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Tribune readers respond to my fleeing Illinois column

Malarky. Sophistry. Delusive. Whining. Three letters to the editor take me to task for explaining why I have left Illinois. Letters: Kiss-off to Chicago skews the facts Dennis Byrne’s recent commentary (“He saw the genesis of the Exodus,” Oct. 20) is, at best, superlative malarkey, and, at worst, pure sophistry. By his telling, Chicago is... Read more »

Farewell, Lois Wille

Thank you, Lois, for your guidance, inspiration and your friendship. Lois Wille, one of the greatest journalists to have graced the pages of three Chicago newspapers, died Tuesday. To confirm her extraordinary talent, professionalism, integrity and caring, I urge my readers, please, read the fine obituary written by Rick Kogan in the Chicago Tribune and Maureen... Read more »

Response to “Out with the old (politicians), in with the young.”

It had to be parody, I thought when I read, “Out with the old (politicians), in with the young” a Chicago Tribune op-ed written by Amber Petrovich, described as a “Los Angeles writer,” and, I suppose, a “young.” She wants to “impose term and age limits on our elected officials and political nominees — and... Read more »

Dahleen Glanton's racist Tribune column about the Obama Center

“Racism” is a word that’s too often tossed around these days, used primarily as a cudgel against anyone who doesn’t bow in subservience to far left dictates. Lord knows, it’s been applied to me often enough. So it was with some thought before I applied the label to a column by Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton,... Read more »

Chicago investigative reporters give the Obama Center a pass

Chicago has been and still is a great town for investigative reporters. Its newspapers have won numerous awards for exposing the town’s assorted and impressive numbers of booddlers, goniffs and teefs. Splendid investigative reporting also is done by television, radio and the new digital media. But when it comes to exposing the wrongs and illegalities of... Read more »

The Tribune's Dahleen Glanton desperately needs a lesson about the First Amendment

The Chicago Tribune’s Page 2 columnist Dahleen Glanton argued that the National Football League violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech when it order its players to either stand for the playing of the National Anthem or remain in the locker room. She said: ….the NFL is attempting to diminish the right all of... Read more »

Hey, Tribune. The White Sox are a Chicago team too

Believe me, I looked hard, but I still might have missed it. For the second time, I noticed that the home delivered Chicago Tribune sports section didn’t have a story about the Chicago White Sox. My apologies if I missed it. This is astonishing. Chicago is home to a American League team–a Major League Baseball team–that... Read more »

Rep. Gutierrez' rigged succession: it's the Chicago Way

“[There is] no quid pro quo,” — Rep. Luis Gutierrez’ denial that there was a secret, backroom deal behind his sudden, surprising retirement from  his congressional seat and endorsement of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia as his successor. Oh, sure. That’ll rank right up there in Chicago political lore with the late Mayor Richard J. Daley’s famously absurd assertion that, “There... Read more »

They're picking on poor Rex Huppke

Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke has revealed in a clever piece that  conservative, right-wing, Republican meanies are sending nasty notes to him because he writes liberal opinion pieces. As if conservatives were the only ones who strike out at columnists they don’t agree with. Apparently talking about all the mean mail he gets is one of Rex’s regular... Read more »

My turn to be a Chicago media critic

And why not? My experience as a Chicago journalist is long and varied. It dates back to 1965 when I was hired by the late lamented Chicago Daily News, starting out on the midnight shift (before women were allowed) writing about  crime. There I also was the urban affairs reporter and assistant financial editor. When the... Read more »
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