Ten Perfect Chicago Experiences
Feb25

Ten Perfect Chicago Experiences

A friend of mine is moving.  He’s trying to choose which city to move his life, family, and business to.  For various reasons, the three finalists are Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Listening to him talk about his decision-making process started me thinking about Chicago, and some of the — for lack of a better word — “perfect” Chicago experiences I’ve had, and try to occasionally recreate. So,...

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Off Topic: Illinois Sales Tax Hike on Candy

It’s not very often I go off topic in this blog, but I thought I would in this case because I haven’t seen this reported anywhere else: Red Alert: The sales tax rate is going up on candy! Chicago was once the candy-making capitol of the Midwest.  Though Brachs is long gone, and Fannie May is made in Ohio now, people who live here still have a sweet tooth.  Think about the number of candy stores, confectioners,...

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Off Topic: DTV Transition in Chicago

After 60 years of NTSC transmissions saturating Chicagoland, we are now bathing in the electronic ether of a new era.  ATSC television, commonly known as DTV, is now officially the law of the land for all full-power television stations in America. From what we’ve heard from people in the industry, problems varied widely by market.  Houston didn’t have many problems because so many people there are already wedded...

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Off Topic: HD Radio In Chicago

By now most people have heard an ad or two on the radio for something called HD radio.  If you’ve wondered what the difference is between regular radio and HD radio, it boils down to two things — quality and content. The quality of the sounds is better.  Even on AM.  In fact, I used to be an avid WGN Radio listener, but since it’s not in HD, I simply can’t stand the noise of regular AM in my ears...

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