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  • Good news for Gary

    Good news for Gary
    Last August, Gordon "Big Daddy" Biffle arrived in Las Vegas with no expectations, a man who a year prior was working in East Chicago carrying 50-pound pieces of sheetrock in steel-toed boots. Now, actor Michael Clarke Duncan and reality TV personality...
  • Kelsey Grammer as Chicago mayor in 'Boss'

    Kelsey Grammer as Chicago mayor in 'Boss'
    Apparently Chicago politicians are hot—at least the fictional kind. They appear in Fox’s “The Chicago Code,” CBS’ “The Good Wife” and, this fall, in “Boss,” a new Starz series that will begin filming...
  • Book review: 'Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun' by Steve Lopez

    Book review: 'Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun' by Steve Lopez
    Dreams & Schemes: My Decade of Fun in the Sun Steve Lopez Camino Books: 309 pp., $17.95 paper At most newspapers the first-person singular pronoun, like the nuclear football, is entrusted to one person at a time. Usually cityside columns go to native...
  • November 26: Author - James Ballowe Talks About His Book, Christmas In Illinois

    November 26: Author - James Ballowe Talks About His Book, Christmas In Illinois
    Christmas in Illinois To purchase a copy of the book: Christmas in Illinois Events: Saturday, November 27 2:00 p.m. Anderson's Bookshop Naperville Saturday, December 4 2:00 p.m. Morton Arboretum Bookstore Lisle Saturday, December 11 2:00 p.m. The...
  • Goodbye, and thanks for all the years

    Goodbye, and thanks for all the years
    Mayor Richard Daley's final City Hall open house Monday took on a different tone than others he's hosted over the years, as hundreds of guests came mostly to thank him for decades of service rather than to seek the favor of Chicago's powerful chief...
  • What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest

    What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Sunday Memoir writing: How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer. 11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room — Judy Hevrdejs, reporter Tavern recipes: Susan and Drew...
  • December 30: Author - Larry Bennett Talks About His Book, The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism

    The Third City To purchase a copy of the book: The Third City: Chicago and American Urbanism (Chicago Visions and Revisions) When Richard M. Daley was elected mayor of Chicago, the city was paralyzed by political infighting and mismanagement. It had...
  • Through a lens

    Through a lens
    It goes without saying, though I'll say it anyway, that Charles Osgood is my favorite photographer, but it was nice to see many other great Tribune photographers gathered Tuesday in the Tower, talking about their work in a new book, "Chicago in Season."...
  • It's Christmastime in Chicago

    It's Christmastime in Chicago
    I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
  • Fun Facts About Governor Brown

    Fun Facts About Governor Brown
    Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr. - also known as Jerry Brown - takes office as governor of California on January 3, 2011, replacing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown, born in San Francisco in 1938, served as governor from 1975 to 1983. He defeated Republican...
  • Meet the team: Jeremy Smith, associate producer

    Meet the team: Jeremy Smith, associate producer
    Jeremy Smith, Second City associate producer and stage manager, answers 5 quick questions for "Behind the Curtain." Q1: What’s your role with "Chicago Live!" (and what does that actually mean)? JS: I am the associate producer and stage manager for...