August 23, 2012 |
Comedians getting into trouble for things they say onstage is nothing new. These comedians have found themselves in hot water for their controversial material. Lenny Bruce With undercover cops in the audience, Bruce was arrested in 1964 in New York City for using obscenities during a show. The trial lasted six months, and Bruce was found guilty and sentenced to four months in a workhouse. George Carlin In 1972, Carlin was arrested for performing his "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" routine at Summerstage in Milwaukee.
December 14, 2011 |
If you saw the teasers, then you knew what was coming for the remaining 12 cheftestants: The dreaded double elimination! And of course, continued conflict between Heather and Beverly, which we knew was coming. Quickfire: Guest chef Tim Love of the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in Forth Worth challenges the chefs to create a dish using a tequila of their choice. Elimination challenge: Cook a six-course game dinner to a panel of game-savvy chef guests -- and each other.
April 15, 2013 |
What do CTA President Forrest Claypool and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber have in common? They're both track stars who are offering prepaid debit cards. Bieber last week began a video campaign for SpendSmart prepaid debit cards marketed to teenagers. Claypool has been promoting the upcoming Ventra fare payment system. One of the options is a prepaid debit card. Both prepaid cards have been criticized for their fees, which include balance refund check for Ventra ($6) and replacement charge for SpendSmart ($7.95)
May 8, 2013 |
Ever since LeBron James chose Miami over the Bulls in summer 2010, he's been known as a crybaby in Chicago. He wants calls from the refs. He doesn't like physical play. He can't stand airline food. All right, guessing about that last one. But we're certain that the Bulls get under his skin, and even when he's celebrating, he's more Lovie Smith-stoic than Carlos Boozer-excitable. Here's how Game 2 unfolded, according to James' mood. FIRST QUARTER Whiny: Dwyane Wade misses a dunk after going around Marco Belinelli.
January 4, 2012 |
The electoral season kicked off Tuesday night with the Iowa caucus, but the primary race is far from over. With all the talk of South Carolina, Iowa and New Hampshire, Chicagoans might be wondering where our presidential primary fits in. "The peak is really about a month before the election [but] it's starting up now," said Cook County Clerk David Orr, who added that his office is gearing up to send out reminders to political groups on regulations and deadlines. "I hope there will be significant enthusiasm.
January 19, 2012 |
Just because there's snow on the ground doesn't mean you can't still find fresh, locally produced food in Chicago. Case in point: the return of Green City Market this Saturday, Jan. 21. “We're back,” said Exectutive Director Dana Benigno, “so everyone can come back and shop from their favorite farmers” From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chicago foodies, chefs and restaurateurs are invited to the second floor of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum...
November 14, 2012 |
Three operators of the Schnitzel King and Cupcakes for Courage food trucks filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court against the city, challenging two food truck ordinance provisions. At issue are requirements that food trucks stay 200 feet away from brick-and-mortar street-level restaurants and install GPS devices. “All of these provisions have one and only one reason: to protect a few politically-connected restaurateurs from competition,” Robert Frommer, staff attorney for the Institute for Justice, a national public interest law firm representing the plaintiffs, said at a downtown news conference Wednesday.
May 16, 2013 |
A total of 16 food trucks submitted applications to be part of this year's Taste of Chicago, the city said Thursday. This year's food fest, scheduled for July 10-14 in Grant Park, will include licensed food trucks for the first time. The trucks will be parked at Butler Field right by the lawn seating for the Petrillo Music Shell where they will be able to set up starting two hours before each night concert and operate for the duration of the concert. Applications to sell food at the Taste were due Wednesday.
December 21, 2011 |
Four years after she appeared on the cover of RedEye with her mom, who doubled as her roommate when she lived at home, Caroline Manley has flown the coop. Manley was featured in a November 2007 RedEye cover story about the boomerang generation - 20-somethings who move back home after graduation. At the time, Manley was a 23-year-old recent University of Illinois grad trying to save money as she worked as a case manager for the elderly. She was living rent-free with Mom in the Gold Coast in the meantime.