Mayor Rahm Emanuel presides over his first full City Council meeting, which runs about as smoothly as the ones Mayor Daley used to preside over.
American Theater Company cuts five roles from its updated version of The Original Grease
Green Grocer Chicago’s Cassie Green offers a free cooking demo at the Kenmore Live Studio tomorrow at 7 PM.
Lawyers from the city of Chicago and StubHub Inc. stood before the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday and argued a case whose results could transform Chicago’s ticket-selling industry. The current price of a ticket to a sporting event, concert, or theatrical performance in Chicago includes a 12 percent amusement tax: the city gets 9 percent and […]
Now that we have a new mayor, we can focus on the important stuff, like Oprah’s magnificent send-off celebration at the United Center. Madonna, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Michael Jordan, and more stopped by to give Oprah their best. (Tribune) Mayor Emanuel ordered $75 million cut from the budget yesterday, targeting “everything from city […]
Some people wouldn’t eat anything pulled out of Lake Michigan or other area waterways. Sterling Bledsoe and Ted Marcus are not among them. “Bass is my favorite,” Bledsoe said one afternoon last week as he watched a bobber in the lagoon behind the Museum of Science and Industry. “You have it with eggs and rice […]
Take your electro-mobile to Gov. Pat Quinn’s fill-up station.
Checking out the eagerly awaited new media offering from the founding editor of Sassy.
Richard M. Daley had a certain quality that Rahm Emanuel lacks, James Warren noted in Sunday’s New York Times—a quality that gave the outgoing mayor an advantage over the incoming one. “As the church-going child brought up in a Bridgeport bungalow, he had an organic tie to the city’s neighborhoods and their ways of life,” […]
Double Stitch twins Erika and Monika Simmons promote their new crochet pattern book at Loopy Yarns.
Mayor Emanuel’s inauguration had two obvious themes: diversity and change. (Sun-Times) The new mayor wasted no time in getting to work, signing six executive orders pertaining to ethics. (Sun-Times) As the new mayor criticized the results of the old mayor’s reign — with the old mayor sitting right behind him — the question remains, can […]
Michael Boyd In his first speech as mayor, Rahm Emanuel made it clear that the one thing that isn’t going to change in the next four years is his commitment to change. “The city of Chicago is ready for change…. It is an honor to fight for the change we need…. I am proud to […]
In the 20 years between the Feelies‘ new Here Before (Bar/None) and its predecessor, Time for a Witness (A & M), the Hoboken quintet aged but otherwise barely changed. The wait would’ve seemed long if I’d been expecting a new record the whole time—but it didn’t even seem like a possibility until the band started […]
On the Bulls and Heat
Flickr/juggernautco Today marks the beginning of the Mayor Rahm Emanuel era. Mayor Daley completed his 22 years in office Friday, leaving City Hall as throngs of onlookers cheered (though, at least one Chicagoan told the former mayor what he really thought). Saturday, Emanuel led a citywide day of service before taking in a soggy concert, […]