September 13, 2013 |
Grilled cheese or Italian beef? That's the choice that RedEye asked Chicago's sandwich fans to make in the championship round of our Best Sandwich Tournament. With nearly 1,000 votes cast, Italian beef was victorious over grilled cheese with 74 percent of the vote when the poll closed at noon on Friday, Sept. 18. A Chicago favorite, Italian beef was a frontrunner from the start, swiftly taking down its first opponent, the French Dip, and moving on to defeat the fried chicken sandwich and the torta.
November 28, 2011
Chicago's own Kanye West took the title last year--but who should RedEye name 2011's Pop Person of the Year? We'll be unveiling the winner in RedEye in December, but until then, we're looking for readers to weigh in on who they would pick from these top five contenders. Cast your vote in our online poll, and stay tuned for some fun sneak peeks, trivia and more on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram (search: redeyechicago) and Tumblr . Or maybe you're the best choice for Pop Person of the Year?
April 11, 2012 |
RedEye joined Facebook in 2007 and has steadily grown its following since then--thanks to you! Last week, we hit the 15,000 "likes" mark, and we'd like to say thank you for following us throughout the years. Meet us at the newly relaunched Rockit Burger Bar in Wrigleyville Thursday night (April 12) for a quickie, after-work get-together to celebrate our Facebook milestone. Here's the kicker: Show up, tell them RedEye sent you and get a special treat, courtesy the Rockit and RedEye crews. Here the details--pass it on!
September 26, 2012 |
*The submission period has ended. Thanks for entering! Ever wanted to spruce up those red newsstands of ours that you've seen peppered throughout the city for the past 10 years? To celebrate our 10th birthday, we're giving 10 artists and groups 30 days and their very own RedEye newsstand to decorate, design and display, not to mention a cash prize for the winners. (Editor's note: Don't worry, we are not getting rid of the original RedEye newsstands. These are the only 10 boxes that will feature new designs.)
December 21, 2011 |
On the ice, Dave Bolland uses words to knock opponents off balance. RedEye threw a few words at the Blackhawks center and asked him to fire back. Red Wings … "suck. " Sedin brothers … [Scoffs.] "Sisters. " Chelsea Dagger … "Scottish. " Luongo … "Nose. He has a big nose. " Lockout … "Not good. " Toronto … "Home. " "Happy Gilmore" … "Funny. " Shootout … "Fun. " "Star Spangled Banner" … "Jim Cornelison. " "Oh Canada" … "Great song.
December 27, 2011 |
From Charlie Sheen's antics to Snooki's weight loss to Gwyneth Paltrow's death in "Contagion," it's been a ridiculous year in Whoville. What more can 2012 bring? Miss Cleo we're not, but RedEye took a look into our office Magic 8 Ball - yes, we have an office Magic 8 Ball - to forecast the future for some of our favorite famous faces. (Speaking of which, whatever happened to Miss Cleo?) Here are the real answers from the ball of wisdom. Will Jennifer Aniston get a marriage proposal?
January 9, 2012 |
Twenty-nine of Chicago's 50 aldermen have Twitter accounts. RedEye got the skinny from four of the more prolific tweeters in our fair city's legislative body. Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) Handle: @Alderman_Moreno Tweets: More than 2,900 Followers: More than 2,000 Joined: April 9, 2010 Tweets on average: 4.6 times per day Weapon of choice: iPhone Quotable: "It's not a toy, it's a tool. But you need to use it effectively.
June 12, 2013 |
In light of the Bears trading former first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi to Tampa Bay for a sixth-round pick in 2014, RedEye compiled a list of the biggest Bears busts in recent memory. Stats were researched. Fifteen players were selected. Blurbs were written. The story was posted on Monday. You can debate the list all you want. It's just opinion. You're entitled to yours, ours to ours. But the “ping” of a new email at 5:30 on Tuesday night added an unexpected opinion. Why did this emailer's opinion matter?
May 16, 2013 |
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