Most Thanksgiving travel expected since 2007, AAA says More people heading out for Thanksgiving this year as economy improves and gas prices fall Check out this story on WCNC.com: http://usat.ly/1vtggLU Traffic backs up on the Kennedy Expressway as commuters and holiday travelers try to get an early start on their Thanksgiving travel on Nov. 27, 2013, in Chicago. That's the message from experts who say that an improving economy, more disposable income, consumer optimism and low gas prices are combining to create the biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in years.
WCNC-TV Charlotte, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 03:19 PM
Consider the naked man, standing on a small platform in Bottle Bottega, a cozy and handsome BYOB painting studio in Chicagoa a s Lakeview neighborhood. It is 7 p.m. on a Friday and there are 42 sets of eyes fixed on the naked man, the eyes of women who have gathered and will over the next couple of hours, with the aid of three attentive artists-instructors, make a painting of the naked man using canvases on easels in front of them, and paints and brushes lying nearby.
Daily Reporter, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 09:37 AM
Nov. 18--Tuesday morning's nightmare commute from the North Side into downtown Chicago was triggered by separate fires, including a blaze in a building near the CTA's "L" tracks that disrupted Brown Line and Purple Line service and a CTA bus fire that turned Lake Shore Drive into a parking lot. Shortly after 1 a.m., fire crews were called to a fire at the former Mulligan School building in the 1800 block of North Sheffield Ave., a landmark building undergoing renovation.
Mass Transit, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 09:40 AM
Chicagoa a s scrappy country-punk Bloodshot Records observes two decades in the music business trenches this year. Celebrating that benchmark, the label released the ambitious compilation A a A"While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot RecordsA a A this week.
Daily Reporter, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 01:28 PM
Multiple shooting A police sergeant counts the number of bullets fired into a car involved in a multiple shooting at the corner of St. Louis and Chicago avenues. Four men shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side on Wednesday are casualties of an ongoing conflict along Chicago Avenue where control of drug sales sometimes leads to weekslong bouts of violence, according to police and neighbors.
Red Eye Chicago, Wed, Nov 19 2014 @ 08:24 PM
Pictured is the home of Cindy and Bob McCann at 82 Prospect St. that will be the site of the Madison Historical Society's Annual Holiday Wreath Sale to be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, 1-4 p.m. The house, originally known as 'Edgewood,' is the former home of James H. McGraw, the co-founder of the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. It was also the childhood home of Madison Mayor Bob Conley.
The Jersey Journal, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 06:00 PM
The Counter is moving into 50 N. Central Ave., the space that has sat vacant since Baja Fresh closed up there in 2013. The Counter tries to set itself apart by offering a "build your own burger" option.
Business Journal, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 05:43 PM
Lil Tits might prove George Carlin's point that "tits" almost works better as an affectionate nickname than a swear word, but the music this trio makes together is anything but cutesy. The band's new EP 7 Year Bleed is a vicious onslaught of filthy punk tunes that carry more weight than their brief running times suggest.
Chicago Reader, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 05:01 PM