Category: ChicagoNow event

ChicagoNow Holiday Party 2015: The Blathering Awakens

Bloggers! Food! Drinks! Karaoke! Exclamation points! All were there in abundance at ChicagoNow’s annual holiday party, which was held at Reverie on Sunday, Dec. 13. Every ChicagoNow blogger who came declared this to be the most fun they’ve ever had* while those who did not come will be ostracized and belittled for the next 12... Read more »

About Last Night: Photos from the ChicagoNow Tweetup

About Last Night: Photos from the ChicagoNow Tweetup
We’re still recovering from last night’s ChicagoNow tweetup at Bull & Bear, but somehow our photographer John Morrison (aka @localcelebrity and the guy behind the ChicagoNow photo blog Focal Points) already uploaded these shots. Don’t know how he did it, but we love him all the more for it. If you missed last night’s tweetup,... Read more »

ChicagoNow Labs holding meet-ups in Gold Coast, Old Town

For the past eight weeks, two teams of journalism students at DePaul University have built two sites serving Chicago’s Old Town and Gold Coast neighborhoods. It’s part of a new class I’m teaching at DePaul called “Managing Digital Communities.” The goal of the class is to teach journalism students how to build and grow online... Read more »

Photos of ChicagoNow's February Tweetup

The photos above are courtesy of the talented photographer and friend of ChicagoNow, John Morrison (aka @LocalCelebrity).  You can see more of his work on John’s personal website, Subism. This spring, John will also start an urban photography blog on ChicagoNow. Thursday’s Tweetup was by far our biggest and craziest one yet. We filled Clark... Read more »

ChicagoNow meet-up this Thursday, Feb. 18

When we were putting together ChicagoNow Radio in November, WGN Program Director Kevin Metheny asked to meet the bloggers. He wanted a better understanding of them offline. So we organized a meet-up at Clark Street Ale House, as we do almost every month. About 50 bloggers turned up that night, making it our biggest meet-up... Read more »