Tag: Chicago

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 »

Breaking Tweets happy to join ChicagoNow

More and more often, when news breaks, it breaks on Twitter. And Twitter without fail is a place to find immediate reaction to news stories around the world. I noticed these trends when I founded Breaking Tweets, “World News, Twitter-Stlye,” in late January. The site consists of editors who sift through hundreds of tweets daily... Read more »

Media debate heats up this week

Lou Grant over at Chi-Town Daily News has an interesting analysis today on the shifting sands of Chicago’s media landscape in the wake of a report released this week by the Community Media Workshop that has provided ample opportunity for discussion and debate. While ChicagoNow was absent from the report (we’re still beta, baby), Grant’s... Read more »