February 2, 2012 |
Update: Susan G. Komen for the Cure said on Friday it was retreating from a decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which provides abortion and birth control services, and apologized for a move that thrust the world's largest breast cancer charity into a deeply politicized controversy. (Reuters) The decision of Susan G. Komen for the Cureto cut most of its funding to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America set off a social media storm this week. Some Chicagoans tweeted about anger and disappointment, with past supporters vowing not to...
May 2, 2012 |
Dear Open Letter Writer, I've been seeing a lot of you lately - on Facebook, in newspaper columns and even in spoken conversations. This banal form in which you choose to vent is not becoming - but has become - outdated, tiring and just plain unfunny. I'm also trying to save you time. You write a lot of letters to people who will never read them. There seems to be a lot of angst in our world, and prayers and upset are often, and simply, addressed through this method of expression quite frequently.
February 4, 2013 |
No final designs have been unveiled, but some already are raising concerns about potential options for express bus service along Ashland and Western avenues. The CTA is evaluating four designs that could remove car traveling lanes, parking lanes, center medians and left turns along Ashland and Western avenues to make way for bus-only lanes that could cut travel time between Fullerton Avenue and 79th Street nearly in half. A preferred design is expected to be presented early this year.
July 3, 2013 |
Jay-Z has been on top for so long that sometimes it's hard to remember where he began. The rapper, who grew up in New York's Marcy projects, started from the bottom and now he's chilling with the President. Some people say the Jigga Man has lost touch - it can be hard to see the people when your throne (with Kanye as sidekick) is so tall - but he certainly has built himself up to an impressive degree. Upon the release of his 12th studio album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” we decided to rank his assets of influence.
April 22, 2013 |
In November 2009, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, or CML. Three and a half years later, he is teaching new patients how to live with the disease. Abdul-Jabbar was in Chicago this weekend for “Living Well With CML,” an event for CML patients. RedEye talked with the legend about the disease, along with other topics including Derrick Rose and the Bulls-Nets series. The first person I talked to [about having the disease]