By RA Monaco Referring to the level of musicianship participating in the 47th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, veteran artist-adjudicator Gary Smulyan struck the right chord in the closing moments of the event saying, “The future of jazz is in good hands.” The maturity of the Elmhurst College Jazz Band that performed Sunday with this... Read more »
There’s plenty to talk about at the sidewalk café this spring. Typically, the leafy Sheffield community welcomes the landscape bounded sidewalk cafés that enhance the neighborhood like the one proposed by the Derby Bar & Grill—located at the corner of Webster and Magnolia Ave. But this year, getting a sidewalk café permit is just one... Read more »
A successful escape followed by SWAT team raids, flash grenades, dogs, helicopters, multi-agency resources and $50,000 reward warrants explanation. Exactly how convicted bank robbers, Kenneth Conley, 38, and Joseph “Jose” Banks, 37, were able to pull off their audacious escape last month from the high rise Metropolitan Correctional Center, in downtown Chicago, is the... Read more »
On December 9th, 2012 Samantha and Reggie stormed the City of Chicago in search of snow, holiday spirit, pizza and COOKIES!
September 8, 2011 Mainstream news producers continue to struggle between legitimate and illegitimate political information. Watching MSNBC or Fox News should remove any of your doubts as to this assertion. That reality has been a boon for shows like The Colbert Report and particularly The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. There are journalists, like Ted... Read more »
September 4, 2011 America, the time has since past to require government representatives–elected, appointed or hired– to take, and pass, a 7th grade equivalent civics examination on fundamental liberty. Leave no politician behind, should be the motto. The Constitutional freedoms and protections that our ancestors fought and shed blood for have clearly been forgotten–if ever... Read more »
September 4, 2011 The week’s tensions quickly dissolved Friday evening at the Millennium Park – Jay Pritzker Pavilion with the help of Bobby Broom and the Deep Blue Organ Trio with special guest Bobby Watson–many thanks to the sponsors of the 33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival and the City Department of Cultural Affairs & Special... Read more »