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  • '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...
  • See restored, classic 'Doctor Who' episode with Tom Baker in Chicago

    See restored, classic 'Doctor Who' episode with Tom Baker in Chicago
    Chicago Whovians anxiously awaiting Saturday's return of "Doctor Who" to BBC America can make a day of TARDIS time with the Ultimate "Doctor Who" screening. The Ultimate-TV web site and BBC Home Entertainment have teamed up to salute "Chicago's...
  • TV review: 'Wallander' returns with 3 brutal, beautiful tales

    TV review: 'Wallander' returns with 3 brutal, beautiful tales
    The new season of the detective series "Wallander" opens with a shocking murder, but the real stunner involves Kenneth Branagh's character Kurt Wallander: He actually smiles. In "An Event in Autumn" (8 p.m. Sunday, WTTW; 3.5 stars), the first of three...
  • A special Jeff for a critic

    Hedy Weiss, the longtime and indefatigable theater and dance critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, is to receive a special Joseph Jefferson Award in November in recognition of her years of coverage of Chicago theater. The special award will be presented to...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Retrial: How we're covering the Rod Blagojevich Trial, Part II

    Retrial: How we're covering the Rod Blagojevich Trial, Part II
    As pointed out earlier this week by reporter Bob Secter, who is covering the Rod Blagojevich retrial, the jury foreman for the former governor's first trial returned Tuesday to get a different perspective on the sequel. What a difference a retrial makes....
  • Weeks in Review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review WTTW Ch. 11 Host Joel Weisman with Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business;...
  • The carrot or the stick?

     
    Here's Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight" program yesterday discussing "Spring into Health," a new wellness initiative for county employees, Segment host Eddie Arruza: Let's start with that wellness program you...
  • Free-water word salad from Ald. O'Connor

     
    In hosting a panel of aldermen on "Chicago Tonight" yesterday evening, WTTW-Ch. 11's Carol Marin asked about a proposal in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget that would require churches and not-for-profits to begin paying their water bills. Here is how the......
  • Birthday bonus -- A CTA contract gift that keeps on giving

     
    Wednesday's print column expands on an earlier post here Robert Kelly was indignant: “Mr. Claypool says when we work our birthday, we get 21/2 times rate,” he said. “We don’t!” Kelly is president of Amalgamated Transit...
  • Bloomingdale Trail status update

     
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still seems enthusiastic about the proposed Bloomingdale Trail, the old rail line that may be turned into a park-like, crosstown, above-ground commuter trail....