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  • Boardwalk Empire recap: It's a bloody finale for Season 4

    Boardwalk Empire recap: It's a bloody finale for Season 4
    As befitting a drama focused on Prohibition-era bootleggers, it was a bloody finale for the fourth season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Who survived, who died in Episode 48 (“Farewell Daddy Blues”)? Gangster Nucky Thompson...
  • DEC 9 | TribNation Holiday Book Fair

    DEC 9 | TribNation Holiday Book Fair
    TribNation Holiday Book Fair at Open Books on Monday, December 9th  Chicago Tribune and Agate Publishing have released six books in recent weeks featuring some of the Tribune's most popular writers, weekly features and historic photos. At this free...
  • Greg Schwem: Is it too late to reconsider Chicago's Olympic bid?

    Now that the Olympic flame has been extinguished and the Royal Family has gone back to doing whatever it is the Royal Family does, Chicagoans such as myself can only ask, "What if?" What if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had strutted across the stage at...
  • Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped

    Chicago aldermen: Eliot Ness overhyped
    Far from the pistol toting, Al Capone-busting Chicago lawman of lore, Eliot Ness “was afraid of guns and he barely left the office,” according to a retired IRS agent who spoke out Friday against naming a federal law enforcement building in...
  • Greg Schwem: 'Finding Hoffa': A new reality show

    Another search for Jimmy Hoffa ended recently, with federal authorities once again facing the cameras to say what has become commonplace since the ex-Teamsters' boss disappeared back in 1975: no, they didn't find Hoffa's remains or anything that would...
  • Jewel on the upper Mississippi River

     Jewel on the upper Mississippi River
    DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
  • Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness

    Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness
    A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness. Alds. Ed Burke, 14th, and James...
  • Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry

    Review: 'Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero' by Douglas Perry
    This is no way to go: "Broke, alcoholic and dead from a massive heart attack at just fifty-five." But that was how life ended for Eliot Ness in 1957. But how very well the subsequent years treated him, allowing him to come to vivid and heroic life,...
  • Chicago aldermen push mandatory paid sick days

    Chicago aldermen push mandatory paid sick days
    All private employers in Chicago would be required to provide paid sick days to their workers under a new proposal backed by a majority of the city’s 50 aldermen. If the proposal sponsored by Aldermen Proco “Joe” Moreno, 1st and Toni...
  • 'The Capones' cast member passes away

    'The Capones' cast member passes away
    “The Capones” cast member and Elmwood Park resident Madeline Santarelli passed away Monday due to stage 4 liver and lung cancer, according to Cara Leopardo, co-creator of Reelz's "The Capones." A spokesman for Reelz confirmed the news of...
  • 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...
  • Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend

    Eliot Ness: Man wasn't as untouchable as the Hollywood legend
    When I think of General George Armstrong Custer, which admittedly I rarely do, I think Errol Flynn. Lou Gehrig? Why that would be Gary Cooper's face that comes to mind. Abe Lincoln? Daniel Day-Lewis. Mary Todd Lincoln? Sally Field. Malcolm X?...