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  • Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council

    Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council
    The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this...
  • Senior Center's Vintage Marketplace opens April 24-25

    Senior Center's Vintage Marketplace opens April 24-25
    Carefully pricing hundreds of pieces of glassware is just the first step in putting together the North Shore Senior Center's Vintage Marketplace, which will open to shoppers late next month. After collecting numerous donations, volunteers spent a...
  • 'Alton Brown Live' promises to be messy

    'Alton Brown Live' promises to be messy
    Alton Brown is coming back to Chicago, and this time he's packing ponchos. The iconic TV cook/mad scientist/would-be Vaudeville performer takes the stage March 25 at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet for a 2¬Ĺ-hour variety show that includes stand-up...
  • Highland Park comedian tackles the humor in science

    Highland Park comedian tackles the humor in science
    For the first time in his long career as a comedian, Aaron Freeman's jokes are being fact-checked. "I've never had anyone fact-check my jokes," says the Highland Park resident. "It adds an extra degree of difficulty." An extra degree of difficulty,...
  • Emanuel, Garcia to meet in first one-on-one debate

    Emanuel, Garcia to meet in first one-on-one debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Monday evening for the first of three scheduled head-to-head debates before the April 7 runoff election. The hourlong debate will be televised live at 6 p.m. on WMAQ-Ch. 5 and in Spanish on...
  • Do the mayoral debates matter?

    Do the mayoral debates matter?
    The first of three televised debates between Mayor Emanuel and his challenger Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is Monday on NBC 5, but competing for the attention of younger voters is tough with Millennials, who increasingly are turning...
  • A list of things to love

    A list of things to love
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the approach to spring. 1. Light The light returns fast now, 21/2 minutes more of it every day. We come out of our caves, squinting. We love the light even more because...
  • H-F principal nominated for leadership award

    H-F principal nominated for leadership award
    Homewood-Flossmoor High School Principal Ryan Pitcock has been nominated for the 2015 Golden Apple Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award. It will be only the second year that the Golden Apple Foundation, which is dedicated to providing exceptional...
  • Minnie Minoso documentary airs tonight on WTTW

    Minnie Minoso documentary airs tonight on WTTW
    A documentary about White Sox great Minnie Minoso, whose death was reported Sunday, will air Monday night on the local PBS affiliate, WTTW-Ch. 11. "Baseball Has Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso Story" (comprising footage shot by producer...
  • Mayoral candidates to debate

    Mayoral candidates to debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia are headed for a series of one-on-one debates as the Chicago mayor's race comes down to a six-week sprint to a runoff election. Emanuel's campaign announced Friday that the mayor had agreed to three...
  • Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up

    Journalist's videos capture mayoral campaign in close-up
    There are few places less hospitable on a Chicago winter morning than an "L" stop. But that's where hundreds of thousands of us spend time and where candidates for political office occasionally show up, smiling and pressing the flesh and otherwise...