THE STORY BEHIND THIS 20-YEAR-OLD PICTURE, NOW VIRAL ON THE INTERNET. At Poynter.com, David Griner explains how a photo of a little kid and a cop at a Ku Klux Klan rally -- almost rejected for publication in 1992 -- gained a second life through social media.
CHICAGO GAMBLE: CASINO AT THOMPSON CENTER? Two key leaders of the city's labor and business organizations are proposing turning the James R. Thompson Center into a casino and hotel complex. The mayor's communications director tells the Sun-Times it's too early to talk about location for a casino, but she says the city and the state are losing money by delaying a decision to bring casino gambling to Chicago.
- Crain's Chicago Business: RTA threatens to cut off CTA, Metra funding.
WHEN YOU WANT TO SHOW YOUR GUN YOU REALLY CARE. Gun-rights activists inspired by last year's Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day have declared Jan.
NOT LONG AGO, THE PHRASE 'CHICAGO DIGIT' CARRIED AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CONNOTATION. Mayor Emanuel's bragging about a new Web site lumping together the city's data, tech and social media innovations in one place: Digital.CityofChicago.org. So far, it's organizationally challenged – too little structure, too much fluff. Really, how valuable is a Google map of the mayor's news conferences over the last few months, or a collection of photos of his PR events?