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Mike Royko

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  • Krause reflects on a life of scouting

    Krause reflects on a life of scouting
    WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler. In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...
  • A look at famous brothers from Chicago

    A look at famous brothers from Chicago
    Long before anybody (besides their parents) was paying attention to Chicago's Emanuel brothers, the city could boast of lots of other siblings who made good — or, at least, made headlines. Chicago can claim brothers of wide-ranging accomplishments...
  • Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago

    Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago
    This column originally ran in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 21, 2011. Some years ago when I was new to Chicago, I spotted Roger Ebert in the frozen-foods aisle of a grocery store. He was famous by then, and I did what any normal person does at the sight...
  • Tracy Baim: a gay-media torchbearer

    Tracy Baim: a gay-media torchbearer
    The signs were there: The newspaper Chicago Today ceased publication on Sept. 13, 1974 (my birthday), and the Chicago Daily News published its final edition on March 4, 1978 (Chicago's birthday). You might think some of us would have taken these as...
  • 'What It Takes': A true political classic

    'What It Takes': A true political classic
    One of the many bits of conventional wisdom about politicians is that they're all scoundrels in one way or another. This is especially true of those who run for president. Maybe they don't steal or lie or cheat on their spouse (although plenty do)....
  • Rick Kogan on Carl Sandburg's 'A Revolver'

    Rick Kogan on Carl Sandburg's 'A Revolver'
    You have, no doubt, heard about the new Carl Sandburg poem. Perhaps you have read it too. It is titled "A Revolver," and it was discovered a few weeks ago by Ernie Gullerud, a former professor of social work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-...
  • Roger Ebert’s memoir, ‘Life Itself’

     
    This book dropped on my desk Friday and I almost recoiled. A Roger Ebert memoir? What can you say about it? If it's trite, self-serving, and/or badly-written, who wants to beat up on the sick man? If it's great, who'll believe you? You're taking pity on...
  • Famed Billy Goat Tavern coming to Mt. Prospect

     
    An iconic Chicago restaurant will soon establish an outpost in Mount Prospect’s Randhurst Village, formerly Randhurst Mall. It’s a long way, culturally and in miles, …...
  • Nelson Algren: The original Chicago hipster

     
    Some said he was a bum and troublemaker, arrested once for stealing a typewriter and a second time for possessing marijuana....
  • Burke's bodyguards: An issue worth revisiting

     
    Rahm Emanuel's glancing mention during Monday night's debate of the exensive bodyguard protection afforded to finance committee chairman Ald. Ed Burke, 14th-- "The City Council has to share in the sacrifice because the residents will be sharing in...
  • From the archives: Carol Moseley Braun and Nigerian trips/Kgosie Matthews

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race. Click here for the full series Braun says report clears her campaign manager December 7, 1992 U.S. Sen.-elect Carol Moseley Braun said Sunday an independent inquiry she ordered has cleared.......
  • History lesson: Why Jerry Brown is called 'Moonbeam'

     
    In 1976, a Chicago newspaper columnist wrote that Jerry Brown would get "the moonbeam vote." The writer was Mike Royko, who then started referring to the then-38-year-old Brown as "Gov. Moonbeam." Royko was suggesting that Brown was attracting California'...