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  • Ex-Northwestern doctor to pay $475K to settle fraud claims

    Chicago Sun-Times
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    A former cancer research doctor at Northwestern University must pay nearly half a million dollars to settle claims of federal research grant fraud.
  • Chicago bead merchant Ronnie Klein, whose Loop business drew stars, dead at 65

    Chicago Sun-Times
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Chicago bead merchant Ronnie Klein’s Loop business, International Importing Bead & Novelty Company, often provided accesories for actors and musicians. Cher, Sally Rand and Eric Clapton were among tose who came to stock up on beads, crystals, sequins and feathers. Mr. Klein, 65, died of a heart attack Oct. 12 at Skokie Hospital.
  • Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

    News - Chicago Tribune
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.
  • Garcia: I'm a serious mayoral candidate, not just a protest vote

    Chicago Sun-Times
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wednesday told a group of college students he received a flood of emails and calls requesting he run for mayor after Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis became ill.
  • Halloween Trick: Bone-Chilling Weather Brings Shivers

    NBC News Top Stories
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    An arctic blast swept into the eastern U.S. Friday, bringing a deep chill to Halloween festivities from the Midwest to the East Coast.
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  • Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.
  • Eric Frein denied bail after first court appearance in state trooper killing

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and wearing the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after his first court appearance on first-degree murder and other charges.
  • Chicago Marathon winner tests positive for doping

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Another multiple women’s winner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has run afoul of doping control. Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, who won a second straight title Oct. 12, tested positive for the blood boosting drug EPO in an out-of-competition test Sept. 25, according to a Kenya track...
  • Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The Cubs attempted Friday to pave the smoothest road in a seismic shift of their on-field leadership when they announced the firing of manager Rick Renteria and the highly anticipated hiring of Joe Maddon.
  • SkyBalance by Nik Wallenda: The game app before the walk

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    With Nik Wallenda readying for his Chicago high-wire walk Sunday, anyone can get in on the balancing act ... virtually speaking.
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    Chicago Sun-Times

  • Garcia: I'm a serious mayoral candidate, not just a protest vote

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wednesday told a group of college students he received a flood of emails and calls requesting he run for mayor after Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis became ill.
  • Ex-Northwestern doctor to pay $475K to settle fraud claims

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    A former cancer research doctor at Northwestern University must pay nearly half a million dollars to settle claims of federal research grant fraud.
  • Chicago bead merchant Ronnie Klein, whose Loop business drew stars, dead at 65

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Chicago bead merchant Ronnie Klein’s Loop business, International Importing Bead & Novelty Company, often provided accesories for actors and musicians. Cher, Sally Rand and Eric Clapton were among tose who came to stock up on beads, crystals, sequins and feathers. Mr. Klein, 65, died of a heart attack Oct. 12 at Skokie Hospital.
  • Durbin, Oberweis square off for final time

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., and GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis clashed Wednesday in their last joint forum before the election over raising the minimum wage, whether Durbin is a bully and whether Oberweis supports the tea party. The stakes were higher for Oberweis at the forum on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight,” because every poll shows he is running behind Durbin, who is seeking his fourth term. Oberweis mentioned at least four times that Durbin has been in Congress for 32 years (including his time in the House), a line he uses often in scorning Durbin as a “career politician.” But…
  • State’s attorney investigating alderman’s prize offer to voters

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Hairston acknowledged Wednesday that she goofed by posting the offer on her Facebook page Monday before getting any legal feedback.
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    UChicago News

  • Artennial celebrates tradition of artistic excellence at UChicago

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Five innovative UChicago Arts organizations will celebrate landmark anniversaries during Artennial, a celebration of the long tradition—and future—of artistic excellence at the University of Chicago. In 2014-2015, the Smart Museum of Art celebrates its 40th anniversary, the new music collective Contempo and Rockefeller Memorial Chapel’s carillon concert series Bells of Summer turn 50, Court Theatre will start its 60th season and the Renaissance Society reaches 100. Together,...
  • University launches public phase of historic fundraising campaign

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The University of Chicago has launched the public phase of the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact will raise $4.5 billion in support of goals that include enhanced support for faculty and researchers who are shaping fields of inquiry, distinctive educational opportunities for students at all levels, and innovative programs to enhance the University’s local and global reach and impact.   With the start of the...
  • Uranium-extracting technology for seawater earns student a Fuel Cycle Research Award

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago’s Carter Abney, a graduate student in chemistry, has been developing materials called metal-organic frameworks to help address the problem. “There’s a lot of really interesting chemistry you can do with these types of materials,” said Abney, who works in the research group of Wenbin...
  • College to provide Metcalf internship opportunities for all incoming undergraduates

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The College has set an ambitious goal to double the number of internships through the widely admired Jeff Metcalf Internship Program—enough for all incoming undergraduates to have at least one paid internship opportunity during their College stay. The expansion is designed to bring the total number of annual Metcalf internships and research placements to 2,000, allowing all members of the Class of 2018 to have an internship opportunity before they graduate. This commitment, extremely...
  • UChicago selects four mid-South Side nonprofits for first year of Community Programs Accelerator

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Community Programs Accelerator at the University of Chicago has selected four South Side nonprofits to participate in the first round of its incubation program, which aims to strengthen organizations near the University’s campus. Due to high demand, the University also expanded the Accelerator initiative to assist seven additional organizations with specific projects. The inaugural group of Accelerator organizations are CoderSpace, which teaches South Side youth how to write website...
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    CBS Chicago

  • Karen Lewis Endorses Garcia For Mayor

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    (CBS) – Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, is seen in a video posted online Friday endorsing mayoral candidate Jesus Garcia. The video, posted on YouTube, was expected to be played Friday evening at an organized labor event. Wearing a scarf on her head, a smiling Lewis explains her decision not to run for mayor and goes on to endorse Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, for mayor. Lewis herself had considered running for mayor in hopes of unseating incumbent Rahm Emanuel, until she was abruptly diagnosed with a brain tumor and…
  • Candidates For Illinois Governor Focus On Jobs

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    (CBS) – The candidates for governor on Friday were pulling out all the stops in the final days of campaign 2014. Democrat Pat Quinn was in Chicago, while Republican Bruce Rauner was in the suburbs. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says both hopefuls hammered away at what has become the key issue: jobs. Levine had questions for both candidates, but came away without much in the way of answers. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared with Quinn as hundreds of newly hired Safe Passage workers gathered on taxpayer time to talk about jobs made possible by a $10 million grant from the…
  • Levine: Ricketts Family Close To Buying 2 Rooftop Buildings

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    (CBS) – The Chicago Cubs are making news on the business front as well as with managerial changes. Numerous sources have confirmed that the Ricketts Family LLC, a different entity from the Cubs, is close to finalizing a deal to purchase two roof top buildings owned by George Loukas and his family. The buildings overlook Wrigley field. This significant sale would be a huge win for the Ricketts family in their ongoing battle with the 17 roof top owners. The rooftop owners have sued the Cubs for going ahead with plans to put up seven signs and two electronic video boards in the outfield…
  • Butler Rejects Bulls’ Offer But Leaves Door Open

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    (CBS) Contract talks between Bulls wing Jimmy Butler and the team have broken down, with Butler rejecting what’s believed to be the Bulls’ final extension offer Friday morning, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported late Friday afternoon. Still, in a pregame press conference, Butler didn’t close the door to a deal getting done before the midnight ET/11 p.m. CT deadline. “I did,” Butler said when asked if he thought a deal would get done Friday. “I still think it will, to tell you the truth.” “We got until 11:59,” Butler added.
  • Wire-Walking Daredevil Prepared For Windy Conditions This Weekend, If Necessary

    Mike Ramsey
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    (CBS) – Nik Wallenda says he’s happy his tightrope walk isn’t for a couple of days, given Friday’s blast of winter-like weather. “Wow, what is happening in Chicago today? I’m glad I’m not walking today, that’s for sure,” he said at a media briefing. The King of the Highwire has been in town since Thursday and says he’s ready to walk from Marina City’s West Tower to the Leo Burnett Building on Sunday evening. He says a lot of his training is about strength endurance, especially in potentially high winds. Wallenda: I’m Ready WBBM…
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    Loyola Phoenix

  • Libertarian candidate Chad Grimm sits down with the Phoenix

    Grace Runkel
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The Phoenix speaks with Democratic candidate Pat Quinn and Libertarian candidate Chad Grimm. Republic candidate Bruce Rauner did not respond to Phoenix requests.   Courtesy of Chad Grimm for Governor // Facebook When Chad Grimm answered the phone, he was just getting to the office after a day of campaigning. Eight speeches at a school in his hometown of Peoria in central Illinois hadn’t tired his voice. The Libertarian was the only candidate for the gubernatorial elections to respond to The Phoenix’s many interview requests. One-line email responses with a phone number and…
  • Governor candidate Pat Quinn sits down with the Phoenix

    Grace Runkel
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    The Phoenix speaks with Democratic candidate Pat Quinn and Libertarian candidate Chad Grimm. Republican candidate Bruce Rauner did not respond to Phoenix requests.   When The Loyola Phoenix spoke with current Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn, about seven people were crammed inside an elevator at Loyola’s Lewis Towers downtown. Security personnel and several members of the governor’s staff were inside as Quinn stood in a corner. After going down from the 16th floor of the tower to the lobby, Quinn sat down with us for about five minutes before he walked out of the building with his…
  • Finals week schedule changes without student input

    Grace Runkel
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Loyola students are expressing discontent for not being consulted before administrators decided to condense the finals week schedule for next semester. Rather than spreading across nine days, finals week will be condensed to six days starting in the spring. The schedule this semester will follow the same format as it has in the past — one week plus the following Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 7-12). However, no finals will take place on the second Monday and Tuesday in the spring. Instead, exams will be from Monday morning to Saturday night (April 27-May 2). Unified Student Government Association…
  • In support of the Democratic Party

    Rachel Heying
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    The responsibility of our government is to help to mitigate and solve the issues that our society faces. Good representatives, from both parties, work across the aisle to secure these reforms, coming together in compromise to do what was best for the country. The modern Republican Party couldn’t be further from those ideals. After Republicans failed to receive a mandate at the 2012 election to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with the Democrats maintaining control of the White House and Senate, they still insisted on repeal. When they couldn’t accomplish it, they shut down the government…
  • In support of the Republican Party

    Rachel Heying
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    The 2014 midterm elections are now less than a week away. At stake is the majority in the U.S. Senate, and the fate of the rest of President Barack Obama’s second term. Who will win? Easy: Republicans. Democrats can kiss goodbye whatever legislative agenda they had on the post-election table. Republicans will pick up a Senate majority and easily retain their four-year-old House majority. This will put Obama in a tough spot, but the ultra-divided government will finally come to an end. The facts supporting a Republican majority is strong and getting stronger every day. Republicans are…
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    Aurora Beacon-News

  • 50th House race a microcosm of the rest of the state

    Steve Lord
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:39 pm
    In many ways, the race for the 50th State House district, which covers most of Kendall and parts of Kane counties, is a microcosm of the races going on statewide. Keith Wheeler, a long-time area small businessman and Republican organizer, is running on the key issues for the GOP throughout the state: job creation, lower taxes and no hike in the minimum wage. “The part I’m working on is in job creation,” he said. “I don’t see how you can create jobs without making it easier on business. Right now, we tell business that Illinois is a very expensive and complicated state in which to do…
  • Burglaries in Aurora target seniors

    Dan Cassidy
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Aurora police are investigating two residential burglaries and one attempted burglary that have victimized seniors and are believed to have been committed by the same suspects. The first incident occurred on Oct. 28 at the home of an 81-year-old woman who lives in the 400 block of Northpark Avenue. The woman told police that between noon and 3 p.m., two men knocked on her door and when she opened it, they walked in telling her they recently performed work on her driveway but overcharged her and wanted to give her some money back. The woman became suspicious and told the men she would have to…
  • Ally Simmons wants to finish volleyball career on a roll

    Kim Williams
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Waubonsie Valley graduate Ally Simmons is making the best of the final volleyball matches of her career at Grand Valley State. In the last week, the Lakers (17-4, 13-1), No. 14 in NCAA Division II, have posted a 2-1 mark. Simmons hit at least .250 in all three matches as Grand Valley State downed Northern Michigan (3-0) and Michigan Tech (3-0). The lone loss was to Ferris State, also nationally ranked. “Something clicked in those matches,” Simmons said. “I want to show that I can contribute heavily in these last matches of my career. I feel like I need to make a little bit more of a…
  • Aurora police investigate string of armed robberies

    Dan Cassidy
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Aurora police are investigating three armed robberies that have occurred since Oct. 28 that appear to be related. The latest incidents occurred Thursday night within about 30 minutes of each other. At around 8:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to Auto Zone in the 1000 block of East Galena Boulevard on the city’s Near East Side for an armed robbery call. Upon arrival, they spoke with three male employees, ages 19, 23, and 30, who said three men, two of whom were armed, entered the store and announced the robbery. They proceeded to bind the wrists of the 19- and 23-year-olds while demanding…
  • Raue’s ‘Wings of Courage’ will inspire you

    Wendy Weber
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Eugene Bullard isn’t a household name, but some believe that it should be. Bullard is the subject of a play coming to The Raue Center for the Arts at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 5. “Wings of Courage” is an original play with music by Mad River Theater Works out of Zanesfield, Ohio. It’s based on the life of Eugene Bullard, the first African-American combat pilot. This is the man whom even the Tuskegee Airmen call a trailblazer. Bullard was born in Georgia but fled from the U.S. when he witnessed his father nearly lynched. He migrated to Europe and ended up flying in World War I with the Lafayette…
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    Business - Chicago Tribune

  • Say goodbye to the Chicago Spire?

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher and his venture partner appeared unlikely to make a required payment due Friday, based on an email his lawyer sent city officials Friday morning.
  • Wilde pitch to Series MVP wins with technology and stuff

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Here's to you, Rikk Wilde, you big, sweaty, hyperventilating sales genius. The World Series error you were pegged with after Game 7 on Wednesday night had been changed to a hit by Thursday morning.
  • Halloween by the numbers

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Don't let the all the premature holiday jolliness fool you. Halloween rules October.
  • Chicago to try giving NFL the business with draft

    3 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Now that the National Football League has committed to bringing its annual college draft back to Chicago this spring after half a century in New York, it's time for Roger Goodell and company to see how our city really plays.
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  • Bears' Lamarr Houston tears ACL while celebrating

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    The Bears' Lamarr Houston recorded a fourth-quarter sack with Chicago down 25 points and wanted to celebrate. The dance, though, could end the defensive end's season, per Ian Rapoport.
  • Brandon Marshall stays quiet after huge loss to Pats

    Orr, Conor
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    After a crushing defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins in Week 7, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall was rather vocal with his displeasure. A Week 8 loss didn't produce the same reaction.
  • Tom Brady throws five TDs as Patriots destroy Bears

    Rosenthal, Gregg
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Tom Brady's dominating first-half performance carried the Patriots to a 51-23 rout of the Bears. Should Chicago be concerned about its season? Check out the key storylines from Sunday's matchup.
  • Bears' Lamarr Houston: 'I didn't come here for this'

    Patra, Kevin
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    When a teammate dismissed Brandon Marshall's post-game rant last week, defensive end Lamarr Houston went off, saying that he didn't sign with Chicago to spend another season losing.
  • Jay Cutler: Brandon Marshall 'didn't come near me'

    Sessler, Marc
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    On Thursday, Jay Cutler dismissed reports that wide receiver Brandon Marshall called him out directly after the Bears' sloppy defeat to the Dolphins last week. How have the pair's teammates responded?
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  • Bears Chairman McCaskey Gives Emery, Trestman A Vote Of Confidence

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    CBS Chicago just posted this a few minutes ago. You know things are not good for a GM and head coach when the chairman of the board is having to issue a "vote of confidence" and it's only October. Some seats are getting pretty hot. If the wheels come off in our next game against the Green Bay Packers - in front of a prime time national audience - I think it will get white-hot "burning genitals" hot. Stay tuned. ... Bears Chairman McCaskey Gives Emery, Trestman A Vote Of Confidence
  • I Have NO PROBLEM Whatsoever With Lamarr Houston Sack Celebration.

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:40 pm
    There are *some* Bears fans and national/local media out there who think that the Lamarr Houston injury was some form of devine intervention. Karma if you will. They want to say that Houston deserves this after celebrating a sack while down by 25 points. They point the finger at him saying that this is his own doing. Karma after his comments to fans on twitter. He hurt their delicate feelings with the words he said (which were true and justified IMO the Bears trolls that he was responding to... I Have NO PROBLEM Whatsoever With Lamarr Houston Sack Celebration.
  • How Many Points Will The Bears Lose By During The Bye Week?

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Vegas sets the line at 14. Word at Halas Hall is ... . That's optimism.
  • "Mike Ditka calls out Bears' 'worst' defense" (you know it's bad when Ditka gives up on us)

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Da Coach calls out the D LINK to the article Mike Ditka calls out Bears' 'worst' defense The Bears' recent struggles have led former head coach Mike Ditka to lay into Chicago's poor defense. After the Bears' defense gave up 51 points to the...Click to expand... "Mike Ditka calls out Bears' 'worst' defense" (you know it's bad when Ditka gives up on us)
  • "Rob Gronkowski The New Monster of the Midway" - (a brutal read for its truth about us)

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    We're pretty much the laughingstock of the nation's NFL fans and media now. Now I know how Detroit Lions fans used to feel. I work with fans of other teams (I'm the only Bears fan here). It's going to be a long 2 weeks until we get another chance to gain some shred of respectability. But then we'll be facing the Green Bay Packers in prime time in front of a national audience - at Lambeau Field. I have that sick feeling it's going to get a lot worse this season.... "Rob Gronkowski The New Monster of the Midway" - (a brutal read for its truth about us)
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  • Blackhawks players to support Movember

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Chicago Blackhawks forwards Daniel Carcillo, Jeremy Morin, Andrew Shaw, Ben Smith and Kris Versteeg, defenseman David Rundblad and goaltender Corey Crawford will grow mustaches throughout the month of November in support of Movember, an annual mon...
  • Blackhawks reassign goaltender Darling to Rockford

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks announced today they have reassigned goaltender Scott Darling to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Darling, 25, appeared in three games with Chicago, posting a 2-1-0 record, .933 save percentage and 1.98...
  • Ask Hockey Ops: Bowman on drafting, development

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    On the latest edition of "Ask Hockey Ops," Vice President and General Manager Stan Bowman answers fan questions submitted via Twitter. Bowman discusses how character comes into the scouting process, NHL-ready prospects in Rockford and more.
  • Hossa on brink of 1,000-point milestone

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    CHICAGO -- He'll turn 36 in January, but Marian Hossa still puts fear into opponents whenever he enters a game for the Chicago Blackhawks. "He scares you every time he gets on the ice," said Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau this week before h...
  • Blackhawks host "Hockey Fights Cancer Night" on Sunday

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    The Chicago Blackhawks will host “Hockey Fights Cancer Night” at the United Center on Sunday, Oct. 26, when the team hosts the Ottawa Senators. In support of cancer awareness, Blackhawks players will wear one-of-a-kind warm-up jerseys, while coach...
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  • Fantasy top 100 forwards: Emerging trios by the slice

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    UPDATED TOP 100 FORWARD RANKINGS It’s tough to order pizza by the pie in fantasy hockey. Grabbing a slice is much more realistic. Because of frequent changes to forward combinations and injuries over the course of the regular season, it’s always tough to land an under-the-radar point pair, let alone all three pieces of an emerging line. But, in many cases, one slice of the pie can be satisfying. Three examples have come into fruition over the first two weeks of this season. Each of these trios was either underrated or unlikely entering the season, but has meshed so well that each…
  • NHL Starting Goalies: Thursday, October 23, 2014

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    New York Islanders at Boston Bruins Oct. 23, 2014 7 p.m. Jaroslav Halak Unconfirmed More info: NYI Lines NYI News Jaroslav Halak is currently first on the New York Islanders depth chart. Tuukka Rask Unconfirmed More info: BOS Lines BOS News Tuukka Rask is currently first on the Boston Bruins depth chart. Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings Oct. 23, 2014 7:30 p.m. Thomas Greiss Likely Oct. 23, 2014, 9:10 a.m. More info: PIT Lines PIT News Greiss is expected to make his season debut on Thursday. Greiss, 28, went 10-8-5 with a 2.29 GAA and .920 SV% as Mike Smith’s backup in Arizona…
  • Statistically Speaking: Zetterberg carries Wings

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Henrik Zetterberg owned the Leafs, Patric Hornqvist is living large in Pittsburgh, a wild win for Philadelphia in Dallas and more. Scott Cullen looks at the best and the worst of the weekend action, breaking down all the NHL games in Statistically Speaking. HEROES Henrik Zetterberg, C, Detroit – Recorded a point on all five Detroit goals against Toronto over the weekend, setting up four goals Friday, then scoring the overtime winner Saturday. Patric Hornqvist, RW, Pittsburgh – Scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Saturday’s 3-1 win over the New York Islanders, generating 13…
  • Great Game Previews In History: 23 October 2014

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Today in History The Danish Civil War, which you didn’t know existed, came to its bloody conclusion at the Battle of Grathe Heath in 1157. The slide to war begin with the abdication of Eric III, the reasons for which are unknown. And as they do in a power vacuum, things got really bad. Blackhawks at Predators, 7 PM Records: Blackhawks (4-0-1, 9 points, 2nd in Conference III); Predators (4-0-2, 10 points, 1st in Conference III) Last Time They Met: Jonathan Toews scored a shorthanded overtime game winner Saturday in Chicago for a 2-1 win. Last 10: Chicago 4-0-1; Nashville 4-0-2 Historical…
  • Teravainen: 'My goal is to play in the NHL this season'

    Dhiren Mahiban
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    Blackhawks prospect Teuvo Teravainen might not see it as such, but he’s benefitting from the B
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  • Policing the Movies: Ouija gets only half a doughnut

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Lt. David Haynes tried to give Ouija zero doughnuts, but he knew Bob would want to hear the crunching sound effect, so he relented. He says it was beyond ridiculous and not at all scary.
  • The Bannos Brothers on Krispy Kreme, BBQ and steak houses

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:03 pm
    George and Jimmy Bannos join Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano to talk about the Chicago food scene. A favorite steak house is closing, a new one is opening, Krispy Kreme has a Halloween deal, and Real Urban Barbecue is expanding.
  • Svengoolie: Rich Koz/Svengoolie Day in Illinois

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Halloween is Official Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day, and he happened to stop by to celebrate!
  • Chuck Todd of Meet the Press doesn’t want the political bickering to end

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Most of us look forward to next week’s elections and the end of the political ads, but not Chuck Todd. He loves the back and forth. He tells Bob and Marianne he’s watching a few key states that could change the political balance of the country.
  • Sirott and Muricanno Full Show 10/31/14

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Lt. David Haynes reviews Ouija, George and Jimmy Bannos react to foodie news, and NBC’s Chuck Todd previews Meet the Press and next week’s elections.
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  • Jimmy Butler rejects Bulls' 'final offer,' likely headed to restricted free agency

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    There's technically still time for the Bulls and Butler to reconvene, but the sides are done talking for now with the deadline only several hours away. It's looking like there won't be any last-minute contract extension for Jimmy Butler. The 25-year-old swingman has rejected the Bulls' "final offer" and plans to enter restricted free agency next summer, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. This comes straight from Butler: "It came down to me deciding that I want to bet on myself," Butler told Yahoo Sports in a text message on Friday. "It was about me believing that I put the work…
  • Bulls vs. Cavaliers game preview: Halloween night home opener

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    [Thanks to THEKILLERWHALE for today's game preview. Yes, it's back this year. -yfbb] My, it's a spooky night in NBA basketball! The Chicago Ghouls and the Cleveland CavaFears will face off tonight at the Boo-nighted Center in what is sure to result in bloodbath! Chicago is 1-0 this after dismembering the Boo-York Knicks in the season opener while, Cleveland was absolutely murdered by this same Knicks team. While Cleaved-Hand is looking to get their first win of the season, do not expect Tom Thibodeau's team to be ... AFRAID! Matchups: Point Gored:Derrick NOOOOOOOOOOO's vs. WHYME? Irving.
  • Jimmy Butler extension 'unlikely' as deadline approaches, per reports

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    There's still a gap to bridge with Butler's extension deadline later tonight, although Taj Gibson was able to bridge that gap with his extension two years ago. Taj Gibson knows all about Jimmy Butler's situation. Two years ago, a Gibson extension looked unlikely heading into the Oct. 31 deadline before the big man inked a deal AFTER the Bulls beat the Kings, just beating the buzzer on the deadline. Could history repeat itself with Butler? Right now, the general consensus is that the Bulls and Butler won't get a deal done. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported two days ago that a $4…
  • Bulls vs. Cavaliers: Jimmy Butler a 'game-time' decision

    your friendly BullsBlogger
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    The schizophrenic diagnosis of Jimmy Butler's thumb injury continued this morning: Butler participated in shootaround, gametime vs. Cavs. — K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 31, 2014 So, this could mean a lot of things. Of which I know little. 1) The injury wasn't really that severe. 2) 'long-term perspective Thibs' is dead after 1 game. 3) Typical coach-y dumbass gamesmanship. Clearly the concern is #2. If left up to Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau, he's going to play tonight. For one thing, they really need him against LeBron: LeBron James shooting vs Bulls last season: Butler ON court: 33%…
  • Bulls 104, Knicks 80: The important stuff from Chicago's blowout season-opening victory

    Ricky O'Donnell
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    Featuring #FRAUDMELO, #TaylormeetsDoug and a check-in with our old buddy Carlos Boozer. The last time we saw the Chicago Bulls play a meaningful basketball game, Joakim Noah was limping up and down the court, D.J. Augustin was getting smothered by John Wall and Tom Thibodeau seemed about five minutes away from strangling Carlos Boozer. That's the context you need for why Wednesday's season opener felt so damn refreshing. The last two seasons of Chicago Bulls basketball weren't all bad, but it mostly felt like making a call and being placed on hold for an eternity. Without Derrick Rose, we…
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    Chicago Bulls Beat

  • Bulls Beat #341

    Doug Thonus
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    I discuss the camp battles in preseason, what has been revealed and what adjustments need to be made as the regular season edges closer.
  • Bulls Beat #340

    Doug Thonus
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    Derrick rose looks great, the rest of the starters look good. I break down all the players after there preseason games.
  • Bulls Beat #339

    Doug Thonus
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    I discuss why this season will come down to Tom Thibodeau's ability to go from great to elite coach based on how he manages rotations and creates new offensive sets
  • Bulls Beat #338

    Doug Thonus
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    I discuss the Cavaliers recent moves and the major questions entering training camp
  • Bulls Beat #337

    Doug Thonus
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Derrick Rose plays poorly but comes home with the gold. Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Bruce Levenson, and Danny Ferry throw sports into a negative news cycle.
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  • 2014-15 NBA Predictions

    Brett Malamud
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    As you know, the NBA season began last night. However, we decided to release our predictions today marking our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Thanks for your continued support over the last year and thank you in advance for your support in our second year! Feel free to comment with your own opinions, as these are simply ours. Without further ado, we present our 2014- 2015 NBA Season Predictions: EAST Place Sam Breiter Brett Malamud 1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 2 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 3 Toronto Raptors Washington Wizards 4 Indiana Pacers Toronto Raptors 5 Washington Wizards Miami…
  • Bulls Season Starts, Maddon Heading To Cubs and More on D & Davis Tonight

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:23 pm
    D & Davis is back on Know 1 Radio tonight to discuss the Chicago Bulls kicking off their NBA sea
  • NBA Picks (10/29/2014)

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Cameron The Swede’s Nightly NBA Gambling Picks Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets (-8) – Charlotte -8 Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers (-7) – Indiana -7 Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics (+1) – Brooklyn -1 Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors (-4) – Toronto -4 Washington Wizards at Miami Heat (-4.5) – Miami -4.5 Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (+4) – Chicago -4 Minnesota Timberwolves at Memphis Grizzlies (-7.5) – Memphis -7.5 Detroit Pistons at Denver Nuggets (-6.5) – Detroit +6.5 Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns (-12) – Phoenix…
  • Broke Girl, Rich Life: Basketball Season Bar Tab

    Alley B.
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Today marks the first day my Knicks hit the court for the regular season. Yes, I am a proud Knicks fan despite my fierce love for Brooklyn. I just couldn’t hop on that wagon. Taking on the Chicago Bulls under a new head coach, without Tyson Chandler and unfortunately still with Amar’e Stoudemire – the Knicks will certainly have their hands full but I ain’t worried. To kick off the season it is only natural that I watch the inaugural game of my 2014-15 season at a bar. The thing is, everyone and their mother is thinking the same exact thing. So heading out tonight is a…
  • Sam Smith previews the 2014 Bulls season

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Sam Smith of Bulls.Com checks in from New York to preview the Bulls’ season and their opener against the Knicks. Sam also talks about the contract negotiations with Jimmy Butler and his new book about Michael Jordan.
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    CHC Homepage News

  • Cubs players react to managerial change

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Catcher John Baker played in San Diego when Rick Renteria was on the coaching staff, and the two were reunited in Chicago this past season. Baker, well aware of the business side of the game, was saddened at the news that Renteria was dismissed Friday as Cubs manager.
  • Cubs hiring Maddon to replace Renteria as manager

    Carrie Muskat
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The Cubs dismissed Rick Renteria on Friday, and they will introduce Joe Maddon on Monday as the 54th manager in franchise history -- and third in four seasons under president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
  • Epstein's statement on Renteria dismissal

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Here is the statement issued Friday by Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein in announcing the dismissal of manager Rick Renteria.
  • Cubs decline club option on Fujikawa

    Scott Merkin
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The Cubs declined their 2015 club option on Kyuji Fujikawa Thursday, making the right-handed reliever a free agent.
  • Winds of change beginning to blow at Wrigley

    Carrie Muskat
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    An influx of highly regarded talent joining Cubs cornerstones Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro and an expected shift in offseason strategy bodes well for the North Siders, whose home park will have a new look to complement the team's.
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    Bleed Cubbie Blue - All Posts

  • Cubs Will Announce Joe Maddon As New Manager On Monday

    Josh Timmers
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    One of the worst kept secrets is now official. Joe Maddon will lead the Cubs in 2015. The Cubs announced a press conference will be held on Monday to introduce Joe Maddon as their next manager. The man that many have called the best manager in baseball will be leading the Cubs in their next step towards a World Series title. The 60-year-old Maddon has been the manager of the (Devil) Rays since 2006, when he replaced, ironically, Lou Piniella. After leading the Devil Rays to two seasons of 101 and 96 losses, he led the now rechristened Rays to a 97-win season and the World Series in 2008. For…
  • Some Thoughts On Rick Renteria's Short Tenure As Cubs Manager

    Al Yellon
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Ricky, we hardly knew ye. Rick Renteria was fired Friday as Cubs manager. This, you know. It's really hard to evaluate his "tenure" as Cubs manager, given the abrupt and awkward way in which he was let go. I put "tenure" in quotes because, well, it hardly was anything of the sort. The last man who managed the Cubs for fewer games than Renteria (162, one full season), other than interim guys, was Bruce Kimm, who took over from the fired Don Baylor (after one interim game managed by Rene Lachemann) and managed the final 78 games of the 2002 season, with a 33-45 record. It's pretty clear that…
  • Cubs Fire Manager Rick Renteria

    Al Yellon
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Rarely has a manager been fired with such a glowing recommendation. The next step in making Joe Maddon the manager of the Cubs just happened, as the team announced that they have fired manager Rick Renteria after only one season at the helm. Epstein praised the job Renteria did in 2014. Here's the complete statement from Theo, via press release from the Cubs: Today we made the difficult decision to replace Rick Renteria as manager of the Chicago Cubs. On behalf of Tom Ricketts and Jed Hoyer, I thank Rick for his dedication and commitment, and for making the Cubs a better organization.
  • MLB Interleague Play Was Once Proposed By A NHL Coach

    Al Yellon
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Here's a bit of history -- from nearly 80 years ago -- that I had never heard before. No one commented on this article at all when it was published Friday, because less than an hour later, the Cubs announced the firing of Rick Renteria and the hiring of Joe Maddon. That's certainly understandable. So, now that it's Saturday and we are waiting for the Monday Maddon news conference, I thought I'd post this again to the front page and give you an interesting slice of history that shows that many ideas in sports that we think are "new" are really quite old. Hockey historian Eric Zweig writes…
  • Happy Halloween! Scary Cubs Stories In 5 Words

    Russ La Croix
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sometimes Twitter provides some inspiration for things to pass the time. While sitting at my desk on this cloudy and cold Halloween morning, eagerly watching the Twitterverse for signs of life on the Joe Maddon Watch, I came across this tweet from the Sporting News' national baseball writer Jesse Spector: There is no Game 8. #ScaryStoriesIn5Words — Jesse Spector (@jessespector) October 31, 2014 No, it didn't do anything to help satisfy my desires to find out if the Cubs officially had a new manager. But it did give me an idea for something to help us at Bleed Cubbie Blue pass the time…
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  • Only the Best

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Newcity released its annual Best of Chicago issue, with shout-outs to Jackie Robinson West, the pizza and beer special at Simone's, and running through Rosehill Cemetery.
  • An Addicting Melange

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Chicagoist traces the evolution of pumpkin spice from a blend of flavors used to season pies to a seasonal coffee phenomenon.
  • Scary Traffic on Lake Shore Drive

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Strong wind gusts knocked over light poles and carried lake waters onto northbound Lake Shore Drive -- so avoid it if you can.
  • Blooming Potholes

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Artist Jim Bachor's latest artistic approach to potholes (previously) is to fill them with flower mosaics.
  • Behind the Bop

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A documentary by Fader shares the party roots and moves of Chicago's growing Bop movement of hip hop. [via]
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    Beachwood Reporter

  • The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #24: The Maddoning Is Happening

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Cubs could still screw this up. Plus: As The Bulls Turn; Go Ahead, Sleep On The Blackhawks; and The Phil & Marc Show.
  • The [Friday] Papers

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Everything - well, still a lot of things - in progress, including The Beachwood Radio Hour #29, The Week In Chicago Rock and as much emptying of my election notebook as I can manage between now and Tuesday. Be patient, and send food. For now:
  • The College Football Report: Huffing Paint And The HAL 9000

    31 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    It's Week 10, the first week of the Playoff Committee rankings and we are only a few days away from the first outbreak of full-on hysteria as teams move up and down the charts. Today we'll make some predictions about the outcome of some of the more critical match-ups: On Thursday, #2 Florida State notched a win on the road over #25 Louisville. The Seminoles scored a W off the field as well: the lawyer for RB Karlos Williams, the team's leading rusher, heard from the lawyer of Williams' alleged victim of domestic battery. The victim's lawyer informed the Tallahassee Police Department to drop…
  • Local Book Notes: Dirty Wars

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    1. Dirty Wars. Investigative reporter and author Jeremy Scahill is scheduled to be in town on Saturday and Sunday. Details from Chicago Area Peace Action: WHERE: SATURDAY DINNER St. Francis Xavier Parish Gym 549 Ninth Street, Wilmette SUNDAY COFFEE TALK Loyola University Crown Center Auditorium 1001-25 W. Loyola Ave., Chicago
  • Beachwood Photo Booth: Francisco Frankenstein

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
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    Cheeky Chicago

  • Sweeney Todd at Stage 773 Chicago
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Looking to celebrate the spookiness of Halloween without dressing up? Pay a visit to the demon barber of Fleet Street and see the Porchlight Music Theater’s production of Sweeney Todd. The theater company has assembled a remarkably talented cast who brings Stephen Sondheim’s musical tale of a murderous London barber to life. While it can be hard to sell men on the idea of seeing a musical, Sweeney Todd is exactly the type of musical men love. It is a dark story, filled with betrayal, violence and murder. Women may be more interested the secondary storyline of Anthony and…
  • Chicago Nordstrom Welcomes Kristin Cavallari in Style

    Kaleigh Glaza
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
      Photo Courtesy of Eat Pray Photo Though she’s known for being a California girl from her MTV days, Kristin Cavallari’s roots and heart will always be in Chicago, so she was very excited to debut her Chinese Laundry shoe line at the Michigan Avenue Nordstrom. One of only twelve stores carrying the line in the country, the department store favorite was buzzing with media and fans ready to make their first big Kristin Cavallari purchase and meet the designer herself! But before all the style magic began, we sat down with Cavallari to talk shoes, fall fashion and what it’s like to be…
  • Female Empowerment Business Strategy

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Over the past 17 years, the number of female-owned firms in the United States has increased to one-and-a-half times the national average. That’s a lot of businesses, but more importantly, that’s a lot of female entrepreneurs who are pushing the envelope to redefine the paradigm of what it means to be a leader in business in this country. Enter JinJa Birkenbeuel of Birk.Creative, our hometown example of a female entrepreneur who is using her success in the business world to inspire other women to reach farther, see the big picture and build their network of support for sustainability in…
  • Lap of Luxury
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Fans of Corri McFadden’s eDrop-Off and famed designer Christian Siriano rejoice! Corri is celebrating eDrop-Off Luxury Consignment’s ten years of luxury with the launch of a second eDrop-Off store located in the Gold Coast. The store will continue to auction luxury items through eBay but will now offers items at set prices. And Project Runway fans will be thrilled as Christian Siriano debuts his new fragrance, Silhouette, through eDrop-Off. The fragrance has previously only been available in New York City, so we should feel lucky, Chicago! Join in on the fun Thursday, October…
  • Complimentary Hair Makeovers!

    Melanie Rud Chadwick
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create perfect, flawless curls, here’s your chance! The Infiniti Pro Curl Secret by Conair is a total game changer when it comes to hot tools—seriously, you put your hair in and it comes out perfectly curled—and now the Curl Secret Beauty Tour is coming to our area! Stop by the below locations to score (free!) hair makeovers and tips from top stylists, amazing giveaways and even get a sneak peek of the brand new Conair Secret Curl, the next generation of hot rollers. Plus, yours truly will be hosting the event at the Walgreens in Lake Bluff on…
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    Everyday Adventures (of Me in the City) -- Chicago, IL

  • Irrational fears

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

    Jessica B.
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
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  • See you at the crossroads

    Jessica B.
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In my early 20s, I knew what I wanted to achieve professionally. That goal drove me forward for a very long time. I only wanted that goal met and I wouldn’t let it go. Even when there were signs that maybe I should. Growing up, work is what fed you, literally. It would provide for you, and having one wasn’t for “fun,” it was to let you be independent and self-sufficient. I have been working non-stop since I was 15 years old for that reason. Thus, work has defined me as a person for a very long time. It was the fuel I needed to go forward, the comfort when I had…
  • TV shows I missed the boat on

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

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

  • Cheaper to Own, But Most People Still Rent

    James McClister
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Cheaper to Own, But Most People Still Rent was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Owning a home is getting cheaper, but people are still choosing to rent. #77805435... Cheaper to Own, But Most People Still Rent was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area.
  • The Great Divide in Homebuilding

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    The Great Divide in Homebuilding was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Some measures of the U.S. home construction market suggest things have radically improved, but... The Great Divide in Homebuilding 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.
  • Chicagoland Foreclosure Inventory Down Double-Digits

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Chicagoland Foreclosure Inventory Down Double-Digits was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. New data from CoreLogic drives home just how much progress our housing markets have... Chicagoland Foreclosure Inventory Down Double-Digits 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.
  • 2015 Investor Prospects

    James McClister
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    2015 Investor Prospects was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. Investor interest is a major contributing factor to the success of a real estate... 2015 Investor Prospects 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.
  • 6 Things to Know About the Fed Ending ‘Quantitative Easing’ and How it Pertains to Housing

    Peter Thomas Ricci
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    6 Things to Know About the Fed Ending ‘Quantitative Easing’ and How it Pertains to Housing was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine, the leading source for news and perspective for real estate professionals in the Chicagoland area. The Fed announced earlier today that it was ending its third round of Quantitative... 6 Things to Know About the Fed Ending ‘Quantitative Easing’ and How it Pertains to Housing was originally published on Chicago Agent Magazine - For the well-informed real estate professional, the leading source for news and perspective for real…
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  • Not To Miss: Indian for Everyone Chicago Book Tour

    MJ Tam
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    Bestselling cookbook author Anupy Singla will be kicking off herINDIAN FOR EVERYONE: The Home Cook’s Guide to Traditional Favorites book tour in Chicago. Check out the book tour schedule below. 10/16: Savory Spice Shop in Lincoln Square (4753 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts “An Evening with Anupy” pre-launch party. An intimate night of storytelling, discussion, demonstation, and food. 7 to 10 […]
  • The beauty of Chicago captured on breathtaking videos

    MJ Tam
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    You know we’re suckers for great Chicago videos showcasing the beauty of our wonderful city so when Lake Zurich native, Kyler McCormick, of the YouTube channel The Outbound Life emailed to show us this video – we of course had to share this with you. But one cannot talk about breathtaking Chicago videos without showing […]
  • Free Breakfast & Cho-ffeured Rides to #StopSadBreakfast

    MJ Tam
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    From Sept. 22-24 from 7 to 10 am Chobani is starting off your busy morning with a custom fleet of “Cho-ffeur” to rev up your morning with a healthy Chobani breakfast and a free ride! Chobani is on a mission to #StopSadBreakfast and is surprising busy Chicagoans during their morning commute to offer them a […]
  • Chocolate at the Pen Celebrate a Decade of Decadence

    MJ Tam
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    The Chocolate at the Pen‘s 10 year anniversary introduces Chocolate Sommelier – a new experience to delight guests with the ever popular premier “Chocolate Bar”. For $50 you can indulge in a full Chocolate Bar experience and receive a delicious chocolate martini or a glass of sparkling wine or you can choose to add $20 for […]
  • 59th Gold Coast Fashion Award Show to Benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital

    MJ Tam
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    FASHION AND PHILANTHROPY COLLIDE AT THE 59th GOLD COAST FASHION AWARD SHOW, FEATURING EMERGING DESIGNERS AND PRESTIGIOUS RETAILERS TO BENEFIT ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO Nearly 1,500 guests are expected to attend the 59th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award Show, on September 19 at the Hilton Chicago. The event is the […]
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    Realty Evolved

  • Illinois fracking vote postponed

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

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Chicago Riverwalk Teaser from Sasaki Associates on Vimeo. Chicago Riverwalk Construction originally posted at Realty Evolved
  • Untapped Income Potential

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    #200478943-001 / With many homeowners’ spending power getting squeezed from the economy, or from sapped equity from the market downtown in previous years, many are becoming more creative in finding ways to make their home more affordable and produce cash flow in unique ways. Many of these ideas could be implemented not only in investment properties, but in your primary residence as well, although the level of commitment and comfort could vary. If your property is a townhome or condominium, you may want to verify whether these would be acceptable by the home owners…
  • Eyes on Logan Square

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Wilmette-based real estate firm Terraco has recently purchased the Megamall site on Milwaukee, north of Fullerton. The building which housed an indoor flea market, is going to be razed with potential plans of retail spaces, anchor stores and potential apartments. This is the same site that the city and local alderman wanted to purchase to add more green space along Milwaukee a few years ago for $8 million. Logan Square has been an emerging neighborhood, as artists, restaurants and young professionals have transformed the neighborhood into a destination. The parking lot next door to Megamall…
  • Monthly Statistics

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    The statistics have been updated for the month of August 2014. Sales of businesses with real estate and commercial properties have slowed, along with attached housing as we go into the fall market. Single family properties as well as multi-units are still in demand and prices are surging significantly for vacant lots.   View details for residential and commercial real estate. Monthly Statistics originally posted at Realty Evolved
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    Chicago Business - Blogs - Takes Names

  • Chicago author takes on scandalous affair of Marshall Field

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chicago author Renee Rosen's latest novel centers on the fictionalized story of Marshall Field, the 19th-century department store tycoon who built the State Street store where Macy's now stands and funded the Field Museum.The book, “What the Lady Wants,” is a nod to Mr. Field's famous motto, “Give the lady what she wants.” He was referring to retail, but Ms. Rosen's novel is also about a woman's quest for love.The author researched letters and documents about the period in the Chicago History Museum and the Newberry Library and pieced together a fictionalized account.
  • From Evanston to Nicaragua, with Chicago's help

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Kevin Marinacci isn't a familiar name in Chicago business, but to a core group of executives here he's a philanthropic guru. They came out last week to support the Fabretto mission in Nicaragua, which Mr. Marinacci has run since 1990.“Since the beginning, the Chicago connection has been vital to our success,” Mr. Marinacci told me in an email before he arrived for an Oct. 24 fundraiser at the Revel Downtown. The event netted $130,000 for the Fabretto mission.Mr. Marinacci, 46, grew up in Evanston and attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette. After graduating from Georgetown University…
  • Supporters dig deep for Writers Theatre

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Writers Theatre has nearly reached fundraising goals for its new facility in Glencoe. Donors have raised $26.5 million of the $31 million fundraising campaign.Some of the major donors, wearing hard hats and holding golden shovels, took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the project earlier this month at the Glencoe site.“It's going to be a transformational change on the North Shore,” said Alexandra Nichols, who attended the Oct. 21 groundbreaking.She and her husband, John Nichols, have donated $5 million to the new building, which will include a 250-seat theater named in…
  • Home of director John Hughes will be donated to Lake Forest Hospital

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Nancy Hughes, widow of the late movie maker John Hughes, is donating her home to Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, which will in turn sell it and use the proceeds toward building its new hospital.“John loved the beauty of Lake Forest; I love Lake Forest,” Ms. Hughes said in a release. “So when the opportunity to help advance the hospital presented, it was an easy decision to make. Lake Forest Hospital serves such an important role in this community. Having a state-of-the-art health care facility close to home for residents and citizens of neighboring towns improves the…
  • Marcus Lemonis renaming Rose's after his late mom

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chicago-area businessman and TV star Marcus Lemonis is renaming Rose's Bakery & Wheat Free Cafe after his mother, Sophie, who died last year."My mom was my biggest supporter and I want to do this in her honor. She was a great cook,” he said last week during a visit to Crumbs Bake Shop at Water Tower Place. Along with news of Rose's name change, Mr. Lemonis talked about plans to grow Crumbs, which he also owns, and Camping World Corp., the business that put him on the map.Mr. Lemonis bought Rose's in Evanston in 2012 just days before it planned to close because of financial…
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  • Nik Wallenda’s Chicago Tightrope Walk: Live Here!

    Joe Mathieu
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    This Sunday at 6pm, Nik Wallenda will attempt to tightrope over the Chicago River. Starting from the Marina Towers, Wallenda will cross the river in a feat that is anticipated to last around two hours, over to the Leo Burnett building on Wacker. He will then take an elevator down to street level, head back to Marina, where he will cross from one building to the other– blindfolded. While crossing the river, Wallenda will be more than 600 feet off the ground; a record for his family, seven generations of which have been tightrope walkers. Since the Leo Burnett building is taller than…
  • Think Programmatic Isn’t for Branding? Think Again.

    Joe Mathieu
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    One of my favorite subjects in the realm of digital marketing is programmatic media buying. Seriously, I could discuss the ins-and-outs of this newish approach to display & video advertising for hours on end. While, currently, my main professional focus is in the SEM space, I firmly believe that programmatic represents the future of this industry; and, quite frankly, I’m proud to have gotten in on the ground-floor. Considering how much time I spend on a regular basis reading blog & magazine articles about the discipline, it amazes me that I missed this infographic, produced by…
  • Blocking Apple Pay in Favor of QR Code Payments = Dumb.

    Joe Mathieu
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    It’s been little over a week since Apple released iOS 8.1; the update which, among other things, unlocked the ability for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus owners to utilize Apple Pay, the company’s NFC-enabled payments solution. Image via NBC News Personally, I’ve used Apple Pay a couple times at Walgreens– and, just in these few attempts, I’ve realized that I would definitely prefer using this payment option at more retailers if it were available. However, over this past weekend, a couple of popular pharmacy-based stores– Rite Aid and CVS –have decided to…
  • Google is Killing Off AdSense Direct

    Joe Mathieu
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    R.I.P, Google AdSense direct campaigns. We hardly knew ye. As we reported earlier this year, Google AdSense users had been granted the ability to book their own campaigns within the platform; creating the ability for website publishers with a direct-sales team to run ads through AdSense and get reporting all in one place.  Likely as a result of a low adoption rate with AdSense users, Google has begun sending out emails to publishers who participated in the beta program, to let them know the company would be sunsetting this feature in November. Google didn’t really give this one a…
  • The Pros and Cons of Bing for SEM

    Joe Mathieu
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Earlier this year, I penned a post questioning why some in Search Engine Marketing outright ignore the combined Bing/Yahoo network for advertisers’ campaigns. Frankly, at the time, it seemed to me to be an opportunity wasted; though we know that Bing & Yahoo together don’t equal anywhere near the volume that can be found on Google, any incremental gains brought in through Binghoo should outweigh the extra manpower needed to manage said campaigns, right? …. As I’ve seen of late, that statement isn’t always necessarily accurate. And, in fact, after my return…
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