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Chicago discontinues ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology

Chicago has joined a growing list of cities that have cut ties with a controversial company that tries to reduce urban gun violence with 24/7 technology that listens for the crack of gunshots and immediately notifies police.This month, Chicago Democratic Mayor Brandon Johnson announced the city would not renew its contract with SoundThinking, the California-based company behind ShotSpotter, software that uses a network of hidden neighborhood sensors to detect the sound of gunfire.Chicago was spending around $9 million…

Ariana Madix on Tom Sandoval, Bravo and Broadway’s ‘Chicago’

NEW YORK —  At the end of the musical “Chicago,” Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who has been charged with murdering her lover, is declared not guilty. It should be a victorious moment for the aspiring vaudeville star, but just as the verdict is announced, the press gets wind of another bloody crime unfolding down the courthouse hall. The media scrambles out of the room to cover the juicy new story, leaving a dejected Roxie behind.“Wait! I’m Roxie Hart! Don’t you want my picture?” she yells after them, alone with just her…

Most competitive rental markets for 2024

Apartments are seen undergoing construction on February 28, 2023 in Austin, Texas. Brandon Bell | Getty ImagesThe apartment market is finally loosening up. At the same time, competition is heating up in some key markets.There is an enormous supply of new apartments coming online this year. And rents have fallen for six straight months, now at their lowest levels since March 2022, according to search site Apartment List.For a one-bedroom apartment nationally, the latest estimated median rent is $1,207; for a two-bedroom…

Cody Bellinger reportedly agrees to $80M deal with Chicago Cubs

A year after the Dodgers turned their backs on Cody Bellinger, the mercurial left-handed slugger has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $80-million contract with the Chicago Cubs. Bellinger is coming off a tremendous bounce-back season with the Cubs in 2023 that put him in position for the free-agent payday. As the offseason progressed, however, it became clear that many teams were reluctant to make a long-term commitment to him because of the wild fluctuations in his production with the Dodgers.Bellinger’s deal with the…

Chicago Becomes the Latest City to Sue the Oil Industry over Climate Change

CLIMATEWIRE | Chicago filed suit Tuesday against six oil companies and an influential industry ally, joining the ranks of local governments looking to hold fossil fuel producers financially accountable for the effects of climate change.The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court accuses the companies, their subsidiaries and industry trade association the American Petroleum Institute of waging a campaign to discredit climate science and mislead the public about the dangers of burning fossil fuels.“While defendants have…

Migrant Crisis at Chicago O’Hare Airport

I t’s just past 11 a.m. on Christmas Eve, and Angimar leans forward in a blue, perforated metal chair to examine her toddler’s diaper. The boy has been tugging at his legging pants, and his walk is now more of a waddle. Along with most personal-hygiene products, diapers are in short supply. Within a few seconds, 28-year-old Angimar, who goes by Angi, makes a quick calculation, the kind that mothers of young children make hundreds of times each day. It’s time, she decides, for a new one.  Angi asks Yenni,…

Kanye West Vultures Chicago Premiere: Fans Still Believe

On a pitch-black evening, on the anniversary of Ye’s, (f.k.a. Kanye West), monumental classic debut The College Dropout, fans from all over endured a nasty mix of thunder, rain, and hail to hear Yeezy and Ty Dolla Sign’s collaborative effort, Vultures before the rest of the world at the United Center in his Chicago kingdom.  For better or worse, Chi-Town has maintained an enduring relationship with Ye and his music as whenever he comes home, the city gets electrified and active as if he was Michael Jordan during…

Kia Carnival hybrid minivan coming this summer

CHICAGO – Kia Motors is adding a hybrid model to its Carnival minivan to meet increasing consumer demand for the technology and assist in meeting tightening federal fuel economy standards.Hybrids are a growing option for automakers as they strive to make vehicles more efficient and avoid costly federal fuel economy and emissions standards. They're also less expensive and a less dramatic adjustment for consumers who want to go greener but aren't ready to purchase all-electric vehicles.EV sales have been slower than…

Where to Buy Chicago Bulls Tickets Online: Best Prices, Websites 2024

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission. Quick Answer: We recommend checking Gametime, Vivid Seats, and StubHub to find the best prices on Chicago Bulls tickets. Whether you’re a Chi-town native or just stopping by, a Bulls basketball game is one of the best and most iconic ways to spend an evening in Chicago. But, if you’re looking to get tickets to a Bulls game, you’ll want to do some shopping around…

Broadway legend Chita Rivera, star of West Side Story and Chicago, dies aged 91

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeBroadway legend and two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, best known for originating the role of Anita in the 1957 stage production of West Side Story, has died. She was 91. Rivera’s death came after a brief illness, her publicist announced on Tuesday morning (30 March).The triple threat was also known for her starring role as Velma Kelly in the first Broadway production of Chicago in…