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  • Musing about Mell

     
    I was on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight" program joining a panel discussing the resignation of Ald. Dick Mell (33rd) and what lies ahead. Carol Marin, whom I believe coined the term "nepotitis" to describe a common ailment among Illinois politicians,........
  • Walsh waters tree of grotesquery

     
    For Sunday's print column I revised and expanded an earlier blog entry: “This is a serious time,” said the fundamentally unserious former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11’s “Chicago Tonight”...
  • Joe Walsh fertilizes the tree of paranoia with the rhetoric of violent revolution

     
    From the end of Carol Marin's interview last night with former Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh on WTTW Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight." Carol Marin: Among the things you've said -- and some of them are fairly explosive: "We may have......
  • Dart v. Evans v. Preckwinkle

     
    Originally published April 17; moved to the top of the blog because it's the subject of my Friday print column. I've been meaning to get to this extraordinary spat on "Chicago Tonight" earlier this month. WTTW-Ch. 11 invited Cook County......
  • About Blair Kamin

    Blair Kamin is the architecture critic of the Chicago Tribune, a post he has held since 1992. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism and continues a tradition of accessible but authoritative criticism begun by the Tribune's first modern-day...
  • Kirk, Rush to meet about controversial gang proposal

    Kirk, Rush to meet about controversial gang proposal
    Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests of Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office on Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, elitist white-boy solution" —...
  • Quinn: Pension reform before gambling expansion

    Quinn: Pension reform before gambling expansion
    Efforts by the legislature to expand casino gambling to Chicago and other locations is a secondary issue behind attempts to deal with the state’s unfunded pension liability, Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday. The Democratic governor's comments drew a...
  • New book brings Vivian Maier out of the shadows

    New book brings Vivian Maier out of the shadows
    I would not presume to know, at any point during her 83 years on this planet, what Vivian Maier was thinking. But since she died in 2009, I suppose it's OK to make a leap and say that she would be made very uneasy and perhaps downright uncomfortable...
  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
  • Walsh, Duckworth clash on Medicare, abortion

    Walsh, Duckworth clash on Medicare, abortion
    Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth used the final face-to-face meeting of their campaign Thursday night to stress differences over the future of Medicare, a program she said should be a “guarantee” but one he...
  • Biggert, Foster clash on gay marriage at final debate

    Biggert, Foster clash on gay marriage at final debate
    Republican Rep. Judy Biggert indicated Wednesday that she’s moving closer to supporting same-sex marriage, but ultimately said she’s not there yet and that it’s a matter for individual states to decide. Democratic challenger Bill Foster...