I can’t rattle off a list of my most beloved guitarists, despite being a so-so guitar player myself, but I can quickly tell you my top ten bassists. One of my favorites has played with famous musicians across many genres, but most folks don’t even recognize his name. As far as I know, my first […]
The animosity between Illinois’s largest city and its smaller towns is almost as old as the state itself.
The brownnosing Chicago Public Schools CEO gets “dunked on” after questioning the honesty of tough-as-nails Tenth Ward alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza.
The newly announced candidate conjures up the 1972 primary—the last time a Democrat running for governor dared criticize the machine.
Fresh off his success with George H.W. Bush, Ailes got behind Lynn Martin’s quest for a Senate seat.
June’s top concerts, film premieres, comedy shows, parades, and more
Also, the Chicago Tribune endorses Mike Madigan’s primary challenger, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces its Navy Pier expansion.
In a conversation about his new memoir and the future of the city, the veteran political strategist makes another plug for reelecting his longtime friend Mayor Emanuel.
When push comes to shove, should laid-off journalists sue?
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Human Rights Watch Film Festival at Gene Siskel Film Center
David Browne’s new Fire and Rain proposes 1970 as the year the counterculture had to learn to do business
This week’s Early Warnings include TV on the Radio with Glasser, Coliseum, Floor, Paul Simon, Lupe Fiasco, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Journey, CSS, Beady Eye, and Jeff Tweedy.
Writer/director of Fake, opening at Steppenwolf September 20
Illinois’ new governor, Pat Quinn, knows politics ain’t beanbag, tho some people do get tossed around.