| Aug 20, 2013
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...
| Aug 11, 2013
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'...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Apr 18, 2011
| 8:00 AM
We may be living in the golden age of food television. Twenty years ago, you had to wait for Julia Child and a few others every week on PBS. Today, it's such a hot commodity that ABC is canceling soap operas and replacing them with a foodie version of...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Rod Blagojevich’s expensive taste in suits may not be part of his retrial after a federal judge suggested late today that prosecutors should drop some of the “bangles and beads” from their presentation.
U.S. District Judge James Zagel...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 12:59 PM
As pointed out earlier this week by reporter Bob Secter, who is covering the Rod Blagojevich retrial, the jury foreman for the former governor's first trial returned Tuesday to get a different perspective on the sequel. What a difference a retrial makes....
| May 8, 2011
| 11:00 AM
The Chicago Tribune won 12 Peter Lisagor Awards Friday night in a competition sponsored by the Chicago Headline Club.
The Tribune's investigative series "Deadly Neglect," written by reporters Sam Roe and Jared S. Hopkins, took home the Watchdog Award...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:24 PM
After 249 episodes, "Good Eats" is no more.
Alton Brown called an end to his instructional half-hour show yesterday, announcing it to fans as his first post on Twitter:
"G.E. fans, I've decided to cut the half hour series at 249 eps. There will be 3...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Now that the holidays are (almost) over, you're probably ready for your favorite shows to return as the midseason schedule kicks in. A lot of brand new shows premiere in January as well. So get ready. Here's a list of series, season and winter premiere...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:14 PM
Two drunk, loud and usually obnoxious "families" are vying for viewers on the midseason TV schedule: The guidos of “Jersey Shore” and the Gallaghers of “Shameless.”
Some might say comparing a reality show to a scripted drama is...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:56 PM
When you hear the name Idina Menzel, you might think of Shelby Corcoran in "Glee," or Elphaba the witch in "Wicked," or Maureen in "Rent."
Menzel has memorably played all three of those women. But in her upcoming PBS concert special and at the Ravinia...