The Midwest is defined by much more than its economy. Culture, for example--its customs and idiosyncrasie---make the region rich, especially for storytelling. Northern University Illinois Press found a way to celebrate Midwestern culture.
In August the Music Box Theatre will turn 82 years old. The theatre on Chicago’s North Side had many identities over the past couple of decades--its proven to be a haven for fans of independent and foreign film. But in recent years, the Music Box has branched out in other ways.
The alleged phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has received its fair share of media coverage. Except, according to some, from the company’s own media outlets. It’s a sticky situation that may well be familiar to Chicago journalists.
As the song has it, the waiting is the hardest part. And waiting might best sum up politics in Springfield these days: Gov. Quinn is on a trip to Israel, while Senate President John Cullerton is sitting tight – at least when it comes to legislation.
A coalition of union leaders is expected to meet with officials from the City of Chicago on Monday. The meeting comes after last week’s announcement by Mayor Emanuel that some 625 unionized employees may lose their jobs.