May 22, 2013 - Brian Urlacher decided to retire from the NFL after 13 seasons.
Urlacher was the ninth overall pick of the 2000 NFL draft. During his 13 seasons with the Bears, he was credited with over 1,300 tackles to go along with 41.5 sacks and 22 interceptions, including two that he returned for touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 258-pound linebacker was named to eight Pro Bowls, which is the third-most total in Bears’ history, trailing only Mike Singeltary (10) and Walter Payton (nine). Urlacher was a five-time All-Pro and was voted the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2005.
If you’re in or around the Chicago area, be sure to catch this mural produced by Gajin Fujita along with nine members of Los Angeles’ K2S graffiti crew.
Titled CHI-TOWN, the 10 x 130 foot (3 x 39.6 m) mural was commissioned by curator Dave Hickey in fall 2012 for Chicago’s citywide public art exhibition Big Art. The mural will remain on view throughout spring 2013.
To see a concise video that follows the mural’s production, visit our vimeo page.
UPPITY STUFF: CHICAGOISH Folks -
There’s a new Uber promotion for free ride in the ‘burbs. The promo code is CHIBurbs for a free black car ride that originates in the suburbs, good up to $40 free.
If you’re new to Uber I do have a referral link that’ll give you an additional $10 for your first ride (full disclosure, I…
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Busy day ‘round here as I’ve officially launched my new company!
What started as a pipe dream a few months ago has now become a reality. I’ve always loved events and social media and am SO excited to start running my own social media consulting and event design firm.
I would love it if you gave it a look at the website, a like on Facebook and a little follow on Twitter.
Next up: securing a full list of clients ;)
In the meantime, I won’t be offended if you decide spread the news!
Photo by Paul Biasco
Of course, as Gapers Block rightly notes, Shteir predicted that Rahm Emanuel would never be elected mayor “because the city won’t elect a Jew,” so I’m not putting much weight in this tripe that the fast-asleep editors of the Review let slip through.
Rachel, it’s not Chicago that’s hopeless, it’s you. Please leave, and make a little room for the great people of Chicago and its visitors who know how to appreciate what a wonderful place we’ve built. — Chris Ziegler: Rachel Shteir, Chicago is too good for you; please leave (via jasmined)
Today’s Red Eye says what everyone is thinking today. (via Newseum)