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  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit

    Chicago Literary Hall of Fame holds benefit
    TV reporter Janet Davies, wearing a beige jacket and leopard boots, stood behind a wooden podium in a darkened room overlooking Millennium Park on October 12. "Remember, like Chicago voting, bid and bid often," she said, encouraging an audience of...
  • Chicago is 'Boss' star Troy Garity's kind of town

    Chicago is 'Boss' star Troy Garity's kind of town
    After filming NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and Starz’ “Boss” in Chicago over the summer, Troy Garity misses the city. “I’m going through total Chicago withdrawal at the moment,” Garity, who also filmed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...