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2-Year-Old Killed In Chicago Shooting Streamed On Facebook Live

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.15.2017 | Crime

A 2-year-old boy and 26-year-old man are dead and a pregnant woman is injured after a gunman opened fire on their car in the Lawndale area of Chicago ...

The Beautiful Story Behind This Viral Photo From A Chicago Airport Protest

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.02.2017 | Parents

As protesters gather at airports and public spaces to oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration and travel from seven ...

Trump Says Two Were Shot Dead In Chicago During Obama Speech. Nope.

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics

To illustrate what he calls the “carnage” of Chicago during Barack Obama’s time in office, President Donald Trump told ABC News that as Obama wa...

The Chicago Cubs Meet Obama At The White House

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

The Cubs visited Washington on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and were greeted downtown by a guy from Chicago. Just four days before he le...

Where Does Chicago Go After More Than 750 Homicides?

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.27.2016 | Crime

CHICAGO ― Spencer Leak, who’s helped prepare Chicago’s dead since he was a boy, is looking back at 2016 with a mix of shock and sadness. The ci...

Sexy infrastructure and other notable developments in 2016

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 12.13.2016 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Judging by the heaps of praise for projects, including Governors Island in New York City, Chicago's Navy Pier, the Lower Rainier Vista at the Universi...

The Chicago Tribune Must Have Been Stoned To Support Gary Johnson

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

I can only assume that Gary Johnson, who until recently was president and CEO of the company Cannabis Sativa, Inc., and who proudly admits that he frequently used marijuana himself, must have gotten the Tribune's editorial board very stoned for them to have written that editorial.

Poll: Chicago Voters Sour on Rahm, Tax Hikes

David Ormsby | Posted 09.08.2016 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The eventual and tormented release of the Laquan McDonald shooting death video in January pulverized Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political standing with Chic...

Poppy Bush, Trump and Other Random Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.13.2016 | Media
Tom Alderman

Who said each of the following... (a) "I love the uneducated." (b) "Persuasion has to target the emotions and speak to the less educated masses, not ...

Major Media Get Climate Change Wrong (Again)

David Vognar | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
David Vognar

In an editorial in Saturday's paper, the Chicago Tribune editorial board said that we still need coal, oil and gas because solving climate change is too complex. Such handwaving doesn't pass the smell test: they haven't done their homework.

Second impression, anyone?

Marc Hershon | Posted 06.24.2016 | Business
Marc Hershon

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression." - Ad copy for Botany men's suits, 1966. • • • Though technically it counts...

The Trickle Down Effect of 'Hamilton'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.23.2016 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Is Hamilton fever helping Broadway? And will it die down as many of the original cast leave? These questions--or ones just like them--dominate all my ...

TRONC - Dead On Arrival... or worse...

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.20.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

quite possibly the worst video ever made... TRONC is the new name for the Tribune Company's new effort at rebranding. The Tribune Company has been a...

Time for Tribune Shareholders to Worry About Michael Ferro

William J. Kelly | Posted 05.31.2016 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

If nothing else, Gannett's $864 million takeover bid has exposed Tribune's farcical operations under chairman Michael Ferro. But instead of Titanic hitting the iceberg by accident, Ferro is aiming for it.

Gates of Harvard Yard, by Blair Kamin

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Gates today, says Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, have a perception problem. "The word itself is ambiguous," he says. "A gate can pe...

Report: Chicago is Losing More Millionaires Than Any Other U.S. City

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.05.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

More millionaires left Chicago last year than any other city in the nation, according to a report by New World Wealth. The research firm found Chicag...

Election Board to Review Bogus Newspapers Tied to Rauner

William J. Kelly | Posted 03.15.2016 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

The State Board of Elections is set to review complaints against Chicago-based Liberty Principles PAC about whether it has been coordinating independe...

Trump and Mussolini: It Can't Happen Here?

Maria Laurino | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Maria Laurino

Now that we know Donald Trump is okay with quoting the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, it's probably time to reconsider that old chestnut about those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.

Spin Shift on Bernie: The Escalating Media Assault

Norman Solomon | Posted 01.27.2017 | Media
Norman Solomon

For a long time, as he campaigned for president, a wide spectrum of establishment media insisted that Bernie Sanders couldn't win. Now they're sounding the alarm that he might. And, just in case you haven't gotten the media message yet -- Sanders is "angry," kind of like Donald Trump.

Police Claims About Laquan McDonald Differ Dramatically From Video

ABC 7 | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

In them, Officer Van Dyke and his colleagues give their official account of what happened. Some of their statements appear to contradict what is shown...

Tribune Publishing Denies Rumors Of Sale After Murdoch Tweet

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Tribune Publishing Co said it was not in talks or in the process of selling itself, after a tweet by News Corp's Rupert Murdoch on ...

How The World Of Crime Photography Has Changed Since 1920

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts

Warning: This article contains graphic and violent imagery. Many of us digest incidents of violence on a daily basis, via our local newspaper ...

President and Mrs. Obama -- Please Don't Approve the Taking of Public Parkland for the Obama Presidential Library

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Chicago
Charles A. Birnbaum

President and Mrs. Obama, given this administration's exceptional legacy on the protection of open space, please don't make history by approving the confiscation of National Register designated public parkland for the Obama Presidential Library.

Legislators and Media React to Gov. Bruce Rauner's State of the State Address

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.07.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In his first State of the State Address, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner took aim at the forces he believes are responsible for the state's dysfunction: public-sector unions, trial lawyers, excessive regulation on business.

Illinois Special Comptroller Election Is a Good Idea, But the Intentions Might Not Be on the Right Track

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.11.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Thursday's vote on a special election to fill the second half of what would have been Judy Baar Topinka's second term as Illinois State Comptroller was such a perfect storm of Illinois political forces that my head is spinning.