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  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    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. Some events...
  • Busy bugs under the big top at Cirque's 'OVO'

    Busy bugs under the big top at Cirque's 'OVO'
    Cirque du Soleil's latest extravaganza, "OVO," brought out insect lovers this week for the opening-night party under the big top outside United Center. But before the bugs began scurrying, flying and jumping, the social set had fun in the Tapis Rouge...
  • Why is Alpana Singh selling cheese?

    Why is Alpana Singh selling cheese?
    Alpana Singh, the bottomless source of effervescence on "Check, Please," left her day job as wine director at Lettuce Entertain You several weeks ago, and for the first time in her adult life found herself with time to burn. So customers of Pastoral...
  • Retrial: How we're covering the Rod Blagojevich Trial, Part II

    Retrial: How we're covering the Rod Blagojevich Trial, Part II
    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....
  • Chico distances himself from tea party, and vice versa

     
    At last night's debate at WTTW Ch-11, Gery Chico distanced himself from reports that the tea party has endorsed him for mayor. Today, in Chico is Not the Man, the Chicago Tea Party distanced itself from Chico. Unfortunately, Chico does......
  • How to make local TV news better: 'More' is more.

     
    Why do I watch the late local news on TV? I tell myself it's for professional reasons — a guy in my position has to keep up. But the truth is, I watch for the same reason I suspect many......
  • Roger Ebert predicted the future of the movies in 1987

     
    Roger Ebert predicted the future of the movies in 1987...
  • Transition talk

     
    I'll be on a "Chicago Tonight" panel this evening (7 p.m., WTTW-Ch. 11) to talk about the transition between mayors. If I'm able to use the word "gaudy," it will be my little shout-out to Change of Subject readers....
  • ‘Clifton’ doc shows pre-yuppie Lincoln Park

     
    One woman who grew up in West Lincoln Park in the '70s documents her childhood in that then-kinda-rough neighborhood. The Sun-Times has the story: In 1973, young Pam Taylor and her family were the subjects of the documentary “Now We Live on Clifton,...
  • Guess what? Garry McCarthy is Chicago's new police superintendent

     
    Quotes from new Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy in a 14-minute interview Wednesday on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight." "We had somebody get robbed on a CTA bus last week that was not downtown. And guess what? There were 10 kids......
  • Talkin' Blago

     
    Here are four recent episodes of "Public Affairs" in which host Jeff Berkowitz talks about Blagojevich II with a former federal prosecutor and three broadcast reporters who have been covering the trial: 1. With former federal prosecutor Dean Polales: 2......