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  • 93-5 'KHY Rock Report

    93-5 'KHY Rock Report
    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...
  • Details of billboard deal raise questions

    Details of billboard deal raise questions
    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...
  • Hope that Thursday's mass shooting leads to action

    Hope that Thursday's mass shooting leads to action
    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? Tighten the...
  • By the numbers, how Rahm could lose in 2015

     
    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......
  • Somebody Nobody Asked™ has advice for Rahm Emanuel

     
    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).......
  • Council tactician Mell bowing out after nearly 4 decades

    Council tactician Mell bowing out after nearly 4 decades
    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...
  • Scrappy alderman looks back with pride

    Scrappy alderman looks back with pride
    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...
  • Quinn says he's ready for 'showdown' on concealed carry

    Quinn says he's ready for 'showdown' on concealed carry
    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...
  • Republican Brady launches third try for Illinois governor

    Republican Brady launches third try for Illinois governor
    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...
  • 'Sons of Anarchy' director Paris Barclay elected DGA president

    'Sons of Anarchy' director Paris Barclay elected DGA president
    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...
  • Paris Barclay Elected DGA President

    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...