Posts in category "Breaking"

Nik Wallenda and the daredevil in all of us

In a few hours, “daredevil” Nik Wallenda performs his high wire Discovery television act over the Chicago River. He has said the tall buildings do not “freak” or “stress” him. He is instead “excited” to fulfill a dream. Crowds will look up and on TV – attracted by the danger. Discovery, we are told, will... Read more »

Chicago's great airports and a snow storm

O’Hare and Midway typically offer air travelers exceptional service — except when snow piles up over many hours. O’Hare was forced to cancel hundreds of flights on New Year’s Day, and Midway struggled to keep planes coming and going. By the second day of the worst storm since last year, holiday travelers faced delays of... Read more »

Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball fans wait until next year

Chicago Cubs and White Sox baseball fans wait until next year
Chicago White Sox fans suffered through the 99th loss of the baseball season Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field, as a rally fell short. Sure the Sox dodged the 2012 Cubs 100-loss fate, but many questions remain. As I sat in the stands watching the Sox struggle on offense and on the mound, I thought back... Read more »

Wrigley Field will be fine, thank you

One of my earliest memories was the summer I spent watching black and white TV from my parents bedroom in Deerfield. While riding on the back of my sister’s bike to swimming lessons, my foot became lodged in the wheel spokes. I had to stay off my foot for weeks, and WGN-TV was my entertainment.... Read more »

Vote Early ... Really, Really Early

Vote Early ... Really, Really Early
This 2012 Presidential Election is the first time I participated in Illinois’ early voting. I have to say it was one of the most pleasant in-person voting experiences I ever had, since moving from my Southwest Side of Chicago childhood home to where I live now in the Southwest Suburbs. I say ‘in-person’ because I... Read more »

Man on the Moon

“If you believed they put a man on the moon, man on the moon.” –”Man on the Moon” — REM On July 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first person, first man, first American to walk on the moon. As I sat on the floor in front of my grandparents’ television, along with my... Read more »

Ten Years After: 09 11 01

I left my almost six-month old 2001 Toyota Corolla at the dealer for routine maintenance that Tuesday morning of September 11. It was approximately 7:15 AM as I walked from the dealer East on 95th Street to catch the CTA 93A South Pulaski bus to the Midway Orange Line towards downtown. It was a walk... Read more »

Lohan to Serve Time (from TheLayneBrain)

During her plea hearing over a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing a necklace from a Venice jewelry store, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz said he will personally see to it that scofflaw Lindsay Lohan serves time – as a US Congresswoman. “Miss Lohan’s utter disregard for the law, coupled with her antisocial,... Read more »

Medill Innocence Project Targeted By Cook County Prosecutors

Cook County prosecutors are demanding personal documents such as e-mails and grades from Northwestern University students who work on the Medill Innocence Project. The group is trying to prove the innocence of convicted murderer Anthony McKinney, and they’ve filed a petition for a hearing.  Since then, according to the Chicago Tribune: The Cook County state’s... Read more »

Balloon boy is alive

Balloon boy was hiding in the garage. It’s going to be ok, little guy. Thank god he was at home and not in that mylar weather balloon that captivated the country as it sailed across Colorado. People are still raging on Garrard McClendon live where he wonders what’s at play: There was no boy found... Read more »