I On The Scene

NEW RELEASE: Dig My Feeling by Willie Bobo

”The sound a Latin cat in Harlem would dig.” Dig My Feeling is a new album, with previously unreleased tracks, from one of the most revered musicians in Latin and Afro-Cuban Jazz, the late great Willie Bobo. This exclusive release came together with the help of Bobo’s wife, Alicia, and …

Amy Rule Receives Chicago CAC’s Luminary Award

The evening honored First Lady of Chicago Amy Rule, who was recognized for her dedicated work on behalf of children who have suffered from sexual abuse. The fundraising event, co-chaired by Sheila McGinn Dorman, COO of Northern Trust Securities, and Mara Walsh, drew over 350 corporate, community and civic leaders …

Urban Legend: Profile of North Chicago Fire Chief Dell Urban

Dell Urban is chief of the North Chicago Fire Department, supervising 36 firefighters. She is one of the few female fire chiefs in the country. Dell Urban considers herself one of the guys. But she is the boss. “I’m proud and I really like my job. To me it’s the …

Trump Presidency

There’s Plenty of Things to Worry About with a Trump Presidency

Donald Trump has said some weird stuff about debt in recent weeks. It seemed that he believes he can cut a deal with holders of US debt and pay less than face value. This, of course, would be a disaster. It would destroy the world’s belief in America’s “full faith …

“Toast to the Coast” at the Racquet Club in Chicago

Once again upholding its outstanding image in the Gold Coast community, the Gold Coast Neighbors Association recently held its annual “Toast to the Coast” event. Founded in 1869 by a hundred upstanding citizens of the Gold Coast area, and surviving despite the small setback of the Chicago Fire in 1871, …

White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Obama Shines at his Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner was a night to remember. Barack Obama’s swan song was filled with some of his best gags and jokes. Maybe after he leaves the White House, he’ll consider a comedy tour. The event also helped put a positive note on Obama’s relationship with the …

Our Top Five Tribeca Film Festival Picks

The Tribeca Film Festival is underway, continuing through April 24, showcasing the newest in cinema from around the world. This year’s festival includes the Tribeca Festival Hub where attendees and spectators can experience interactive installations, virtual reality, and special discussions with some of the world’s best storytellers. It’s also the …

Superdelegates

Superdelegates: The Last Defense Against Political Parasites

The way the talking heads discuss them, you’d think superdelegates were some magical and inscrutable species. Numerous shows and articles have been devoted to discussing the strangeness and specialness of this class of party delegate. Yet they are quite mundane. Superdelegates are simply the party officeholders and officials who make …

Democratic Party Civil War

The Coming Democratic Party Civil War

“Party powerbrokers seek to stop the grassroots surge.” “Establishment candidates accused of conspiring to steal delegates.” “Candidate’s supporters feel cheated by an unfair electoral system.” “Campaigners claim primary opponent is bought and paid for.” “Party Establishment facing revolution from the grassroots.”   These are the kinds of headlines that have …

Glitz & Glamour

A Spectacular Glitz & Glamour Celebration

The Grand Ballroom at the Peninsula Hotel was the perfect setting for the Second Annual Glitz & Glamour event, which benefits A Silver Lining Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of Barbara Bradford and Robert L. Sherman, owners of A. Marek Fine Jewelry, 100% of the proceeds generated from the ticket …