Joe Moreno While a number of aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were discussing the possibility of decriminalizing marijuana Wednesday, First Ward alderman Joe Moreno went a step further, becoming one of the few Chicago city officials to openly argue that the real solution is legalization. “Legalize it, control it, and tax it,” Moreno says. “Regulate […]
A peek into the dream factory at Ark Music
For some reason Mayor Emanuel became a bit testy when Fox Chicago asked him last week about his habit of finding time to meet with big donors and wealthy Wall Street guys, which Ben Joravsky and I detailed in a Reader cover story. First of all, the mayor said (see the two-minute mark of this […]
Cubs manager Mike Quade is out.
Thomas Comerford of Kaspar Hauser chills out on his new solo record Archive + Spiral.
WBEZ says it wants more local programming, not less.
In a key vote today, Charles Evans, the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, was the only man standing up for the jobless.
There’s lots of Studs Terkel on video
Theo Epstein brings his Boston stats heads to Wrigley Field.
Mihai Bojin Comcast Center in Philadelphia At a cocktail party in Lincoln Park tonight, money will roll in for the “New Chicago Committee”—Rahm Emanuel’s political action committee. Contributions will range from a minimum of $2,500 for individuals and a maximum of $20,000 for corporations. The New Chicago Committee incorporated in March, with the stated purpose […]
The current Charles James exhibit at the Chicago History Museum isn’t the first.
Upcoming food and drink events: the X-marx Camp Out dinner at Hot Chocolate, Matt Maroni’s “off-the-cuff” chef’s tasting menu at MorSo
Pre-Umbrella Festival action around town today includes a Peter Brotzmann documentary and a trio gig from Dave Rempis, Mike Reed, and Devin Hoff.
Cosmologist and astrophysicist John C. Mather explains the universe in this year’s Brinson lecture at the School of the Art Institute.
Why William Daley mocked Emanuel in the press.