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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,........
  • 'Downton' debate: Has the PBS soap lost its edge?

     
    I'm going to be on "Chicago Tonight" this evening (7 p.m. WTTW Ch. 11) to discuss/debate the new season of 'Downton Abbey.' I'm still watching -- my wife bailed out in the middle of the season premier last week --......
  • CPS mishandles 'Persepolis' ban

     
    Censure de Persepolis: Inapproprié dans les écoles de Chicago That headline in a Paris-based literary publication Monday indicates just how far and fast the controversy that broke late last week at Lane Tech College Prep High School has spread. Loosely......
  • Profiles in humbug: Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon on pension reform

     
    Here's a transcript of an exchange between WTTW-Ch. 11's Carol Marin and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Monday on "Chicago Tonight." (video link) Carol Marin: Pension reform. Do you have a favorite bill? One that you are pushing? Sheila Simon: My......
  • What a difference a dozen years makes!

     
    UPDATE -- Laura Washington and I will be guest panelists on this topic with moderator Elizabeth Brackett at 7 p.m. on Chicago Tonight, WTTW-Ch. 11 Here's Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington on the Democratic gubernatorial race and the possibility that...
  • Former prosecutor: 'I couldn't work for an office that no longer encouraged me to do the right thing'

     
    Sonia Antolec (WTTW-Ch. 11 screen grab) Sunday's print column By now, the Cook County state's attorney's office is accustomed to the withering critiques of reporters, pundits and activists with their crusading attorneys. We challenge the prosecutors'...
  • Other precincts heard from

     
    There was a recent irritant to the Republican primary “values” voters last week when a picture appeared in the Chicago Tribune of the married Bruce Rauner kissing a female staffer/volunteer on the lips. No mention by Zorn, Washington and...
  • Common sense locked out in Cook County Jail dispute

     
    Judges, not law enforcement officials, need to take responsibility for which prisoners get released on home monitoring Friday's print column Something extremely odd happened in the Cook County criminal court system in November: Suddenly, and without...
  • Former Cook County prosecutor Sonia Antolec's extraordinary interview with WTTW-Ch. 11

     
    Former Cook County assistant state's attorney Sonia Antolec gave an extraordinary interview to WTTW Ch. 11's Carol Marin on "Chicago Tonight" Wednesday in which she explained her decision to resign from the office. The short version: She said she was........
  • Remarkable Woman: Elizabeth Brackett

    Remarkable Woman: Elizabeth Brackett
    "I did my first triathlon when I was 50" is not a sentence you hear often. But for Elizabeth Brackett, it's the truth. "I really started getting into them over the last 10 years," said Brackett, who, at 70, has three world championship triathlon titles...
  • The Chicago Forward: Education essay winners are ...

    The Chicago Forward: Education essay winners are ...
    For our Sept. 13 public affairs forum with Chicago schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard and teachers union leader Karen Lewis, we asked Trib Nation to write an essay on what makes public education succeed or fail. Here are the contributions from winners Ray...