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The Miami Herald
For the record: Bob Koester and Delmark's six decades of jazz and blues
Let's raise a glass to Bob Koester, the single-minded Chicagoan who this weekend celebrates a remarkable anniversary: 60 years of producing jazz and blues recordings.
Fri May 17, 2013
Kanye West's hatred of paparazzi strains his love for Kim Kardashian
Could the pressures of pending parenthood, nonstop media attention and juggling major career duties with a romantic relationship be taking a toll on That's what some folks close to the high-profile couple are gossiping about.
Four corners, four gas stations
The Standard station on the northwest corner came first. Then, going clockwise around the intersection, there was Texaco, Mobil, and Pure.
Thu May 16, 2013
Hadiya Pendleton Murder Part Of '48 Hours' Special: 'The War In Chicago'
Their story will be featured on CBS' "48 Hours" this weekend, a program which will focus on violence in Chicago and the suburbs.
Wed May 15, 2013
City of Chicago
Mayor Emanuel Announces $1 Million Investment in High-Quality Arts Education for All CPS Students
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined today by internationally-renowned cellist and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma to announce that the City is committing $1 million towards implementing the first Arts Education Plan for the Chicago Public Schools next school year, ensuring that all students have high-quality ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
Justice reconsidered: Case Review Panel digs into its first cases
The Greenbelt Forest Preserve on Green Bay Road in North Chicago where Jason Strong dumped the body of a woman he tortured and killed.
City of Chicago
Mayor Emanuel Announces "Night Out in the Parks" With More than 750...
More than750 Cultural Performances Plus Expanded Movies in the Parks, Circus in the Parks and Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks along with New Grant Park Music Festival Concerts Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined by Superintendent Michael P. Kelly from the Chicago Park District and Commissioner Michelle Boone from the Chicago Department of Cultural ... (more)
Opinion: Are Casinos "City Ruiners"?
The last time a gambling bill came before the General Assembly, Mayor Rahm Emanuel insisted he wanted to bring casino gambling to Chicago "for our kids." "As I've said before and I'll say it again, if we were to get a casino, I'd like to direct all the resources to school modernization and school improvement so our kids will be in modern school ... (more)
$750,000 in private funds to bring summer culture to parks
Chicagoans won't have to come downtown this summer to enjoy music, dance, theater and movies in the parks.
Mon May 13, 2013
Local Expert: Eating Bugs Normal, But Take Caution
The United Nations is promoting edible insects as a low-fat, high-protein food for hungry people throughout the world, but Chicagoans probably won't be changing their menu.
Sat May 11, 2013
New Wheeling HS principal named
Wheeling High School will be headed by a new principal next year, according to a news release issued by Northwest Suburban High School District 214.
Bullying Results In North Suburban Girl's Hair On Fire
The seventh-grade student knew her friends weren't joking about her hair being on fire when they slapped her on the head as she began to smell smoke, said Park City 14-year-old Tatyana Butler.
Owners have right to improve Wrigley
Someone needs to explain the financial/legal business concept behind the term "friendly confines" to the parasitic-like rooftop owners and political operators in Chicago.
Fri May 10, 2013
10 Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use
Again, I am pretty loathe to do "refer posts," or ones that just use up your time and reading efforts to point you to another post, but this one I'm pointing to here is the sort of thing people love and it's pretty useful: Fast Company has a quick-hit list of 10 big-name entrepreneurs giving props to the apps they positively can't live without.
City of Chicago
Mayor Emanuel Supports Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today donated food to the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, supporting an annual event that raises millions of pounds of food for donation around the country.
Thu May 09, 2013
Tigers Advance to Regional Final
May 7 The Final Score: Chicagoland Jewish High School 4, North Chicago 3 Tigers' Star Performer: Elizabeth Barras of Wilmette scored three goals.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's approval rate slipping
Half-way into his first term, a new Chicago Tribune poll finds about 50 percent of Chicagoans surveyed approve of the job Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing.
IL: Wells Street Bridge North Leaf Reconstruction Complete
Chicago Transit Authority trains resumed their normal service schedule today as the reconstruction of the north leaf of the historic Wells Street Bridge over the Chicago River was completed early this morning.
If only the students at Lincoln Park High were on the school board
They should spend every waking minute of every day dutifully doing whatever it is that they're told to do so that they can go on to become something really important-like mayor or school board member.
City of Chicago
Intergovernmental Agreement Introduced to City Council will allow CHA ...
Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to City Council that will allow the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Department of Public Health to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement to provide substance abuse prevention and educational services for CHA residents.