Public school teachers in Chicago voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new three-year contract, ending a bitter dispute with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over school reforms that prompted the first strike of city teachers in 25 years.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMost people think peanut butter, they think jelly,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Brian Huston, chef de cuisine at ChicagoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s The Publican, told The Daily. And why not? According to the National Peanut Board, the average child scarfs down 1,500 PB&Js before he or she graduates high school. But should the gooey goodness ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â consumed by 90 percent of American households ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â be exiled solely to the land of brown-bag cafeteria lunch swaps? Huston doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t think so; he likes to add it as a thickener to his salad dressings. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s like using buttermilk,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â he explained, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œbut with that salty, peanut buttery taste.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â As for the age-old crunchy vs. creamy debate, Huston still wrestles with his inner-child: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œFor the dressing… creamy. But if I were still in school and someone made me a sandwich, IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d go crunchy.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Think about this the next time you shell out $8 for a large tub at the movies: According to the experts at the U.S. Popcorn Board (and, yes, there is such a thing), the salty treat became a cinema staple during the Great Depression because, at five to ten cents a bag, everyone could afford it. Price tag aside, popcorn hasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t changed much over the years, which is where Joe Doren, head chef at The Peasantry, a Chicago establishment specializing in haute street food, comes in. Ever the mad scientist, Doren grinds dehydrated kimchi ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â a pickled cabbage from Korea ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â into powder and dusts it on to spice things up. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe next time you go to the theater, sneak in some and toss it right on,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â he said. Sharing, however, is entirely up to you.
For generations of Americans, it was a given that children would live longer than their parents. But there is now mounting evidence that this enduring trend has reversed itself for the countryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s least-educated whites, an increasingly troubled group whose life expectancy has fallen by four years since 1990.
It was nice too see CPS students go back to school today, partly because I was tired of shooting people in red T-shirts and partly because with the help of my memory and google maps, I found a place on the west side where I could shoot students crossing the street with the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) in the background. I wanted to have the iconic building in the frame because it was the only way that I could visually convey students in Chicago. However, when I turned onto this street, I saw the blazing sun and I knew then that this location was going to result in an interesting silhouette.