Beer

Mon, 02/13/2012
For years, environmental and health organizations have called for the closing of the 83-year-old coal-fired State Line Power Station, one of the Chicago area’s top polluters. Now the plant, which is in Hammond, just across the Indiana border on Lake Michigan and adjacent to Calumet Park, is burning through its last stores of coal. It will stop...
Fri, 10/21/2011
Tom Ricketts has often walked a fine line between clueless and indecisive during his two years in charge of the Cubs, but the Theo Epstein hire is being hailed as a bold and imaginative move, a case of the chairman identifying the best man for a big job and doing whatever it took to land him. Start with the salary — $4 million a year for a general...
Wed, 09/28/2011
Hell had already broken loose by the time I reached the tunnel through which Steve Bartman was being led out of Wrigley Field late in the evening of Oct. 14, 2003. Security guards surrounded the 26-year-old software specialist, but they couldn’t prevent enraged Cub fans from screaming vile insults at him as they pelted him with beer cups, peanuts...
Thu, 07/14/2011
About 40 businesses in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood are participating this week in the North Side neighborhood’s Green Week festivities. Local retailers, restaurants, and other businesses in the area are organizing, sponsoring and running many of the 50-plus events and activities taking place July 12-18. Events include local chefs...
Mon, 04/04/2011
Loyalty programs are nothing new. From hoarding greasy pizza box tops to toting around (insert favorite coffee shop’s name here) punch card, many customers will go the distance to rack up the coveted free 11th pizza or cup of coffee, respectively. A new Chicago tech startup called Pegmo is leveraging that fact, and helping small businesses get...
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...