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June 13, 2014

Stick with what works

Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times dished an idiosyncrasy of Gov. Pat Quinn in a column this week.

According to Sweet, the governor wears the same exact purple and silver pinstriped tie for all of the special events he attends.

June 6, 2014

If at first you don’t succeed…

Crain’s Chicago Business this week, as part of its Crain’s Fast Fifty 2014 piece, profiled Vernon Hills-based Agave Loco, the maker of the popular RumChata spirit.

A mix of rum and horchata – a Mexican milkshake, of sorts, RumChata was not well received by Mexican restaurant owners when first brought to the market by Agave Loco CEO Tom Maas in 2009, according to Crain’s.

May 30, 2014

A history lesson

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District – which works to protect Chicagoland’s waterways and mitigate flood damage in the area – celebrated its 125th anniversary Thursday.

May 23, 2014

Let there be festivals

May 16, 2014

The cowboy tuxedo

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday while announcing a new Mariano’s grocery store slated for development in Bronzeville defended his wardrobe choice while attending Sunday’s Chicago Blackhawks playoff game.

The mayor, who took his 15-year-old daughter to the game, opted for a denim button-up over a Hawks t-shirt in place of his usual suit.

May 9, 2014

Up and comers

Crain’s Chicago Business this week released its annual “20 In Their 20s” list, which showcases some of Chicagoland’s most accomplished twenty-somethings.

May 2, 2014

Let the games begin

Special Olympics Chicago’s 2014 Spring Games are slated for next week. The event kicks off with an opening ceremony at Soldier Field at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Following the opening ceremony, track & field competitions are slated to take place at South Chicago’s Eckersall Stadium Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit SOChicago.org/events for more information.

The road less traveled

April 25, 2014

Twitter satire doesn’t play in Peoria

April 18, 2014

Poking fun at potholes

As Chicagoans emerge from a brutal winter that led to a staggering 47,227 pothole-related complaints since Dec. 1, the Second City comedy group has released a video poking fun at Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his perceived inaction in addressing the matter.

April 11, 2014

War of words

Gov. Pat Quinn got a zinger in against GOP nominee for governor Bruce Rauner as both men spoke at the Illinois Education Association’s 160th Representative Assembly at the Hilton Chicago on Friday.

Quinn pointed at Rauner and said, “Don’t compare me to ‘the Almighty,’ compare me to the alternative,” according to ABC’s Charles Thomas. The candidates were discussing state teacher retirement benefits.