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Mike Royko

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  • A look at famous brothers from Chicago

    A look at famous brothers from Chicago
    Long before anybody (besides their parents) was paying attention to Chicago's Emanuel brothers, the city could boast of lots of other siblings who made good — or, at least, made headlines. Chicago can claim brothers of wide-ranging accomplishments...
  • Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago

    Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago
    This column originally ran in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 21, 2011. Some years ago when I was new to Chicago, I spotted Roger Ebert in the frozen-foods aisle of a grocery store. He was famous by then, and I did what any normal person does at the sight...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Have Heat supplanted Yankees as team America loves to hate? (Vote)

     
    Have Heat supplanted Yankees, Cowboys and Notre Dame as America's most hated team?...
  • Richard M. Daley, Chicago mayor, boss and Obama mentor, calls it quits next year

     
    Big-city Democratic boss retires after 21 years, setting off a political succession scramble including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel....
  • Another little-known fact about Mike Royko: He was an atheist

     
    Yesterday, Neil Steinberg's Sun-Times column discussed the little-known fact that the late, legendary columnist Mike Royko was an opera buff (as is Steinberg). His main source, Royko's son David, 51, followed up with an extended blog post, "Yes, Dad...
  • History lesson: Why Jerry Brown is called 'Moonbeam'

     
    In 1976, a Chicago newspaper columnist wrote that Jerry Brown would get "the moonbeam vote." The writer was Mike Royko, who then started referring to the then-38-year-old Brown as "Gov. Moonbeam." Royko was suggesting that Brown was attracting California'...
  • From the archives: Carol Moseley Braun and Nigerian trips/Kgosie Matthews

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race. Click here for the full series Braun says report clears her campaign manager December 7, 1992 U.S. Sen.-elect Carol Moseley Braun said Sunday an independent inquiry she ordered has cleared.......
  • Burke's bodyguards: An issue worth revisiting

     
    Rahm Emanuel's glancing mention during Monday night's debate of the exensive bodyguard protection afforded to finance committee chairman Ald. Ed Burke, 14th-- "The City Council has to share in the sacrifice because the residents will be sharing in...
  • Nelson Algren: The original Chicago hipster

     
    Some said he was a bum and troublemaker, arrested once for stealing a typewriter and a second time for possessing marijuana....