| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Roger Ebert died Thursday, April 4, 2013. A lousy day. I rue it. But I will always remember Roger’s kindness and his eloquence. I’m not alone there.
The loss is instantaneous, the absence crushing. Chicago’s own journalist, film...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Roger Ebert's passing Thursday at age 70 leaves behind a staggering body of work: He reviewed as many as 285 movies a year, spent decades as a fixture on TV and published 17 books. Following are but a few highlights from his prolific career.
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Roger Ebert was celebrated Monday as a film critic, newspaperman, social-justice soldier, husband, father, grandfather and champion of artists and imagination, but the great cross-section of mourners at his Holy Name Cathedral funeral spoke to a quality...
| Apr 4, 2013
Following the death of legendary film critic Roger Ebert, his former television partner Richard Roeper reacted to the news on a Chicago radio show....
| Mar 1, 2011
| 6:18 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will present a $5,000 check to his Twitter impersonator, Dan Sinker (@MayorEmanuel), on Wednesday and the two MayorEmanuel-s will finally meet.
The meeting with take place at 5 p.m. on WLS's Roe Conn Show with Richard Roeper....
| Mar 2, 2011
| 10:22 PM
When the real Rahm Emanuel stepped into the WLS-AM 890 studio late Wednesday afternoon to meet the man who had impersonated him so effectively and humorously on Twitter, the skies didn't open, and no one got sucked into a time vortex.
| Mar 3, 2011
| 6:32 PM
News spread quickly after Dan Sinker, the man behind the wildly popular Twitter account @MayorEmanuel, announced Young Chicago Authors as the charity of his choice to receive a $5,000 donation from Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. “The festival director&...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:49 PM
The Chicago Film Critics Awards returned to the Broadway Playhouse at the Water Tower Jan. 7. This salute to Hollywood's best included Comedy Awards, conceived by Sharee Pemberton who produced the show along with film critic and Chicago Film Critics...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:30 AM
• FoxSports.com's Greg Couch believes the Ravens squandered the final opportunity to win a Super Bowl for aging defenders Ed Reed and Ray Lewis.
Joe Flacco should be a star quarterback now. The defense of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed should be in the Super...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Social Media Week kicked off today in twelve cities around the world and I am thrilled that Chicago is one of them. I am also thrilled to represent WGN as a panelist for two of the sessions. It's been tough trying to keep up with all that's happening in...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 9:56 AM
The advance screening of the latest Harry Potter film benefitted Urban Prep Academies and was a sellout at Imax Navy Pier Theatre. As 450 excited fans poured in, many in costume as wizards, Urban Prep founder Tim King was there in his official capacity as...