Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect—and improve—our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com. By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* 2. Energy auditor: When a building is cooled or heated, it uses energy. …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
From interstates to local roads, our map provides updates on closures and high-standing water in your area.
From the Wisconsin border to the south side of Chicago and into the western suburbs, local roads, interstates and highways were closed Thursday because of flooding. Click through the pins above to see which roads in your area — or on your route to and from work today — have been closed due to flooding or have high-standing water. Police are encouraging drivers to avoid roadways with standing water. If you come upon an area with high-standing water or that is closed, add that information to our map by visiting this link. Otherwise, let us know about the closure by commenting below. Drivers are asked to beware of high-standing water on roadways. The water on a roadway can be deeper than it appears and can cause a vehicle to stall or be …
Friday, January 25, 2013
NBC's top-rated summer show will be holding auditions in Chicago at McCormick Place on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.
Last season, "American's Got Talent" had three unique finalists: A comedian, a family dog act and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. The winner? A group of dogs that danced, performed jump rope tricks and even some gymnastics. "Chicago is an important city for 'America's Got Talent,'" said senior casting producer Jason Shuler. "We have had several top talent audition at our Chicago open calls. Among them are Chicago group Footworkingz and the piano player from Edon from our most current season." Notable winners who auditioned in Chicago: Neal E. Boyd from season three and Kevin Skinner from season four. The show will be holding auditions on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at McCormick Place, 2301 Lake Shore Dr. Entrances can be found at Gate 4 or …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Old tickets to expire one year from purchase.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Legendary band plays two hometown concerts
Legendary band Chicago played a weekend of hometown concerts this past Saturday and Sunday at Ravinia Festival. This was only the second time in its long careers the band played the outdoor venue. Read the review: Chicago Plays Old and New at Ravinia The set for the night covered many of their hits from their classic catalog, including "Make Me Smile," "Old Days," "Saturday," and many more. Half the proceeds from the weekend shows will go to fight breast cancer. Fourteen-year-old Isabela Nanni opened the show both nights. Editor's note: This article originally stated that Isabela Nanni bid through Chicago's website to play with the band. She actually was discovered by Chicago's manager when she performed at a Notre Dame football game.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Timeless rock band donates half its receipts to fight breast cancer.
Chicago is a band unlike any other. Making only its second Ravinia Festival appearance this past weekend the group thrilled an enthusiastic audience in its opening night performance Saturday with music from its past and present. Its Ravinia debut was in 1972. Exciting a sold out pavilion and lawn full of fans who have grown into middle age with them and people who have come to know them in more recent years, Chicago played not only for the audience but to help fight breast cancer. Though not publicized beforehand, half of the band’s receipts from its performance go to charity. Chicago has had a history of generosity from its inception in the late 1960’s not limited to sharing receipts. That was a rare bonus for a 14-year old singer from …
Nonprofit group searching for developers to create "Placemaking" application.
In today’s constantly connected world, there seems to be a mobile application for just about everything. There’s an app to find the cheapest gas, the best nearby bar and even for counting calories. But now the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is looking for someone to develop an app that could help users discover great public spaces throughout the Chicago metro area. Read more: Patch launches an iPhone app The nonprofit is holding a contest for any web developer or community group that can create the best “Placemaking” application. This app will help both residents and visitors make the most out of local transportation, neighborhoods, parks and malls. With the help of their sponsor, IBM, the group will reward the winner $2,500. …