November 26th, 2019 1:04 PM
The House of Blues looks a little like a haunted house — cavernous, ornate, walls painted free-form and adorned with myriad music mementos.
October 22nd, 2019 4:16 PM
In its Sunday, Oct. 20 paper, the Chicago Tribune provided a useful primer on the "basics of the Chicago teachers strike."
October 7th, 2019 2:28 PM
This week, state Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch (7th), a Maywood native whose district encompasses most of Proviso Township, introduced a bill that would allow athletes who play sports at four-year public and private universities in Illinois to be compensated for the use of their name, image or likeness.
September 23rd, 2019 2:10 PM
The Chicago Fire Department rented Great America for a private evening event.
September 16th, 2019 3:29 PM
Pumpkin spiced lattes, caramel apple cider, NCAA football, new television program debuts, hoodies and boots all trigger feelings of nostalgia inside.
September 3rd, 2019 1:24 PM
Funeral trends fascinate me. Not because I'm morbid about death.
July 31st, 2019 2:05 PM
I drive for a living. So I see a lot of things that catch my attention. I often have my cell phone available, so I'm quick to snap a picture of whatever interesting sights I see.
January 24th, 2018 10:43 AM
As of early morning, Jan. 22, the U.S. government had partially shut down because our Congress hadn't yet voted to fund it. Meanwhile, senators who are supposed to represent the American people made the cause of foreign nationals their major priority.
January 24th, 2018 10:35 AM
At this time last year, President Donald Trump took another potshot at Chicago's crime rate by threatening a takeover, tweeting "I will send in the Feds!" if Chicago's epidemic of violence couldn't be contained.
October 10th, 2017 5:24 PM
As I write this column early in the morning on Oct. 9, the good news is that the Cook County Board is alleged to be planning on voting to repeal the Sugary Drink Tax, aka the "Pop Tax." According to various sources, 12 of the 17 commissioners on the board have signed on to repeal the ordinance.
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