March 7, 2007 |
Last week, it was fortune cookies passed out on the Blue Line by L.A. Olympic bid officials with the fortune saying, "Los Angeles 2016: Where the world comes together." Here, it was a worker at the taxi stand at O'Hare International Airport, wearing the button pinned on a jacket: Chicago 2016. Details, big and small, all to promote the respective bids for the 2016 Summer Games during visits by a United States Olympic Committee evaluation team.
April 4, 2007 |
A coyote wandered into a Quiznos sandwich shop in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, startling customers and drawing a picture-taking crowd. There were about half a dozen customers and employees in the shop, restaurant manager Bina Patel said. "It was kind of like a medium-sized dog," Patel said. He said the customers calmly walked out as the coyote plopped down in front of the soda cooler. "It wasn't aggressive at all," Patel said. "It was just looking around.
September 8, 2004 |
The Chicago Jazz Ensemble -- one of the nation's leading jazz repertory bands -- is expected to engage trumpeter and bandleader Jon Faddis as its artistic director, replacing the ensemble's late founder, William Russo. Faddis, an internationally noted soloist and former conductor of the now-defunct Carnegie Hall Jazz Band (which he led from 1991 to 2002), is expected to assume the post after contracts have been signed, possibly in the next week or two.
April 15, 2007 |
Peter Ueberroth tore open the white, business-sized envelope and silently read the slip of paper it contained. His eyebrows rose a fraction of an inch. Probably without realizing it, he glanced twice to his left. Leaders of the group that had hoped to secure the 2016 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles were seated to his right. They knew they weren't about to get good news.
March 23, 2013
MIAMI AT CHICAGO, Wednesday, 5 p.m. PDT . TV: ESPN. Maybe divine intervention could end the second-longest winning streak in NBA history. Chicago point guard Derrick Rose, who said this week that "nobody knows but God" when he will return from a torn knee ligament, would certainly heighten the drama if he decided to make his season debut against Miami. The Heat will presumably take a 27-game winning streak into the United Center considering its next two games are against Charlotte and Orlando, teams with the worst records in the NBA. - Ben Bolch
March 4, 2010
Memphis 105, at Chicago 96: Zach Randolph scored 31 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the Grizzlies rallied from a big first-half deficit. After trailing by 17 in the second quarter, the Grizzlies tied it in the third and finally took control with an 8-0 run late in the fourth that gave them a 97-90 lead. Utah 116, at Phoenix 108: Deron Williams scores 27 points, and Jazz rallies in the fourth quarter. at Miami 114, Lakers 111 (OT) . associated press
March 10, 2012
Kings tonight AT CHICAGO When: 5 PDT. Where: United Center. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 31-25-12, Blackhawks 37-25-7. Update: They were about four minutes away from leaving Detroit with two points, and by the end of regulation, the Kings came away with nothing, having blown a one-goal lead in the final 4:02. These days, leaving two points on the table in the tight Western Conference, looms large for the 11th-place Kings.
November 2, 2012 |
Now that Sandy has ceased storming the Eastern Seaboard, “Chicago” has resumed storming the Broadway record book. The current production, which hit the 16-year mark last week, is on track to return an American-made musical to the top 3 on Broadway's list of the all-time longest-running shows by year's end. For the moment, the medalists are British and French imports. According to a list of the longest runs in Broadway history published on Playbill.com , the revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's jaundiced classic about celebrity, crime and lack of punishment in Prohibition-era Chicago had reached 6,616 performances as of Oct. 21. That had risen to 6,623 when Sandy swept in Sunday to cancel three straight evenings.
September 16, 2012 |
The Chicago teachers strike may not end the way they want it to: Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans Sunday evening to sue the union and force what he called an illegal strike to end immediately. “I will not stand by while the children of Chicago are played as pawns in an internal dispute within a union,” the mayor's office said in a statement. “This was a strike of choice and is now a delay of choice that is wrong for our children.” After little over two hours of reportedly contentious deliberation on Sunday afternoon, 800 teachers union delegates voted against ending the strike after negotiators from the district and the union had reached a tentative deal.
June 20, 2013 |
Stephen Moyer of HBO's "True Blood" will trade in his fangs for some dancing shoes this summer when he takes the role of Billy Flynn in the musical "Chicago" at the Hollywood Bowl, set to run for only three performances from July 26 to 28. Moyer plays the blood-sucking vampire Bill Compton in the popular HBO drama, which recently began its sixth season. Though famous in this country for his screen roles, Moyer worked with a number of British theater companies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, before hitting it big on TV. Taking the role of Velma Kelly in "Chicago" will be Samantha Barks, who was recently seen in the movie version of "Les Miserables" in the role of Eponine.