| Sep 5, 2013
Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013
ROGER WATERS: One Wall He Does Not Want to Tear Down
Roger Waters took his production of Pink Floyd's The Wall to Berlin, Germany last night, and on Tuesday he joined a protest to protect one of the last...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's no-bid deal for new expressway billboards guarantees the city far less than half the $700 million the private vendor expects to make and essentially requires Chicago to repay all the upfront cash the mayor touted as a key selling...
| Sep 22, 2013
The first mass shooting of the week left me in despair.
A man with an apparently tenuous grasp on reality brought a legally purchased rifle into the Washington Navy Yard on Monday and killed a dozen people. What are you going to do?
| May 9, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column A new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows that, halfway through his first term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overall disapproval rating is up 11 percentage points over a year ago. Four in 10 Chicago voters — and nearly half of the......
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
| Jul 4, 2013
Chicago political legends have always been part chess master, part dynasty builder, part street muscle and part colorful scamp, qualities that perfectly define the storied career of Dick Mell, who on Wednesday announced his retirement after nearly four...
| Jul 6, 2013
Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, first elected to represent his Northwest Side ward in 1975, is an unabashed believer in political patronage and charismatic leader of one of the city's most powerful Democratic organizations — an operation he hopes to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Lawmakers return to Springfield today, poised to override Gov. Pat Quinn's rewrite of a proposed law allowing concealed carry of firearms, but his actions and those of his potential rivals have created a conundrum for many Downstate Democrats in the early...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Republican state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington, who narrowly lost to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010, kicked off a third bid for governor Wednesday contending he no longer is viewed as a regional Downstate candidate.
Speaking at a downtown Chicago...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Veteran TV director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America, becoming the first-ever African American to head the union.
Barclay, whose directing credits include "Sons of Anarchy," "Glee," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 10:30 PM
TV director Paris Barclay has been elected president of the Directors Guild of America for a two-year term, succeeding Taylor Hackford.
Barclay was selected by acclamation of the 147 delegates at the DGA's convention on Saturday at DGA headquarters in...