December 18, 2012 |
Their given names are James, Christine, Brian and Todd--but many Chicagoans remember them best for their colorful DJ names--JVO, Electra, Sludge and Fook. They were some of personalities manning the mics of Q101, the rock radio station that ruled the airwaves as "Chicago's Alternative" for almost two decades. In its prime, the station exposed young Chicagoans to new music both through its broadcasts and massive annual festivals and helped launch local bands including Rise Against and Fall Out Boy into the national consciousness.
June 25, 2012 |
The Chicago Transit Board meets once a month to decide various CTA issues relating to the budget and infrastructure - yet some of the board members don't even ride the CTA that often. Longtime board member Alejandro Silva rode the CTA zero times last year while board member Rev. Charles Robinson rode the system once, according to data gathered through a Freedom of Information Act request by Going Public. CTA employees and board members can ride the system for free using their agency-issued pass.
October 9, 2013 |
Sweet home, Chicago. Where the politicians are ethical, taxes make sense and practically all decisions are made for the good of its citizens. Nothing could remind us of this more than the innovative and completely-unique idea to upgrade the CTA's fare system to the much-lauded Ventra , outsourced to a private company that has provided excellent customer service and transparency thus far. But the transition to the CTA's latest great...
October 19, 2011 |
Kelsey Grammer plays the title role in the Chicago-based political drama, "Boss," but admits the city itself is the major character. Grammer, who stars as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane in the new Starz series debuting at 9 p.m. Friday, said he "got a sense of the city all the time" while filming at Cinespace Studios on the Southwest Side and around Chicago this spring and summer. "Certainly we chose Chicago because it is the City of the Big Shoulders," Grammer said. "And that typifies who this guy is. Tom Kane's life energy, if you will, comes from Chicago.