Archive for April, 2013

We Like: Chicago’s Farmers Markets – Schedule Announced

We Like: Chicago’s Farmers Markets – Schedule Announced

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the schedule for Chicago’s Farmers Markets,. The City-run markets selling fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers open at Lincoln Park (Armitage & Orchard) and Division Street (Division & Dearborn) on Saturday, May 11 and at Beverly (95th & Longwood) on Sunday, May 12 before the official opening at Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn) on Thursday, […]

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Chicago Parking Meter Deal Redux:  We Will Pay More to Park

Chicago Parking Meter Deal Redux: We Will Pay More to Park

It will be our priviledge to pay more so that the City can save money.  Wait a minute…. The City has a budget issue today, so it proposes to give away parking rights into infinity to patch the here-and-now.  The Mayor sells the proposal as being a $1 Billion gain for Chicago taxpayers.  He gives his City Council 30 days to agree with him. A […]

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Dominating Senior Circuit Offensively

Chicago Baseball: First 48

The Chicago baseball landscape appears dark and stormy for the next five months. The White Sox open a three game series in Arlington that’a going to be an extremely tough stretch of games. The Sox are currently 4 games under the .500% mark through 24 games, which puts them 4 games out of first place in the AL Central. The surprising KC […]

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Overall has been the difference maker for Chicago in this early round series

Bulls Look to Close Series Against Nets

After a thrilling triple-OT that had more drama than anyone could’ve ever expected the Bulls have taken a stranglehold on the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series and will be looking to handle business and get themselves some rest before they attend to their next task which at this point is expected to be the Miami Heat. Now although Chicago is 48minutes […]

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Scoring on Backstrom, which should happen a lot starting tonight

Blackhawks Begin Quest For Cup Against Wild

Please someone wake me when it’s the conference finals. Who’s gonna stop these Blackhawks, and if someone does they are still the best team in the world. I don’t care what anyone says, this schedule was just brutalized by the Blackhawks and it’s not worth parsing the numbers to expain the Blackhawks’ domination this year because the only thing that matters is the […]

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We Like: At This Year’s Taste Food Trucks Allowed Short Term Parking

We Like: At This Year’s Taste Food Trucks Allowed Short Term Parking

The perennial money-losing Taste of Chicago has been shrunk to sample size since Mayor Emanuel has taken office. The days to attend the Taste have been cut in half and will no longer run through the 4th of July weekend. However, while smaller, there is also new. Seven food trucks will be added to the Taste.  The food trucks will […]

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Bears 2013 1st Round pick

Bears Go Long in Draft

Tyler Eifert was there for the taking, but you can’t blame Phil Emery for going for an interior lineman with his 20th overall selection. Kyle Long (University of Oregon) comes with royal NFL bloodlines that could have been a contributing factor behind the pick. While Oregon is an FBS powerhouse, it’s not known for producing OL like a Big 10 […]

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Scored all 4 of BVB's Goals in a romp for the ages.

Bündesliga Flexes Muscles in Champions League

The first leg of the semi-finals between Spain and Germany was as one-sided an affair as you could get. The two German clubs beat their Spanish counterparts by an aggregate score of 8-1.  The games suggested a shift in the balance of European soccer power to Germany. On Tuesday, Bayern München blanked heavy-favorite Barcelona 4-0 (and scoring machine, Lionel Messi).  […]

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On the lookout for a series win

Bulls Even Series at 1-1

The Chicago Bulls managed to do what all road teams want to do in the playoffs – a split. The Bulls played a game that was more their style and grabbe a 90-82 victory in Brooklyn to send the series back to the United Center knotted at 1-1. The 82 points were a testament to the stellar defensive scheme of […]

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NBA Playoffs Underway – Not a Rosy Picture

NBA Playoffs Underway – Not a Rosy Picture

As a dozen or so of my readers have correctly assumed, I hate the NBA.  Okay, hate is a really strong word. I really, really strongly dislike the NBA.  I don’t like the sport of basketball all that much to start with,  but the basketball travesty over the weekend just made it easier to dislike the NBA. If you’re old enough to recall the playoffs of the 80’s, […]

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