The union representing faculty members at the University of Illinois Chicago say they remain far apart in bargaining with school officials on compensation. They are set to strike Tuesday. WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.
CHICAGO – They are a lot of imitation foods out there and, at one time, that included a very popular fruit. Fake bananas were a thing in 1940s England during World War II, and the concept of that was one of the points discussed on the “6@6” on Tuesday’s WGN Morning News.
Portals To the Center of the Earth: A Review of Josephine Pryde’s “The Vibrating Slab” at The Art Institute of Chicago
Josephine Pryde’s exhibition “The Vibrating Slab,” on view at The Art Institute of Chicago, represents a pivotal moment in Pryde’s body of work by combining two series that head in perpendicular directions, but come together, uniting themselves by touching for a brief moment within this space.
On Saturday, Southern’s Women’s Basketball team (6-9, 3-3 MVC) traveled to the Windy City to take on Illinois-Chicago (11-6, 3-3 MVC). The Women gained an enormous 14-point lead at one point in the first half, only to lose it quickly in the third.
In the season debut for Saluki Track and Field, four different Salukis came up with wins this past Saturday over in Chicago, as well as breaking a few school records Freshman Xavier Preston and junior Iaunia Pointer each broke school records in their respective events. Preston hit a 6.71 time in the men’s 60m dash to make the new record in school history for the event and Pointer’s time of 38.36 in the 300m also set a new school record for the event.
In a wholly unscientific WBEZ survey of regular commuters, many expressed concerns that service, safety and cleanliness have eroded since the pandemic began. WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter. The second-largest transit system in the United States spent 2022 trying to bounce back from a slew of challenges: a pandemic that wiped out ridership in systems across the country, shortages of bus and train operators and a massive culture shift toward remote work.
The Chicagoland continues to see a deficit in snow for the 2022-2023 winter season. As January is more than halfway over, we stand more than 5 inches below normal for snow at this point in the month. This comes after three straight months of below normal snowfall.
Former Major League Baseball player Frank Thomas passed away on Monday in his hometown of Pittsburgh. No cause of death was given. He was 93. Thomas was a three-time All-Star with the Pittsburgh Pirates, having played 16 seasons in the big leagues from 1951 to 1966.
Attorney General says if Sheriffs won’t enforce gun ban “there are other people there to do the job”
With some sheriffs saying they won’t enforce Illinois’ gun ban and registry, the state’s attorney general says there are ways to “do the job.” Sheriffs and state’s attorneys from across the state have said they won’t enforce a gun ban and registry, saying it violates Illinoians’ rights in the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The Chicago Bears are going to have more salary-cap resources than any other team in the NFL during the 2023 offseason, and with deep pockets comes the ability to take bigger risks on some boom-or-bust free agents. Could one of those risks be New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas?
Research from the University of Chicago provides the first clear explanation for the difference in storms and demonstrates that storms are becoming more severe over time. For centuries, sailors who had traveled the world knew that the most powerful storms were located in the Southern Hemisphere. “The waves ran mountain-high and threatened to overwhelm [the ship] at every roll,” wrote one passenger on an 1849 voyage rounding the tip of South America.
Feb 23 – The Promontory – Chicago – Roscoe Mitchell Trio feat. Junius Paul and Vincent Davis Feb 25 – Teatro Grande – Brescia – Marty Ehrlich & Orchestra Creativa dell’Emilia Romagna: “Tribute to Julius Hemphill” Feb 25 – Auditorio Nacional – Madrid – Richard Galliano Trio
No. 8 Xavier, the only unbeaten team in Big East Conference play this season, will put an 11-game winning streak on the line during a Wednesday game against DePaul in Chicago. Should the Musketeers’ best surge in seven seasons rest on the shoulders of Souley Boum down the stretch, Xavier won’t mind.
The Chicago Philharmonic mirrored the kaleidoscope of Chicago diversity of their performance of several works, including two concertos by composer Tan Dun and one by The Chicago Phil’s composer in residence, Reinaldo Moya. The concert featured solo performances by guitarist Sharon Isbin, cellist Joshua Roman, pipa player Wei Yang, percussionist Peter Ferry, and Philharmonic member Mimi Tachouet on flute.
The Chicago Bears have plenty of holes on this roster. The defensive line needs an overhaul, the offensive line could use a few new starters and that’s just the start. The wide receiver group needs an alpha and the linebacker group needs to find someone to pair with Jack Sanborn.
NFL Mock Draft: The first 23 picks are set. Here’s the first mock draft guess at what the top picks might be after the 2023 Wild Card round NFL Mock Draft: Top 23 Order and Picks Post 2023 Wild Card Mock drafts are always a work in progress, and this year it’s going to be even more fluid than 2022.
SahBabii Born Saaheem Malik Valdery 24 February 1997 (age 25) Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Other names Sah King Squid Young Squid Years active 2012–present Musical career Genres Occupation(s) Instrument(s) Vocals Labels Casting Bait Music Group (current) Warner Bros. Records (former)
OBSERVED SNOW COVER Monday morning, January 16, 2023 As of January 16th, about 35% of the nation reported snow cover. The average depth was 4.7 inches, with excessive snowpack in higher elevations of the West boosting the national average. With the exception of the northern Plains, parts of the upper Midwest, and northern New England, wintry weather has been nearly non-existent across the eastern 2/3 of the country.
Jan. 16—Criminal charges were recently unsealed against a fourth man in connection with a deadly Hammond shootout. Marcus Mathis, 27, of Griffith, was charged Nov. 18 with murder and three counts of attempted murder. The Sept. 25 shooting outside Serenity Lounge in Hammond killed Brian Leonard, 29, of Chicago, and wounded three others.
Ever since the Blackhawks started their rebuild, there has been plenty of trade speculation surrounding their two long-term veterans, including captain Jonathan Toews. He acknowledged to NBC Sports Chicago’s Charlie Roumeliotis that he hasn’t sat down with GM Kyle Davidson to discuss if he’ll be willing to waive his trade protection and leave the only franchise he has played for over a 15-year NHL career.
SOMERS, Wis. — Volunteers met at UW-Parkside on Monday to serve the community and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 2023 Community Day event was hosted at Parkside's Student Center by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago. Goodwill, in partnership with Northwestern Mutual, hosted a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program.
It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and as we celebrate his life and work, it is also a time to educate ourselves. Joining us today to detail Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s connection to the Windy City is our favorite urban historian Shermann ‘Dilla’ Thomas.
Packers fans got their consolation prize yesterday when the Minnesota Vikings failed to win their NFL Playoff game, at home, in a back and forth second half affair with the New York Giants. For years, the tables have been turned. The fanatics in Minnesota, Detroit and especially Chicago have found ways to make the postseason interesting, even though the Vikings, Lions and Bears were not playing, but rooting for the Packers opponent to send Green Bay home before reaching the Super Bowl.
The Chicago White Sox made some news on Sunday as it came out that they have signed Juan Uribe Jr to join their organization. Of course, he is the son of former White Sox shortstop and 2005 World Series Champion Juan Uribe. Uribe Jr., like his dad, is a shortstop.
The Chicago White Sox were active in the international market with seven signings, with potentially more to come. Juan Uribe Jr. An infamous name among White Sox Fans. Juan Uribe was a key member of the 2005 World Series Champions. This time, the son of the team legend will join the organization.
Moist air wrapping into a center of low pressure over northern Iowa on Monday spread bands of rain across the Midwest. Unseasonable 50-degree dew points extended into central Illinois, maintaining a solid deck of low overcast across the Chicago area, and bringing the city its 8th day this month with zero sunshine.