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  • Steve Ruxton

    Steve Ruxton
    Steve Ruxton joined the WGN news department in June 2003. Before joining WGN, Steve spent over 11 years as a financial news reporter/anchor for Chicago's WCIU-Television and the on-line financial web-site, WebFN. He has been a registered investment...
  • The top 10 local stories

    The top 10 local stories
    1 In what he described at its completion as "the transaction from hell," Chicago billionaire and motorcycle fan Sam Zell (pictured right) spearheaded the $8.2 billion deal to take media giant Tribune Co. private. Skeptics questioned whether banks would...
  • The art of politics

    The art of politics
    Windy City By Scott Simon Random House, 419 pages, $25 The brief period in 1987 immediately following the death of Mayor Harold Washington, when Ald. David Orr temporarily replaced Washington, and Establishment candidate Eugene Sawyer and liberal...
  • Artwork from Michael Crichton's personal collection going on sale

     
    In such bestselling novels as "Jurassic Park," "The Andromeda Strain" and "Disclosure," Michael Crichton demonstrated a fascination with the glimmering, shiny complexities of the contemporary high-tech world. As it turns out, the late author's taste in...
  • Art review: Andreas Gursky at Gagosian Gallery

     
    The grandiose differs from the grand in its need to make a spectacular impression. Size matters, and looking important trumps all. The German photographer Andreas Gursky has been making grandiose art for years. Some of his enormous, impossibly precise...
  • Steeped in rhetoric: My visit to the tea party rally

     
    The question has been on my mind for a while now: What is it, exactly, that tea party activists want? Go to their Web sites, listen to sound bites from their rallies or study what their leaders say when interviewed......
  • The guilty thrill of the hockey fight

     
    The quick-cut parade of passion playing out on the 52-inch TV screen in Mike Beaver's basement suggests pornography -- the repeated encounters are earnest but virtually without context, they all start to look the same after a while and the......
  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Coming to Chicago

    Illinois is getting some attention from a member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. (WGN-AM)-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Chicago today and Monday. His visit includes taking part in the Obama administration's public service...
  • Teacher finds the next level

    Teacher finds the next level
    Like many athletes, Jim Bennitt was looking for a vigorous style of yoga. He didn't want to stretch. He didn't want to relax. He wanted a workout. For three years the Frankfort native jumped around from one studio to the next. Nothing inspired him. But...
  • From the hairy upper lip of the beast

    I have no excuse for this oversight. I can only apologize that it was not until the closing hours of the Republican convention that I wandered up to the complimentary spa and makeover station set up in the building where the reporters covering the...
  • A visitor's guide to a place we call home

    Week after week, in the pages of Travel, we tell readers about every place in the world they can visit -- except Chicago. We're not tourists in our own town, editors think, so Chicago isn't a travel experience; it's home. But not for every Tribune...