| May 5, 2011
| 5:33 AM
For two decades you've known Richard M. Daley as mayor and boss of Chicago. As a columnist, I've been his chief critic. But there are a few things you probably don't know about the mayor and me.
I used to like him very much. And he knows it. Once he...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:23 PM
More than 30 same-sex couples, in suits and flowing wedding gowns, gathered this morning in Millennium Park to be among the first in the state to enter into civil unions.
Gov. Pat Quinn, who signed the civil unions bill into law earlier this year,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:40 PM
The Cook County Board paid tribute to Maggie Daley on Wednesday, with Commissioner John Daley remembering his late sister-in-law and the impact she had on Chicagoans.
“She was a hope to people, she affected peoples’ lives,” Daley said....
| Jun 22, 2011
| 7:55 AM
A suspicious box that prompted an early morning bomb scare on NorthMichigan Avenue proved to contain a homeless man's clothing, police said.
The box was found at about 2:50 a.m. near the Chicago Cultural Center at 110 N.Michigan Ave., and police shut...
| Apr 18, 2012
There are a whole lot of changes going on with the city’s arts programming, so it’s easy not to notice when something turns up missing.
But while making my way through city and IRS documents, I realized that the late Maggie Daley’s...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Chicago teenagers listened in awe Monday as a black veteran explained how he was treated while serving in theU.S. Air Force sixty years ago — and how it still haunts him.
Because it was a day of service honoringMartin Luther King Jr., the...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 8:27 PM
Former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley, who died Thursday after a long fight with cancer, will be remembered during a public ceremony at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday, a family spokeswoman said today.
The public wake will begin at noon and end at...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 12:03 PM
WASHINGTON — From the floor of the U.S. Senate, Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois today paid tribute to Maggie Daley, heralding "a remarkable woman" who "served with dignity and grace for 22 years as Chicago’s first lady."
Daley was buried...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 2:17 PM
After days of tributes to the late Maggie Daley by people who knew and admired her, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is talking with the Daley family to try to figure out the best way to permanently acknowledge what she meant to Chicago.
Renaming the Chicago Cultural...
| Oct 3, 2011
Now that you've made it through the annual August-September drumbeat of back-to-school madness, pause a moment and think about your own education. Maybe you should use your lunch break and treat yourself to some "brain food."
Taking a break midday to...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:26 PM
“Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace”: That’s the title of a new book by Downbeat associate editor (and Tribune contributor) Aaron Cohen. Focusing on Franklin’s landmark 1972 gospel album, the book is a jumping off point for...