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  • Subway Sign Style Blackhawks Poster

    WordPress Tag: Chicago Blackhawks
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Here is my newest hand-drawn Chicago Blackhawks poster. You can check the rest of my work out on instagram @melissarpeterson Please don’t steal!
  • Metra train hits, kills bicyclist on UP Northwest Line

    News -
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:32 pm
    A Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest line struck and killed a woman on a bicycle in Des Plaines this evening, an agency spokesman said.
  • Judge, big supporter of Israel, balks at leaving Palestinian terrorism-related case

    Chicago Sun-Times
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    A Jewish federal judge whose family has raised more than $3 million for a pro-Israeli charity angrily refused on Thursday to recuse himself from the terrorism-related trial of a southwest suburban Palestinian immigrant.
  • Still No Clues in Disappearance of Missing Mom

    NBC News Top Stories
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:21 pm
    The search entered into its seventh day Thursday with no signs of Jennifer Huston, a mother of two who left to run errands and never returned.
  • Harper Court sale allows University to ensure continuing community benefits

    UChicago News
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The University of Chicago has sold the mixed-use development Harper Court to Clal Insurance Company and its affiliated companies, in a transaction that will allow the University to continue to ensure the success and community benefits of the project. Clal, a publicly traded insurance company and pension fund manager, is one of Israel’s largest financial institutions with more than $40 billion in assets under management. Clal paid $112 million for the retail and office complex that...
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  • Judge, big supporter of Israel, balks at leaving Palestinian terrorism-related case

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    A Jewish federal judge whose family has raised more than $3 million for a pro-Israeli charity angrily refused on Thursday to recuse himself from the terrorism-related trial of a southwest suburban Palestinian immigrant.
  • Father of slain teen fatally shot in Humboldt Park

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Samuel Walker Sr. had been preparing for the funeral of his teenage son, Samuel Walker Jr., who was gunned down last Friday in East Garfield Park. Now his family must decide whether to hold a joint memorial instead. On Thursday, the elder Walker was shot to death in a Humboldt Park gangway — just two days before his 13-year-old son was to be laid to rest.
  • Bicyclist hit by Metra train in Des Plaines dies

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    A female cyclist died Thursday evening when she was hit by a Metra train in northwest suburban Des Plaines. Train No. 639 on the Union Pacific Northwest Line struck the bicyclist about 6 p.m. near the Cumberland station, a Metra spokesman said.
  • Deerfield man found near Oregon nature camp

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    A 2014 Deerfield High School graduate was found safe today after going missing from his Oregon nature camp for more than 24 hours. Searchers on horseback found Kevin Mulert, 18, of Deerfield, at 10:30 a.m. today about 1.5 miles from the camp, where he was last seen at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was reported missing at 8 a.m. Wednesday. “It appears he’s going to be OK,” Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said. “He was taken to the hospital for possible dehydration and a physical.” Mulert walked away from camp unnoticed Wednesday, officials said. Searchers provided Mulert initial…
  • Whitney Young students release endangered turtles in swamp

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Whitney Young students joined students from Pontiac High School to release 100 endangered alligator snapping turtles into a southern Illinois swamp.
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    UChicago News

  • Harper Court sale allows University to ensure continuing community benefits

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The University of Chicago has sold the mixed-use development Harper Court to Clal Insurance Company and its affiliated companies, in a transaction that will allow the University to continue to ensure the success and community benefits of the project. Clal, a publicly traded insurance company and pension fund manager, is one of Israel’s largest financial institutions with more than $40 billion in assets under management. Clal paid $112 million for the retail and office complex that...
  • Chute goes 'Outside the Box' in new book on contemporary comics

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Since joining the University of Chicago faculty in 2010, Hillary Chute quickly established herself as the campus’ resident comics expert. In addition to co-teaching a course on comics and autobiography with famed cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Chute organized a conference through the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, which brought together the world’s leading cartoonists for three days of public conversation. The events of that conference are documented in a special...
  • Shutsung Liao, biochemist who studied role of hormones in prostate cancer, 1931-2014

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:49 pm
    A pioneer in understanding the biochemistry of male hormones and their receptors and how they influenced the development and progression of prostate cancer, Shutsung Liao, PhD’61, professor emeritus in the University of Chicago’s Ben May Department for Cancer Research, died at his Hyde Park home on July 20. He was 83 years old. In 1968, Liao and colleagues discovered that in many androgen target tissues, the male hormone testosterone had no effect until it had been converted by the...
  • Data Visualization Challenge lets students portray data in innovative ways

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    Thirteen teams participated in the first University of Chicago Data Visualization Challenge, a competition to create insightful, novel and well-designed visual representations of raw social science data. This year’s contestants attempted to make math beautiful as they showed trends in topics as varied as the relationship between Mexican state and criminal agents in drug trafficking to the relationship between foreign investment and female employment in Indonesia. The latter entry won the...
  • New accreditation highlights UCPD's training, procedures and professionalism

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    The University of Chicago Police Department received Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation recognition from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, making it the first private university police department in the Midwest to meet the commission’s stringent law enforcement standards. The UCPD was formally recognized for becoming an accredited law enforcement agency at the commission's conference awards ceremony on Saturday, July 26. "Standardization in...
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  • Motorist Charged In Edgewater Crash That Killed Man On Street

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    (STMW) – A North Side man has been charged in connection with a multiple-vehicle crash that killed a 71-year-old man and injured at least five others Wednesday morning in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood. Vladimir Tsemekhman, 58, faces one count of reckless homicide, a Class 3 felony, according to a statement from Chicago Police. He was also cited for several moving violations, including reckless driving and not practicing due care while a pedestrian was in the roadway. The crash, involving multiple vehicles, a CTA bus and a pedestrian happened at North Sheridan Road and West…
  • Feds: Man Admitted Putting Needles In Store Meat ‘Just For The Hell Of It’

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:59 pm
    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into a packaged meat “just for the hell of it” at a grocery store in his hometown for more than a year. The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Ronald Avers said one buyer of boneless chuck roast at the Shop `n Save store in Belleville just east of St. Louis later bit into one of the needles, and a needle slipped into a steak stuck another customer. SuperValu Inc., the Minnesota-based corporate parent of the…
  • Bears Sign Tackle Dennis Roland, Waive Cody Booth

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    (CBS) – The Chicago Bears have signed tackle Dennis Roland to a one-year contract and waived Cody Booth, the team announced Thursday. The 6-foot, 9-inch-tall, 315-pound Roland started 30 of 71 games played over six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has also appeared in four postseason contests with one start at right tackle. The Bolivar, Mo. native entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2006 with the Dallas Cowboys out of the University of Georgia. He also spent time on Tampa Bay’s practice squad. Booth was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Temple.    
  • Protest Group: Give All Chicago Workers Paid Sick Days

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:09 pm
    (CBS) – Backers of a proposal to give all employees in Chicago paid sick days held a rally Thursday evening. About two dozen worker rights advocates dropped off 25,000 signatures at Mayor Emanuel’s office at 4 p.m. The group supports an ordinance that was introduced to the Chicago City Council this spring that calls for employers to give all workers — both full and part-time — at least five sick days a year. The proposal followed the firing of a Whole Foods employee who stayed home with her son during the Polar Vortex, when many schools were closed. The measure says…
  • Cyclist Dies After Being Hit By Metra Train

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    (STMW) –  A cyclist died Thursday evening when she was hit by a Metra train in northwest suburban Des Plaines. Train no. 639 on the Union Pacific Northwest Line struck the cyclist about 6 p.m. near the Cumberland station, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis. The cyclist, a woman possibly in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:15 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Her identity was still unknown Thursday night. The outbound train had left Chicago at 5:12 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Barrington at 6:17 p.m., according to Metra.
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  • A's Cespedes T-shirt promo still on

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The Oakland Athletics made one of the boldest moves ahead of Thursday's trade deadline, acquiring ace pitcher Jon Lester in a deal for popular slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Now they have to figure out what to do with 10,000 T-shirts.
  • Asdrubal Cabrera traded to Nationals

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The Washington Nationals have acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians, sources have confirmed to ESPN.
  • Stephen Drew traded to Yankees

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The Boston Red Sox have completed a rare trade with the rival New York Yankees, sending shortstop Stephen Drew to New York in exchange for veteran infielder Kelly Johnson.
  • $2M settlement reached in E2 nightclub death

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    A $2 million settlement was reached in the death of a woman at the E2 nightclub. It's said to be the largest wrongful death settlement linked to that tragedy.
  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    A bipartisan, $16 billion measure to clean up after a scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a second bill to prevent a cutoff in highway funding gained final passage in the Senate and were sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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    Loyola Phoenix

  • BREAKING: Loyola student robbed near Lake Shore Campus

    Ashley Iannantone
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Early Monday morning a purse-snatching occurred at the intersection of Sheridan Road and Columbia Avenue. The victim was a Loyola student walking to her home from the CTA Red Line. Deputy Chief Joseph Bogdalek of Campus Security sent out an email to students regarding the incident at 9:40 a.m. Monday. Officer Janel Sedezic of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Office of News Affairs confirmed the incident and said the victim is a 20-year-old female who was crossing the intersection around the 6700 block of N. Sheridan when a man approached her asking for a dollar at approximately 12:55 a.m.
  • Dining on the Line: Sono Wood Fired

    Ashley Iannantone
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Made-to-order Mozzarella ($10) Sono Wood Fired gets its name both from meaning “I am” in Italian and for being located in the “Sono” area of Lincoln Park (just south of North Avenue in the Clybourn Corridor). So by visiting, you can learn a new phrase in Italian and visit a new area of the city… Oh, and eat some really delicious pizza. Sono sits just about 20 feet from the North/Clybourn Red Line stop. With its close proximity to all the stores that line North and Sheffield Avenues, Sono is a great spot to grab lunch or dinner (and if you’re of age, drinks) after an afternoon of…
  • Earl Sweatshirt turns up the heat at the Metro

    Ari Black
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Photos by The PHOENIX//Ariahna Black Rap has become something like an endless hallway of doors, each representing a sub-genre that has resulted from the many years of its existence. This variety is a direct result of different artists’ unique takes on the genre, each adding a special touch to make his or her own, distinct form of what used to be looked at as one very narrow and simple category of music. The Notorious B.I.G. symbolizes one sub-genre: the East Coast hip-hop scene that helped establish rap as the genre it is today. Atmosphere represents the current Midwest independent…
  • REVIEW: ‘Men Should Weep’ at Raven Theatre Complex

    Layne Hillesland
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Men Should Weep, a Scottish play set in the Great Depression era, has not been produced in the U.S. for more than 30 years. However, Griffin Theatre Company has revived the dramatic play at the Raven Theatre Complex (6157 N. Clark St.). And with its outstanding cast and set, no one should wait another 30 years before seeing this magnificent production. The play opens with Maggie Morrison (Lori Myers) leaning out the kitchen window hollering for her kids to come home for supper. The window faces backstage and as Maggie slides down the kitchen counter, the audience gets the full perspective of…
  • ‘One Flea Spare’ plagued with bad theater

    Layne Hillesland
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:13 pm
    All photos courtesy of Ghost Light Productions As the Black Plague sweeps over London, four characters find themselves quarantined in One Flea Spare, Ghost Light Productions’ new play at The Den Theatre (1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.). Despite a few positive aspects, this play ended up only plaguing the audience with bad theater. The set of One Flea Spare is very simple, and not in a good way. The seating is arranged in almost a complete circle, and the actors entered the middle of the stage from three different entry ways. The Den Theater is very small and has low ceilings and close seating.
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    Aurora Beacon-News

  • Women’s Pro Soccer: Oswego’s Julianne Sitch goes all out for Red Stars

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Julianne Sitch’s soccer career has come full circle. The 2002 Oswego graduate has taken her talents around the world in a decade-long pro career but now is back where it all started. Sitch is in her third season with the Chicago Red Stars, who play their home games at Benedictine University in Lisle, just a few miles down the road from where she starred in high school. “It’s truly a blessing,” Sitch said. “It’s great to be back home and it’s great to play in front of all my family and friends, people who have been supporting me since I was little, following my career. “I think…
  • Kane County Cougars season stats through through July 30

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Through July 30 BATTING Name AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO Chesny Young .333 5 18 2 6 1 1 0 1 1 5 Kevin Brown .302 16 53 6 16 2 0 2 8 6 7 C. Brockmeyer .301 51 163 17 49 9 2 4 29 10 31 Will Remillard .286 49 168 19 48 13 0 1 26 21 31 S. Dunston .276 69 221 35 61 12 5 1 29 12 37 Ben Carhart .275 92 349 52 96 17 1 4 37 32 36 Danny Lockhart .270 64 230 39 62 12 0 0 18 23 29 Jacob Rogers .269 100 338 64 91 21 1 13 47 55 78 Trey Martin .250 87 284 36 71 12 1 1 24 18 73 Yasiel Balaguert .243 78 309 35 75 15 2 6 46 17 71 J. Candelario .241 36 137 15 33 13 0 5 24 8 27 Carlos Penalver .215 100 381…
  • Cougars Notes: Fast climb to Kane County for infielder Chesny Young

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    New Cougars infielder Chesny Young is so new to professional baseball that his quick ascent to Kane County is a bit of a blur to him. Just drafted out of Mercer in the 14th round by the Cubs in June, the infielder and Atlanta native ripped through Northwest League pitching for Boise to the tune of .354 in 15 games before he was shuttled to the Cougars. “I was just drafted this year, so it hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Young said. “I don’t know much about the process, but I know it’s a good thing to get called up early. I’m just trying to make the most of my playing time.” In…
  • Umbrella art installation in downtown Aurora delayed until next summer

    Stephanie Lulay
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    AURORA – An umbrella art display an artist planned to install in the city’s downtown will no longer happen this summer, city officials said. Aurora Chief Community Services Officer Dan Barreiro said that the installation’s creator, Aurora artist Gaiter, has decided to hold off on installing the umbrella art over downtown’s Water Street Mall until 2015 to take full advantage of the summer season. “This is a unique project that did not have a process in place before,” Barreiro said. “Many aspects of the project took longer than anticipated.” Gaiter, founder of Aurora-based…
  • Game Boy turns 25

    Aggrego News Service
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Nintendo Game Boy was the most successfully received gaming device to date with well over 150 million units sold, according to Nintendo’s corporate history. Today marks this revolutionary handheld device’s 25th anniversary in North America. Here’s just how monumental the release felt at the time: The device that came to define portable gaming boasted four-colors-of-grey and stereo sound through its built-in speakers and its headphone jack.  Game Boy, which came out in 1989, was closely associated with the classic game Tetris when it debuted. Tetris was bundled with the…
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  • ComEd must pay for outages, court says

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Commonwealth Edison must pay for spoiled groceries and other damage caused by unnecessarily long power outages, an Illinois appellate court decided Thursday.
  • S&P 500 posts worst day since April

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    The S&P 500 posted its worst daily decline since April and first monthly drop since January on Thursday as economic data sparked concern that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than some have expected.
  • NFL players to get tracking chips

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    NFL players will be equipped with tracking technology in their shoulder pads next season that will measure how fast, far and what routes they run -- in real time.
  • Airlines, Congress debate what's fair on fares

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    Notice to anyone booking a flight: Airfares are in the spotlight this week in Washington, D.C., scrutinized over how they are presented in advertisements and on the Web as well as for a security fee hike that's baked into ticket prices.
  • Is FTD future coming up roses?

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Flower service FTD will buy ProFlowers and sister brands for $430 million, creating a company with over $1 billion in revenue and bringing more high-growth gift-delivery businesses under the FTD umbrella.
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  • Brandon Marshall: Jay Cutler will be MVP in 2014

    Sessler, Marc
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Bears receiver Brandon Marshall told Michael Irvin on Wednesday that quarterback Jay Cutler is on tap for an MVP season. Marc Sessler examines if Cutler has what it takes to live up to his wideout's bold prophecy.
  • Marc Trestman: Chicago Bears face 'high expectations'

    Wesseling, Chris
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Coach Marc Trestman has noticed high expectations in Chicago this season. Do the Bears have a chance to knock off the Packers in the NFC North?
  • Chicago Bears see 'incredible progress' from Jay Cutler

    Hanzus, Dan
    28 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    The Chicago Bears went all-in on Jay Cutler with a new contract in January, and QB coach Matt Cavanaugh is raving about Cutler's "incredible progress" at this spring's minicamp.
  • Will Marquess Wilson be Chicago Bears' No. 3 WR?

    Patra, Kevin
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    Marquess Wilson stands 6-foot-3 and could be another long target for Jay Cutler. The second-year wide receiver reportedly is in line for the Bears' No. 3 receiver job unless he "falters significantly."
  • Adrian Wilson signs contract with Chicago Bears

    Coppinger, Mike
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The Bears might have a solution for their ailing secondary as the team announced the signing of Adrian Wilson on Monday. Does the former Cardinals stalwart have a shot at earning a staring job?
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  • Rifle 1 Every Re-Cock

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    I think we've all noticed it : Cutty doing that shoulder shrug thing , like he's re-cocking the rifle before a play - . I propose that we all rifle 1 everytime we see a Re-Cock . If anything it'll put us all in a better mood win or lose . I'm doin it . Feel free to join . Cheers !!!!
  • Five Training Camp Standouts........................

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    5 Players Turning Heads at the Chicago Bears' Training Camp By Ross Read , Featured Columnist Jul 30, 2014 « Prev 1 of 7 Next » Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow ... Five Training Camp Standouts........................
  • Bears sign 6-foot-9, 315-pound offensive tackle Dennis Roland

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    @DavidHaugh: Bears sign 6-foot-9, 315-pound offensive tackle Dennis Roland. Yes, 6-9. So if you see Bulls GM Gar Forman around Bourbonnais...
  • Briggs; "I Will Retire As A Bear"..........................

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Briggs looks to future: 'I will retire a Bear' Video Link; By Fred MitchellTribune reporter 2:43 p.m. CDT, July 31, 2014 BOURBONNAIS — Lance Briggs was at once playful, nostalgic, philosophical and pragmatic as the veteran Bears linebacker assessed the state of his... Briggs; "I Will Retire As A Bear"..........................
  • Marshall displays playmaking ability

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:52 pm News: Bears Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall displayed his playmaking ability in Thursday’s practice, making several nifty catches in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. Continue reading...
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    Blackhawks Recent Headlines

  • Tickets for Blackhawks 2014 preseason home games on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that single-game tickets for the team’s 2014 preseason home games at the United Center will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 4, at 10:00 a.m. Fans will be able to purchase tickets on, by visit...
  • Shaw to be featured on Comcast SportsNet's "Inside Look"

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, month...
  • Blackhawks announce 2014-15 national television schedule

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    In conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced their 2014-15 regular-season national television schedule. Nationally, the Blackhawks will appear exclusively on NBC (including NBC and NBC Sports Network) 11 t...
  • Blogging the 2014 Blackhawks Convention: Day 2

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    As the Seventh Annual Blackhawks Convention continued on Saturday, fans gained access to 12 panels conducted throughout the day. These panels consisted of current players, team management, alumni and broadcasters associated with the team. Chic...
  • Move to Blackhawks a new challenge for Richards

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    CHICAGO -- Brad Richards is just getting to know the Chicago Blackhawks, so forgive him if his approach is still a little formal. After signing a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on July 1 worth a reported $2 million, the veteran center is...
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  • Part-Timers Sports Podcast: Episode 14: One Sweet Ass

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Recorded Monday July 14, 2014 On LeBron going home, the domino effect of LBJ’s signing, Claude Giroux’s affection for sweet cop ass, Toews & Kane extensions, and Mike Matheny’s stupid, handsome face playing favorites.
  • If you could put one player on your team, who would it be?

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    First of all congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who signed ex-Cav and superstar, LeBron James. In light of the recent wave of NBA free agent madness, I figured I would have some fun with this topic. You should do the same. Since most of us have favorite teams who miss out on the best players. Chicago Bulls- Yeah. They missed out on the top free agents. Again. Carmelo Anthony would have been a great fit to play alongside Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. So who would I put on the Bulls? Might as well go big right? Kevin Durant. I know it would never happen, simply from a financial…
  • Panthers Re-Sign RFA Dylan Olsen

    Paige Lewis
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:02 pm
    On Monday afternoon, the Florida Panthers announced the re-signing of RFA Dylan Olsen to a one-way, 2-year deal. Olsen, 23, appeared in 44 games with the Panthers last season after being dealt to Florida from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Kris Versteeg. He recorded 12 points (3-9-12) during his first season as a member of the Panthers. Olsen recorded his first NHL goal this past season against Ondrej Pavelec of the Winnipeg Jets. The 6’2, 223 lb blue-liner is a native of Calgary, Alberta and was drafted by Chicago in the first round of the 2009 entry draft. The rugged defenseman…
  • Clendening ready to graduate to big time in Chicago

    Joe Yerdon
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks could be in for an interesting time in training camp when it comes to their d
  • Subway Sign Style Blackhawks Poster

    14 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Here is my newest hand-drawn Chicago Blackhawks poster. You can check the rest of my work out on instagram @melissarpeterson Please don’t steal!
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  • TV on the Radio: CBS 2’s Steve Baskerville

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Pete McMurray talks with CBS 2’s chief meteorologist Steve Baskerville about his 25+ years in Chicago, the process of forecasting the weather and the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to him on TV.
  • How to talk to your children about tragic news

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Pete McMurray Pete McMurray talks with Grace Hwang Lynch, the News and Politics Editor for, about how to talk your kids about tragic news like the downtown shooting on Thursday.
  • Dr. Charles Hebert: Why Workplace Violence Occurs

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
      A recently demoted worker at  ArrowStream shot and critically injured the CEO of his company and then took his own life. Dr. Charles Hebert, psychiatrist, Rush University Medical Center, shares his psychological expertise on workplace violence.  
  • Dean Richards: Why You Should Watch Sharknado 2

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Dean Richards reviews  Sharknado 2,  Guardians of the Galaxy and Get On Up.   Ian Ziering as Fin Shephard fends of a shark in New York City in Sharknado 2: The Second One. (Syfy Network / NBCUniversal)
  • Sirott and Murciano Full Show 7/31/14

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    It’s a short show for Bob and Marianne, but they celebrate their first anniversary in the midday slot on WGN. Then they go over listener feedback before today’s Cubs game.  
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  • Bulls Show Podcast: Talking Derrick Rose and his shoes

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    From Mitch and Nillz: Nillz kicks off the episode with Adam Figman of Slam Magazine to discuss the D. Rose 5 - Derrick's 5th signature shoe from Adidas. Listen to Adam talk about his experience at the unveiling in Vegas this past Sunday and how the shoe's technology helped him beat a few NBA players in a pick-up game, maybe. Mitch joins the show in the 2nd half to set expectations for Team USA and Derrick Rose. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Mitch & Nillz Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter (@TheBullsShow). For any questions…
  • Derrick Rose and the return Chicago's been waiting for

    Ricky O'Donnell
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    It might not mean anything just yet, but seeing Derrick Rose reclaim his status as one of the NBA's golden boys at Team USA camp feels too good to ignore. There's a portrait to be painted of the last two seasons of Chicago Bulls basketball, and the way it looks is up to you. Let's not pretend like there haven't been good times. In the moment, that streak-snapping win over the Heat in March of 2013 felt like a championship in and of itself. There was the night Nate Robinson went nuclear against the Nets in Game 4, how each impossible shot he hit during that fourth quarter was life-affirming in…
  • Kevin Love trade rumors: Bulls reportedly no longer in contention

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    There was a brief re-frenzy-ing last week when it came to a Kevin Love pursuit. It cooled since some main principles involved (Doug McDermott from the Bulls, Andrew Wiggins from the Cavs) signed their rookie contracts and thus couldn't be traded for 30 days, but a new report came out late Wednesday by's Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst: As has been the case for a week, the Cavaliers remain the front-runners to acquire Love in a trade co-headlined by No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins. However, sources this week have described the Cavs as the only team in contention for Love. Those…
  • Derrick Rose Team USA mini-camp video

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Aggrey Sam with a good lede: It was only approximately four minutes of a scrimmage, but just the fact that Derrick Rose was on the court, healthy and looked as if his athletic gifts hadn’t abandoned him was a sight for sore eyes. That's about all we can ask for with Derrick Rose's time with Team USA this summer. Just play basketball again, look like you belong. There is some 'footage', here, and the lack of access we've had to Rose in the past year makes it noteworthy. practicing 3s! With KD! dunking! Attacking! (ok this one was pretty cool, and scary...but in a good way?) I was teased into…
  • Why Team USA can be so important for Derrick Rose

    Ricky O'Donnell
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    The Bulls point guard is in Las Vegas trying out for the United States' FIBA World Cup team. It only took 10 meaningful games in the last 27 months to turn Derrick Rose from one of the brightest young superstars in the NBA to a player now often defined by his own personal idiosyncrasies. Because we can't talk about how great Rose is at basketball, we talk about the nonsense that orbits around him. It's largely a byproduct of a frustrated city that had to endure three straight playoff runs without its best player meeting an introverted kid who needed an insular camp to escape poverty and a…
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #330

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

    Doug Thonus
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The Chicago Bulls have 12 men on the roster and a full rotation, I discuss how things look with offseason basically complete.
  • Bulls Beat #328

    Doug Thonus
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Melo decids to stay with the Knicks, LeBron returns to Cleveland, and the Bulls settle for Pau Gasol. I break down the FA news and summer league game 1
  • Bulls Beat #327

    Doug Thonus
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    I discuss the Bulls pursuit of Carmelo Anthony, the Heat's free agency challenges, and the landscape of the NBA.
  • Bulls Beat #326

    Doug Thonus
    29 Jun 2014 | 11:12 am
    I discuss the Bulls trading up in the draft for Doug McDermott as well as the landscape of the NBA offseason
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  • Noah Excited About James's Return To Cleveland

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Joakim Noah talked to media on Friday about the new additions to the Bulls team and LeBron James’s return to Cleveland. Noah said he is very happy about the new additions and loves the Bulls management’s efforts on bringing in talent to the team. “I’m very excited” said Noah. “I think Gar [Forman] and John [Paxson] and everybody did a real good job. I’m really really excited about the Bulls.” Noah hoped that All Star forward Carmelo Anthony would’ve join the Bulls this season but his happy about his decision to stay in New York. ” I…
  • Joakim Noah is happy for LeBron, but hopes Bulls 'can kick his a-- as many times as possible'

    Brett Pollakoff
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Joakim Noah once referred to themHeat as being “Hollywood as hell” after losing to them
  • Needless Melodrama: the great reveal after all is said and done during NBA free agency

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    “The East is balanced,” New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony stated, when questioned by Jeff Goodman about Lebron James’ decsision 2.0 in returning to Cleveland. Earlier in the interview, Anthony attempted to justify his remaining with the Knicks by endorsing his president of basketball operations Phil Jackson, and trying to explain how hard the decision really was when choosing New York over Chicago. But looking past all of the letters, the frustration with subpar teammates and a ball club that couldn’t more fit the definition of a rebuilding project. Why is it…
  • Carmelo Anthony: 'I want to win; I don't care about money'

    Adi Joseph
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Cary Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports This is what Carmelo Anthony did: Signed a five-year contract worth $124 million, one year and $33 million more than any other team could have offered, to stay with the New York Knicks, who missed the playoffs at 37-45 last season. This is what Carmelo Anthony said: “I want to win. I don’t care about the money,” in an interview with ESPN, his first public comments since re-signing. Anthony went on to say the Knicks’ rebuilding job was exaggerated, that they could turn things around quickly. But he also said his decision was between the…
  • On Air With...Kristen Ledlow of NBA Inside Stuff

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Our “On Air With…” posts give you the choicest interviews and segments from Regal
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  • Arrieta keeps hitters guessing as Cubs win series

    Daniel Kramer
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Jake Arrieta tossed his 10th consecutive quality start in Thursday's 3-1 victory, paving the way for the Cubs' first series win at Wrigley Field since June 6-8 over the Marlins.
  • Caratini provides catching depth Cubs were seeking

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:11 pm
    General manager Jed Hoyer said the Cubs are trying to fill some gaps on the organization's depth chart, which is why they selected catcher Kyle Schwarber in the first round of the First-Year Player Draft in June. On Thursday, they acquired another talented catching prospect, Victor Caratini, in a three-player deal with the Braves.
  • Hoyer: Trade won't impact Cubs' plan with Baez

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    With Emilio Bonifacio's name mentioned in trade rumors, there was speculation early Thursday at Wrigley Field that Javier Baez was headed to Chicago before the Trade Deadline had expired.
  • Cubs deal Bonifacio, Russell to Braves for prospect

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:44 pm
    The Cubs dealt left-handed reliever James Russell and infielder Emilio Bonifacio to the Braves on Thursday in exchange for 20-year-old catching prospect Victor Caratini, who was batting .279 at Class A Rome.
  • Newly acquired Doubront to DL with calf strain

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Felix Doubront, the left-handed pitcher who the Cubs acquired from the Red Sox, will not join the team, but will instead go on the disabled list with a strained right calf, general manager Jed Hoyer said Thursday.
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    Yahoo Sports - MLB - Chicago Cubs News

  • A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Billy Beane considers Jon Lester a proven ace who can carry a pitching staff through the playoffs, just like he did last fall. The general manager acquired Lester to make sure Oakland gets there first. The baseball-leading, small-budget A's won the mighty Lester sweepstakes Thursday, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The way the playoff system is now, you want to win the division.'' Oakland, with the best record in baseball at 66-41, also received cash from Boston in another blockbuster deal by Beane.
  • Reds 3, Marlins 1 (The SportsXchange)

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    MIAMI -- Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run single to cap a highly controversial eighth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied to defeat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Thursday night at Marlins Park.
  • Rockies-Tigers Preview (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    With a major move at the trade deadline, the Detroit Tigers now have the last three AL Cy Young Award recipients in their rotation. One part of that trio, Justin Verlander, hasn't pitched much like a Cy Young winner this season but has done enough to add to his sterling interleague record. Verlander will seek to run his win streak over the NL to 14 games Friday night versus the lowly Colorado Rockies while delivering a boost to the slumping AL Central leaders. Detroit (58-47) acquired David Price from Tampa Bay in a three-team deal Thursday while sending Austin Jackson to Seattle and Drew…
  • Lackey goes from Red Sox to Cards for Kelly, Craig (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline. The deal leaves the Red Sox without their top two starters. Both teams announced the move a few hours after the struggling Red Sox said they sent their No. 1 starter, left-hander Jon Lester, to the Oakland Athletics with outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a 2015 draft pick. The Red Sox also sent cash and minor league left-hander Cory Littrell to St. Louis.
  • Brewers-Cardinals Preview (The Associated Press)

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    With the trade deadline passed, the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals can focus solely on the competitive NL Central race. While the Cardinals will have to wait to see their major acquisitions in action, the first-place Brewers will likely have new outfielder Gerardo Parra available Friday night for the opener of a three-game series in St. Louis. Milwaukee (60-49) acquired Parra from Arizona before Thursday's deadline for a pair of minor leaguers. With righty Adam Wainwright set to start for St. Louis, the Brewers could put Parra in the lineup as they try to pad their lead over the…
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  • Who Will Replace James Russell And Emilio Bonifacio On The 25-Man Roster?

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Well, it's a reasonable question that could have more than one answer. Anything happen in baseball while I was at Wrigley Field Thursday afternoon? In the recent past, deadline-day deals have been relatively dull. This year? Kind of like you'd have had in your fantasy league, probably. The Cubs were satisfied to make a trade that, in the long run, is somewhat minor: James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio to the Braves for their second-round 2013 pick, Victor Caratini. Before I move on to some personal thoughts on this deal and answering the question I posed in the headline, here's a scouting…
  • Cubs 3, Rockies 1: Almost Perfect

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:25 pm
    While you were engrossed in Deadline Day, the Cubs played an excellent game at Wrigley Field. Hey! Did you know that the Cubs beat the Rockies 3-1 Thursday afternoon behind another fine outing from Jake Arrieta, winning a home series for the first time in almost two months and ending July on an up note? Well, maybe you knew, but you were likely much more focused on discussing all the trades made Thursday, including the Cubs' swap of James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio to the Braves, which you can talk about at that link (and I'll have some further thoughts on the deal later this afternoon or…
  • Cubs Record, Stats, Upcoming Schedule

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Here you will always be able to find the most up-to-date information on who the Cubs are playing, when and where, and what TV channel you can find the game on. Last game: 3-1 win over Rockies Next game: Friday, August 1, vs. Dodgers at Los Angeles, 9:10 p.m. CT. TV: WGN. Radio: WGN. Cubs 2014 regular-season record: 45-62 (25-27 home, 20-35 road) Al's 2014 regular-season record: 25-28 (24-27 home, 1-1 road) Cubs 2014 regular season record on various TV channels:WGN: 18-29CSN: 26-25 (includes CSN+)WCIU: 1-5Fox: 0-2ESPN: 0-1 (not including games also on other channels)
  • Overflow Thread 3: Cubs vs. Rockies, Thursday 7/31, 1:20 CT

    Al Yellon
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
  • James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio Traded To Braves

    Josh Timmers
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The Cubs made one move at the deadline, trading two players for a catching prospect. The news came about 20 minutes after the trade deadline passed, but it did come: Source: Russell and Bonifacio to Atlanta.— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 31, 2014 And there were many hugs in the Cubs bullpen and dugout as James Russell and Emilio Bonifacio said goodbye to their teammates. Russell was a 14th-round pick of the Cubs back in 2007. He was a starting pitcher throughout most of his minor league career. He made it to the majors to open the 2010 season and spent the whole season in the bullpen.
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  • Out from Behind the Bar

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Ald. Rey Colon decided against volunteering as a "celebrity bartender" following his arrest for a DUI last week.
  • Badge Behavior

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    CPD did nothing in response to dozens of citizen complaints filed against two cops who were eventually convicted of major crimes.
  • War on Weeds

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    A gardener growing native plants and wildflowers is filing a lawsuit against the city after she received a citation for violating Chicago's weed control ordinance.
  • Nothing to See Here

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    City Council gave the responsibility of campaign finance oversight to a city agency that didn't want the job.
  • A New Tribune

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    The Tribune is launching a new, more mobile-friendly website on Friday. Chicago Tribune - NGUX Tour from Tribune Creative Services on Vimeo.
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    Beachwood Reporter

  • The [Thursday] Papers

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    On Wednesday, the headline of a Tribune Op-Ed column claiming in all its hoariness that the city council was ready for reform naturally drew my grudging attention, mostly because I knew it wasn't true and was both eager and frightened to see who had written it and how lame it would be. I had a problem reading it, though, because I was laughing too hard at the byline: By Pat O'Connor and Joe Moore. At the end of piece, the Tribune helpfully identified each author as aldermen. For some reason, Rahm Emanuel didn't get a credit on the piece, though you can see his hand behind it if you read it…
  • The [Wednesday] Papers

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:36 am
    The Papers will return in full on Thursday. Fantasy Fix Draft Guide Part 1 See if any Bears made the Top 20.
  • The Fantasy Fix 2014 Football Draft Guide Part 1: The Top 20

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    For the last week or so, I've been getting multiple daily reminders in my e-mail inbox from Yahoo!, ESPN and Bleacher Report that fantasy football time is here again. It somehow seems earlier every year, like Christmas shopping season or the point at which Derrick Rose gets injured and declared out for the year. Even though it's early, I can still see a storyline developing pretty clearly, and the storyline is this: The decline in the fantasy value of running backs is really happening. In last year's draft guide, my overall top 10 consisted entirely of RBs, and I doubted the then-popular…
  • Top 10 Reasons To Keep Watching

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    1. You might see a no-hitter. 2. Now with less Darwin Barney! 3. Good value proposition: They will always play a bottom of the ninth at Wrigley Field. 4. Spite. 5. Wrigley Field safer than Montrose Beach.
  • The [Tuesday] Papers

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    "Progressive small-business owners in Chicago voiced their support Monday for raising the minimum wage, but most said the move would still cost them," the Sun-Times reports. "They agreed that neither they nor their employees can live on minimum wage, especially if they live in Chicago, and that it's essential to have 'happy' employees. Satisfied employees are productive, more loyal, stay on the job longer and have no need to report to work exhausted because they're working second and third jobs to pay the bills, said the seven small-business owners who spoke Monday at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's…
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    Chicago News & Events

  • Party Like It’s 1939 with Shoreline Sightseeing

    31 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    Great ready for the ultimate Throwback Thursday cruise! Shoreline Sightseeing is celebrating its 75th birthday today with a 1939 themed party at 4pm. Chicagoans and tourists will dancing to the beat of a ’30’s-’40’s-stye Swing band, mingle with 1939-era characters, and enjoying complimentary Cracker Jacks and old-fashioned lemonade.The special party is Shoreline’s “thank you” to Chicago for 75 great years.  DetailsWhen: Thursday, July 31 (4-7 pm)Where: Shoreline’s Michigan Ave. Bridge dock (accessible from northeast corner of the bridge)
  • John Barleycorn impresses with both food and cocktails in River North

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    John Barleycorn is a spot that most people think of first as a bar and second as a restaurant.  After my recent visit, I think those two concepts should be reversed.  The cocktail program at John Barleycorn is superior but the food is well worth a visit on its own.John Barleycorn is justifiably famous for their burgers.  Check out their gourmet burger menu and you will understand why.  They also have a superior and well-crafted menu of “bar...
  • Tickets For Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Preseason Home Games Go On Sale Monday Morning at 10am

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    When it's a scorching summer (or not, in this case) it's nice to think cold thoughts.  Like ice.  When I think about ice I think of hockey, and when I think about hockey I definitely think about our mighty Blackhawks!  Single-game tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 preseason home games at the United Center will go on sale on this Monday, Aug. 4, at 10:00 am.  You will be able to purchase tickets via, by visiting any Ticketmaster location or by calling (800) 745-3000. Chicago’s home preseason slate will feature three Original Six opponents: the Detroit...
  • Uniqlo Plans to Open a Michigan Avenue Store in 2015

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    The casual fashion brand Uniqlo plans to open its first Midwest location on the Magnificent Mile in the fall of 2015.The 60,000-square-foot flagship store will be across the Water Tower Place, in the former Filene's Basement space, and sandwiched between Topshop and H&M. Located at 830 N. Michigan Ave., this will be the Japanese brand’s second largest U.S. store, behind their Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City.Uniqlo’s casual style is matched by casual prices with men’s jeans hovering around $50, men’s sweaters at $40, polo shirts for $22, and women’s dresses ranging between…
  • Soho House Chicago Opens August 11

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    Soho House Chicago, one of the most anticipated hotel openings of the year, will open Monday, August 11. Located just north of the intersection of W. Randolph and N. Green Streets in the West Loop, Soho House transformed the original manufacturing center of the Chicago Belting Factory into a six-story hotel, spa, and private members club, with public restaurants on the ground floor.With boutique properties dotted across metropolitan cities like New York, London, Hollywood, and Berlin, the Soho House Chicago gives a nod to our Midwestern values with a number public-facing areas including,The…
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    Cheeky Chicago

  • Six Easy Steps to Organizing Your Jewelry

    Nicole Regan
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Although it feels like summer just started, it is time to make room for the year’s most fashionable season — fall! Less is more, and this could not ring truer when it comes to your statement necklaces, delicate chains and fine jewels. Cheeky girls know details take an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. And maintaining a well-edited bauble bar is key to pulling together that coveted effortless, chic look. We recently teamed up with stylist and organizational expert, Ashley Markgraf from The Style Effect to show us how to restore order in our jewelry box. Ashley began her…
  • Simply Stylist Soiree

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It was a march in heels this Saturday as fashionistas and beauty gurus strutted their way to the dana hotel and spa for the Simply Stylist conference. Fashion and beauty industry hopefuls gathered to mingle with others who have the same aspirations, in hopes to learn from leading industry experts and enjoy an afternoon of shopping and pampering. The event kicked off with a networking brunch for VIP ticket holders. Over 70 ladies gave their feet a rest, indulged in French toast and bacon, sipped on morning mimosas and built relationships with total strangers. The tables had no seating…
  • Fitness Pro Suzanne Ko on Eating Clean and Lifting Heavy
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    With all the misconceptions about what to eat and how to train, grocery shopping and working out can seem harder to figure out than a New York Times crossword puzzle. Chicago personal trainer, yoga instructor and Owner of SKo-Fit, Suzanne Ko simplifies the diet and training debacle. “The reason why so many diets fail is because they are temporary. Instead of making temporary lifestyle changes, consider permanent lifestyle changes,” she says. Six years ago, Suzanne’s own diet and training regime changed dramatically after her husband went on an elimination diet due to some health issues.
  • Meet the Cheeky Guys Behind Crafthouse

    27 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Every Wednesday night, cocktail lovers have been tweeting, Cheeky has been buying and our friends at Crafthouse have been delivering you the best premium all-natural bottled cocktails to enjoy at your Chicago BYOB spot. Now, meet the revolutionary brains behind the bottled Moscow Mule, Southside and Paloma Crafthouse cocktails. Charles Joly Meet Charles Joly A Chicago native, Charles Joly is a bonafide rock star in the mixology world. Charles currently serves as the Beverage Director at the Aviary, which recently won the award for the Worlds Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail…
  • Sweet Spots to Celebrate National Ice Cream Month
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    What I am about to tell you may very well be the best news ever. In honor of National Ice Cream Month, you will be thrilled to hear that for the rest of July, creamy calories do NOT count toward the scale. Hurry though, there isn’t much time left to take advantage of this unbelievable news. Take these last few minutes to hop-scotch around the city, indulging in delightful licks. Given there are only FOUR days left in July, here is a list of Chicago’s four best frozen hot-spots. Now, go ahead and satiate your sweet tooth, completely guilt-free: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream – 3404 N…
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • Things I love lately

    Jessica B.
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. Today, I want to talk about things I love. And since I have a lot of time to check out new stuff and, well, write about it, I wanted to share with all of you! Trader Joe’s Spicy Flaxseed Chips - Yes, it looks like the chips have little poops (let’s be honest), but it’s full of Omega-3′s and a good source of fiber, and actually tastes like a regular tortilla chip, just less salty Lake Street Dive - A little  pop, jazz and swing with a little bluegrass isn’t my full forte (unless it’s Mambo #9), but after seeing…
  • Letter to my nephew

    Jessica B.
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Dear nephew  - It won’t be long until you’re here! I can’t believe it. Soon enough I’ll get to see your face, coo over your little fingers, hold you in my arms and sniff your fresh baby head. Yes, that will be happening, but it’s okay because we’re family. I can’t wait to meet you. When I think about you, I think of so many things that are to come for both of us. Seeing you grow up and turn from a little squiggly baby in to a little boy and eventually, a man. Watching you play sports (or do drama or whatever interests you) and being “that…
  • How I use my toaster oven

    Jessica B.
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Apparently, you can use your toaster oven for a lot of things. Pizzas, toast, etc. But I use it for a much more practical purpose. I used it to make s’mores. Yes, you read that correctly. My favorite thing to make in the toaster oven: s’mores. My friend Liz introduced me to this genius and now I’m obsessed. S’mores for dessert sometimes during the week and DEFINITELY on weekends. You even get the little char on the marshmallow! Sure, it’s not as good as regular s’mores over a campfire, but I highly recommend this. NOMS. So, seriously what else can I use…
  • Rediscovering free time

    Jessica B.
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:30 pm
    If you know me, you know I’m not great at sitting still. I like to be active, up, moving, seeing new things, checking out places, etc. Sure, I like my down time, but I just…like to be busy. Or maybe I’m just really noticing how non-stop busy I’ve been the last few months. Mornings = up at 5am to train before work Day = work Evening = French class or out with friends Weekends = train, grocery shop, see friends, go out, etc. Repeat. Hmm. Now, the schedule is very different. And after a tough weekend and Monday, I’m starting to see that I can’t maintain even a…
  • On trying to stay positive

    Jessica B.
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today is my one-week anniversary of wearing my walking boot and so far, staying positive has been tough. Well, sometimes. I’m fortunate that friends have reached out and reminded me of the silver linings, sometimes when I’ve probably made it difficult for them to try and be positive for me. But they do. One friend even looked at my boot and is like, “dude you’re like Tony Stark! That’s awesome!” Getting through the day isn’t too bad. But it’s amazing how exhausting it is to run errands that normally, don’t take a lot of effort. And how I…
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    Chicago Agent Magazine

  • The 3 Reasons Why New Homes Remain in Short Supply

    Peter Ricci
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    The 3 Reasons Why New Homes Remain in Short Supply was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The supply of newly built single-family homes remains quite low; why is that? #172260605... The 3 Reasons Why New Homes Remain in Short Supply 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.
  • CoreLogic Targets Chicagoland Foreclosures in New Report

    James McClister
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    CoreLogic Targets Chicagoland Foreclosures in New Report was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Almost seven years after the collapsing of the housing bubble, and CoreLogic says the... CoreLogic Targets Chicagoland Foreclosures in New Report was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Why You Should Ignore the Homeownership Rate

    Peter Ricci
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    Why You Should Ignore the Homeownership Rate was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Media outlets the industry over are reporting on the Commerce Department latest homeownership report, but... Why You Should Ignore the Homeownership Rate 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.
  • 3 Surefire Ways to Damage Your Brand

    Peter Ricci
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    3 Surefire Ways to Damage Your Brand was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. In real estate, you’re only as good as your brand; make sure you avoid... 3 Surefire Ways to Damage Your Brand 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.
  • BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group Recognizes Loss of Carolyn McLaughlin

    Kasey Chronis
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group Recognizes Loss of Carolyn McLaughlin was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group is mourning the loss of Carolyn McLaughlin, one... BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group Recognizes Loss of Carolyn McLaughlin 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…
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  • Celebrate “All Things French” In Chicago

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

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

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

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

    MJ Tam
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    I spent four full days in Malaysia, my last #DTour stop ending my 31 nights in Asia. I was exhausted by the time I hit Kuala Lumpur but my host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur had done a fantastic job with my itinerary and I couldn’t wait to get started! Looking back now, Malaysia was the perfect […]
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    Realty Evolved

  • July Newsletter

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    HOUSING HEATING UP FOR 2nd HALF OF ’14 Market gaining momentum after weather, low inventory slowed spring sales. Despite a slow start, 2014 is proving to be an eventful year for housing. Here at @properties, we’ve been keeping a close watch on local market conditions, and all signs point to a very busy second half of the year. Let’s take a closer look at some first half highlights and what to expect this summer and fall: • Transactions: While overall home sales have decreased on an annual basis, sales of non- distressed properties in the Chicago area jumped 12 percent…
  • Just Listed! Lincoln Square two unit on wide lot

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Rarely available two flat multi-unit in prime Lincoln Square! Sitting on a lot and a half, with a full basement, custom built patio, flower beds, two car garage, additional parking space, five total bedrooms, two bathrooms, dark room and large workshop. Great as an investment property or live-in owner situation. Very short walk to the shops on Lincoln Square, the park and Brown Line El Western stop. Many vintage details well maintained with an east/west exposure and enclosed sun rooms. Will not last! Contact me to schedule an appointment.   Click to view slideshow. Just Listed! Lincoln…
  • Chicago-based PointDrive and @properties teaming up

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    Communication is the key to any successful sales pitch, and Chicago-based PointDrive thinks its tool does it better than email. Chicago-based @properties also likes what it sees: PointDrive on Wednesday announced a partnership with that company, Illinois’ largest independent real estate brokerage. Kevin Van Eck, VP of training and brokerage services at @properties, said all of the company’s 1,500 agents eventually will have access to PointDrive, a sales-oriented application that allows users to share presentations without email attachments and helps users know when to follow up with…
  • Cool Roofs

    9 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    Green roofs have long been promoted as an easy and effective strategy for beautifying the building and increasing investment opportunity, especially in areas where outdoor space is limited. Condo associations have even started to implement green roofs and planter boxes for residents. City of Chicago City Hall Green Roof There are additional benefits to green roofs as well. They help to prolong waterproofing membranes of the roof by reducing wear and run off. Unlike typical roofs where water runoff is diverted into gutters, then into drains, sewage systems or into the surrounding soil, green…
  • Residential Outpacing Commercial Solar Photovoltaics

    5 Jun 2014 | 6:42 am
    (source: Proud Green Home) Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry Association’s (SEIA) Q1 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 232 megawatts of residential PV, exceeding the non-residential (commercial) market’s 225 megawatts for the first time in the history of the report. Ongoing strength in the residential sector and volatility in the non-residential market spurred this…
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  • Diploma of first African-American to graduate Harvard to be auctioned

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The diploma received by the first African-American man to graduate from Harvard College will be auctioned by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on Aug. 6. The rare document found by a South Side contractor is estimated to sell for $10,000 to $15,000.The story of how the diploma got to the auction house is a rich one in and of itself.Rufus McDonald, who helps construction companies gut old buildings, found the diploma in an old trunk hidden in the attic of an Englewood home that was to be demolished.As he was clearing out the attic, he told me, he came across an old book and Bible with documents…
  • Ken Griffin says prenup is 'valid, binding, enforceable'

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Citadel LLC CEO Ken Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, who have been separated more than a year, signed a prenuptial agreement a day before their 2003 wedding that Mr. Griffin's attorneys say is “valid, binding and enforceable” as their client proceeds with divorce.The Chicago businessman also seeks joint custody of the couple's three children.The prenup “governs all issues resulting from the parties' marriage, including, but not limited to, maintenance and the division of marital and non-marital property,” the four-page filing states. “Prior to the…
  • Billionaire Ken Griffin files for divorce

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Ken Griffin, the billionaire founder and CEO of Citadel LLC, a Chicago-based hedge fund and financial services firm, has filed for divorce from his wife of 10 years, Anne Dias Griffin, a French-born hedge-fund executive.A statement from Ms. Griffin's attorney, Robert Stephan Cohen, indicated the divorce could be contentious: “Ken Griffin unilaterally filed a divorce petition today with no notice to either me or my client, knowing full well that she had just left for summer vacation with their three young children and would therefore be unable to respond. Anne's highest priority remains…
  • Joan Harris 'thrilled' to get national medal from Obama

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Arts patron Joan Harris will receive a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama next week.She will be honored with 12 other nationally known artists, including DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and musician Linda Ronstadt.“I was speechless,” Ms. Harris told me about finding out about the award from the president's staff. “It will be a great honor to receive the medal from him. I'm more than thrilled to receive it from President Obama.”The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the federal government. It…
  • Francia Harrington to leave Chase for new role

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Francia Harrington, the longtime head of civic affairs at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Chicago, has been named president and chief development officer at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Foundation.“Ms. Harrington has made an enormous impact on the Chicago community over the course of her strong and distinguished career,” said Credit Suisse Group AG Vice Chairman Bob Murley, the hospital's board chairman, said in a statement. “With her outstanding knowledge, skills and passion, she is the ideal leader to oversee our philanthropic efforts in support of the…
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  • The 2014 Lolla Livestream Schedule is Here

    Joe Mathieu
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Tickets for Lollapalooza this year, like every damn year, can be pretty hard to come by. Luckily, internet connectivity is less so. As previously reported, Lolla will be teaming up with RedBullTV once again this year to provide a web broadcast of select acts appearing at this year’s show. Unfortunately, Eminem’s set will not be featured online; however, headliners Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, and Kings of Leon will have their performances streamed to RedBullTV audiences. Detailed information on the 2014 Lolla Livestream can be found here; RedBullTV will have the various channel…
  • Hey, Foursquare: How About Listening to Users About Swarm?

    Joe Mathieu
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few months ago, when I learned of Foursquare’s plan to sever its app-defining “check-in” into a new application called “Swarm”, I penned an article here saying, quite frankly, that I thought it was a bad idea. Apparently, I’m not the only one with these feelings. In the past several weeks, my original post on this topic has been one of the most-viewed on this site– those numbers spiked late last week, after Foursquare sent an email to existing users (some of which is shown below), explaining what many of us already knew; Swarm would become the new…
  • Plagiarism in the Age of Clickbait

    Joe Mathieu
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    A few years back, I was a minority owner and digital marketing lead for a small firm here in Chicago. A business partner of mine hired a web developer to come in and help us out. After adding me on LinkedIn, I noticed he had a blog, so I checked out some of the posts. The most recent articles, I swear,I had read somewhere else, just recently. So, I did a quick search– turned out, all of the posts on his blog were blatantly, word-for-word, ripped off from other small sites. As I soon found out, so were the few projects he had done for us to that point. That marked the end of his…
  • ‘The Divide’ is a Surprise Summer Hit for WEtv

    Joe Mathieu
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Buried in the middle of the 1300′s on my Uverse entertainment system is WEtv (“Women’s Entertainment Television”), a channel that surprisingly gets frequent airtime during post-work couch sessions, due to its recent takeover of TNT’s stranglehold over Law and Order. Marathons run 2-3 days a week, and me, I like a good marathon (long as absolutely zero running is involved). I began seeing commercials for criminal drama The Divide in the late Spring, but don’t give it much thought. On a last-minute whim, I set up a series recording just-in-case on the…
  • The Riot Fest Chicago 2014 Schedule is Here

    Joe Mathieu
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    After the awesomeness that was seeing Kendrick Lamar at Pitchfork last weekend, and Lollapalooza just around the corner, this Summer will go down as both a musical treat and harsh on all of our wallets. Bad news (or, good– either way): it’s not over just yet. While I’ve personally been pumped for this festival since the lineup was announced in May, the official Riot Fest Chicago 2014 schedule has just been published, giving perspective concertgoers a taste of what each individual day will look like come Sept. 12th. For my money (and for Riot Fest newbs), Sunday…
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