World leaders, captains of industry and innovators of all stripes gathered in Chicago throughout the week for the first-ever Chicago Ideas Week."The talks and tours—or "labs"—were open to the public for $15.
It would be hard to pin the latest Bears loss on quarterback Jay Cutler--he threw for nearly 250 yards with no interceptions. Cutler’s offensive line committed 9 false starts—some attributed it to the crowd, others said it was the rotating line.
Mayor Emanuel was expected to unveil his much-anticipated, much-vetted 2012 budget Wednesday. The new mayor did not tackle his first budget alone as the city faced a projected shortfall of over $635 million dollars next year.
Former WGN anchor Allison Payne was a fixture on Chicago TV sets for more than 20 years. The Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter officially left the station early in the summer. Though, she’d already been absent for awhile--sidelined by health problems.
As Friday's DJ, Chuck Wren dropped danceable tunes all hour long for Eight Forty-Eight. Wren runs the Chicago-based ska and reggae label Jump Up Records and spins around Chicago regularly, including a ska/reggae night on the last Thursday of the month at Delilah's. On Monday, Oct.