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  • Glenview man pleads guilty in North Korea WMD case

    Chicago Sun-Times
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:08 pm
    A Glenview man accused of teaming up with his Taiwanese dad to evade a U.S. ban on selling weapon-making equipment to North Korea pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge of lying on export documents. Gary Tsai, 37, was accused of exporting machinery with his dad, Alex Tsai, that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction. READ MORE AT: …
  • Executions in United States at 20-year low: report

    News - Chicago Tribune
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Amid growing concerns about how executions are carried out in the United States, the number of prison inmates being put to death fell to a 20-year low in 2014, the Death Penalty Information Center said in a report issued on Thursday.
  • One Killed as Suspected DUI Driver Plows Into Crowd

    NBC News Top Stories
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:18 pm
    One person was killed and others injured when a suspected drunk driver slammed into pedestrians leaving a holiday church service, police said.
  • Crime Lab New York will help promote evidence-based policies to prevent crime, violence

    UChicago News
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    Leading researchers will provide policymakers in New York City with rigorous, objective, scientific evidence to help reduce crime, violence and the toll taken by aspects of the criminal justice system. Crime Lab New York, part of the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab, will gather experts from around the nation, spanning disciplines, to develop data-driven approaches to these fundamental societal problems. Using data provided by the city of New York and other government partners, they...
  • Frazier’s First Double-Double Leads SMU To 67-46 Win

    CBS Chicago
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    DALLAS (AP) — Keith Frazier scored 16 points and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double as SMU beat Illinois-Chicago 67-46 on Wednesday night. Nic Moore also scored 16 points and Yanick Moreira added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Mustangs (7-3), who are 7-1 at home after their fifth consecutive victory. The Mustangs made 22 of 41 shots for 53.7 percent, the fifth time they have been over 50 percent. SMU led the entire way and was up 29-15 at halftime, the fewest points the Mustangs have allowed this season. The Flames (3-9) were led by Marc Brown with 15…
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  • Glenview man pleads guilty in North Korea WMD case

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:08 pm
    A Glenview man accused of teaming up with his Taiwanese dad to evade a U.S. ban on selling weapon-making equipment to North Korea pleaded guilty Tuesday to a lesser charge of lying on export documents. Gary Tsai, 37, was accused of exporting machinery with his dad, Alex Tsai, that could be used to make weapons of mass destruction. READ MORE AT: …
  • Consumer advocates gear up for fight over landline phones

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Citizens Utility Board executive director David Kolata said he’s worried telecom companies will try to do away with the “obligation to serve” mandate that requires them to offer home phone service throughout Illinois.
  • Rev. Earlean Miller, first African-American woman ordained a Lutheran pastor, dead at 78

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The Rev. Earlean Miller, the first African-American woman ordained a Lutheran pastor in North America, died Nov. 10 at the Alden Princeton health-care center on the South Side of Chicago. She was 78.
  • Jackie Robinson West players do live in city: Little League official

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    A Little League International official on Tuesday shot down allegations that several members of the Jackie Robinson West All Stars — last summer’s U.S. championship team — lived outside the league’s Chicago boundaries. The written complaint against the South Side league was filed by Chris Janes, vice president of Evergreen Park Athletic Association, a rival league with teams that have been defeated mightily by the celebrated Chicago team. READ MORE AT: …
  • Family, classmates hold memorial at Johnson Prep for slain twin

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Demario Bailey was killed Saturday, three days shy of his birthday, when four muggers approached him and his brother under a viaduct in Englewood. He and twin brother Demacio will be honored at a birthday celebration at the school on Tuesday.
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  • Crime Lab New York will help promote evidence-based policies to prevent crime, violence

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    Leading researchers will provide policymakers in New York City with rigorous, objective, scientific evidence to help reduce crime, violence and the toll taken by aspects of the criminal justice system. Crime Lab New York, part of the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab, will gather experts from around the nation, spanning disciplines, to develop data-driven approaches to these fundamental societal problems. Using data provided by the city of New York and other government partners, they...
  • ‘Enhancing life’ focus of new Divinity School project

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    The University of Chicago Divinity School has launched a two-year, interdisciplinary project aimed at understanding what it means to enhance life and how the human aspiration for a better life can be fulfilled. The Enhancing Life Project is supported by a $4.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation and led by William Schweiker, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor at the Divinity School, and Günter Thomas, professor of theology at Ruhr-University Bochum. The...
  • University’s sponsored research funding advances groundbreaking innovation, scholarship

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    The University of Chicago received $451 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2014, a slight increase from the previous year’s figure of $449.8 million. A total of 2,333 awards were granted last year to UChicago researchers, whose work continues to transform lives, push the boundaries of inquiry and innovation, and blaze new trails of discovery. Combined awards from foundations, corporations and other non-federal sponsors increased by 9.6 percent in FY 2014,...
  • Young adults often neglected in policies and programs that could help them

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 are in need of better support and programs to help them be fully productive members of society, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine. The report says individuals in this age group have poorer health, higher stress and more economic challenges than other generations. The consensus report, “Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults,” states that the time between 18 to 26 years in a person’s life is...
  • New initiatives remove barriers for international students and students from Hispanic communities

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Neubauer Family Foundation will support two new University of Chicago initiatives designed to reduce barriers that prevent academically gifted U.S. and international students from applying and matriculating to the College. Neubauer Family Program for Students from Hispanic communities The Neubauer Family Foundation’s gift will support a new program, in which talented U.S. high school students will be identified in partnership with guidance counselors and advisors in Latino and...
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  • Frazier’s First Double-Double Leads SMU To 67-46 Win

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    DALLAS (AP) — Keith Frazier scored 16 points and pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double as SMU beat Illinois-Chicago 67-46 on Wednesday night. Nic Moore also scored 16 points and Yanick Moreira added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Mustangs (7-3), who are 7-1 at home after their fifth consecutive victory. The Mustangs made 22 of 41 shots for 53.7 percent, the fifth time they have been over 50 percent. SMU led the entire way and was up 29-15 at halftime, the fewest points the Mustangs have allowed this season. The Flames (3-9) were led by Marc Brown with 15…
  • Restaurant Hold Fundraiser For Morgan Park Family That Lost Home In Explosion

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    (CBS) — An Evergreen Park fast-food restaurant is lending a helping hand to a family whose home exploded in Morgan Park Dec. 2. The Culver’s at 9515 Kedzie Ave. is donating 20 percent of the proceeds from Wednesday night’s sales to Darlene Sheahan and her family, who lost everything in the natural gas explosion, even the family dog. Everyone was away from home — the children at school, and Sheahan teaching at the Sutherland School. WBBM 780’s Bob Roberts WBBM 780/105.9FMplaypause Sheahan’s youngest son Luke attends St. Rita High School and is friends with…
  • Loyola Routs Abilene Christian 83-44

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:51 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) — Montel James scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in Loyola of Chicago’s 83-44 rout of Abilene Christian on Wednesday night. Devon Turk added another 13 points for the Ramblers (7-2). Earl Peterson scored 11 points off the bench and Jay Knuth had eight. The team sank 64.3 percent from the field overall, 76.9 percent from the line and 64.3 percent from beyond the arc. They also controlled the boards, outrebounding the Wildcats 42-17. Turk drained four 3-pointers in the first period to help lift the Ramblers to a 38-29 lead at the break. Abilene Christian sank only 4…
  • Central Michigan Clobbers Northwestern 80-67

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Braylon Rayson scored 19 points, and Central Michigan beat Northwestern 80-67 on Wednesday night. Luke Meyer had 18 and Rayshawn Simmons added 13 for the Chippewas (7-1), who have won two in a row after suffering their lone loss of the season Dec. 2 at Bradley. Central Michigan, which was playing on the road for only the second time this season, won its first game in 11 days and led by as many as 19. On Wednesday they also defeated a Big Ten team for the first time since winning 78-67 on Dec. 15, 2007 at Michigan. The Chippewas did that because of their offense.
  • Nunn Leads Illinois To Easy Win Over Hampton, 73-55

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:18 pm
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kendrick Nunn scored a season-high 16 points as Illinois cruised over Hampton 73-55 on Wednesday night. The Illini (8-3) jumped out to a 27-11 lead early in the first half, but Hampton (4-6) made a run behind leading scorer Quinton Chievous. The senior scored eight consecutive points on a 10-0 Hampton run. Illinois closed out the half on a strong note when Nunn drilled a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to push the lead back up to 12. Nunn was in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game and responded with an efficient game. After missing his first two shots, Nunn…
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  • Bears giving Jimmy Clausen start

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:28 pm
    The Chicago Bears plan to start Jimmy Clausen at quarterback this week over Jay Cutler, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
  • Celtics, Mavs talk Rajon Rondo swap

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 pm
    The Boston Celtics, after years of flirting with potential Rajon Rondo deals, are in substantive discussions on a trade that would send Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.
  • Surging Hawks hand Cavs largest loss this season

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks routed the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-98 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
  • Marc Gasol, Grizzlies outlast pesky Spurs in 3 overtimes

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
  • Man, woman found dead in Grand Crossing home

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman inside a home in the Grand Crossing neighborhood near 71st and Ingleside.
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  • German holiday market in full swing

    Esther Castillejo
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Chicago’s annual Christkindlmarket is immersing visitors in authentic German culture until Christmas Eve. With its tents, open markets and food stands, the market transforms Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.) into a small European village. Over the past 18 years, the Chicago Christkindlmarket has established itself as a fun holiday tradition in the Windy City. While Chicago’s market began in 1996, original German version dates back almost 600 years. The market derives its name from the Christkind (“Christ Child”), the customary German Christmas gift giver. With such rich history,…
  • Interfaith Prayer for Non-Violence

    Ellen Bauch
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    On December 10th, students, faculty, and other members of the Loyola Community gathered at the Mundelein Auditorium to participate in an Interfaith Prayer for Non-violence. The event was held in light of Chicago violence and, specifically, the murder of Loyola student Mutahir Rauf. Lisa Reiter, Ph.D., Director of Campus Ministry, gives an Opening Prayer. A Buddhist prayer is read. A Jewish prayer is read. A candle is lit at the end of each faith's prayer. A Christian prayer is read. A Muslim prayer is read. A Hindu prayer is read. Omer Mozaffar, Loyola Muslim chaplain, gives a Reflection on…
  • MULTIMEDIA: Community Grieves Murder of Student

    Esther Castillejo
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Protest against violence becomes way of mourning slain Loyola student.  Chicago violence has hit the Loyola community. A 23-year-old Loyola student was shot and killed Friday, Dec. 5 on Albion and Lakewood Avenues, just one block west of Loyola’s Lake Shore campus. The student, who was identified as Mutahir Rauf, was a graduate from Northwestern University and part of Loyola’s baccalaureate medical program. A police spokesman said the victim and another person were walking at about 7:50 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Albion Avenue when two others approached them, pulled a gun…
  • Murder investigation continues, security to increase in area

    Esther Castillejo
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Loyola’s Campus Safety are increasing the number of officers patrolling at night, according to a statement from Rogers Park Alderman Joe Moore. While CPD has added patrols to the area where the shooting occurred in Albion and Lakewood Avenues, according to the statement, Loyola’s Campus Safety is to increase the number of officers on duty, assigning two additional officers to walk the area in the late afternoon and evenings. There were six Campus Safety officers on duty the evening Rauf was shot, according to Tim Cunningham, Campus…
  • Hundreds protest violence, remember slain student

    Esther Castillejo
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Hundreds of Loyola and Rogers Park community members gathered Sunday morning to protest the no-indictment decisions in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases and remember Mutahir Rauf, a Loyola student killed Friday evening during an attempted robbery one block west of Loyola’s Lake Shore campus. The march, which started with a brief prayer and remembrance speech at Madonna della Strada chapel, moved from Loyola’s campus to Granville Avenue, Broadway and Devon Avenue, ultimately reaching the place where Rauf was killed at Albion and Lakewood Avenues. A prayer and a…
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  • Area roundup for Wednesday, Dec. 17

    Kim Williams
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:27 pm
    GIRLS BASKETBALL Marian Catholic 73, Batavia 30: Hannah Frazier’s 19 points led Batavia in the loss at the Hoops for the Troops Tournament at Oswego. Mooseheart 36, Elgin Academy 9: Gia Joyce had four points, 14 rebounds, four steals and a block for Elgin Academy. The Hilltoppers were missing three injured players, including standout Madeline Sporina. Scores and highlights may be reported by email to, by phone to (312) 222-3473 or by fax to (312) 828-9392.
  • Girls basketball: Aurora Christian fills gap left by key injury, tops Newark

    Kim Williams
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Natasha Brown and Aurora Christian don’t look like a team that just lost its leading scorer. It hasn’t affected the Eagles’ attitude, either. “It was definitely surprising hearing that one of our top scorers was out for the season,” Brown said, “but also I realized that God has a plan for everything. It’s caused everybody to step up.” Two days after learning that junior guard Kirsten Madsen was lost for the season with a torn ACL, the Eagles led from start to finish in winning at Newark 40-29 on Wednesday. Gabby Galbato scored 15 points, Brown had 11 points and 15 rebounds and…
  • Boys basketball: Larkin goes back to basics in win over Batavia

    Gene Chamberlain
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Daniel McFadden and Larkin couldn’t get a shot to drop in the first half Wednesday against Batavia during an Upstate Eight River home game, so the Royals simply made sure they had plenty of attempts. McFadden scored 14 of his team-high 16 points in the first three quarters and the Royals eventually drew away from Batavia 71-58 behind a balanced attack. “It was a slow start but all along we played defense,” Larkin coach Deryn Carter said. “It opened up in the second half.” Larkin (7-3, 4-1) made just 13-for-33 in the first half. However, through three quarters the Royals had 49 shot…
  • Rick Armstrong: Conference shuffling continues with changes in Southwest Prairie

    Rick Armstrong
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:57 pm
    The wheels of change, usually driven by football, keep spinning for area high school athletic conferences. The latest came earlier this week when news broke that the principals of the eight Southwest Prairie Conference schools, including Oswego and Oswego East, had voted to accept Joliet Central and Joliet West into the league. The change will take effect in the 2016-17 school year and create a 10-team league that already includes all four Plainfield schools, Romeoville and Minooka. Whether that results in a nine-game round-robin league schedule or division format allowing for crossovers…
  • Park board, library board races filling up in Fox Valley

    Dan Cassidy
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:57 pm
    There are plenty of local races in the spring election, including those for park boards and library boards. Candidates in the Fox Valley are continuing to file petitions this week. Monday was the first day for filing, which continues through 5 p.m. Dec. 22. Park boards In St. Charles Park District, three board seats are up in the spring. Filing by Wednesday morning were Jim Cooke, Bob Thomson and Trish Beckjord. In the Geneva Park District, three board seats are also available. No one has filed by Wednesday morning. The situation is the same in Batavia Park District, where no one had filed by…
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  • Aaron Rodgers 'baffled' by Kromer's Jay Cutler comments

    Silver, Michael
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler are rivals on the field, but the Packers star tells Michael Silver why he sympathizes with the situation that his Bears counterpart had to deal with last week.
  • Jay Cutler: There's a point 'you don't have the answer'

    Patra, Kevin
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    Jay Cutler and the Bears hit another low Monday night in a loss to the Saints. Jay Cutler has reached a point where he doesn't have an answer as to why. Could Cutler be on his way out of Chicago?
  • Matt Forte on Bears: 'Whatever happens ... happens'

    Orr, Conor
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:46 am
    The Chicago Bears have just a few weeks remaining in what has been a dreary season. A number of changes could be coming to the team. However, Matt Forte is just concerned with what he can control.
  • Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

    Associated Press
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Drew Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns and the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC South lead.
  • Saints cruise past lethargic Bears for NFC South lead

    Wesseling, Chris
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Drew Brees passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns as the Saints cruised past a lethargic Bears team on Monday night. Is New Orleans now the favorite in the NFC South?
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  • S-H-A-N-A-H-A-N

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:02 am
    That's how you spell the name of the next head coach of the Chicago Bears. Mike still has something to prove. Some of you think the game has gone by him, but he does a great job assimilating the right guys to help run his team. And I've been praying for his brand of offensive line play here in Chicago since about 1995. Of course Washington didn't work out like he wanted, but that's what happens when you get in bed with a hands on owner like Dan Snyder. Shanahan and the McCaskeys are a... S-H-A-N-A-H-A-N
  • Fact or Fiction

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    I'll say one, then someone answers, and they say one, simple as that. Drafting offensive line is just as important as drafting defense for this team.
  • There is genuine disbelief inside #Bears' locker room

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    View: It's official, they're giving up. I don't think it can be argued against this coaching staff being the worst since at least the 70's. Jesus Christ.
  • KSK said it best... "Bears officially in F**** it mode"

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 pm
    There hasn’t been a disaster quite as loud this season as the 2014 Chicago Bears. Despite someone managing to win 5 games (Falcons Jets Vikings Bucs 49ers, so none really count) the wheels on this bus have fallen off, rolled over a cliff side, plunged thousands of feet into a snake den and exploded . The defense is a nightmare and the Bears could stick 20 men back there and still not stop anything. The offense is... KSK said it best... "Bears officially in F**** it mode"
  • So do you really think they're gonna nuke the whole thing, coaches and Cutler?

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:53 pm
    What do you think?
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  • Blackhawks reassign Darling

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:32 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have reassigned goaltender Scott Darling to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Darling, 25, appeared in seven games with Chicago, posting a 5-2-0 record, .937 save percentage and 1.97...
  • 2015 NHL All-Star Fan Vote crosses 20 million vote mark in Week 4

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    NEW YORK -- After four weeks, the second, third and fourth spots in the NHL All-Star Game Fan Vote are occupied by Chicago Blackhawks teammates Patrick Kane (586,310), Jonathan Toews (573,198) and Duncan Keith (567,184); goaltender Corey Crawford ...
  • Blackhawks announce fourth annual Eddie Olczyk Award for youth hockey

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that the organization will partner with Blackhawks Television Analyst Eddie Olczyk and Blackhawks Charities for the fourth annual Eddie Olczyk Award, which supports youth hockey players, teams and organizatio...
  • Blackhawks recall Nordstrom

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom from the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. Nordstrom, 22, has recorded two assists in 10 games with Chicago this season. The Stockholm, Sweden, nat...
  • Dahlbeck reassigned to Rockford

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have reassigned defenseman Klas Dahlbeck to the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs. Dahlbeck, 23, netted one goal in four games with Chicago after making his National Hockey League debut ...
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  • Game 7: Sweet Home. Chicago.

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Ryan Reaves delivers the first of two goals late in the 2nd period There’s a scene from the movie Fever Pitch where our cast of characters among the Fenway Faithful learn the Yankees have once again clinched the Division Title and their beloved Red Sox will have to aim for a wildcard spot in the playoffs.  I’m paraphrasing, “Great.  Once again we have to look up at the Yankees’ asses as they take first place again.” It’s sorta become like that with the Blackhawks.  It really felt like that when the Blues found themselves immediately down to a 5 on 3…
  • The Great Toews Concussion Debate

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:06 pm
    We hear it time and time again. Gregory Campbell of the Boston Bruins breaks his leg during a game and stays on the ice to continue killing a penalty during the 2013 playoffs. United States gymnast Kerri Strug  doesn’t let her badly sprained ankle stop her from competing just one more vault at the 1996 Olympics, guaranteeing her country its first-ever team gold medal. Michael Jordan plays 44 minutes and helps lead the Chicago Bulls to win game 5 of the 1997 NBA final despite being seriously ill with the flu and collapsing with exhaustion at the end of the game. It’s a storyline…
  • Seidenberg Not Facing Suspension for Toews Hit

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Jonathan Toews took a nasty hit from Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg during the second period Thursday night at the TD Garden in Boston. Toews hit the boards awkwardly and Seidenberg was charged with a boarding call. A boarding call, according to the official league rules is: “A boarding penalty shall be imposed on any player or goalkeeper who checks or pushes a defenseless opponent in such a manner that causes the opponent to hit or impact the boards violently in the boards. The severity of the penalty, based upon the impact with the boards, shall be at the discretion of the…
  • Video: Toews hit from behind by Seidenberg (Updated)

    Dhiren Mahiban
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Jonathan Toews did not finish the second period tonight in Boston. The Blackhawks captain was on the
  • Video: Blackhawks' Dahlbeck nets first NHL goal

    Dhiren Mahiban
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Klas Dahlbeck picked up his first NHL goal tonight opening the scoring
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  • As Sony Cancels Release of ‘The Interview,’ US Sources Say North Korea Was Responsible for Hack

    Dave Marzullo
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:40 pm
    The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week’s planned release of its controversial comedy “The Interview.” U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang regime could come as soon as Thursday. Click here for more on this story from KTLA.
  • 12/15/14 Full Show (Dr. Daniela & Elliot Serrano Debate ‘Homeland’ vs. Torture Report)

    Caitlin Fry
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Dr. Daniela and Elliot Serrano get into a pretty heated discussion about torture practices while Patti Vasquez tries to keep the peace without sacrificing herself!  
  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 12-17-14

    Edgar Perez
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Bill and Wendy talk about “The Interview”, racism, food gifts, and more.
  • Flavor HD: Foodie holiday gifts and experience

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    To build on last week’s segment, Hannah and Dane share some great foodie gift and experience ideas for the holidays.
  • Fredrick Wilson II: #Responsidamnbility viral video

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Bill and Wendy talk with Fredrick Wilson II, the man behind the #responsidamnbility viral video.  
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  • Chicago Bulls injury report: Joakim Noah says he'll play vs. Knicks

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    So while it's nice for us to get a rest between Bulls games (isn't it?), the Bulls have to 'practice fully'.  Fortunately that includes Joakim Noah now. FWIW: Bulls just released injury update for the day listing Noah and Gibson (right ankle) as questionable vs. NYK. Noah said he'll play. — Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) December 17, 2014 On the less-than-fortunate side of the ledger, that Taj Gibson ankle injury is indeed new. He missed substantial time with a left ankle sprain, then came back and played 18 and 31 minutes. Then over 44 against Portland, followed by a back-to-back averaging…
  • Eastern Conference panic poll: Which of these bad teams should scare the Bulls the most?

    Ricky O'Donnell
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    The Eastern Conference is terrible, but five teams are at least OK. The Bulls are one of those teams. Which of the other four scare you the most? The NBA season rarely plays out the way you think it's going to. The first 30 percent of the schedule typically serves as a good reminder of that. Think back to last season when most Eastern Conference predictions focused on a four-way race for the Finals between the Bulls, Heat, Pacers and Nets. It didn't exactly unfold that way. Derrick Rose went down 10 games into the year and the Bulls found themselves relying on D.J. Augustin as their best…
  • Bulls vs. Hawks video highlights: Al Horford goes off

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    I could do without the clips of uncontested defensive rebounds, but the video above of Al Horford's play last night does also serve as a look at slowness of the Bulls defense. And yes, it's pretty exclusively on Pau Gasol*. Some of Horford's one-on-one attempts you could probably live with, but too often the jumpers are left wide-open (and by my recollection, on several missed attempts as well), and the transition defense is tough to watch. Gasol did play nearly 40 minutes the night after he played over 36, which is pretty crazy, so we can cut him somewhat of a break. But the Bulls really…
  • Bulls vs. Hawks final score: Tired and old legs fail in Atlanta

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    So, the Hawks are pretty good. And worse, a bad matchup for the Bulls, especially a unit without Joakim Noah. Atlanta plays small and stretches the floor with their big-man tandem of Al Horford and Paul Millsap, and time and time again the Bulls bigs slow to rotate and gave them way too much space. Horford was missing quite a few wide open midrange jumpers, but ultimately was the Hawks leading scorer with 21 points as the Hawks won this game 93-86. This was just not the kind of game for Pau Gasol to thrive. He did have another double-double, but had 15 shots to get his 13 points, and I think…
  • Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks game preview, lineups, injury report

    15 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    [Thanks to fleng2 for today's game preview -yfbb] The Chicago Bulls travel to Atlanta to take on the somewhat surprising Hawks tonight (6:30pm CT). Before the season, you would have thought the matchup would pit their offensive prowess against our nasty defense. But that doesn't quite tell the whole story. Turns out, the Hawks rank higher than we do in DefRtg and we edge them out in OffRtg (no, really). Keep the NBA weird. Mike Budenholzer has the Spurs East are firing on all cylinders on offense and setting the league on fire from three-point land, knocking down 38% of their attempts. Jeff…
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #347

    Doug Thonus
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    We've now seen Derrick Rose. The real Derrick Rose, and it was glorious.
  • Bulls Beat #346

    Doug Thonus
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The Bulls finish the circus trip 4-3 as Derrick Rose finishes two games in a row for the first time this season
  • Bulls Beat #345

    Doug Thonus
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    I break down the Bulls injuries and the bigger outlook of what Chicago needs to do.
  • Bulls Beat #344

    Doug Thonus
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    I discuss Derrick Rose's injuries, the Bulls rotations and the last couple of games.
  • Bulls Beat #343

    Doug Thonus
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:17 am
    The Chicago Bulls are 5-2, but they've played a weak schedule and have obvious flaws.
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  • Westerlund: Tom Thibodeau's Vision For Derrick Rose Coming To Fruition

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:40 pm
    By Cody Westerlund- CHICAGO (CBS) – Amid the questions about the attacking mentality of Bulls point guard Derrick Rose after he scored a season-high 31 points in his team’s 115-106 win against the Trail Blazers on Friday at the United Center, Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau slipped in the line that’s become easy to forget in the drama of the past 32 months. “When he’s aggressive like that, there’s no one like him,” Thibodeau said. As other top point guards are best known for their raw power (Russell Westbrook), utmost grace (Chris Paul) or most uncanny ball-handling and finishing…
  • Professional Athletes And Activism Should Not Mix

    12 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Athletes in the 21st century are looked at as heroes, entertainers, political activists? A trend has hit the NBA where players, and not just any players, but the superstars have taken a stand against recent alleged violence by a NY police officer ending in the death of an African American male. The shirt simply reads “I can’t breathe,” the words that the victim spoke to the officers before being allegedly killed. Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose was the first to start this trend, and Lebron James, and other stars followed suit. This was in most circles applauded for…
  • Bulls Offense

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Chicago Bulls ‏CBullsfans 18m18 minutes ago Aaron Kromer makes emotional apology to offense for remarks on Jay Cutler Bulls NBA 0 replies0 retweets0 favorites Reply Retweet Favorite More Anthony Taste ‏anthony_taste 1h1 hour ago Love brooks and drose in lineup at same time. Best game of bulls offense in a while ive seen old squads never scored 115 0 replies0 retweets0 favorites Reply Retweet Favorite More Kelly Scaletta ‏KellyScaletta 1h1 hour agoAustin, TX Also, the Bulls entire offense seemed to play better with Rose pressing and attacking. Team was 44-of-88…
  • Bulls High Powered Offense

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Classy Bulls Fan ‏RedTaurus1 Nov 17 BullsGetBuckets Don’t plan on it. They clippers high powered offense will tire out the bulls without Rose. View conversation0 replies0 retweets0 favorites Reply Retweet Favorite More Zevon ‏ZevonDavis Nov 1 Even tho its early in season you can tell the Bulls offense is way more high powered and capable of scoring than previous seasons 0 replies0 retweets0 favorites Reply Retweet Favorite More Timothy Bladel ‏t_bladel Oct 29 This Bulls team looks like it has a high powered offense to go with its defense. Rooks are looks good, and Rose……
  • Unexplainable play in Blazers-Bulls somehow ends with Mirotic dunk

    Micah Peters
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:07 pm
    In the fourth quarter of the Friday night game between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Chicago Bulls, this play happened, which, from a physics standpoint, is totally unexplainable. I can’t really say for sure what happened, but both teams were involved, and somehow at the end of it, Nikola Mirotic found himself in possession of the ball and dunked it. (Thanks to Dane Carbaugh for sharing.)
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  • Pevey, Bailey back as Minor League managers

    Carrie Muskat
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Marty Pevey will return for his third season as Triple-A Iowa's manager, Buddy Bailey is back at Double-A Tennessee and Mark Johnson was promoted to Class A Myrtle Beach manager, the Cubs announced Wednesday.
  • Cubs acquire Minor League pitcher, send Ruggiano to M's

    Carrie Muskat
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    The Cubs dealt outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Mariners Wednesday for Minor League pitcher Matt Brazis, opening a spot on the 40-man roster.
  • Cubs announce Minor League coordinators for '15 season

    Carrie Muskat
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Cubs announced their Minor League coordinators for 2015 and named former outfielder Darnell McDonald as the organization's mental skills program coordinator and Dave Keller as the Latin America coordinator.
  • Samardzija, Lester are right fits in Windy City

    Phil Rogers
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    New White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija will be stoked for the return to Wrigley Field in July, while lefty Jon Lester called his move to the Cubs "the right fit at the right time.'' The only way it can be better for Chicago fans is if it turns into an annual experience.
  • Cubs Convention to take place Jan. 16-18

    Carrie Muskat
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    New manager Joe Maddon and pitcher Jon Lester will join Anthony Rizzo, Kerry Wood and Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Ernie Banks and Fergie Jenkins at the 30th Cubs Convention, Jan. 16-18, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.
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  • Wrigley Field Construction Update: December 16

    Al Yellon
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    View this gallery here.
  • Who Will Be Better: Justin Ruggiano Or Jason Motte?

    Tim Huwe
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Here's a BCB point/counterpoint. One of us wishes the Cubs had kept Justin Ruggiano. The other thinks Jason Motte has bigger upside. Tim's take When the Cubs signed Jason Motte, former St. Louis Cardinals reliever, to a one-year $4.5 million deal, I wasn't pleased. While outliers exist for any case or point, I'm not sold on power pitchers that relied on one-and-a-half pitches at their peak on their comeback ability from Tommy John  surgery. It wasn't even the money exclusively. It was also the 40-man roster spot. As the roster was full, someone was going to have to be "thwacked" to let him…
  • The Cuba/USA Normalization And Baseball

    Al Yellon
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What could the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba mean for baseball's future in both countries? A little history, if you don't mind, before diving into the meat of this topic. During the 1950s, a significant number of baseball players left Cuba to play baseball in the United States. This was happening for the same reason players leave the Dominican Republic today -- they were all hoping for a better life. One of the biggest factors back then was the breaking of the color barrier, as many black Cubans could not have been in the big leagues before 1947. Tony…
  • Cubs Name Minor League Managers, Coaching Staffs

    Al Yellon
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    You won't see too many changes in the Cubs' system from last year, as many of the same managers and coaches will move to the team's new affiliates. Tuesday, the Cubs announced other managing and coaching assignments in the system. Many of these men will also serve in some capacity as spring-training instructors. At Iowa, Marty Pevey returns as manager and Brian Harper will return as batting coach, assisted by Leo Perez, who begins his seventh season as a coach in the organization and first with Iowa. Mike Cather is new to the organization as the Triple-A pitching coach. He spent 2014 as…
  • Cubs Trade Justin Ruggiano To Mariners

    Al Yellon
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    This has to be the prelude to another deal, wouldn't you think? There have been rumors surrounding outfielder Justin Ruggiano for some time; he didn't seem to be a fit for the 2015 Cubs, and now he'll be plying his trade in Seattle. Via press release from the Cubs: The Chicago Cubs today acquired right-handed pitching prospect Matt Brazis from the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Justin Ruggiano. Brazis, 25, is 8-6 with 14 saves and a 2.89 ERA (51 ER/158.2 IP) in 100 minor league relief appearances covering three seasons in the Mariners minor league system. He split the 2014 campaign between…
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  • First Course

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    L20's new concept will feature a rotating roster of up-and-coming chefs, an incubator for new culinary talent that will be the first of its kind in Chicago.
  • GB Gift Guide: Eat Out

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    À La Card Chicago is perfect for folks on your holiday shopping list who love to eat. It's a deck of 52 $10 gift certificates to local independent restaurants all over the city -- all for just $30.
  • Anti-Carols

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Angry Bears fans put their spin on classic holiday songs, including "Cutler the Would-Be QB," "Last Season," and "You are rotten, Chicago Bears."
  • Attend it Now to Remember it Later

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    FoGB Coudal Partners are hosting an open house at the Midwest Field Notes HQ this Thursday and Friday, from 5 to 7pm each night. Stop by and pick up Field Notes and other fun stuff.
  • Empty Pews

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Chicago Magazine takes an in-depth look at the Catholic Church's struggle to sustain itself and grow in Chicago while many are leaving the church behind.
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  • The [Wednesday] Papers

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Slouching toward 2015 . . . 1. Chicago Sports Anchor To Bears: Cut Jay Cutler Or Cut Your Wrists. To be fair, I'm not sure if anchors write the chyrons.
  • The Weekend In Chicago Rock

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:04 am
    You shoulda been there. 1. Black Joe Lewis at Thalia Hall on Sunday night.
  • The [Tuesday] Papers

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    "When Bruce Rauner takes his oath of office next month as Illinois governor, there will be no inaugural ball as part of the celebration," USA Today reports. Presumably a ball would be too .01%-y.
  • Ornamenting The Holidays With Chicago Hot Glass!

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Hot glass is super cool. A tutorial.
  • Human Rights Organizations Urge Passage Of Reparations For Chicago Police Torture Survivors

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    On December 16th, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), We Charge Genocide, Project NIA and Amnesty International will hold a five-mile march, deliver a petition, reveal a list of "nice & naughty" alderpeople and hold a memorial at City Hall to demand passage of the Reparations Ordinance for Chicago Police Torture Survivors. On October 16, 2013, a Reparations Ordinance for Chicago Police Torture Survivors was introduced in Chicago's City Council. It has already garnered the support of 26 alderpeople, with only one additional vote needed to pass the ordinance. Passage of the ordinance is…
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    Cheeky Chicago

  • Give the Gift of Health: Top Holiday Wellness Gifts

    Michele Gelman
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    At this time of year when the days are shortest, our bodies need more sleep and warm, nourishing food. Instead, we are busier than ever, going to parties, consuming too much inflammatory, acidifying alcohol and sugar, staying out late and over extending ourselves in the spirit of giving. This leaves us with compromised immune systems just when the cold and flu viruses are lurking everywhere. To make the New Year happy and healthy, I am focusing on gifts of wellness this season for myself and others! Here are some of my top picks: Give the Gift of Greens Nutrient dense green vegetables are…
  • Health and Fitness Gift Guide
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Do you have someone on your holiday gift list who’s a health and fitness fanatic? Or, maybe someone who is always talking about stepping up their game but doesn’t actually do it? This health and fitness gift guide will both inspire self-care and encourage self-love for the recipient! Check out our top picks: Run Away: These new shoes from Asics features a Flexible Fit system with flexible support bands from heel to forefoot. Asics has a store in Wicker Park and is opening a new one in Skokie–check out their fitness gear too!
  • Blown Away

    Melanie Rud Chadwick
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Calling all blow dry regulars! The latest addition to the Windy City salon scene is DreamDry, the chic styling spot founded by celeb stylist Rachel Zoe and Robin Moraetes. With only two other DreamDry locations open in NYC, how did they settle on Chicago for their third? “Chicago is one of the best cities in the world, and we wanted to bring the convenience and affordable luxury of everyday glamour to the fabulous women of the Windy City,” Zoe told us. “They have incredible personal style. We just want to give them the resource to able to perfect their greatest accessory—their…
  • Save Time with Gift Worthy Wines
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    So, December comes around and it can hit me at a party, walking down the hallway at work or perhaps when meeting friends at a restaurant–and someone invariably asks, “Are you all ready?” Seriously? We work, buff and fluff, work some more and try to eek out a social life. And then, when the holidays roll around, there is the pressure to decorate, shop and send. Oh, and perhaps be the perfect hostess. Well, the Cheeky Wine Guide is here to help with a few gift suggestions to take the pressure off. Easy peasy. Here’s the quick list to help you select something interesting…
  • Chicago Gift Guide for the Foodies

    Kaleigh Glaza
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Photo Courtesy of Blue Door Farm Stand Some of the best parts of the holiday season revolve around food (Thanksgiving turkey, hot chocolate, Christmas cookies and more). So we’ve put together a gift guide for those Cheeky gals who truly love to cook and eat! With a focus on Chicago brands, this gift guide will have your mouth watering and provide ideas for seriously delicious gifts. Photo Courtesy of TOMS For the Java lover: TOMS Thankful Blend Put a boost in your morning with a tasty drink for a great cause! You can write what you’re thankful for on the bag, and you’ll also be…
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • Let’s go on an adventure!

    Jessica B.
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sounds like fun right?? As you guys know, travel is a true passion of mine. It fills my need for adventure, and my need to see new places, and try new things. It indulges my love of history and passion for art. And makes me feel like a different version of me, one that can get perspective and a change from her daily life, and wonder about new things. And come back inspired. The last time I took a solo adventure, it was March 2014 to Paris/Bordeaux and Amsterdam as part of my promotion celebration. Life is very different now. Last month, in the wake of losing my grandma and working through my…
  • Change in perspective

    Jessica B.
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Death casts a long shadow. And for someone with little experience with it, I still learning how to emerge from it. It’s been a week since my Grandma passed. One week. And it’s been almost two weeks since we got the news about her health and I rushed back to Wisconsin. Now, I’m back in Chicago and trying to get back in to a routine. But it feels, weird. The sun still shines, wind blows, and breakfast needs to be made, showers taken, etc. But it just feels different. The best way to describe how it feels is this: Imagine a table with cards on it. Organized, meticulously placed…
  • Losing a loved one

    Jessica B.
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    It’s been a tough week and I’ll explain why. The last funeral I attended was that of my paternal grandfather, around five years ago. In fact, I can count on one hand how many funerals in total I’ve attended in my life. Losing a loved one is something I don’t have a lot of experience with. But now, I have a bit more. I always knew my maternal grandparents would pass. It’s a reality of life, they are 91 years old, and grandma was in shakier health due to the cruel disease of dementia/early on-set Alzheimers. In fact, recently, family and I had been doing some…
  • The first 30 days

    Jessica B.
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:45 pm
    It’s been one month since this happened. It’s still a mix of emotions. So in recognition of this, I thought I’d share what the first 30 days has been like. It starts out simple. You sleep in, stay up late, or maybe you get up at your normal time because that was your routine. You wake up, make breakfast, watch some TODAY Show, but the act of not going to work feels weird. Because THAT was your routine. But you don’t have a job to go to anymore. You file for unemployment and start job searching but it all feels like a weird dream. Did this really happen? Yes, it did.
  • Irrational fears

    Jessica B.
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hey! It’s a non password protected post! And this one is at least 75% more upbeat than the last two posts. At PT one night, my therapist and I got to talking about our irrational fears. Soon, we had a large group discussion about it and honestly, some of them were pretty funny. I don’t count spiders, rats, heights or confined spaces as irrational fears, it’s more the…uncommon ones. At first, I was all, “heck no I don’t have those!” and then, while doing my second round of “monster walks,” I remembered mine. I have two. I’ve told a…
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • MRED No Longer Offering Access to Walk Score

    Rachel Mazanec
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    MRED No Longer Offering Access to Walk Score was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) announced today that the company will no longer be... MRED No Longer Offering Access to Walk Score 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.
  • Bad News For Millennial Homeownership – Young American Wages are Plummeting

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    Bad News For Millennial Homeownership – Young American Wages are Plummeting was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. We all want to think that an explosion is pending in Millennial homeownership, but... Bad News For Millennial Homeownership – Young American Wages are Plummeting 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…
  • Buying on a Budget: What will $200,000 get you in Chicago’s Real Estate Market?

    Rachel Mazanec
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Buying on a Budget: What will $200,000 get you in Chicago’s Real Estate Market? was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. It goes without saying that buyers looking to live close to Chicago’s downtown area... Buying on a Budget: What will $200,000 get you in Chicago’s Real Estate 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…
  • Nancy Nagy of BHHS Koenig Rubloff to Serve on NAR Board of Directors

    Rachel Mazanec
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Nancy Nagy of BHHS Koenig Rubloff to Serve on NAR Board of Directors was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The National Association of Realtors has selected Nancy Nagy, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty... Nancy Nagy of BHHS Koenig Rubloff to Serve on NAR Board of Directors 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…
  • 5 Things to Consider About the ‘Disappointing’ New Construction Report

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    5 Things to Consider About the ‘Disappointing’ New Construction Report was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The headlines have been merciless regarding the latest new construction report, but was it... 5 Things to Consider About the ‘Disappointing’ New Construction Report was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the…
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    Realty Evolved

  • Solar Suites

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
    Solar Panels at the Chicago Center for Green Technology While solar is comprised of a diverse suite of technologies, there are three main types: photovoltaics (PV), solar heating & cooling (SHC), and concentrating solar power (CSP). Homeowners and businesses interested in going solar are primarily interested in the first two technologies, while utilities and large-scale energy project developers primarily utilize the latter. PV panels directly produce electricity from sunlight, while SHC technologies use thermal (heat) energy to change the temperature of water and air. PV panels have no…
  • Tiny 8 sqm Parisian apt

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Maid rooms in Paris have long been considered unattractive and secluded spaces in the beautiful Haussmann buildings, renovations commissioned napoleon III and led by Georges-Eugene Haussmann Always located on the top level under the roof, they are characterized by their small size, with a rudimentary interior aesthetic and common circulations difficult to access. over time, the rooms have known different usages, therefore losing their original purpose and becoming attics or storage closets. thereafter, the general increase in property prices has also generated a new consideration of these…
  • Heating a Room for pennies a day

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Someone passed this along to me, and will be attempting to test this out soon. I’m leaving the details here, in case anyone else is interested. You will be using candles – so will want to be home if attempting, and as always, practice safe measures and procedures. Wanting to cut costs on the energy bill, especially now that temperatures are dropping for the season? Economics may be one reason to seek more sustainable energy sources, but this inventive way to heat the house is also purely fascinating. Journalist, YouTuber, and boat owner Dylan Winter created his DIY heater using…
  • Illinois fracking vote postponed

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    On Tuesday, the Illinois legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) did not vote on proposed regulations for horizontal hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in Illinois, making the next opportunity for a vote Nov. 6. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) had collected more than 30,000 comments from the public before proposing a set of rules to JCAR several months ago.  The 12-person committee declined to vote on those rules in September. On Tuesday, the IDNR director insisted the agency would not issue permits to oil and gas drilling companies until either…
  • Chicago Riverwalk Construction

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Chicago Riverwalk Teaser from Sasaki Associates on Vimeo. Chicago Riverwalk Construction originally posted at Realty Evolved
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  • Topinka's sendoff: 'She was the best person I've ever known'

    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    In today's hyperpartisan political environment, Judy Baar Topinka stood out as the increasingly rare public servant who appealed to Democrats as well as her fellow Republicans. The crowd at her memorial service today—studded with the state's leading voices from both sides of the aisle—was a testament to that fact.Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner was there to memorialize his party's former chairwoman, of course, telling the audience gathered in west suburban Countryside that despite her unexpected death last week—following a stroke at age 70—her attention to details and her…
  • Mesirow luncheon serves up big money for South Side tennis center

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A by-invitation-only luncheon today with some of the business community's most prominent leaders raised $200,000 toward building a $9.8 million tennis facility on land that was formerly part of the Robert Taylor Homes."We raised the money we needed to break ground," Kamau Murray, executive director of the foundation that runs the facility, told me after the luncheon. "The goal is to bring more tournaments and events to the city so our kids can gain a ranking. You can't go for a scholarship to college without that."Richard Price, chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial, gathered friends and…
  • How an affordable housing advocate hangs on to his '60s idealism

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    It's been a busy year for John "Jack" Markowski, a self-described "idealistic child of the '60s."He recently was elected chairman of the National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders. Before that, he was honored for his work in "building healthy communities" by Holsten Human Capital Development, a nonprofit that helps public housing residents transition to private housing. Julia Stasch of the MacArthur Foundation is a previous honoree."I was always interested in communities and social organization and how groups work and how communities work," Markowski, 63, told me the other day.In his…
  • Big names gather to celebrate 25th anniversary of Crain's 40 Under 40

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    When Crain's decided to mark the 25th anniversary of its annual 40 Under 40 awards, it invited every honoree over the past quarter century. At the Dec. 10 event inside Union Station's Great Hall, the newest crop of dealmakers mingled with veteran executives. With more than 500 attendees from business, government and culture, guests made a point to meet new people.John Dempsey, a 1998 honoree who is now chief operating officer at CA Ventures, hit the bar and struck up a conversation with one of the younger honorees.“He was wearing a suit and sneakers,” Dempsey said. The young…
  • I'm going to miss Topinka's handwritten notes

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a high-tech world of communication, Judy Baar Topinka was a throwback.I'll miss her old-school way of staying in touch. Whenever I wrote a story that even remotely mentioned her or a subject she liked, she'd send a card and a copy of the story with a handwritten note. She always used the same card. "I Saw You in the News!" it says.Topinka, the state's comptroller, died earlier this morning after suffering a stroke.In the email age—and she certainly did email—this gesture was old-school.A profile about the late Sue Gin, who ran Flying Food Group, prompted a note that said "Great…
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  • The Top Ten New TV Shows of 2014

    Joe Mathieu
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    At around this time in December, blogs, respected publications — hell, anyone with a keyboard & a decent retention of the previous 12 months — lazily cobbles together ‘year-end’ lists as a way to get some holiday web traffic without exuding much effort. As I’m as big of a fan as my Sessions count in Google Analytics as anyone else, and since this year was very damn good for new television, I decided to look back & compile my own listicle featuring the top ten new TV shows of 2014. I’ve mentioned this before, but to reiterate —…
  • Rick Hahn & The White Sox Aren’t F&ckin’ Around

    Joe Mathieu
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Though the Bulls & Blackhawks are enjoying good starts to their 2014-15 seasons, after the absolute abysmal play of our Bears this year, Chicago fans could use all the good news we can get. Over on the Southside, things are looking up — and with every day of the offseason that passes, they continue to get a little brighter.  Yesterday, I awoke to the news that the White Sox signed outfielder Melky Cabrera to a three-year deal worth approximately $45 mil. Cabrera, 30, hit .301 with 16 HRs for the Blue Jays last year; and would serve as a significant defensive upgrade to Dayan…
  • Bing and Facebook Search, Partners No Longer

    Joe Mathieu
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    On Friday, Facebook confirmed that they have done away with showing Bing search results through the social network’s own search engine. The two have had an advertising partnership since 2007 (one renewed in 2010); however, with Facebook unveiling the ability to search posts early last week, it appears Mark Zuckerberg & co are taking the potential of their own engine seriously. In fact, this has been addressed specifically by Zuck as a key growth initiative heading into the new year.  Microsoft & Facebook have enjoyed a storied history through the latter’s few years in…
  • The Last Sign-Off for ‘The Newsroom’

    Joe Mathieu
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    I’m a big fan of Aaron Sorkin’s work. Since the very first episode of ABC’s ESPN-modeled Sports Night back in ’98, I’ve embraced Sorkin’s writing style (‘walk & talk’ and all) as nothing less than brilliant. The biggest problem I have with Aaron Sorkin’s televised work — and it’s a very big one — is that, unfortunately, sans The West Wing, they have all been short-lived.  Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (and inside look at SNL, basically) only lasted a season. The aforementioned Sports Night…
  • Facebook Call-To-Action Buttons Coming to the Top of Pages

    Joe Mathieu
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Facebook giveth, and Facebook taketh away… Not long after announcing further organic reach cuts on Newsfeed, Facebook is bringing an extensive line of call-to-action buttons which admins will be able to utilize on the top of their page. These new Facebook call-to-action buttons can link visitors to content both in & outside of the social network itself. The available buttons, which were previously only available on ads and offers, will include: Contact Us Book Now Play Game Shop Now Watch Video Sign Up Use App In their official announcement yesterday of the new call-to-action…
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