Archive for July 2009

Upgrading ChicagoNow Wednesday

Update as of 11:45 — We’re about 90% done with our site upgrade this morning, so any site weirdness should be calming down by now. We have gotten some reports of users having troubles submitting comments in IE7 and some other, newer browsers. Basically after they post a comment, they get a message telling them... Read more »

Mom, lesbian and feminist bloggers flock to Chicago

It’s the year of the mommies at BlogHer 2009. At least, that’s what one ChicagoNow contributor had to say. The annual convention for women bloggers continues through Saturday at the Sheraton Chicago. Chicago Subtext’s Amy Guth is a BlogHer veteran and wrote in an email about how the event has changed over the years: “There’s... Read more »

ChicagoNow roundup: The Mark Buehrle perfect game

Mark Buehrle celebrates after his perfect game. In the inset, Dewayne Wise makes the ninth-inning catch that saved Buehrle’s gem. Moments after Mark Buehrle completed his perfect game on Thursday, our bloggers went to work. First to chime in was Dennis Byrne, a great conservative pundit and White Sox fan, probably not in that order.... Read more »

ChicagoNow mobile is live is now live In need of a ChicagoNow fix but away from your computer? You no longer have to loiter in the Apple Store or Best Buy. Just direct your web-capable phone to or The new mobile site features the most recent top stories from all of ChicagoNow and special feeds for... Read more »

The numbers--and a new baby--are in

Just dropping a quick note to share our latest success story with you. We crunched the numbers this morning for our site traffic in June. As Bill would say, it was tremendous. ChicagoNow had 702,000 pageviews in June. Of those, 342,000 (49 %) were local pageviews. The site also had 348,000 visitors in June, with... Read more »