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WFMT might look like a radio
station. But when Bernie and Rita Jacobs put the station on the air
60 years ago today, what they were really doing was starting a
conversation. One you will not hear anywhere
To say WFMT is a radio station… Read full post »
Test the actual soil underlying Chicago City Hall.
No one would be surprised if trace elements of ethical lapses were somehow ingrained in the earth.
It’s been that way since the first Indian standing watch one dark night on the shores of the Big… Read full post »
green field stadiium full of angles is roaring. A towering cheer
for eternity, for doing what's right. For Ron Santo. Finally. In
Baseball's Hall of Fame.
Today. Almost exactly one year from the day he died, Ron Santo was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. He'd… Read full post »
They’re usually hard to spot. Because they happen so lightning speed fast. They can take on all sorts of… Read full post »
Walk into the warmth of Bookman’s Alley on a cold, snowy day. Pull the door shut behind you. Breathe in the musty smell of literature across the centuries. Look around. Could that white bearded fellow down the aisle really be Charles Dickens?
Located at 1712 North Sherman in… Read full post »
Chicago’s longest serving First Lady, Maggie Daley, died in her home, surrounded by family, just after 6:00 tonight. She was 68.
Maggie died tonight.
It was… Read full post »
Just before she snapped this picture, I had brushed some dirt off your gravestone. We were in Asheville, North Carolina. Breathing in that pure mountain air like it was a cool, cleansing tonic that really could clear tubercular lungs.
I wondered if that air could m… Read full post »
It’s a thought. Not advice. You don’t need advice. You’ve changed the national conversation. Shined a light on “deficit talk” being a smokescreen for new and creative ways to mess… Read full post »
It was a story that seemed to fit the cruel, gray November skies. As if the Governor of Illinois and the Archbishop of Chicago were competing banks of storm clouds. Not just two guys arguing over a young girl who was raped.
And if the two men… Read full post »
So who signed the letter?” asked my wife, “SATAN?!!!”
“No.” I answered. “It was signed Human Resources.”
“And the difference is . . . .”… Read full post »
And as the golden Indian summer songs of October gave way to the chilly dark winds of November in the seemingly deserted… Read full post »
Graceland Cemetery in Chicago is the final resting place of a collection of both known and unknown souls from the worlds of commerce, the arts, sports and government. And whether it’s the autumn breezes, or the inspiration of Edgar Lee Master’s classic book “Spoon River Anthology,&r… Read full post »
Rosie O’Donnell will be moving in around the corner from my house and I’m embarrassed. Because I know virtually nothing about her.
The move was quietly reported in the local real estate… Read full post »
Listen to the drumming in the rain. A heartbeat to Occupy America.
Listen and start walking. The walk below is in Chicago. But the drum beats everywhere.
Before dawn. Walking upstairs from the subway under the lights of the Chicago Theater. Into… Read full post »
A dark and gentle pre-dawn rain woke Chicago on Paul Simon’s 70th birthday and like a reflex came the Simon lyric
I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls.
Memories stretching back to being just 16,… Read full post »
The estimated 7,000 were here for Occupy Chicago's biggest night yet. From the crowd came the taunt. “The wine is cheap! Just like your soul!"
As the tall blond woman in the shimmering cocktail dress walked into the Art Institute of Chicago to join in the formal dinner of The… Read full post »
Two women leave home.
Back before their last names were Obama and Blagojevich. Michelle and Patti were two little girls on very similar playgrounds in two… Read full post »
Tony Bennett told the story to Jon Stewart. Maybe you saw it on The Daily Show.
“She knew,” Bennett said of Amy Winehouse, “that she did not have long to live.”
Stewart, sat back quietly. Showing respect to a man… Read full post »
I liked my Congressman, Mike Quigley, even before he was attacked by Fox mouthpiece Bill O’Reilly.
Here’s what Quigley did that turned… Read full post »
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