Amazon announced today that it would hire new employees to fill more than 100,000 open jobs throughout the U.S. and Canada and, according to several media reports, over 5,000 of them will be in Chicago.
Global professional services firm Aon has released the results of a new COVID-19 Pulse Survey focused on how companies are rethinking their human capital strategies in response to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
The world premiere of RJ Cutler’s Belushi will light up a Pilsen drive-in and thousands of homes across the country for the Chicago International Film Festival’s opening night on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Chronicling the life and career of the native son and Second City alumnus, the documentary wi…
New Eastside resident Richard Hirschl has been a cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for more than 30 years.
“They said ‘try something new,’ so I did.”
Chicago Public School students set a record high 5-year graduation rate of 82.5 percent this year, according to CPS and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Despite the statewide, COVID-19, capacity-diminishing burdens, many Chicago bars and restaurants are still feeling football. Game day destinations in and around downtown are keeping traditions alive by offering multiple televisions, food specials, drink deals, and, in at least one case, grid…
The intersection of technology and crime-fighting presents a unique challenge for law enforcement agencies in balancing community safety with concerns about individual privacy and the potential for data misinterpretation.
2020 has become the year of small gatherings, and major life events such as weddings are no exception. But thanks to area venues offering micro-wedding packages, Chicago couples have no shortage of opportunities to make their big day a special and meaningful experience.
As cinemas welcome viewers back and fans preparefor online premieres of highly anticipated films like Mulan and Antebellum, one of America’smost noteworthy reviewers explains whymovies are (almost) always worth waiting for.
AON Center Guest Services Representative Alexandria Ward combines charm and authority with the best of them. Greeting visitors, checking IDs, and issuing passes, she is part of a team effort to guide people through one of America’s tallest buildings. But that’s just the start.
The City of Chicago solicited creative ideas and potential strategies to develop and operate a world-class casino in Chicago through a Request for Information (RFI) issued on August 27, according to a press release from the Mayor’s office.
The Chicago Tribune reported on August 17 that Prudential Insurance Company of America is suing to have its named removed from the buildings and plaza at the corner of Randolph St. and Michigan Ave. The company cited an alleged $10 million overdue payment from Sterling Bay over naming rights…
If you are thinking what I’m thinking, you must be wondering, “What’s next?”
The City of Chicago conducted a public safety drill last night from 6-9 p.m. in the Loop and adjacent neighborhoods. Describing the operation as part of an “ongoing effort to engineer security measures” in a press release, the city stated that, “critical infrastructure assets will be staged …
Women’s Restaurant Week offers a satisfying (and additional) reason to commemorate the signing of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote on August 26, 1920. It kicked off yesterday on the amendment’s annual celebration, also known as Women’s Equality Day, and will continue…
The Shedd Aquarium reported on Aug. 24 that their 14-year old Beluga whale Bella had given birth to an “energetic” calf.
New Eastside resident Alan Goldman will run something of a victory lap on Sept. 13. A prostate cancer survivor, he will be competing in the virtual SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk and Run.
Chicagoans between the ages of 15-22 are invited to apply for Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Youth Commission until August 31. To review the application, click here.
The Adler Planetarium has published a do-it-yourself guide for creating stomp rockets at home.
A resident has reported a troubling development in the fishpond next to the Aqua Building on the east side of Lakeshore East Park.
In a press release today, Navy Pier announced that it will implement a “temporary closure” starting Tuesday, September 8 and remaining in place until the spring of 2021. At that time, the historic facility will reopen, provided that the “status of the pandemic” allows it do to so.
During a clash that resulted in several arrests and injuries, Chicago Police prevented protesters from entering the New Eastside neighborhood on August 15.
The Chicago Architecture Center announced several exciting promotions and family programs including a BOGO offer for Chicago locals and free exploration kits for families visiting the Center’s galleries.
Protesters intend to shut down or partially shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) just north of the 47th St. at noon on Saturday August 15. Participating in a demonstration called, “Black Lives Matter March: Shutdown Our Dan Ryan,” the marchers will observe a number of rules along the …
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have awarded $2 million in operating grants to 191 Chicago nonprofit organizations through the CityArts Program.
The city intends to “address the hard truths of Chicago’s racial history” by reviewing “memorials, monuments and other art” in a first-of-its-kind project that seeks to achieve “racial healing and historical reckoning,” according to a press release from Mayor Lightfoot’s office.
Looting raged up and Michigan Ave. in what appeared to be an orchestrated act of theft and destruction that began at approximately 12 a.m. today. Resulting in damage and burglary to several stores, the incident prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to issue a strong declaration during a press confer…
Mayor Lori Lightfoot eased a major parental concern by ordering Chicago Public Schools to take a remote-learning route for the beginning of the school year, but she still has a number of related issues to address, according to nearly 20 organizations that endorsed an “Occupy City Hall Protes…
Many of us stayed away at first, preferring the comfort zone of our normal cashier line, while occasionally glancing enviously at “the early pioneers” who dared traverse the still virgin territory of self checkout.
Derrick Wynn adds a winning dose of camaraderie to the service he provides at Lake Shore Plaza, where he has been a member of the door staff since 1993.
To honor the Centennial of Ray Bradbury’s birth, the American Writers Museum (AWM) will open its doors for free on Saturday, August 22.
The Navy Pier Neighborhood Artisan Market will showcase the people and talent of Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood from Friday August 7 through Sunday August 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) has released a teaser for its upcoming documentary, I Have a Name.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared, “the start of the school year will certainly look different from anything before,” while announcing that Chicago’s public school students would spend the first quarter of the 2020 school year learning in their homes. Speaking at a press conference this morning,…
Capt. Tom Hacker and the crew of Chicago’s First Lady have a plan for almost every emergency situation. Man-overboard, fire fighting, abandoned ship—they cover pretty much everything to keep the ship and its passengers safe. This year, it’s masks, socially distant seating and operating at 50…
A man was discovered unresponsive in the early hours of July 26 after being shot multiple times outside Streeterville's W Hotel, where officers from the Chicago Police Department reportedly arrived at the scene just after 4 a.m., according to CBS 2 Chicago. CBS reported nobody was in custody…
The only thing better than having a picnic is having a picnic with food made by someone else. A number of local venues are helping alfresco fans do just that by offering ready-to-go baskets and take-out specials designed to pair with the great outdoors.
“We were very close,” he said. “We all lived in a three-flat with my grandma in the basement, my family on the main floor, and my aunts and uncles on the second floor with my cousins.”
Personal trainers offer ideas for safe, creative outdoor fitness
With most summer camps closed, children’s playgrounds still locked, and many of the normal recreational programs delayed or cancelled, people of all ages have been making the best of it using the open green grass of our beautiful neighborhood parks.
The coronavirus pandemic has teenagers getting set for Zoom classes while facing a variety of challenges such as cancelled summer plans and uncertainty about the upcoming school year.
With summer in full swing, the Chicago Park District is welcoming back visitors to many of its facilities, in addition to offering modified programs and activities for families.
With COVID-19 restrictions preventing large in-person gatherings, charitable fundraisers in Streeterville and New Eastside are exploring alternatives to their traditional annual events.
FireLake Grill House's first Chicago location debuted July 8 at New Eastside's Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.
Chance The Rapper, LCD Soundsystem, and Metallica are among more than 150 artists whose past performances will be featured during Lollapalooza’s four-night broadcast to commemorate the festival this weekend.
After “consultation with various stakeholders,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has directed the city to remove the Christopher Columbus statues in Grant Park and Arrigo Park “until further notice,” according to a press release issued today.
President Donald Trump announced in a Wednesday, July 22 afternoon press conference that the U.S. Justice Department would "immediately" deploy hundreds of federal law enforcement officers to Chicago as part of a federal anti-violence initiative.The measure is an expansion of Operation Legen…
Community groups, corporate teams and individual volunteers can help keep the city’s 600+ public parks clean by joining a new initiative called Pitch in for the Parks!
Three birds greet a woman in a garden on a mural spanning an entire wall of the Chicago Riverwalk. Part of a colorful new installation titled, The Radiance of Being, by Kate Lynn Lewis, the scene is just one of many that have recently come to life in the promenade’s Community Marketplace wes…
Lakeshore East Food & Beer Garden has unveiled a schedule of movies, music, and trivia to go along with the drinks and munchies it will be serving all summer long.