Fri November 8, 2013

Size Does Matter, At Least In The Tallest Building Debate

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 12:20 pm

The view from the Willis Tower, formerly known as Sears Tower, in Chicago.

There's a question that's looming over the new skyscraper at the World Trade Center site in New York: Should it count as the tallest building in the country?

The developers say yes. But by some measures, the Willis Tower in Chicago — formerly known as Sears Tower — can still lay claim to the title.

Now, an obscure organization known as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is preparing to settle the debate.

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Tue September 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Alleged Gunmen Charged In Chicago Mass Shooting

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 1:51 pm

A family photo provided by the Rev. Corey Brooks shows 3-year-old Deonta Howard recovering from a gunshot wound Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago.

Authorities have charged two more suspects in connection with last week's shooting in Chicago that wounded 13 people. Police believe that one of them, 22-year-old Tabari Young, was the one who severely wounded a toddler.

That brings to four the number of people charged in connection with the mass shooting Thursday at Cornell Square Park on the city's South Side. Police say it was gang-related.

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Mon September 23, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Two Arrests In Chicago Shooting That Wounded 13

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 1:07 pm

After last Thursday's mass shooting in Chicago, a police detective collected crime scene tape when investigators were done with their work.
Paul Beaty AP

"Two men are in custody in connection with last week's shooting in a South Side park that left 13 people injured," the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Tribune adds that:

"The men, both 22, were arrested around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in an abandoned building in the 5200 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said. No charges have been filed.

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Fri September 20, 2013
The Two-Way

13 People Shot In Chicago; 3-Year-Old Most Seriously Wounded

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 10:24 am

The scene late Thursday at a park in Chicago's South Side after a shooting there in which 13 people were wounded.
Paul Beaty AP
  • From the NPR Newscast: Cheryl Corley reports on the shootings in Chicago
  • On 'Morning Edition': "After Shooting Tragedies, States React With Legislation"

(Our most recent update, at 12:15 p.m. ET., is here.)

A work week that began with a mass shooting in Washington, D.C., that left 12 victims dead concludes with a mass shooting in Chicago in which 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were wounded.

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Sat August 31, 2013
marc on the blues

Junior Wells May Have Been The Godfather Of Pimp Style

Junior Wells, 1983, Urbana, Illinois
Bubba73 Wikimedia Commons

If there ever was a gangster of the Blues, surely it was Junior Wells. A sharp dressed, strutting tough guy on stage with a ripping Blues harp style and an intense powerful voice.

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