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"In Chicago, You're Either Prey or Predator"

Barbara Popovic | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

That's the sentiment a Chicago gang member expressed to Diane Sawyer in her recent 20/20 broadcast. We talk about it on this week's Chicago Newsroom, as host Ken Davis explains...

Let My Arts Coverage Go!

Howard Sherman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I urge those who have or would have paywalls to continue to treat the arts as a loss leader and maintain that coverage online for free or almost free, outside of local and national news, business coverage and sports.

Michael Calderone

Who Will Run The Wall Street Journal? | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal can be considered an accurate source for information about the top editor of the Wall Street Journal. So when ...

News Corp Denies Reports Of Interest In 2 Major Newspapers

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2012 | Media

Oct 20 (Reuters) - News Corp said on Saturday reports that it is in discussions with Tribune Co or the Los Angeles Times are "wholly...

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...

The Unsung Heroes of the Chicago Strike

John Thompson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education
John Thompson

Whether you agree or disagree with the contemporary market-driven, test-driven "reform" movement, it would be hard to deny that it has benefited from the best public relations campaign that money can buy.

In Defense of Public Education

Michael Rusin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago
Michael Rusin

Instead of privatized education for Chicago, I hope for a future with strong neighborhood schools where teachers work together with CPS to create safe environments and strong learning communities.

Taking a Page from Clarence Page

Mike Smith | Posted 11.05.2012 | Media
Mike Smith

Columnist Clarence Page was voluble in his musings about Campaign 2012. He felt the magic of four years ago was long gone and the Democrats are simply in hunker-down, re-elect the president mode.

Creditors Appeal Tribune Bankruptcy Approval

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Unhappy creditors are challenging a federal judge's approval of Tribune Co.'s plan to emerge from bankruptcy, asking that it be p...

Tribune Co. To Emerge From Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 09.14.2012 | Media

* Judge to confirm 4th amended plan once revisions made * Judge overrules Aurelius, other creditors' objections * Chicag...

Columnist Under Fire After Speaking In Front Of Controversial Iranian Group

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 09.02.2012 | Media

Columnist Clarence Page Spoke at Rally for Iranian Militant Group by Justin Elliott ProPublica, July 2, 2012, 3:15 p.m.Late last month,  syndica...

Title IX at Notre Dame: What Though the Odds be Great or Small

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Anne Dilenschneider

This is truly a day to celebrate! For the past year, 230 women, primarily from the University of Notre Dame's Classes of 1977 and 1976, and their coaches have worked diligently to recreate the rosters of the first women's sports teams at the University.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 3

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Almost two weeks after the NATO summit, what have we learned? Among a long list, all media coverage failed and the 99 percent fought each other.

Flame Retardant Industry: Using Tobacco Industry Tactics to Promote the Asbestos of Our Time

Michael Green | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Michael Green

The Chicago Tribune found that the three leading makers of fire retardant chemicals have for decades used deception and phony "citizen's groups" to mislead the public, legislators and regulators about the efficacy and safety of their products.

How Mayor Daley Boosted His Pension Payouts By Thousands

Chicago Tribune | Jason Grotto | Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago

Two years into his reign as Chicago's longest-serving mayor, Richard M. Daley took advantage of the state's convoluted pension system to significantly...

Surprising Share Of Young People Are Struggling To Afford Basic Needs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

Can't afford basic needs? Odds are you’re a millennial, according to a new survey. One quarter of millennials, or the generation aged 18 to 34, a...

TribLocal Announces Partnership With Journatic, Changes To Local Coverage

Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune's hyper-local online and print division, TribLocal, announced big changes stemming from a Tribune Co. investment in Chicago-based ...

Hugh Hefner Says Goodbye To Chicago

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is officially bidding Chicago goodbye. Hefner penned a column for the Chicago Tribune thankin...

Who Has the Buying Power? Women, of course

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Next time you find yourself out to dinner and the waiter hands your man the wine list, show him who's really boss.

Comptroller Allegedly Embezzled Millions To Fund Horse Breeding Business [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Municipal budgets around the country have been squeezed tight in recent years, and a city official in one town allegedly exacerbated those financial w...

Is That Smell Really Skunk? Chicago Columnist On Seasonal Aromas

Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago

This time last year, the pungent, recognizable smell of skunk permeated Illinois more than usual. That may happen again this season, but for differ...

Tribune Broadcasting: No Deal Reached With DirecTV

AP | Posted 05.31.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — DirecTV Inc. subscribers in 19 U.S. markets have lost access to certain programming, after Tribune Broadcasting said it failed to re...

The Board of Education's Circus Act Doesn't Help Kids

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

The December 14th takeover of the Chicago Board of Education meeting by parents and educators was at the first meeting after CPS announced its desire to "turnaround" ten schools. Immediately following, there was blowback from the mainstream media.

Tribune Defends Candidate Endorsements, After Sun-Times Ducks Out

Posted 01.24.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune on Tuesday published an editorial stating that, despite the Sun-Times' Monday announcement that they would cease making candidate ...

Level the Playing Field for Consumers

Lisa Madigan | Posted 03.24.2012 | Chicago
Lisa Madigan

A recent Chicago Tribune editorial expresses concern for the future well-being of every financial company -- from payday lenders to big banks -- now t...