This week’s Early Warnings include the Ettes, the Fresh & Onlys, Gang Gang Dance, the Horrors, Tim Kasher, Off!, Mayhem, Starfucker, Stone Temple Pilots, Thee Oh Sees, and Yuck.
Social media users are not more antisocial than the norm, a new Pew study reports
There are only a couple days left of Chicago’s Bike to Work Week, but plenty of people commute this way year-round. Here’s how to get started: 1. Get a bike that fits you. Not too nice, not too crappy. If it’s expensive and you can’t keep it inside while you’re at work, it very well […]
The Chicago Tribune gets a cleaning
An interview with the comedian, actor, and filmmaker.
The city’s network of cameras — already the nation’s biggest — is expanding. (Sun-Times) Here’s what happened when a Sun-Times reporter witnessed a shooting at a memorial for a victim. (Sun-Times) Lewis Jordan, head of the Chicago Housing Authority, resigned yesterday after reports that he used his city-issued credit cards on expensive dinners and gifts […]
They’ve got a new EP and a few shows coming up, but Bob Nanna says don’t call it a comeback.
After years of confusing customers, a shoe store officially drops part of its name.
As he returns to give a commencement address, Stephen Colbert’s college classmates remember how he honed his craft at Northwestern. (Sun-Times) Just imagine, signs in bus shelters telling riders when the next bus is coming. That’s part of the latest idea from the city’s new transportation chief, Gabe Klein. (Sun-Times) Wrigley Field is a dump. […]
Windie City Shootout, a forthcoming 72-hour film race, offers a cash prize for best commercial advertising the event.
Snagging an interview with Richard M. Daley, as Chicago News Cooperative columnist James Warren did recently, is like winning a big stuffed bear at a carnival shooting gallery. It’s an exhilarating feat, but soon you realize that winning the bear is more thrilling than having it. Hizformer is clearly a deep thinker, but he’s not […]
David Protess and Medill part company
What does the future of pedestrian traffic in Chicago look like? The city’s new transportation chief has some ideas. (Sun-Times) Oops. A bookkeeping error showed the county had $90 million more in tax revenue in 2010 than it actually did. But President Toni Preckwinkle says the error won’t have an adverse effect on the county’s […]
Lookingglass Theatre wins a regional Tony
A local eco-friendly shoe line grows while sticking to its standards.