oh, chicago

An ode to Techstars Chicago.

“The story of Techstars Chicago starts with an organization called Excelerate Labs. Created in 2009, the program was led by a group of local founders and investors, and was designed to connect existing successful founders and operators with new companies […]

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The Travis County District Attorney’s race.

With very strong echoes to the Chicago race above, Daniel Lubetzky (KIND bar founder) posted about the race to unseat Jose Garza from his role as Distict Attorney. In both cases, it seems to be that one side wants to […]

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The Cook County State’s Attorney race.

A post from Chicago business leader Chris Deutsch about Eileen O’Neill Burke, who left her judgeship to running for this state’s attorney position. “I’m an outspoken proponent of Eileen, and although there are many reasons, this less than 2 minute […]

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Crain’s says Chicago needs a rebranding.

“With the Democratic National Convention coming to town this summer, Chicago has a rare opportunity to regain its swagger and reposition itself as a global city at the top of its game, a city second to none as a place […]

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Comparing Chicago to its peer cities.

“A host of characteristics make cities vibrant, desirable and high-profile. No one has everything, but some have more than others. Over time, some lose their edge. Others, through vision and planning, manage to raise their profiles. Here are cities Crain’s […]

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The mayor’s panic attacks.

“Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is “stressed out” and has been admitted to the hospital for panic attacks. That’s according to veteran Chicago journalists John Kass and Anita Padilla, who discussed Johnson’s panic attacks on an episode of WGN-AM’s Chicago Way […]

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Two grocery challenger brands become one.

“Foxtrot and Dom’s Kitchen & Market, are merging to become Outfox Hospitality.” I was living near a Foxtrot in Wicker Park, Chicago and really appreciated it. They luckily followed me to Austin and opened right near my house and the […]

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Chicago is most corrupt city 4 years straight.

“The report uses public corruption statistics published by the U.S. Department of Justice from 1976 through 2021. In those 45 years, Chicago’s elected officials and public servants weaseled their way to a record 1,824 corruption convictions, according to the report.” ~ learn […]