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  • Frank and Mary's Tavern: Time stands still at this lunch spot

    Frank and Mary's Tavern: Time stands still at this lunch spot
    "Are you hungry, did you eat yet?" asks Mary Stark, touching the hand of Steve Twardowski. "Frank, get him a nice bowl of the goulash, on the house." Twardowski, 30, a teacher and photographer, takes a seat at the bar, sips an Old Style and fiddles with...
  • What to expect now that we're expecting gay marriage

     
    Wednesday's print column So tell Uncle Chester: Don't worry, gay people don't want to marry you. Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign into law a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois starting next June. Chicago's......
  • 'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner

    'Love and Shame and Love' by Peter Orner
    Lately, I've been trying to cure myself of my packrat tendencies and have been sorting through boxes of papers and mementos I've amassed over the years. In the box I most recently opened, I found an old Comiskey Park ticket stub from a Sox game I attended...
  • Walking out on the job

    Walking out on the job
    Long before Rahm Emanuel presented city workers with a Sophie's choice of layoffs or work-rule changes, a Chicago mayor and municipal employees dared each other to blink. In 1980, neither Jane Byrne nor the Chicago Firefighters Union did. The result was...
  • In inauguration, Emanuel steers away from Daley and sets own course

    In inauguration, Emanuel steers away from Daley and sets own course
    Rahm Emanuel took control of City Hall on Monday, calling for change and challenging Chicagoans to share in the work — and the pain — that lies ahead. On a crisp morning in picturesque Millennium Park, a landmark achievement of Richard M....
  • Emanuel camp plans bash with eye on budget

    Emanuel camp plans bash with eye on budget
    Rahm Emanuel's inaugural celebration will be as much about setting a tone for how he wants Chicagoans to perceive his administration as about commemorating his ascendancy to mayor. The planning team is going for festive, but not too festive. After all,...
  • 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...
  • Must read: Rose on Berrios

     
    Below is an excerpt from Party loyalty? Matter of convenience for Berrios -- Lectures about crossing party line full of hypocrisy by Don Rose: Lectures about party loyalty are especially hypocritical coming from a guy like Berrios who twice jumped......
  • Are there adults in the room? --Mayoral candidates shy from adult conversation on sales taxes

     
    Find background information and related links on this topic here What was Rahm Emanuel thinking? At a news conference last month, the mayoral candidate called for a change in how we collect sales taxes: lower the overall rate, but broaden......
  • Casino dream looks like a reality this year -- Gambling debate nearly over before it started

     
    I seem to have made a bad bet, putting most of my journalistic chips on "ignore it" regarding a legislative proposal this spring that would bring casino gambling to Chicago. Why that wager? Because the death of the casino-in-Chicago idea......
  • Radio rewind: My magazine profile of new WGN-AM morning host Jonathon Brandmeier

     
    In light of today's news that veteran radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier (left) is taking over morning drive at WGN AM 720, I am republishing the following extensive profile that came out almost exactly 25 years ago in the Tribune's Sunday......