Good morning, Chicago.
Statement on the position of the Union tends towards a ritualistic rhythm. Front entrance. Applause. Banality. Politicians. Calls for unity, real or imagined.
President Joe Biden checked those boxes and several others during his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. In part, he laid the groundwork for running for a second term. “We were sent here to finish the job,” he said.
Biden called for unity and tried to emphasize the reconciliation of the conflict, which is easier to do in this rarefied environment, which seems impossible to sustain in such divided times.
Read the conclusions from the President’s State of the Union address.
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CVS Health plans to acquire Chicago-based Oak Street Health in A $10.6 billion deal which aims to expand CVS’s reach into primary care.
The all-cash deal was announced early Wednesday morning, and CVS Health said it would pay $39 a share. The acquisition is expected to be completed later this year pending regulatory approval.
Closed for over three decades, in Chicago Molson Coors is back in the big game.
Molson Coors and other brewing giants were able to buy Super Bowl advertising because Anheuser-Busch InBev gave up its exclusive rights to sponsor the games after 33 years. Industry analysts are already calling this year’s Beer Bowl broadcast, with Heineken, Molson Coors, Sam Adams and Anheuser-Busch planning to advertise in a wide commercial field.
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On May 4, 2022, 22-year-old Nick Parlingayan was killed in a car crash on the city’s northwest side, causing concern among other cyclists. Almost nine months later, on January 30, Parlingayan family attorneys sued against Metra, the city of Chicago and others in the death of what his mother described as a “bright, loving” young man.
The half-mile section of Milwaukee Avenue between Kilbourn Avenue and Addison Street where Parlingayan was killed, cycling advocates consider it deadlygiven heavy traffic, a major subway renovation project, and little protection for bikers and pedestrians.
Lyric Opera of Chicago World Premiere “factotum” is a hit in the city where it takes place. These are “The Barber of Seville” and “Barbershop,” the critic writes Michael Phillips.
Arias, quartets, octets, and musical styles roam widely, from trap and hip-hop to R&B and Broadway, showcasing performers from both operatic and musical theater.
The Super Bowl is four days away, and the Chicago Bears could have a momentous offseason. But first, Thursday’s news comes on whether Devin Hester has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame — the question that begins Brad Biggs Bears Weekly Mailbag.
Illinois proudly proclaims itself the “Land of Lincoln” on its license plates and eagerly promotes its many historic sites associated with the 16th president. But if you’re a Lincoln lover, you’d be remiss to overlook the state’s neighbor if you want a full understanding of the man.
You will find Lincoln lor scattered throughout the Hoosier state. To follow in the great man’s footsteps, head south to Spencer County, where his birthplace continues to inspire generations to come.