Tag: Sun-Times

Zay Smith's QT feature returns. Will be thrice weekly on WBEZ blog.

As reported by Rob Feder, another former and great Sun-Times columnist: Veteran Chicago newspaperman Zay N. Smith, whose Quick Takes column was a popular fixture in the Sun-Times for 13 years, is bringing it back as a blog on the website of Chicago Public Media’s WBEZ-FM (91.5). This is great news for Chicago readers who have missed his witty and... Read more »

Sun-Times torpedoes flawed anti-WalMart study

Sun-Times to WalMart critics: Fire One This is one great editorial, taking issue with a Loyola University and University of Illinois at Chicago study claiming that Chicago’s first and only WalMart on the West Side has been an economic bummer for the community. The editorial started: The folks who don’t want any more Wal-Marts in... Read more »

Zorn and Byrne at it again

This is the latest in a series of dialogues conducted between Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn (from the left) and Dennis Byrne (from the right). Problem is, left and right isn’t all that clear cut. This exchange and comments also can be found posted on Zorn’s blog, Change of Subject.   The art of political... Read more »

A big sigh of relief for the Sun-Times

From the Tribune’s media columnist, Phil Rosenthal, comes an update on the Chicago Sun-Times, the Tribune’s partner in bankruptcy, but whose closing seemed imminent not long ago.  Rosenthal describes a newspaper that is on a financially sounder basis, though at great sacrifice by the employees who gave up a bunch of benefits. (Would that the... 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 »

Slán, Bill Gleason

Bill Gleason, a great Chicago sports columnist and a great guy, died on Sunday. It’s Chicago’s great loss. Here are some fitting tributes: In the Sun-Times. Chicago Tribune And Rick Telander A Gleason video:

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.

Sun-Times may have 2nd bidder, union boss says

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting that another bidder might be interesting in buying the Sun-Times: Move over, James Tyree: At least one other investor is considering bidding for Sun-Times Media Group Inc. Thomas J. Thibeault, executive director for the Chicago Newspaper Guild, the union that represents journalists in the Chicago Sun-Times newsroom, declined to identify... 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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