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  • Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power

    Film revisits Jens Jensen's flower power
    There is often no justice in history. If there were, then the name Jens Jensen would be as familiar to us as those of Al Capone, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey and some of the others who put their stamp on the city for a short time before moving on....
  • Cameras in Cook County courtrooms could finally be close

    Cameras in Cook County courtrooms could finally be close
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has been a vocal advocate of cameras in the courtroom ever since the Illinois Supreme Court cleared the way for the change in a landmark decision in early 2012.  But while dozens of other Illinois counties won the...
  • Putting the Chicago Way on TV

    Putting the Chicago Way on TV
    There's a huge problem with that bizarre new TV reality show "Swab Stories" being shot in New York and Chicago. It's reportedly about volunteers getting their DNA tested. But what's so compelling about strangers having the inside of their mouths...
  • The nuns vs. the strip club, the Chicago Way

    The nuns vs. the strip club, the Chicago Way
    Catholic nuns in habits leading children in a march against a strip club in a historical Chicago Outfit town in the western suburbs? What could be better than this? "I think I'm going to have to pray for you with that attitude," said Sister Noemia...
  • Former longtime Burnham clerk charged with stealing $650K

    Former longtime Burnham clerk charged with stealing $650K
    As the elected village clerk of tiny Burnham for more than 30 years, Nancy Dobrowski was entrusted to collect cash on behalf of the south suburb’s 4,500 residents for everything from water and sewer service to business licenses and car towing fees....
  • Bob Dylan 'Like a Rolling Stone' draft lyrics headed to auction

    Bob Dylan 'Like a Rolling Stone' draft lyrics headed to auction
    A hand-written manuscript described by Sotheby’s auction house as “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics” to Bob Dylan’s 1965 rock anthem “Like A Rolling Stone” will be offered for sale in June and is...
  • DVD Review: The feature that helped Siegel break out

    DVD Review: The feature that helped Siegel break out
    After editing montage sequences at Warner Bros. during World War II, Don Siegel made his directing debut with two shorts, both of which won Oscars in the same year. Neat trick. After being promoted to making features, his output was of mixed quality until...
  • Guest Column: Legislating as theater of the absurd

    There's more than a little truth to the old saw that anyone who loves the law and sausage should never watch either being made. As a young reporter covering the General Assembly for a Baltimore newspaper, I sometimes viewed the legislative process as a...
  • Southern High art teacher is renowned on Goodfellas art scene

    Michael Bell isn't a gangster, but he's like a member of the family. Bell's day job might be chairman of the art department at Southern High School, but occasionally the 42-year-old jets off to join the cast of a gangster family reality TV show. "The...
  • Ex-Cop Fights For Sane Drug Policy

    A few weeks ago my wife and I were in Boston for a Saturday wedding. We went for a walk on Sunday morning down to the Common — wherein we found the Boston Freedom Rally, billed as the largest hempfest on the East Coast. Whoa, '60s flashback,...
  • The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    On this frigid morning, in an unheated brick garage at 2122 N. Clark St., seven men were lined up against a whitewashed wall and pumped with 90 bullets from submachine guns, shotguns and a revolver. It was the most infamous of all gangland slayings in...