| May 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Here's a transcript of an exchange between WTTW-Ch. 11's Carol Marin and Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Monday on "Chicago Tonight." (video link) Carol Marin: Pension reform. Do you have a favorite bill? One that you are pushing? Sheila Simon: My......
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Judges, not law enforcement officials, need to take responsibility for which prisoners get released on home monitoring Friday's print column Something extremely odd happened in the Cook County criminal court system in November: Suddenly, and without...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:32 PM
I was on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight" program joining a panel discussing the resignation of Ald. Dick Mell (33rd) and what lies ahead. Carol Marin, whom I believe coined the term "nepotitis" to describe a common ailment among Illinois politicians,........
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
Greg Cameron will take over as the new executive director of the Joffrey Ballet July 1 after leaving his post as chief operating officer of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW-Ch. 11 and WFMT-FM, the dance troupe announced...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests of Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office on Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, elitist white-boy solution" —...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:19 PM
Citizens of Chicago, food-TV obsessives, our long nightmare is over:
Meet Catherine De Orio.
She's Italian. She's in her mid-30s. She lives in the West Loop. She's married to a lawyer. She has no food allergies. She has a throaty, confiding voice. Her...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The story of Skokie and the way it rallied a community, a region and a state to stand up to the racism of neo-Nazism is told once again in a new documentary that takes a fresh look at old wounds.
Last week, the film, “Skokie: Invaded But Not...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
To me, a kid growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Skokie seemed like any other suburb, its tidy houses sitting on impeccably manicured lawns.
Sure, on Friday nights and Saturday mornings you'd sometimes see Hasidic Jews strolling to and from synagogue....
| May 16, 2013
| 2:57 PM
After doing the job on an interim basis, Araksya Karapetyan has officially been given the position of anchor on the "Fox 11 News" shows that air weekdays 4:30-7 a.m. and 10-10:30 a.m. on KTTV-TV Channel 11.
She replaces Jean Martinez, who left last...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:29 PM
The wide windows in the landmark Monroe Building offer a sweeping view of Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. On a crystal-blue spring day, it's easy to temporarily forget the long, bloody history of warfare. But keeping the stories of "citizen soldiers"...