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  • Massive hunter prowled water’s edge

    UChicago News
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Scientists have unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur able to live and hunt in an aquatic environment. The fossils also indicate that Spinosaurus was the largest known predatory dinosaur to roam the Earth, measuring more than nine feet longer than the world’s...
  • Case of girl, 14, killed in Indian Head Park home goes to jury

    News - Chicago Tribune
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Jurors began considering the fate today of a Chicago man accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after she walked in on him as he was burglarizing her family’s west suburban home.Jurors began considering the fate today of a Chicago man accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after she walked in on him as he was burglarizing her family’s west suburban home.
  • Hundreds pay homage at slain Merrillville officer’s funeral

    Chicago Sun-Times
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    MERRILLVILLE — Images of Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus “Nick” Schultz flickered past on the screen at the Star Plaza Theatre — as an apple-cheeked toddler playing in the bathtub, a boy preparing to launch a throw in a Little League game, a teen excelling at football, hockey and golf, hanging out with family, friends and his girlfriend, and celebrating graduation with a cigar.
  • One in Five Men Admits Hitting His Wife or Girlfriend

    NBC News Top Stories
    Maggie Fox
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Close to one in five men admits he has hit, slapped, kicked or otherwise attacked a wife or girlfriend, researchers say.
  • Collaborative bid for Obama Presidential Library selected for next phase

    UChicago News
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The Barack Obama Foundation announced on Sept. 15 that the collaborative effort led by the University of Chicago to bring the Obama Presidential Library to Chicago’s South Side has been selected for the final round in the foundation’s site selection process. The University submitted the South Side bid as the leader of an extensive partnership with organizations and civic leaders on the South Side and across Chicago. Finalists in the library process have until Dec. 11 to respond...
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  • Case of girl, 14, killed in Indian Head Park home goes to jury

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Jurors began considering the fate today of a Chicago man accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after she walked in on him as he was burglarizing her family’s west suburban home.Jurors began considering the fate today of a Chicago man accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after she walked in on him as he was burglarizing her family’s west suburban home.
  • Trial set for cop charged in woman's death

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Trial has been set for next month for a Chicago police detective indicted on criminal charges that he recklessly opened fire at a group of people while off-duty, killing a woman.
  • Eddie Lampert giving Sears a $400 million loan

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Sears Holdings Co. is getting a $400 million secured short-term loan from the hedge fund of its chief executive, Eddie Lampert, with real estate as collateral, the company said Monday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Handyman who took guinea pig gets probation for trespassing

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A Harwood Heights man was sentenced to 18 months of probation today in a case that began when authorities said the man removed a guinea pig from an apartment at a building where he works as a handyman.
  • Chance of car collisions with deer increases in Illinois

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
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  • Hundreds pay homage at slain Merrillville officer’s funeral

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    MERRILLVILLE — Images of Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus “Nick” Schultz flickered past on the screen at the Star Plaza Theatre — as an apple-cheeked toddler playing in the bathtub, a boy preparing to launch a throw in a Little League game, a teen excelling at football, hockey and golf, hanging out with family, friends and his girlfriend, and celebrating graduation with a cigar.
  • Gold Coast boutique hit by burglars

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Police say robbers may have driven into the front door of Moncler on Oak Street. Several racks of coats were taken. No estimate on the value of the stolen goods was available, but on the website for Moncler, a Milan-based clothing line, coats are priced at up to $3,000.
  • No-homework policy improves home life for younger students at one CPS school

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    Hamilton Elementary has replaced homework for kindergartners, and first- and second-graders this year with PDF — play, downtime and family time — along with lots of reading for fun.
  • Man charged with beating, sexually assaulting ex-girlfriend

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    A Northwest Side man has been charged with beating and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend early Sunday. About 3 a.m., an off-duty UIC police officer saw a man forcing a woman into his vehicle in an alley in the 6300 block of West Hermione in the Norwood Park neighborhood, according to a statement from Chicago Police. The officer tried to pull the woman from the car and the man sped away, dragging the officer. The woman was thrown from the moving car a short distance away, and the man drove off, police said. The 19-year-old woman and the police officer were …
  • Steinberg: U of I prof not the problem; it’s all those like him

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    Kudos to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees for yanking back its invitation to would-be professor Steven Salaita, whose Twitter rants during the Gaza war said, in essence, that all Israelis living in the West Bank — different place, but close enough — should die, and that Israel’s existence justifies anti-Semitism.
 
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    UChicago News

  • Collaborative bid for Obama Presidential Library selected for next phase

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The Barack Obama Foundation announced on Sept. 15 that the collaborative effort led by the University of Chicago to bring the Obama Presidential Library to Chicago’s South Side has been selected for the final round in the foundation’s site selection process. The University submitted the South Side bid as the leader of an extensive partnership with organizations and civic leaders on the South Side and across Chicago. Finalists in the library process have until Dec. 11 to respond...
  • Expanded internships bring mutual benefit to students and government agencies

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    The University of Chicago is expanding an innovative internship program that matches undergraduate and graduate students with local government agencies, where the students’ specialized knowledge could make a positive impact. The University’s Institute of Politics is leading the Urban Policy and Research Program in partnership with the UChicago Crime Lab, Urban Education Lab and the Office of Civic Engagement. Under the initiative, 25 students will be selected for internships in...
  • Massive hunter prowled water’s edge

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Scientists have unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur able to live and hunt in an aquatic environment. The fossils also indicate that Spinosaurus was the largest known predatory dinosaur to roam the Earth, measuring more than nine feet longer than the world’s...
  • Diverse neighborhoods may help infants’ social learning

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Experiencing diverse communities by hearing different languages at the park, on a bus or in the grocery store may make babies more open-minded in their social learning, a new study finds. While previous research has shown that direct interactions with parents and caregivers shape early cognitive development, the influence of the broader community beyond those direct experiences has not been as carefully examined. In a new study published by the journal Cognition, UChicago psychology...
  • Reliance Foundation, UChicago partner on innovative training technology for doctors

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Reliance Foundation and the University of Chicago announced a collaboration to develop innovative technology that will help train medical students and clinicians for better diagnoses and improved health care. The collaboration is also supporting doctors in real time with evidence-based clinical decision-making tools. The partnership will develop cloud-based software applications that can train medical professionals using case studies written by experienced physicians and state-of-the-art...
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  • Man Charged With Using Vehicle To Injure Chicago Cop

    nickschmit82
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    (CBS) – A man has been charged with hitting a Chicago Police officer’s car with his own vehicle and injuring an officer. Denzel Ford, 20, has been charged with attempted murder, aggravate battery to a peace officer, aggravated battery/cause bodily harm and possession of a controlled substance/intent to deliver. The incident happened at approximately 10:15 last Saturday in the 2300 block of West Lake Street. At the time law enforcement says they were investigating drug deals. According to police, officers were attempting to arrest Ford when he refused instructions and accelerated…
  • Teen Charged In Roseland Sex Assault Was On Electronic Monitoring For Unrelated Crime

    nickschmit82
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    (CBS) — A teen charged with sexually assaulting a pregnant college student was already on electronic monitoring for an unrelated crime. The Chicago State student was sexually assaulted and forced in a car truck several blocks from the home of the alleged assailant, 17-year-old Aaron Parks. He was supposed to stay at home until he was sentenced for another violent crime. Community activist Andrew Holmes says electronic monitoring of Parks failed. “He was a long way from home,” Holmes said. “It should have went off. It should have sent off a red flag. It needs to be…
  • Durkin: Bears Must Shuffle Deck In The Secondary

    DanDurkinCBS
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    By Dan Durkin- (CBS) Last week, it was the Bears offense that was hit hard by injuries. This week, it’s the defense’s turn and, more specifically, the secondary. Charles Tillman has officially been lost for the season with a ruptured triceps, the same injury that cut short his 2013 season, the Bears announced late Monday afternoon. Joining Tillman on the injury list is reserve cornerback and special teams ace Sherrick McManis (quad) and starting free safety Chris Conte (shoulder sprain). View: Bears Injury Report The severity of McManis and Conte’s injuries have yet to be…
  • Elderly Driver Sends Car Through Front Of Riverside Bank

    Mike Ramsey
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:16 pm
    (CBS) – An 88-year-old Riverside motorist accidentally ran the car she was driving through the front of a bank Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported. The driver told police she meant to park her 2000 Honda Accord in front of First American Bank, 15 Riverside Road, around noon when her foot mistakenly pushed the accelerator, according to police. The vehicle jumped the curb and crashed through the front of the bank. No one – neither the driver nor people inside the bank – required medical attention, police said. An elderly driver’s car went through the front of a Riverside…
  • Reassignment Of Marshall High School Principal Sparks Protest By Teachers, Parents

    nickschmit82
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Some students, parents and teachers who are upset over the reassignment of the principal of Marshall High School held a protest Monday, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner. Jennifer Jones teaches P.E. at Marshall and says CPS should have given a better explanation for Principal Angel Johnson’s removal, and it’s especially disruptive because the school year has already started. “You’re just snatching the structure we have already put in place, you are just snatching it from under us and it is just not fair to not have any blueprints as to why,” Jones said.
 
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  • Case of girl, 14, killed in Indian Head Park home goes to jury

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Jurors began considering the fate today of a Chicago man accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after she walked in on him as he was burglarizing her family’s west suburban home.Jurors began considering the fate today of a Chicago man accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl nearly three years ago after she walked in on him as he was burglarizing her family’s west suburban home.
  • Trial set for cop charged in woman's death

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Trial has been set for next month for a Chicago police detective indicted on criminal charges that he recklessly opened fire at a group of people while off-duty, killing a woman.
  • Slain Merrillville Officer Nick Schultz honored

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    As an altar boy, Nickolaus Schultz would sing “loud enough for the angels to hear him,” the Rev. Peter Muha said Monday.
  • Handyman who took guinea pig gets probation for trespassing

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A Harwood Heights man was sentenced to 18 months of probation today in a case that began when authorities said the man removed a guinea pig from an apartment at a building where he works as a handyman.
  • Man, 70, charged with child sex assault

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A Rolling Meadows man was ordered today to be held without bail in Cook County Jail after he was accused of sexually molesting two young girls.
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    Loyola Phoenix

  • Ramblers finish Wildcat Challenge with loss to Youngstown State

    BridgetMurphy
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Loyola University’s women’s volleyball team fell in its third and final match of the Wildcat Classic at Northwestern University to Youngstown State on Sept. 13. The Ramblers fell three sets to one with scores of 25-21, 22-25, 23-25, 21-25. In the opening set of the match, the Ramblers trailed 7-4. However, three kills by junior Maureen Carls helped Loyola tie the game at 9. Loyola later took a 15-13 lead on another Carls kill. The Ramblers extended their lead to 21-17 with a block from Carls and senior middle blocker Libby Bresser. Sophomore outside hitter Morgan Reardon ripped a kill to…
  • Women’s volleyball falls to Northwestern 3-1

    BridgetMurphy
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    The Ramblers played their second match of the Wildcat Classic on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Evanston, north of Chicago. Loyola’s women’s volleyball team fell to Northwestern after a tough win over Virginia earlier in the day. They lost to the Wildcats 3-1 (28-26, 15-25, 19-25, 13-25). The Ramblers’ record fell to an even 4-4 with the loss, while Northwestern improved to 7-1. “We played another good team tonight,” Head Coach Chris Muscat told Loyola’s athletic department. “We were able to match their physicality early in the match, but they were more consistent…
  • No. 7 Mich St hand Loyola first loss of season; 1-0 Spartans

    Dominic Ciolli
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Loyola men’s soccer lost its first game of the season Sunday afternoon by a score of 1-0 to the Michigan State Spartans (highlights of game). The Ramblers traveled to East Lansing, Michigan, to play the Spartans, who were ranked seventh in the nation going into the game. The game was scoreless until 60 minutes in, when junior midfielder, Jay Chapman, snuck a header behind the Loyola defense from two yards out. “Today was a very hard-fought game for both teams,” said Coach Neil Jones, in an interview with the Loyola athletic department.  ”I thought we gave a very good…
  • Men’s cross country keeps the pace in its second meet

    Dominic Ciolli
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
    On Friday, Sept. 12, the men’s cross country team took part in its second meet of the season at the Illinois State Invite in Normal, Illinois. During the 8K race, the Rambler men scored 96 points and placed fifth out of seven overall. “The race was a good warm up for what we can expect at the conference championship,” redshirt senior Andy Fenske said. During the race, Loyola faced off against two foes in the Missouri Valley Conference: Indiana State and Illinois State. According to Fenske, the race was a good determination of seeing where the Ramblers stand competitively against their…
  • Women’s soccer loses 4-2 to the Lobos in shootout

    Dominic Ciolli
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    The women’s soccer team lost 4-2 at the hands of the Lobos of New Mexico Friday night. The game, the first of a pair of weekend road matches for the Ramblers, was played at the Lobo Soccer Complex in Albuquerque, New Mexico. New Mexico jumped out to an early lead with an eighth-minute header from redshirt freshman defender Emily Chavez. Junior Dylann O’Connor provided the assist on the goal. The Lobos were not done. After a save in the 34th minute from goalkeeper Monica Gonyo, Lobos forward Cassie Hanson added to the one goal advantage with a rebound shot that flew into the back of the…
 
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    Aurora Beacon-News

  • Rick Armstrong’s football notebook: Metea sees red after not scoring TD

    Rick Armstrong
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Metea Valley ventured into Bartlett territory five times Friday but didn’t have much to show for it, letting one slip slide away in a 14-3 loss to the Hawks. The five drives ended at the Bartlett 39-, 20-, 30-, 12- and 30-yard lines, and the only points for the Mustangs came on a 37-yard Michael Sfikas field goal with the wind at his back to end the half. Later, he missed from 28 yards kicking into the wind. While glad to get some momentum from the field goal, coach Ben Kleinhans was quick to point out, “we were down in the red zone and not scoring (a touchdown), I thought, was big. We…
  • Aurora police investigate string of West Side home burglaries

    ingesterprod
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Aurora police are investigating seven home burglaries that have occurred on the West Side since Sept. 5, six of which occurred during daytime hours. The break-ins occurred at homes in the 500 block of North Elmwood Drive between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sept. 5; the 900 block of North Calumet Avenue between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9; and the 1100 block of Orchard Lake Drive between 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 4:15 a.m. Sept. 10. The remainder of the burglaries occurred on Sept. 10 at homes in the 400 block of Oak Avenue between 7:30 and 11:30 a.m.; the 300 block of Sunset Avenue between 9:15 a.m. and…
  • From Naperville and beyond

    ingesterprod
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    For independent filmmakers like Stuart Meyer, seeing their films screened at the Naperville Independent Film Festival offers the opportunity to reach viewers who otherwise would not see their work. “A lot of these films will never see any kind of small scale or large scale distribution. This is really a chance to see filmmaking that is unobstructed by the studio models,” Meyer said. “It gives us a great deal of freedom to go out there and share our stories and to send the messages out to the world that we hope to send out to the world.” Meyer’s documentary, “An American Small…
  • Bicyclist struck in East High School parking lot

    ingesterprod
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    A bicyclist was injured in a hit-and-run crash in the parking lot of East Aurora High School on Wednesday morning. Aurora police said Anthony Ruiz, 1100 block of Pleasant Place, was riding his bicycle in the lot when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan. Ruiz fell off the bicycle and landed on the hood of the car, police said. The driver stopped briefly to check on Ruiz before he fled the scene. Police said Ruiz was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora where he was treated for minor injuries. Aurora Julio Miranda, 22, 300 block of East Indian Trail, was charged with felony…
  • Chicago woman jailed after alleged Link card thefts

    Bill Bird
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    A former administrator for the Lisle-based Ray Graham Association stands accused of stealing Illinois Link cards from two disabled residents of the agency’s satellite homes in Naperville and Downers Grove, and then using them herself. Nakarria L. Bell, 31, of Chicago’s north side, remained Wednesday in DuPage County Jail on $75,750 bond. She faces trial on a total of 10 counts of aggravated identity theft from the disabled and financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled person, according to DuPage County Circuit Court records. The Ray Graham Association’s Naperville home is in the…
 
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  • Charles Tillman tore triceps; Bears place him on IR

    Wesseling, Chris
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tilllman tore his triceps for the second time in two years Sunday night. The Bears placed him on IR. Will he ever suit up for Chicago again?
  • Bears mount impressive comeback to topple 49ers

    NFL.com
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    The Chicago Bears fell behind 17-0 on Sunday night and came all the way back in a 28-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the opening of Levi's Stadium.
  • Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall spoil 49ers' home opener

    Associated Press
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Jay Cutler passed for three fourth-quarter touchdowns after much of Chicago's starting defense went down, and the Bears beat the San Francisco 49ers 28-20 Sunday night.
  • Vernon Davis (ankle), Charles Tillman (triceps) leave game

    NFL.com
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis suffered an ankle injury during his team's 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.
  • Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery uncertain to play

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    The Chicago Bears might be without two of their weapons when they face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are both listed as questionable. And they aren't the only players battling nagging injuries.
 
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  • Cutler on the big stage tonight. 119 QB. No ints.

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
    This is the type of game Cutty used to melt down in. Facing a great team. National audience. Lotta pressure to not go 0-2. Facing a 49er team opening its new home stadium. I'm thinking that Trestman is getting some improvement out of Cutler. I'm not saying he's suddenly a great QB, but rather he's better than he was pre-Trestman. Give the guy his due. Tonight he was big, on a big stage. 4 touchdown passes. No ints. A 119.2 QB-rating tonight.
  • If the Niners are a Super Bowl contender.. Than why not us!?

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I couldn't have been happier with the way our defense played yesterday. This is type of defense I was expecting when I heard about the signings of Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen, Willie Young, Kyle Fuller and also Ratliff last season. I really like what I've seen out of Ryan Mundy so far this season, and hate on Conte all you want but the guy does have 2 picks already this year, each of which were outstanding plays. Our offense was pretty slow out of the gate, but Cutler didn't throw any picks,... If the Niners are a Super Bowl contender.. Than why not us!?
  • In seeking its identity, Bears' defense finds its 'edge'

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bea...ing-its-identity-bears-defense-finds-its-edge In seeking its identity, Bears' defense finds its 'edge' ​September, 15, 2014 2:50 AM ET By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Going into the season, the consensus was that the... In seeking its identity, Bears' defense finds its 'edge'
  • Fiammetta, Fales back with Bears

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    ChicagoBears.com News: The Bears on Monday re-signed fullback Tony Fiammetta to the 53-man roster and added rookie quarterback David Fales to their practice squad after he cleared waivers. Continue reading...
  • ESPN: "Jay Cutler gets his signature win - Kaepernick was outplayed by Jay Cutler"

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Cutler love from ESPN. I think Hell just froze over :-) It was a sweet win to right our season. Maybe in the process Cutler's demons were exorcised too. I hope so. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez When it was all said and done, Colin Kaepernick was outplayed by Jay Cutler and the Bears came out with a surprising and rejuvenating victory. LINK to the article SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Wearing...Click to expand... ESPN: "Jay Cutler gets his signature win - Kaepernick was outplayed by Jay Cutler"
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    Blackhawks Recent Headlines

  • Blackhawks Training Camp Festival and Training Camp sessions at Notre Dame sold out

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that tickets for the Blackhawks Training Camp Festival, which takes place at the United Center on Monday, Sept. 22, have sold out. In addition, tickets for the team’s training camp sessions at the University ...
  • Blackhawks announce 2014-15 local broadcast schedule

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    In conjunction with official television broadcasting partners Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV Channel 9, the Chicago Blackhawks today announced its 2014-15 regular-season local television schedule. Locally, 71 Blackhawks games will air on Comcast Spo...
  • Blackhawks announce 2014 Rookie Tournament roster

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced their roster for the 2014 Rookie Tournament today, which will take place at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, from Sept. 13-16. The team includes 23 players (14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders), ...
  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Leighton

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

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Chicago Blackhawks Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman released the following statement regarding Kevin Hayes: “We offered Kevin what we believed was a generous and fair contract. Unfortunately, he felt it was in his best interests to beco...
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  • Pete McMurray Full Show: Pete fills in for Sirott and Murciano 09.15.2014

    elifgeriswgnam
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    The Pete McMurray Show: Brett Baier from Fox News talks about ISIS. WGN TV’s Pat Tomasulo stops by for a few laughs. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy talks about Chicago’s murder rate. 2 NYC women are looking for Fall Boyfriends on Craigslist. Pete plays Craigslist Price is Right. Funny man Frank Caliendo calls in with his best impressions. Pete takes calls about the Minnesota Vikings scheduling Adrian Peterson to play Sunday, after this week’s child abuse allegations. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/petemcmurray/PM_09152014final_01.mp3
  • The Legal Battle for Vivian Maier’s Photographs

    elifgeriswgnam
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Attorney David Deal talked to John Williams about his legal fight to make sure Vivian Maier’s photographs have copyright control by her relatives.  There is more to this story – as John Williams finds out. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/johnwilliams/DavidDeal_09152014.mp3
  • John Williams Full Show 09/15/14 Adrian Peterson, The Fight for Vivian Maier’s Photos

    elifgeriswgnam
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    John Williams discusses the Bears game and the news of NFL player Adrian Peterson being reinstated to play in the game next week.  John also talks about the legal fight for Vivian Maier’s photos with lawyer David Deal .  The topic turns to speeding when John read’s a passage from The Ethicist on if a friend should help pay for a speeding ticket. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/johnwilliams/JWfullshow091514.mp3
  • Special Olympics Illinois: The Most Efficient Way to Move Planes Around

    rosscochranwgn
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Nick, Matthew and Deming from Special Olympics Illinois joined the show. They, and some of their teammates from Special Olympics Illinois, are pulling a plane that weighs about 180,000 pounds. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/stevecochran/915SOIL.mp3      
  • Steve Cochran Show 9/15/14 Part Three

    rosscochranwgn
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    In the finale of today’s show, Steve was joined by Dennis Anderson who is running for congress. Michelle Monaghan from the new movie Fort Bliss joined the show. And before we were out of time, we had representatives from Special Olympics Illinois. So check out this podcast to meet a candidate, an actress, and athletes! http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/stevecochran/915PartThree.mp3      
 
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  • Derrick Rose relearned what can't be taught at the FIBA World Cup

    Ricky O'Donnell
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    His numbers might have been ugly, but gaudy statistics were never the point of the World Cup for Rose. You've probably had one of these weekend nights before, the ones that start off with a few friends sifting through YouTube videos before someone inevitably starts typing D-E-R-R-I-C-K R-O-S-E in the search bar. As Rose has played only 10 meaningful NBA games over the last 28 months, these YouTube sessions fill a significant void. This is where the Derrick Rose of old lives in all of his glory, with hyperspeed in the open court, reverse jackknife dunks on fast breaks and perilous drives to…
  • World Cup of basketball final: Team USA vs. Serbia

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Gettin' this up a bit early.
  • The Bulls' role in the Luol Deng - Danny Ferry fiasco

    Ricky O'Donnell
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Let's talk about it. The biggest story in the NBA over the past week has been the bumbling and bizarre situation in Atlanta involving ownership, GM Danny Ferry and Luol Deng, a free agent this summer who eventually signed with the Miami Heat but not before inadvertently putting himself at the center of the NBA's latest racially-charged controversy. If you haven't been paying attention, here's what you need to know. Earlier in the week, it came out that Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson was selling his share of the team after an insensitive email from 2012 surfaced discussing the…
  • Team USA vs. Lithuania recap: Derrick Rose goes 1-of-8, Americans advance to World Cup final

    JayPatt
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Rose was aggressive against Lithuania, but he missed several layups and couldn't make it two strong efforts in a row. Team USA played a pretty dreadful first half against Lithuania in the semifinals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, but in typical fashion, the Americans pulled away in the second half to earn a 96-68 victory and a spot in the World Cup final. James Harden and Kyrie Irving led the charge for Team USA in the second half after Klay Thompson carried them in the first. While last game was pretty much all sunshine and rainbows for Derrick Rose, the same can't be said about this…
  • Team USA vs. Lithuania World Cup semifinals open game thread

    JayPatt
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    Derrick Rose guns for a second straight strong game while Team USA guns for a spot in the World Cup final. With Spain's stunning defeat at the hands of France, Team USA's best competition at the World Cup has been eliminated. It would be pretty stunning if the Americans didn't claim gold now, but as we saw with Spain yesterday, anything can happen. Lithuania is a talented squad that features Toronto Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas, who leads the team in scoring, rebounding and blocks. For Team USA, Derrick Rose looks to put forth his second straight strong performance. Rose had his best…
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #337

    Doug Thonus
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Derrick Rose plays poorly but comes home with the gold. Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Bruce Levenson, and Danny Ferry throw sports into a negative news cycle.
  • Bulls Beat #336

    Doug Thonus
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you're a fan of Derrick Rose and can't listen to some criticism, I suggest you don't download this episode of the Bulls Beat, because well, he's playing some awful basketball.
  • Bulls Beat #335

    Doug Thonus
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    I discuss Derrick Rose's struggles with Team USA and why they're still a good thing for Bulls fans
  • Bulls Beat #334

    Doug Thonus
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    I discuss what it takes to win a title, the finalized Love trade, and Derrick's Team USA experience
  • Bulls Beat #333

    Doug Thonus
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I discuss Derrick Rose's performance in the Team USA vs Brazil exhibition, and the Bulls wing rotation
 
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  • Pau Gasol Absolutely Dominates Brazil in the FIBA World Cup

    Tony Montalto
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Pau Gasol is proving he still has a lot in the tank this FIBA World Cup. Gasol was signed by the Chicago Bulls this offseason to a 3 year 18 million dollar deal. Pau Gasol tore apart Brazil scoring 26 points and just looking like the old Pau Gasol again. Check out his highlights from the game down below here: All credits to the original owner of the Gasol picture.
  • Rose sheds rust on his own schedule

    Sekou Smith
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    [nba-video vid=fiba/2014/09/02/20140902-fiba-usa-nzl-recap.nba] VIDEO: U.S. rolls to 3-0 with decisive win over New Zealand BILBAO, SPAIN — Stop measuring Derrick Rose‘s return with any conventional tools or methods that come to mind. They don’t apply. Not to a player whose every move and facial expression is being read for signs that he either is or is not back to the form that made him the MVP of the NBA early in his career. Just keep it simple. Trust that he knows his own body and is sure that he is right where he is supposed to be, where he expects to be after playing a…
  • Buy a pack of NBA cards, get a piece of a game-worn shoe?

    Lang Whitaker
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Basketball cards have long been more than just photos and text. Years ago companies started inserting cards with little authentic game-worn keepsakes built-in to the card — swatches of jerseys, a piece of a court, etc. But this season cards are going where they’ve never gone before. In Panini America’s 2013-14 Immaculate Basketball collection, releasing on Friday, they’ve managed to incorporate cards that have pieces of game-worn shoes from everyone from Kobe Bryant to Kevin Durant to Larry Johnson inside the cards. Panini wrote about the…
  • USA sails past New Zealand for easy 98-71 win behind Anthony Davis, Kenneth Faried

    Kurt Helin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Since a lot of big men stayed away from Team USA this summer — Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Al
  • The Definitive 2014/15 NBA League Pass Ratings (Part II) - With Help From Giannis Antetokounmpo!

    TomJFMonson
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    As soon as I returned home from work on Sunday, I introduced The Definitive 2014/15 NBA League Pass Ratings, kicking things off with a review of the Atlantic Division. Spoiler alert – The Drakes, my mistake, Toronto, might be the only team worth watching this year, as reflected by their above-average Giannis score. That’s right, as alluded to in the title, I measure a team’s LP potential on a scale of Greek Freaks, in honour of the official 2013/14 League Pass Darling and still-growing human embodiment of fun. For more on how I (extremely subjectively) determine the…
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    CHC Homepage News

  • Rizzo returns, in lineup with Soler for first time

    Carrie Muskat
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, sidelined since Aug. 27 because of a lower back strain, returned to the lineup Monday, and he was slotted to hit ahead of rookie Jorge Soler. Monday marks the first time the two will be in the same lineup in the big leagues.
  • Bryant, Tseng earn Cubs' top Minors honors

    Joey Nowak
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Prospects Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng have been named the Cubs' Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.
  • Turner, Cubs flat after Pirates turn triple play

    Carrie Muskat
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Justin Turner and the Cubs seemed in control of Sunday's rubber match early on at PNC Park, but a fourth-inning triple play was the spark the Pirates needed to rally for a 7-3 victory. Turner allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, including six in the fifth.
  • Bucs turn first triple play in PNC Park history

    Tom Singer
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    The Pirates turned their first triple play in 14 seasons at PNC Park on Sunday, when third baseman Josh Harrison combined with Neil Walker and Andrew Lambo to go 5-4-3 on a Chris Valaika grounder.
  • Cubs get call at first overturned in first inning

    Carrie Muskat
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria successfully challenged a call at first in the first inning Sunday, and lost a challenge in the sixth.
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  • Reds-Cubs Preview (The Associated Press)

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The Cincinnati Reds won't be a playoff team this year, which might be most perplexing to those who often see them play at Wrigley Field. They begin the final two weeks of the season with their last trip to one of their favorite ballparks Monday night in the opener of a three-game series with the struggling Chicago Cubs. Over 12 games, Cincinnati's relievers have a 5.92 ERA, though they might not need to be used much if Alfredo Simon can continue his dominance of Chicago (65-84). Simon's four starts against the Cubs have produced a 3-0 record and 1.40 ERA while he's surrendered just one earned…
  • Rizzo and Soler back in Cubs' lineup against Reds (The Associated Press)

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler are back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
  • Red Sox-Pirates Preview (The Associated Press)

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    With a 1 1/2-game lead for the NL's second wild-card spot, the Pittsburgh Pirates are turning to a starter who hasn't pitched in a month and hasn't won in more than two. Charlie Morton will return Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game home series with the Boston Red Sox after being sidelined with a sports hernia. Morton (5-12, 3.84 ERA) has been on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 17 and replaces Vance Worley in the rotation, who moves to the bullpen for the final two weeks of the season.
  • Blue Jays-Orioles Preview (The Associated Press)

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The Baltimore Orioles are closing in on their first AL East championship in 17 years and can move to the cusp of clinching that title by taking the series opener from the Toronto Blue Jays. Wei-Yin Chen will try to get the Orioles' magic number to one with his ninth victory in 10 decisions Monday night but he'll be opposed by red-hot rookie Marcus Stroman. Baltimore's comeback in Sunday night's 3-2 victory against the New York Yankees put it 11 1/2 games ahead of Toronto in the division. The Orioles (89-60) hit three doubles in the ninth with Steve Pearce's driving in the tying run and Kelly…
  • Harrison leads Pirates over Cubs 7-3 (The Associated Press)

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    A triple play helped the Pittsburgh Pirates maintain their 1 1/2-game lead for the NL's second wild card. Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh's first triple play at home in 21 years and hit a tying two-run double in a six-run fifth inning Sunday as the Pirates rallied past the Chicago Cubs 7-3. ''It was fun,'' Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. ''You've got to pour some fun on everything you do, and we had more fun after the triple play.'' Edinson Volquez (12-7) improved to 4-0 in his last 10 starts for the Pirates, who have won eight of their last 10 games.
 
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  • Cubs Open Final 2014 Homestand Against Reds

    Al Yellon
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    If you seek Monday's game threads, you have come to the right place. Finally, here's your once-a-series reminder to check out (if you haven't already) SB Nation's partner fantasy site, Fan Duel, where you can win real money. Here's the link. Here are today's particulars. Cubs lineup: Coghlan LF, Baez 2B, Castro SS, Valbuena 3B, Soler RF, Alcantara CF, Valaika 1B, Baker C, Arrieta P Reds lineup: Hamilton CF, Frazier 1B, Phillips 2B, Mesoraco C, Bruce RF, Negron 3B, Schumaker LF, Cozart SS, Axelrod P Today's Starting Pitchers Travis Wood Cubs vs. Alfredo Simon Reds vs. Cin vs. Cubs Today's game…
  • Cubs vs. Reds Preview, Monday 9/15, 7:05 CT

    Al Yellon
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The Cubs open their final homestand of 2014 with a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs have just 10 more home games and then the 2014 season at Wrigley Field will be put in the history books. Beyond still having a chance at a winning season at home (they'd have to go 6-4 to do so, not impossible), this will be the last chance for anyone to see Wrigley before the first stage of the ballpark's renovation/expansion/restoration begins. That's supposedly going to start the Monday after the season ends, too. Also, today marks the first day of "enhanced" security at Wrigley --…
  • Caption This!

    Al Yellon
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Umpire Tom Woodring is having a conversation with Javier Baez and Cubs first-base coach Eric Hinske. What are they saying?
  • Cubs Name Kris Bryant, Jen-Ho Tseng Minor League Player, Pitcher Of Year

    Al Yellon
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    You voted for them in the BCB poll, and the Cubs agree with your choices. A couple of weeks ago, you voted here for the Cubs' minor-league Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year. You voted for Kris Bryant (94 percent of the vote) and Jen-Ho Tseng (58 percent of the vote). Monday, the Cubs revealed their choices and they're the same as yours: The Chicago Cubs today named infielder Kris Bryant and right-handed pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Bryant and Tseng will be honored during an on-field ceremony prior to the Cubs…
  • On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Reds Series Preview

    Russ La Croix
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The Cubs come back to Wrigley Field for the final homestand of the 2014 season, starting out with three games against the Cincinnati Reds. Thirteen games left. The next 10 of which are at home. It still doesn't seem that long ago that the season just started. With only 13 games remaining, it seems almost certain that the Cubs will end up with a pick in the protected group again in the 2015 draft.  After the 1-5 road trip the Cubs' record now stands at 65-84, placing them fifth in the reverse standings and 6½ games back from the New York Mets (72-78) who have the first unprotected pick for…
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    Merge

  • Indie Office Chairs

    me2
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Furniture company Herman Miller is using Chicago-based design platform Unbranded Designs to find furniture fitting the mobile offices of the future.
  • Old-School Moves

    me2
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Witness hits "that would take the humps off a dromedary camel" with the Chicago Film Archives' videos of wrestling matches from the 1950's.
  • Support Your Local Presidential Library

    rn
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Proposals submitted by UIC and U of C are among the four semi-finalists named today for the future site of the Obama Presidential Library; the other sites are Columbia University and the University of Hawaii. Barack and Michelle will select the winner early next year.
  • Greening the Rails

    me2
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    An unused rail line in Englewood may be turned into an elevated park similar to The 606 on the North Side. See also "The Area," Gapers Block's award-winning short documentary about the Englewood neighborhood of the same name that's being demolished to make room for a new rail yard.
  • No Homework

    me2
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    One CPS school is banning homework for kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders so they can read for fun and spend more time with their families.
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    Beachwood Reporter

  • The [Monday] Papers

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    1. The Beachwood Radio Hour #23: Chicago's Orange Revolution Is On! Fioretti Is In. Plus: Pseudo-Coverage Of A Pseudo-Debate, The War On Illinois' Kids, and Friends Of The Empire Strike Back.
  • The College Football Report Top Ten: Go Blue Hose! Boo Charlie Weis! Why Not Pitt?

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    What did we learn in Week Three? We like to think that, for those who pay attention, some less-than-obvious teams and players surfaced. 1. The Pittsburgh Panthers (3-0, 1-0 ACC). Pitt leads the ACC Coastal division with one conference win (over Boston College in Week Two) and an overall 3-0 record including a 42-25 foregone conclusion victory over Florida International on Saturday. With games ahead at home against Iowa and Virginia Tech, and on the road at North Carolina and Miami, the Panthers look like a contender to reach the conference championship game.
  • SportsMonday: Bears' Season Is Back On!

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Sports fans admire toughness, but more importantly, sports peers revere it. If a leading athlete can find a way to demonstrate his grit in the right way - if he can show his teammates that he can fight through significant pain and continue to play hard - the sky is the limit. That enduring truth was on display Sunday night as the Bears pulled out a 28-20 victory and, more importantly, exorcised the demons that had haunted them for almost 30 years. It had been that long, since the Super Bowl championship regular season for goodness sake, since the Monsters had won in the San Francisco area.
  • New Dale Exposed

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    "A season of questionable in-game decisions by first-year Cubs manager Rick Renteria found another spotlight in the seventh inning of Wednesday's 11-1 loss," Gordon Wittenmyer reported this week in a sort of first crack of the shield around the Cubs' hapless rookie skipper. "That's when a quick succession of pitching changes in a three-run game, early in the inning, turned into a five-run inning, with Kyuji Fujikawa left in to take the brunt of the beating and face seven batters. Renteria's bullpen use - which includes a penchant for frequent changes combined with an apparent paranoia over…
  • A Good Guy Who Wore Black

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    To play or not to play? That was the question last winter when Paul Konerko toiled with his decision about one last year with the White Sox after Rick Hahn opened the door for a swansong season at a reduced salary. Of course, Paulie chose to return for his 16th season albeit in a defined role where his responsibilities have included mentoring Jose Abreu and other young players along with pinch-hitting, DHing against left-handers and playing an occasional first base. So how has the plan worked out? It depends on how you look at it.
 
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    Chicago News & Events

  • Riot Fest 2014: It Came, We Rocked. Photos To Prove It.

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    posted by Cara CarriveauThousands of Riot Fest attendees are tossing out their muddy shoes today with big smiles on their faces.  Sacrificing a pair of shoes for an amazing weekend of music was well worth it.  Highlights?  Too many to list.  The drummer for Primus was ill so the drummer from Tool took his place.  Billy Corgan was there Sunday - not to perform, but to meet one his most influential bands, The Cure.  Janes Addictions' Perry Farrell was slurring his words as he spoke but when singing manged to perform perfectly.  Punk rockers were in their glory with Television and The…
  • Prepare for Chicago Gourmet with a Champagne Brunch

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    posted by Joe PiehlIn preparation for the Chicago Gourmet on Sept. 27 and 28, Bon Appétit’s “Beyond Gourmet” series is hosting a Corks & Forks Brunch in Little Goat Diner’s private dining room on Sunday, Sept. 21. The 4-course champagne brunch was designed by Chef Stephanie Izard and is paired with Moet Ice Impérial, Veuve Clicquot Rose, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Dom Perignon Vintage 2003, and Krug Grand Cuvee.Each event in the quarterly series provides attendees with a unique opportunity to interact with Chicago’s talented chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers. Beyond Gourmet is…
  • Frontier Airlines Lands at O’Hare with Cheap Flights

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    posted by Joe PiehlWe love Chicago, but sometimes we want to spend a long weekend exploring some place new. To help all of us explore a little more, Frontier Airlines is launching service out of O’Hare Airport. Its first route will be to Washington Dulles, with additional routes to Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City starting in October.A non-stop route from O’Hare to Orlando begins in December, bringing the total number of destinations to seven.To celebrate the new routes, the low-cost airline is offering $29 one-way fares on all seven O’Hare routes until 10:59 p.m.
  • A Different View of Macbeth

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    posted by Heidi KWhen you hear the name Macbeth you probably don’t think technology. It was limited in Shakespeare’s era to things like the pocket watch. But Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents a short run of an opera using technology to make the performance much more intimate.The final offering in COT’s  2014 season is the Chicago premier of Ernest Bloch’s Macbeth. Sung in Shakespearean English (with projected subtitles), this interpretation blends the use of hand-held and other cameras to bring additional viewpoints to the audience.Composer Ernest Bloch was just 26 when he began…
  • "Vamos de tapeo" at El Tapeo in Oak Brook

    14 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    posted by TAHenselFine dining does not belong exclusively to downtown Chicago.  On the contrary, there are some amazing restaurants in the suburbs.  El Tapeo is the newest restaurant to open in Oak Brook and should be on your “must try” list soon.  The restaurant is on the 9th floor of Le Méridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center located at 2100 Spring Road in Oak Brook.  El Tapeo’s vibe is sleek, sophisticated, and surprisingly urban.  Unlike similar downtown spots, however, this classy restaurant boasts ample free...
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    Cheeky Chicago

  • Old Style’s New Can Commemorates Heroes

    thekittchen@gmail.com
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Just in time for tailgating season, Chicago’s local beer, Old Style, has launched the new Chicago Heroes commemorative can that honors Chicago’s Bravest. Sales from these cans will benefit the Ende, Menzer, Walsh and Quinn (EMWQ) Retirees’, Widows’ and Children’s Assistance Fund, which provide financial support to widows and orphans of members of the Chicago Fire Department. The commemorative can features the image of a firefighter along with details about the EMWQ Assistance Fund. The 16 oz. can is being individually sold at Chicagoland retailers and will be available through…
  • Style Series Brings the Fashion to The Underground

    Kaleigh Glaza
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The month of September is all about style. With fashion weeks across the globe and the biggest fashion magazine issues of the year, this month is equally about transitioning into a new season, while still dreaming of next fall. And thanks to The Underground in River North, Chicagoans can now experience all the glitz and glam of fashion week without ever leaving our beautiful Windy City. This fall, The Underground, a premier spot in Chicago’s nightlife, returns again with its 2014 Fall Style Series, running every Thursday in September. Each week, fashion forward looks from Chicago-based 10…
  • White Wine for Fall: Meet Garganega

    HolmerS@terlatowines.com
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Fall. Time to put away the whites and the tank tops and dig in the closet for your stash of sweaters in shades of orange  and browns. Oh, and why not accessorize with a new scarf–or two? For your wine needs, articles are starting to tout this time as one for exploring reds. But hold on, as this Cheeky Wine Guide has another idea. Here in Chicago, September might be back-to-school time, but my hair says it is still hot-and-sticky time, so when it comes to wine, we still like to sip our whites in Lakeview (or Bucktown)–so I have a white sipper to recommend this week. And, in the…
  • Wine and Wildflowers Spotlights the Beauty of Lincoln Park Zoo

    samantha1nelson@gmail.com
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I absolutely love the Lincoln Park Zoo. When the spring thaw makes going outside tolerable again, it’s one of the first places I want to go to stretch my legs and check out the inevitable rush of baby animals. It’s a perfect place to spend a summer day watching the lions bask in the heat and then retreat to an air-conditioned building like the Small Mammal House, where you can see some of my favorite critters like an armadillo and sand cat. Every winter, you’ll find me warming up with some cider while admiring the displays at ZooLights. So when I heard about Wine &…
  • Foodies Unite: Food Network Concert at Ravinia

    Kaleigh Glaza
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Chicago is well-known for its food scene, from Michelin-star restaurants to delicious food trucks, but on September 20th, the all-stars of the culinary world will take the Windy City by storm. Food Network Magazine presents Food Network in Concert at Ravinia, an all-day event at the concert grounds with an array of culinary and musical treats, all benefitting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America. This exciting experience will feature popular Food Network stars, including Iron Chef Jose Garces, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli (Chopped judge), Marc…
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • TV shows I missed the boat on

    Jessica B.
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I like TV. I like to watch TV, record it, check out new shows, etc. But there are a few shows I’ve finally had time to check out a few shows I never watching initially, and, yeah I didn’t like some of them. The West Wing I love The Newsroom and have seen other Sorkin dramas so I get his “style” but I don’t get it. I’ve watched 6 episodes and it is not clicking for me. Snore. How I Met Your Mother Yes, I know how it ends. And I’ve heard some of the great lines coming out of the show (hello, “woo girls.”) But any time I’ve sat down to…
  • I saw the sign

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

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

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

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

  • Groundbreaking for Gold Coast’s First High-Rise Since 2007 Happens Tomorrow

    Rachel Mazanec
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Groundbreaking for Gold Coast’s First High-Rise Since 2007 Happens Tomorrow was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Chicago-based Convexity Properties will be breaking ground on Sept. 16 for the construction of... Groundbreaking for Gold Coast’s First High-Rise Since 2007 Happens Tomorrow 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…
  • Realtors Siri Bhumnugkij and Dino Hasapis Join Coldwell Banker Naperville

    Rachel Mazanec
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Realtors Siri Bhumnugkij and Dino Hasapis Join Coldwell Banker Naperville was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently announced that realtors Siri Bhumnugkij and Dino Hasapis are... Realtors Siri Bhumnugkij and Dino Hasapis Join Coldwell Banker Naperville 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…
  • Agents’ Choice Awards – Vote Now!

    Chicago Agent
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    Agents’ Choice Awards – Vote Now! was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. This year for our 2014 Agents’ Choice Awards, we asked the heads of each... Agents’ Choice Awards – Vote Now! was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • The Short List: Noah Tennant’s 5-Step Guide to Handling Unrealistic Client Expectations

    Chicago Agent
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Short List: Noah Tennant’s 5-Step Guide to Handling Unrealistic Client Expectations was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Beautiful loft apartments in a chic, central location with marble countertops, gleaming wood floors... The Short List: Noah Tennant’s 5-Step Guide to Handling Unrealistic Client Expectations was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real…
  • 6 iPhone 6 iOS Improvements Agents Will Love

    James McClister
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    6 iPhone 6 iOS Improvements Agents Will Love was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. New iPhone 6 promises higher functionality for agents who value mobility and efficiency. #171360602... 6 iPhone 6 iOS Improvements Agents Will Love was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
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    Chicago Business - Blogs - Takes Names

  • Rauner, Crown, Gidwitz boost Navy Seals fund

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Navy Seals and their families took the spotlight last week, but it was hard to miss big names like Rauner, McCormack and Klobuchar.More than $2.6 million was raised at the Sept. 11 gala to benefit the Navy Seal Foundation, an organization that helps warriors transition into the private sector and help their families if they don't come home.“Many of the warriors present this evening have spent their entire career fighting the global war on terrorism to protect us and our families,” said Chicago investment manager Muneer Satter, who chaired the event. “As their career comes to…
  • Lois Weisberg returning to Chicago stage for Fifth Star Award

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Lois Weisberg will be honored next week at the city's Fifth Star Awards, a program to honor Chicago artists and institutions who have contributed to the town's cultural history.The city's former commissioner of cultural affairs is an institution. Ms. Weisberg left the job abruptly in 2011 after serving 20 years and helping to transform the city's arts programming.She's been honored numerous times for her work — not that she likes the attention.“I've received so many awards and plaques I don't know what to do with them. I've thought about using them for flooring,” she…
  • Attorney Joel Levin joins legal teams involved in Griffin divorce case

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Add Joel Levin to the legal teams handling the high-profile divorce of billionaire Ken Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin.Mr. Levin, who heads Levin & Associates in Chicago, has been named by the judge in the case to represent the interests of the couple's three young children.Hiring such a lawyer, known as a guardian ad litem, is standard in cases involving property and wealth.Mr. Levin, who has represented children in other high-profile divorce cases, declined to comment. The Chicago attorney, a 1973 graduate of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he also teaches, joins other…
  • It's handbags and hogs in fundraising for the 606

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    If two recent fundraisers are any clue, donations to the 606, also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, are coming from all areas of the city.Last night, a high-end crowd mostly dressed in black gathered for a benefit cocktail party at the recently expanded Salvatore Ferragamo boutique on Michigan Avenue. Caterers passed tiny tuna appetizers.It was in stark contrast to the pig roast sponsored by food commentator Steve Dolinsky a few weeks ago, also to benefit the 606. He and his wife, Amy Dordek Dolinsky, held the annual party in the alley behind their Bucktown home.“It's bookends for…
  • Mayor Emanuel talks about teams and rivals

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel drew on his experience in the White House when he spoke earlier this week at a benefit luncheon for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.He made his remarks before keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin took the stage.She's the author of, among other works, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.”Mr. Emanuel, former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, recommended the book to his boss.But he said given the infighting in the White House during Mr. Obama's first term, he wishes the book had been called just “Team.”Many in…
 
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  • Say Goodbye to Your Second Line of PPC Ad Text on Mobile

    Joe Mathieu
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Starting in October, your Google AdWords ads on mobile devices may, or may not, show the second line of ad text (Description Line 2). In an announcement on the Inside AdWords blog last week, Google said they are making this change in order to show more relevant and useful information to your customers”. For many of us, who are already optimizing ad copy to take full advantage of longer headlines on top-ranked ads, this shouldn’t be that big of a deal. However, if you’re not already writing specific ad copies for mobile vs desktop/tablets, between now and October 15th…
  • The 2015 White Sox Schedule is Out Now

    Joe Mathieu
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    While the 2014 season isn’t over quite yet (though, most of us wish it were), the MLB has release the 2015 White Sox schedule for your planning enjoyment. Particularly of note, the Sox will face off with Crosstown rival Chicago Cubs during the actual Summer in 2015– July and August, instead of May, which, because Chicago, was particularly chilly this season. The Crosstown Classic will also be bumped back up to 6 games in 2015. The White Sox will begin 2015 in KC, and the first home game at U.S. Comiskular will be a Friday, April 10th matchup against division-rival Minnesota…
  • Uh, Yeah, We’re Gonna Need You to Go Ahead & Resign, Roger Goodell

    Joe Mathieu
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    There are times, in business and in life, where the ‘writing is on the wall’, so to speak. Where it become painfully obvious, to both those in the middle and completely outside of a situation, that something drastic needs to change. That things cannot simply continue to go forth as they have. That doing anything other than a dramatic shift would likely be catastrophic for all involved. Unfortunately, for everyone, the situation with Roger Goodell and the NFL has not reached that breaking point. And, likely, it never will. Which is why, for the sake of public perception and…
  • Why Chicago’D Joined “The Internet Slowdown”

    Joe Mathieu
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    When entering this site today, you may have noticed something that caused you to do a double-take. No, this isn’t some new interstitial ad we’re running; nor has your Internet connection actually slowed to a crawl.  But, it’s a very real possibility that it will. And not “sometime in the long-too-distant-to-care-about” future, but quite soon, in fact. I’ve written before about the fight against the FCC’s proposed new legislation, which will, in essence, end Net Neutrality as we know it. Unfortunately, thus far, all of the efforts taking place both…
  • Apple Debuts the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

    Joe Mathieu
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Image via Apple I hate the phrase “unless you’re living under a rock” with a passion…but, in this case, it’s a pretty apt definition of where you must reside if you haven’t heard about the announcements Apple made today. Yes, it’s now officially no longer just rumor: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (basically the larger version of the former) were unveiled today in a rather messy somewhat technically-disorganized live streamed event. Along with the new phones, the company also revealed their foray into wearables, appropriately named the Apple Watch…
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