The former congressman took the political know-how he gleaned in Chicago to build the Democratic Party of Evanston.
The Chicago Theater Memorial Bike Ride commemorates theater professionals who have recently passed.
Chicago music critic Andrew Patner, who died last month, gets a memorable send-off at Orchestra Hall.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera Orchestra play in honor of the classical music critic.
The local culture critic dies suddenly
A thoughtful debate about jagoffs.
Will Rob Feder’s readers follow him behind a pay wall?
With an eye toward winning south-side votes, Mayor Rahm agrees to move the Kenwood Academic Center into the closed Canter school building.
A legendary CSO horn player struggles against time
Is there a “torturable class” in most societies? Why didn’t the Chicago dailies care about Burge?
In the Sun-Times today, Laura Washington calls out the nascent Chicago News Cooperative (using Andrew Patner’s post as a jumping-off point) for being an old boys’ club: “All the wealthy, upper-middle class elites have assembled a cozy club to decide what the masses should know.” I’m not unsympathetic, but still reserving judgment. If you want […]
Andrew Patner asks the question, and in the original Latin, in his energetic blog post on the new Chicago News Cooperative that Jim O’Shea announced today.
Lynn Becker’s tribute to late WFMT program director Norman Pellegrini has me misty-eyed, and wishing I was born earlier.
Norman Pellegrini, WFMT’s first employee and its program director for 43 years, has passed away.
The Chicago Reporter has a must-read analysis of Wells Fargo’s lending practices in Chicago – which is suggestive of the predatory lending that devastated Lawndale during the mid-20th century.