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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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;...
  • Elgin included in PBS documentary

     
    Elgin will be featured in a documentary next week on public television that looks at the health and well being of various towns. “Designing Health …...
  • 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...
  • Teaching was a ‘calling’ for Emmy-winning broadcaster Rose Marie Economou

     
    Rose Marie Economou always used the contacts she made over a storied career in broadcasting to help aspiring Columbia College Chicago students create a career …...
  • 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...
  • The lincoln park fugitive (part 1)

     
    Now before you become alarmed, no, there isn't a mass-murderer on the loose (that I know of). A while back, I saw online (Yahoo! maybe?) that the home where scenes from the 1993 film, The Fugitive, were filmed was for sale. I had seen the film and was...
  • The politics of garbage

     
    Courtesy of WTTW-Ch. 11, here is a lightly-edited rush transcript of the segment on Chicago's antiquated garbage-pickup system seen yesterday on " Chicago Tonight" provided by WTTW-Ch. 11. See if you react as strongly as I did to 27th Ward......