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  • Willie Nelson’s 30th Anniversary Farm Aid Show Coming to Chicago

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    The Genie
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    For it’s 30th anniversary, the Willie Nelson headed music fest, Farm Aid, will be heading to Chicago’s brilliantly revamped Northerly Island. The show will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on September 19th. The benefit concert, which has featured headliners John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, and Willie Nelson every single year since 2001, is expected to draw crowds in the tens of thousands. “We organized the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis. Thirty years later, in Chicago, we’ll bring together so many…
  • The 15 People You’ll See at Lollapalooza

    Chicago Genie
    The Genie
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Do you ever feel like you’re the only normal person at a music festival? You’re in between sets of two of your favorite artists, so you look around and notice them. The little kids, the old dudes with huge beards and beer bellies, the teenage girls wearing something you’d never let your daughter out of the house in. Estimates pegged last year’s Lollapalooza attendance at 220,000. We’re willing to bet $50 in Genie bucks that you can read about half of them right here. Without further adieu: 1) The Out-of-Towner “Where’s Grant Park?” he asks you as he twists his wrinkly map…
  • Officials search for woman in Lake Michigan in NW Indiana

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    Reema Amin
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Authorities entered their fourth hour of searching for a woman who went missing in Lake Michigan off of a northwest Indiana beach Friday night. The U.S. Coast Guard began the search for three women — whose ages weren’t known — about 7 p.m. off Porter Beach in Chesterton, Ind., according to a Coast Guard official at their Michigan City, Ind. office. Two of them were rescued but the third had not been located as of 11 p.m., the official said. He referred more questions to an official who was not available because he was assisting with the search Friday night. The Chesteron police and…
  • Woman Arrested After Jumping Over White House Bike Rack

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    Jillian Sederholm
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:27 pm
    A woman was arrested after jumping over a bike rack barricade in front of the White House on Friday evening, according to the U.S. Secret Service.
  • Philip W. Jackson, education scholar committed to children’s flourishing, 1928-2015

    UChicago News
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    As a leader in the field of education and curriculum studies, Philip W. Jackson was deeply concerned with the role of schools in the moral development of children. “He believed in creating school experiences that provided children access to wonderful lives,” said Catharine Bell, PhD’07, Jackson’s former doctoral student and friend, “because he believed children have the capacity to see the wonderful in the ordinary.” Jackson, the David Lee Shillinglaw...
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  • Officials search for woman in Lake Michigan in NW Indiana

    Reema Amin
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Authorities entered their fourth hour of searching for a woman who went missing in Lake Michigan off of a northwest Indiana beach Friday night. The U.S. Coast Guard began the search for three women — whose ages weren’t known — about 7 p.m. off Porter Beach in Chesterton, Ind., according to a Coast Guard official at their Michigan City, Ind. office. Two of them were rescued but the third had not been located as of 11 p.m., the official said. He referred more questions to an official who was not available because he was assisting with the search Friday night. The Chesteron police and…
  • Yankees crush White Sox to begin homestand

    David Just
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The White Sox beat up on last-place Cleveland and Boston to win seven games in a row during an eight-game roadtrip last week. Then the Sox returned home to a rude awakening Friday and were clobbered by the first-place Yankees, 13-6, at U.S. Cellular Field. Rookie pitcher Carlos Rodon had his worst outing of the season, lasting three-plus innings and surrendering eight runs on eight hits and four walks. Mark Teixeira blasted a grand slam during a five-run second inning, then cranked a two-run homer during a five-run fourth. The homers came from different sides of the plate for the 14th time in…
  • Anthony Rizzo extends his home run streak with a seventh inning blast

    Kyle Thele
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Pitchers may want to be a little more careful when they pitch to the Cubs first baseman. Anthony Rizzo is playing lights out over the last few days and now has a home run in each of the last three games. Rizzo extended the streak in the seventh inning of the Cubs game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night. The shot reached the first row of seats beyond the bullpen in right field, to extend the Cubs lead to 4-1. Rizzo with his 19th for #Cubs pic.twitter.com/3HmcFe8jIR — City on the Take (@CityOnTheTake) August 1, 2015 While he earned an All-Star spot for his play in the first half…
  • Theo: Cubs tried for more at deadline; ‘live to fight another day’

    Gordon Wittenmyer
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:42 pm
    MILWAUKEE – The Cubs front office got an aging rent-a-starter and a low-cost bullpen piece at Friday’s trade deadline after falling short in efforts to make bigger deals to help its teetering wild-card contender. At the end of a frenzied final week of trades around game, the Cubs settled for finesse starter Dan Haren from the Marlins and right-handed setup man Tommy Hunter from the Orioles – eliciting mixed reviews from guys in the clubhouse, some of whom privately talked of expecting more. Whether it was for lack of interest in their players or lack of overall resources, in the end it…
  • Three arrested in Elk Grove Village, Ford Heights armed robberies

    Reema Amin
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Cook County sheriff’s officers arrested three men who may be involved in July armed robberies in the south, southwest and northwest suburbs. Armed robbery charges were filed against two Chicago residents — 21-year-old Theodis Thomas and 23-year-old Steven James — and Blue Island resident James Meyers, 21, according to the sheriff’s office. Meyers was charged with an additional count of armed robbery after police found he was involved in a July 15 hold-up in unincorporated Ford Heights. At 6:45 p.m. July 27, one of the men walked into a Days Inn in the 1900 block of East Higgins Road…
 
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  • Philip W. Jackson, education scholar committed to children’s flourishing, 1928-2015

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    As a leader in the field of education and curriculum studies, Philip W. Jackson was deeply concerned with the role of schools in the moral development of children. “He believed in creating school experiences that provided children access to wonderful lives,” said Catharine Bell, PhD’07, Jackson’s former doctoral student and friend, “because he believed children have the capacity to see the wonderful in the ordinary.” Jackson, the David Lee Shillinglaw...
  • Startup creates online resource to inform voters about local and national candidates

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Aviva Rosman, a graduate student at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, was elected to a local school council in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood last year. Having taught at a charter school for four years, she was knowledgeable and passionate about education-related issues. But while campaigning, Rosman noticed that many people were unaware of the local council election, let alone the candidates.   “Often voters have the least information about...
  • Cole W. Camplese named Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Cole W. Camplese, an accomplished leader in information and academic technology, has been appointed Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the University of Chicago. Since 2013, Camplese has served as Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for Stony Brook University in New York. Prior to joining Stony Brook, he spent 15 years at Penn State University, where he served in a variety of roles, including Senior Director for Teaching and Learning...
  • College fair exposes 800 high school students to future opportunities

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    About 800 high school students from across the city visited the UChicago campus on July 13 for “Your Elevated Route to College,” a college fair co-hosted by UChicago’s Collegiate Scholars Program, the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Global Leaders Program and Chicago Scholars. Kishauna McClain, who will be a senior at UChicago Charter School-Woodlawn Campus in the fall, said the experience will help make her college decision-making easier. “I was able to talk...
  • Race to the Top initiative spurs U.S. education policy reform, study finds

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Five years have passed since the Obama administration announced the winners of the $4 billion Race to the Top contest, a major federal initiative designed to stimulate education reform among the states. While supporters and critics have argued whether the program has encouraged meaningful reform, UChicago scholar William Howell finds that the program had a substantial impact on education policy across the United States. “The evidence suggests that by strategically deploying funds to cash...
 
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  • Cubs Top Brewers 4-1

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:53 pm
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Hammel beat Milwaukee for the seventh consecutive decision with his first win in almost two months and Anthony Rizzo homered to lead the Chicago Cubs past the rebuilding Brewers 4-1 on Friday night. Hammel (6-5) improved to 7-0 in nine starts against Milwaukee and picked up his first victory since June 6. He allowed a run on six hits over 5 2-3 innings to beat the Brewers for the second time this season. His only mistake was a pitch Ryan Braun hit for his 19th home run in the first. Hector Rondon pitched the ninth for his 15th save. Starlin Castro, in an 11-for-80…
  • Levine: Cubs Additions Make Sense For Now And Future

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:39 pm
    (CBS) — The addition of starting pitcher Dan Haren and reliever Tommy Hunter appear to be the perfect fit for what the Chicago Cubs are all about in 2015. Bringing in Haren bolsters a rotation that was void of both depth and veteran status in the lower quadrant of the pitching order. Although Haren is eligible to become a free agent after the season, he comes at a reasonable salary ($3 million prorated down from $10 for the season), with a wealth of experience to offer a young evolving ball club. Hunter brings a good resume to the Cub bullpen that was in need of reinforcements, after a…
  • Your Chicago: Camp Douglas, A Civil War Historic Site

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:23 pm
    (CBS) – On the South Side, in Bronzeville, there is a place with lots of history that few people know about. Now, a group is working to preserve that history so that the masses will understand just how important it was in U.S. history. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports on Camp Douglas. On the grounds of Pershing East Magnet School, archaeologist Mike Gregory and his staff are hoping to unearth 150-year-old artifacts. They are working for the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation. Camp Douglas was named after 19th Century Illinois politician Stephen A. Douglas and was one of the most important…
  • Partial Bans On Plastic Bags Begin In Chicago, Evanston

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Plastic Bags Become Rarer In Chicago WBBM 780/105.9FMplaypause (CBS) – Chicago’s ban on plastic bags at large retail stores takes effect Saturday. Downtown shoppers hitting the stores and carrying off their goods in plastic bags are about to become history. Cecil Driscoll is among them, just headed home from Target. “For me, personally, I like the plastic bags to use in my little garbage can in the kitchen. It’s convenient, and you get them wherever you go,” he tells CBS 2’s Mike Parker. Not anymore.  Starting Saturday, the city of Chicago will prohibit larger stores from…
  • Man Who Left Suspicious Bag Outside Obama’s Home Claimed To Be President’s Son

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Suspect Outside Obama House Said He Was President’s Son WBBM 780/105.9FMplaypause (CBS) — A 20-year-old man whose interaction with police and Secret Service agents outside of President Obama’s Kenwood home earlier this week prompted a bomb squad response has been ordered held on $250,000 bond. WBBM’s Bob Roberts spoke with the man’s attorney, Jeffry Mandell, who says Marquez Hassell, 20, did nothing wrong on Thursday when authorities sprang into action. “My client said nothing. He dropped a bag in front of the Secret Service. He wasn’t trespassing and they found…
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  • Man dies after West Pullman shooting

    Chicago Tribune staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:41 pm
    A Blue Island man was fatally shot early Thursday on the Far South Side in the West Pullman neighborhood, officials said.
  • Man sues Lolla alcohol vendor, alleged 'zombie' biter

    Geoff Ziezulewicz
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    A Lollapalooza attendee who was bitten on his forearm by another concertgoer at last year's festival filed a lawsuit Friday against the alleged biter and the concessionaire that sells alcohol during the three-day Grant Park event.
  • Hastert dumps last $10,000 from PAC into legal defense fund

    David Heinzmann
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed out his political action committee, giving $10,000 to his legal defense fund, according to federal election records.
  • Dangerous runways at O'Hare? Some doubt city's claims

    Jon Hilkevitch
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Chicago aviation authorities have failed to produce convincing evidence that keeping open all the diagonal runways at O'Hare International Airport would increase the risk of planes colliding, residents protesting the city's new noise-mitigation proposals said Friday.
  • Widow of slain Loop CEO sues gunman's estate

    Geoff Ziezulewicz
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:29 pm
    The wife of a Loop CEO who was fatally shot by an employee last summer has filed a lawsuit against the gunman's estate.
 
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  • Holiday Road to disappointment

    Layne Hillesland
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Dec.1 marks the beginning of the Christmas Vacation movie marathon in the Hillesland family household. From then until Christmas, my father watches the holiday classic every chance he gets (thus subjecting the rest of the family to watch it too). I’m not complaining — the Vacation series is practically in my blood and Clark Griswold is like a second, more idiotic father to me.So when I heard that Ed Helms was going to star as the grown-up Russ Griswold (Clark’s son) in a remake of the original film, I was a little peeved. I first went on my traditional rant about Hollywood…
  • Indie rockin’ at Union Park: The best of Pitchfork

    Layne Hillesland
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    Pitchfork emanates a special type of diversity not always seen at today’s music festivals. The three-day event set in Chicago’s Union Park is not just diverse in the wide array of artists that are booked, but also in its attendees. Compared to its Chicago festival counterparts such as Riot Fest or Lollapalooza, I saw more diversity in age, race and gender — the latter almost equally distributed. But at Pitchfork there was also diversity in the types of music fans present.   Friday The day started with the likes of ILoveMakonnen — you’ve probably heard his Drake-remixed radio…
  • Laugh and Cry with Grand Concourse

    Layne Hillesland
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Despite having a small set and only four characters, Steppenwolf’s Grand Concourse still had the audience laughing with its witty dialogue and diverse characters on June 21. Although Grand Concourse can’t quite be classified as a comedy, the writing and acting provided several moments of unexpected hilarity along with touching emotional scenes that culminated in a heart-wrenching ending. Emma (Brittany Uomoleale) is the newest helper at a soup kitchen. She arrives clad in black combat boots and aqua-tipped hair. The nun operating the whole ordeal, Shelly (Mariann Mayberry), doesn’t…
  • Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

    Ashley Iannantone
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Before receiving a high school diploma, most students have to complete a rite of passage: reading Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird — a coming-of-age tale that explores innocence, racism and injustice. Lee’s newest novel, Go Set a Watchman, isn’t anything like her debut book; its plot is unsettling and its characters are unredeemable. But that’s only one reason why you should read it. Watchman was released on July 14, 55 years after Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was published. Watchman is the alleged first draft of Mockingbird, but Lee’s publishers rejected it,…
  • Two artists = double the fun at Hilton’s Palmer House

    Layne Hillesland
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    The best time to have been a Hilton Honors member would have been Friday, July 10. The hotel reward members received a special treat — a private concert from Andy Grammer and Sydney Sierota (lead singer of Echosmith) at the Palmer House, complete with free food and an open bar. I can’t say I know what it’s like to be a Hilton Honors member, so I admittedly had no idea what I was in for when I walked into the fourth floor ballroom. I originally received the press invitation to see Meghan Trainor, but a few days before the show she wasn’t quite feeling “all about that bass” due to a…
 
 
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  • Blackhawks announce plans for Community Training Center

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that the organization will build a 125,000-square-foot community training center for youth hockey development programs, recreational leagues and other events, which will also serve as the practice facility fo...
  • Tickets for Blackhawks 2015 preseason home games on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:28 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that single-game tickets for the team’s 2015 preseason home games at the United Center will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 3, at 10:00 a.m. Fans will be able to purchase tickets on chicagoblackhawks.com, by visit...
  • Blackhawks Marketing and Retail Departments win national awards

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that their Marketing and Retail Departments have been honored with national awards. The Marketing Department’s #WhatsYourGoal campaign was honored with the Golden Matrix Award for the Best Promotional Vide...
  • Blackhawks announce 2015-16 national television schedule

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    In conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced their 2015-16 regular-season national television schedule. Nationally, the Blackhawks will appear exclusively on NBC (including NBC and NBCSN) 12 times, the max...
  • Mayers joins Blackhawks front office as Community Liaison

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that 2013 Stanley Cup champion and former Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers joins the Blackhawks front office as Community Liaison. “We are proud to welcome Jamal back to the organization in this role. We en...
 
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  • #21 - Antoine Vermette Game 5 Winner vs. Tampa (2015)

    jlombardittv
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:06 pm
    On the road for a pivotal Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Blackhawks were looking to take the lead in the series going back to Chicago for a closeout Game 6. After a fortunate bounce for Patrick Sharp gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead, the Lightning tied it midway through the second. Tied 1-1 early in the third, Kris Versteeg skated in on a breakaway and whiffed on the puck. Versteeg stayed with the play and was able to push the puck on net where Ben Bishop gave up a rebound that bounced right to a streaking Antoine Vermette who didn’t miss. Vermette’s big goal gave the Hawks a 2-1…
  • Trevor van Riemsdyk visits Jersey Shore with Stanley Cup

    USA TODAY Sports
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    brightcove error: missing required parameter exp or exp3Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk visited the Jersey Shore on Thursday with the Stanley Cup.
  • How do Voracek, Giroux compare to the most expensive duos?

    Ryan Dadoun
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    How would you rate Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux compared to the other elite
  • The Blackhawks Are Building A New Practice Facility On The Site Of Malcolm X College

    Staff Writer
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:58 am
    Do you know where Malcolm X College is on the West Side by the United Center? Well, the school is moving to a new location, so the Chicago Blackhawks are planning on building a new practice facility on that site! You can see the artists rendering, courtesy of CBS 2, right here. Here’s the cool part though, it just won’t be a place for them to practice, it’ll also be a community ice center for kids in the neighborhood as well! Don’t grab your skates and head over there just yet though. The place is expected to take a couple of years to build and work isn’t…
  • Jonathan Toews invades Machu Picchu and makes one fan's day

    hayleyhansenwgn
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Ryan Adorjan spent the last 9 weeks studying Spanish in Peru, an experience that had him 3,920 miles from his beloved Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks.  But all is not lost, while on excursion to see the ruins at Machu Picchu, he ran into none other than Captain Serious himself, Jonathan Toews. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RCRyanAdorjan73015.mp3
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  • ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Richard Besser says new the Ebola vaccine is “100% effective”

    hayleyhansenwgn
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Former CDC Director, Richard Besser, explains how the new Ebola vaccine works and why we should it’s a big day for medical science. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RC3a73115.mp3
  • Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen Mcquery describes Donald Trump’s visit to Tribune Tower

    hayleyhansenwgn
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Kristen Mcquery is in for Anna Davlantes and talks about what it was like talking politics with Donald Trump. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RCTrump73115.mp3
  • Former NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator on flight MH370: “This was no longer an accident type scenario”

    hayleyhansenwgn
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:45 pm
    As more more information comes out about flight debris connected to missing flight MH370, the question still remains, what happened to that fateful flight?  Greg Feith, former NTSB Senior Air Safety Investigator, joins the show to explain why he thinks foul play is involved. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RC3b73115.mp3
  • The Canarble Wagon Rolls – 7.31.15

    hayleyhansenwgn
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Roe, guest host Kristen McQueary and staff members from WGN risk their lives and try a steak from a dollar store. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RCCarnaval73115.mp3
  • Top5 @ 5 – 7.31.15

    hayleyhansenwgn
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    This edition of Top 5 includes more information on the potential MH370 fight debris, over 1000 Foo Fighters fans asking the band to play for them after their collective performance of the song “Learn to Fly,” the undefeated UFC champion Rhonda Rousey explaining how she was raised to love her body, Caitlyn Jenner trying out her new voice, and why it’s never a good idea to call 911 after a day of drinking. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/roeconn/RCTop5@Five73115.mp3
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  • How Derrick Rose and the Bulls were affected by rest last year

    slowmotion
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    a new advanced metric shows a significant difference A consistent storyline during last season (and seasons prior) was rest given to the Bulls and how they performed as a result. Ian Levy over at Nylon Calculus spells it out: The Bulls were outscored by 3.2 points per 100 possessions on back-to-backs, about the same as the Brooklyn Nets' scoring margin last season. One two days of rest, they outscored opponents by 9.7 points per 100 possessions, a margin that would have ranked second in the league behind the Golden State Warriors across the entire season. So at team level, two days of…
  • Doug McDermott not just an outside threat

    Chris Faulkner
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Doug McDermott didn't have a great Summer League in the ways of perimeter shooting, but he made up for the dry spell from outside by taking the traditional approach to basketball: going to the rim. Terry Scaletta at Today's Fastbreak has a detailed account of what we're starting to see from young Doug, including the rim attacking we've talked about: What McDermott showed was an ability to score around the rim. His outside shot was bad, but he was remarkably effective getting to the rim. Based on a review of play-by-play data, he was only 18-of-48 (37.5 percent) on jumpers. However, on shots…
  • Were Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose actually feuding in the Bulls elimination game?

    Chris Terzic
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    the Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler "Beef" Is bullshit The way in which the Chicago Bulls' season ended was, well, frustrating. It was the culmination of a season-long game of chicken. And to top it all off, losing at the hands of their arch-rival -- LeBron James -- couldn't have been more appropriate. That 94-73 Game 6 loss stunk. It was miserable and hopeless and a disaster. Anyone who watched the 2014-15 Bulls closely knew they were about as bipolar as a basketball team could possibly be, but the season couldn't have ended on uglier terms. But what took place during that Game 6 loss at the…
  • What Happened to the Bulls' Defense Last Year?

    TheHungarianJordan
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    One of the most puzzling aspects of the 2014-15 Bulls was that the team went from an elite defense to a mediocre one. Ex-Coach Tom Thibodeau always won games via a stout defense - his Bulls teams ranked 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 2nd in defensive rating before plummeting to 11th last year. So what happened? The Good Important parts of the Bulls defense were still great last year. Looking at Thibodeau's time creating defenses as an assistant or head coach, there were always certain bedrock principles that were ingrained in his teams: 1. Do not let teams shoot 3's at any cost 2. Don't foul 3.
  • Mike Wilhelm, Chicago's Behind the Scenes Assistant Coach

    TheHungarianJordan
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Mike Wilhelm is the assistant coach you should probably know by now but have almost certainly never heard of. It is nothing short of amazing how long he has lasted in an organization that gets rid of coaches more frequently than a typical Game of Thrones book. Wilhelm started his tenure as a Bulls advance scout as part of Bill Cartwright's staff in the 2002-03 season. That was so long ago that current head coach Fred Hoiberg was still a player for the Chicago Bulls! Wilhelm made it through the Cartwright, Skiles, Boylen, Del Negro, and Thibodeau eras and was the only assistant that Hoiberg…
 
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  • Bulls Beat #370

    Doug Thonus
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    We get our first look at Bobby Portis and another look at Doug McDermott. I also discuss Hoiball and expectations for the next season.
  • Bulls Beat #369

    Doug Thonus
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    I discuss the Bulls bringing back Jimmy Butler and Mike Dunleavy and the early shake up of the league with free agency signings.
  • Bulls Beat #368

    Doug Thonus
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:49 am
    I discuss Bobby Portis, Trade rumors, the top 10 GMs, and the Bulls offseason plans
  • Bulls Beat #367

    Doug Thonus
    14 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    I discuss the Bulls hiring of Fred Hoiberg, Jim BoylEn, the NBA finals, and LeBron James
  • bulls Beat #366

    Doug Thonus
    31 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    I discuss Tom Thibodeau's firing, Fred Hoiberg as a prospective coach, and the Noah/Taj trade rumors.
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  • Fisch's Friday Rant: Eastern Conference & 2008 Celtics

    Alex Fischbein
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Editor’s Note: Sorry, no video this week. Next week the video rant will be back! Eastern Conference The Eastern Conference starts their rise this coming season. (Check out our writer Aram’s Eastern Conference opinion here) That’s right, I said it, they are on their way to being a strong conference again. The East may have been scraping the bottom of the barrel in the last few seasons, but that means that they’re getting the top prospects out of the draft. Plus, the East has been making moves in free agency and they have been pulling triggers on trades. The Celtics are…
  • #2239-2255: NBA Draft (1991; Upper Deck)

    Mateusz "Axun" Kołodziej
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:25 am
    Larry Johnson (Charlotte Hornets), Stacey Augmon (Atlanta Hawks), Terrell Brandon (Cleveland Cavaliers), Rich King (Seattle Supersonics), Chris Gatling (Golden State Warriors), Victor Alexander (Golden State Warriors), John Turner (Houston Rockets), Eric Murdock (Utah Jazz), Mark Randall (Chicago Bulls), Rodney Monroe (Atlanta Hawks), Myron Brown (Minnesota Timberwolves), Chris Corchiani (Orlando Magic), Elliot Perry (Los Angeles Clippers), Jimmy Oliver (Cleveland Cavaliers), Doug Overton (Detroit Pistons), Steve Hood (Sacramento Kings) and Checklist Card.
  • Morning Shootaround — July 31

    John Schuhmann
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    [nba-video vid=channels/nba_tv/2015/07/30/larry-nance-jr-crohns-mix-fonted.nba] VIDEO: Steve Smith has the story of Lakers rookie Larry Nance, Jr. NEWS OF THE MORNING Gasol knows defense is still key for Bulls | How will Rivers use the bench he’s built? | Krzyzewski done after ’16 Olympics | KG to start for Wolves in Season No. 21 No. 1: Gasol knows defense is still key for Bulls — After four straight seasons of ranking in the top five in defensive efficiency, the Chicago Bulls fell to 11th last season. Fred Hoiberg is supposed to change up the offense upon…
  • NBA lands in Africa trying to put down roots, which is all about youth programs, infrastructure

    Kurt Helin
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    Under David Stern and now Adam Silver, the NBA has tried to grow its brand across the globe and esta
  • Pau Gasol on Fred Hoiberg: "I think we'll play with a better flow offensively"

    Sean Highkin
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    When the Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau and replaced him with Fred Hoiberg, it represented a complete shi
 
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  • Cubs call on Hendricks in bid for fourth straight win

    Brandon Curry
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Heading in opposite directions after Friday's Trade Deadline passed, the Brewers and Cubs play the third of their four-game set Saturday. Milwaukee will send Matt Garza to the mound against Kyle Hendricks as Chicago tries to secure the series and its fourth straight win.
  • Rizzo's homer caps Cubs' win over Brewers

    Carrie Muskat and Brandon Curry
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Anthony Rizzo belted his third homer in as many games, Starlin Castro drove in two runs and Jason Hammel continued to frustrate the Brewers as the Cubs posted a 4-1 victory Friday night in front of 35,669 at Miller Park.
  • Cubs improve pitching, explore bigger trades

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:53 pm
    The Cubs acquired two pitchers at the Trade Deadline on Friday, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said they were close on adding some other players but were unable to complete those deals. What makes that tolerable, Epstein said, is that those targeted players weren't traded at all.
  • Cubs get Hunter from O's, send Lake in return

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:20 pm
    The Cubs added another arm to their bullpen on Friday afternoon with the acquisition of Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter for outfielder Junior Lake, who was batting .315 at Triple-A Iowa at the time of the trade.
  • Cubs find fifth starter, land Haren from Miami

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    The Cubs, keen on filling the one vacancy in the rotation, acquired right-hander Dan Haren from the Marlins for Minor Leaguers Ivan Pineyro and Elliot Soto before Friday's 3 p.m. CT Trade Deadline. Haren is expected to make his Cubs debut Wednesday, when they play the Pirates at PNC Park.
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  • Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:13 pm
    The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual deadline for deals without waivers, but San Diego was among the buyers, not the sellers, to the surprise of some. Hamels was the only top starting pitcher dealt following earlier trades that sent Scott Kazmir to Houston, Johnny Cueto to Kansas City and David Price to Toronto.
  • Hammel, Rizzo lead Cubs past Brewers 4-1 (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Jason Hammel beat Milwaukee for the seventh consecutive decision with his first win in almost two months and Anthony Rizzo homered to lead the Chicago Cubs past the rebuilding Brewers 4-1 on Friday night. Hammel (6-5) improved to 7-0 in nine starts against Milwaukee and picked up his first victory since June 6. Hector Rondon pitched the ninth for his 15th save.
  • Baseball results (Reuters)

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Aug 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the MLB games on Friday (home team in CAPS) BALTIMORE 8 Detroit 7 PHILADELPHIA 9 Atlanta 3 TORONTO 7 Kansas City 6 (11 innings) BOSTON 7 Tampa Bay 5 Pittsburgh 5 CINCINNATI 4 NY METS 2 Washington 1 (12 innings) San Diego 8 MIAMI 3 (11 innings) TEXAS 6 San Francisco 3 Chicago Cubs 4 MILWAUKEE 1 Seattle 6 MINNESOTA 1 ST. LOUIS 7 Colorado 0
  • Base-loaded walks lift Padres over Marlins 8-3 (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:21 pm
    A.J. Ramos forced home the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded, four-pitch walk in the 11th inning, Jedd Gyorko added a two-run single and the San Diego Padres beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 Friday night. After the Padres decided not to deal any of their major players at the trade deadline, San Diego won for the sixth time in seven games and the 11th time in its last 15. With the score 3-3, Will Venable singled with a soft liner against Ramos (0-3) leading off the 11th and advanced to third when catcher J.T. Realmuto's throw went into center field for an error.
  • The Latest: Hamels, Cespedes top names dealt at deadline (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:33 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the latest developments as Major League Baseball hits a deadline Friday for trades where players do not first have to pass through waivers (all times Eastern):
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  • Overflow Thread 1: Cubs vs. Brewers, Friday 7/31, 7:10 CT

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:10 pm
  • Cubs, Brewers Continue Weekend Series

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Looking for Friday's game threads? You have come to the right place. Here are today's particulars. Cubs lineup: Fowler CF, Schwarber C, Bryant 3B, Rizzo 1B, Soler RF, Coghlan LF, Castro SS, Richard P, Russell 2B Brewers lineup: Phillips 2B, Votto 1B, Frazier 3B, Bruce RF, Byrd LF, Suarez SS, Barnhart C, Lorenzen P, Hamilton CF Today's Starting Pitchers Jason Hammel Cubs vs. Taylor Jungmann Brewers vs. Mil vs. Cubs Today's game is on WGN. For coverage info in other Midwest markets click here (link opens .pdf). Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today. MLB.com Gameday…
  • Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview, Friday 7/31, 7:10 CT

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The Cubs are seeking their third straight win. The Cubs, after the rough weekend vs. the Phillies, have won three of their last four. Winning in Miller Park, as they did last night, is significant, as they've had a rough time there over the last few years. The trade deadline having passed with the Cubs adding starter Dan Haren and reliever Tommy Hunter to the roster, now the business of winning games and getting back into one of the wild-card spots takes center stage. Here are today's particulars. Cubs lineup: Fowler CF, Schwarber C, Coghlan LF, Rizzo 1B, Bryant 3B, Soler RF, Castro SS,…
  • Cubs Trade Junior Lake To Orioles For Tommy Hunter

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Right as the deadline buzzer sounded (if there is such a thing), the Cubs made their second trade of the day. The Cubs, looking to solidify their bullpen, did so late Friday afternoon: #Cubs gave Junior Lake to #Orioles for Tommy Hunter— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 31, 2015 Hunter has been a solid reliever for the Orioles for the last three years. This year, he has posted a 3.63 ERA, but a 1.164 WHIP, in 39 appearances covering 44⅔ innings. As has been the case for most Cubs pitching acquisitions, they appear to be looking for guys who don't walk hitters. Hunter has issued just…
  • Cubs Acquire Dan Haren From Marlins

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:35 am
    The Cubs were one of the last teams to make a deadline deal. It's not official yet, nor do we know who's coming back to the Cubs, but it appears they have acquired righthander Dan Haren from the Marlins. One beat writer from each team has tweeted this deal: Source: Haren to Cubs from Marlins. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 31, 2015 #Marlins sending Dan Haren to the Cubs — clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) July 31, 2015 Haren is 34 and is on the last year of a contract that is apparently going to be paid by the Dodgers (who traded him to the Marlins over the winter), so there's not any…
 
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  • Goodbye Again, Frankie

    ah
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:26 pm
    A popular mural honoring Frankie Knuckles in Logan Square is disappearing, done in by necessary repairs to the building. Street artists are raising funds to recreate the mural.
  • Chicago's Got a Brand New (Paper) Bag

    rn
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:05 pm
    The ban on plastic bags begins tomorrow for purchases from chain stores that are greater than 10,000 square feet.
  • Chicago's Second Season

    me2
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    In case you haven't seen all the cranes, the city is in the middle of a construction boom.
  • Drunken Green Thumbs

    me2
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Is it just a myth, or are fest attendees really "liquor gardening," and burying bottles of booze in parks ahead of time and digging them up once the music starts?
  • Hate at the Beach

    me2
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:30 pm
    A video shows a racist rant directed at a woman and her children by a white beachgoer after the kids "splashed" her at Oak Street Beach.
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  • TrackNotes: The Good, Bad, Sad And Suspicious Return Of American Pharoah

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Checking the horse racing crawl, as often happens, it's much more than just a great horse returning to the track. We see good, bad, sad and suspicious. I know it's the Sabbath for a lot of people, but set your DVR to 4 p.m. Sunday, NBC, as our newly minted Triple Crown winner American Pharoah faces seven challenged challengers in the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (Grade 1, 9 furlongs, and more on the $1.75 million purse later) from beautiful Monmouth Park, hard by Springsteen's Asbury Park promised land. You'll see the term "invitational" in the quiz later.
  • The Week In Chicago Rock

    31 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    You shoulda been there. 1. "Tiny Dancer" from Almost Famous at Millennium Park for "Sound Opinions: At The Movies" on Tuesday night. You are home. (But the crowd could've done better than that.)
  • The [Friday] Papers

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    "Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday would not provide a full financial picture of his administration's deal to redevelop the Malcolm X College site into a Blackhawks practice center and a Rush University expansion," the Tribune reports. Welcome to Chicago: Quod tibi necesse erit FOIA - you'll have to FOIA that.
  • Beachwood Photo Booth: Book Window

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    Don't touch da books. (ENLARGE FOR PROPER VIEWING; CLICK TWICE, EVEN BETTER)
  • EPK* For Media Covering Blago

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Hi Steve, This is Tyler Ragghianti, and I'm part of the media team at The Publicity Agency (www.thepublicityagency.com) working with Rod Blagojevich, his family and his legal team. We've been with the former governor a long time - since 2009 and Glenn Selig has been working with the former governor since his last days as governor. As there will be various developments over the coming weeks and months, I wanted you to be aware of the webpage we've created to keep you and others in the media informed. The Blagojevich Appeal page is where you'll find the latest updated information, press…
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  • You'll be in Hog Heaven on Seven with Kevin Gillespie's Pure Pork Awesomeness Dinner

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    posted by Theresa CarterChef Kevin Gillespie loves pork from snout to tail. The Top Chef alum illustrates his fondness for pig with his second cookbook, Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World. The recipes go
  • No Wristband? Livestream Lolla

    31 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    posted by Theresa CarterIt sold out too fast. It's not in your budget. You thought you had to work. You hate crowds.Whatever the reason you're not going to Lollapalooza this weekend even though you really, really want to see Sir Paul, Alabama Shakes, and Bassnectar. No worries! Sit back, relax, grab your
  • Chicago Weekend Events July 31 - August 2

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    posted by The Local TouristWe've planned your weekend in Chicago with a fun selection of things to do. Log in and you can create your own
  • All Aboard The Comp Train! Free Tickets to Events

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    posted by Theresa CarterFree tickets, anyone? Hop aboard the Comp Train, Goldstar’s popular two-day promotion that features complimentary tickets to
  • Chicago Celebrates 30 Years Of Farm Aid

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:31 pm
    posted by Cara CarriveauFor the past 30 years Farm Aid has been celebrating farmers, eaters and music coming together for change.  Farm Aid works all year to build a system of agriculture that values family farmers, good food, soil and water, and strong communities.  But the concert is definitely the highlight of the year,
 
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  • Failing at Monday

    Jessica B.
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    Today I failed at Monday. Or, to quote Office Space, I had a case of the Mondays. Big time. Almost to the point of saying, hey I need to go home and just start over again, okay? I have a routine in the mornings to get myself up, cleaned up, dressed and out the door by a specific time, with my little lunch bag and if needed, workout clothes too. Yes, I’m still not back on morning workout time, one day. And today, for some odd reason, that little routine all went to shit and I turned up at work later than I wanted and a hot mess. Literally, it was hot outside. I don’t even know when…
  • The truth about unemployment

    Jessica B.
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Today, I went back to work. Thus, ending my period of unemployment. And now that I’m officially transitioning back to a normal schedule, I wanted to write honestly about my experience in unemployment. Because unemployment sucks. Job searching, sucks. And after talking with female friends who went through similar situations, I realized that I wasn’t alone in how I felt, and that made me feel better. So, I thought I would write about it here in hopes that others find comfort in it too. Remember, this is my experience as a female who was unemployed for a period of time. Not all of…
  • Being in the moment

    Jessica B.
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    I’m not great at being “in the moment.” I tend to get distracted or immediately think ahead to “what’s next.” So while I was gone, I decided to really try and take in those moments, savor them and be present. But, when you’re gone for three months, time tends to blend together. So I made a note on my phone of my moments from the trip. Where I was really present and happy. And allowed myself to feel it. Now, I thought I would share them with you. Contextual notes are in parentheses: Driving from Hoi An to Hue, Vietnam (the drive was absolutely…
  • The good, bad and ugly of my trip

    Jessica B.
    19 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Yes I may be one of those bloggers who talks a tad at length about about her trip. But really, nothing else exciting is going on right now. So in this post, I’ll talk about the good/bad/ugly of the three month journey to Southeast Asia and sojourn to Australia. The Good Food! Yes, despite having food poisoning. I loved a lot of what I ate while gone. Lots of carbs, but also, a lot of just delicious stuff. Meat in Australia = awesome, Banh mi in Vietnam = stop it, so good and cheap, pad thai omelette in Bangkok = yes please! Yes, some meals were a disaster but overall, I liked everything…
  • Hello strangers

    Jessica B.
    4 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Hello everyone! No, I did not forget about you, or this blog. I’ve just been…busy. Quick recap: Lost my job, lost my grandmother, lost my drive to do anything but wallow in sadness, so, I picked up and left Chicago for a three month adventure in Southeast Asia. I needed perspective and a change of scenery. And holy f*ck did I get both. Coincidentally, five years ago this week was my first solo vacation ever, in New Orleans. And just over four years ago I started solo traveling overseas w/a trip to Italy. It’s funny how things come full circle. I’m thinking through how…
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  • Chicagoland New Construction Up Double Digits in 2015

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    Chicagoland New Construction Up Double Digits in 2015 was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Building in the Second City Making Significant Progress Residential construction spending in the Chicagoland... Chicagoland New Construction Up Double Digits in 2015 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.
  • 10 Chicagoland School Districts with the Highest Graduation Rates

    James Bellandi
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    10 Chicagoland School Districts with the Highest Graduation Rates was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The Hechinger Report recently released the data for the graduation rates for nearly every... 10 Chicagoland School Districts with the Highest Graduation Rates 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.
  • Sandz Development and @properties Open Sales Center For Webster Square Condominiums in Lincoln Park

    James Bellandi
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Sandz Development and @properties Open Sales Center For Webster Square Condominiums in Lincoln Park was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Chicago-based Sandz Development Co., Inc. and @properties announced the start of sales for Webster... Sandz Development and @properties Open Sales Center For Webster Square Condominiums in Lincoln Park was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective…
  • Chicago’s Top-Selling Neighborhoods, June 2015

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Chicago’s Top-Selling Neighborhoods, June 2015 was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Several Chicago neighborhoods saw big sales increases in June Home sales in the city... Chicago’s Top-Selling Neighborhoods, June 2015 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.
  • Real Estate Loses Big Investors, Gains Confidence

    James McClister
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:51 am
    Real Estate Loses Big Investors, Gains Confidence was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Institutional investors leaving real estate, but Americans still confident housing is a good investment In the... Real Estate Loses Big Investors, Gains Confidence 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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  • A Cut Above All Breakfasts at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse

    MJ Tam
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:18 am
    You invited me to deliciously dine, start my work day overlooking the Chicago River, and with the stunning view of our beautiful skyline? Yes, please! That’s like being sent to an Instagram addict heaven! I’m imagining that the struggle between taking a picture of the dish served or the spectacular Chicago sights may just be […]
  • Streeterville Social: A Chicago Rooftop Oasis at Loews Chicago Hotel

    MJ Tam
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Summer get Chicagoans all abuzz about finding the best rooftop bars and spaces in our favorite city and I’m almost pretty sure that you’ve seen numerous listings of them everywhere from Chicago Magazine to some local blogs, too. Now I’m excited to tell  you about Chicago’s newest and largest terrace – Loews Chicago Hotel’s rooftop […]
  • [Video] 15th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

    MJ Tam
    27 Jun 2015 | 2:09 pm
    The 15th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, an event organized by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, took place on June 27th at the Ping Tom Memorial Park along the south branch of the Chicago River in Chinatown. Along with the boat tournament, the day consisted of children’s activities, entertainment programming, and more.
  • #LuxuryRedefined by The Peninsula Hotel

    Dwana
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The Peninsula Chicago Hotel kicked-off the summer with The Terrace #LuxuryRedefined party that wow-ed us all!
  • It’s a “Summer Like A Local” Kind of A Stay at the Loews Chicago Hotel

    MJ Tam
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Just a few months ago our family had a little staycation and scoured our favorite city while staying at the Loews Chicago Hotel and since my kids are finally on summer vacation, we decided to continue on with that adventure. There is still more to discover in and around the hotel so off we went! After […]
 
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  • Obama library foundation adds board members

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Though its official location has not been decided, the Barack Obama Presidential Center's foundation board is taking shape with an eye toward people in the arts and technology.Three new members are joining the nonprofit board: venture capitalist, tech entrepreneur and major Obama fundraiser John Doerr, museum curator Thelma Golden and Julianna Smoot, a former Obama aide and an original board member of the nonprofit foundation.“A cornerstone of President Obama's presidency has been the smart use of technology to improve the lives of all Americans. I look forward to working with the board…
  • Richard Wright named Hyde Park Art Center board chair

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    Richard Wright, founder and president of Wright auction house in Chicago, has been named board chair of the Hyde Park Art Center.He replaces Janis Kanter, a Chicago art collector who helped lead a successful $6 million fundraising campaign during her term. She has served as board chair of the art center since 2010 and will assume the position of board secretary, which Wright has held.“As a longtime Hyde Park resident, I have watched the Art Center transform itself in the past decade to become a major participant in the Chicago art world and a model for neighborhood-based art centers…
  • Former model Julie Latsko returns to her roots

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Julie Latsko has been named creative director of Cate McNabb Cosmetics, a Chicago-based firm known for its line of mineral-based and cruelty-free products.It's a familiar industry for Latsko, an interior designer and founding co-owner, along with chef Art Smith, of popular Gold Coast restaurant Table Fifty-Two.Long before she got involved in those businesses, Latsko was a fashion model, working for Elite modeling agency.“It paid my way through college,” she tells me. Latsko earned a degree in literature with a minor in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Byron Spruell still covering Notre Dame teammate Tim Brown

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:45 am
    Byron Spruell, who heads Deloitte's regional practice based out of Chicago, is back to supporting his gridiron pal Tim Brown.The two played together for the University of Notre Dame in the 1980s. Spruell was co-captain the year Brown won the Heisman Trophy in 1987. Brown went on to play for the Los Angeles and Oakland Raiders for 16 years before spending his final season with the Tampa Bay BuccaneersNow Brown is being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at a ceremony Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio. And Spruell will be right there supporting him.“We've remained friends. I wouldn't miss…
  • Art collectors donate $1.5 million to Chicago Opera Theater

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:12 am
    Art collector and philanthropist Stefan Edlis and his wife, Gael Neeson, have donated $1.5 million to the Chicago Opera Theater.Their gift is the single largest contribution in the company's 42-year history, the organization said in a statement announcing the gift. It comes on the heels of another major gift this year from the couple to the Art Institute of Chicago.Neeson, who served as a Chicago Opera Theater board member for nine years and as vice president for three, and Edlis have been subscribers and supporters for decades.In honor of that and their gift, the opera company's general…
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  • App Install Paid Search Ads Come to Google Play

    Joe Mathieu
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Anybody that’s spent even a limited amount of time working in digital marketing knows that paid search can be one of the most effective, scalable solutions for reaching new consumers. Google — the company that was built on search — likely understands this better than anyone; and, given they happen to own the Android mobile platform (and the store in which Android apps can be found), the company is combining the two to allow for additional advertising efforts for app developers. Google Play search ads began to roll-out to AdWords advertisers beginning yesterday, according…
  • Google Celebrating Chromecast’s 2nd Birthday with Freebies

    Joe Mathieu
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the streaming device, there’s a few freebies you can grab up in a Google Chromecast giveaway — if you own the Chromecast, or purchase it before 12/31 of this year. Admittedly, I wasn’t a fan of the Chromecast when I first received it in the mail. Not only was it a major PITA to connect to my Uverse router (which, fortunately, I later figured out — sans help from Google support), but, there was no support for apps like Showtime Anytime (there is now), and there wasn’t much I could do with it that couldn’t already be…
  • Google+ and YouTube Parting Ways

    Joe Mathieu
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Google+ — the social media platform that really never took off — is going to become nothing much more than an afterthought in the coming few months. According to a post on the Official Google Blog, the company will be soon decoupling Google+ from many of its core products; users without a Google+ profile will not be forced to sign up for one, and those that have will eventually be able to remove themselves from the network.  First up in the reduction of the social network: the company’s video service. Google+ and YouTube will be separated from each other, with some features…
  • Mr. Robot is the Best New Show of the Summer

    Joe Mathieu
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    Christian Slater hasn’t had a very good string of luck in lead roles on TV. Most of you probably won’t remember last year’s Mind Games, or 2011’s Breaking In, 2008’s My Own Worst Enemy, or 2009’s aptly-named The Forgotten. But, the USA Network may have finally gotten a Slater vehicle correct with Mr. Robot — all by taking him out of the lead. While Slater plays the titular character on Mr. Robot, the star of the show is a relative unknown in Rami Malek. As an opiate addicted, internet security expert by day, hacker by night — Malek is…
  • Twitter Event Targeting Takes Guesswork Out of Live Moments

    Joe Mathieu
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Everyone working in digital marketing knows that live events such as the Super Bowl are prime moments for social media advertising — especially on Twitter, where millions of posts are created by those viewing said moments on television or in person. The biggest issue, though, for social media marketers has been trying to predict what hashtags or topics people will discuss during these events; which, either leaves them guessing on hashtags in advance, or forced to be near a computer as trending topics unfold. With Twitter Event Targeting — announced on the company’s blog…
 
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  • Not Going to Lolla? Check Out Edge Fest

    The Genie
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Music and food are often considered the essentials for any type of summer festival. I don’t care if you’re located smack dab in the center of paradise, if you don’t have food; you’re gonna have that lovely scenery all to yourself. Good news though, this weekend features a fest that has both food & music: Edge Fest. It’s not just your typical local celebration though. This original event also has some other features you may not be used to: art & dogs. We’ll break it all down for you in a second, but let’s start with the basics for now. The fest is appropriately named…
  • Looking for Something to Do Today? ACTIVATE is Calling

    The Genie
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Thursday. Not quite Friday, but you’ve already survived most of the week and you’re feeling pretty good about it. You probably don’t want to stay out too late since you’ll be back at it again tomorrow for one last hurrah, but maybe you wouldn’t mind dabbling in something fun after work tonight. Well, how about ACTIVATE? The Chicago Loop Alliance holds monthly arts & music themed events from May to October, and it just so happens that their July event is taking place today at Couch Place in the Loop at 5PM. This month’s performance is from Thēarē Group, and it’s all…
  • Now Featured on Alltop: Chicago Genie

    The Genie
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hey, you. Yeah… you. Have you heard of Alltop.com? If you have, great! If you haven’t, let’s start by filling you in. Alltop is basically an online magazine rack for your favorite topics. They have pretty much everything. And I mean everything. It’s a personalized article aggregator from major websites around the world. Basically, all the big dogs are on it, and sites like ours dream of making it big on Alltop. Well, our dreams have come true, and we’re happy to announce that we’ve officially been called up to the big leagues! Alltop covers even more topics…
  • The 15 People You’ll See at Lollapalooza

    The Genie
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Do you ever feel like you’re the only normal person at a music festival? You’re in between sets of two of your favorite artists, so you look around and notice them. The little kids, the old dudes with huge beards and beer bellies, the teenage girls wearing something you’d never let your daughter out of the house in. Estimates pegged last year’s Lollapalooza attendance at 220,000. We’re willing to bet $50 in Genie bucks that you can read about half of them right here. Without further adieu: 1) The Out-of-Towner “Where’s Grant Park?” he asks you as he twists his wrinkly map…
  • Willie Nelson’s 30th Anniversary Farm Aid Show Coming to Chicago

    The Genie
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    For it’s 30th anniversary, the Willie Nelson headed music fest, Farm Aid, will be heading to Chicago’s brilliantly revamped Northerly Island. The show will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on September 19th. The benefit concert, which has featured headliners John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, and Willie Nelson every single year since 2001, is expected to draw crowds in the tens of thousands. “We organized the first Farm Aid concert in Illinois in 1985 to respond to the people suffering during the Farm Crisis. Thirty years later, in Chicago, we’ll bring together so many…
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