Category: General Interest

We Like: Von Strantz

We Like: Von Strantz

Chicago-area band, Von Strantz.   Check them out at reverberation.com/vonstrantz        

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Mark Ferina and Derrik Carter

Wavefront Music Festival. Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.

The second annual Wavefront music festival exploded on Montrose beach over the 4th of July weekend.  Over 72,500 electronic dance music fans gathered to enjoy the sun, beach and top name djs from all over the world. This second annual version of the event offers a lot of improvements.  One of the biggest crowd pleasers during hot and humid conditions is the […]

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Mayor Emanuel Announces City Aggregation Doubles The Amount Of Wind Energy To Customers, Removing The Equivalent Of 100,000 Cars From Streets

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that his administration negotiated a deal with energy suppliers to secure 5% of the electricity provided through its municipal aggregation program from Illinois wind farms. This deal doubles the amount of wind energy Chicago consumers received through ComEd. According to a study released by the Perfect Power Institute at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the […]

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Mayor Emanuel and Superintendent McCarthy Announce New Ways Residents Can Communicate with Police

Mayor Emanuel and Superintendent McCarthy Announce New Ways Residents Can Communicate with Police

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy today announced a series of features through which residents can interact with police, access information about police and share information with police. The moves will improve communication with residents and increase access to information about their communities. “Online or on the block, CAPS need to be where the community is,” […]

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Mayor Emanuel hosts naturalization ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center

Mayor Emanuel hosts naturalization ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center

As part of Chicago’s New Americans Initiative, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today hosted the fifth naturalization ceremony to administer the Oath of Allegiance and distribute citizenship certificates to 71 individuals representing 32 countries. “We are a nation of immigrants and it is fitting that we hold this ceremony to welcome all of our […]

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Calvin Harris

Awoken by Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening has electrified the Electronic Dance Music scene in Chicago.  This annual, multi-stage event brought thousands of EDM enthusiasts to Soldier Field.  Starting out as a one night affair in a night club, Spring Awakening has become the kick start to summer electronic music fests in Chicago.  If there has been a consistent core to React Presents’ Spring Awakening, […]

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WE LIKE:  A Well-Crafted Slice of Piece

WE LIKE: A Well-Crafted Slice of Piece

  Piece Brewery does two things really, really well – pizza and craft beer.  That’s all that really need be said about Piece Brewery, but this North Avenue standout gets a bit more of our attention.   We particularly like the sense of place created by high ceilings and skylights.  This is a particularly inviting space. Piece hand tosses their New Haven, Connecticut-styled […]

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Hair Raising Point of View

Hair Raising Point of View

Good afternoon, Chicago! Kaner’s hair here. Just wanted to let everyone I’m doing fine and that I am totally gonna flow tonight. Now while the guy I’m attached to has yet to check in to these finals, I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m focused and doing my best. I’m totally feeling your love. Who wouldnt’t love me? […]

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Marriage Equality in Illinois: Hurry Up and Wait

Marriage Equality in Illinois: Hurry Up and Wait

In light of the passing of marriage equality laws in 12 states plus the District of Columbia, a microscope seems to be on Illinois to see if legislators and Governor Quinn will support their fellow Illinoisan, President Obama.  On May 29th, Obama raised the issue at a fundraising dinner in Chicago when he said of the pending marriage equality bill […]

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Mayor Emanuel Perfumes Turd – Free Sunday Parking to Start Early!

Mayor Emanuel Perfumes Turd – Free Sunday Parking to Start Early!

Mayor Emanuel announced that his Free Sunday Parking program will start this Sunday, June 16th, in many parts of the City.  Free Sunday Parking was the much-publicized hard-fought win used to justified longer parking meter hours the other six days of the week.  According to the Mayor’s press release, “Prior to the parking meter deal, the majority of the city enjoyed free parking on Sundays.  Now, […]

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