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Review: Polar Loop Wearable Device

Review: Polar Loop Wearable Device

Marathon Training Tips: Group Training Mike Adamle and Executive Director of CARA, Wendy Jaehn, discuss the benefits of training with a group. Marathon Training Tips: Cross Training Nike master trainer Emily Hutchins discusses how putting an emphasis on strength training translates to improvements in your running stride.

Time Obscures Meaning of Disco Demolition

Time Obscures Meaning of Disco Demolition

Former radio DJ and Chicago icon Steve Dahl recently penned an op-ed in Crain’s Chicago Business looking back at the ill-fated Disco Demolition Night, a 1979 Chicago White Sox promotion that turned riotous when fans swarmed the field after a crate of disco records were blown up. It’s the 35 th anniversary of that infamous night this weekend, and Dahl took the opportunity to address what he saw as two misunderstood aspects of the story: how it all began, and whether or not the event was intended to be racist and homophobic.

Three Run Two Hits the Chicago Running Scene

Three Run Two Hits the Chicago Running Scene

Regulars in the Chicago running scene may have noticed new gear popping up at area races last year. Sprinkled in among the classic specialty store-supported crews were black singlets and shirts, emblazoned with a winged foot, four Chicago stars, and the words ” Three Run Two .” Chicago, it’s time to meet the Northwest Side’s newest running club.

Miss Indiana Applauded for "Normal" Body in Miss USA 2014

Miss Indiana Applauded for "Normal" Body in Miss USA 2014

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN… Miss Indiana may not have made the judges’ cut in Sunday’s Miss USA 2014 competition, but her stunning appearance in the bikini parade may have earned her a social media crown.

Why I Run: It Moves Me Forward

Why I Run: It Moves Me Forward

NBCChicago’s Stride blog aims to cover Chicago’s dedicated running and active lifestyle committee. We’ve asked some of those individuals to share with us their motivation for getting out there and pounding the pavement.

Why I Run: When It Found Me, I Found Myself

Why I Run: When It Found Me, I Found Myself

NBCChicago’s Stride blog aims to cover Chicago’s dedicated running and active lifestyle committee. We’ve asked some of those individuals to share with us their motivation for getting out there and pounding the pavement.

Tax Preparer Gets 4 Years for Fake Return Scheme

Tax Preparer Gets 4 Years for Fake Return Scheme

A Chicago tax preparer who admitted writing false tax returns for hundreds of clients was sentenced Thursday morning to nearly four years in prison. Verlean Hollins pleaded guilty in January to helping clients cheat on their taxes, in what the IRS said at the time was the largest fraud of its kind in Chicago history.

$9.8M Tennis Facility Planned for Chicago’s South Side

$9.8M Tennis Facility Planned for Chicago’s South Side

$9.8M Tennis Facility Planned for Chicago’s… Copy Close Link to this video http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/blogs/ward-room/$9.8M-Tennis-Facility-Planned-for-Chicago’s-South-Side/260140001 Copy Close Embed this video Replay Mayor Rahm Emanuel and XS Tennis announced Wednesday the creation of a $9.8 million, 112,000-square-foot “world class tennis facility.” Christian Farr reports.

Rahm Emanuel Defends Self: ‘My Job Is to Do My Job’

Rahm Emanuel Defends Self: ‘My Job Is to Do My Job’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’ll continue to make the difficult (and unpopular) choices needed to improve Chicago, declaring: ”I didn’t say change would be easy.” Besieged by an avalanche of bad press, Emanuel defends himself in an interview with Crain’s Chicago Business, making no apologies for controversial decisions on pension reform and public school closings, among else, but also conceding that sometimes he needs to “pull back and listen.” Meanwhile, the city’s two largest newspapers are forecasting doom for the reelection-seeking mayor. This past weekend, a Sun-Times headline blared “RAHM ON THE ROPES” as it touted the results of a poll revealing that just one out of five Chicago voters think Emanuel’s doing a better job of running things than former Mayor Richard M.

Inside Rep. Peter Roskam’s Leadership PAC

Inside Rep. Peter Roskam’s Leadership PAC

A little-known campaign committee controlled by west-suburban Congressman Peter Roskam has spent thousands of dollars on gifts; tens of thousands of dollars on ski trips and other travel, and hundreds of thousands of dollars on mysterious consulting contracts – all with minimal disclosure to the public, and all perfectly legal, NBC5 Investigates has found. The committee — called Republican Operation to Secure and Keep a Majority, or ROSKAM PAC — is one of several so-called “Leadership PACs” controlled by various members of Illinois’ U.S.

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