News

Sat, 04/02/2011
In his first campaign appearance for a City Council candidate, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel attended a rally for Ald. Latasha Thomas (17th Ward) on Saturday morning. Thomas faces the first runoff fight of her career Tuesday in the South Side ward. Her opponent in the election is David Moore, a former field director for Thomas’ Democratic ward...
Fri, 04/01/2011
It’s never a down year in Wrigleyville, the drink, drink and be merry capital of Chicagoland. Gloom-and-doom forecasts of a rough season for the Cubs did not seem to have made their way to the famously convivial neighborhood for Opening Day on Friday. Most of the watering holes were alive and pouring by 9 a.m., drawing crowds reminiscent of a mid...
Thu, 03/31/2011
When the United States Fish and Wildlife Service decided in March to ban the import and transport of bighead carp — one of the infamous Asian carp — under a century-old law called the Lacey Act, David Lodge had one reaction. “It’s about time,” he said.  It figures that Mr. Lodge, 54, a professor of biological sciences at the University of...
Thu, 03/31/2011
The Cubs’ decision to feature Albert Pujols and Derek Jeter on some of their marketing billboards has provoked disbelieving indignation throughout Cubdom. What were they thinking? Jeter, I get — he is the most recognizable face on baseball’s marquee team. But he comes to Chicago every year to play the White Sox, and a Yankee appearance at Wrigley...
Thu, 03/31/2011
Cook County has more units of government (945) than the state of Illinois has licensed acupuncturists (700), licensed auctioneers (682), collection agencies (935), alarm contractors (708) or detective agencies (582). It has more than the state has licensed geologists (919), landscape architects (91), locksmiths (484), orthotics specialists (199...