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November 14, 2011 | By Chris Sosa, RedEye
For as much as we fans threaten to hold grudges in sports, our capacity for forgiveness is higher than we might realize. The NBA's been boarded up for four months, and we might say we're fed up with the constant bickering and that there's no way we'd embrace the league again. But really, the right conditions are all it takes for many of us to plug back in. Sure, it will take longer if you're, say, a Cleveland Cavaliers fan. MUCH longer. Whereas a team like the Bulls will win back fans more easily because they're a title contender and, well, Derrick Rose's talent is THAT mesmerizing.
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May 19, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The kidnapper demanded $2,000 to release her captive Sunday. But the woman, Monique Fitzgerald, 22, of Evanston, had actually kidnapped herself, county prosecutors said. Fitzgerald was charged with felony disorderly conduct after police discovered that the threatening text messages she had sent a friend demanding money turned out to be a ruse, and that she had never been in danger. When Fitzgerald's friend received text messages from her saying she had been kidnapped and would need $2,000 to be released, the friend called the police, who tracked the woman down to a...
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
OWN has released this image from its upcoming docu-series called "Lindsay," which follows the tabloid-headline machine as she tries to stay sober and resurrect her career. Says OWN of the series, which will bow March 9: "In this honest, no-holds-barred account, viewers will see an intimate, unflinching look into the life of one of the world's most sought-after celebrities. Cameras follow Lindsay as she returns to New York, reunites with friends and family, and attempts to build a new life.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
OWN has released this image from its upcoming docu-series called "Lindsay," which follows the tabloid-headline machine as she tries to stay sober and resurrect her career. Says OWN of the series, which will bow March 9: "In this honest, no-holds-barred account, viewers will see an intimate, unflinching look into the life of one of the world's most sought-after celebrities. Cameras follow Lindsay as she returns to New York, reunites with friends and family, and attempts to build a new life.
SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkinsi and RedEye
If I asked you to name two players on the Chicago Sky, could you do it? Not going to lie, I definitely couldn't. Well, that was before The Showdown. Drunk on a mix of ego and excitement, I openly challenged anyone on the Sky roster to a free-throw contest. Two accepted. Now, despite not having shot a jumper since the Clinton administration, I set out to defeat not one, but two WNBA players. Because pride is a wonderful thing, I spent a week learning how to shoot again. My training goal was simple: Hit two free throws in a row. The first day, I shot for 42 minutes before that happened.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Stephen Markley, @stephenmarkley and For RedEye
When you get a new roommate, you enter an entirely new social compact. You must negotiate new compromises and re-invent living habits. Also, if he happens to be a center-right economist, you'll have to do a lot more reading. My new roommate Pat has a master's in economics, so we spend a lot of time evaluating economic policy decisions. "C'mon, man, targeting nominal GDP is the way to go," I'll say after we've stayed up till 2 in the morning discussing the Fed's recent actions.
SPORTS
May 7, 2012 | By Scott Bolohan, For RedEye
Jason Azul could probably run a Bulls gift shop right out of his apartment. Step inside his "man cave" in the South Loop, and you're greeted with Bulls pictures, jerseys, action figures, bobbleheads and even a doll. "I've been embarrassed to have Derrick Rose sign it," said Azul, 27, of the 18-inch Derrick Rose doll that retails for around $300. "I tried to get my girlfriend to get him to. It's definitely a slippery slope. It might be a little embarrassing but you have to collect something.
NEWS
January 6, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The subzero temperatures might be keeping most of Chicago indoors today, but not the local deliverymen. The extreme weather has forced some local restaurants to close for the day, but others are seeing a surge in delivery orders from cooped up residents and office workers who don't want to venture outside to pick up food. Leona's restaurant on East 53rd Street in Hyde Park saw double the usual lunch orders, according to its manager, Pedro Vazquez. "All our locations are delivering today," he said.
NEWS
May 19, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The kidnapper demanded $2,000 to release her captive Sunday. But the woman, Monique Fitzgerald, 22, of Evanston, had actually kidnapped herself, county prosecutors said. Fitzgerald was charged with felony disorderly conduct after police discovered that the threatening text messages she had sent a friend demanding money turned out to be a ruse, and that she had never been in danger. When Fitzgerald's friend received text messages from her saying she had been kidnapped and would need $2,000 to be released,...
SPORTS
January 20, 2013 | By Matt Lindner and For RedEye
When it comes to Cubs fans, nothing sells quite like nostalgia. There was no better evidence of this at last weekend's Cubs Convention than vendor Dave Noll trying to sell a pair of 20-year-old used shoes for $750. "The coolest thing, I think, are these Ryne Sandberg game-worn baseball spikes," Noll said at the event, which took place at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. "They were in the trenches. They were on Sandberg's feet. They probably helped him steal bases, field ground balls, jack baseballs out of the park.
NEWS
January 6, 2014 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
The subzero temperatures might be keeping most of Chicago indoors today, but not the local deliverymen. The extreme weather has forced some local restaurants to close for the day, but others are seeing a surge in delivery orders from cooped up residents and office workers who don't want to venture outside to pick up food. Leona's restaurant on East 53rd Street in Hyde Park saw double the usual lunch orders, according to its manager, Pedro Vazquez. "All our locations are delivering today," he said.
NEWS
September 26, 2013 | By Courtney Griffin and RedEye
Even over the phone, Jimmy Odom bursts with energy. His tone is enthusiastic, even borderline fanatical, as he tells stories about himself, his work and his family at a decibel level that is somewhere in between "animated speaking" and "spirited yelling. " The guy's got a lot of drive. And as the 31-year-old founder and CEO of one of Chicago's most buzzed-about startups, all of that energy certainly is justified. "I've always been an entrepreneur," said Odom, who spent time working at Apple stores before launching...
SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ernestwilkinsi and RedEye
If I asked you to name two players on the Chicago Sky, could you do it? Not going to lie, I definitely couldn't. Well, that was before The Showdown. Drunk on a mix of ego and excitement, I openly challenged anyone on the Sky roster to a free-throw contest. Two accepted. Now, despite not having shot a jumper since the Clinton administration, I set out to defeat not one, but two WNBA players. Because pride is a wonderful thing, I spent a week learning how to shoot again. My training goal was simple: Hit two free throws in a row. The first day, I shot for 42 minutes before...
SPORTS
January 20, 2013 | By Matt Lindner and For RedEye
When it comes to Cubs fans, nothing sells quite like nostalgia. There was no better evidence of this at last weekend's Cubs Convention than vendor Dave Noll trying to sell a pair of 20-year-old used shoes for $750. "The coolest thing, I think, are these Ryne Sandberg game-worn baseball spikes," Noll said at the event, which took place at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. "They were in the trenches. They were on Sandberg's feet. They probably helped him steal bases, field ground balls, jack baseballs out of the park.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Stephen Markley, @stephenmarkley and For RedEye
When you get a new roommate, you enter an entirely new social compact. You must negotiate new compromises and re-invent living habits. Also, if he happens to be a center-right economist, you'll have to do a lot more reading. My new roommate Pat has a master's in economics, so we spend a lot of time evaluating economic policy decisions. "C'mon, man, targeting nominal GDP is the way to go," I'll say after we've stayed up till 2 in the morning discussing the Fed's recent actions.
SPORTS
May 7, 2012 | By Scott Bolohan, For RedEye
Jason Azul could probably run a Bulls gift shop right out of his apartment. Step inside his "man cave" in the South Loop, and you're greeted with Bulls pictures, jerseys, action figures, bobbleheads and even a doll. "I've been embarrassed to have Derrick Rose sign it," said Azul, 27, of the 18-inch Derrick Rose doll that retails for around $300. "I tried to get my girlfriend to get him to. It's definitely a slippery slope. It might be a little embarrassing but you have to collect something.
NEWS
September 26, 2013 | By Courtney Griffin and RedEye
Even over the phone, Jimmy Odom bursts with energy. His tone is enthusiastic, even borderline fanatical, as he tells stories about himself, his work and his family at a decibel level that is somewhere in between "animated speaking" and "spirited yelling. " The guy's got a lot of drive. And as the 31-year-old founder and CEO of one of Chicago's most buzzed-about startups, all of that energy certainly is justified. "I've always been an entrepreneur," said Odom, who spent time working at Apple stores before launching WeDeliver, a Chicago-based startup that provides on-demand delivery...
NEWS
March 10, 2014 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
A local taxi-industry trade publication has threatened to out five aldermen unless demands to stop the ridesharing industry in Chicago are met. The March issue of Chicago Dispatcher, which is distributed free on newsstands, features a front-page editorial attributed to publisher George Lutfallah that threatens to expose five “secretly” gay aldermen unless a list of 10 demands are met by the end of the month. “While my demands may seem simple and straightforward, I understand the tactic I'm using may seem extreme,”...
SPORTS
November 14, 2011 | By Chris Sosa, RedEye
For as much as we fans threaten to hold grudges in sports, our capacity for forgiveness is higher than we might realize. The NBA's been boarded up for four months, and we might say we're fed up with the constant bickering and that there's no way we'd embrace the league again. But really, the right conditions are all it takes for many of us to plug back in. Sure, it will take longer if you're, say, a Cleveland Cavaliers fan. MUCH longer. Whereas a team like the Bulls will win back fans more easily because they're a title contender and, well, Derrick Rose's talent is THAT mesmerizing.
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