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  • Classic Chicago restaurant: Marie's Pizza & Liquors

    Classic Chicago restaurant: Marie's Pizza & Liquors
    In honor of National Pizza Day, we present an oldie but goody: A few years ago, the Mayfair restaurant Marie's Pizza & Liquors appeared on the popular WTTW review show "Check, Please." Two of that week's three citizen reviewers liked Marie's. The...
  • Restaurant staff, please don't read the menu to us

    Restaurant staff, please don't read the menu to us
    By the time you read this I may already be gone, having headed for the thickest clump of wilderness, anywhere that might exist where I can still walk into a restaurant and a waiter won't ask ... "Have you dined with us before?" It's not the question...
  • Emanuel goes on offensive in mayoral TV debate

    Emanuel goes on offensive in mayoral TV debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and three challengers met for the first televised forum of the campaign Wednesday, but it was a controversy involving a debate set for Thursday that dominated the day's news. ABC-Ch. 7, the League of Women Voters and Univision,...
  • Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic

    Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic
    Last night was the Grammys, also known as The Show Determined to Make You Never Want to Hear One Note of "Stay With Me " Ever Again. And that was the record of the year in the music industry's annual celebration of (what's left of) itself. Imagine how...
  • Chicago mayoral debate questions that would reveal real candidates

     Chicago mayoral debate questions that would reveal real candidates
    Welcome, candidates, to today's mayoral debate, a lightning round of questions it never occurred to you to prep for. This event was inspired by your recent televised gathering at WTTW, in which host Phil Ponce, in addition to asking all the heavy...
  • Emanuel won't rule out property tax hike for police, fire pensions

    Emanuel won't rule out property tax hike for police, fire pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday defended the way he has dealt with the city's looming financial crisis against attacks from his challengers, touting his record of crafting the city's budget during his first term but refusing to rule out a property tax...
  • Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'

    Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'
    Did mayoral debate moderator Phil Ponce of WTTW-TV cross the line Tuesday night in the debate between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Ponce told me yes, he thinks he did. He told me that he crossed the line in...
  • Emanuel's latest ad: I can be better

    Emanuel's latest ad: I can be better
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going up Wednesday night with what could be his closing TV ad of the campaign, another spot in which he says he gets the message that he needs to do a better job. The ad, titled "Better," features the mayor speaking directly to the...
  • Emanuel, Garcia spar over city finances in final debate

    Emanuel, Garcia spar over city finances in final debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia tried to paint each other as undeserving of the public's trust to handle Chicago's severe financial problems Tuesday night during the final debate of the runoff campaign. Garcia, a Cook County...
  • 3 debates, 1 takeaway: Only Emanuel is ready to manage this Chicago crisis

    3 debates, 1 takeaway: Only Emanuel is ready to manage this Chicago crisis
    WTTW's Phil Ponce framed Tuesday night's debate perfectly: How would each candidate for mayor change the trajectory of Chicago's desperate finances? We learned a few things. Challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia put a number on one revenue source he favors:...
  • Mayoral candidates square off for final debate

     Mayoral candidates square off for final debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Tuesday for their final scheduled one-on-one televised debate before the runoff election, following previous events that have grown contentious as the candidates try to land blows and build...