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  • Literary Saloon: Dispatches from near and far

    Literary Saloon: Dispatches from near and far
    Here's another look into the rich trove of Chicago literature that makes its way regularly to my desk. Txtng Mama Txtng Baby by Esther Hershenhorn, Sleeping Bear Press, 16 pages, $8.99 "I have the heart of a Luddite," says Esther Hershenhorn, a highly...
  • Marathon dug deep roots in Windy City and world marathon scene

    When locals and out-of-towners alike think “Chicago,” certain things inevitably come to mind – the Cubs, the Blackhawks, Navy Pier, The Magnificent Mile, Michael Jordan – the list of iconic images goes on and on. Since its debut,...
  • Warnings about Redflex go back years

    Warnings about Redflex go back years
    Top officials in Mayor Richard M. Daley's administration were warned six years ago about preferential treatment in Chicago's red-light camera contract, a deal now embroiled in a federal corruption investigation of an alleged $2 million bribery scheme at...
  • Aldermen taking blizzard seriously with three weeks until election

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:42 p.m. With snow forever interwoven into the city's political fabric, Chicago aldermen were taking the blizzard seriously with three weeks before the election. Perhaps none more so than Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno, who said.......
  • Chicago gearing up for snow removal

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 12:55 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley might not be running for re-election, but he says that'll have no bearing on how his administration prepares for snow removal this winter. The city will continue with efforts to......
  • Daley faces aldermen for first time since big announcement

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick, John Byrne and John Chase at 8:10 a.m.; last updated at 12:27 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley today presides over his first City Council meeting since stunning Chicago with his announcement that he won't seek re-election. Aldermen......
  • Coming storm evokes memories of '67 blizzard

    Coming storm evokes memories of '67 blizzard
    The snowstorm predicted for the Chicago area this week has revived memories of the record blizzard that paralyzed the region 44 years ago. Over the course of 35 hours on Jan. 26 and 27, 1967, 23 inches of snow fell on Chicago, clogging streets,...
  • 10 things you might now know about Chicago mayors not named Daley

    10 things you might now know about Chicago mayors not named Daley
    Richard M. Daley and his father, Richard J. Daley, have so dominated Chicago politics that it's hard to imagine life here without a Daley as mayor. But it's happened before, and it will happen again: 1 Eight of the last nine Chicago mayors were born in...
  • Why do news organizations write so much about the weather?

    Why do news organizations write so much about the weather?
    Have you ever noticed how, even before the snowflakes fall, news organizations are dumping several column inches of reporting about an impending storm? Before becoming the Trib Nation manager, I was a general assignment reporter in the Chicago Tribune'...
  • Ask Tom why: I remember the Blizzard of '79 that brought more than 20 inches of snow to Chicago and northwest Indiana. Why do people in Knox, Ind., call it the Blizzard of '78?

    Dear Tom, I remember the Blizzard of '79 that brought more than 20 inches of snow to Chicago and northwest Indiana. Why do people in Knox, Ind., call it the Blizzard of '78? —Thom Morin, Knox, Ind. Dear Thom, There were two major blizzards to...
  • So your accomplice paid the ultimate price for his crime? You murdered him!

     
    I should not have been surprised by this story earlier this week: (Elgin resident Kristian) Branch and a Rockford man, Mario Charles, went to a room in the Homestead Studio Suites Hotel (in Schaumburg) early Tuesday intending to rob a......
  • Jane Byrne elected mayor of Chicago

    Jane Byrne elected mayor of Chicago
    Paralyzing blizzards set up Mayor Michael Bilandic for defeat, but it was bright sunshine on Feb. 27 that did him in. The fair weather on the day of the mayoral primary election brought out the voters, and the memory of the city's inept handling of record...