Nik Wallenda says he's ready for his Chicago skyscraper tightrope walks and he hopes he hears a lot of cheering from spectators. The 35-year-old daredevil met reporters in Chicago on Friday, two days ahead of his double challenge.
WAND-TV Decatur, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 04:48 PM
The Chicago lakefront area remains under a flood advisory through early Saturday, and drivers on Lake Shore Drive are having to watch the road carefully. While no official closures are in place, waves have periodically taken out the outermost lanes on northbound LSD around Oak Street on the Near North Side.
WLS-AM Chicago, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 05:00 PM
Mark Ayala, 18, of the 4100 block of N. Central Park Avenue in Chicago; Reuben Miller, 22, of the 1500 block of Birch Avenue in Hanover Park; and Kristie L. McGillis, 19, of the 1200 block of Carswell Avenue in Elk Grove Village, were arrested by Elk Grove Village police, Elgin Police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault said.
Daily Herald, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 07:21 PM
More than 50 volunteers from $99 per Room, Harper College and Holy Family Parish painted The Center for Employment and Business Opportunities during 'Make a Difference Day,' a national day of community service. The makeover included five classrooms, a large common area, three hallways, six offices, the front entry and more than 25 doors.
WebWire, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 07:59 PM
Illinois artist Jim Bachor never avoids a Chicago pothole because he sees them as opportunities to fill with stone and glass mosaics of flowers, humor and occasionally the phone number of a good local car repair shop. "I spent 24 years in advertising," said Mr. Bachor in a phone interview.
Christian Science Monitor, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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Daily Herald, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 05:05 PM
TIME gets inside the mind of a man who will attempt to walk a tightrope across the Windy City's skyline, on live TV On Nov. 2, Nik Wallenda will try to outdo the feats that seven generations of his daredevil family have done: the scion of the Flying Wallendas will walk a tightrope across the Chicago skyline, up an incline for half of the stunt and wearing a blindfold for the other. This is the Discovery Channel's latest bid to capture the world's attention with live broadcasts of life-or-death events .
Time, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 04:35 PM
Earlier this year experimental musician and yoga instructor Andre Foisy debuted Metal Candlelit Yoga nights , an ingenious musical event that combines his two passions. The title does a good job of explaining the affair: Foisy leads attendees in a yoga session set to heavy hypnotic tunes in the candlelit glow of West Town's Turbodog studio, and guest musicians end the evening with a "drone bath" performance.
Chicago Reader, Fri, Oct 31 2014 @ 03:08 PM