Monday, July 31, 2017
NEWS: COOK COUNTY JAIL GIVING INMATES OVERDOSE REVERSING DRUG
Chicago now gives at-risk inmates the overdose-reversing drug naloxone upon their release from jail and Los Angeles is poised to follow suit, putting the antidote in as many hands as possible as part of a multifaceted approach to combatting the nation's opioid epidemic. The Cook County Jail in Chicago, which is the largest single-site jail in the country, has trained about 900 inmates how to use naloxone nasal spray devices since last summer and has distributed 400 of them to at-risk men and women as they got out. The devices can undo the effects of an opiate overdose almost immediately and are identical to those used by officers in many of the country's law enforcement agencies.
NEWS: CHICAGO FACING $114.2 MILLION BUDGET SHORTFALL IN 2018
Chicago faces a $114.2 million budget shortfall in 2018 that does not factor in the steep cost of police reform, the second year of a police hiring surge or pay raises tied to soon-to-be-negotiated union contracts. Last year, Chicago faced a $137.6 million shortfall — the city’s smallest in a decade — that did not include the cost of saving the largest of four city employee pension funds. Six weeks later, Mayor Rahm Emanuel lowered the boom on Chicago taxpayers — by slapping a 29.5 percent tax onto water and sewer bills to shore up the Municipal Employees Pension Fund that’s projected to generate $64 million in 2018. (link below) http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/chicago-facing-114-2-million-budget-shortfall-in-2018/
NEWS: 17 CHICAGO PARTY BUS COMPANIES ORDERED TO CEASE AND DESIST
Seventeen party bus companies were ordered Monday to “cease and desist” after being accused of violating new regulations aimed at reining in rowdyism and violence and at preventing buses from turning into what one aldermen has called “rolling cemeteries.” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said the 17 companies targeted during a joint operation by her department and Chicago Police were accused of a host of violations. (link below) http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/seventeen-party-bus-companies-ordered-to-cease-and-desist/
NEWS: CITY ALLOWED TO KILL RAT POPULATION
The Environmental Protection Agency has given Chicago permission to kill the city’s rat population with dry ice over the objection of animal rights groups.
NEWS: NORTH KOREA MISSILE COULD HIT CHICAGO
North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday that appears to have the range to hit major US cities, experts say, and prompted a fresh round of condemnation from the United States, China, Japan and South Korea. If the missile were fired on a flatter, standard trajectory, it would have major US cities such as Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago well within its range, with the possible ability to reach as far as New York and Boston, according to David Wright, a missile expert at the Union of Concerned Scientists. (link below) http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/29/asia/north-korea-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-test/index.html?sr=twCNN072917north-korea-intercontinental-ballistic-missile-test1014AMVODtop
SPORTS: CUBS ACQUIRE JUSTIN WILSON & MORE FROM TIGERS
The Chicago Cubs announced on Twitter Monday that they acquired relief pitcher Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila from the Detroit Tigers for two prospects and cash or a player to be named later.
SPORTS NEWS: STEVE BARTMAN TO RECEIVE WORLD SERIES RING
Steve Bartman has received an official Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Championship ring as a special gift from the Ricketts family and the Cubs organization.
INTERVIEW: VIC MENSA ON THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Friday, July 28, 2017
SPORTS: CUBS WIN FIRST CITY SERIES SINCE 2013 AGAINST WHITE SOX
The Streaking Cubs take Crosstown Cup with 6-3 win over White Sox, winning the season series against the White Sox for the first time since 2013.
VIDEO: FAMOUS DEX- "ON GOLD"
VIDEO: TY MONEY F/ BUMP J- "YES OR NO"
Directed by Zae, Ty Money a new rising star to get familiar with links with Chicago legend "Bump J".
MUSIC NEWS: LIL DURK & LIL REESE ANNOUNCE JOINT EP
MUSIC: KING DARIUS THE GREAT F/ DJ BRICKZ- "ROYALTY"
ROYALTY by King Darius The Great is a fresh sound created by these two men which they are calling "conscious trap music." The song itself is very informative and enlightening as it highlights a lot of unpopular american history while simultaneously uplifting the listeners by reminding us that we are all kings and queens of our own lives. Coupled with the heavy bass/organ driven production from producer and ft artist DJ BrickZ, ROYALTY delivers the sound of the trap with a message for the ages.
MUSIC: BOO STILLA- "F*** IT UP"
With the visual scheduled to drop any day now, Stilla drops the audio for his new single "F**K It Up".
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
EVENT: LYRICAL LEMONADE SUMMER BASH
This Friday in Chicago (July 28th) The Lyrical Lemonade Summer Bash. (Tickets Below) lyricallemonade.com/tickets
INTERVIEW: LOREN (FORMERLY LOGAN CAGE) ON 93 'TIL
This week 93 'Til sits down with Chicago Rapper Loren! We discuss his new project, Freddie Gibbs co-sign, and much more!
SPORTS: DERRICK ROSE AGREES TO SIGN WITH CAVS
Free-agent point guard Derrick Rose has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Rose becomes the sixth No. 1 pick to play with LeBron James. Joe smith, Shaq, Greg Oden, Kyrie Irving, & Andrew Bogut being the others.
VIDEO: FAMOUS DEX- "BUBBLE GUM/WHAAAAAM"
Directed by @LewisYouNasty of Ronnie Lewis Productions. Watch the official music video for "Bubble Gum/Whaaaam" by Famous Dex.
VIDEO: LIL DURK- "PICK YOUR POISON"
Monday, July 24, 2017
VIDEO: City is ready to "Get Signed Or Die Trying".
VIDEO: MEEK MILL- WINS AND LOSSES (FULL MOVIE)
Friday, July 21, 2017
SPORTS: CHICAGO BEARS AND MITCHELL TRUBISKY AGREE TO ROOKIE DEAL
The Bears signed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, their 2017 first-round pick, on Wednesday, the team announced. Trubisky, drafted second overall by Chicago -- agreed to terms on the same day Bears rookies reported to the team facility for the start of training camp.
FOOD: HEINZ INTRODUCES "CHICAGO DOG SAUCE"
Heinz unveiled a “new” sauce on Monday to get around Chicago’s strict “no ketchup on hotdogs” rule. Chicago Dog Sauce is available for a limited time at the suggested retail price of $5 plus shipping & handling at chicagodogsauce.com.
FOOD: HAROLD"S CHICKEN SHACK GETTING L.A. LOCATION
Chicago’s Famed Harold’s Chicken Shack Is Coming to L.A. Harold’s Chicken Shack and Sports Bar is coming to Hollywood Boulevard, bringing along 67 years of poultry-frying expertise, and a deliciously brutal logo featuring a cleaver-wielding chef chasing a chicken. (link below) http://www.lamag.com/digestblog/harolds-chicken-shack-los-angeles/
NEWS: ILLINOIS 1 OF 14 STATES TO WITNESS THIS YEARS TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
Illinois is just one of 14 states that will witness the total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely covers the sun and only the sun’s corona can be seen. Southern Illinois will have a first-rate view of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, according to NASA. Carbondale, Illinois will be able to view the eclipse for roughly four hours, but the totality will last for only 2 minutes and 30 seconds, according to NASA.
NEWS: CITY REACHES $38.75M SETTLEMENT OVER RED-LIGHT TICKETS
The city has agreed to a $38.75 million settlement which will mean refunds for 1.2 million Chicagoans who got red-light tickets when the city was illegally enforcing its red-light ordinance. The money breaks down like this: the city will pay $26.75 million in refunds, and also will write off $12 million it is owed by people who never paid their tickets, according to Law Department spokesperson Bill McCaffrey. The settlement will be presented to the City Council Finance Committee and await full City Council approval at its next meeting. The class-action suit was filed by attorneys Jacie Zolna and Mike Cherry of Myron M. Cherry and Associates. It involves 1.5 million tickets. (link below) http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/sneed-city-to-pay-38-75m-to-settle-lawsuit-over-red-light-tickets/
NEWS: ALISON CUDDY NAMED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE HUMANITIES FESTIVAL
Alison Cuddy is the new artistic director of the Chicago Humanities Festival, the arts organization announced Thursday. Cuddy replaces Jonathan Elmer, who resigned in late June after two-and-a-half years to take on additional academic duties at Indiana University.
EP: J.R. DONATO- "FEAR WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW"
VIDEO: VIC MENSA- "RAGE"
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
VIDEO: TADOE- "P'S"
Tadoe seems to be taking his music career more serious these days, his recent work "P's" dropped recently.
VIDEO: FBG DUCK F/ DONYAEE- "GREAT"
FBG Duck is a fan favorite easily, peep his new video shot by Money Strong TV featuring a nice flow from Donyaee.
VIDEO: RICO RECKLEZZ & LIVE- "STAIN"
VIDEO: PBG KEMO- "FIRST WEEK OUT"
Kemo spits about his first full week out, if he can stay out he'll make some serious noise on the music scene.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
VIDEO: KENNY MAC- "NO MO"
Saturday, July 15, 2017
SHORT FILM: P.DIDDY- "BLACK EXCELLENCE"
Thursday, July 13, 2017
MUSIC: VIC MENSA ANNOUNCES ALBUM & RELEASE DATE
VIDEO: THE COOL KIDS- "CHECKOUT"
VIDEO: BUMP J SUMMER JAM RECAP
Bump J continues his run since being released from prison. Recap him performing live at the WGCI Summer Jam.
VIDEO: TAY 600- "LOST A LOT"
Monday, July 10, 2017
VIDEO: ELVY THE GOD- "FREE SMOKE"
Elvy The God is on his way to the top, his name is constantly ringing bells in Chicago, check for him. S/O Diamond Visuals.
VIDEO: C DOT HONCHO- "TOGETHER"
EVENT: J.COLE LIVE AT THE UNTIED CENTER JULY 24TH & 25TH
MUSIC NEWS: TWISTA DROPS 10TH ALBUM "CROOK COUNTY"
Twista's latest album Crook County is officially available to stream. Check it out on all major outlets.
VIDEO: VIC MENSA F/ PUSHA T- "OMG"
Friday, July 7, 2017
MUSIC: JILLA- "ACT RIGHT"
"Lets take a trip" but only if you got that "Act Right". Jilla returns with the new smash single targeting the ladies Prod. By Penacho now playing on Soundcloud.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
VIDEO: LIL BIBBY- "FOR REAL"
VIDEO: RIC WILSON- "HANG LOOSE"
MUSIC: EDDIE P- "LEVEL UP"
Eddie P is currently preparing his new ep "Soul Of A Lyricist", checkout new music exclusively from the project.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
INTERVIEW: FAMOUS DEX SPEAKS WITH SAY CHEESE TV ON MUMBLE RAPPERS
VIDEO: TAYSAV- "DON'T TALK"
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