Street, Van Nortwick Avenue and West Wilson Street, North Van Nortwick Avenue and McKee Street, Western Avenue from McKee Street northbound to Crestview Drive,…
  • Gang graffiti found at park in Aurora

    ingesterprod
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    An Aurora Park District employee reported that someone spray-painted gang graffiti on a concrete wall in Summerlin Park. The employee reported that workers have been called to the park several times to paint over graffiti, but that the vandals always return. Police said the most recent incident occurred between 5 p.m. Monday and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. Aurora Crystal Mitchell, 21, 400 block of North River Street, Aurora, was charged with felony domestic battery, felony battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery at 11 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of North Highland…
  • Man charged with doing drugs in RiverEdge Park bathroom

    ingesterprod
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    An Aurora man was arrested at RiverEdge Park in Aurora Saturday night after security found him doing drugs in the bathroom, police said. A security person called police after she became suspicious of Javier Madrigal, 54, 700 block of Liberty Street, Aurora, who had been in the bathroom for a long time. Madrigal was charged with possession of a controlled substance after police arrived. Aurora Dylan Stoller, 18, 2500 block of Oak Trails Drive, Aurora, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance at 3:25 a.m. Sunday near Mitchell Road and Aurora Avenue, police said. Avran…
 
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    NFL.com

  • Marc Trestman on Santonio Holmes: 'People change'

    Coppinger, Mike
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Santonio Holmes finally found a home. Will the new Chicago Bears receiver be able to put his problems in the past and win the team's No. 3 receiver role?
  • Santonio Holmes signs one-year contract with Bears

    Patra, Kevin
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    The Chicago Bears are taking a shot on wide receiver Santonio Holmes for their No. 3 receiver spot. How good of a chance does the former Super Bowl MVP have to make the roster?
  • Jaguars' Blake Bortles sharp, but Bears rally to win

    Associated Press
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Jacksonville's Chad Henne passed for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Blake Bortles threw for 160 in relief before backup quarterback Jordan Palmer rallied the Chicago Bears to a 20-19 preseason victory over the Jaguars.
  • Kyle Fuller, Zach Miller injured in Chicago Bears' win

    Wesseling, Chris
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    The Chicago Bears were hit by the injury bug early Thursday against the Jacksonville Jaguars when rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller and tight end Zach Miller exited with injuries.
  • Jaguars-Bears preview: Six things to watch

    Sessler, Marc
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles has an opportunity to build off his impressive debut when Jacksonville faces the Chicago Bears. Find out what else we'll be watching.
 
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  • Lovie Watch Thread

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    To make other Bears fans happy about what happened to Lovie you have to be watching Tampa Bay. Well, according to his first game (preseason), he looked like he brought the Chicago Bears to Tampa. http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/20140...ameinfo|contentId:0ap3000000376129&tab=videos He also looks to have signed a QB (McCown) that will be unemployed at the end of the season. McCown played TERRIBLE! His throws looked terrible. He fumbled... Lovie Watch Thread
  • NFL and shady behavior,I'm willing to believe it

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    http://spaces.covers.com/blog/MaximumWins/NFL/03042012-Reasons-Why-The-NFL-Is-Fixed-For-Profit.html long article/blog but interesting.Heres a couple parts from it Robert Kraft and John Mara are two of the most business savvy and highly respected NFL owners. Kraft is in charge of the NFL TV broadcast committee and also leads all television negotiations for the NFL. Kraft also is on the board of directors for Viacom, the parent company of CBS, one of NFL's broadcasters....Click to expand... NFL and shady behavior,I'm willing to believe it
  • Can Holmes Contribute Like This? (Highlight Video)........

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Aug 17 2014 VIDEO: Santonio Holmes still has something left in the tank By Tim Weaver August 17, 2014 12:12 pm CDT 1159 views no comments Yesterday the Chicago Bears signed former Super bowl MVP wide receiver... Can Holmes Contribute Like This? (Highlight Video)........
  • Spurlock next up in returner derby

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    ChicagoBears.com News: After releasing Eric Weems on Saturday, the Bears will continue their search for a return specialist by sending veteran Micheal Spurlock up to the plate to take his swings at the job. Continue reading...
  • NFL Wants Super Bowl Halftime Acts To Pay For Play................

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Report: NFL wants Super Bowl halftime acts to pay for the privilege of 'exposure' By Jay Busbee 9 hours ago Shutdown Corner... NFL Wants Super Bowl Halftime Acts To Pay For Play................
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  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Leighton

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year contract. Leighton, 33, has posted 35 wins (35-41-14), a 2.97 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 105 career regula...
  • VP/GM Stan Bowman's statement on Kevin Hayes

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Chicago Blackhawks Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman released the following statement regarding Kevin Hayes: “We offered Kevin what we believed was a generous and fair contract. Unfortunately, he felt it was in his best interests to beco...
  • Tickets for Blackhawks regular-season games on sale Monday

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that single-game tickets for the team’s 2014-15 regular-season home games at the United Center will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. Fans will be able to purchase tickets on chicagoblackhawks.com or ...
  • Tickets for Blackhawks training camp at Notre Dame on sale Monday

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that tickets for the 2014 Blackhawks training camp sessions at Compton Family Ice Arena on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 11, at 9:00 a.m. CT/10:00 a.m. ET. Fans can...
  • Tickets for Blackhawks 2014 preseason home games on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that single-game tickets for the team’s 2014 preseason home games at the United Center will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 4, at 10:00 a.m. Fans will be able to purchase tickets on chicagoblackhawks.com, by visit...
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  • NHL anti-stats brigade fighting pointless, doomed rearguard action

    Jonathan Willis
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Recently, one of Canada’s most prominent hockey writers wrote an astounding column in a major newspaper criticizing the new prominence of hockey analytics. First, he acknowledged that the management groups behind the 2014 champion Los Angeles Kings and 2013 champion Chicago Blackhawks are both big believers in the utility of analytics in building a team. After acknowledging that, he declared that anyone inclined to attribute the success of those teams to that belief “is an idiot” because the reason both teams actually won was the tremendous high-end talent they had assembled. When…
  • The Ultimate Ranking of Sports Team Names, Part Six: Built Strong on Solid Ground

    Nicholas Croston
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    These are the name that are good. Very good. Good as they are, though, they frequently lack a singular element or two which prevents them from ascending to the summit. Admittedly, there are times when that singular element or two isn’t resonating with me for some reason, but the point here remains: All of these names are excellent, and none of them have any major points of contention to concentrate on and single out. While one or two of them might not fit quite the right way, I would be vehemently opposed to any of them who tried to change their names in order to make them more fitting…
  • The Hockey News, Season Commemorative/Vol. 68, No. 01-02

    Taylor Lewis
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:48 pm
    The season commemorative highlights the Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings and features the return of the buyer’s guide. Inside Hockey: Thrown Into the Deep End (Ryan Kennedy, p. 6) Kennedy writes about the general managers who have recently started their tenures at crucial times: Tim Murray was hired by Buffalo in January after working in Ottawa. Four of 2014’s top seven picks were made by general managers hired in 2014–Murray, Brad Treliving (Calgary, 4th), Jim Benning (Vancouver, 6th) and Ron Francis (Carolina, 7th). Brian MacLellan picked for Washington at the…
  • Chicago Blackhawks – Renewable Energy source from Rockford

    SportsHash
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Chicago, Il – Amateur Scouting has always been a key for the Blackhawks and never has it been more important in the current salary cap era to have a plethora of young talent waiting in the wings. The Rockford IceHogs, the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate has never been more center stage than in the upcoming years. The next wave of Blackhawks is currently sitting on the IceHogs’ roster. It will be a year for the IceHogs coaching staff to get the next wave ready not only for the Blackhawks but for the rigors of the NHL. If there is a criticism of the IceHogs it maybe they have not reached their…
  • Mirco Mueller motivated by Sharks' 'tomorrow team' talk

    Ryan Dadoun
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Sharks GM Doug Wilson has made it clear that his team isn’t rebuilding in the transitional sen
 
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  • Fall’s Adventures begin now with McHenry County Conservation District

    promotionsintern
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:34 am
    Thursday, September 4 from10 a.m.–11 a.m. at Kishwaukee Headwaters Conservation Area, 1606 Dean Street, Woodstock. Enjoy an hour of fun including a game, craft, snack and other educational activities all based around the special theme of the day. Fee: $0 County Resident/ $3 Non-resident. Ages 2–6, accompanied by an adult. Registration deadline: August 30. Youth Archery and White-tailed Deer: Create the Connection Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Glacial Park Conservation Area, Route 31 and Harts Rd., Ringwood. Learn about the habits and behaviors of white-tailed deer and…
  • Walter Jacobson: I Will Tell You What My Problem Is

    Stephanie Menendez
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 am
    Business tycoons are taking our money every day; what’s to be to done about this thievery? Walter examines the problem with big business in this edition of Walter Jacobson’s Perspectives. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/walterjacobson/walterjacobsonperspective81314.mp3 Walter Jacobson  
  • Anderson Book Store Events 9/7/14-9/13/2014

    promotionsintern
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Sarah J. Maas, Erica O’Rourke & Susan Dennard Reading and Booksigning Sunday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville It’s a triple threat with terrific Young Adult authors Sarah J. Maas (Heir of Fire), Erica O’Rourke (Strange and Ever After), and Susan Dennard (Dissonance). Hosting some of our fave young adult authors makes for a great night at Anderson’s! Join us. Anderson’s Bookshop is located at 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville (630) 355-2665. Nuala Calvi & Duncan Barrett Reading and Booksigning Monday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Anderson’s…
  • Josh Ozersky – Mastermind Behind Meatopia X!

    Stephanie Menendez
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Josh Ozersky has seen, eaten and written about it all…and when it come to meat, Chicago food fans will be making the pilgrimage to Pier 92 at this year’s New York City Wine and Food Fest. Hear the acclaimed and award winning Esquire Food Editor with Dane of Flavor HD as he explains the level of meat magnitude taking place this year for Meatopia X Carnivore’s Ball . Amazing Chefs and every kind of tasty animal including a 1000 lb prime steer on a spit. One of best food events in the country and all part of this years NYCWFF! For information on menus and Chefs as well as…
  • Free Friday Concert with McHenry County Conservation District

    promotionsintern
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Sit back and enjoy a summer evening of musical entertainment with Cheryl Niemo and the Down Home Boys, Friday, September 5 from 7–8:30 p.m. on the back patio of the Lost Valley Visitor Center in Glacial Park, Rt. 31 and Harts Rd. in Ringwood. This local band plays American Roots music, a delicious blend of Old Time Country, Folk, Bluegrass, and Country Blues. Their music spans the decades from 1865 through the present to the sounds of guitar, mandolin, fiddle and stand up bass. Bring a picnic dinner or dessert and a lawn chair and enjoy our intimate outdoor setting under the branches of…
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  • Derrick Rose Team USA: Rose sits with soreness

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    After Saturday night's game in Chicago, Derrick Rose hasn't practiced or played for Team USA, including in last night's game. Rose insisted it's not the knees, just 'body fatigue'. And, well...Derrick Rose sure says stuff. Tom Thibodeau called it 'general soreness' and had more interesting thoughts on the matter. "We went in with the idea that, as long as he's feeling good, he's gonna play [for Team USA]. He's gotta play at some point. He's basically been out for three years, so he's gotta play, and I think this is a great setting for him -- as I've mentioned many times -- because of the…
  • USA Basketball vs. Dominican Republic open thread

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Game starts in minutes on NBATV. Derrick Rose is...wait for it...a gametime decision. Just like old times, everyone.
  • Derrick Rose Team USA: Don't worry about knee soreness

    JayPatt
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Rose is dealing with some knee soreness after starting against Brazil, but there's no reason to panic. Derrick Rose played in a basketball game against real-life opponents in front of an adoring United Center crowd on Saturday night. He had a sweet last-second layup before the half, a sick crossover, and a missed dunk while generally looking content to sit back as Anthony Davis stole the show. Although Rose didn't really wow anybody, it was a plus to see him out there moving around like his old self at times. On that last-second layup, he was an absolute blur speeding down the court,…
  • Bulls Show Podcast: Team USA and Derrick Rose report

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    From Mitch and Nillz: Ricky O'Donnell is back to share his experiences over the weekend at Team USA training camp, the World Basketball Festival, and the United Center for Derrick Rose's return. Listen to him and Nillz discuss everything from Coach K's apparent beef with the SB Nation writer to a potential friendship with Jahlil Okafor to the stage presence of Doug E. Fresh. We also run a Bulls forecast edition of the "Fast Break." You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Mitch & Nillz Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter…
  • Basketball needs Chicago: A weekend of hoops around the city

    Ricky O'Donnell
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:34 pm
    The Nike World Basketball Festival was in town this weekend to serve as a reminder of everything Chicago hoops has to offer. I recognized Jonathan Mills as soon as I walked into the beach house set up at Jackson Park on Friday night. He looked shorter than I remembered. The last time I saw Mills, I was working in the high school sports department of the Chicago Sun-Times and he was one of the best players in the city as a star big man for North Lawndale. On Friday night, Mills was the starting power forward for the home team in a Chicago vs. New York Pro-Am game that served as just one of…
 
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #333

    Doug Thonus
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I discuss Derrick Rose's performance in the Team USA vs Brazil exhibition, and the Bulls wing rotation
  • Bulls Beat #332

    Doug Thonus
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    The Cleveland Cavaliers have landed Kevin Love pushing the Bulls out of the top spot of the Eastern Conference.
  • Bulls Beat #331

    Doug Thonus
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I discuss Derrick Rose's Team USA experience, Paul George's injury, and the Bulls dropping out of the Kevin Love chase
  • Bulls Beat #330

    Doug Thonus
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    I discuss the Bulls off-season and status in the NBA.
  • Bulls Beat #329

    Doug Thonus
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The Chicago Bulls have 12 men on the roster and a full rotation, I discuss how things look with offseason basically complete.
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  • To be a presence you have to be present... a Sportzfam exclusive on Sports and Society...

    Sportzfam Media Group President and Sports Director of SportzfamRADIO
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    I had so many different thoughts going through my mind that I’ll try to combine under one literary “umbrella” so stay with me on this one… Published by Jerz 8/16/2014 I want to first thank the good brothers of the “Ball Street Journal” -aka- “The Section357 Show” for allowing me to hang out with them on their last show and share my perspective on a few things as it relates to my hometown (Chicago) and what is  being done and could be done to curve the gun violence that it’s becoming more commonly known for. Here’s the link to the…
  • PHI,POR,DET,HOU,DAL,CHI,MIA,MIL,TOR,Schedule, CBA

    rleerlee
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    - Q&A: Nerlens Noel (from James Herbert, CBS Sports): ” Nerlens Noel was going to be the first player taken in the 2013 NBA Draft. Instead, as a result of a torn ACL that would keep him sidelined for the entire 2013-2014 season, he fell five spots. The Philadelphia 76ers managed to trade for the pick, and with how he’s handled the rehab process and how he looked at summer league, they’re lucky to have him. While preparing to start giving Philly fans something to cheer about, Noel discussed the road back and what lies ahead.” Read it here:…
  • Andre Drummond on making Team USA: “I don’t plan on going home”

    Kurt Helin
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The conventional wisdom with the Team USA front line for the FIBA World Cup in Spain goes like this:
  • Cavs 2014-2015 Schedule

    withanohiobias
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Finally Its Here The #Cavs #NBA Regular Season 2014-2015 Schedule   Courtesy Cavs.com   Full Sc
  • The NBA schedule is out, here are some highlights

    Kurt Helin
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
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    CHC Homepage News

  • Castro to be placed on bereavement list

    Daniel Kramer
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Shortstop Starlin Castro will likely be placed on the bereavement list in light of a family emergency, Cubs officials said on Wednesday.
  • Giants' protest upheld; rain-shortened game to resume

    Daniel Kramer
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The Giants' protest of Tuesday's rain-shortened game was upheld, becoming the first protest overturned by Major League Baseball since 1986. The game will resume at 4:05 p.m. CT on Thursday prior to the series finale, scheduled for 7:05.
  • Wood going for first home victory since May

    Ryan Hood
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks famously coined the phrase "Let's Play Two," which is a bit catchier than "Let's Play One and a Half." But that's precisely what will happen at Wrigley Field on Thursday.
  • Bryant regains Minor League homer lead with No. 41

    Teddy Cahill
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Cubs' No. 1 prospect Kris Bryant retook sole possession of first place in the Minor League home run race Wednesday with a two-run home run in the third inning.
  • Jackson struggles in Cubs' loss to Giants

    Daniel Kramer
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    The Cubs surrendered the game-winning runs before they even got to bat in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the pennant-racing Giants.
 
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    Yahoo Sports - MLB - Chicago Cubs News

  • Pirates-Brewers Preview (The Associated Press)

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    It was a mere 10 days ago that the Pittsburgh Pirates stood 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central. A seven-game losing streak contributed to that deficit currently standing at six, but Pittsburgh has a prime chance to make up some ground as it visits Miller Park for a three-game series beginning Friday night. The Pirates' push for a second straight playoff appearance took a hit with their extended skid, though they snapped it with their 32nd comeback win of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over Atlanta on Gaby Sanchez's walkoff sac fly. Pittsburgh…
  • Fill-in Fiers making a pitch for Brewers rotation (The Associated Press)

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Mike Fiers walked around the clubhouse in a workout shirt featuring the patriotic shield of cartoon character Captain America on his chest. The Milwaukee Brewers pitcher isn't quite that invincible, though it has sure felt that way when he has taken the mound the last couple weeks. In three starts since stepping into the rotation for the National League Central leaders, the right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA. Fiers has 25 strikeouts and three walks in that span.
  • Giants-Cubs Preview (The Associated Press)

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    A rare successful protest has enabled the San Francisco Giants to temporarily remove a loss from their record and possibly sweep a three-game set from the Chicago Cubs. The Giants get the chance when they resume Tuesday's suspended game prior to Madison Bumgarner trying to continue his road success in Thursday night's scheduled contest at Wrigley Field. San Francisco (66-58) opened the series with a 2-0 loss Tuesday when rain in the bottom of the fifth inning caused a delay of more than 4 1-2 hours after the grounds crew couldn't put the tarp down quickly. Owners of the NL's second wild-card…
  • Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games (Reuters)

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    (Adds Padres-Dodgers game) Aug 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Angels 8, Red Sox 3 The Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox, but lost 13-game winner Garrett Richards to what appeared to be a serious knee injury. In winning their third straight game, the Angels wiped out a 3-0 deficit and scored five runs in the fifth inning while their bullpen shut down the Red Sox. The win, their fifth in six games on a road trip, moved Los Angeles (75-50) a game and a half ahead of the Oakland Athletics in the American League West.
  • Peavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs (The Associated Press)

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Jake Peavy is showing signs of getting back on track, and his timing couldn't be better for the San Francisco Giants. The 33-year-old right-hander pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before. Peavy (2-3) has won two straight after losing his first three starts with San Francisco following a July 26 trade from Boston where he was 1-9. Hunter Pence and Andrew Susac homered, and Travis Ishikawa drove in three runs with pair of…
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  • Cubs vs. Giants Suspended Game Resumption, Thursday 8/21, 4:05 CT

    Al Yellon
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Cubs haven't been involved in a suspended game at Wrigley Field since 1987. This isn't your normal game preview because this isn't your normal type of game. After the Giants' successful protest of the game being called at 1:16 a.m. Wednesday, the Cubs and Giants will pick up Tuesday night's game in the bottom of the fifth inning with the Cubs leading 2-0 and Tsuyoshi Wada, the starting pitcher, due to bat -- just as shown on the scoreboard photo above. Wada, who threw five shutout innings Tuesday before the rain, obviously isn't going to return and will be replaced by a pinch-hitter.
  • Edwin Jackson On Disabled List, Starlin Castro On Bereavement List, Zac Rosscup And Logan Watkins Recalled

    Al Yellon
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    You won't have to watch Edwin Jackson for at least 15 days. A real injury? Or something simply to put Edwin Jackson aside until after September 1? You decide: EJax to DL (lat strain). Rosscup called up to pen. Watkins called up as Starlin goes on bereavement list. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) August 21, 2014 So, there you have it. A "lat strain" puts Edwin Jackson on the disabled list. I suppose he could actually have a lat strain; whatever the case, someone else will have to take his turn, and that's likely going to be Jacob Turner, unless Zac Rosscup, who's been recalled to take…
  • Oh! The Suspense! A History Of Wrigley Field Suspended Games

    Al Yellon
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today will mark the 23rd suspended and resumed game in Wrigley Field history. Here are details of some of the more memorable among the previous 22. Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the 2011 Cubs Maple Street Press Annual; I thought it would be interesting to have a look back at Wrigley's suspended-game history as we prepare to play another such game this afternoon. For most of Wrigley Field’s lightless history, games that were called for darkness were simply stopped and the score at the time recorded – most memorably so, on Opening Day, April 12, 1965. That afternoon, a…
  • More Thoughts On The Giants' Upheld Protest

    Al Yellon
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is an extremely rare occurrence -- much rarer than you might have imagined. Wednesday, I wrote that the Giants' protest had a "zero-percent chance" of being upheld. Obviously, that turned out to be wrong, and in hindsight, I should have seen the ruling that did occur coming. That's because everyone involved -- the Giants, the umpires and the Cubs -- actually wanted the Tuesday night game to be suspended, but could find no basis in the rules to do so. Finding no way to fit the rules to the situation, they bended the situation to meet the rules. From Major League Baseball's press release…
  • Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 126

    Russ La Croix
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Feeling frustrated by yet another horrible Edwin Jackson start? This is the place for you! When I was in high school, there was a variety show every year in which students would perform all manner of routines, a lot of which were song-and-dance numbers and comedy skits. It was the biggest event of the year, something everyone looked forward to. One year, four of my friends performed a barbershop quartet version of the song "One More Minute" by Weird Al Yankovic, and it was the highlight of the entire show. Brought the house down. In case you're not familiar with the song and aren't able to…
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    Merge

  • Meth: The Musical

    me2
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Steven Strafford based the musical comedy "Methtacular" on his own struggles with sex, drugs, and addiction.
  • Convicted in Sentencing

    me2
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    A drug dealer who wasn't convicted of murder may end up serving time for it when he's sentenced for a different crime, according to the Reader's Mick Dumke.
  • A Sad Day for Illinois Twinkie Lovers

    rn
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Schiller Park's Continental Baking Company, the first manufacturer of the Twinkie, will be closing and laying off 400 employees this October; the company claims that Twinkie sales have fallen dramatically due to competing Twinkie impostors that flooded the market following the brief closure and sale of the Hostess Brand in 2013 following a labor dispute. The snack cake will continue to be produced, but without local cred.
  • Expansions to Make Divvy Largest Bike Share System in North America

    rs2
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Divvy announced a 175 station expansion to take place in Spring 2015, giving Chicago the most bike share stations and largest service area in North America with a total of 475 stations that cover 87 square miles.
  • Yankee Old Town Foxtrot

    ah
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    Wilco's drummer, Glen Kotche, is doing a four-day residency at Old Town School in November, including three classes and a performance Nov. 7.
 
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    Beachwood Reporter

  • The [Thursday] Papers

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    "Hostess Brands said Wednesday it will close its Schiller Park bakery, where Twinkies and other iconic sweets have been produced for 84 years, affecting about 400 employees," the Tribune reports. "Union officials said they were notified of the closure on the same day they were set to start negotiating a new labor contract. About 280 of the workers had voted to unionize in May." When I first saw this article, I thought about the times I toured that Twinkie plant, for this Tribune story. And the time I wrote about the Twinkie for the Baltimore Sun. And, earlier in my career, the time I toured…
  • Fantasy Fix 2014 Football Draft Guide Part 3: WRs & TEs

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    With the rise of points-per-reception leagues, WRs have started working their way up the fantasy football player ladder. If you're in a 12-team league, one or two top-ranked pass catchers could be taken in the deep end of the first round. TEs are another matter. Though the top-ranked TE is a first-round talent and very nearly the best of all options in PPR leagues, fantasy value and reliability falls sharply after the top five at the position.
  • The [Wednesday] Papers

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    "Mayor Rahm Emanuel's mental health care policies went on trial at City Hall Tuesday, with critics saying many patients ended up homeless, jailed or dead after the mayor closed half of the city's clinics, while city officials maintained that care for the mentally ill actually has been expanded," the Tribune reports. Well, those are certainly two diametrically opposed views. And one of them basically calls the mayor a murderer. Is there any evidence to support either side? Let's read on.
  • Local Music Notebook: Chella H vs. Angel Olsen

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    1. Chella H was born in an Ida B. Wells apartment. In the apartment.
  • Chicago 1984

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    "What does this music have to do with Chicago in 1984?" "Both were made in Chicago in 1984."
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    Chicago News & Events

  • Roka highlights local breweries with their new lunch menu

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    For several years, Roka Akor has set a high standard for dining in River North.  The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. The meaning of the first word is hearth, a gathering place where people socialize and take in the ambience; the latter stands for a burning fire and projecting energy.  The restaurant offers a unique fusion of prime cuts of steaks, seafood, and vegetables with unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces, along with sushi, sashimi, tempura, and extraordinary desserts. Recently they have reconcepted their...
  • A Day of Lyric Opera: Costume Sale and Free Concert September 6

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    September 6 is a "lyrical" day in Chicago. The famed Lyric Opera company is hosting both a costume sale and a free concert in Millennium Park.From 9am to 6pm you can browse and purchase over 3,000 costume pieces, including hats, in the Rice Grand Foyer of the Civic Opera House (20 N Wacker Dr.). Represented operas include Don Giovanni, The Mikado, The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, A Masked Ball, The Pirates of Penzance, the Ring cycle, The Flying Dutchman, I Capuleti e I Montecchi, and Die Fledermaus. Prices range from $1 to $200 and…
  • Street Food Inspired by Chicago Neighborhoods

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Five chefs from around the city are gathering together to create and share street food inspired by Chicago neighborhoods like Humboldt Park, Ukrainian Village, and Argyle. Hosted by Chef Cory Morris of Mercat a la Planxa, the “Summer Social” takes place tonight, Thursday Aug. 21 and the proceeds will support The Cara Program’s mission to help motivated individuals secure and sustain quality employment.Chef Morris first became involved with The Cara Program in 2010 by hosting private dinners at peoples’ homes to raise money. Four years later, his work...
  • Shadow Puppets on the Silver Screen

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    I have a confession to make. By the time I’m done writing this I’ll probably have more than that, but I digress.Here goes:  I have never seen a puppet theater show. I know, I know, it’s an art that’s alive and well, and … wait, you haven’t either? Well, get ready to be submersed in puppet theater art as Chicago is hosting its first International Puppet Theater Festival in January for ten straight days. Since we’ll be enduring subzero temperatures at that time, which is hard to imagine right now, what better opportunity do you have to traverse the city than taking in theater…
  • Headquarters River North Set to Open August 28

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Prepare to play some vintage arcade games in River North! Capacity Bar Group plans to open the second Headquarters Beercade location on Thursday, August 28. The new space will offer more than 65 vintage arcade and pinball game titles, a lineup of 38 craft beers on tap, more than 40 craft beer cans, and the brand’s first foray into food. The new 14,000 square-foot location builds on the success of Headquarters in Lakeview and promises a blend of low-maintenance nightlife and high-energy entertainment.“Our goal is to provide a truly imaginative, unique experience,” said Brian Galati,…
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    Cheeky Chicago

  • Skin Deep

    Adriana Aude
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, “My skin looks amazing! J-Lo has nothing on me!” No? Me neither. But, lucky for you, I’ve gotten close (a few times) and have some recommendations for getting the best skin of your life. Just as our priorities change, so does our skin. So, whether you are still in your twenties, a mom, a socialite, a hippie or a student on a budget (or maybe you are a hippie socialite student mom on a budget), look no further than the product lines below. The-20-Something-I-Don’t-Have-A-Lot-Of-Cash-But-Want-My-Skin-To-Be-The-Shit-Routine:…
  • Live the Holistic Life with Yogaview Chicago

    writerlp@msn.com
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Bridging the gap between yoga and whole body health and wellness, Yogaview Chicago has recently expanded their Lincoln Park/Bucktown location. To accommodate their growing community, Yogaview is now proudly the largest yoga center in the city. With an all new third studio space, yogis and yoginis have more than 80 classes a week to choose from! Members will also have more nationally renowned workshops and teacher training offerings to help further develop their yoga practice. “Yogaview is the best place to practice vinyasa style yoga because we have brought together many of the most…
  • A TKO: Playful PAMA Punch

    Debra
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Sunday Fundays are best spent with friends and booze. Of course, Cheeky combined this fab pairing over the weekend with its PAMA Brunch Punch Party! Family style plates (included an ooey, gooey turkey eggs benedict and berry-topped waffles) were washed down with signature PAMA Liqueuer cocktails. Amid bites and glasses, the gabby group chose a refreshing riff on punch from three contest entries. Missed out on the fun but still wanna sample the sip? Check out Amber Gibson’s Brunch Punch winning recipe: Playful PAMA Party Punch Ingredients: 1/2 cup PAMA Liqueur 1 cup Aviation Gin 1/2 cup…
  • Calories: Quality Not Quantity

    rbfrey7@gmail.com
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I am going to do something radical here for all you girls living in fear of a muffin top — I am going to tell you to STOP COUNTING CALORIES. For years, we have been told that calorie intake minus calorie expenditure equals calories stored. So the solution is to use more willpower, eat less and exercise, right? But this advice just doesn’t work, and Americans are getting hungrier and fatter. Of everything we eat, highly refined and rapidly digestible (high glycemic) carbohydrates (which are all forms of sugar) produce the most insulin. Insulin acts on your brain to increase appetite,…
  • The Cheekiest Combo in Town: Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken

    Cheeky Intern
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Are you ready to indulge in the world of gourmet donuts? Trust us when we say the answer is a definite YES! Satisfy your morning sweet tooth at Do-Rite Donuts’ second location, Do-Rite Donuts and Chicken, in Streeterville across from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The new Do-Rite Donuts and Chicken, like the original spot, will make Chef Francis Brennan and Jeff Mahin’s famous handmade donuts in small batches every day. The fresh donuts are packed full of flavor and offer the perfect balance between taste and texture. Signature feature recipes include the Buttermilk Old Fashioned,…
 
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • I saw the sign

    Jessica B.
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Funny story to start, I associate Ace of Base’s hit song, “The Sign” with middle school forensics (aka speech/debate). We would have dances at competitions (since they took ALL DAY) and I always remember hearing this song there. Anyhow, signs. Yeah, I believe in them. Sure some stuff may be coincidental but sometimes, I think there is something that happens that really points out to you what you need to be doing. Here is my recent story about signs. Six weeks ago, walking out of my MRI, my iPhone randomly started playing music. It selected “Hold On” from Neko…
  • I am a weird people magnet

    Jessica B.
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I am. I could be in Chicago or any city and the offbeat, funky, weird group always find me. I’m not saying they’re all always homeless, but, I mean, that could be one trend among the people who find me. Years ago, I was walking in my neighborhood and after accidentally bumping in to a woman and saying “watch where you’re going” (it was a GIANT side walk), she literally almost kicked my ass in front of my guy friend. Like, got UP IN MY FACE and said she would do so. Then, while riding on a bus back from Target, the bus was empty and I happened to be stuck between…
  • Sleepless in the city – due to sleep training

    Jessica B.
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Full disclosure: I am not a mom. I have not been sleep deprived by my own child (although I have been from others kids) and I have not had to go through the process of sleep training my own child. But right now, I sure as fuck am suffering from my neighbors sleep training theirs. You guys. This.is.torture. My apartment building is quite a collection of characters. Women who drink wine from Stella goblets, men who like S&M and lots of porn, cat owners and the occasional person who forgets to turn off their broiler before going out, starting a fire. It’s like a melting pot of…
  • The boot – week 5

    Jessica B.
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I’m on week 5 of life w/the boot. On August 15, I go in for my six week status and LITERALLY PRAY TO ALL HIGHER POWERS THAT I CAN START TRANSITIONING OUT. By now, I’m used to people staring as I walk around, pointing it out to their friends or staring at it as they walk by and the going in to a hushed conversation after they pass me. And the good news is that most people aren’t assholes about it. They offer me the handicapped seats and hold doors open. Yes, there have been some examples of asshole-ry (mostly by CTA drivers, shocker), but humanity has surprised me in a good…
  • A new way to eat…update

    Jessica B.
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    In May, I posted that my doctor wanted me to try and cut out dairy, processed sugar and gluten, due to me gaining a LOT of weight. Well, I tried it, and it was really difficult. I even tried Paleo and that was tough and exhausting. Seriously, I was exhausted ALL OF THE TIME. Then, after a heart to heart with a few friends, knowing (at the time) that I was training, I started adding carbs back in and a little dairy. And then I found out that a medication I was on was contributing to the weight gain (in addition to some poor diet habits) so I started withdrawing that from my system too. But…
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • This is How Important Government Financing is For First-Time Homebuyers

    Peter Ricci
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    This is How Important Government Financing is For First-Time Homebuyers was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Simply put, without government guarantees, the percentage of first-time homebuyers would be even smaller... This is How Important Government Financing is For First-Time Homebuyers 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…
  • CoreLogic Reveals May Cash Sales Data

    James McClister
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:26 pm
    CoreLogic Reveals May Cash Sales Data was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. New CoreLogic report reveals another month of dwindling cash sales, but some states are... CoreLogic Reveals May Cash Sales Data 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.
  • Bergeron Lands New Position with Real Estate Digital

    Peter Ricci
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Bergeron Lands New Position with Real Estate Digital was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Former MRED CEO Russ Bergeron has joined Real Estate Digital (RED) as the VP... Bergeron Lands New Position with Real Estate Digital 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 Secret Reason Why Housing Hasn’t Fully Recovered Yet

    Peter Ricci
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Secret Reason Why Housing Hasn’t Fully Recovered Yet was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. New survey data has uncovered the secret reason for why housing has yet to... The Secret Reason Why Housing Hasn’t Fully Recovered Yet 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.
  • Immigrants to Play Huge Role in Future Housing Market

    Peter Ricci
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Immigrants to Play Huge Role in Future Housing Market was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Immigrants already play a large role in housing, but that role will only grow... Immigrants to Play Huge Role in Future Housing Market 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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    Chicagonista

  • On the Road with GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure [video & pics] #gmchta

    MJ Tam
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    How many can really say that they had to drive 4 days shopping through 700 miles of Rt. 127 “World’s Longest Yardsale” spanning from Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, & Michigan and had to furnish and surprise 2 Habitat for Humanity homes in Ohio on the 5th day? Well, we did! GMC sponsored 2 Habitat for Humanity […]
  • Celebrate “All Things French” In Chicago

    MJ Tam
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Escape to Paris to celebrate Bastille Day in Chicago! You didn’t get to celebrate on time? Well don’t fret because Pierrot Gourmet at  The Peninsula Chicago will keep the fete going on until August 14th. Ooh la la! A week ago we had a pleasure in checking out Pierrot Gourmet’s Bastille Day Menu. We started […]
  • Operation Pink Sky with the Chicagoland Skydiving Center [video]

    MJ Tam
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:58 am
    On June 7th the Chicagoland Skydiving Center located in Rochelle, IL once again hosted #OperationPinkSky this time partnering with Dancing with Chicago Celebrities and formed Skydiving with Chicago Celebrities to help raise money for breast cancer research and I’m excited to be part of this for Chicagonista. I even had fun a along the way […]
  • Painting the Sky Pink by Jumping Off the Plane!

    MJ Tam
    3 Jun 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States other than skin cancer and that it is also the leading cause of cancer death in women so when I was asked to skydive to help fund cancer research, I was happy to jump on in and jump off a perfectly good […]
  • Join #ChicagonistaLIVE, May 20th @ 2pm CST

    MJ Tam
    20 May 2014 | 12:18 am
    We’re making it a Mother’s Month instead! Join me with Nancy Loo, Duong Sheahan, Beth Rosen, & David Grotto on the #ChicagonistaLIVE show – May 20th, Tuesday at 2pm CST! We’re bringing along our social friends Natasha Nicholes, Alison Ray, Jennifer Luby, & Samantha Schultz and we’ll be talking about early education, fun summer preparations […]
 
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    Chicago Business - Blogs - Takes Names

  • Gordon Segal's return to retail stage no surprise

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    It should come as no surprise to those who know him that Gordon Segal is dipping his toe back into the retail world.The founder and retired CEO of Crate & Barrel is serving as an adviser to the company and is helping with the search for a new CEO following the recent resignation of Sascha Bopp, according to a spokesman.Chief Financial Officer Adrian Mitchell is Crate & Barrel's interim leader.Mr. Segal, his wife, Carole Segal, and the late Barbara Turf built the home furnishings company from a little storefront in Old Town to the global empire it is today, based in Northbrook. Mr. Segal…
  • McGraths' Air and Water show party was smokin'

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mike and Kristina McGrath had some unexpected visitors during their annual Chicago Air and Water Show viewing party held in their penthouse home in the Palmolive Building on North Michigan Avenue.Firefighters stopped by Saturday when the popcorn maker set off alarms. It was set up in the foyer so guests could enjoy as they stepped off the elevator.After firemen determined there was no threat to the building, the McGraths — he's the president and CEO of privately held McGrath Lexus/Acura/Honda/Hyundai — invited them to return to the party when their shift was over.The couple's…
  • Elizabeth Brackett steps back from TV, not triathlons

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Broadcast news reporter Elizabeth Brackett is retiring from WTTW-TV/Channel 11, the public television station based in Chicago.The correspondent for "Chicago Tonight" will compete next month in the International Triathlon Union World Championships in Edmonton, Canada, and then return as a correspondent for the public television station.“I just wanted a little more flexibility in my life,” she told me this morning after the station announced she would retire as a full-time reporter, though she will return to produce 10 stories a year.“We're going to spend a few months in…
  • Chicagoans remember dinner with Robin Williams

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    While the world mourns Robin Williams' death, Chicagoans who sat with the comic genius the night of the 2004 Chicago International Film Festival gala remember laughter. And awe.They marveled at Mr. Williams' ability to turn their lighthearted table talk that summer night at the Sheraton Hotel into a 45-minute riff on Chicago.“He was just able to talk to every person at the table. He was stone sober. The conversations were about Millennium Park, Mayor (Richard M.) Daley, Mike Ditka and just casual things around town,” remembered Michael Kutza, the film festival's founder. He sat to…
  • A Wrigley makes big donation to Arizona State University

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Julie Wrigley, the widow of the chewing-gum executive who ran the company through the 1990s, has donated another $25 million to Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability, which will be renamed in her honor. That's on top of $25 million she already has given over the past few years."Arizona State is what a university has to look like to solve 21st-century problems," she told the Idaho Mountain Express.Ms. Wrigley was the third wife of William Wrigley, president of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. He died in 1999, and his son, Bill Wrigley Jr., succeeded him as president and CEO before…
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  • “Halt and Catch Fire” Gets Renewed by AMC

    Joe Mathieu
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Although the rookie drama Halt and Catch Fire didn’t have quite the numbers that the network might have hoped for, AMC announced yesterday that the show will be renewed for a second season.  The period-drama, set in Texas in the 1980′s, which stars Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), did rank well with an “upscale-skewing audience”, according to EW, which AMC has grown sort of accustomed to via Mad Men. Being on AMC was also likely a blessing for ‘HaCF’, as the network does have recent history of being a bit more patient with developing its shows. As previously…
  • The Best Email Subject Lines for Salespeople

    Joe Mathieu
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Woking in sales can be difficult enough, without the added, often self-imposed constraint of your audience not even bothering to open your emails.  Contact Monkey, an email tracking application for salespeople, wanted to find out what the best email subject line looked like. After analyzing 30 million emails, sent via Outlook and Gmail, the company put together the below Infographic, highlighting some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to sales-based correspondence. The big take-aways: short email subject lines, essentially providing zero content whatsoever, proved to have the…
  • September 2014 TV Premiere Dates

    Joe Mathieu
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Summer 2014 has been red hot (well, not literally, in Chicago, at least)– with newcomers The Strain, Fargo, The Last Ship, and HBO’s The Leftovers among some of many new & returning shows to heat up DVR boxes this season. Now, as the little ones are heading back to school, football is back, leaves are falling, etc. etc., it’s time for Fall TV to return. This is shaping up to be a big season, as veteran favorites Sons of Anarchy and Boardwalk Empire have their final curtain calls, NCIS will get yet another spin-off, and 2014 bubble shows including…
  • The Death of Exact and Phrase Match in AdWords

    Joe Mathieu
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last week, Google dropped the hammer on search engine marketers everywhere– coming this September, the ability to control “close variant” queries in Exact and Phrase Match ad groups will be taken away, giving us one less mechanism to manage our campaigns in the way we best see fit. I first read about this on my former search director Brad Geddes’ blog on Friday (though the Inside AdWords blog did quietly post this announcement Thursday evening). The change, which obviously has not gone over well with SEMs on Twitter and other blogs, will essentially kill Exact and…
  • NBA Releases 2014-15 Chicago Bulls Schedule

    Joe Mathieu
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    With Derrick Rose set to return after missing most of last season due to injury, the addition of veteran F Pau Gasol and Creighton rookie Doug McDermott, and Joakim Noah fresh off a 2013-14 Defensive POY season, the 2014-15 Chicago Bulls are poised to return to glory (and, hopefully, the playoffs) this Fall. The season will kick off on October 29th at New York, while the home opener will be an exciting matchup vs. LBJ and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Halloween night. For the fifth year in a row, the Bulls will play on Christmas Day, in a home game vs. the Lakers at 7:00pm on TNT. While the…
 
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