Mid-term elections took Chicago by storm this week, with some surprise outcomes along with big sports announcements and tech news:
- In a press conference Monday, the Chicago Cubs officially announced that Joe Maddon is taking over as manager.
- Google unveiled a brand new Android version of the Google Calendar App. New updates include more seamless email integration, real time event updates and a new layout.
- Republican candidate, Bruce Rauner, defeated Democrat Pat Quinn in the race for Governor of Illinois. Along with a win for Republicans in the President’s home state, the Republicans now control a majority of the U.S. Senate.
- Tech site CNET announced bold plans to launch a print magazine in the final quarter of 2014.
- Facebook is rolling out three initiatives to raise awareness and money to fight the spread of Ebola. A message at the top of user’s timelines will give them the option to donate to three nonprofits; International Medical Corps, the Red Cross and Save The Children. Facebook is collaborating with UNICEF to get information on Ebola prevention, symptoms and treatment to people in affected regions. Additionally, Facebook is working with NetHope to boost communications for medical and aid workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.