December 11, 2013 |
The city is offering a home for the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation for the next few years. Under a proposal introduced by Mayor Emanuel on Wednesday, the foundation would be able to temporarily use office space at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Bronzeville for $1 through 2016. Pendleton, 15, a King College Prep student who performed at inaugural events for President Obama in Washington D.C. in 2012, was fatally shot on Jan. 29 at a park about a mile from the Obamas' Kenwood home.
January 30, 2013 |
Nike Training Club may have had a soft opening for its Lincoln Park location on Monday, but trust us - there's nothing 'soft' about this fitness destination. NTC is a retail space that offers free (yes, free!) classes geared towards women . But unlike local fitness clubs like Flirty Girl Fitness, you won't find traditionally feminine workouts here. The classes are geared towards female athletes, and they aren't easy. According to media rep Cindy Hamilton, the main class offered will be the “Nike Training Club” class, an intense full-body workout.
March 11, 2013 |
Want to get a head start in slimming down for bikini season? The Chicago Park District is offering two weeks of free fitness classes from March 18 through March 30. Sign up for a bootcamp. Stretch out with a yoga class. Or work up a sweat in a cardio kickboxing session. For times and classes, click here . The classes, which are part of the Park Families Wellness Initiative supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, are offered at 28 locations: - Archer Park, 4901 S. Kilbourn Ave. - Calumet Park, 9801 S. Avenue M - Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave. - Foster Park, 1440 W. 84th St. - Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St. - Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan Rd. - Haas Park, 2402 N. Washtenaw Ave. - Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave. - Harris Recreational Center, 6200 S. Drexel Blvd.
March 26, 2013 |
Mine eyes have seen the glory. On July 21, the Pitchfork Music Festival will host its third and final day with a lineup that some are (OK, I am) calling the best day of live music Chicago has ever seen. Now, I'm sure there have been days where three or more awesome acts have played in succession in Chicago, but they probably happened before I was born and therefore don't matter. Let's break down the lineup and what you can expect from them. One-day ($50) and three-day passes ($120)
April 24, 2013 |
A business model led to the arrest of a West Side man Tuesday, state prosecutors said. Adam Watson, 27, was allegedly offering "samples," of a controlled substance thought to be heroin to a group of men and women around the 1400 block of South Kildare Avenue in North Lawndale on Tuesday afternoon. Police officers responded to a call about the event, called a "pass out," according to the police report. The report said Watson had offered a small ziplock bag with a picture of Spider-Man's face on it to at least one man, who was also arrested.
July 24, 2013 |
For the first time, concertgoers will be able to indulge in vegetarian food options at Northerly Island. Live Nation Entertainment on Wednesday announced the addition to the 38 amphitheaters it owns or operates in North America, including the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. Veggie burgers will be served for the first time and a signature vegetarian meal item is being developed by Bravo's "Top Chef" judge Hugh Acheson, who will help guide the company's food policies, according to the news release issued by Live Nation.
July 31, 2013 |
Starz will present an advance screening of its new period drama "The White Queen” at 9 p.m. Aug. 9, just after the Season 2 finale of its mob drama "Magic City.” "The White Queen," adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling "The Cousins' War" novels based on England's War of the Roses, tells the story of the fight for the English throne from the perspectives of three women who laid claim to that throne: Elizabeth Woodville (Gregory's "The...
August 23, 2013 |
Could some well executed karate moves stop a mugger? Amid growing concerns that crime in Lakeview is on the rise Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) is hosting two free self-defense classes for community members. The free classes, which will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, are being led by Thousand Waves, a martial arts center at 1220 W. Belmont Ave. Adults and teenagers can enroll. The first class has already filled, according to a Erin Duffy, a Tunney spokeswoman.
October 10, 2013 |
A South Roseland teen was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with stealing a backpack from Soldier Field after he presented police officers with a stolen ID. Khaleeq Muse, 19, of the 1100 block of South Emerald Avenue, was charged with identity theft and unlawful possession of a credit card after police stopped him for a field interview near 103rd Street and South Morgan Avenue. When officers, who thought Muse matched the identity of a man wanted for an unrelated offense, asked Muse to show them an ID, he first reached for the backpack owner's ID card, which he had apparently stuffed in his pocket alongside his own ID, according to the police report.
January 21, 2013 |
HBO is finally giving fans a good look at the upcoming third season of "Game of Thrones" in a new behind-the-scenes video. Showrunner D.B. Weiss promises "tremendous reversals of fortune" in the season, while showrunner David Benioff calls it the "the rise and fall season. " "There's so many characters who come into the season with power of some kind who lose everything, and other characters who enter with almost nothing and achieve great power," he says. Several of the show's stars, from vets like Richard Madden to newcomers like Dame Diana Rigg, also comment on how big and expansive the season is with many new characters coming into play.