March 28, 2012 |
Whether goofy, political or profound, residents have been filling in the blank on the "Before I Die I Want To" murals in Edgewater and Pilsen. Here's what they have written on the boards so far. Read about the "Before I Die" Chicago murals . 18th Street and Carpenter - Marry Lucy
March 8, 2012 |
Set to a heart-wrenching piano score like the one in the "What if the Cubs won it" commercial Playstation released this week, a new spoof from one Chicago network reminds sports fans that the Sox really did get the championship treatment in 2005. In a video posted as a counterpoint to Playstation 3's "MLB 12: The Show" TV spot - which features a hypothetical Cubs World Series victory sweeping Chicago - CSN took its own spin. Instead of trumpeting the video game's tagline "So real, it's unreal," the cable sports network hits back with "So real, it actually...
January 4, 2012 |
A horrific dog attack that left a jogger critically injured this week has brought to light a familiar debate over laws governing animals and their owners. Joseph Finley, 62, was mauled by two pit bulls Monday while he was running on a path in Rainbow Beach Park. A bystander came to beat the dogs off with a bat, and police fatally shot the animals when officers arrived to the scene. Finley remained in critical condition Wednesday night at Stroger Hospital. The incident has reignited conflict between Chicago dog owners who take care of their pets and residents who fear attacks...
December 27, 2012 |
Twenty-one-year-old political science major and Student Government Association Senator Jessica Thiesen said it was "really upsetting" to receive an e-mail from the Roosevelt University on Nov. 30 notifying her that a student had been sexually assaulted in the stairwell of the school's Wabash Building, a residence hall five blocks away from her dorm. "It was weird that it was just this matter-of-fact statement that we got in our inbox like, ‘Hey, by the way, someone was sexually assaulted, stay out of your stairwell!
January 16, 2013 |
With the Season 2 premiere of "Ultimate Spider-Man" coming Monday, Disney XD and Marvel have released a trailer for the animated series. Here's what they have to say about the new season: On his journey to become the Ultimate Hero, Peter Parker has handled tough challenges. From learning to team up with fellow Super Heroes (including The Avengers), to fighting baddies from across the Marvel Universe, to remembering to pick up groceries for Aunt May, Spidey thought he had things all webbed up. In Season 2, his world is...
March 28, 2012 |
Let's have a little talk, Chicago. There was a definable lack of enthusiasm in Chicago voters as the GOP presidential primary came to our state. Went I went to go vote, rushing because I just gotten in from the airport on a trip, there was NO ONE in my polling station in Lakeview. It was completely dead-- you could hear a pin drop. Perhaps it's because in the Illinois primary vote, only 308,063 of 1,288,293 registered voters bothered to...