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Chicago newspapers from the JFK assassination, November 22-25, 1963 (Tribune, Sun-Times, Daily News, American)

Chicago newspapers from the JFK assassination, November 22-25, 1963 (Tribune, Sun-Times, Daily News, American)
Being a newspaper buff, I was very excited when a friend of mine invited me to her grandmother’s house this summer to check out her newspaper collection, which included a number of papers chronicling the assassination of the 35th U.S. President, John F. Kennedy. For today’s 50-year anniversary of that assassination, I am sharing photos... Read more »

People With Passion: Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions, Part I

People With Passion: Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions, Part I
A People With Passion series Chicago journalism January 24, 2012: Jim DeRogatis We are meeting in Jim DeRogatis‘s office at Columbia College. Jim, or DeRo as he sometimes calls himself, is a large, excitable, generous man — he is in person very much as he is on his radio show Sound Opinions, and during our... Read more »

Bears 37, Lions 13: Chicago's best Bears coverage (includes tons of video!)

Bears 37, Lions 13: Chicago's best Bears coverage (includes tons of video!)
For the second time this season and the seventh in Lovie Smith’s tenure, the Bears scored points on defense and special teams to lead the team to a victory. They are now 7-0 in those games; the interception touchdown return by Charles Tillman was the team’s 50th non-offensive touchdown since Lovie took the head coaching... Read more »
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People With Passion: Andrew Huff

People With Passion: Andrew Huff
A People With Passion series Chicago journalism September 19, 2011: Andrew Huff In the 12th installment of Jack M Silverstein’s Chicago journalism People With Passion interview series, Gapers Block founder Andrew Huff discusses his vision of the Tribune, the Sun-Times, and online journalism. - - - I interviewed Alex Kotlowitz three years ago, and Alex was... Read more »

More Taxes on Taxis

More Taxes on Taxis
Did you know I used to drive a cab? I spent 6 months driving tourists to and from their downtown hotels. It may sound easy, but driving strangers around is a hard job, and with gas prices the way they are it doesn’t pay as well as it used to… Did you know that the... Read more »

NFL Week 6: Bears-Vikings coverage

NFL Week 6: Bears-Vikings coverage
The best thing for a struggling team after a devastating loss to a division rival is beating up on an division rival as the Bears (3-3) manhandled the continuously struggling Minnesota Vikings (1-5), defeating them 39-10 Sunday night at Soldier Field. Devin Hester, who left the game early because of a chest injury, scored two touchdowns in... Read more »
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Columbus Day, Italian pride, Indian pain, and burying the past -- EOC spotlight on Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times

Columbus Day, Italian pride, Indian pain, and burying the past -- EOC spotlight on Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Neil Steinberg, columnist and wordsmith for the Chicago Sun-Times. We discussed writing — the business and the trade — and he gave me a copy of his 1994 book of essays A Complete & Utter Failure: A Celebration of Also-Rans, Runners-Up, Never-Weres and Total Flops, which I... Read more »

NFL Week 3: Chicago's Bears-Packers coverage

NFL Week 3: Chicago's Bears-Packers coverage
Bear Down… literally. Yesterday’s 17-27 loss to the defending champion Packers did not expose any new problems for these 2011 Chicago Bears, but it did deepen Chicago’s appreciation of their current problems, of which there are several. A battered line leading to a battered quarterback. Dropped balls. Too many penalties. Struggles in the secondary. And... Read more »

Who to turn to for coverage on the Bears

Who to turn to for coverage on the Bears
If the past two Sundays are any indication, it’s going to be a season filled with ups and downs for the Chicago Bears. To keep you informed of the best coverage of the team, here are some sportswriters who you should turn to for all Bears-related information. I picked each writer because each does a... Read more »
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Back to School and The New Economy

Back to School and The New Economy
Today is the first day of school for the majority of Chicago Public School children. With the new school year, new mayor, and new CPS leadership, there is no shortage of change in the air. Expected school reforms include boosting student performance and graduation rates, closing the gap between white and minority students and cutting... Read more »
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