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  • Weeks in Review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Host Ken Davis is joined by Steve Franklin (Chicago Headline Club), Ben Joravsky (Chicago...
  • Dart to renew search for 'closure' on Gacy case

     
    Any day now, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart will submit to State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez an updated request for a search warrant that would allow officers to dig in the yard of a Chicago apartment building where serial killer John......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review WTTW-Ch. 11: Host Joel Weisman with Chuck Goudie, ABC-7 News - Mick Dumke,......
  • Voters: It’s time to say ‘when’ to the insiders

     
    For those in Cook County who care about the state of our politics — and I’ll offer evidence in a moment to demonstrate how depressingly small your number is — here’s a helpful slogan to remember as you prepare to......
  • Open thread: Weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • 'Shame that Tune!' at Printers Row

     
    Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman will be among the storytellers at a special "Shame That Tune!" show Saturday at 8:15 p.m. on the Center Stage at the Printers Row Lit Fest. This monthly musical-comedy game show was devised by Chicago Reader......
  • 'Shame that Tune' = my shame, Levitan's tune

     
    I'll be a contestant on "Shame That Tune" Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Hideout. Per the event's website, the "musical comedy game show" -- features three locally famous contestants telling embarrassing stories, being interviewed by (Chicago Reader...
  • Cultural 'crisis' -- one man's explanation

     
    It's not consumerism that makes millions of people turn away from their churches. It's not relativism. Or narcissism. Or secularism. It's common sense. These churches ask their worshippers to believe in things that are ridiculous. The acid burning through...
  • Eschew on this: The grand marshal of world-weariness says it’s OK to hate parades and stay home

     
    Friday's print column Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon Saturday from the intersection of Balbo and Columbus Drives in Grant Park and head north about half a mile to Monroe Drive. You couldn’t pay me......
  • The irony of video piracy

     
    The easiest and most convenient way to see the movies or TV shows you want is to get them illegally.....(and) the illegal version isn't just free. It's better... from Bill Wyman's Groundhog Decade-- Hollywood is about to repeat the catastrophic......
  • Chicago record labels reeling from London warehouse fire

     
    An interesting story about the London riots that may appeal to Wicker Park's music lovers: A Sony warehouse in Enfield, north London, was destroyed in a fire reportedly set by rioters. That distribution center was subcontracted by the PIAS Group, a...