Publication: Chicago Now

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Seeing The Other Side: Journalists As Heroes

Since 9/11 Americans continually celebrate military heroes. We are regularly treated to "welcome home" images as soldiers return to their loved ones. Firefighters and police officers are also rightly viewed as people dedicated to a cause greater than ... [Published Chicago Now - 59 mins ago]
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Setting Expectations Is How You Win

Cheesy sales pitch #1 - What if I could tell you that what I'm selling can save you time and money? Answer - "Pound Sand," "Buzz Off," or the polite, "I'm listening?" There's no wrong answer here, I know I'm a fan of the first one!I'm here minus the Block ... [Published Chicago Now - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Spam, Acquisition, Flooding
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The Life Cycle of the Damselfly and Other Lessons Learned from Nature

My apologies for the lack of posts the last few days. The family and I ventured north for our annual Door County, Wisconsin, vacation. We've been going up there since 2004, and I always find the trip to be the perfect reset button for me at the end of ... [Published Chicago Now - 2 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

The world is not a horrible place

, but I can understand why some people might thinks so.The news has been awful lately. The execution of James Foley and the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson fills every newscast 24/7.Matt Walsh tried to answer a thoughtful reader's inquiry about the ... [Published Chicago Now - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

James Foley Is All Of Us

James Foley, a US journalist was murdered by the cowards of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, alternatively known as ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. What these savages did to James Foley is what they want to do to every man, woman ... [Published Chicago Now - 4 hours ago]
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First Day of School: Parent vs. Teacher

In honor of school starting up again, I watched an old episode of the Cosby Show. The one where the kids have their first day of school. It was pretty damn funny. Bill Cosby does not disappoint.Wake up. If you make a mistake in that bathroom, you could ... [Published Chicago Now - 7 hours ago]
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I'm not ready for my kid to head to kindergarten...next year

a day downtown like no other. And a motivational quote photobomb..."it's your time to shine".Lately, my newsfeed is filled with happy pictures of kids heading off to their first day of school. I can almost remember what it smelled like that first week ... [Published Chicago Now - 7 hours ago]
Entities: Facebook Inc, Yacht, Spam
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Seeing The Other Side of Autoimmune Disease & Depression

I am the type of person who wants to have a solution for everything in life. If there's a problem, you can bet your bucket that I will try my hardest to solve it! So, you can understand that it gets really frustrating for someone like me when they are ... [Published Chicago Now - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Observations and photos from the 2014 Under Armour Game

I should start by saying that these showcases are a lot of fun and a chance to see players you only normally hear or read about in person. It's really hard to get a true evaluation on any one player. It's the end of a long season. Pitchers typically only ... [Published Chicago Now - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

The Weekly Gallery Crawl! (8/22-8/24)

8/22 -Chicago Artists Coalition - 217 N. Carpenter St. Casualties, work by Annette Barbier; The Square Root of Pi(e), work by Rami George, Dan Paz, Jenyu Wang and Alexandria Eregbu. Reception 6-9pm.Defibrillator Gallery - 1136 N. Milwaukee Ave. Fetish, ... [Published Chicago Now - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Casanova Liquors & The Renaissance of Beer-Part 2

"Bottles Upon Bottles"Since I talked so much about the awesomeness that is Casanova Liquors, I thought I'd list every brew that I brought home from this mecca.Here's a list of that beer: Big Wood-Bark Bite IPA-4-pack-16oz cansCentral Waters-Y2K-Barley ... [Published Chicago Now - 18 hours ago]
Entities: Renaissance, Bomber, Chicago
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Jackie Robinson West wins goes to semi-finals

Jackie Robinson West (JRW) proved once again they are Chicago's team. They are Chicago Strong. They beat Pearland, Texas 6-1. In the last inning, the kids from Morgan park shut out the Texans 3 up 3 down. They now advance to the semi-finals in the Little ... [Published Chicago Now - 21 hours ago]

Quotes

...His mother, Diane Foley, said in a statement that her son "gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people." Foley's death comes roughly . The shocking executions of James Foley and Daniel Pearl remind us of the risks journalists face both here and overseas...
...When I was starting to feel that way, however, I would look at everything in my life and say, "There is NOTHING happening that should be making me feel this way. What the HECK!?" It was then that I started to understand how depression really works...
...Obama in his nationally televised statement that ended a few minutes ago didn't want to disclose what he plans to do to carry out his threats to "do what is necessary to see that justice is done" regarding the death of American journalist Jim Foley because he doesn't want the enemy to know his plans. That's standard procedure in wartime
...I couldn't go over there and be Maria VonTrapp with these beautiful kids and singing songs in the field. It wasn't like that. It was like, "Don't pee on the toilet seat. Clean up after yourself."

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James Foley Is All Of Us [Published Chicago Now - 4 hours ago]
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