Now that Mayor Lightfoot has officially revealed the three finalists for Chicago’s casino, the bamboozling of the city will begin. Oh, Chicago, you know you’re getting bamboozled. I think you sorta like it—a little attention from the boss. It’s like you matter as they try to win you over into supporting something you don’t really […]
The governor signs a revised Chicago casino bill, with cuts to city and state shares of profits.
Mayor Rahm’s hoping that talking tough to teachers will win over Governor Rauner, whose support he needs for a casino.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Seagulls,” a dose of hypnotic ambience off of the new album Casino.
Chicago DJ group bounces back to become the biggest thing in hip-hop-EDM hybrids.
Local trap duo previews their upcoming NYE gig via live stream.
Weekly top five: Martin Scorsese films
Do we really need the Great Chicago Fire Festival?
Real estate company Trulia is rolling out a website so renters and buyers can check out detailed crime statistics in their neighborhoods. (Sun-Times) A city-run casino would undoubtedly bring in tons of money for Chicago. But at what social cost? (Tribune) Meet Barack Obama’s newest geek: Harper Reed, formerly of Threadless. (Tribune)
The state’s gay community is celebrating as Illinois started to issue civil union certificates today. More than 100 people lined up at the Daley Center this morning to have their relationships recognized. (Tribune) Former Mayor Daley is keeping busy, accepting a consulting role with a law firm, Katten Muchin Rosenman. (Tribune) Were gangs to blame […]
Dan Mihalopoulos breaks the news that Richard Mell and George Cardenas want one to take the place of the Olympic Village (I don’t hold out any hope that developers would consider the Gropiusness of the site a draw for gambling architecture buffs). This will of course raise questions of the sort inspired by the video […]
Two trials for the price of one hotel room.