| Jan 1, 2011
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 5:33 PM
After filming NBC’s “The Playboy Club” and Starz’ “Boss” in Chicago over the summer, Troy Garity misses the city.
“I’m going through total Chicago withdrawal at the moment,” Garity, who also filmed...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 7:09 PM
WILMINGTON, Del. — Jerry Krause enters a hotel lobby loaded down by two suitcases, an Arizona Diamondbacks-issued laptop and that look defining any haggard business traveler.
In three hours, he will sit through his second doubleheader in as many...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:30 PM
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-...
| Jul 22, 2012
On summer evenings, players in ragtag uniforms — a few baseball caps, perhaps jerseys bearing a corner tavern's name — converge on parks all across the Windy City, honoring with ball and bat Chicago's contribution to the world of sport: the...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 8:52 AM
Chicago's last afternoon newspaper, the brilliant and brawny Chicago Daily News, refused to go quietly. Its final edition on this day was breezily headlined "So long, Chicago."
It died at the age of 102, the last of a long line of newspapers that tried...
| Oct 31, 2008
| 4:48 PM
Louis Terkel arrived here as a child from New York City and in Chicago found not only a new name but a place that perfectly matched--in its energy, its swagger, its charms, its heart--his own personality. They made a perfect and enduring pair.
| Feb 14, 2010
The New Yorker, as J.D. Salinger's recent death served to remind us, has been a crucial outlet for writers for more than 80 years. A.J. Liebling, Lillian Ross, Joseph Mitchell, Calvin Trillin -- these are just a few of the voices the magazine has...
| Aug 22, 2008
In this periodic series, the Tribune examines the nation’s enduring struggles over race.
For most of Jesse Jackson's life, his trademark declaration — "I am somebody!" — has been self-evident.
But not so much anymore. The rise of...
| Sep 7, 2010
| 4:36 PM
Big-city Democratic boss retires after 21 years, setting off a political succession scramble including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel....
| Jul 29, 2007
Some people might think that it's way too early to begin planning for the 2010 race for governor, when term limits will force Arnold Schwarzenegger to step down and the seat will be open for the first time...