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  • 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...
  • Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music

     Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music
    What exactly is meant by the term "Latino music"? The rubric is so all-encompassing as to be virtually meaningless, for there are at least as many styles and genres and varieties of Latino music as there are Latino and Hispanic cultures on the planet....
  • '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 picks for Week 1

    The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Farmer’s record last year was 159-96-1 (.624). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record...
  • Barefoot Contessa, 'Check Please' host to chat

    Barefoot Contessa, 'Check Please' host to chat
    Best-selling chef and TV host Ina Garten is coming to the Auditorium Theatre on Nov. 6, and she’ll be joined by Catherine De Orio, host of “Check Please!” on WTTW-Ch. 11. Garten, host of Food Network’s longtime cooking show...
  • Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871

     Successful woman technology leader needed at Chicago's 1871
    1871, the city's leading home for tech startups, announced Friday that its incubator for women-led companies would begin accepting applications this week under a new name, brand and logo. But the newly christened WiSTEM 1871 still lacks what matters...
  • Emmy nominees stand tall, but NBC sells telecast short

    Emmy nominees stand tall, but NBC sells telecast short
    It’s time for the Emmy Awards again, and I am excited and angry. More angry than excited, so let’s take a bite out of that apple first. I’m angry because the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast airs almost a month earlier than usual...
  • 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...
  • 3 culinary stars visiting Chicago

    3 culinary stars visiting Chicago
    Martha Stewart, Ina Garten and Dorie Greenspan are coming to Chicago this fall, and each of them will arrive bearing gifts for their fans: brand new cookbooks. Here's what to expect from three of the culinary world's brightest stars when they come a-...
  • January 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials

    January 2014 TV premieres, finales, movies, specials
    Hopefully you've all had or are still having a great holiday break, but after New Year's Day things start getting back to normal, and TV is no exception. Your regularly scheduled programming is about to return. So if you're wondering when your favorite...