New statistics from the state's food stamp program show an increase in those receiving assistance in Illinois. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that numbers from the Illinois Department of Human Services show about 857,000 households enrolled in the Supp
Earlier this week, we challenged our sister station KUOW out of Seattle to a friendly wager over the Bears/Seahawks playoff game. Seriously, why should the mayors have all the fun? What are we wagering? Leftover pledge premiums. Here is KUOW's response and wager: So it's on!
January is supposed to be the slowest time of the year in the restaurant business, but from the number of chef moves recently, it's turning out to be a great time to put in your two weeks' notice.As Kevin Pang reported yesterday in The Stew, Rick Bayless' right hand man - Brian Enyart - announced he
Another Chicago mayoral candidate is pulling out of the race. The Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus said Friday he’d throw his weight behind lobbyist Gery Chico. De Jesus leads a mostly Puerto Rican church called New Life Covenant, one of the city’s biggest congregations.
Chicago's reputation for hardball politics and public corruption is legendary. But who knew that reputation was global? We didn't have a clear idea of it ourselves until the BBC World Service called to ask if we'd be willing to collaborate with them on a documentary examining the history