| Aug 25, 2013
Contrary to what the guidebooks say, there is more than one Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
The one at State and Kinzie streets has Garfield Goose, Oprah's door and a camera from the first Kennedy-Nixon debate. But a few blocks away on...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 11:53 AM
When I walked into the Deerfield Beach plant last Monday for employee orientation, engraved above the entrance I saw the words of Col. Robert McCormick, founder of the Tribune Company, which owns this newspaper.
So today, as I introduce myself as...
| Aug 30, 2013
Websites that cater to homeowners who are thinking about remodeling might want to pause and ponder whether they're actually discouraging site visitors from going through the upheaval of, say, renovating the kitchen: A new survey suggests that nearly...
| Aug 9, 2013
We now interrupt our regular coverage of the serious real estate world (because, trust us, little happens in August anyway) to focus on the industry's silly season, which seems to have manifested itself — with a vengeance — in my inbox.
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:12 PM
The definitive line about a newspaper's public mission came, as it happens, from Hollywood.
In Orson Welles' classic "Citizen Kane," the title character, his newspaper empire in tatters, is asked by Walter Thatcher, the film's stand-in for J.P. Morgan,...
| Aug 1, 2013
Philanthropist Ann Lurie has replaced two of her top investment managers at her private investment firm, hiring Kristopher Wood, a private equity and mergers and acquisitions expert, as chief investment officer.
Lurie Investments Chief Executive Officer...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 2:49 PM
WASHINGTON — When The Washington Post Writers Group came courting several years ago, inviting me to join the company's syndicate, I remember well the pitch: We're a family.
By then I had been syndicated for more than a decade by the Tribune Co....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Now that the Wrigley Field package has been approved, the Cubs can turn their attention to another deal that will have dramatic implications for the financial future of the franchise.
Negotiations are expected to heat up between the Cubs and WGN-Ch. 9....
| Apr 16, 2013
Quaint ballparks are cool, no question about it. But they don't win championships.
That's why the Yankees did an ugly overhaul on the House That Ruth built in the mid-1970s and scrapped the original Yankee Stadium altogether five seasons ago. It's why...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 6:25 PM
During a commercial break in the middle of Chicago's only nightly sports-talk show on WCFL-AM 1000 in November 1979, host Chuck Swirsky took a personal phone call.
"The guy says, 'I don't know if you recognize the voice,' " Swirsky said. "Of course, I...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Tom Ricketts was asked what was wrong with his team that ranked among the worst in baseball, and he answered -- are you sitting down? -- “Nothing. Just a lot of injuries.’'
Nothing? Is he tone deaf?
Just injuries? Try bad. Ryan Dempster...