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Inc. (October Issue)

2018/ 10/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Roughly 3,000 startups are located in Chicago. Nearly 34 percent are run by women­–the most of any major U.S. city.”

 

CNN (August 20)

2018/ 08/ 22 by jd in Global News

“Someone gets shot an average of about once per hour. That was the sobering reality in Chicago this weekend, when at least 58 people were shot.” Chicago’s “latest rash of violence happened despite an additional 600 officers on the streets.”

 

Chicago Tribune (August 7)

2018/ 08/ 09 by jd in Global News

Chicago experienced a “weekend from hell, when outbreaks of gunfire killed 12 people and injured at least 62″ Then, “the carnage” continued on Monday. But “gun violence in Chicago is random the way destructive wind gusts are random. You can brace yourself but still not anticipate the location or severity of a blast. Monday easily could have been the quiet after the storm.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t. “At least 10 people were shot in eight incidents Monday on the South and West sides.”

 

Chicago Tribune (January 2)

2018/ 01/ 02 by jd in Global News

“Who said: ‘Find out what the other team wants to do. Then take it away from them.’ Could have been Uber’s CEO, but no, it was George Halas, founder of the Bears.” As the Chicago Bears look for a new coach, it’s worth contemplating “heavy industries, or digital startups… business and sports share immutable truths about organizational ability and consequential success. Much of work life is a competition, right? Good bosses, like good coaches, are strategists and motivators who build strong teams. Games like football teach those lessons in fundamental ways that are useful in every field, including non-contact sports like accounting.”

 

Chicago Tribune (November 3)

2016/ 11/ 05 by jd in Global News

“The most epic drought in sports history is over, and the Cubs are world champions. After 108 years of waiting, the Cubs won the 2016 World Series with a wild 8-7, 10-inning Game 7 victory over the Indians. The nearly five-hour roller-coaster game “was a perfect ending for a franchise that had waited forever for just one championship, and your stomach never will be the same. This is not a dream. The Cubs did it.”

 

Chicago Tribune (November 26)

2015/ 11/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Chicago will not begin to heal until there is accountability and transparency. If there is to be a silver lining in the death of Laquan McDonald, let it be shown through the power of the people who seek change and justice for all.” The release of a one-year old video showing a Chicago police officer shooting a black man 16 times, despite a non-threatening situation, triggered wide spread protests.

 

Chicago Tribune (November 3)

2015/ 11/ 04 by jd in Global News

The trailers for Spike Lee’s new movie “Chi-Raq” are embarrassing politicians by depicting Chicago’s bullet-ridden streets and comparing them with Iraq. “The politicians have a bigger problem than they anticipated. Yes, Spike Lee’s movie will embarrass Chicago. But it won’t embarrass Chicago as much as the slaying of Tyshawn Lee already has embarrassed Chicago in news accounts now appearing worldwide.” On November 2, 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee became “the latest young Chicagoan pronounced dead of gunshot wounds.”

 

The Economist (September 5)

2015/ 09/ 06 by jd in Global News

“From Guangzhou to Brussels to Chicago, cities are shifting their attention from keeping cars moving to making it easier to walk, cycle and play on their streets. Some central roads are being converted into pedestrian promenades, others flanked with cycle lanes. Speed limits are being slashed.” Over 700 cities have bike-share programs and more than 100 cities “close some roads to cars on weekends.” These and other efforts are making cities “nicer—and healthier—to live in.”

 

Washington Post (July 8)

2014/ 07/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Maybe Chicago’s death toll will help stop the madness on gun access.” Over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicago “was scarred by what tragically has become another American tradition: gun violence. In the course of 84 hours this past weekend, 82 people were shot in Chicago, 16 of them fatally. One person an hour, not in some far-flung war zone but on the streets of a major U.S. city.”  

 

 

Chicago Tribune (March 31)

2014/ 04/ 01 by jd in Global News

Ride share services like Lyft, Uber X and Sidecar are changing the way people get around urban environments like Chicago. “Consumers like ride shares. They like being able to find a nearby car, check out the driver and agree to a fare, all on their smartphones. They like the option of paying a premium for faster service in peak hours or bad weather. They like choices.” In contrast, taxi owners are unhappy with the new competition and pushing for tighter regulation or outright bans on ride sharing. Some prudent regulation is inevitable and desirable, but lawmakers should side with consumers rather than protecting “the people who got into the taxi business by paying $300,000 or more for a city medallion.”

 

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