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  • Roger Ebert: Not just a film critic, the film critic

    Roger Ebert: Not just a film critic, the film critic
    For as long as I can remember following movies, I remember following Roger Ebert. I remember looking forward to watching every episode of “Siskel & Ebert” as a kid. I remember the “Siskel & Ebert” episode of “The Critic,&...
  • Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago

    Schmich: Ebert reflects well on Chicago
    This column originally ran in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 21, 2011. Some years ago when I was new to Chicago, I spotted Roger Ebert in the frozen-foods aisle of a grocery store. He was famous by then, and I did what any normal person does at the sight...
  • Roger Ebert, my mentor

    Roger Ebert, my mentor
    As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on. Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
  • 2 killed in West Pullman shooting: 'Chicago is getting reckless'

    2 killed in West Pullman shooting: 'Chicago is getting reckless'
    Quiltavia Patterson was an aspiring rapper who left Chicago months ago to get her twin toddlers out of harm's way. Jermaine Carter was "the cool guy" in the West Pullman neighborhood who did tattoos. He also preached to his children daily about staying...
  • Late-winter snowstorm slams Central Illinois, not Chicago

    Late-winter snowstorm slams Central Illinois, not Chicago
    Chicago appears to have dodged the worst of an early-spring snow system that is dumping six to 10 inches on Central Illinois, according to the National Weather Service. But according to State Police Sunday night, motorists traveling in Kankakee,...
  • Snowstorm heads out -- and winter with it?

    Snowstorm heads out -- and winter with it?
    The snowstorm that buried central and southern Illinois only skirted Chicago as it headed east -- and with it maybe the last of an unusual winter that seemed would never end. The storm dropped 17 inches of snow in Springfield, breaking the old record...
  • Strike planned at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Strike planned at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    A union that represents 775 staff members at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to start a three-day strike on Monday. Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 73, whose duties include food service and custodial work,...
  • Winter Park festival artists travel from show to show to make a living

    Winter Park festival artists travel from show to show to make a living
    Cali Hobgood barely knows what time zone she's in. She lives in Illinois, but she has spent the past two weeks driving from Naples to Southern California and then to Winter Park. She's exhibiting in this weekend's Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival,...
  • "The Walking Dead" Novel Author Jay Bonansinga talks about TV series and Book 3

    "The Walking Dead" Novel Author Jay Bonansinga talks about TV series and Book 3
    Last night’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead had fans re-visiting the town of Woodbury and finally re-uniting the Dixon Brothers, Daryl and Merle. By the end of the episode the poop really hit the fan and left viewers with a lot of...
  • Prosecutors Drop Quest for James Holmes' Notebook

    Prosecutors Drop Quest for James Holmes' Notebook
    AURORA, Colo. -- Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting on Thursday abruptly dropped their effort to gain access to a notebook written by suspect James Holmes, who appeared in court looking engaged and without the orange hair he had in...
  • News of the Weird: Gaza Cosmetics Company Offering Anti-Israel Perfume

    News of the Weird: Gaza Cosmetics Company Offering Anti-Israel Perfume
    Updating “The Smell of Napalm in the Morning”: A cosmetics company in Gaza recently began selling a fragrance dedicated to victory over Israel and named after the signature M-75 missile that Hamas has been firing across the border. “...