Archive for August 2009

Join Oprah for free public taping in downtown Chicago Sept. 8

Oprah is starting her 24th season with a FREE PUBLIC TAPING Sept. 8 at Michigan and Ohio that will feature “an appearance” by the Black Eyed peas, according to a press release. No official word on whether “Boom Boom Pow” will echo down the Magnificent Mile. Admission is free but count on standing for the... Read more »

Congratulations to Everyblock! has dipped into Chicago’s deep on-line talent pool to bolster their local news and information offerings by purchasing Everyblock, an aggregation site founded by Naperville-native Adrian Holovaty. We’re thrilled to see what Adrian and his team come up with as they continue to develop the project, which includes Daniel X. O’Neil, brother of CTA... Read more »

Now open for discussion--on Pioneer Court

It’s been an incredible week for ChicagoNow as our marketing campaign kicked off this week. Hopefully you’ve seen some of our ads that have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and RedEye, as well as on WGN. If not, I’ll post those ads on our staff blog very soon. For now, here are some images of... Read more »

ChicagoNow status - Wednesday Evening

We’re getting some scattered reports of users receiving error pages when they comment or try to sign up for user accounts. We’re looking into what’s causing the problem, but it seems to be intermittent and your comments and registrations are going through. Reloading the page usually works and will show your comment on the page.... Read more »

We're on the Wrigley Field marqee!

Photo courtesy of Clark Bender. Hey folks, thank you for joining ChicagoNow at the Cubs game today! And, seeing our humble URL on the marquee is pretty freaking awesome. You have no idea how excited we are to share our community with you. ChicagoNow — is open for discussion. So sign up, and join in!

First time here?

ChicagoNow is a new Web site. We think of it as an online town square where we talk about the real Chicago with each other. There is more to Chicago than deep-dish pizza, long winters and corrupt politics. We know that Chicago is the city that gave the world a president and may host the... Read more »

John Hughes remembered by ChicagoNow bloggers (updated)

This afternoon we learned that filmmaker John Hughes died at the age of 59. Responsible for quintessential teen films of the 80s such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club and Pretty In Pink (not to mention other fine comedic contributions like Uncle Buck and Home Alone), Hughes graduated from Glenbrook North... Read more »

ChicagoNow update: Sights seen and site scene

Watching the site come together so quickly is a pretty wild experience for all of us working on ChicagoNow. But it is an even bigger kick to watch ChicagoNow come to life in person. That’s what happens when our bloggers get together. And that’s what happened Thursday night as we marked our second full month... Read more »