Tag: Chicago

North Coast Music Festival guarantees Labor Day weekend fun

North Coast Music Festival guarantees Labor Day weekend fun
North Coast Music Festival returns for its fifth year, celebrating half a decade of musically jam packed Labor Day weekends.  It feels rewarding to be able to say I was there for the inaugural festival.  North Coast feels like family.  I would feel comfortable going to the festival by myself, knowing I would run into... Read more »

Why North Coast Music Festival Matters

Why North Coast Music Festival Matters
 How can anyone forget the first annual North Coast Music Festival in 2010? The most memorable performance was The Chemical Brothers.  I have heard numerous people say that this performance is listed on their top five favorite shows.  What better way to launch a new music festival, than to bring in artists as big as... Read more »

What was more family-friendly: Chicago Blackhawks parade or the Gay Pride Parade?

What was more family-friendly: Chicago Blackhawks parade or the Gay Pride Parade?
            As I reflect upon the past week in Chicago, I am resolved with this question: What is more family friendly: the Gay Pride Parade & Festival or the Chicago Blackhawks Parade & Rally? The Chicago Gay Pride Parade and the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship celebrations are two of... Read more »
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5 awesome reasons why I'll never forget this year's North Coast Music Festival

Awesome is the guy that lets you take a re-donk-ulous bite of his corn dog while you wait in a line of 35 people to buy beer tickets.
The ‘headiest’ music festival in Chicago has come and gone, showcasing some of today’s top talent and some of tomorrow’s future stars. The North Coast Music Festival kicked off without a hitch, blasting dj sets, spinners, silent stages, plenty-O-Port-O-Potties and ended with bang. Whatever the case, whatever the taste, NCMF satisfied every sense of the... Read more »

Cook County Jail Officer Caught Sucker Punching Inmate (Video)

Cook County Jail Officer Caught Sucker Punching Inmate (Video)
A Cook County Jail Officer may soon face charges after surveillance cameras captured him sucker punching an inmate for what appears to be unprovoked reasoning. Officer Rico Palomino was captured walking up to the inmate and punching him in the face, causing the inmates mouth to bleed profusely. Palomino claimed the inmate “turned around abruptly” and grabbed... Read more »

5 Most Heartbreaking Moments In Chicago Sports History

5 Most Heartbreaking Moments In Chicago Sports History
In the wake of the latest Chicago sports fail, I look back at some of the city’s most harrowing history. The build up to epic letdowns, the surefire wins that become stunning losses, and of course the favorite’s that come up short to expectations. The tragedy’s that rock the entire city. As I See It... Read more »
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White Sox fans, hold the Ventura bashing for Opening Day

White Sox fans, hold the Ventura bashing for Opening Day
          I wouldn’t begin bashing you and your company before starting. Let’s not begin bashing the Sox for hiring Ventura until the Sox take the field in 2012. The White Sox unveiled their new manager, Robin Ventura on Tuesday. Pump the brakes, Sox fans. The 2011 season isn’t in the books and the Sox already made two great moves... Read more »

Chicago Physics Laboratory "Fermilab" Plans To Start Testing On "Faster Than The Speed Of Light" Neutrinos

Chicago Physics Laboratory "Fermilab" Plans To Start Testing On "Faster Than The Speed Of Light" Neutrinos
                    On Thursday, September 22, 2012 Albert Einsteins theory of relativity was disproved. At least according to scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The scientists have claimed that they have clocked a neutrino (which is a subatomic particle with no charge that is able... Read more »

Vote Now! Chicago's Finest Awards (The Windy's): X-Factor Award Preview

Vote Now! Chicago's Finest Awards (The Windy's): X-Factor Award Preview
    When developing the “As I See It” blog, I believed it to be important to recognize those player’s who bring their hard hat and lunch pail as much as those who enjoy the majority of the spotlight. courtesy of Dictionary.com   Main Entry:  X factor Part of Speech:  n Definition:  a hard-to-describe influence or quality; animportant element with unknown consequences So without further adieu, I present to you the... Read more »
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Welcome to Chicago: Chicago, As I See It

     I would like to take this time out and thank Jimmy Greenfield, the ChicagoNow community, and all of the readers around the world. It is your support, and encouragement that makes what I do worthwhile. Welcome to “Chicago, As I See It.” Where Jim Hendry would be better off working for the Mets,... Read more »