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  • Former Chicago Police Supt. Fred Rice dies

    Fred Rice rose through the ranks of the Chicago Police Department and in 1983 became the first African-American appointed to permanently lead the force. Mr. Rice, 84, died Monday, Jan. 10, at a ManorCare Health Services in Palos Heights after a nearly...
  • 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 not know about political ads

    10 things you might not know about political ads
    The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have pledged not to run political ads Sept. 11, out of respect for the terrorism victims. Which means there are 64 other days when you can count on being deluged with ads before Election Day. 1...
  • The election of Harold Washington the first black mayor of Chicago

    The election of Harold Washington the first black mayor of Chicago
    Other black politicians had run for the office of Chicago mayor before. In fact, even Harold Washington had. Most of those past campaigns had been quixotic, symbolic, and, in the end, futile. But things were different in 1983. Black community leaders and...
  • 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...
  • Daley won't run for record seventh election to be mayor

    Daley won't run for record seventh election to be mayor
    Richard M. Daley's 21-year run as mayor will end next spring with the city broadly reshaped by his vision and unprecedented grip on power, but with his image as Chicago's sure-handed leader increasingly challenged. He stepped off the political stage in...
  • Roger Badesch

    Roger Badesch
    Roger Badesch has spent more than 30 years in the broadcasting industry. At WKQX-FM, Badesch was general assignment reporter and co-host of a weekly public affairs program. Badesch was also a correspondent for Associated Press Radio, United Press...
  • Don't ask mayor to discuss 'Secrets'

    As Outfit killer Nick Calabrese was testifying Wednesday about murders, about the killings of gangsters Tony and Michael Spilotro, about Tony asking to say a prayer before dying and about holy pictures burning in Nick's cupped hands during an Outfit...
  • For all-girl school, joy and worry

    My high school reunion was going amazingly well when the principal called us into a lecture hall. For the previous hour or so, we had shared hugs and laughs, repeatedly gushing, "You look the saaaame!" as we caught up on the 25 years that had passed...
  • Obama from Chicago's political machine?

     
    Mayor Richard J. Daley at Chicago City Hall at June 14, 1973 press conference. Chicago Tribune photo by George Quinn. by Frank James Although the 2008 presidential campaign is over, its talking points apparently aren't, particularly the one about......
  • Is there any Hollywood movie that isn't having an anniversary this month?

     
    As you may have noticed, posting on the Big Picture is light this week -- and it's going to be light until sometime in the middle of next week -- because I'm on a nice little stay-cation, which basically means......
  • February mayoral election will see no clowning around

     
    Thank Spanky. When Chicago voters go to the polls Feb. 22 and receive a ballot with a long list of names of ethnically and ideologically diverse mayoral candidates, they can offer up silent expressions of gratitude to Ray Wardingley (right),......