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Op-Ed: Trump slams Chicago as 'embarrassing to us as a nation'

President Donald Trump used a conference of police chiefs on Monday to slam the host city as “embarrassing to us as a nation” under the leadership of its top cop, who skipped the event over disagreements with Trump’s immigration policies.

Review: Big Shot honors Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Chicago and The Beatles Special

Huntington - On August 30, Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot performed at The Paramount in Huntington, for their 25th career lifetime show at this venue, where they honored such artists as The Beatles, Chicago, and Garth Brooks, in addition to their Billy Joel cover songs.

Weekend gun-violence in Chicago leaves 7 dead and 44 injured

Chicago - In a weekend marred by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Chicago registered its own weekend of gun-violence chaos, with more than four dozen people gunned down, at least seven fatally, in various shootings around the city.

Review: Chicago puts on phenomenal concert in the round at Westbury Special

Westbury - On June 17, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Chicago performed a headlining show at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury in New York, where they played in the round.

Verizon 5G network is blazing fast but hard to find

Chicago - A week earlier than planned Verizon is offering 5G service in select areas of Chicago and Minneapolis boasting that for the first time ever customers could access a commercial 5G network with first commercially available 5G enabled smartphone.

Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Chicago - Chicago on Tuesday became the biggest US city to elect a black woman its mayor, as voters put their faith in an openly-gay political novice to tackle difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.

Black, gay woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote

Chicago - In a historic first, a gay African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.

Company proposes underground line to carry wind power to Chicago

Mason City - The company behind a proposed underground transmission line that would carry electricity generated mostly by wind turbines in Iowa to the Chicago area said Monday that the $2.5 billion project could be operational in 2024 if regulators approve it.

Chicago to perform two shows at Westbury on Long Island

On June 17 and 18, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago will be performing two shows at The Theatre at Westbury on Long Island.

Ford invests $1 bn, hiring 500 employees at two Chicago factories

Ford will invest $1 billion and hire 500 new employees at its stamping and assembly plants in Chicago, the automaker said on Thursday in a press release.

White US cop convicted of murder for shooting dead black teen

Chicago - A white Chicago police officer was found guilty of murder Friday for fatally shooting a black teenager and triggering months of protests in America's third largest city.

Review: Chicago spectacular at St. George Theatre in New York Special

Staten Island - On September 23, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago brought their horns and their greatest hits to the gorgeous St. George Theater in Staten Island. They played for a sold-out crowd.

Review: UConn Band honors late Parkland victim with classic Chicago song

On August 30, UConn Marching Band honored late Parkland shooting victim Alex Schachter with Chicago's signature tune "25 or 6 to 4."

Five killed, dozens shot in Chicago 'violent night'

Washington - Forty-four people were shot across the Midwestern US city of Chicago Sunday, US media reported, with five killed in a wave of violence police branded "totally unacceptable.

Review: Chicago takes fans on a journey through time at Jones Beach Special

Wantagh - On August 3, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago rocked the Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, with REO Speedwagon, as part of the Laid Back Festival.

Safe Schools For Alex established in memory of Parkland victim

Safe Schools For Alex is a charitable organization that has been set up in memory of Alex Schachter, who was tragically killed in the Parkland shooting on February 14, 2018.

Chicago dedicates song to Parkland victim at West Palm Beach show

West Palm Beach - On July 20, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago performed a concert at West Palm Beach, Florida. They dedicated a song to Parkland shooting victim, the late Alex Schachter.

Robert Lamm of Chicago opens up about 2018 North American Tour Special

Wantagh - Robert Lamm is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, keyboard player and founding member of the multi-platinum-selling rock group Chicago. Lamm chatted with Digital Journal about their 2018 North American Tour.

Elon Musk's Boring Company will build and operate O'Hare Express

Chicago - The Boring Company, owned by visionary billionaire Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame, has been chosen to build and operate an elusive high-speed rail line between downtown Chicago and an expanding O’Hare International Airport.

Chicago man exonerated after 22 years in prison

Chicago - A Chicago judge on Monday declared innocent a man who spent 22 years in prison for murder, and vacated his conviction, as part of an official review of past cases possibly tainted by police misconduct.

Review: Jeff Coffey shines on liberating new single 'Got to Get Away' Special

Former Chicago lead singer Jeff Coffey has released his new solo single, "Got to Get Away" via the record label SmokeTree Records.

Former Chicago lead vocalist Jeff Coffey discusses new solo album Special

Jeff Coffey, former lead singer and bassist of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Chicago, chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming solo album.

Chicago to embark on co-headlining 2018 tour with REO Speedwagon

Wantagh - Acclaimed rock group Chicago will be embarking on a co-headlining tour in North America this summer with REO Speedwagon.

Nick Panczyszyn opens up about 'Bad Boys Live' in Chicago Special

Chicago - Male entertainer Nick Panczyszyn chatted with Digital Journal about being on the popular Chicago male revue "Bad Boys Live."

Op-Ed: Chicago puts on best live concert of 2017

Out of 282 concerts that this music journalist was privileged of reviewing this year, Digital Journal selected acclaimed musical group Chicago as the best live concert experience of 2017.

Las Vegas shooter booked Chicago hotel during Lollapalooza

Chicago - Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had booked a hotel room in Chicago during the hugely-popular Lollapalooza music festival, it emerged Thursday, raising the prospect he had been planning a large-scale attack for months.

Las Vegas shooter booked hotel during Lollapalooza: report

Chicago - The gunman who carried out the worst mass shooting in recent US history had booked a Chicago hotel overlooking the Lollapalooza music festival in August, the website TMZ reported Thursday.

Review: Chicago marvelous at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk Special

Brooklyn - On October 1, iconic rock group Chicago performed at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York.

Review: Chicago puts on best live rock concert of the summer of 2017 Special

Wantagh - The summer of 2017 was a great time for concerts in New York, especially rock shows. Chicago performing at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island was by far the best live spectacle.

Chicago introducing smart city technology

Chicago - Chicago faces a huge problem when any new construction involves digging within the city. Chicago was incorporated in 1837 and many records of the network of underground pipes is hopelessly outdated.
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