Column | Mar 5, 2014 | 1:35 PM
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Column | Mar 14, 2014 | 8:44 AMIt takes time to create a television documentary, and filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin have said they spent much of a year amassing 1,000 hours of video to make their CNN true-crime documentary "Chicagoland." So America currently is discovering, in its family rooms, many of the 2013 horrors that Chicago is trying to forget: the brutal fight over the decision to close underperforming schools, where the rhetoric almost seemed to mirror the violence under discussion; the murder of teenager Hadiya Pendleton; the terror of kids crossing lines in a fractured gangland where the ownership of fiercely defended turfs can change with the block.
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Column | Nov 14, 2013 | 2:30 AM
I felt the music and the fire as the civil rights movement rose from its slumber. "Repair . . . justice!" went the call and response last week, in the basement of an old Chicago church at the corner of Ashland and Washington. "Restore . . . life! Rebuild...