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6772 140727  AOL.com Article - Can Noah's Arc save streets of Chicago?  Glenn Minnis, XN Sports, 07/27/2014
6584 140707  Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago  (Chicago Tribune, Peter Nickeas, 07/07/2014)
6101 140522 
Editorial: How can each of us own - and subdue - Chicago's violence?  -  The summer killing season isn't a crisis only for law enforcement  (Chicago Tribune, 05/22/2014)
5748 140422  Is Chicago helpless to stop the violence?  (Chicago Tribune Editorials, 04/22/2014)
How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’ - Yahoo News  Michael Daly | Daily Beast, 04/22/2014

6740 140724  Alderman: Helen Keller could see graffiti cancer in Chicago - chicagotribune.com  " ... This year Chicago is spending $4.9 million on graffiti removal  ...."  Hal Dardick and John Byrne, 07/24/2014
Graffiti - Wikipedia
Graffiti removal - Bing Images
Graffiti removal in Chicago - Bing Images
Graffiti page 


6643 140712  The 10 Smartest Cities In North America  (Fast Company Co.Exist, Boyd Cohen)
1. Seattle, Washington, 2. (tie) Boston, Massachusetts, 2. (tie) San Francisco, California, 4. Washington D.C., 5. New York, New York, 6. Toronto, Canada, 7, Vancouver, Canada, 8. Portland, Oregon, 9. Chicago, Illinois, 10. Montreal, Canada

State Info  |  50 States & DC

6637 140712  The best American cities for foodies - Restaurants and Trends -Food-Drink-MSN Living  Conde Nast Traveler
1. New York City, NY, 2. Napa, CA, 3. San Francisco, CA, 4. Charleston, SC, 5. New Orleans, LA, 6. Chicago, IL, 7. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA, 8. Santa Fe, NM, 9. Healdsburg, CA, 10. Boston, MA, 11. Aspen, CO, 12. Las Vegas, NV, 13. Seattle, WA, 14. Newport, RI, 15. Savannah, GA, 16. Austin, TX, 17. Naples, FL, 18. Telluride, CO, 19. (tie) Portland, ME, 19. (tie) San Diego, CA

State Info  |  50 States & DC  |  Eat


6628 140711  Millennium Park proves to be a city's great uniter - chicagotribune.com  Chris Jones, 07/10/2014

6626 140711  In Pictures: America's Most Relaxed Cities  (Forbes, 11/02/2010) 
1. Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, 2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3. Boston, Massachusetts, 4. Portland, Oregon, 5. Columbus, Ohio, 6. Denver, Colorado, 7. (tie) Seattle, Washington, 7 (tie) Cincinnati, Ohio, 9. Kansas City, Missouri, 10. San Jose, California

Photos: 10 most stressed out cities - chicagotribune.com 
1. Washington, D.C., 2. New York City, New York, 3. Miami, Florida, 4. San Francisco, California, 5. Jersey City, New Jersey, 6. Oakland, California, 7. Chicago, Illinois, 8. Newark, New Jersey, 9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10. Los Angels, California

State Info


6584 140707  Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago  (Chicago Tribune, Peter Nickeas, 07/07/2014)
6101 140522 
Editorial: How can each of us own - and subdue - Chicago's violence?  -  The summer killing season isn't a crisis only for law enforcement  (Chicago Tribune, 05/22/2014)
5748 140422  Is Chicago helpless to stop the violence?  (Chicago Tribune Editorials, 04/22/2014)
How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’ - Yahoo News  Michael Daly | Daily Beast, 04/22/2014


6569 140706  How Did Your City Get Its Nickname? - YouTube
Chicago "The Windy City", Illinois, New York City "The Big Apple", New York, New Orleans "The Big Easy", Louisiana, Philadelphia "City of Brotherly Love", Pennsylvania, Singapore "Lion City", Boston "Beantown", Paris "City of Light", France

6475 140625 
Joe Segal wins major jazz honor - chicagotribune.com  Howard Reich, 06/25/2014
NEA Jazz Masters  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

NEA Jazz Masters - Wikipedia
The Jazz Showcase - Wikipedia Chicago, Illinois
Music

6381 140617  Chicago's legendary Checkerboard Lounge blues club ailing and wailing - Chicago Tribune  Mary Wisniewski | Reuters, 06/14/2014
The Checkerboard Lounge
Live at the Checkerboard Lounge, Chicago 1981 - Wikipedia

Music

6380 140617  The Blues Festival was all about feeling, from high to low - chicagotribune.com Kevin McKeough, 06/16/2014
City of Chicago:: Chicago Blues Festival
2013 Chicago Blues Festival - Finale - June 9, 2013 - YouTube
Delores Scott performs Sleep with One Eye Open at the Velvet Voiced Vixens show on 6-18-11 - YouTube
TOP 10 BLUES SONGS - YouTube
Blues - Wikipedia

Music

6379 140617  Spring Awakening is a view to a thrill, sort of - chicagotribune.com Christopher Borrelli, 06/15/2014
Kaskade, Tiesto, Pretty Lights To Headline Spring Awakening Fest  (MTV, Emily Blake, 02/04/2014)
Spring Awakening Music Festival  June 13-15, 2014, Chicago

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2014 Official Trailer - YouTube
Spring Awakening Music Festival Recap 2013 - YouTube

Music

6340 140613  An awkward place for Chicago: Trumped by the Donald  - Trump sign is hideous but probably stays put -  (Chicago Tribune Editorial, 06/13/2014)
trump sign chicago - Bing Images
Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) - Wikipedia


6102 140522  The question of choice  -  Charter schools face a challenge in Chicago  (Chicago Tribune Editorials, 05/22/2014) 
5192 140226  Chicago Public Schools releases discipline data showing high expulsion rates for charter schools  (Chicago Tribune, Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and Alex Richards, 02/26/2014) 
words: disparity, charter school
Charter school - Wikipedia


6101 140522  Editorial: How can each of us own - and subdue - Chicago's violence?  -  The summer killing season isn't a crisis only for law enforcement  (Chicago Tribune, 05/22/2014)

6056 140518  Divvy bikes, Chicago Dashboard, architects and the City of Big Data  (Chicago Tribune - Blue Sky Innovation)
Chicago City of Big Data presented by Chicago Architecture Foundation


6051 140518
  Editorial: Long way from a comeback  - Will Illinois be a permanent also-ran?  (Chicago Tribune, 05/17/2014)

5763 140423  Wrigley Field celebrates 100th birthday - CBS News  04/23/2013
Wrigley Field cubs.com Ballpark
Wrigley Field - Wikipedia
Stadiums


5748 140422  Is Chicago helpless to stop the violence?  (Chicago Tribune Editorials, 04/22/2014)
How Chicago Became ‘Chiraq’ - Yahoo News  Michael Daly | Daily Beast, 04/22/2014


5747 140422  Preparing for Chicago's next high-rise inferno  (Chicago Tribune Editorials, 04/22/2014)

5746 140422  CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents  (Chicago Tribune, Jon Hilkevitch, 04/22/2014)
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) - CTA Buses & Train Service

Why do People do Graffiti? - Ask.com Answers
Graffiti on public property - Bing Images
Illinois State page
3845 131020  Banksy, the elusive graffiti artist, hits New York - The Washington Post  10/14/2013
Better Out Than In
Banksy - Wikipedia  a British graffiti artist
our Art page


5722 140420  Digging deeply into our musical roots  -  Concert Review -- Mavis Staples and Regina Carter at Orchestra Hall  (Chicago Tribune, Howard Reich, 04/19/2014)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Music


5698 140418  Illinois' legislative watchdog wants tougher laws  (Chicago Tribune, Editorials) 

5683 140417  Time for a casino in Chicago  (Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman, 04/16/2014)

5518 140331  The world's most famous streets - MSN Living - Life Unleashed    Broadway, New York; Champs-Elysees, Paris; Pacific Coast Highway, California; Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana; Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois; La Rambla, Barcelona; Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angles, California; Wall Street, New York; Abbey Road, London; Lombard Street, San Francisco, California

Winter in Chicago -- Chicago Tribune  01/07/2014


4891 140128  Photos: Otherworldly cold weather -- Chicago Tribune
Your weather photos -- Chicago Tribune


4998 140208  Baby, it's Chicago outside!  photos  (Chicago Tribune, 02/07/2014)

5252 140304   Chicago's top 10 snowiest winters  (Chicago Tribune, 02/25/2014)
Cold marches on -- at least until middle of month  (Chicago Tribune, Staff report and WGN-TV, 03/04/2014)


5316 140311  Polar Plunge raises more than $1M for Special Olympics  (Chicago Tribune, Kim Geiger, 03/11/2014)
Video Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Emanuel take the Polar Plunge -- chicagotribune.com
our Polar Plunge photo page  |  Illinois State photo page  | 
Weather:
Winter page  |  Minnesota Winter page

5381 140318  Editorial: vote to heal Illinois  03/18/2014



modified: Nov. 15, 2014

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