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  • PBS series explains why Chicago needed a lift

    PBS series explains why Chicago needed a lift
    Chicago was the first American city to have a modern sewer system, and because it is so flat, it also had one of the hardest obstacles to achieving that. The story of, essentially, the jacking up of downtown Chicago to allow the waste system to be...
  • A thank you to the complex, unique Karen Lewis

    A thank you to the complex, unique Karen Lewis
    We owe a thank-you to Karen Lewis. A thank-you for her vigorous pursuit of her beliefs and for giving us a taste of what a real contest for mayor might be like. A lot of us are going to miss having her in the brawl. Chicago politics has never seen...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 6 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 10-5 (.667); season 49-27 (.645). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 5 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 8-5 (.615); season 39-22 (.639). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
  • 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...
  • Fashion event benefits YWCA

    Fashion event benefits YWCA
    YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's Ambassadors Council hosted its third annual New Look of Leadership fashion event Sept. 30 at Macy's State Street. More than 300 supporters enjoyed a reception and fashion show to help raise awareness for the work of the YWCA...
  • '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,"...
  • 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...