Monthly Archives: October 2012
As expected after the Fire’s 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference play-in game at Toyota Park, the mood inside the home team’s locker room was somber. But some good news emerged from what was otherwise a forgettable night.
The criticism with the NBA the past five years was too many hugs and sleepovers between players on opposing teams. Whether it was Clippers guard Chris Paul having out-of-town players staying at his pad or LeBron James having Kevin Durant as a workout partner last summer, the days of the “Bad Boys” mauling Michael Jordan
It’s been a long time since Notre Dame’s second unit saw the field at the end of a 41-3 laugher against Miami at Soldier Field. In the three weeks since, the Irish have rallied to beat Stanford in overtime in a brutally physical battle, rallied to hold off BYU in a grueling affair, and knocked
A dog named Shaggy is handed from a National Guard truck to National Guard personnel after the dog and his owner left a flooded building in Hoboken, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Some residents and pets are being plucked from their homes by large trucks as parts of the
Luis Gutierrez praises GOP candidate Saviano’s ‘wonderful’ record; Madigan aide questions value of endorsement
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez said Wednesday that GOP state Rep. Angelo “Skip” Saviano has a “wonderful record” on immigration issues and deserves to defeat his Democratic rival in a tight suburban race for the Illinois House. But Gutierrez’ endorsement was belittled by a top aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), who has invested heavily
A taxpayer-funded mailer from U.S. Rep. Robert Dold touting job fairs he has hosted is hitting homes in the 10th Congressional District this week while striking a nerve with Dold’s Democratic rival. Members of Congress are prohibited from sending out public mailings with 500 or more pieces during a 90-day window leading up to an
View Map of proposed Chicago digital sign sites in a larger map Our Fran Spielman reported today that the city has released a list of proposed sites for new digital signs along highways in the city. Above is a Google Map of those locations and a PDF of those locations is after the jump.
Reporting with Natasha Korecki A SuperPAC that has been in and out of the 8th congressional race says it is back in to support Joe Walsh with a $1 million boost just six days before the election. The Now or Never SuperPAC tells the Chicago Sun-Times it is investing $1 million again. That’s still short
An Illinois House candidate backed by abortion-rights groups condemned a political-action committee for handing out fliers targeting her “anti-Catholic view of the unborn” at Catholic parishes in the northwest suburbs. Independent Dee Beaubien, who is running in the 52nd House District, said the flier urging voters to back her GOP rival, David McSweeney, was put
WASHINGTON–Are Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania really in play this close to the election? Is Mitt Romney expanding his path to 270 electoral votes? Obama senior adviser David Axelrod says no–and made a bet with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday that he would shave his moustache of 40 years if Obama failed to win those