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Rep. Franks: Maybe Metra's Clifford broke law?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.18.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

IT'S ALL IN THE BERRIOS FAMILY CIRCLE Cook County taxpayers got dinged this week by county Assessor Joe Berrios as they will foot the $500,000 bill fo...

Ex Metra CEO: Speaker Madigan has "moral character flaw"

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

WHO'S GOT THE "MORAL CHARACTER FLAW?" Ex Metra CEO Alex Clifford says House Speaker Michael Madigan has that big character deficit. Wait, who? Only hi...

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

While many people relaxed in celebration of the 4th of July holiday, Illinois was buzzing from the recent release of former Governor George Ryan, Bill Daley's endorsement from NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Quinn's partial veto of a concealed carry firearms bill.

PHOTO: Newspaper's Cover About San Francisco Plane Crash Is Pretty Bad

Posted 07.08.2013 | Media

The Chicago-Sun Times is drawing criticism for its inflammatory cover about the plane crash at San Francisco International Airport over the weekend. ...

My Top Quotes in Illinois This Week

Madison Bondi | Posted 08.31.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

I took their triumph as a sign of hope for Chicago and the state of Illinois that improvement in an organization, whether it is a hockey team or a government, is possible.

What Happens When You Lay Off Your Paper's Entire Photo Staff

Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times' real dud of a Wednesday front page seems to be the clearest evidence yet that the impact of the paper's decision to lay off all...

News Agencies Need Freelancers More Than Ever - They Should Treat Them Like The Professionals They Are

Lily Hindy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Media
Lily Hindy

The recent news that the Chicago Sun-Times had laid off its entire photography staff was a major blow to professional photographers everywhere, but it...

Campaign 2014: Rauner rips unions; Stantis cartoon: Quinn's failed summit; Reboot Illinois Daily Tip-Off

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

CAMPAIGN 2014 Chicago billionaire Bruce Rauner came out swinging against public sector unions as he officially entered the race for governor on Wedn...

Fired Sun-Times Photographers Stage Protest

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | Media

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Sun-Times photographers and supporters are protesting the newspaper's decision to lay off its entire full-time photogr...

Springfield failure: Who's to blame? IL shrinks on cartoonist Stantis' business map; Rutherford's Mansion plan

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.03.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

THE BIG FAIL Who is to blame for last week's epic collapse in the Illinois General Assembly? Certainly there was some ego involved, as the two top D...

Brilliant Reactions To Sun-Times Photo Staff Layoff Roll In

Posted 05.31.2013 | Chicago

Reactions have been swift and fierce to the Thursday morning news that the nation's tenth-largest paper, the Chicago Sun-Times, was gutting its entire...

Chicago Sun-Times Fires Photogs, Trains Reporters on iPhones Instead

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 07.31.2013 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

A lot more or the 'traditional' architecture of newspapers and TV news is going to change before this is all over, and this is no bad thing. This is how old industries reinvent themselves to survive and thrive in a very different world from that in which they were first created.

Sun-Times Lays Off ENTIRE Photography Staff

Posted 05.30.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times' Thursday eulogy of former chief photographer Bob Kotalik turned out to be a harbinger of doom as the venerable metro paper woul...

Roger Ebert: One of Us

Donald Liebenson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago
Donald Liebenson

Roger was one of us; a Midwesterner, a Chicagoan. A city whose name has been sullied by the likes of Capone, Springer and Blagojavech, could not ask for a better, more redemptive ambassador.

Roger Ebert, Newspaperman

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media

Roger Ebert, who died on Thursday, was more than just a legendary film critic. He was also a newspaperman who loved the journalism industry, and fierc...

Illness Forces Ebert To Cut Workload

Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment

A recurrence of cancer is forcing Roger Ebert to take a "leave of presence" from his duties as the Chicago Sun-Times film critic, but that doesn't mea...

Legendary Critic Goes OFF On Kimmel

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.14.2013 | Comedy

Chicago Sun-Times critic Tom Shales left no doubt about his distaste for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" In a nearly 2,000 word review, Shales eviscerated bot...

A Layman's Guide to School Reform

Marc Epstein | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Marc Epstein

While the Chicago teacher's strike has brought public education to the forefront of the presidential campaign, it barely received more than lip servic...

Grand Jury Possible In 1982 Tylenol Killings

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago

Thirty years after seven people died from ingesting poisoned Tylenol capsules , state prosecutors are weighing whether to commission a grand jury to c...

A 'Good Day' In Englewood: No Murders, 1 Shooting

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.23.2012 | Chicago

Englewood’s reputation for violence is well-deserved. This is where three members of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson’s family were gunned down in 200...

5 Dead, 29 Hurt In City Weekend Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago

Five men are dead and at least 29 people were wounded in acts of violence around the city this weekend. The weekend’s first fatality occurred ear...

Alderman Hospitalized After Collapsing At Event

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.30.2012 | Chicago

A South Side alderman was hospitalized Sunday evening after she collapsed at a music festival she was hosting in the Englewood neighborhood. Ald. J...


Hermene Hartman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Stella has been a good friend to many and I will miss her. The Chicago Sun Times will not be the same. Thanks Stella for a great job for 43 years.

City Will Hire More Teachers To Handle Longer CPS School Day

Posted 07.24.2012 | Chicago

After months of acrimony culminating in a 90 percent strike authorization vote, the Chicago Teachers Union and the city have reached an agreement that...

New CPS Budget Offers Pay Raises, Dips Into Reserves

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Facing a $665 million deficit, Chicago school officials released a budget plan Friday for the coming year that relies on the school system’s most dr...