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  • 1 killed, 9 wounded in shootings across city

    News - Chicago Tribune
    3 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    One man was killed, and at least nine other people have been wounded in shootings in Chicago since Saturday morning, including an off duty Oak Park police officer, police said.
  • Change to University of Chicago housing tradition upsets some

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    Tina Sfondeles
    3 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Among its historic Gothic buildings, the University of Chicago will soon add a sweeping, modern Jeanne Gang-designed dorm to its campus. The Hyde Park university — which has frequently been likened to the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry — announced in 2013 it would build the new residence hall and dining commons on the north end of campus, part of Dean John W. Boyer’s goal to try to get 70 percent of students to live on campus. It’s also intended to house students closer to campus. And despite much-needed modern amenities and space for 800 undergraduates, not…
  • Rescues and Riots: The Week in Pictures

    NBC News Top Stories
    3 May 2015 | 10:42 am
    Outrage in Baltimore, rescues in Nepal and more.
  • Three faculty members elected to American Philosophical Society

    UChicago News
    1 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Three members of the University of Chicago faculty have been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The new members are Glenn Most, professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought; Anne W. Robertson, the Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College and chair of Music; and Rosanna Warren, the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social...
  • Chicago Police Honor Fallen Officers During St. Jude Memorial March

    CBS Chicago
    nickschmit82
    3 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of Chicago police officers turned out Sunday morning to honor their colleagues killed in the line of duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty. There have been plenty of marches recently about police, but the St. Jude Memorial March is by the police. Cadets stood holding pictures of the 567 officers who have been killed in the line of duty over the years, dating back more than a century. WBBM 780’s Nancy Harty WBBM 780/105.9FMplaypause Garry McCarthy says he is proud to be Chicago’s police superintendent. “It’s a difficult time for the profession of policing…
 
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  • Change to University of Chicago housing tradition upsets some

    Tina Sfondeles
    3 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    Among its historic Gothic buildings, the University of Chicago will soon add a sweeping, modern Jeanne Gang-designed dorm to its campus. The Hyde Park university — which has frequently been likened to the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry — announced in 2013 it would build the new residence hall and dining commons on the north end of campus, part of Dean John W. Boyer’s goal to try to get 70 percent of students to live on campus. It’s also intended to house students closer to campus. And despite much-needed modern amenities and space for 800 undergraduates, not…
  • Ailing White Sox Adam Eaton out third straight day

    Daryl Van Schouwen
    3 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    MINNEAPOLIS — The White Sox will be without ailing center fielder and leadoff man Adam Eaton for a third consecutive day when they close out a four-game series Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Eaton, who went home Saturday, had a virus and fever that had been affecting him since the team was in Baltimore early last week. His fever did break, however, and manager Robin Ventura is hopeful for his return when the Sox open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Sox have an off day Monday. The Sox aren’t sure…
  • Andrew Shaw has the right stuff for the right side

    Mark Lazerus
    3 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    Andrew Shaw opened the season as the Blackhawks’ second-line center. He’s currently the fourth-line right winger. And, frankly, that’s fine with him. “I’ll take any opportunity that I get to play,” he said following Sunday’s morning skate, ahead of Game 2 against the Minnesota Wild. It helps that Shaw knows two things: He’s more in his element as a winger, and the Hawks are a much better team when they have four strong lines. With Shaw on the right alongside Andrew Desjardins and Marcus Kruger, the Hawks get both. Joel Quenneville bristled at the idea that Shaw is more…
  • Man, woman shot in West Englewood

    Reema Amin
    3 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    A man and a woman were shot in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood Sunday morning. The woman, 23, and the man, 24, were shot in the 6700 block of South Bishop at 10:30 a.m., police said. They took themselves to Holy Cross Hospital. Additional information was not available at 11:30 a.m.
  • Archbishop not backing gay marriage — yet

    Neil Steinberg
    3 May 2015 | 9:28 am
    Several readers last week accused me of being “obsessed” with same-sex marriage, as if the U.S. Supreme Court weren’t right now debating what the New York Times calls “one of the great civil rights issues of the age.” It isn’t just me. When I asked on Facebook for suggestions what I should ask Archbishop Blase Cupich when he stopped by the newspaper Thursday, the first suggestion was: “What are his thoughts on civil rights for LGBTs, regardless of Church teachings?” A good question. But awkward. I was in no rush. As our hour was winding down, I…
 
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    UChicago News

  • Three faculty members elected to American Philosophical Society

    1 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Three members of the University of Chicago faculty have been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. The new members are Glenn Most, professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought; Anne W. Robertson, the Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College and chair of Music; and Rosanna Warren, the Hanna Holborn Gray Distinguished Service Professor in the John U. Nef Committee on Social...
  • First-year student identifies method to potentially save money in health care

    1 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    When health care reform became a hot topic in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Pranav Puri’s interest in politics led him to examine a major development at his hometown hospital. In February 2012, UnityPoint Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Ill., became one of the first in the country to implement the American College of Cardiology’s appropriate use criteria, or AUC, for coronary revascularization. The criteria take into account “the results of stress testing, the...
  • UChicago offers Divvy bike sharing discounts for students, faculty, staff

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Discounted Divvy bike sharing memberships are now available to students, faculty and staff of the University of Chicago and the Medical Center. Divvy is Chicago’s bike sharing system, with 3,000 bikes and 300 stations across the city, including several in Hyde Park. Crews this month installed the most recent Hyde Park stations at the Granville-Grossman Residential Commons and at Ratner Athletics Center. The discount is intended to encourage students and other members of the University...
  • UChicago partners with Sunshine Enterprises to support neighborhood-based entrepreneurs

    30 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    The University of Chicago is expanding its UChicago Local initiative to include a partnership with Woodlawn-based Sunshine Gospel Ministries’ Sunshine Enterprises, which provides business education and coaching specifically tailored to small, neighborhood-based entrepreneurs. UChicago Local, launched in March 2014, supports mid-South Side businesses and job seekers looking to work with the University or University of Chicago Medicine. The new partnership will help Sunshine Enterprises,...
  • University of Chicago acquires papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes

    30 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    The University of Chicago Library has acquired the papers of cartoonist Daniel Clowes, giving researchers access to never-before-seen notes and sketches from the acclaimed comic book author. The materials in the collection—notes, outlines, narrative drafts, character sketches, draft layouts, line art, book dummies and more—reveal the start-to-finish artistic process behind three of Clowes’ award-winning graphic novels: The Death-Ray (2011), Ice Haven (2005) and Mister...
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  • Chicago Police Honor Fallen Officers During St. Jude Memorial March

    nickschmit82
    3 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of Chicago police officers turned out Sunday morning to honor their colleagues killed in the line of duty, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty. There have been plenty of marches recently about police, but the St. Jude Memorial March is by the police. Cadets stood holding pictures of the 567 officers who have been killed in the line of duty over the years, dating back more than a century. WBBM 780’s Nancy Harty WBBM 780/105.9FMplaypause Garry McCarthy says he is proud to be Chicago’s police superintendent. “It’s a difficult time for the profession of policing…
  • Ryan Pace Discusses Bears’ 2015 Draft Class

    DanDurkinCBS
    3 May 2015 | 9:54 am
    (CBS) From the first moment Ryan Pace was introduced as the Bears general manager this past January, he discussed the importance of stringing together multiple draft classes in order to have sustained success. With the draft now complete, here’s what he had to say about each of his six selections. Round 1: WR Kevin White  “I spoke to you about getting impact players in the draft, especially when you’re picking in the top 10, and that’s exactly what Kevin White is. We couldn’t be more thrilled right now. This guy’s dynamic, he’s big, he’s strong, he’s…
  • Warm Sunday With Thunderstorms Possible Late In Evening

    nickschmit82
    3 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    http://media.chicago.cbslocal.com/CBSCHI_20150503112712287AA.mp4 (CBS) — Sunday is set to be another warm day for the Chicago area, with some rain showers and even thunderstorms possible late in the evening. By mid-afternoon Sunday, the temperature is expected to hit 80 degrees. Sunday morning saw a few sprinkles in some parts of the area, but the area should be mostly sunny until the evening. Late Sunday evening going into Monday morning, rain showers and thunderstorms could develop.
  • Off-Duty Oak Park Police Officer Shot On Chicago’s Far South Side

    nickschmit82
    3 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    (STMW) — An off-duty Oak Park police officer was shot Sunday morning on Chicago’s Far South Side. The shooting happened in the 300 block of West 103rd Place at 5:13 a.m., police said. The 57-year-old officer was exiting his personal vehicle when he was approached by two males, one of which fired numerous shots at the officer, striking him in the arm and leg, police said. The officer was able to return fire, and made contact with one of the suspects. Both suspects then fled. The off-duty officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he is in serious condition. A few…
  • Police: Man Shot To Death In Marquette Park

    nickschmit82
    3 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    (STMW) — A man was shot to death early Sunday in the South Side Marquette Park neighborhood, police said. The 25-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 3100 block of West 64th Street about 12:40 a.m. when two males walked up and fired shots, police said. The man was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality, but didn’t release additional details. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2015. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,…
 
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    Loyola Phoenix

  • Where did all of the sculptures come from?

    Ari Black
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    Campus decoration has changed over the years, with some art pieces popping up as Loyola finished new buildings — several from world-renowned British sculptor Emily Young. One of these sculptures is a moon-like structure named “Lunar Disc I.” Although the statue is not widely known and bears no plaque of identification, it’s not new to Loyola. It came here in 2011 and had been sitting between the Klarchek Information Commons and Cudahy Library until the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. “The disc is synonymous in my mind with both the oneness of the universe, of our planet and…
  • Studying 101

    Grace Runkel
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Whether you’ve been studying for weeks or are just starting to cram, everyone’s memory can use a boost. Here are some tips to help improve memory as finals get closer. Stay active Whether it’s biking on the Lakeshore Path or taking a walk around campus, get moving. Physical activity — specifically exercises that increase heart rate — boosts brain activity by stimulating chemicals that encourage cell and blood vessel growth in the brain, according to a 2014 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. A better night’s sleep, reduced stressed and improved long-term…
  • Where does Sister Jean live?

    Samantha Sartori
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Sister Jean's sitting area fills up on Tuesday nights when her prayer group meets. Grace Runkel // The PHOENIX. Grace Runkel // The PHOENIX. Grace Runkel // The PHOENIX. A bookcase displays old photographs and two awards: the 2009 Dux Mirabilis Award and the 2015 Staff/Faculty Member of the Year Award. Grace Runkel // The PHOENIX. Grace Runkel // The PHOENIX. Grace Runkel // The PHOENIX. One of Sister Jean's favorite art pieces hangs on the wall in her room. Grace Runkel // The PHOENIX. Grace Runkel // The PHOENIX. Sister Jean starts every interview the same way. “I am Sister Jean Dolores…
  • Why has Loyola’s acceptance rate gone up in recent years?

    Grace Runkel
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm
    The short answer: It hasn’t. Back in January, The PHOENIX was going to do an in-depth editorial on this subject, inspired by the fact that when you simply Google “Loyola University Chicago acceptance rate,” a big box comes up displaying the figure “91.4 percent.” Some upperclassmen on staff recalled worrying about getting into Loyola when they first applied because the acceptance rate hovered at or below 60 percent from fall 2010 to fall 2012. The PHOENIX too was curious about what happened, so we set out to find the answer. Google, Wikipedia and most other websites that showcase…
  • Can you give a history of the union movement that happened on campus about six years ago? I’d love to hear about that moment of student activism.

    Samantha Sartori
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:35 pm
    “It was the greatest moment of my life,” said Janet Irving, who’s worked in food services at Loyola for 30 years and is a shop stewardess for the Aramark employee’s union. After several unsuccessful attempts to unionize over the years due to employees’ fear of losing their jobs for joining the unionization effort, Aramark employees successfully unionized in September 2011. The year-long process saw contributions from students and community members. “I think that’s the reason why we got it, because the students and the priest [were] with us,” said Irving, referring to the…
 
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    Suburbs - Chicago Tribune

  • Fermilab welcomes newborn bison calves to existing herd

    2 May 2015 | 5:34 pm
    When Cleo Garcia came to work April 25, he noticed a newborn had arrived. A herdsman at The U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Garcia tended to the mother bison and its calf, which now weighs about 30 pounds.
  • Educational TV turns 'Wheel of Fortune' for Deerfield family

    2 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    Educational television can take many forms and for the Freedman family of Deerfield one of the shows of choice for two generations has been "Wheel of Fortune."
  • Elgin-made Lincoln funeral train car ready for unveiling

    2 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    It had to overcome a shortage of money and various squabbles and misunderstandings between event organizers, railroads and the state government. But the brand-new Elgin-made reproduction of the train car that carried Abe Lincoln's body from Washington to Springfield 150 years ago this week is now...
  • Route 53 questions linger in Lake County

    1 May 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Randy Blankenhorn, acting secretary of the state's Department of Transportation, cautioned a roomful of people in Grayslake on Friday that the goal of the "listening tour" was not to debate specific projects. But the controversial extension of Route 53 in Lake County, which could cost up to $2.6...
  • Hawthorn Woods spends $28K in legal fight to euthanize dog

    1 May 2015 | 8:27 pm
    The village of Hawthorn Woods has spent $28,000 in a protracted battle with a couple over the fate of their pet beagle, Heidi.
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    Business - Chicago Tribune

  • In the NFL — as in business — hiring is hard

    2 May 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Now that you've seen the NFL draft, you might wonder how those football players are likely to work out as employees, especially those picked early enough to become newly minted millionaire athletes. Will those coveted first-rounders provide great value and lead their teams to a Super Bowl title?
  • More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing

    1 May 2015 | 9:15 pm
    More than one in four U.S. renters have to use at least half their family income to pay for housing and utilities.
  • Build the Obama Library in Washington Park

    1 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    President Barack Obama's library is going to Jackson Park, home to the Museum of Science and Industry, or Washington Park, on the west side of the University of Chicago.
  • Self-employers have options to save for retirement and reduce taxes

    1 May 2015 | 2:33 pm
    If you have a small business and are still stinging from the income taxes you paid Uncle Sam, you can take a simple step now that will get you through tax time in better shape next year.
  • Treasure Island starts 2 farmers markets

    1 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    Two new farmers markets are joining Chicago's vibrant warm-weather market scene, thanks to Treasure Island Foods. The grocer is bringing its Urban Islander Farmers Markets, with locally grown and produced items, artisanal products, food trucks, craft beers on draft, plus music and kids activities,...
 
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    Chicagoist

  • Around Town: Draft Pics

    Selena Fragassi
    3 May 2015 | 11:00 am
      It's another football Sunday as we get a look at all the sights of the NFL Draft Town that laid turf in Chicago this week. [ more › ]
  • Rockit Re-Launches With New Menu, New Look

    Selena Fragassi
    3 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    It was mission accomplished when Rockit Bar & Grill relaunched this weekend with a new look, new menu and new vibe at its River North location that hinted at a more sophisticated, culinary adventure than its previous life. [ more › ]
  • Today's Weather: It's Getting Hot In Here

    Selena Fragassi
    3 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    So take off some of those clothes and shed that extra layer because we are finally getting out of sweater weather. Today's high is going to be 80 degrees. We repeat: 80 degrees. [ more › ]
  • Extra Extra: Michigan Earthquake Felt In Chicago, Suburbs Saturday

    Selena Fragassi
    2 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Around noon on Saturday, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake with an epicenter in southwestern Michigan was felt all the way in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Residents in Evanston, Grayslake, Gurnee and Des Plaines reported feeling the quake. [ more › ]
  • To Hell With The Replacements

    Casey Moffitt
    2 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Two sold-out shows by the reunited Replacements this week were full of nostalgia but also sloppy guitar playing drenched in attitude. [ more › ]
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    NFL.com

  • Bears select Kevin White with No. 7 overall pick

    Patra, Kevin
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:53 pm
    The Bears selected Kevin White with the No. 7 overall pick. The hometown fans populating the draft in the Windy City gave rousing approval of the selection, followed by a ravenous "Let's Go Bears" chant.
  • Kevin White to Bears? Takeaways from draft arrivals

    29 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Kevin White believes the Bears are "very high" on him and could take him at No. 7 in Thursday's first round. Around The NFL looks at that and other takeaways from Wednesday's Play 60 event.
  • Chicago Bears place Martellus Bennett on trade block

    Sessler, Marc
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Is Martellus Bennett on his way out of Chicago? The Bears have placed the veteran tight end on the trading block, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • Report: Bears decline option on Shea McClellin

    Hanzus, Dan
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Chicago general manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday that the Bears will not pick up the fifth-year option on Shea McClellin, according to the Chicago Tribune.
  • Jay Cutler praises Chicago Bears' new 'innovative' staff

    Patra, Kevin
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:32 am
    Jay Cutler is on his fifth offensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears. The quarterback called the new staff "innovative" and hopes they can help propel the Bears back into the playoffs.
 
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    Blackhawks Recent Headlines

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Panarin

    1 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Artemi Panarin (Ar-TEHM-ee Pah-NAHR-ihn) on a two-year contract. Panarin, 23, shared fourth in the Kontinental Hockey League with a team-high 62 points and ranke...
  • Blackhawks agree to terms with Gustafsson

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Erik Gustafsson on a two-year contract. Gustafsson, 23, shared fifth among Swedish Hockey League defensemen with 29 points (4G, 25A) in 55 regular-season game...
  • 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Schedule Scenarios

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    NEW YORK (April 28, 2015) – The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay L...
  • Blackhawks Third Round tickets on sale Wednesday

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that single-game tickets for the potential Third Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs home contests will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, April 29, at 12:00 p.m. The tickets will be available ...
  • Starting times set for potential First Round games on April 25

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    NEW YORK (April 23, 2015) – The National Hockey League today announced updated start time and national television information for two potential 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round games scheduled for Saturday, April 25. The remainder of Satu...
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  • More Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew Photos from the 2014-15 Season

    stacyalbano
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Thanks to the folks at SI.com, there’s a photo gallery of pictures of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew that were taken throughout the 2014-15 Season. To see the entire photo gallery, click here.
  • Predators' Seth Jones joins Team U.S.A. for 2015 IIHF World Championship

    William Douglas
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    The Nashville Predators’ loss in the Stanley Cup Playoffs became America’s gain this week when defenseman Seth Jones joined the U.S. Men’s National team that will compete in the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship. Predator’s Seth Jones dons red, white, and blue jersey again (Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images). Jones, 20, adds a wealth of international experience to a young U.S. team that’s set to compete in the 16-nation tournament which runs May 1-17  in Ostrava and Prague, Czech Republic. He’s a three-time IIHF gold medalist,…
  • Hawks need Bickell to go Wild to get past Minnesota

    Brad Robinson
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:46 pm
    The time is now for the Blackhawks to cash in on their investment in forward Bryan Bickell. Stan Bowman awarded Bickell with a four-year $16 million deal after his monstrous 2013 playoff run where he scored nine goals with eight assists over 23 games. Since then, Bickell’s performance has been inconsistent in the regular season. His $4 million annually was fairly justified during last year’s postseason run that saw seven goals on 19 games, but the assist numbers weren’t there and he was often times nowhere to be found, unless the Minnesota Wild were sitting in the bench…
  • Blackhawks - Wild preview

    Kurt Schwerman
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    It took both of these teams six games to advance to the second round of the playoffs, with the Blackhawks eliminating the Predators, and the Wild doing the same to the Blues (who seem to be everyone’s favorite to win the Cup on a yearly basis, but have now been sent packing in the first round three straight postseasons). Back in January, it wasn’t looking good for the Wild who sat about eight points out of a playoff spot at the time. That was before trading for Devan Dubnyk, however, who basically single-handedly got Minnesota into the playoffs. As for the Blackhawks, we all knew…
  • Report: KHL star Panarin close to signing with Chicago

    Ryan Dadoun
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:09 pm
    With the unrestricted free agent market expected to be thin, Chicago is doing a great job of recruit
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  • The Sunday Spin Full Show 05/03/15: Sandra Bruce, Shawn Healy and Republican Representative Bob Dold

    jasminecooperwgn
    3 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    On this podcast of the Sunday Spin, CEO of Presence Health and incoming chair of the Illinois Hospital Association Sandra Bruce joins us to discuss the impact of the governor’s proposed Medicaid budget. Then after that, Shawn Healy from  the McCormick Foundation’s Civic Learning and Engagement Scholar, stops by to talk about on efforts to require schools in Illinois to teach civics.  After that, Republican 10th District U.S. Representative Bob Dold joins us to chat his recent appointment to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and a nuclear deal with Iran. All this and…
  • “Full House” is returning – here’s what shows listeners want back

    elifgeriswgnam
    3 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    Matt talks about Netflix’s upcoming “Fuller House” along with other television shows he and listeners think should be renewed, as well. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/mattbubala/tvshows20150501.mp3
  • Republican Representative Bob Dold

    jasminecooperwgn
    3 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Republican 10th District U.S. Rep. Bob Dold joins Rick Pearson to talk about his recent appointment to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee and more. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/rickpearson/RP050315_BobDold.mp3
  • Stacey Eden on defending a muslim couple on a train in Australia

    elifgeriswgnam
    3 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    A few weeks ago, Stacey Eden defended a woman wearing a head scarf on the train home from work when a woman antagonized her and her husband. Eden joins Matt to talk about why she decided to film the event, and what’s happened since. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/mattbubala/StaceyEden20150502.mp3  
  • Should civics be taught in Illinois high schools?

    jasminecooperwgn
    3 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    McCormick Foundation’s Civic Learning and Engagement Scholar, Shawn Healy joins Rick in studio this morning to share his thoughts on efforts to require schools in Illinois to teach civics. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/rickpearson/RP050315_ShawnHealy.mp3
 
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  • Bulls-Cavs Preview: Where Does David Blatt Play LeBron?

    Chris Terzic
    1 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Looking at Bulls-Cavs from Cleveland's perspective. To this point in the Bulls' season I think it is fair to say that for as much as we know, we really know nothing at all. It's not even worth attempting to explain just how the Bulls went from barely scrapping together 90 points in a couple of shameful defeats to winning by 54 (!!!) points in Game 6. Nothing short of 'they played hard and made shots' really suffices as an explanation for what happened. At any rate, the Bucks series is over, though. Thank goodness. Now our collective focus and attention shifts to Cleveland. The biggest news…
  • The LeBron Hump

    Alex Sonty
    1 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    LeBron James is the gatekeeper to the Eastern Conference. The Bulls will face him in the playoffs for the fourth time in six years, and no series has ever ended well. LeBron James is the Bulls' white whale. James is on a mission to making his fifth NBA Finals in as many years, and the NBA storyline will always be about his personal accumulation of rings. The Bulls are on a much different mission. That is the mission to simply have that shot at an NBA title for the first time since 1998. And once you get past the injuries to stars, and the drama between Tom Thibodeau and the front office,…
  • Bulls Show Podcast previews Bulls vs. Cavs

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    1 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    From The Bulls Show: Nillz is joined by Chicago super fan Zach Lee to relive the Bulls historic dominance over the Bucks in Game 6 and preview a 2nd round date with LeBron & the Cavs. You can listen directly at their site or using the embedded player below: Subscribe to The Bulls Show on iTunes, and follow on Twitter (@TheBullsShow). For any questions or comments, you can contact the show via email at thebullsshowATgmail.com. LIKE BaB on FACEBOOK!, the Bulls Show has been contributing good stuff to the BaB Facebook page, so be sure to give it a 'Like' at http://www.facebook.com/BlogABull.
  • Chicago Bulls top five stories of the week: ready for the Cavs

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    1 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    This week, the Bulls went through some trials as the Bucks series was less of a 'tune-up' than expected, but they advance to round two and face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here's 5 people who are very excited: 1. Derrick Rose: "It could have been anybody. It could have been my mom I would have been happy. I’m just happy to be playing again and be on the court." 2. Tom Thibodeau Tom Thibodeau was all smiles as he was leaving arena. There's a sense of relief for #Bulls -- in one piece -- to have this shot at Cavs. — Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) May 1, 2015 3. Mike…
  • Bulls vs. Bucks final score: Bulls do some Buck hunting and advance to face Cavaliers with 120-66 victory

    JayPatt
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:34 pm
    This is the Bulls team we all have been looking for, as they set a franchise record for biggest playoff victory with a point victory. Bring on Cleveland. This was the performance I was hoping to see in Game 5. This one. Right here. Right from the opening tip, the Bulls came out and pummeled the young Bucks, who were shell-shocked several minutes in and couldn't recover as Chicago cruised to an easy 120-66 (!!!!!!!) Game 6 victory to set up a second-round date with the Cavaliers. The 54-point victory was the biggest in franchise history in a playoff game, beating out the 42-point demolition of…
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #362

    Doug Thonus
    2 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    The Bulls annihilated the Bucks in game six for redemption and are now set to face a depleted Cavaliers team.
  • Bulls Beat #361

    Doug Thonus
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The Bulls failed to sweep the Bucks, but still hold a dominant 3-1 lead.
  • Bulls Beat #360

    Doug Thonus
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    The Bulls captured the 3rd seed and won game one against Milwaukee
  • Bulls Beat #359

    Doug Thonus
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:01 am
    After a long hiatus, I discuss the end game for the Bulls season and their relationship with Tom Thibodeau.
  • Bulls Beat #358

    Doug Thonus
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    I discuss Jimmy's injury, the Bulls playoff seeding chase, the Thibs situation, and what we've seen recently from all the players.
 
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  • Bulls Clobber Bucks 120-66, Will Face Cavs In Next Round

    T.J. Zuppe
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:49 pm
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Dunleavy scored 20 points and the Chicago Bulls came close to an NBA playoff record, finally putting away the Milwaukee Bucks with a 120-66 victory in Game 6 to clinch their first-round series Thursday night. The Bulls, who move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round, finished four points away from the NBA playoff record for largest margin of victory. Minnesota beat St. Louis 133-75 on March 19, 1956. The game was over early, but it still featured plenty of the intensity and bad blood that marked the first five games of the series and Dunleavy was in…
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Gets Ejected After Tackling Mike Dunleavy Jr.

    Jordan White
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The potentially series-deciding game six between the Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks got chippy fast. Near the end of the second quarter, Giannis Antetokoumpo blindsided Mike Dunleavy, Jr., shouldering him as he was coming down from shooting a three. Giannis was charged with a flagrant 2 foul, and was ejected from the game. While Giannis’ actions are not defensible, they are understandable once seen through the lens of the entire game. In the first quarter, Dunleavy got in a cheap shot on Giannis’ teammate Michael Carter-Williams. Dunleavy was not assessed foul, which drew…
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo ejected for nasty hit on Mike Dunleavy

    Micah Peters
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Tannen Maury / EPA Photo The Milwaukee Bucks were already up against it heading into Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls, trailing the series 3-2, and, facing elimination, came out flat. Nothing seemed to be clicking and the frustration was mounting. Things reached a boiling point when Giannis Antetokounmpo let that frustration get the best of him and absolutely leveled Mike Dunleavy in the second half. There was absolutely no play on the ball whatsoever and the intent was clear. Antetokounmpo was assessed for a flagrant-2 and ejected. It’s hard to blame him; Dunleavy had been angling to…
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo Ejected For Shoulder-Checking Mike Dunleavy Into the Stands

    Stephen Douglas
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:22 pm
    [autotag]Giannis Antetokounmpo[/autotag] was ejected from Game 6 of the Bulls – Bucks series after he lost his damn mind. The Bulls are destroying the Bucks in Milwaukee and about to eliminate the home team from the playoffs. Late in the 2nd quarter, [autotag]Mike Dunleavy[/autotag] put his hands a bit high on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s chest/throat and the Greek Freak took exception. Antetokounmpo ran the length of the court and put his shoulder into Dunleavy as he shot a 3-pointer, checking him into the first row. The young Buck was assessed a Flagrant-2 and ejected.
  • Jimmy Butler Believes Bulls' Turnaround Starts With Himself

    cwesterlundcbs
    29 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    (CBS) While the Bucks have grabbed attention league-wide by rallying from a 3-0 series deficit against the Bulls with two straight wins that have forced a Game 6 in their Eastern Conference first-round series on Thursday in Milwaukee, it’s certainly no time for panic in Chicago. Bulls wing Jimmy Butler knows this. He also knows something else — to get rid of the underdog Bucks, he has to step up and lead the way. “I don’t think I’m the type of player that should shoot 5-for-21,” Butler said, referencing his abysmal shooting night in a Game 5 loss in which…
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  • Arrieta struggles with rhythm in loss to Brewers

    Carrie Muskat
    2 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Jake Arrieta gave up a season-high four runs on seven hits over five innings, snapping a stretch of 15 consecutive quality starts at Wrigley Field dating to Sept. 25, 2013. That was all the Brewers needed to post a 6-1 win on Saturday and even the series.
  • Hammel, Cubs try to take rubber match from Brewers

    Adam McCalvy
    2 May 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson will aim for a bounce-back outing while Cubs starter Jason Hammel seeks more of the same when the teams conclude a three-game series on Sunday
  • Russell, Rizzo are OK after collision

    Carrie Muskat
    2 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    First baseman Anthony Rizzo and second baseman Addison Russell survived a full-speed collision in the second inning of Saturday's 6-1 loss, and fortunately, there was no blood.
  • Cubs' bats quiet in loss to Brewers

    Adam McCalvy and Carrie Muskat
    2 May 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Mike Fiers struck out 12 batters over six innings, Ryan Braun smacked a two-run homer and Jean Segura had four hits, including a RBI triple, to lead the Brewers to a 6-1 victory over the Cubs on Saturday and even the series.
  • Cubs' Soler to adjust 'mental mechanics' at leadoff

    Carrie Muskat
    2 May 2015 | 10:43 am
    For the first time this season, Jorge Soler was moved into the Cubs' leadoff spot. It's part of manager Joe Maddon's effort to get the rookie outfielder to adjust the mental part of his game and try to get back on track.
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  • Baseball-Highlights of Saturday's MLB games (Reuters)

    3 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    (Adds late games) May 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's Major League baseball games: - - - Astros 11, Mariners 4 Powered by a hitting display that produced five home runs, including back-to-back blasts in the third and fourth innings, the Houston Astros extended their winning streak to nine games with a win over the Seattle Mariners. Evan Gattis, Colby Rasmus, Jose Altuve, Luis Valbuena and Hank Conger all went deep for the Astros (17-7), providing ample run support for right-hander Collin McHugh. The Mariners fell to 10-14. ...
  • Baseball standings (Reuters)

    2 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    May 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the MLB on Saturday AMERICAN LEAGUEEASTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. NY Yankees 15 9 .625 - 2. Tampa Bay 13 11 .542 2 3. Boston 12 12 .500 3 4. Baltimore 11 11 .500 3 5. Toronto 12 13 .480 3 1/2 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Kansas City 16 8 .667 - 2. Detroit 16 9 .640 0 1/2 3. Minnesota 12 12 .500 4 4. Chicago White Sox 8 13 .381 6 1/2 5. Cleveland 8 15 .348 7 1/2 WESTERN DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Houston 17 7 .708 - 2. LA Angels 11 13 .458 6 3. Seattle 10 14 .417 7 4. Oakland 10 15 .400 7 1/2 5. Texas 8 15 . ...
  • Baseball results (Reuters)

    2 May 2015 | 9:33 pm
    May 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the MLB games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) NY Yankees 4 BOSTON 2 MINNESOTA 5 Chicago White Sox 3 ST. LOUIS 2 Pittsburgh 1 (11 innings) Milwaukee 6 CHICAGO CUBS 1 SAN FRANCISCO 5 LA Angels 4 MIAMI 7 Philadelphia 0 Toronto 11 CLEVELAND 4 BALTIMORE 4 Tampa Bay 0 Cincinnati 8 ATLANTA 4 Washington 1 NY METS 0 Detroit 2 KANSAS CITY 1 HOUSTON 11 Seattle 4 TEXAS 8 Oakland 7 (10 innings) SAN DIEGO 4 Colorado 2 LA DODGERS 6 Arizona 4
  • Brewers-Cubs Preview (The Associated Press)

    2 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Although their young lineup has fallen on difficult times, the Chicago Cubs won't need a big day offensively if Jason Hammel can build on his best outing of the season. The right-hander looks to continue his dominance of the league-worst Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday and help the Cubs avoid losing consecutive home games for the first time. Since hitting .289 with runners in scoring position and averaging 5.5 runs during a four-game winning streak, Chicago (13-9) has gone 1 for 14 in those spots and totaled three runs while dropping two of three. Only one of the Cubs' five hits in Saturday's 6-1…
  • Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup (Reuters)

    2 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
    General manager Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees said Saturday the team will not pay Alex Rodriguez a $6-million bonus for hitting his historic 660th home run. "We have the right, but not the obligation to do something, and that's it," Cashman said before Saturday's Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. "We're going to follow the contract as we follow all contracts, so there is no dispute, from our perspective." The Yankees' interpretation of the contract is that the organization is under no obligation to pay off on a deal it feels is no longer valid due to Rodriguez's 162-game suspension…
 
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  • Wrigley Field Construction Update: May 2

    Al Yellon
    3 May 2015 | 8:15 am
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  • Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 22

    Russ La Croix
    3 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Jake Arrieta allows four runs in the first two innings and finds his way to the Goat podium for the first time this season. It's not a common occurrence to see Jake Arrieta end up with a game score of 42.  Of the 30 starts he's made in 2014 and 2015, he's only had four games with a game score of 42 or less and only four games where he's allowed four earned runs or more.  As Al said in his recap: It's just one of those days. Graphs for Game 22 (courtesy of Fangraphs): Stats for Game 22: Pitcher IP H HR ER BB SO pLI WPA P Coke 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.35 .022 J Motte 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.25 .011…
  • Cub Tracks Wants To Be A Buyer

    Russ La Croix
    3 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Jed Hoyer feels like buying. Jorge Soler found himself in a new spot. Projections are updated as the calendar turns. Plus answering fan mail, upgraded celebrations, fearless managing, and a really fast camera in Sunday's Cub Tracks. Here's the latest from around the web: From Comcast SportsNet Chicago: Jed Hoyer is hopeful that the Cubs will be buyers this summer. Why did the Cubs bet big on Jon Lester? Patrick Mooney writes that it's because of his personality and work ethic among other things. In case you missed Saturday's game, Jorge Soler was in the leadoff spot for the first time in…
  • Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 2

    Josh Timmers
    2 May 2015 | 8:12 pm
    The Cubs system won three of four tonight. Congratulations to Dan Vogelbach, your choice for the BCB Minor League Player of the Month! There were several good candidates this month, so I know the choice wasn't easy. You still have time to vote for the Minor League Pitcher of the Month. Andres Santiago has been reassigned from Iowa to Tennessee. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were beaten by the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-1. Tsuyoshi Wada started tonight on a rehab start and looked much better than he has looked, allowing just two unearned runs on two hits over seven innings. Wada struck out five…
  • Cubs Record, Stats, Upcoming Schedule

    Al Yellon
    2 May 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Here you will always be able to find the most up-to-date information on who the Cubs are playing, when and where, and what TV channel you can find the game on. Last game: 6-1 loss to Brewers Next game: Sunday, May 3, vs. Brewers at Wrigley Field, 1:20 p.m. CT. TV: WGN. Radio: WBBM. Cubs 2015 regular-season record: 13-9 (7-6 home, 6-3 road) Al's 2015 regular-season record: 5-2 (5-2 home) Cubs 2015 regular-season record on various TV channels:WGN: 3-2CSN: 7-5 (includes CSN+)ABC-7: 1-1WPWR: 2-0Fox: 0-0ESPN: 0-1 (not including games also on other channels) Cubs 2015 regular-season record wearing…
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  • Digital Mouse Trap

    me2
    1 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    The City is using data to fight the rat population by analyzing complaints of overflowing trash cans and other contributing factors together with rodent sightings.
  • White Riots

    me2
    1 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    White Chicagoans rioting in response to people of color moving into their neighborhoods in the '40s and '50s shaped the racially divided city of today, writes Whet Moser.
  • Not too Late to Be Undead

    ah
    1 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    The Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl returns to Andersonville Saturday. Tickets are still available.
  • Diverse But Divided

    me2
    1 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    While Chicago ranks high in diversity, it's also the most segregated major city in the country, reports Nate Silver.
  • Serving from the Same Plate

    rn
    1 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Monday's James Beard Awards ceremony at the Lyric Opera will be the first time that the restaurant industry's version of the Oscars will convene outside of New York; this handy infographic of every local Beard award winner since 1991 gives you a picture of the interconnectedness between restaurants, chefs and restaurateurs that contribute to the city's dining scene.
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  • The Week In Chicago Rock

    2 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    You shoulda been there. 1. The Replacements at the Riv on Thursday night.
  • The Weekend Desk Report

    2 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Here's a confession you probably aren't expecting: ESPN first started televising the draft in 1980, when I was in ninth grade. I stayed home from school at least a couple times before I graduated to watch. The Beachwood Radio [Sports] Hour Winston vs. White. Plus: Daft Town; Publix Enemy Number One: Kevin White Is Right; Bulls Got Next; Blackhawks Go Wild; Sox Suck; and Maddon's Magic.
  • TrackNotes: Worst Derby Field Ever?

    1 May 2015 | 6:55 pm
    A volume business. Plus: Pacquiao or bust.
  • The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #49: Winston vs. White

    1 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Crab legs vs. Claire's. Plus: Daft Town; Publix Enemy Number One: Kevin White Is Right; Bulls Got Next; Blackhawks Go Wild; Sox Suck; and Maddon's Magic.
  • The [Friday] Papers

    1 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #49: Winston vs. White is in post-production here! Crab legs vs. Claire's. Plus: Daft Town; Publix Enemy Number One: Kevin White Is Right; Bulls Got Next; Blackhawks Go Wild; Sox Suck; and Maddon's Magic Plus: Audio TrackNotes: Worst Derby Field Ever? Dortmund to win, Mr. Z to lose. Plus: Pacquiao or bust. The Week In Chicago Rock is in pre-production! It could just be all Replacements, but I think I'll give them their own post. They deserve it, even if I'll be crying my heart out the whole time as I recreate the Chicago shows of the greatest band to ever prowl…
 
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  • Real Estrange; Fraudulent Loan Apps, “Walking Dead”, Ben Affleck

    Chicago Agent
    2 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Real Estrange; Fraudulent Loan Apps, “Walking Dead”, Ben Affleck was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. JUSTICE BEEN A LONG TIME COMING A Sacramento Realtor has been charged with eight... Real Estrange; Fraudulent Loan Apps, “Walking Dead”, Ben Affleck 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.
  • Americans See Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    1 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    Americans See Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Housing may have taken a beating during the downturn, but its reputation has recovered... Americans See Real Estate as Best Long-Term Investment was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • Why Robots Cannot Replace Real Estate Agents

    Keisha Howard
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Why Robots Cannot Replace Real Estate Agents was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Advances in technology have allowed people to search for real estate from the comfort... Why Robots Cannot Replace Real Estate Agents was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • CoreLogic: A Full Housing Recovery By 2017?

    James McClister
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    CoreLogic: A Full Housing Recovery By 2017? was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. A new CoreLogic report shows that falling REO numbers are helping bolster home sales and... CoreLogic: A Full Housing Recovery By 2017? 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.
  • 5 New Twitter Features That Will Change Your Business

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    5 New Twitter Features That Will Change Your Business was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Twitter has been making serious changes in recent months, and they’ll all impact how... 5 New Twitter Features That Will Change Your Business 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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  • Dining in Chicago Just Got Easier with Apps!

    MJ Tam
    1 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Chicago’s culinary scene is robust and while there are more restaurants popping up everywhere,  I’m still at lost on which one I should choose to enjoy when the inspiration and opportunity to eat out with friends come. I’m often battling the decision between a good parking space and the ease of reserving a spot at […]
  • Chicago Welcomed Coast-to-Coast Social Influencers to Create Awareness for #RedNoseDay with Walgreens

    MJ Tam
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    My, What Big Nose You Have! It’s better to poke fun at you, my dear! Yea, that’s right – FUN is the magic word here! The #RedNose Day is coming to America after it first launched in Britain in 1988. This “National Day of Comedy” has caught on years of success in the UK raising money […]
  • A Loaded Staycation with Loews Chicago

    MJ Tam
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    Playing tourist in my own city has always kept our family busy, especially in the downtown area. There’s always a lot of things to do and places to discover and rediscover so we take full advantage of it whenever we get a chance to roam around. Luckily, my teen son’s birthday also fell on the […]
  • Ice The Cake and Eat It Too!

    MJ Tam
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    Magnolia Bakery is launching a new series of monthly cake and cupcake icing classes and of course we had to be there to check it out. Magnolia’s expert decorator was on hand to demonstrate and guide us into making our own cupcake designs. You can check out Magnolia’s schedule here to join in on one of […]
  • Chicago Scholars Opened Up a Big New Space to Facilitate Growth in Program

    MJ Tam
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    CNN Money recently reported that “The massive gap in college graduation rates between rich and poor is growing even wider.” I don’t think anyone is any less surprised about this, but it is still troubling to hear. Thanks to Chicago Scholars, they are here to identify those deserving students and advocate for them. “Our 7-year success […]
 
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  • Glad the James Beard fest is in Chicago? Thank Alpana Singh

    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Alpana Singh was seated by Fred Seegal at a New York Beard Foundation event one November night in 2013 when they got to talking.She's the owner of Boarding House in River North and Seven Lions on Michigan Avenue, and he's vice chairman of Peter J. Solomon investment-banking company and a Beard Foundation trustee.“I had just joined the tourism board of Choose Chicago so I had tourism on the brain,” Singh told me. “We were just chit-chatting and talked about the history of the Beards. I said, 'It's always been held in New York. Would you ever consider moving it outside of New…
  • Cupich names McKinsey veteran to diocese leadership

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Archbishop Blase Cupich has appointed a chief operating officer to assume administrative duties of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the third-largest Catholic diocese in the country.Betsy Bohlen, most recently chief financial officer for the church and before that a McKinsey & Co. partner, becomes the highest-ranking woman in the diocese.“I know what I don't know,” Cupich said today during a meeting with Crain's Chicago Business, where he announced a new leadership team that focuses on increasing best business practices within the archdiocese, an organization with a $1 billion…
  • Chicago billionaires flock to 'Davos with palm trees'

    29 Apr 2015 | 7:46 am
    Chicago has been missing a few billionaires the past few days, thanks to financier Michael Milken.His Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles has drawn a crowd of wealthy folks from Chicago and across the country for what's affectionately called “Davos with palm trees,” a nod to the annual economic forum in the Swiss ski resort.The four-day think tank wraps up today with CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terrence Duffy moderating a discussion with U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; and Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions, talking about…
  • Gaylord Gieseke stepping down as head of Voices for Illinois Children

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Gaylord Gieseke is stepping down as president of Voices for Illinois Children, a nonprofit where she has worked for 27 years.“Because of personal reasons and timing reasons, I've decided along with our board and some consultants that this would be a good time to make this decision and to step aside and step down,” she told me. The board is embarking on a new strategic plan and is looking for a new leader.News of Gieseke's impending departure was announced in an invitation to the organization's June 4 awards benefit at the Harold Washington Library Center. It said Gieseke…
  • A d'Amboise in the audience and one onstage in 'Carousel'

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Legendary ballet dancer Jacques d'Amboise was in the audience at the Lyric Opera's “Carousel” a few days ago to see his daughter Charlotte d'Amboise in the role of Mrs. Mullin, the widow who runs the carousel in the famed story.Jacques d'Amboise is the former New York City Ballet principal dancer who founded the National Dance Institute, which he still runs.His daughter recently concluded a two-year run in “Pippin” on Broadway, for which she won a second Astaire Award for excellence in dance on Broadway. She does some dancing in the Lyric role, too.Other notable names…
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  • Twitter’s Deal with DoubleClick; Tweets Return to Google Search in May

    Joe Mathieu
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Amid a stock price plunge following disappointing Q1 revenue, Twitter announced two new deals with Google this week that will serve digital marketers on both performance measurement & ad buy sides of the house. Partnering with Google’s DoubleClick, ad buyers will, later this year, be able to see both post-view and post-click attribution through Twitter’s ad products. This will give advertisers the opportunity to see how the social media ads, such as Sponsored Tweets, contribute to the overall conversion funnel. Twitter This move will likely serve to boost Twitter’s ad…
  • Secret Shuts Down, But Not Due to Funding Issues

    Joe Mathieu
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    While the average internet user in 2015 may never again truly experience online anonymity, that hasn’t stopped a few start-ups from giving consumers a taste of anonymous communication (within their own apps, at least). The earliest — and, once, most popular — of these anonymous sharing apps, Secret, announced today that it will also become the niche’s first casualty. Interestingly, Secret’s shutting down has absolutely nothing to do with financing issues (a hurdle many start-ups never overcome); the company has raised over $35 million since launching in late…
  • UberEATS Now Delivering Deliciousness in Chicago

    Joe Mathieu
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Unsatisfied with simply providing convenient travel to-and-from our favorite local restaurants, Uber has launched a program here in Chicago to bring a sample of the restaurant to you. The company’s appropriately-named UberEATS has teamed up with restaurants in Chicago, NYC, and Los Angeles to deliver lunchtime deliciousness via Uber drivers, all within the same ecosystem as its transportation service. UberEATS in-app experience UberEATS currently features a single offering from two restaurants per day — though, no telling what the service may offer in terms of variety down the…
  • Facebook Messenger Launches Video Calling

    Joe Mathieu
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Just a month after the company’s F8 developer conference unveiled the Messenger Platform, Facebook has rolled out video call functionality to its stand-alone communications app. Facebook Messenger video calls are live for iOS and Android devices, beginning today. International, cross-device video chats won’t cost Messenger users a thing, either — as long as they are connected to WiFi. Video calls made over cellular networks will, of course, be charged against a user’s data plan; though, for the time being, Facebook doesn’t plan on adding any fees of its own to…
  • Can’t Be at the 2015 NFL Draft? Check Out the Activities at Draft Town Instead

    Joe Mathieu
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    The 2015 football season is still months away — but, fans young & old with gather around Grant Park & Roosevelt’s Auditorium Theatre next weekend for this year’s NFL Draft. Tickets to the physical Draft were going from $1700+ on StubHub (though, there’s none available at this time); but, for football faithful without handfuls of cash just laying around, the NFL Draft Town experience is free to enter & participate in some unique clinics and events. Image via NFL.com Among the planned festivities: The NFL’s “Play 60″ initiative will host…
 
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