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  • State of the 'State of the State'

     
    Illinois is in a big, stinking mess, yet Gov. Quinn's annual "State of the State" address today at noon will, as usual, get the ho-hum from Chicago media. Chicago's PBS station, WTTW-Ch. 11, is showing "WordWorld Dancing Dog" during the......
  • CPS mishandles 'Persepolis' ban

     
    Censure de Persepolis: Inapproprié dans les écoles de Chicago That headline in a Paris-based literary publication Monday indicates just how far and fast the controversy that broke late last week at Lane Tech College Prep High School has spread. Loosely......
  • Dart v. Evans v. Preckwinkle

     
    Originally published April 17; moved to the top of the blog because it's the subject of my Friday print column. I've been meaning to get to this extraordinary spat on "Chicago Tonight" earlier this month. WTTW-Ch. 11 invited Cook County......
  • Open thread: The weeks in review

     
    Last week was fairly successful when I announced that, going forward, "Weeks in Review" posts will also serve as an open comment thread on news events of the past week that either didn't get discussed on the blog or didn't......
  • Mary Murphy

    Mary Murphy
    Mary Murphy is the winner of 18 Emmy Awards for her reporting and anchor work in her hometown of New York City. The daughter of Irish immigrants who settled in Queens, Mary Murphy has spent her entire, 30-year career in NYC. By the age of 13, Mary knew...
  • Walsh waters tree of grotesquery

     
    For Sunday's print column I revised and expanded an earlier blog entry: “This is a serious time,” said the fundamentally unserious former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11’s “Chicago Tonight”...
  • Walsh, Duckworth clash on Medicare, abortion

    Walsh, Duckworth clash on Medicare, abortion
    Republican Rep. Joe Walsh and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth used the final face-to-face meeting of their campaign Thursday night to stress differences over the future of Medicare, a program she said should be a “guarantee” but one he...
  • Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments

    Walsh backtracks slightly on abortion comments
    Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh backtracked slightly on his controversial remarks about abortion, saying today that there are “very rare circumstances” in which a pregnant woman may need to undergo an abortion to save her life. The comment...
  • Biggert, Foster clash on gay marriage at final debate

    Biggert, Foster clash on gay marriage at final debate
    Republican Rep. Judy Biggert indicated Wednesday that she’s moving closer to supporting same-sex marriage, but ultimately said she’s not there yet and that it’s a matter for individual states to decide. Democratic challenger Bill Foster...
  • 'Sherlock' Season 2: Steven Moffat talks Holmes, Moriarty and 'Stayin' Alive'

    'Sherlock' Season 2: Steven Moffat talks Holmes, Moriarty and 'Stayin' Alive'
    I should have asked "Sherlock" co-creator Stephen Moffat if he follows the first rule of showbiz, "Always leave them wanting more," because that's what he's done with both seasons of the popular reinterpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock...
  • Patrick Kane parties in Madison, MTV series begins filming in Chicago, Hannibal Buress thanks Allende at Comedy Awards

    Patrick Kane parties in Madison, MTV series begins filming in Chicago, Hannibal Buress thanks Allende at Comedy Awards
    Patrick Kane didn’t shy away from photos when he was partying Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s annual Mifflin Street Block Party like many celebrities would have. The Blackhawks star instead posed for them – as he...