Archive for January, 2013

Lance Armstrong winning for the Tour de France for 7th consecutive time on July 24th, 2005. Peter Dejong/AP

Armstrong the Myth – We Own It

  We love to believe in our sports heroes  We want to raise their flags up our flagpole and wave them into our personal battles.  Our belief in them is such that we deny all challenges to our hardened sense of authenticity.  Threats to our deeply held beliefs are swatted away like flies.  The pursuit of facts be damned.  No matter […]

Read more ›
Both have gotten their teams off to quick starts.

Overseas Players Proving Their NHL Worth

The NHL season is in its early strike-shortened season, and while teams get off to game-packed schedules there is one thing that is absolutely certain early on – players who played competitive foreign hockey during their lockout are at a great advantage.  Locally the Chicago Blackhawks have started great.  Patrick Kane is asserting his will on the rest of the league. Kaner took his talents to Switzerland during […]

Read more ›
Gun Violence in Chicago Continues – Record Pace Already in 2013

Gun Violence in Chicago Continues – Record Pace Already in 2013

Not even a month into 2013 and already more than 570 illegal guns have been removed from Chicago’s streets. The Calumet and Englewood districts are so far tied for the most guns recovered Citywide.  “Gun violence remains one of our toughest problems, with the overwhelming majority of homicides tracing back to these deadly weapons,” said First Deputy Superintendent Alfonza Wysinger at […]

Read more ›
Chicago’s Violence Gets Collaboraction Theater Treatment – A MUST SEE

Chicago’s Violence Gets Collaboraction Theater Treatment – A MUST SEE

Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology is a timely new theatrical reaction to Chicago’s history of violent crime and a call to discover what it might take to create lasting change in our city. The show, a Collaboraction world  premiere conceived and directed by Anthony Moseley, couples nonfiction source material such as interviews, articles, and online comments with three true Chicago crimes to […]

Read more ›
Could he ever line up against the "Monsters of the Midway"?

No Offseason Hibernation for Bears and NFL Central

With the hiring of Marc Trestman from the offense-centric Montreal Allouettes, it’s time for the Bears to focus on the upcoming March 12th free agency period. The Bears have a seemingly solid defense, but with the uncertainty of Brian Urlacher’s return for his 14th season the new regime at Hallas Hall may have to consider turning the defense over.  This would be a daunting task while simultaneously […]

Read more ›

Rahm Emanuel: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

There are no public events scheduled at this time.

Read more ›

Rahm Emanuel: Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

There are no public events scheduled at this time.  

Read more ›
Sweet Science of Boxing to Reduce Street Violence

Sweet Science of Boxing to Reduce Street Violence

  Rasheda Ali, daughter of The Greatest and program media director for the Police Athletic League of Illinois, has announced that the PAL and the Illinois State Crime Commission are joining forces to reduce violent crime in Chicago. Their innovative boxing initiative allows kids from all over the city to apply themselves in the ring at police gyms. Rasheda Ali […]

Read more ›

Rahm Emanuel: Monday, Jan. 21, 2013

Mayor Emanuel will attend the Inauguration Ceremonies for President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.

Read more ›
Will be quite the foe for Chicago this weekend

Hawks open at Champs on National Stage

On Saturday the NHL reopens for business and the Chicago Blackhawks will be highlighted on NBC as they go up against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. This game is loaded with stars, the biggest of whom is Jonathan Quick who was lights out in the playoffs last year as he dispatched the top 3 seeds in the Western Conference before […]

Read more ›