| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
While TV critic David Zurawik's article accurately reported that the number of viewers is diminishing for the PBS NewsHour program, as well as for other news programs, there may an alternative view of why this is happening ("'PBS NewsHour' — on...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:16 AM
The failed talks with Iran over a nuclear agreement will be a main topic on Sunday morning programs.
Secretary of State John Kerry talks to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a guest on...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., will appear on four Sunday morning chat programs: NBC's "Meet the Press," CBS' "Face the Nation," ABC's "This Week" and "Fox News Sunday."
The guest list this Sunday:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks to "State of the...
| May 30, 2013
| 3:54 PM
The City Council Health Committee on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would allow the city to fine landlords up to $2,000 a day for failing to take steps to eradicate bed bug infestations.
The Chicago Association of Realtors opposed an earlier version,...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:32 PM
With the Republican National Convention winding down, it's the Democrats' turn to gather, with the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte Sept. 4-6. There they are expected to formally nominate President Barack Obama and Vice President...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Chicago aldermen were busy handing out recognition on Wednesday for the successful NATO summit.
Councilman praised Mayor Emanuel, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, and other officials for their handling of the summit.
| Feb 15, 2013
Chicago is waging war on bedbugs. A proposed ordinance declares the nocturnal parasites a "public nuisance" and enlists condominium associations, landlords and others to join the fight.
"Bedbugs are a growing problem in the city, as they are in many...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Chicago landlords, tenant advocates and aldermen agreed Tuesday that the city needs to take on a proliferating bedbug population but failed to agree on the approach.
The bedbug issue surfaced during a three-hour hearing held by two City Council...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by John Byrne and Kristen Mack at 12:59 p.m.; last updated at 3:43 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and newly-confirmed Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today said they’re putting a “marginal” amount of new police officers in...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Monday’s Highlights: 'Dancing With the Stars' on ABC...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Friday's print column, below, is a revised and extended version of a blog posting yesterday Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, made a splash, so to speak, Wednesday when he called for allowing religious schools and houses of worship to continue getting......
| May 4, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by John Byrne at 10:50 a.m. An influential group of aldermen today proposed an ordinance that would require all cell phones sold in Chicago to include a feature allowing parents to block their children from texting while driving. The......