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  • Interview: 'Capones' find fame in family name

    Interview: 'Capones' find fame in family name
    It’s no coincidence that the series premiere of “The Capones” reality TV show — which debuts Tuesday on Reelz channel — kicks off with a suit-wearing, cigar-smoking Dominic Capone firing a tommy gun in a field. The scene is a...
  • How does Chicago stack up?

    How does Chicago stack up?
    Not long ago, Torsten Gessner, a top executive at a German manufacturing giant, had to decide where to locate the company's new North American headquarters. Consultants offered up a short list with some obvious candidates: San Francisco and Boston because...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky tipped to drug plot; Capone survives

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky tipped to drug plot; Capone survives
    The lure of big money from heroin pits Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) against an odd mix of gangsters on “White Horse Pike,” Episode 46 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” “Something’s wrong,” warns speakeasy...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...