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  • Famed Billy Goat Tavern coming to Mt. Prospect

     
    An iconic Chicago restaurant will soon establish an outpost in Mount Prospect’s Randhurst Village, formerly Randhurst Mall. It’s a long way, culturally and in miles, …...
  • Roger Ebert’s memoir, ‘Life Itself’

     
    This book dropped on my desk Friday and I almost recoiled. A Roger Ebert memoir? What can you say about it? If it's trite, self-serving, and/or badly-written, who wants to beat up on the sick man? If it's great, who'll believe you? You're taking pity on...
  • 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...
  • September 29: Author - David Royko Talks About His Book, Royko in Love

    September 29: Author - David Royko Talks About His Book, Royko in Love
    David Royko To purchase a copy of the book: Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol Book Signing: Saturday, October 2 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Ann Sather's Dave's website: www.davidroyko.com Street-smart, wickedly funny, piercingly perceptive, and...
  • Mike Royko...smitten: son publishes love letters by future columnist during time in Air Force

    Mike Royko...smitten: son publishes love letters by future columnist during time in Air Force
    "Royko in Love: Mike's Letters to Carol" Edited by David Royko University of Chicago Press, $24, 254 pages This city worships Mike Royko as an icon; the sharp-tongued, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist who feared no one. Whether people sat...
  • Printers Row Lit Fest: highlights from Rick Kogan

    Printers Row Lit Fest: highlights from Rick Kogan
    It's easy to interview living authors, and I have three such people lined up at Saturday's Lit Fest: Jonathan Eig, author most recently of "Get Capone"; Barbara Ehrenreich, author of more than 20 books, including the best-seller "Nickel and Dimed"; and...
  • 'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance

    'Life Itself': Ebert autobiography a charming remembrance
    In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...