Archive for March 2014

Top 50 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: March 17-23

Top 50 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1.      Baby Sideburns 2.      Tween Us 3.      Cubs Den 4.      Portrait of an Adoption 5.      Get Fit Chicago 6.      Moms Who Drink and Swear Chicago Edition 7.      High Gloss and Sauce 8.      Lists That Actually Matter 9.      Chicago Medical Marijuana 10.    A Couple of Critics 11.    Hammervision 12.    Chicago’s... Read more »

First tweets from Chicago's professional sports teams

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bulls 1st pre-season game is less than one month away, full schedule posted: www.nba.com/bulls/schedule/</p>&mdash; Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) <a href="https://twitter.com/chicagobulls/statuses/919325766">September 12, 2008</a></blockquote>
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Twitter unveiled a new site that lets you easily look up the first tweets from any user. So can this tool be a lot of fun? Yes. Are these first tweets from Chicago’s pro sports teams interesting? In a word … no.

Top 50 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: March 10-16

Top 50 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Baby Sideburns 2. Tween Us 3. Cubs Den 4. Get Fit Chicago 5. Show Me Chicago 6. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition 7. Mary Tyler Mom 8. Lists That Actually Matter 9. Cheaper Than Therapy 10. Chicago Medical Marijuana 11. Raining Cats and Dogs 12. Hammervision 13.... Read more »
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ChicagoNow’s best gallery posts: February, 2014

<strong>The New Abides</strong>: <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/new-abides/2014/02/see-the-stunning-orchid-show-at-the-chicago-botanic-garden/#image/1">See the stunning Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden</a></b><br><br><strong>Why:</strong> I'm not a flower lover by any means, but these photos really were stunning and made me at least consider a visit.
Each month, ChicagoNow holds a contest to select the best photo gallery blog posts. Here are the five judged to be the best photo gallery posts of February, 2014. Thanks to everybody who created and submitted their galleries, and congratulations to the winners!

ChicagoNow’s best posts of February, 2014

Thanks to everybody for the amazing submissions to our monthly “Best Post on ChicagoNow” contest. To go back and read the last 2 1/2 years worth of winners go here and here. Here are the rules: - Bloggers may submit up to two posts: One of their own posts / One from any other ChicagoNow... Read more »

Top 50 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: March 3-9

Top 50 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Baby Sideburns 2. Tween Us 3. Hammervisiion 4. In The Loop 5. Cubs Den 6. Cheaper Than Therapy 7. Get Fit Chicago 8. The Quinn·tes·sen·tial 9. Raining Cats and Dogs 10. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition 11. Lists That Actually Matter 12. High Gloss and Sauce 13.... Read more »
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Top 50 most-viewed blogs/posts on ChicagoNow: Feb. 24 - March 2

Top 50 Most-Viewed Blogs Overall 1. Baby Sideburns 2. Tween Us 3. Cubs Den 4. Get Fit Chicago 5. Lists That Actually Matter 6. Hammervision 7. Chicago Medical Marijuana 8. Show Me Chicago 9. Moms Who Drink And Swear: Chicago Edition 10. Raining Cats and Dogs 11. In The Loop 12. Mary Tyler Mom 13.... Read more »

Jimmy Fallon takes the Polar Plunge: 13 awesome photos

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hahahaha <a href="https://twitter.com/jimmyfallon">@jimmyfallon</a> you did it <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PolarPlunge&amp;src=hash">#PolarPlunge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SwimmyFallon&amp;src=hash">#SwimmyFallon</a> <a href="http://t.co/4namCM8pX4">pic.twitter.com/4namCM8pX4</a></p>&mdash; Dana Hajek (@danahajek) <a href="https://twitter.com/danahajek/statuses/440156512644648960">March 2, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon showed up, as promised, and jumped into Lake Michigan with hundreds of others to take the Polar Plunge. When he came out, the photographers were ready.