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  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 4 picks

    Sam Farmer's NFL Week 4 picks
    The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 12-4 (.750); season 31-17 (.646). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread...
  • 'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen

     'Billions' brings pigeons' extinction tale to screen
    The star of a new, compelling and cautionary documentary titled "From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction" (10 p.m. Thursday on WTTW-Ch 11) is a dead pigeon named Martha. She died on September 1, 1914, in a zoo in Cincinnati,...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 3 picks

    Sam Farmer's NFL Week 3 picks
    The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 8-8 (.500); season 19-13 (.594). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record...
  • Fioretti on CPS: The 'robust discussion' solution

    Fioretti on CPS: The 'robust discussion' solution
    Last night on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight" --- Segment host Eddie Arruza: What would you have done differently with the school situation, given its budget?  Mayoral candidate Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd:  Well, I think there were a lot of areas...
  • Lewis' new photo says she's running for mayor

     Lewis' new photo says she's running for mayor
    Take a look at the new Twitter avatar that Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis posted last week, then tell me she's not running for mayor. The avatar is the little image — usually a portrait — that appears prominently on a user's...
  • Candidates need reality check on pensions

     Candidates need reality check on pensions
    What to do about our state's worst-in-the-nation pension liability? Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't need a "Plan B" to address the problem because he believes the Illinois Supreme Court will uphold the pension reform law he signed in December. Bruce...
  • Misspelling Rahm Emanuel's name

     Misspelling Rahm Emanuel's name
    As Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete prepares to visit Chicago next week, a Tanzanian diplomat sent a message to Chicago media referring to "Mayor Rahm Emmanuel." Uh-oh. Not good to misspell the mayor's name before an official visit. But the...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 2 picks

    The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 11-5 (.688). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread...
  • Open Thread: The Weeks In Review

     
    Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Ken Davis is joined by David Kidwell (Chicago Tribune) and Alex Richards (Chicago Tribune). They discuss the city's highly suspect red light camera system. i>You may subscribe to the audio version of the Chicago Newsroom podcast.....
  • 'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today

    'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today
    A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today. The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...
  • 'Breakfast with Curtis,' an indie about toking, joking and communal living

    'Breakfast with Curtis,' an indie about toking, joking and communal living
    Picture an aging hippie who drinks red wine all day long, walks around barefoot, peppers every third sentence with "man" for emphasis and usually has a deep cut of some '70s-era album playing on the stereo. This is Syd. Every college town, I'm convinced,...