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  • Quinn: Pension reform before gambling expansion

    Quinn: Pension reform before gambling expansion
    Efforts by the legislature to expand casino gambling to Chicago and other locations is a secondary issue behind attempts to deal with the state’s unfunded pension liability, Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday. The Democratic governor's comments drew a...
  • Reawakening the ghosts of Skokie

    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....
  • Screening "Skokie: Invaded but not conquered"

    Screening "Skokie: Invaded but not conquered"
    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...
  • New book brings Vivian Maier out of the shadows

    New book brings Vivian Maier out of the shadows
    I would not presume to know, at any point during her 83 years on this planet, what Vivian Maier was thinking. But since she died in 2009, I suppose it's OK to make a leap and say that she would be made very uneasy and perhaps downright uncomfortable...
  • Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies

    Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies
    Every February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month, but this one is extra special because we welcome NBC's "Community" back to TV after too long a hiatus. It's also when the high-profile Netflix series, "House of Cards," debuts. Back on...
  • It took a trio to come up with Wonder Woman

    It took a trio to come up with Wonder Woman
    If comic book characters are a driving force in Hollywood, it's worth noting that Wonder Woman, one of the most iconic characters of the last 70 years, has yet to star in her own live-action movie. She hasn't been completely ignored. Two years ago,...
  • Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest

    Hutchinson drops out, endorses Kelly in Jackson Jr. contest
    State Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the 2nd District special Democratic primary Sunday and endorsed ex-state Rep. Robin Kelly in the contest to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. The move, announced in a morning news release, shakes up the...
  • Halvorson, Beale try to chill Kelly momentum by attacking Bloomberg super PAC

    Halvorson, Beale try to chill Kelly momentum by attacking Bloomberg super PAC
    Democratic congressional candidates Debbie Halvorson and Anthony Beale used a televised debate tonight to try to chill Robin Kelly’s momentum by attacking the support she is receiving from an anti-gun super political action committee run by New York...
  • Phil Vettel: Two stars for Boarding House

    Phil Vettel: Two stars for Boarding House
    The first thing that catches your eye when entering The Boarding House is the chandelier. Except it's not really a chandelier, but an art installation consisting of 9,000-plus (official count: 9,063) suspended wine glasses. "One glass for every wine I'...
  • Opera in Focus: Puppets and opera come together

    Opera in Focus: Puppets and opera come together
    It's the damnedest thing: Justin Snyder, his long hair parted down the middle, his head thrown back as though communing with a higher power, the hood of his hoodie grazing the floor, his mouth working silently in time with the strains and surges of an...
  • 'Check, Please!' narrows field for new host

    'Check, Please!' narrows field for new host
    At last, after great deliberation and much wringing of hands, David Manilow made a decision. White smoke rose from a pipe outside the window of his Lincoln Park office. He adjusted the zipper on his navy blue garment, splayed his hands on a conference...