Kirk at 1st public appearance in Ill. since stroke: 'Rehab works'
Billed as his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took questions from the press at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes outside North Chicago this afternoon and toured the school.
Sparkart: How A Digital Agency Helped Redbox Get Into The Ticketing Business
Earlier this month, Redbox announced that it's going to start selling live event tickets from its ubiquitous red kiosks. That seemed like a smart move for Redbox, which is best-known as a DVD rental service, but it turns out the idea actually came from outside — specifically from Naveen Jain, CEO of digital agency Sparkart. Jain says the idea came to him when he was on a plane to Chicago, where Janet Jackson and Bon Jovi were both having concerts. (They're both clients of Sparkart, which is also getting into the product business with a website builder called Storyteller.) He ended up sitting next to a Redbox engineer, and they struck up a conversation about the company's business. Near the end of that conversation, Jain asked the important question: Had Redbox ever thought of going into the ticketing business?
Status of future CSO performances in question with strike
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra canceled its performance Saturday evening due to a musicians strike. The frustration of ticket holders might continue since union members and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter said they were not sure if an agreement could be reached in time for the next scheduled concert on Wednesday.
Farrakhan to address the world live from Chicago
Barack Obama may be the leading black politician in the United States, but he is far from the only one. On September 26, the charismatic leader of the Nation of Islam will be hosting a live question and answer session from Chicago.