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  • 9 dead in shooting at Charleston church

    News - Chicago Tribune
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Police have confirmed a mass shooting at a church in South Carolina left nine dead Wednesday evening.
  • Jon Lester wants to see his teammates in the All-Star game

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    Blair Sheade
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    There’s 15 days before the All-Star game, and Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is campaigning for Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo to make the All-Star team. Hey y'all, need a little help! Please join me in voting to send these 3 to Cinci! #VoteRizzo #VoteBryant #VoteCastro #ASGWorthy #VoteCubs — Jon Lester (@JLester34) June 29, 2015 Some fans trashed Lester for putting Castro into the equation because of his recent hitting struggles. The Cubs shortstop is hitting .260 with five home runs and 35 RBI, but he’s hitting .174 the last seven days. Lester defended his…
  • Mexico Drops Out of Donald Trump's Miss Universe Pageant

    NBC News Top Stories
    The Associated Press
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Fallout from Trump's remarks about immigrants continued Tuesday as Mexico announced it won't be sending a contestant to the Miss Universe contest.
  • Rockefeller Chapel’s Bells of Summer concert series celebrates 50th anniversary

    UChicago News
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:29 pm
    This summer, the Rockefeller Chapel carillon will ring out in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a beloved tradition: the annual carillon concert series Bells of Summer. Since 1965, visitors have come to Rockefeller Chapel with blankets and picnic baskets in hand to spend a summer afternoon listening to the music of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon, the world’s second-heaviest musical instrument. The event features weekly performances from June to August by guest...
  • White Sox Release Full List Of 2005 Championship Reunion Weekend Attendees

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    cwesterlundcbs
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    (CBS) The White Sox have released a full list of schedule attendees for the festivities of Reunion Weekend that’s scheduled for July 17-19 to celebrate the 2005 World Series champions. Here’s a look: Reunion Weekend from July 17-19 at U.S. Cellular Field Brian Anderson Jon Garland Scott Podsednik Harold Baines Ozzie Guillen Cliff Politte Geoff Blum Willie Harris Frank Thomas Don Cooper Dustin Hermanson Aaron Rowand at U.S. Cellular Field Joe Crede Orlando Hernandez Man Soo Lee Jermaine Dye Paul Konerko Greg Walker Carl Everett Art Kusnyer Chris Widger A Season to Remember on July…
 
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  • Jon Lester wants to see his teammates in the All-Star game

    Blair Sheade
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    There’s 15 days before the All-Star game, and Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is campaigning for Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo to make the All-Star team. Hey y'all, need a little help! Please join me in voting to send these 3 to Cinci! #VoteRizzo #VoteBryant #VoteCastro #ASGWorthy #VoteCubs — Jon Lester (@JLester34) June 29, 2015 Some fans trashed Lester for putting Castro into the equation because of his recent hitting struggles. The Cubs shortstop is hitting .260 with five home runs and 35 RBI, but he’s hitting .174 the last seven days. Lester defended his…
  • Letters: Gov. Rauner’s true colors

    contributors
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Ill. House Speaker Mike Madigan is no angel, we all know it. But Gov. Rauner’s attempt to convince us he has the best interest of the state at heart, insults our intelligence. He won’t even look at or consider the progressive tax out of fear he and his buddies will have to pay a fair share of taxes. Threats to shut the state down shows us what Rauner is really like — demanding and inflexible. Ann Gutierrez, Tinley Park SEND LETTERS TO: letters@suntimes.com (Please include the name of your neighborhood or suburb, and a phone number for verification.) If Bristol Palin stays…
  • Woman shot in North Lawndale

    Jordan Owen
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:08 pm
    A woman was shot Tuesday afternoon in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of South Pulaski at 1:09 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Stacy Cooper said, citing preliminary information. A woman in her 40s was shot, but details on the circumstances of the shooting and her condition were not immediately available.
  • Man killed in Kennedy crash downtown last week identified

    Sun-Times Wire
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    A man who was killed in a crash that left two others seriously hurt last week on the Kennedy Expressway downtown has been identified. The crash happened between a semi truck and a car at 1:57 a.m. June 24 near the Hubbard Street Cave, Illinois State Police said. Kendall R. Larkin, 31, of the 5000 block of West Van Buren was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:30 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of blunt force trauma to his head in the crash and his death was ruled an accident. Two people were taken in serious condition from the scene,…
  • Kevin White didn’t expect to eat for free after being drafted

    Blair Sheade
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    After being drafted eighth overall in the 2015 NFL Draft, Kevin White didn’t think his $16.5 million contract came with so many perks. Since White arrived in Chicago, the former West Virginia receiver hasn’t paid for dinner at a restaurant. The Bear receiver said he’s tried to pay for his dinner, but the restaurants won’t let him. “The most surprising thing that’s happen to me this far is going out to eat for free. I didn’t expect this restaurant to give it to me for free. I gave them my card, and they said ‘it’s on us.’ So that was…
 
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  • Rockefeller Chapel’s Bells of Summer concert series celebrates 50th anniversary

    30 Jun 2015 | 1:29 pm
    This summer, the Rockefeller Chapel carillon will ring out in celebration of the 50th anniversary of a beloved tradition: the annual carillon concert series Bells of Summer. Since 1965, visitors have come to Rockefeller Chapel with blankets and picnic baskets in hand to spend a summer afternoon listening to the music of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon, the world’s second-heaviest musical instrument. The event features weekly performances from June to August by guest...
  • UChicago to offer free online course on technology and law

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    How do government regulators around the globe scrutinize the decisions made by Internet giant Google on the controversial issue of “search market power?” What exactly is net neutrality, and what is the legal basis for implementing it in the United States? How are music, video and ebooks changing—and what do the legal fights over each look like? These will be some of the topics covered in a free online course that the University of Chicago will launch this summer for its...
  • Chapin Hall initiative seeks better estimate, understanding of homeless youth

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Researchers will document the number of runaway and homeless youths in the United States as part of a new two-year initiative from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago aimed at producing the country’s first reliable estimate of its kind. Launched June 25, the Voices of Youth Count will use a multi-layered approach to produce a more complete picture of youth homelessness. Chapin Hall Executive Director Bryan Samuels, MPP’93, said one of the biggest challenges for researchers...
  • Courtyard Shops to host free children’s fair on Saturday, June 27

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    The Courtyard Shops at Hyde Park Shopping Center is hosting a free children’s fair at 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue in Hyde Park on Saturday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Called “Kids In The Courtyard,” the fair will include performances by Super Stolie, a Chicago children’s musician, and dancers from the Hyde Park School of Dance. The Hyde Park Art Center will be leading a free art activity. A balloon artist and painted tattoo artist also will be providing free...
  • Spintronics advance brings wafer-scale quantum devices closer to reality

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    An electronics technology that uses the “spin”—or magnetization—of atomic nuclei to store and process information promises huge gains in performance over today’s electron-based devices. But getting there is proving challenging. Now, researchers at the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering have made a crucial step toward nuclear spintronic technologies. They have gotten nuclear spins to line themselves up in a consistent, controllable...
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  • White Sox Release Full List Of 2005 Championship Reunion Weekend Attendees

    cwesterlundcbs
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    (CBS) The White Sox have released a full list of schedule attendees for the festivities of Reunion Weekend that’s scheduled for July 17-19 to celebrate the 2005 World Series champions. Here’s a look: Reunion Weekend from July 17-19 at U.S. Cellular Field Brian Anderson Jon Garland Scott Podsednik Harold Baines Ozzie Guillen Cliff Politte Geoff Blum Willie Harris Frank Thomas Don Cooper Dustin Hermanson Aaron Rowand at U.S. Cellular Field Joe Crede Orlando Hernandez Man Soo Lee Jermaine Dye Paul Konerko Greg Walker Carl Everett Art Kusnyer Chris Widger A Season to Remember on July…
  • Julia Roberts Goes Vigilante In ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Trailer: Watch

    cbskapost
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:33 pm
    By Courtney E. Smith, Radio.com The first trailer for Secret in Their Eyes has dropped and it features Julia Roberts as we’ve never seen her before. The actress plays Jess, a member of an FBI team along with her partner Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and their District Attorney supervisor Claire (Nicole Kidman), whose daughter is killed violently but they are forced to release the man they suspect did it. The trailer shows Jess and Ray finding her daughter’s body in a dumpster, capturing her soul-breaking emotional reaction. “It was just one of those scenes. You knew…
  • Watch: Patrick Kane Sings Karaoke, And It Was Memorable, Though Not Legendary

    cwesterlundcbs
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:08 pm
    (CBS) Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane warned fans at the team’s championship parade that he could get wild in the celebration of Chicago’s third Stanley Cup in six years. “I know you said I’ve been growing up, but watch out for me the next week,” he told fans at Soldier Field. Turns out, part of that involves singing karaoke. Really bad, really entertaining karaoke. After appearing on stage with the Stanley Cup at the Jimmy Buffet concert Saturday night at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater, Kane made an appearance at a bar and took the mic to sing Tom Petty’s…
  • Joe Maddon On Cardinals: ‘We’re Going To Get To That Point’

    cwesterlundcbs
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    (CBS) The young and talented Cubs were humbled and served a plate of reality over the weekend when they were swept by the MLB-best Cardinals (51-24), who entering Tuesday night’s slate of games had a nine-game lead on the Pirates in the NL Central and an 11.5-game lead over the Cubs. With that in mind following losses by scores of 3-2, 8-1 and 4-1, Chicago manager Joe Maddon was plenty complimentary of St. Louis — but he also held strong in his conviction that the tables will soon be turned. “The thing I’m gathering from all this is they pitch really well,…
  • New “Polka Dot Park” Fails To Hit The Spot With Some Lakeview Residents

    Todd Feurer
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Some residents in Lakeview have launched a petition drive to do away with the new Lincoln Hub, a so-called “placemaking” installation at the six-corner intersection of Lincoln, Southport, and Wellington avenues. On every corner of the intersection, large green and blue polka dots have been painted on the streets and sidewalks – inspiring the nickname Polka Dot Park. The Lincoln Hub was designed partly as a way to slow traffic through the intersection, and partly as a public art project intended to create a memorable focal point that gives pedestrians more space,…
 
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    Chicago Breaking News

  • Woman seriously wounded in West Side shooting

    Deanese Williams-Harris
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    A 44-year-old woman was shot in the neck while riding in a vehicle Tuesday afternoon on the West Side in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood. 
  • Rauner to state workers: 'We've got a mess'

    Kim Geiger, Monique Garcia
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Democratic lawmakers Tuesday floated a proposal to approve a one-month budget Wednesday, the deadline for state government to have a full one-year spending plan in place. But it was unclear how the idea would help amid a much broader and long-running political fight with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
  • Preckwinkle open to reducing sales tax increase after it passes

    John Byrne
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, facing an uphill fight to win votes for her proposed sales tax increase, said Tuesday she is open to rolling back the hike as soon as this fall if state lawmakers approve the public pension overhaul she is seeking in Springfield.
  • Former College of DuPage trustee alleges 'Clean Slate' violated campaign laws

    Stacy St. Clair, Jodi S. Cohen
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    A former College of DuPage trustee is formally alleging that a campaign fund used to support the three winning candidates in the recent board of trustees election failed to report a contribution it received in a timely manner.
  • Police: Blues musician's stolen touring van may have connection to Tinley smash-and-grab

    Kate McCann
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Oak Forest police say someone stole a van loaded with thousands of dollars of equipment belonging to a touring blues musician in the early hours of Saturday morning, and the theft may be related to a smash and grab at a Tinley Park Best Buy.
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    Loyola Phoenix

  • Garanzini to be on Chicago Board of Education

    Marissa Boulanger
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:50 am
    Two months after announcing he was stepping down as Loyola’s President and transitioning into the Chancellor role, Rev. Michael Garanzini, S.J., is now set to be on the Chicago Board of Education. Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he was cleaning house. He replaced four members (whose terms are up this year) with Garanzini, Mark Furlong, Dominique Jordan and Gail Ward. The retiring Loyola President, retired CEO of BMO Harris Bank, President and CEO of the Chicago Scholars Foundation and 35-year practiced educator of CPS, respectively, join the board officially July 1 — the…
  • Book review: Reagan: The Life by H.W. Brands

    Ashley Iannantone
    26 May 2015 | 7:13 am
    From the son of an alcoholic father and saintly mother, to a Hollywood actor, to a White House resident and finally to an old man battling Alzheimer’s disease, Ronald Reagan’s many roles are exposed in the new biography Reagan: The Life by historian H.W. Brands. Throughout the book, Brands weaves together transcripts, articles, letters, interviews with White House administration, memoirs and even Reagan’s diary entries to unravel the life of the world leader. By doing so, the biography holds a microscope to historical events throughout the 1900s and offers multiple insights and…
  • Shooting on Granville today makes for third incident

    Marissa Boulanger
    19 May 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Around 2:30 today, shots were fired on Winthrop Avenue between Granville Avenue and Glenlake Avenue. No one was reported injured, and no one is in custody. Campus Safety reported a maroon van was seen fleeing the area going north on Sheridan Road. This is the third incident involving a gun near campus this summer. The first was a shooting on May 5 in the 1200 block of West Columbia Avenue. No injuries were reported. The second was the next day, when three Loyola students were robbed at gunpoint at 3:30 a.m. The students were walking between Kenmore Avenue and Winthrop Avenue on Sheridan…
  • Gold Noise with Ari: Happy listening

    Ari Black
    19 May 2015 | 5:41 pm
    I’ve never been crazy about music blog websites. I feel like I have to dig too much in order to listen to the music or find what I was really looking for (aside from hillydilly.com, which rocks from its song selection to layout.) With the launch of Jay-Z’s subscription-based music streaming service Tidal, it’s interesting (and a little painful) to consider how complicated music streaming has become.  The cheapest option on Tidal, for example, is $9.99 a month. But staying updated on music doesn’t have to have a huge price tag. That’s why I find most of my music through audiovisual…
  • Ramblers capture second straight NCAA title

    Nader Issa
    16 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    The 10th time proved to be the charm for Loyola’s men’s volleyball team, as the Ramblers used their 10th championship point to put away Lewis University for their second straight NCAA national championship. Loyola defeated its state and conference rival in a thrilling five-set title game on May 9 after failing to capitalize on two championship points in the fourth set. The Flyers pushed the Ramblers to the brink with three championship points of their own in the final set, but Loyola fought back every time to join UCLA, UC Irvine and Pepperdine as the only programs to capture…
 
 
 
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    Blackhawks Recent Headlines

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Leighton

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year extension, which runs through the end of the 2015-16 National Hockey League season. Leighton, 34, posted a 22-13-4 record, 2.26 goal...
  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Rundblad

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have agreed to terms with defenseman David Rundblad on a two-year extension, which runs through the end of the 2016-17 National Hockey League season. Rundblad, 24, tallied 14 points (3G, 11A) in 49 ga...
  • Darling to bring Stanley Cup to Lemont

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling will bring the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Lemont, Ill., and the Lemont Park District (16028 W 127th Street, Lemont, IL 60439) for public viewing tomorrow, Monday, June 29 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p....
  • Blackhawks select seven at 2015 NHL Draft

    27 Jun 2015 | 3:29 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks drafted left wing Graham Knott (54th overall), defenseman Dennis Gilbert (91st overall), defenseman Ryan Shea (121st overall), right wing Radovan Bondra (151st overall), right wing Roy Radke (164th overall), defenseman Joni ...
  • Blackhawks acquire Haggerty from Rangers

    27 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have acquired forward Ryan Haggerty from the New York Rangers in exchange for goaltender Antti Raanta. Haggerty, 22, totaled 33 points (15G, 18A) in his first professional season with the Hartford Wol...
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  • Relationship Coach Todd Valentine: Improv skills pave the way to better dating

    griffinfillipitchwgnam
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Relationship coach Todd Valentine talks to Bob and Marianne about the advice that he gives to men on love and dating. He says a little bit of improv can make meeting women a lot easier. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/sirottmurciano/SM63015_valentine.mp3
  • Peter Shapiro: No need to be at Soldier Field to experience the Grateful Dead

    griffinfillipitchwgnam
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Peter Shapiro, concert promoter behind the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well tour, tells Bob and Marianne about the legendary band’s upcoming stop at Soldier Field. He says technology will help deliver the concert to other platforms. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/sirottmurciano/SM63015_shapiro.mp3
  • Girls’ Night Out Full Show: Pride Edition! – June 27, 2015

    rwoodallwgnam
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Hannah Stanley is joined by hair queen Kristin Decker and NY Post entertainment writer Johnny Oleksinski for a Pride-filled show! Bernard Cherkasov of Equality IL talks what is next for LGBTQ equality, David Carter discusses the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and we deliver rainbow cake from the Goddess and Grocer. This and more on the podcast! http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/hannahstanley/fullShow2.mp3
  • What will you do with your “leap second?”

    Craig Collins
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    John Oliver has your back if you are not sure what to do with your “leap second?”
  • #TechTuesday with CNET’s Bridget Carey 06-30-15

    griffinfillipitchwgnam
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:38 pm
    CNET senior editor Bridget Carey is back for another edition of Tech Tuesday. She talks about Apple’s new streaming service and answers questions from texters. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/billandwendy/BW63015_carey.mp3
 
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  • Chicago Bulls rumors: looking to lock up Dunleavy, take a chance on some fringe guards

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:53 am
    The Bulls free agency period got officially moving yesterday with news of the craptain's bloated option being picked up and the Maximum Qualifying Offer being extended to Jimmy Butler. With Jimmy likely getting a maximum deal (at least for 3 years) and Hinrich still on the books, the Bulls have some avenues to add players still while encroaching into luxury tax. Though you could take Gar Forman's proclamation of them being a tax team as "unfortunately we're in the tax so we can't do much" instead of "we're going to be in the tax regardless, so might as well do what we can." To that…
  • Bulls extend Jimmy Butler the qualifying offer and max qualifying offer

    Ricky O'Donnell
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:43 pm
    As long as Butler doesn't want to play on the one-year qualifying offer, the Bulls are in a good spot moving forward. Jimmy Butler won a bet on himself once already, turning down at least $40 million last fall to become a restricted free agent this summer. Now Butler will have to decide just how much money he's willing to risk to bet on himself once again. On Monday, the Bulls extended Butler both the qualifying offer and the max qualifying offer, according to Eric Pincus. This means that Butler can accept a five-year deal from the Bulls worth approximately $90 million, or sign an offer…
  • Kirk Hinrich is back, so the Bulls will have to pay the luxury tax to bring back Mike Dunleavy

    Ricky O'Donnell
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    Your favorite player is returning to the Bulls. Rejoice: The Craptain is back. Kirk Hinrich is picking up his $2.8 million player option for next to return to the Chicago Bulls, according to Shams Charania of Real GM. This puts the Bulls' projected roster for next season at around $80 million if you factor in the max contract offer the team will make to Jimmy Butler. This would put the Bulls right up against the luxury tax line even without re-signing Mike Dunleavy Jr. The luxury tax is projected to be $81.6 million, according to Cody Westerlund of The Score. That means that if the…
  • Drafting Bobby Portis shows the Bulls aren't looking for a quick fix

    Ricky O'Donnell
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:47 am
    Yes, the Bulls have a glut of big men. Just remember that can change in a hurry. It's uncomfortable to acknowledge because we don't want to believe it's gone. Only one season ago, Joakim Noah won Defensive Player of the Year and finished fourth in MVP voting. He was a manic defender who overcame a lack of size for his position and thrived with his athleticism to become the roaring heart and soul of a team that would come to be defined by his unbreakable spirit. We remember Noah battling through plantar fasciitis to will the Bulls to a Game 7 victory in Brooklyn with 24 points, 14 rebounds and…
  • By drafting Bobby Portis, the Bulls went with the best available player. And that's a good thing

    Chris Terzic
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The newest member of the Chicago Bulls might be the perfect modern center in today's NBA. He also might be a crazy person, too. Bobby Portis was the best available player on the board when the Bulls nabbed him with the No. 22 overall selection in the 2015 NBA draft. We have recent examples of the Bulls drafting for need (Marquis Teague), or for want (Doug McDermott), or for obscurity's sake (Tony Snell). But in Portis, the Bulls went best available, and that's a drafting philosophy which typically rewards. But before we take a closer look at Portis, let's let the video do the talking first:…
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #368

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

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

    Doug Thonus
    31 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    I discuss Tom Thibodeau's firing, Fred Hoiberg as a prospective coach, and the Noah/Taj trade rumors.
  • Bulls Beat #365

    Doug Thonus
    25 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    After all your emails and facbooks, I decided to keep the podcast alive.
  • Bulls Beat #364

    Doug Thonus
    16 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    I break down the end of the Bulls season as well as the end of the Bulls Beat
 
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  • Bulls select Bobby Portis with 22nd pick in NBA draft

    BeyondTheTrey
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Chicago selected Bobby Portis with the 22nd pick
  • The Carry Out 6-25-15

    peterzimmermanwgnam
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Here are the top stories of the day: Nothing says summer in Illinois like a government shutdown, CTU President Karen Lewis says CPS contract talks have broken off, the Supreme Court voted to save the Affordable Care Act, Screech is going to jail, the Bulls are picking 22nd tonight in the NBA Draft, Virginia won the College World Series and there is going to be a new Peter Parker. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/thedownload/062515TheCarryOut.mp3
  • NBA Draft Tracker: Bulls Select F Bobby Portis At No. 22

    cwesterlundcbs
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:55 pm
    (CBS) Because of their current contract commitments, the Bulls don’t have a great deal of flexibility in this 2015 offseason. That means Thursday night’s NBA Draft is one of the best avenues to add a possible contributor for next season, and with the Bulls being one of the oldest teams in the league in 2014-’15, the No. 22 pick they hold has added significance. The Bulls don’t hold a second-round pick this season. The draft is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and starts at 6:30 p.m. The Bulls are conducting their business at team headquarters the Advocate…
  • Final 2015 NBA Mock Draft

    mactruck17
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:48 pm
    This is an updated mock draft from my previous one done a couple weeks ago, and my final one before
  • Bulls Hire Pete Myers As Assistant Coach

    cwesterlundcbs
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    (CBS) The Bulls have hired Pete Myers as an assistant on new coach Fred Hoiberg’s staff, the team announced Thursday afternoon. This will be Myers’ second stint in Chicago, as he was with the organization from 2000 to 2011 as a scout (2000-’01 and 2011) and as an assistant coach (2001-’10). Myers then spent 2011-’14 as an assistant on then-coach Mark Jackson’s staff in Golden State. Myers joins a staff that also has Jim Boylen as associate head coach.
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  • You Make Money Blogging ? Earn Passive Income

    sitez
    7 Jun 2015 | 8:42 pm
    You Make Money Blogging ? Earn Passive Income Over the past 10 years, blogging has become a popular activity. While many people have blogs simply to express their thoughts and feelings or to update friends with recent family happenings, some people earn a little bit of money off of their blogs. Others earn enough residual income to quit their day jobs. So, how do you make money blogging? What are the things that these successful bloggers do that others have missed? If you are contemplating beginning a blog to earn residual income, use the following tips to get started on the right foot.
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    sitez
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    John Oliver's five .NYC domain names making fun of Michael Bloomberg Comedian pokes fun at Michael Bloomberg's domain names, which Domain Name Wire revealed last week. Last week I wrote a story about Michael Bloomberg's 400 .nyc domain names. The over-the-top defensive registrations included everything from … Read more on Domain Name Wire The BRA Wants to Extend Its Urban Renewal Authority Looking for an extension of its urban renewal authority, the Boston Redevelopment Authority will host the first in a series of public meetings this week, aimed at educating community…
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  • Cease returns to mound after Tommy John

    William Boor
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:53 pm
    No draft pick is a sure thing, but when the Cubs selected Dylan Cease in the sixth round of the 2014 Draft they were taking a bigger gamble than most.
  • Rizzo among Cubs needing All-Star support

    Carrie Muskat
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Rookie Kris Bryant was third, Starlin Castro fourth and Anthony Rizzo and Miguel Montero both fifth at their respective positions in the latest 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, released Monday.
  • Twins trio, led by Sano, on Prospect Team of Week

    Jonathan Mayo
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    A trio of Twins, led by Miguel Sano, highlights the Prospect Team of the Week for June 22-28. Among the week's other top performers was Astros top prospect Carlos Correa, who continued to impress at the big league level.
  • Motte: Cubs have Cardinals' unwavering spirit

    Carrie Muskat
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    Jason Motte knows all about how tough St. Louis is, having worn Cardinal red from 2008-14, but he said there's no secret formula to their success. The reliever also said the Cubs are showing signs of the same resiliency.
  • Cubs can't solve Cards in series finale

    Jenifer Langosch and Carrie Muskat
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:55 pm
    After weathering two hours and 29 minutes' worth of rain delays, the Cardinals ran their winning streak to six by finishing off a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 4-1 win at Busch Stadium on Sunday night. The Cubs, who fell 11 1/2 games behind the National League Central leaders, have dropped five straight.
 
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  • Dodgers-Diamondbacks Preview (The Associated Press)

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Rubby De La Rosa has faced off with all four of the Arizona Diamondbacks' divisional opponents in his last four outings. De La Rosa will get his chance at redemption against the fourth on Tuesday night with another look at the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose run of dominance over the Diamondbacks finally ended in the series opener. Opposing batters hit just .222 over those three contests with a .547 OPS, and De La Rosa walked only one in seven innings while allowing one run Thursday in a 6-4 loss at Colorado.
  • Baseball standings (Reuters)

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:17 pm
    June 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the MLB on Monday AMERICAN LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Baltimore 41 35 .539 - 2. Tampa Bay 42 36 .538 - 3. NY Yankees 41 36 .532 0 1/2 4. Toronto 41 37 .526 1 5. Boston 35 43 .449 7 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Kansas City 44 29 .603 - 2. Minnesota 40 36 .526 5 1/2 3. Detroit 39 36 .520 6 4. Cleveland 34 41 .453 11 5. Chicago White Sox 32 42 .432 12 1/2 WESTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Houston 45 34 .570 - 2. LA Angels 40 37 .519 4 3. Texas 39 38 .506 5 4. Seattle 34 42 .447 9 1/2 5. Oakland 35 44 . ...
  • The Phillies, finally, say they'll be embracing sabermetrics (Big League Stew)

    29 Jun 2015 | 2:28 pm
  • MacPhail joins Phillies, will be president after season (The Associated Press)

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. MacPhail will serve as a special assistant to Gillick for the rest of this season, then take over all business and baseball operations.
  • Mike Napoli says ump ejected him for not picking up his bat (Big League Stew)

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Mike Napoli was tossed in the second inning of Sunday's Boston Red Sox game in St. Pete against the Tampa Bay Rays, appearing to get livid about a third strike call from first-year umpire Tripp Gibson. But before you sweep this away as another tough day for Napoli (who is hitting .203) or another sign of Red Sox frustration (the AL East cellar isn't fun), there's actually a more interesting story here than a called third strike and an angry K victim. [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] If you listen to Napoli and manager John Farrell they'll tell you…
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  • On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Mets Series Preview

    Al Yellon
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    The Cubs swept the Mets at Wrigley Field in May. Can they do the same in New York? As the Cubs get set to face the Mets for the second time this year and hope they can continue the dominance they began in Chicago in May, sweeping a four-game series, I asked Steven Schreiber, an editor at the SB Nation Mets site Amazin' Avenue to put together a brief summary of his team's season so far. Where do I begin with the 2015 Mets? It's been a season of very high highs and low lows and we're only halfway through it. The highs for this team include an 11-game win streak in April and mostly excellent…
  • Who Will Be The 2,000th Chicago Cubs Player?

    Al Yellon
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    We are approaching a milestone in franchise history. Saturday night, the Cubs added a player to the 25-man roster who was one short of a major milestone in team history: When Donn Roach makes his debut tonight, he'll be the 1,999th player to appear in a game for the #Cubs — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 27, 2015 This raises an obvious question: Who will be No. 2,000 in Cubs franchise history? We're likely to see some changes in the roster soon, as it seems possible that Roach will be returned to Triple-A Iowa before another starting pitcher is needed to take the spot of Tsuyoshi Wada…
  • Major League Baseball And Severe Weather: Are They Prepared?

    Al Yellon
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Sunday night's storms in St. Louis were scary, but ultimately harmless at Busch Stadium. What if a tornado were heading right for a major league ballpark? Sunday night, the Cubs/Cardinals game was delayed twice by weather, for 45 minutes before the game began and again for nearly two hours while severe thunderstorms with possible tornadic activity came very close to Busch Stadium. While this was going on, I sent out this tweet: Just my opinion, but they probably shouldn't have started this game given the high likelihood of further delays and possible severe weather— Al Yellon…
  • Cub Tracks Weighs Its Options

    Russ La Croix
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    A deal at the deadline might require some creativity. But the internal help is already on its way. Plus accepting apologies, finding mojo, showing resilience, and ending a search in Tuesday's Cub Tracks. Here's the latest from around the web. From Comcast SportsNet Chicago: Jed Hoyer foresees a lot of creativity coming in this season's trading deadline because "there's not going to be a lot of sellers." The question is still swirling as to whether or not the Cubs will have the financial flexibility to take on a big salary at the deadline. Part of the trade deadline "internal boost"…
  • Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 29

    Al Yellon
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Wins in the Cubs system Monday happened only at the lower levels, and a Cubs big leaguer began a rehab assignment. Josh is traveling today, so I'm filling in once again on the Minor League Wrap, which has a full slate of games from the system. I wish I could have brought you better game results. You're most interested in a certain rehab assignment, so let's look at that game first. (Never mind that it would have gone in this order anyway.) Iowa Cubs The I-Cubs were wafted away by the New Orleans Zephyrs, 2-1 in 12 innings. Kyle Schwarber made a throwing error in the top of the 12th that…
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  • To Serve and Pass Protect

    me2
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:30 pm
    A video captures two Chicago police officers in the act of playing with a group of boys in Lawndale, tossing a football and giving one a chance to use their intercom.
  • Still Working on that Fifth Star

    me2
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    While a few Chicago flags with five stars do exist, every proposal to commemorate another event in the city's history has failed.
  • Drones of Summer

    me2
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Get a glimpse of Chicago's signature sights from the air with the latest drone video from Soaring Badger Productions. Chicago: A Bird's Eye View VII - Summer in the City from Soaring Badger Productions on Vimeo.
  • The American Dream

    me2
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Writer Sahar Mustafah takes readers inside the home of Arab immigrants in The Great Chicago Fire.
  • RIP Marva Collins

    me2
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    Educator Marva Collins, who founded Westside Preparatory School as part of her mission to educate poor black students in Chicago, passed away Wednesday.
 
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  • The [Tuesday] Papers

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    "Facing a day of multiple deadlines, Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday little closer to coming up with a new state budget or helping Chicago Public Schools deal with a deadline for a massive pension payment," the Tribune reports. "Tuesday is the final day of the state's current budget year, and top officials turned to planning for a Wednesday in which Illinois government has limited authority to spend money. It's also the day a cash-strapped CPS is due to make a $634 million pension payment."
  • American Torture Story - Chicago Chapter

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:03 am
    "America has a torture story, ladies and gentlemen." Organized by Amnesty International, human rights activists gathered on Friday to commemorate the International Day of Support of Torture Survivors.
  • The [Monday] Papers

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:10 am
    "Gov. Bruce Rauner is offering to accelerate state grant payments to help cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension contribution, according to a summary of the proposal obtained by The Associated Press." However, because the money would not be disbursed by a CPS ATM, the school district would have to pay an out-of-network service fee of one eased workman's comp rule, a clout pick to a school to be named later and a new $18 watch.
  • The Weekend In Chicago Rock

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:43 am
    You shoulda been there. 1. Good Graeff at Lincoln Hall on Friday night.
  • Some Bloke's Chicago Town Pizza Review

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    "Shout out to my boys in the Chicago Town factory!"
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  • Being in the moment

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

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

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

    Jessica B.
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Yesterday, I watched at least 10x a one-minute video of my nephew laughing, which was captured by my SIL’s phone. It was so fabulous. The sound of his laughter is my new favorite sound (well, actually champagne popping is still my absolute favorite, so, sorry nephew). You guys, auntie love is the absolute best. My nephew is only 4.5 months old and I fucking love that kid so much, it is the best kind of overwhelming. His face, ears, nose, mouth and smile are so cute, I love them. Sure, he cries, loudly sometimes, and spits up…a lot, and on a regular basis I’m smelling like…
  • 2015!

    Jessica B.
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! It is officially 2015. And, as I’m sure you can all imagine. I’m NOT unhappy to see 2014 end. Which is weird because I prefer even-numbered years. But as you know, this one kicked my ass a bit so….NOPE NOT SAD. Today, I re-read my post welcoming in 2014 and this time, I didn’t feel emotional reading it. Maybe it’s because I have a small cold and am on the couch resting. Or maybe I’m still feeling just a bit unemotional about stuff. But in looking back at this year, despite the bad, there have been some great moments too. Highs:…
 
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  • Chicagoland Home Prices Rise Moderately in Case-Shiller

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Chicagoland Home Prices Rise Moderately in Case-Shiller was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Home prices positive in latest Case-Shiller, but are there signs of a slow down?... Chicagoland Home Prices Rise Moderately in Case-Shiller 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.
  • Builders Trade Entry-Level for High-End

    James McClister
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Builders Trade Entry-Level for High-End was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Construction is down in the market’s lower end, and economists say they know why... Builders Trade Entry-Level for High-End 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.
  • 25 RE/MAX Firms in Northern Illinois Ranked in 2014 REAL Trends

    Ben Heichman
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    25 RE/MAX Firms in Northern Illinois Ranked in 2014 REAL Trends was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. In its annual analysis of the nation’s largest residential real estate firms, REAL Trends... 25 RE/MAX Firms in Northern Illinois Ranked in 2014 REAL Trends 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.
  • Houston’s $150 House

    Rachel Mazanec
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Houston’s $150 House was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Instead of listing their home for $394,000, the appraised value of the property, a... Houston’s $150 House 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.
  • CFPB Announces Second Extension

    James McClister
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    CFPB Announces Second Extension was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to again amend its proposal to extend the... CFPB Announces Second Extension 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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  • [Video] 15th Annual Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

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

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

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

    MJ Tam
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:41 pm
    One of my perks as the First Lady of Loews Chicago Hotel is to invite my social influencer friends to a Chef’s Tasting dining experience at Rural Society, located in the Hotel. Naturally, I invited my #ChicagonistaLIVE Show friends to join me at Chicago’s newest Argentine Steakhouse, Rural Society. We knew we were in for […]
  • Help this to be a #HungerFreeSummer

    Beth Rosen
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Most children in United States are currently thinking about laughing with their friends,  swimming, camps, and bonfires, but did you ever stop to think about those children of struggling families? During summers there are many  children out there who will be searching for where their next complete meal will be served. You see – over […]
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  • Head of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship stepping down

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Christine Poorman, executive director of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, is stepping down after more than 15 years at the organization.She's launching the Chicago office of College Possible, a St. Paul, Minn.-based organization that helps prepare teens for college and sees them through their second year there.“Change is good. I'm excited to look at the education issue from a different point of reference,” Poorman told me.She said NFTE is looking to hire a replacement as soon as possible.The $13 million-plus nonprofit is based in New York and has program offices in a…
  • Fashion designers offer business insight at William Blair forum

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Cynthia Rowley and Maria Pinto aren't on William Blair's go-to list for business advice.But the two fashion designers had a rapt audience at an annual leadership forum sponsored by the investment banking and wealth management firm.“It's impossible to be creative unless you understand how (the business side) works,” said Rowley, who was raised in Barrington and now lives in New York. One of her greatest challenges in running a renowned fashion company, she said, is “finding good people.”The businesswomen—and a few men—at the forum, held at the Art Institute…
  • Alexandra Nichols named Harris Theater board chair

    18 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Arts philanthropist Alexandra Nichols has been named board chairman of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.She begins her term in July, succeeding Chicago attorney James Alexander, whose term is up.Nichols has been an active member of the board since the theater, located on the north end of Millennium Park, opened in 2003. She also has co-chaired some of its most notable fundraising galas, including the Paris Opera Ballet Gala in 2012 and the New York City Ballet Gala in 2006.Nichols is active on Chicago's arts and culture scene, having served on the boards of the Music Institute of…
  • Lori Healey feted for $40 million campaign to help neighborhoods

    18 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's hard to compete with a Blackhawks victory rally, but plenty of people showed up at an event this morning honoring Lori Healey for leading a $40 million fundraising campaign.Standing before a Blackhawks flag at Chase Tower, Susana Vasquez, executive director of Local Initiatives Support Corp., noted the Blackhawks had one goal—to win the Stanley Cup. Likewise, Local Initiatives had one goal—to raise $40 million for its campaign for stronger neighborhoods.Both succeeded. Big applause followed, including from Shelley Stern Grach, director of civic engagement at Microsoft in…
  • Penny Pritzker injured while training for triathlon

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker injured her hip while biking in Michigan.The Chicago businesswoman-turned-politico was biking last weekend with her husband, Chicago eye surgeon Bryan Traubert, when she hit a patch of loose gravel and fell, bruising her left hip. She doesn't need surgery and didn't suffer any fractures or broken bones, a spokeswoman tells me. Her full recovery is expected to take four to six weeks.She is on crutches and back in the office, though she had to cancel a trip to Brazil as a result of the mishap.Pritzker was training for the July 18 Sisters Lake Olympic Triathlon…
 
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  • Apple Music: Is It Worth $10/Month?

    Joe Mathieu
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    WWDC 2015 was (per usual) filled with updates on OS X, the forthcoming iOS9, the Apple Watch — and, most notably, the introduction of a newcomer to the crowded streaming market: Apple Music. At $9.99 per month ($14.99 for a six-person share plan), Apple Music combines the legacy Beats streaming product and iTunes Radio (now called Beats 1) and the “tens of millions” (per Apple) of tracks in the iTunes Store, and adds in a social artist-to-fan platform called Connect. Subscribers will be able to access their entire music library (whether purchased from Apple or not) with…
  • Watch OS 2: The Most Exciting Announcement (for me) from WWDC 2015

    Joe Mathieu
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:15 pm
    While the company’s new music streaming service will arguably be the most-discussed topic from WWDC (more on that here), Apple’s announcement of Watch OS 2 — briefly touched upon here in May — is my favorite take-away from the event. As an owner of the Apple Watch, there are a few nuances to the product that have irritated me from the start: the need to have my iPhone nearby in order to do virtually anything  outside of tell time; the limited number of watch faces and Complications; and, probably most frustrating, the loading lag time of non-Apple apps, like Transit…
  • Google is Planning to Help You Count Calories via Photo

    Joe Mathieu
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Anyone using an app like Lose It to count calories knows how difficult the process actually is: unless you’re eating all pre-packaged meals, estimating the caloric count of what we’re consuming is cumbersome — and, according to studies, generally incorrect. Speaking at the Rework Deep Learning Summit this week, Google researcher Kevin Murphy discussed a project Google is developing a photos-based algorithm to take the heavy lifting out of keeping a food journal. Called Im2Calories, through a sophisticated process of image recognition and algorithmic computer learning,…
  • Instagram Ads Are (Finally, Almost) Ready for Primetime

    Joe Mathieu
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Instagram ads have been a long-coveted entity for social media marketers. With a blog post today, the Facebook-owned company is finally giving the general advertising public a timeline for availability. The photo-sharing app first unveiled advertising back in 2013  — and announced analytics tools for businesses in late Summer of last year — however, both of these were, until now, limited to select large-scale brands. Beginning soon, Instagram will open their own API to select Facebook Marketing Partners and agencies. The rest of us, globally, should expect to get access to…
  • Netflix Is Testing Pre-Roll Ads for Original Content

    Joe Mathieu
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:12 pm
    While I didn’t run across any during a cold-weather binge this past weekend, several sources are reporting that Netflix users have begun to see pre- and post-roll ads before/after viewing some of the network’s original content. The Netflix original content ads were first spotted by the folks at Cord Cutters News on May 26th. The company has since confirmed that they are indeed testing advertisements for original content; however, they’ve noted that there are still no plans to sell ads to third-parties.  Yet. While the current original programming ads are nothing to worry…
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