"This gets us into this whole subject of local first, back to what it was like when you had small towns, and small communities, where people mainly bought from their neighbors and delivered services to their neighbors... If you can’t communicate, you don’t have community."
--- Elaine Coorens
, November 4, 2011
Alisa Houser of Chicago Pipeline
and EOC favorite Elaine Coorens of Our Urban Times
have pooled their efforts to create Celebrate! Wicker Park/Bucktown
, a holiday print publication highlighting the community's businesses, heritage, and a whole lot more...
A People with Passion series Chicago journalism November 4, 2011: Elaine Coorens In the 15th installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism People With Passion series, Our Urban Times founder Elaine Coorens discusses the way advertisers still value print journalism over electronic. – – – On a weekly basis, you’ve got a group of people... Read more »
That is how much the city is expected to earn from corporate advertising revenue, like the banners posted near the Chicago River. The Tribune reports, Bank of America signed a 30-day ad lease on the Wabash Avenue bridge houses for an undisclosed amount. Fox News Chicago interviewed city dwellers who were less than happy about... Read more »
West Town’s online community newspaper Our Urban Times is working on a trilogy report examining the three-pronged relationship between the police, public officials, and the people as it pertains to the 13th police district. The 13th district building, currently located at 2247 W. Chicago, is in danger of being closed. Our Urban Times’s coverage looks... Read more »
The fate of the newspaper industry is still uncertain; our local newspapers are fighting for survival.The Chicago Sun-Times, reportedly saw an average weekday circulation loss of more than 30,000 to 389,353, a 7.2 percent decline. Average Sunday circulation also dropped nearly 21,000 to 400,506, a 5 percent decline. The Chicago Tribune reports declines in daily circulation... Read more »
People keep asking me if I think Rahm is a good mayor. My answer to them, “only time will tell.” The mayor is receiving some praise for his first budget. “You might call it the Day of Reckoning — both for Chicago’s new mayor, facing his stiffest test yet, and for the city itself after... Read more »
A few weeks ago we covered the return of Playboy to Chicago. Now it seems that the return has hit a snag… Crain’s Chicago reports that local businesses in the area of the proposed new mansion were not happy about neighboring with Playboy. “We had a lease that was done earlier this month, and I... Read more »
What makes a great magazine feature? Sometimes one great story can fuel a single article. Sometimes, though, a reporter can pull a few parallel stories together and turn that into a great story. That is the approach behind “Criminal Courts,” the latest cover story in the Reader. It comes from Kevin Warwick and our pal... Read more »
The idea to put a casino in Chicago isn’t new. The idea to put a casino in the Thompson Center is new, and some are outraged. I can’t help but giggle and think what’s next? Chicago has covered this topic extensively over the past few days. Here’s what was said: NBC CHICAGO: The Thompson Center... Read more »
While preparing for interviews this week with Kimbriell Kelly and Alden Loury of the Chicago Reporter, I spent a few hours reading the Reporter‘s coverage of social and community issues in the city of Chicago — gun laws, the proximity of sex offenders to schools, and most recently the Chicago Housing Authority’s one-strike eviction policy... Read more »