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February 19, 2014
The purpose of this request is so that my son will be exposed to the culture, arts and architecture that such cities offer.
A statement from Philip Seymour Hoffman’s will • Strongly requesting that his longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell, raise their 11-year-old son near either New York City, Chicago, or San Francisco. (Barring that, he’s OK with his son visiting the cities at least twice a year.) Hoffman left much of his estate to O’Donnell, with a trust fund for his son.
20:54 // 5 months ago
January 7, 2014
newyorker:

Take a look at photos of the polar vortex’s impact across the country: http://nyr.kr/1lNzjqe
Above: Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach, as temperatures fall below zero. Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty.

It’s so cold.

newyorker:

Take a look at photos of the polar vortex’s impact across the country: http://nyr.kr/1lNzjqe

Above: Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach, as temperatures fall below zero. Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty.

It’s so cold.

19:52 // 6 months ago
January 2, 2014
14:12 // 6 months ago
December 29, 2013

On Sunday, Chicagoland grocery chain Dominick’s will close its doors for the last time. One employee with some budding Final Cut Pro skills took the opportunity to shoot a parody video thanking the grocery store’s parent, Safeway, for the closure, which affects 6,000 employees. Because corporate America has no sense of humor, they suspended the guy who created the video on his last day.

18:59 // 6 months ago
October 13, 2013
craignewman:

And here comes the second wave. #chicagomarathon

NBC Chicago reported earlier that before runners set off for the marathon, they held a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston marathon bombing. And there’s also this: Boston bomb survivor among those running in Chicago marathon 

craignewman:

And here comes the second wave. #chicagomarathon

NBC Chicago reported earlier that before runners set off for the marathon, they held a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston marathon bombing. And there’s also this: Boston bomb survivor among those running in Chicago marathon 

10:38 // 9 months ago
September 20, 2013
17:23 // 10 months ago
June 8, 2013
thisbigcity:

thegreenurbanist:

Chicago opens up for diagonal pedestrian crossings

These are great. Giving pedestrians the opportunity to cross in all directions and getting automobiles from every direction to stop at the same time is a great reminder that cities are a collaboration.

Speaking from limited international travel experience, there’s tons of these diagonal crosswalks in Japan, and everyone seems to manage the extra attention just fine.

thisbigcity:

thegreenurbanist:

Chicago opens up for diagonal pedestrian crossings

These are great. Giving pedestrians the opportunity to cross in all directions and getting automobiles from every direction to stop at the same time is a great reminder that cities are a collaboration.

Speaking from limited international travel experience, there’s tons of these diagonal crosswalks in Japan, and everyone seems to manage the extra attention just fine.

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14:43 // 1 year ago
May 30, 2013
bobbycaputo:

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photography staff, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Twenty full-time staffers received the grave news at a meeting on Thursday morning, leaving them jobless.
Moving forward, the newspaper will be strictly working with freelance photographers, a move that is expected to further cut down on costs in this already financially troubled industry.
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Can we talk about how terrible this is?

bobbycaputo:

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

The Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photography staff, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Twenty full-time staffers received the grave news at a meeting on Thursday morning, leaving them jobless.

Moving forward, the newspaper will be strictly working with freelance photographers, a move that is expected to further cut down on costs in this already financially troubled industry.

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Can we talk about how terrible this is?

15:25 // 1 year ago
March 23, 2013

And the award for lamest celebrity appearance ever goes to …

  • 16 the number of minutes pop star Rihanna stayed at a Chicagoland high school today after claiming traffic issues forced her to be more than four hours late to a scheduled appearance. (She ran out of time before her show at the United Center, offering free tickets to some of her patient fans.) “It’s one thing to be fashionably late. This is just rude. Our lives don’t revolve around a pop star,” one student claimed. Barrington High School won a contest sponsored by the singer, which led to the appearance. source
22:49 // 1 year ago
February 16, 2013
Don’t get me wrong. As the son of a single mom, who gave everything she had to raise me with the help of my grandparents, I turned out okay. But at the same time, I wish I’d have had a father who was around and involved.
President Obama • Speaking to a predominantly black high school audience at Hyde Park Academy in the South Side of Chicago today, with a slightly different angle on the pro-gun control rhetoric he’s been voicing of late — urging that positive examples in poverty-stricken communities, in family life as well as community life, are also necessary to reduce violence: “…it can feel like the future only extends to the next street corner or the outskirts of town… There are entire neighborhoods where they don’t see an example of somebody succeeding.” source
16:50 // 1 year ago