Monthly Archives: February 2013
There were a few minor upsets and a couple of big ones (R.I.P. – Hinsdale Central and Homewood-Flossmoor) in the first four days of regional action. The Hoops Report believes there will be plenty more Friday night. Here is a look — and picks — for every regional final that will be played in the
WASHINGTON–Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) is taking on bullying; offering, with Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa,) a bill to prevent bullying and harassment in schools. The Safe Schools Improvement Act would require schools and districts that receive federal funding to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying and harassment,” his office said in a release.
WASHINGTON–First Lady Michelle Obama came home to Chicago to unveil Thursday her newest “Let’s Move” initiative; however, her White House press operation declined to allow any Chicago news outlet into her press pool while she was in the city. Mrs. Obama wrapped up a three-city, two day trip marking the third anniversary of her signature
Latin pop star Thalia announced Thursday that she will make a swing through several U.S. cities on her upcoming “VIVA!” tour. Her itinerary includes a Chicago stop March 24 at the Vic. Billed as “an intimate theater tour,” it will take her to New York City, Los Angeles and Houston, as well as Mexico and
Former Chicagoan Eris Huemer is among a trio of “LA Shrinks” featured in a new docu-series on Bravo starting at 9 p.m. Monday, March 4. The series follows the professional and personal lives of Huemer, a licensed marriage and family therapist, along with Venus Nicolino, a sharp-tongued life consultant and mother to four boys, and
Today’s front page of USA Today shows a photo of President Obama hugging someone in front of a new Rosa Parks statue, while a young boy to the right of the photo looks on. The children aren’t identified in the photo’s front page caption, but it turns out those are Jesse Jackson Jr.’s kids —
WASHINGTON–House Democratic hopeful Robin Kelly, who clinched the nomination Tuesday for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. seat, guests on MSNBC’s “”The Rachel Maddow Show” Thursday night. This is Kelly’s first national interview following her primary win. The show is live, 9-10 P.M. ET; that’s 8-9 P.M. Chicago time. Kelly won with the gun issue and
SPRINGFIELD-Despite a GOP outcry, the Illinois Senate signed off Thursday on an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program as part of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul. Gov. Pat Quinn praised the Senate’s 40-19 vote as a move that would help “increase access to health coverage for the uninsured.” The measure now moves to the House.
The must-read news stories for February 28, 2013: Joliet’s alleged necrophilia murders, Groupon ouster, and bidding the pope adieu Can you necro-feel-ia the love? On the surface, it appears to be your typical girl-who-has-necrophilia-fetish-meets-boy-who-allegedly-killed-two-people-so-they-could-have-a-threesome-on-top-of-the-bodies fairy tale. But the whole thing comes unraveled when you throw in, well, the “killed-two-people” part. Police aren’t saying much at