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Chicago TribuneAt 5:02 a.m. on this date, it began to snow. Nothing remarkable about that. It was January in Chicago, and, besides, 4 inches of snow had been predicted. But it kept snowing, all through this miserable Thursday and into early Friday morning, until it...
Tribune theater criticMayor Richard J. Daley seems a stretch as a tragic figure. No Hamlet, no Claudius, surely no Othello, resides at 3536 S. Lowe Ave. in Bridgeport. You could argue there's questionable magnitude in dolling out city patronage jobs to well-behaved acolytes or...
Tribune staff reporterIt's that season again, when the dead return to life. We're not talking about Halloween--we mean Election Day, when ghost voters haunt the land. Here are 10 examples of political dirty tricks: 1. When unscrupulous British political operatives show up...
Tribune senior correspondentWe sure don't like our wrinkles! After the on anti-aging goos, readers want to join the conversation. Thanks for your suggestions on other things to try (or reject). In the interest of all of us who want to remain young, here you go: Anna Gunter Kaplan,...
I love tacos. Not just one taco in particular, but all tacos everywhere. I do believe that it is possible to have bad sex, but not a bad taco. (I have never had either, just for the record.) I even have my own secret taco recipe--try putting Lawry's...
Tribune staff repTen years after its $187 million rebirth as an entertainment district, Navy Pier, the state's most popular tourist destination, is a bustling mix of restaurants, rides and retail stores. Each year, nearly 9 million people visit the pier, generating...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Navy Pier, Sales, Candy, Real Estate Buyers
The Swampby John Kass Conservative writer Stanley Kurtz -- researching an article for the National Review about connections between Barack Obama and former Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers -- made a big mistake. The poor man took a wrong turn on......
Spin CycleOne of only a few documented encounters Obama had with ex-radical Bill Ayers was in 1995, when he hosted a dinner at which Hyde Park's outgoing state senator introduced Obama as her chosen successor. Today, on CNN, Obama's chief strategist......
The SwampMayor Richard J. Daley at Chicago City Hall at June 14, 1973 press conference. Chicago Tribune photo by George Quinn. by Frank James Although the 2008 presidential campaign is over, its talking points apparently aren't, particularly the one about......
The Swampby Mark Silva Okay, so maybe Chicago has a reputation for doing politics its own way. In this reputation, the after-life comes with full voting rights. But the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley serving as a superdelegate for Sen.......
Special to the TribuneIn a tiny 5th floor room in Tribune Tower lies a treasure trove of literature: more than 800 books that literary editor Elizabeth Taylor might consider for a coveted review in the Tribune’s Books section. The books are everywhere in the room, and not...
Tags: Al Gore, Tribune Tower, Elizabeth Taylor, Tipper Gore, Education
Ellen Warren has been a local, national, political, White House, foreign and war correspondent. She also has been a feature writer, general columnist and was the first woman "legman" for Chicago's legendary columnist, Mike Royko. She has covered fires,...
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