Afternoon Shift Afternoon Shift: Fire and Ice WBEZ January 25, 2013 [View the story "'Afternoon Shift' #236: Fire and Ice" on Storify]'Afternoon Shift' #236: Fire and IceElysabeth Alfano and Frank Sennett help us sift through today's top stories. We'll find out what the deal is behind the city's plethora of abandoned buildings. And, we'll speak with some of the people behind The Winter Block Party. Plus, author Dennis Foley.Storified by · Fri, Jan 25 2013 11:14:13 More content below this sponsor message The Huffington Post's Elysabeth Alfano and editor-in-chief of Time Out Chicago Frank Sennett weigh in on today's hot topics, including sentencing for gun crimes, the outlook for Chicago's sports teams and our city's elite status in the world of arts and culture. Most Shooters In Chicago Don't Face Charges - My Chicago - DNAinfo.com ChicagoIt's getting easier to get away with shooting people in Chicago. Last year, gunmen who shot and wounded someone got away without criminal...Hawks-Blues sets Comcast ratings recordComcast SportsNet drew its largest television rating ever for a Chicago Blackhawks' regular-season game during the team's home opener aga...4-0-0, I'd say its a good start to the season!Kalan HutsellBulls' Joakim Noah, Luol Deng make NBA All-Star team - Chicago Sun-TimesBY JOE COWLEY firstname.lastname@example.org Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) high fives team mate Luoi Deng after scoring and receiving his f...Chicago: The City That CreatesThe finalized Chicago Cultural Plan is out and it promises to take Chicago to the international level as a cultural hub and destination. ...Chicago Is Known for Its Fantastic Food. 19 Creatives Name Their Favorite RestaurantsWe are a city with an international reputation for award winning restaurants and chefs, consistently taking culinary creativity to the ne...Industrial Buildings: Many were hypnotized by a battle between fire and ice this week at an abandoned South Side warehouse. The city poured resources and water onto the site, raising concerns about the state of other vacant properties in Chicago. Jacob Kaplan, editor and co-founder of Forgotten Chicago, and WBEZ business reporter Niala Boodhoo provide a primer on the history behind Chicago’s aging industrial buildings.Vacant and Abandoned Building Finder - ChicagoFind vacant and abandoned buildings in Chicago. Data comes from reports made for open and vacant buildings to 311 since January 1, 2010. ...#chicago #bridgeport #fire #instagood #fireandice #southsideBelen AquinoWinter Block Party: This weekend, WBEZ will host the 5th annual Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts. More than 2,000 people came by last year to check out features like the street art and graffiti gallery and breakdancing exhibitions. Vocalo’s Jesse Menendez and hip-hop artist Psalm One provide a preview of the festivities.Check me out in @ChicagoMag talking up @Vocalo & @WBEZ' Winter Block Party. http://www.chicagomag.com/Radar/Chicago-Guide/January-2013/The-Top-5-Things-to-Do-This-Week/Jesse MenendezLooking forward to hosting the Bboy portion of WBEZ x Vocalo present: WINTER BLOCK PARTY w/ BHZ http://www.wbez.org/air-events-5th-annual-winter-block-party-chicagos-hip-hop-arts-102171 http://pic.twitter.com/TqYvboe7Shon RokaAward-winning Chicago author Dennis Foley stops by and shares memories of his friend and mentor John Powers.