Tag: Carol Marin

A well-deserved salute to the Chicago Sun-Times

…and its journalists, Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin. If it were not for them and their editors, Richard Vanecko, “who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter last week, never would have faced justice if not for years of [their] painstaking, dogged and courageous work,” as Tribune on-line media columnist Robert Feder observed. “Any doubt that newspapers still... Read more »

Studs Terkel? Labor Day Celebrates Working People Not Posers

Another Labor Day; another reason for yet another paean to St. Studs Terkel. If you’re like me and have had quite enough panegyrics to this poseur, you need to read this piece by Pat Hickey. Pat Hickey is the genuine article, everything that Terkel pretended to be. Hickey writes with a sharpened pen, unlike Terkel who... Read more »

Alexi Giannoulias, dead man walking? (UPDATE)

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video. U.S. Senate Democratic candidate Alexi Giannoulias (left) with former primary opponent Jacob Meister. Meister later dropped out of the primary and endorsed Giannoulias. Is Giannoulias the next to drop out? (Tribune photod by Chuck Berman) UPDATE: Giannoulias: White House backs me.  MSMBC raised that question, because of the Democratic... Read more »
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Chris Kennedy: Who?

After Lisa Madigan announced that she liked her job as attorney general just fine, and wouldn’t run for senator or governor, the stuffed-up pipeline of potential candidates unclogged Chris Kennedy like a sewer freed of a giant glop. Maybe it’s a measure of a character failure that Madigan decided to wait so long, throwing a... Read more »