By Rachelle Bowden in News on Apr 13, 2007 1:00AM
- Wal-Mart is reporting that the store that opened in Chicago has produced $2 million in state and local taxes and has created 443 jobs since it opened 6 months ago.
- The USPS in Chicago is hiring 200 more letter carriers.
- Comcast is buying Fandango and starting a website for watching TV and movies.
- Should the Lakeshore Athletic Club be a landmark? Some are saying it should after finding out that a prospective buyer wants to tear it down and build "luxury residences."
- A team of Chicago lawyers said that Joe Francis has agreed to compensate some underage teens who suffered "emotional distress" after appearing on his "Girls Gone Wild" DVDs.
- Speaking of distressed teens, teen stress is at an all-time high.
- "For Public Consumption" is a public video project that will be projected on the facade of the Hyde Park Art Center nightly through June 3.
- Jeanne Gang, who designed the 82-story Aqua Tower, the tallest building in the world designed by a female architect, will be giving a lecture called "Idea and Material" on April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at East-West University.
- Chicago doesn't even make the list of the top 10 job markets for college graduates.
- "George W. Bush Is A Lying Sack of Shit." Did anyone see this big sign on the freeway?
- Martin Kamenski, a local accountant, will be filing individual tax extensions for free (instantly & online) at an event on Monday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Alliance Bakery and on Tuesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. - midnight.
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