Archive for September, 2012

Emmanuel promises $65 million to the Near South Side

Emmanuel promises $65 million to the Near South Side

  Mayor Rahm Emmanuel promised over $65 million to redevelopment and jump start projects throughout the Near South Side communities, including Chinatown, South Loop and Bronzeville.

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Triple Crown Contender (Hasn't been done since 1967)

Sox Lose Divisional Lead But All Not Lost

The South Siders now trail Detroit by a game in the AL Central. With a week left in regular season, time is of the essence if this overachieving team hopes to land a spot in the playoffs. The team has a very good top-to-bottom lineup and a solid pitching staff. The way Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko have been playing […]

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High School Refs blow game, percentages for playoff chances dramatically changed on botched call

Refs Nail Coffin Shut in Seattle

The NFL didn’t go to bed last night until well into the wee hours. It arose early, red-eyed and spent, to a universal cacophany of hoots, cackles, wails, outrage and threats. No media channel spared the NFL from condemnation – cable, dish, radio, bar, breakfast table, school grounds gatherings, string-connected paper cups…all channeled a collective public outrage and disdain. The […]

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$10 Million dollar in a day, not too shabby

Golf Invisibly Crowns $10m Champ While NFL Mayhem Dominates

Hidden by the hullabaloo that was week 3 of the NFL was the fact that golf crowned a champion.  Brandt Snedeker’s name might not be as familiar as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Luke Donald but his $10 million payday deserves a lot more attention than it got.  While most of the planet was glued to the debacle that was poorly-reffed, too-long, mayhem football games, […]

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Bears v. Rams Week 2 Preview

Two 1-1 teams will battle it out on Sunday in expected cool weather, which usually doesn’t bode well for dome teams traveling to cool weather climates. Additional considerations are that this is St. Louis’ first outdoor game, and they don’t have Steven Jackson at 100%. Bears currently are favored by 7 heading into the 12pm showdown.

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Defensive Captain Stood out Saturday Night

Reversing Recent History, God Again Favors Irish

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now the 11th ranked team in America after a 20-3 victory over the Spartans in East Lansing on Saturday night in front of a national audience. Manti Te’O had twelve tackles, and because of his defensive effort he was awarded the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week. This was the same guy […]

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ZOIKS! Drug Bust Markets Sophisticated Paraphernalia and Culture Icon Brands

ZOIKS! Drug Bust Markets Sophisticated Paraphernalia and Culture Icon Brands

Yesterday the Chicago Police Superintendent held a press conference to showcase new trends popping up in the world of drugs and drug paraphernalia. From highlighters that double as one hitters to soda cans with false bottoms, the new age of facilitating and concealing drugs is getting trickier and trickier for police and school officials to uncover. What looks like a […]

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Taking their time, and still messing up

NFL Replacement Refs a Bad Bet

Poor refereeing during Week 2 undermined the quality of a few of the NFL games.  Spectators of both the live and televised games are starting to sour on the replacement refs who too often stop games for several minutes to huddle and make concensus calls.  In addition to altering the natural tempo of the game, these refs miss and misjudge calls with the potential effect of […]

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NHL Lockout Seems Imminent

If the players and owners can’t come to some sort of agreement within the next couple of days, Gary Bettman will see his second work stoppage in about 8 years. The 2004-2005 season was lost after an agreement couldn’t be reached, and although the sides seem to be a little closer than they did back then, the threat of no […]

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Sox in Hunt For October

The Chicago White Sox know what is at stake over the next couple of games, and they’re playing like it.

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