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  • 'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance

    'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance
    In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
  • Our kind of sport — right off the bat

    Our kind of sport — right off the bat
    On summer evenings, players in ragtag uniforms — a few baseball caps, perhaps jerseys bearing a corner tavern's name — converge on parks all across the Windy City, honoring with ball and bat Chicago's contribution to the world of sport: the...
  • The final Chicago Daily News

    Chicago's last afternoon newspaper, the brilliant and brawny Chicago Daily News, refused to go quietly. Its final edition on this day was breezily headlined "So long, Chicago." It died at the age of 102, the last of a long line of newspapers that tried...
  • Studs Terkel dies

    Studs Terkel dies
    Louis Terkel arrived here as a child from New York City and in Chicago found not only a new name but a place that perfectly matched--in its energy, its swagger, its charms, its heart--his own personality. They made a perfect and enduring pair. Author-...
  • On the crime beat with St. Clair McKelway

    On the crime beat with St. Clair McKelway
    The New Yorker, as J.D. Salinger's recent death served to remind us, has been a crucial outlet for writers for more than 80 years. A.J. Liebling, Lillian Ross, Joseph Mitchell, Calvin Trillin -- these are just a few of the voices the magazine has...
  • Jackson eclipsed in the age of Obama

    Jackson eclipsed in the age  of Obama
    In this periodic series, the Tribune examines the nation’s enduring struggles over race. For most of Jesse Jackson's life, his trademark declaration — "I am somebody!" — has been self-evident. But not so much anymore. The rise of...
  • Richard M. Daley, Chicago mayor, boss and Obama mentor, calls it quits next year

     
    Big-city Democratic boss retires after 21 years, setting off a political succession scramble including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel....
  • Gov. Moonbeam 2.0?

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ Some people might think that it's way too early to begin planning for the 2010 race for governor, when term limits will force Arnold Schwarzenegger to step down and the seat will be open for the first time...
  • Chicago food

    Chicago food
    With Taste of Chicago opening this Friday in a city once described as the "Hog Butcher of the World," let's take a look at 10 culinary curiosities: Centuries ago, one place along Lake Michigan developed a stinky reputation. Smelly plants (variously...
  • Bond Revoked For Mike Royko's Son

    (WGN-AM)- A son of legendary newspaper columnist Mike Royko was taken into custody today for not showing up for drug counseling and failing drug tests while released on bond for a 2005 attempted bank robbery. Robert Royko, who pleaded guilty to attempted...
  • About Ellen Warren

    Chicago Tribune senior correspondent Ellen Warren has been a local, national political, congressional, supreme court, foreign and war correspondent. She's also been a feature writer, metro and features columnist and the first woman legman for the late,...
  • Hey good lookin'!

    We sure don't like our wrinkles! After the on anti-aging goos, readers want to join the conversation. Thanks for your suggestions on other things to try (or reject). In the interest of all of us who want to remain young, here you go: Anna Gunter Kaplan,...