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Chicago Real Estate Local Market Update

Chicago Real Estate Local Market Update
How is the current Chicago real estate market? The Chicago Association of REALTORS just released its latest local market update. Below are the current stats and figures for nine of the hottest real estate markets in Chicago and city-wide figures. The most current figures are from August 2014. The figures cover the 6-month average change... Read more »

Bird's Eye View of Chiberia: Instagram Pictures of Frozen Chicago Skyline from the Air

Bird's Eye View of Chiberia: Instagram Pictures of Frozen Chicago Skyline from the Air
Yesterday afternoon I was able to capture some cool shots on my iPhone of frozen Lake Michigan and the urban tundra of Chiberia from a Lufthansa Airlines Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet flying from Frankfurt, Germany to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Using various filters from the popular photosharing app, Instagram, I was about to construct a... Read more »

Le Canard Meets Mr. Baguette

Le Canard Meets Mr. Baguette
This is part one of an endless part series covering all that is delicious in the French Market. It is potentially an endless series, because the turnover in the French Market can be pretty substantial. The problem is when one delicious food adventure disappears another replaces it. This is great in the sense that it... Read more »
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Instagram Adds Video: 15 Second Clips Seek to Fend Off Growing Threat From Vine

Instagram Adds Video: 15 Second Clips Seek to Fend Off Growing Threat From Vine
Instagram Adds Video Instagram sent shock waves through the internet today when it announced on its blog that it was giving users the ability to post videos to the popular photo-sharing service for the first time today. Here is the blog post introducing Instagram video to the world. Videos can be captured by using the... Read more »

Off Da Bone at Indy 500: The Mayor's Guide to the Best Food of Indianapolis

In the early 1900s the city of Indianapolis got its unoffical nickname, Naptown, due to its sleepy, ghost town-esque nature. Nestled deep in the midst of the crossroads of America, the capital of the Hoosier State has more recently gained national acclaim for its world class ability to host mega-events. In just the last 10... Read more »

Heat Fan Who Flicked Off Joakim Noah was Accused of Murdering Her Fourth Husband

Heat Fan Who Flicked Off Joakim Noah was Accused of Murdering Her Fourth Husband
Big shout out to Steve-o and Stallion for getting me this story. I’m working nights this week so sorry I couldn’t get it to you sooner. The story of the crazy Miami Heat fan just keeps getting better. As many of you know by now there is an infamous picture out there of “The Most... Read more »
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Susannah Collins and the Best of Sports Nutz

Susannah Collins and the Best of Sports Nutz
Comcast Sports Net Chicago fired popular on air personality Susannah Collins late Thursday night shortly after a gaffe in which she said the Chicago Blackhawks have had “a tremendous amount of sex this season” on live television. She meant to say “success” instead of “sex.” In his blog Chicago Sports Media Watch, ChicagoNow’s Paul M.... Read more »

Proper Tipping Etiquette: Why I Didn't Tip My Waiter this Morning (And Felt Good About It)

This morning I got into an argument with two of my roommates, both of whom work in the service industry, over proper tipping etiquette. Coming from a Chicago Greek family in which multiple family members and countless friends own restaurants, I have long believed that when it comes to gratuity payment tipping ought to be... Read more »

Putting the Manti Teo Girlfriend Hoax in Context

Lance Armstrong must be the happiest man in America today. A Deadspin report alleging that Manti Te’o's girlfriend was a hoax, and that Te’o likely knew it, has rocked the sports world to its core on a day that Lance Armstrong is set to out himself as a cheat. According to Deadspin, Manti Te’o motive... Read more »
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Foreign Affair: General Petraeus Out as CIA Director After Sex Scandal

BREAKING: CIA Director General David Petraeus has resigned after engaging in an extra-marital affair. Details of the affair are sketchy for now. The rapid fall of America’s favorite soldier maybe the most shocking political scandal to hit the United States since former NY Gov. Elliot Spitzer shamefully resigned following revelations of his involvement with a NYC prostitution... Read more »
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