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  • The Weeks in Review -- Open Thread

     
    blockquote> The "Weeks in Review" feature is 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......
  • State of the 'State of the State'

     
    Illinois is in a big, stinking mess, yet Gov. Quinn's annual "State of the State" address today at noon will, as usual, get the ho-hum from Chicago media. Chicago's PBS station, WTTW-Ch. 11, is showing "WordWorld Dancing Dog" during the......
  • Kirk plays the Ikea card

     
    When you don't want to answer a tough question, change the subject to.... Sweden! Prepare to be amazed by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's pivot in his interview Wednesday evening with Carol Marin on WTTW-Ch. 11: MARIN: Take a look at......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Doing my part

     
    I will be reading the role of "Samantha's Parent" at the Friday, Nov. 8 performance of Shadow Town at the Den Theater (1333 N. Milwaukee Ave). "Shadow Town," a Her Story Theater production, is a 90 minute original stage play,......
  • Cop blog spurred Alvarez to discipline prosecutor

     
    Wednesday's print column A one-week gap in the timeline of the Sonia Antolec story suggests that Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is more concerned with currying favor with police officers than standing by her prosecutors when they do the......
  • 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......
  • Daley!!!!!!

     
    My imitation, last night on WTTW-Ch. 11, of how Chicagoans now invoke the Daley name when slipping their credit cards into vastly overpriced parking meters. Though it was Mayor Richard and not Businessman William who gave us the widely despised......