Posts tagged "ChicagoNow"

Emanuel's good high school diploma idea sets critics' hair on fire

This commentary appeared in CHICAGO–Mayor Rahm Emanuel has done the unthinkable: He told graduates of the city’s dismal public school system that he wants them to do something with their diploma. Or else they won’t get a diploma. Something like: get a job, go to college, join the military or even sign up for... Read more »

Do any ChicagoNow bloggers like Trump?

Not sure there are, judging by the overwhelming number of negative, insulting or condemnatory ChicagoNow posts of President Donald Trump. Endless posts decrying women who betrayed their gender by voting for him, itemizing other things to be done instead of lowering herself to watch the inauguration of this disgusting person; condemning him for appointing so many–ugh–old white... Read more »

Where have I been?

Some (or maybe a few, okay, or maybe one or two) regular subscribers to the Barbershop may be wondering where I’ve been. I haven’t been posting regularly or frequently because I have been involved in a rush book editing job and earlier I had some health problems. (Everything is just ducky now.) I intend to... Read more »

Fight! Fight!

In a brazen, pathetic effort to increase his readership, this guy wants to start a fight. Mike Royko had a sign hanging in his office that said, “The eagle doesn’t hunt flies.” So, sorry, no fight.

Competition for ChicagoNow?

This is from Crain’s Chicago business: Former Tribune editors to supply New York Times with Chicago content | Crain’s Chicago Business (Crain’s) — Former Chicago Tribune newsroom managers have created a venture that is making its debut in local editions of the New York Times. The Chicago News Cooperative will provide two pages of local... Read more »

Why the Sun-Times deserves to live.

Fellow ChicagoNow blogger Mike Doyle says the Chicago Sun-Times deserves to die. Here’s one reason it deserves to live: A superb reporting and writing job by Sun-Times political writer Abdon M. Pallasch on the slating of state and county judges. No, I’m not saying that newspapers are the only place you can find this kind... Read more »
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