WBEZ | billboards http://www.wbez.org/tags/billboards Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Should concealed guns be allowed on the CTA? http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/should-concealed-guns-be-allowed-cta-105622 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/CTA riders.jpg" alt="" /><p><div><strong>&#39;YES, THAT WOULD SOLVE SO MANY PROBLEMS,&#39; SAID <em>NO ONE WHO ACTUALLY RIDES THE CTA.&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18341703-761/nra-let-bus-and-l-riders-pack-heat.html" target="_blank">The&nbsp;National Rifle Association wants public transit riders allowed to carry concealed guns on buses and trains</a>. A lobbyist tells the <em>Sun-Times</em> it&#39;s only fair for those who can&#39;t afford their own cars: &quot;They don&rsquo;t get the right to self-defense? They&rsquo;re supposed to roam around defenseless?&quot;<br />* From WBEZ&#39;s Tony Arnold: NRA lobbyist says &quot;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/wbez/from-springfield-conceal-carry" target="_blank">There will be no ... local rules about where you can or cannot carry</a>.&quot;<br />* And yet,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-gun-control-debate-0220-20130220,0,2603985.story" target="_blank">time&#39;s running out for the state to draft a concealed weapons law</a>.<br /><iframe align="right" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" longdesc="&quot;Buy a shotgun. Buy a shotgun.&quot;" name="Biden's gun advice" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EDU2LWwDNcs?rel=0" width="300"></iframe>* Emanuel&#39;s solution to Chicago&#39;s violence includes&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/18338217-761/emanuel-launches-plan-to-raise-50-million-to-help-at-risk-kids.html" target="_blank">new $50 million fundraising drive for city&#39;s poorest kids</a>.<br />* The <em>Tribune</em>&#39;s John Kass: Why <em>is</em> New York&#39;s pro-gun-control Mayor Bloomberg &quot;<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0220-20130220,0,810480.column" target="_blank">butting his way into Chicago politics</a>&quot;?<br />*&nbsp;<strong>Vice President Biden</strong>: Want to protect yourself? &quot;<a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/283837-biden-buy-a-shotgun-buy-a-shotgun-" target="_blank">Get a double-barrel shotgun</a>.&quot;<br />* <a href="http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/02/10-social-media-moments-that-shaped-the-gun-control-debate051.html" target="_blank">10 social media moments that shaped the gun-control debate</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>DE-SIGNING DAY.</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130219/river-north/racy-billboard-above-river-north-portillos-removed" target="_blank">A billboard a residents group found offensive</a>&nbsp;has been removed from a River North neighborhood whose restaurants are popular as family destinations,&nbsp;<em>DNAinfo.com Chicago</em>&nbsp;reports.</div><div>* <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-taste-of-chicago-0220-20130220,0,419501.story" target="_blank">Taste of Chicago lost $1.3 million</a> last year.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>THE GUY WHO HACKED BURGER KING?</strong> <em>Gizmodo</em> says it&#39;s figured out <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5985353/exclusive-the-burger-king-and-jeep-hacker-is-probably-this-dj-from-new-england" target="_blank">who took over the @BurgerKing account on Twitter</a>.<br />* <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5985385/jeeps-twitter-account-has-been-hacked" target="_blank">@Jeep jacked</a>, too.<br />* MTV and BET <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-jeep-twitter-hack-0221-20130219,0,1949915.story">fake their own twitjackings</a>.<br />* Twitter&#39;s blog:&nbsp;<a href="http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/a-friendly-reminder-about-password.html" target="_blank">&quot;Best practices&quot; for passwords</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>&#39;DO NOT VISIT THIS SITE IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM.&#39;&nbsp;</strong>That&#39;s ZDNet&#39;s advice about the Web address linked to compromise of computers at Facebook and Apple.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/facebook-apple-hacks-could-affect-anyone-heres-what-you-can-do-7000011520/" target="_blank">Here&#39;s what it says you&nbsp;<em>should</em>&nbsp;do</a>.<br />* All Things D: &quot;... And&nbsp;<a href="http://allthingsd.com/20130219/this-is-the-site-likely-responsible-for-the-recent-major-tech-company-hacks/" target="_blank">there&rsquo;s probably more to come</a>.&quot;<br />* Andy Ihnatko: &quot;If any of you is driving a vintage Ford Pinto ...&nbsp;<a href="http://www.suntimes.com/technology/ihnatko/18340857-452/apple-hacked-and-java-is-the-weak-spot.html" target="_blank">get a Java bumper sticker for it</a>.&quot;<br />* What is a &quot;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-day_attack" target="_blank">zero-day attack</a>&quot;?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>SEN. McCONNELL, IS YOUR REFRIGERATOR RUNNING?&nbsp;</strong>The military&#39;s answer to&nbsp;<em>The Onion</em>,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.duffelblog.com/" target="_blank">The Duffel Blog</a></em>, fooled the U.S. Senate Republican leader into taking seriously a report that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/mcconnell-duffel-blog/" target="_blank">Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been getting post-Sept. 11 GI Bill of Rights benefits</a>.<br />* Columbia University prof under review&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57570198/columbia-professor-strips-shows-9-11-tape-during-class/" target="_blank">after stripping, showing 9/11 video</a>&nbsp;during quantum mechanics class, where student <a href="http://bwog.com/2013/02/18/frosci-gone-wil/" target="_blank">catches it on video</a>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>CUBS STRETCH INTO THE 21st CENTURY.&nbsp;</strong>Among the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-stretch-20130219,0,7801200.story" target="_blank">changes coming to Wrigley Field and on-air broadcasts this year</a>, the <em>Tribune</em> reports: During the seventh-inning stretch, more focus on ex-Cubs and Chicago natives; and more songs recorded <em>after</em> the 1980s. And the Cubs want your music suggestions,&nbsp;<a href="http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/help/email.jsp?c_id=chc&amp;prim" target="_blank">emailed to in-game programming director Jim Oboikowitch or&nbsp;senior marketing director Alison Miller</a>.<br />* Website <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-snafu-in-chicago-marathon-registration-20130219,0,6085495.story" target="_blank">glitches suspend Chicago Marathon online registration</a> until at least Thursday.<br />* <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/chi-usoc-sounding-out-25-cities-on-2024-summer-games-bid-20130219,0,2561812.story" target="_blank">Chicago passes on 2024 Olympics</a> candidacy.</div><hr /><p><em><strong>ANNOUNCEMENTS.</strong></em><br /><em>* Suggestions for this blog?&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cmeyerson@wbez.org?subject=Things%20and%20stuff">Email anytime</a>.<br />* Get this blog by email, free. <a href="http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=feedburner/AELk&amp;amp;loc=en_US" target="_blank">Sign up here</a>.</em><br /><em>* Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/wbez" target="_blank">@WBEZ</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/meyerson" target="_blank">@Meyerson</a>.<br />* Looking for the most recent WBEZ Meyerson News Quiz? <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/are-you-news-quiz-whiz-105548" target="_blank">Here you go</a>.</em></p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/charlie-meyerson/2013-02/should-concealed-guns-be-allowed-cta-105622 New state law bars politicians putting their names on signs http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-06-16/new-state-law-bars-politicians-putting-their-names-signs-87958 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-June/2011-06-16/Blago Watch 2008.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-16/Blago sign.jpg" title="(Flickr/Mark Susina)" width="500" height="300"></p><p>You may remember seeing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's name all over open road toll signs. Well as of Thursday, signs like those are illegal.<br> <br> Gov. Pat Quinn signed a new law Thursday afternoon at the Cermak road toll plaza on Interstate 294. The law bans self-promotion on state-funded billboards.&nbsp;</p><p>"We shouldn't spend money on frivolous things like that -- the self-promotion of office holders," said Quinn.&nbsp; "That's a principle that ought to be part of government. And obviously if it costs money that just adds to the woe."<br> <br> According to Quinn, about half a million tax dollars were spent putting the former governor's name on 32 highway signs.</p><p>But this new law doesn't apply to signage funded by municipalities. When asked about public works signs with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's name on them, the governor said he hopes the state is setting a good example for others to follow.</p></p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:55:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/city-room-blog/2011-06-16/new-state-law-bars-politicians-putting-their-names-signs-87958