Monthly Archives: November 2012
State Rep. Elaine Nakritz // Jerry Daliege for Pioneer Press SPRINGFIELD – A key House Democrat involved in the expulsion of former state Rep. Derrick Smith said Friday she sees differences with Smith and the case of newly indicted state Rep. LaShawn Ford and would not spearhead an effort to drive Ford from his seat.
The White Sox declined to tender contracts to infielder Dan Johnson and right-hander Anthony Carter on Friday while also parting ways with right-hander Philip Humber, who was claimed on waivers by the Houston Astros. The Sox 40-man roster now stands at 37, allowing room for potential additions via trades or free agency. Humber pitched a
Comedian and 2013 Oscars host Seth MacFarlane announced a national search today for a lucky few college students who will hand out Oscar statuettes on Hollywood’s biggest night. “The Oscar Experience College Search,” presented by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and MTV’s college network, MTVu, is directed at college students interested in
Add quarterback Jay Cutler to the list of Bears who were fined for plays or actions in Sunday’s win against the Minnesota Vikings. Cutler was fined $10,000 for taunting, according to a league source. Cutler was penalized for taunting Vikings cornerback A.J. Jefferson late in the first quarter. Cutler scrambled for a 13-yard gain and
Sun-Times photographer Andrew Nelles took a drive on to the newly reopened Lower Wacker earlier today, giving us an idea of what it looks like after several years of construction.
Chicago’s festival season begins in May. The city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced the lineup on Wednesday. Dates are subject to change: Chicago Neighborhood Festivals: May through September. Chicago Neighborhood Festivals: May through September. Chicago Farmers Markets: May through October. 15th Annual Kids and Kites Festival: May 4. Chicago Memorial Day Parade:
Laws tell us what we can’t do. A good heart tells us what we should do. Case in point is Jack S. Douglas, an 80-year-old man from Bartlett who was hit by a car and killed out on Interstate 57 Wednesday evening when came to the aid of a stranger lying injured on the road.
SPRINGFIELD-Even though his political plans aren’t clear, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has the backing of more than half of Illinoisans and confident re-election prospects if he chooses to run again in 2014, a new poll showed Friday. Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found that 51 percent of those surveyed in an automated poll of 500
Just as the name implies, “One of a Kind Show and Sale” offers a variety of unique trinkets, paintings and furniture that was designed by artists, craftspeople and designers. The show runs from December 6 to December 9 at the Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart on the 8th floor. Tickets are $12 for adults and
Universal Studios and author E L James recently filed a copyright infringement lawsuit earlier this week against Smash Pictures for its porn adaptation of the novel. According to reports, the film used, “exact dialogue, characters, events, story, and style from the Fifty Shades trilogy.” “The first XXX adaptation is not a parody, and it does