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If You Can Keep Breathing: On Watching UNDERGROUND and Surviving

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Where would we be without the survivors? Even if we forget the ancestors, they are always with us. They can't be outrun. They live in us. Their traumas are ours. Art like Underground helps us read them, and ourselves.

Female TV Reporters Read The Sexist, Horrible Emails They Receive

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.28.2016 | Women

After Chicago television reporter Marcella Raymond posted on Facebook a letter sent by a viewer criticizing her weight, others in the newsroom decided...

WGN TV Runs Nazi Image With Yom Kippur Broadcast

Carrie Goldman | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Carrie Goldman

My young daughters are living proof that Hitler failed. He tried to eradicate the Jews, but we choose life and hope. And since it is the Day of Atonement, I forgive the person at WGN who made this unfortunate mistake.

The Cubs Are Doing What Modern Medicine Isn't

Kevin Swan | Posted 09.24.2016 | Impact
Kevin Swan

This year the Cubs and my ALS have had a lot to do with each other. Baseball is an eternity of a season (ask my girlfriend Elizabeth who has uttered "They play again tonight") that lasts a 162 games in a 188 days. It is a true war of attrition. A lot like ALS.

BP Doubles Initial Size Estimate of Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Three days after spilling crude oil into Lake Michigan, BP has doubled its spill estimate to between 470 and 1228 gallons. The leak happened at its refinery in Whiting, Ind. Although some of the oil has been cleaned up, it's unclear how much is left in the lake, a drinking water source for about seven million Chicagoans.

Someone Found A Way to Silence These News Anchors

Posted 02.21.2014 | Media

It always seems to be something for this local news crew. Friday, technical difficulties caused the sound to go out for the Chicago-based WGN Morni...

Things You May Not Know About the Kennedy Years

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

A law school friend of mine joined the Kennedy Administration immediately and let me in on a few things that you probably never read about. On one of ...

On the Outside Looking In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

On February 28, WGN-TV named Octavia Sansing-Rhodes of Herzl Elementary their "Teacher of the Month." It came just six days after CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard effectively fired her, along with everybody else who works at Herzl.

Behind the Scenes With Rick Kogan and Chicago Live!

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

More than theatrical, Chicago Live! takes a magnifying glass to the details of our city and brings the wonder of a major newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, to life.

WATCH: WGN News Team Heads To Keenan Cahill's Bedroom For 'Teenage Dream'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The WGN morning news team that recently got some national attention for an on-air (yet tongue-in-cheek) meltdown took a field trip this week to intern...

WATCH: Chicago Anchors Flip Out After Missing Implosion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's the ultimate frustrating moment: you wait and wait and wait for something to happen and then, when it does, you miss it. The news anchors on a...

Randy Michaels Shows No Love For Bloggers: Tribune CEO Feuds With Media Blogger Who Reported On His 'Banned Words' Memo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, WBEZ media columnist Robert Feder published an internal memo from Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels that listed 119 words WGN employees...

Oprah's Chicago Replacements

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

Here are some examples of established local talent that could definitely "grow their brand" next year once the Queen of Talk shuts down her Chi-Town operations.

WGN's Geography Confusion: News Graphic Mistakes South America For South Africa

Chicagoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Someone in the WGN graphics department confused 2010 World Cup host South Africa with South America....

Randy Michaels' Radio Rules: Memo Bans WGN Employees From Using Words He Doesn't Like On Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Apparently improving a struggling media company's morale is not at the top of Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels' list of priorities. Instead, the sho...

The Mayor of Malibu Rides Again

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

You'd think that Mel Gibson, the self-proclaimed Mayor of Malibu, would have learned a thing or two about making himself a public spectacle. Apparently the sensitivity training classes didn't take.

'Chicago Wants Conan' Campaign Gets Off The Ground

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Maybe his ratings on NBC weren't that great, but Conan O'Brien seems to be doing pretty well in Chicago. First, there was the hundred-strong "I'm Wi...

Allison Payne, WGN Anchor, Discusses Battle With Addiction

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rumors have circulated for several years about whether WGN news anchor Allison Payne had a drinking problem, and during a Thursday broadcast, the 20 y...

"30 Rock" Picked Up For Cable By Comedy Central, WGN

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Liz Lemon has reason to celebrate: NBC's "30 Rock" has nabbed megabucks in off-network sales to Comedy Central and WGN America....

Chicago Television News Stations To Share News And Video Resources

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four Chicago television stations are expected later today to announce they soon will be sharing newsgathering resources at general news events, source...

Keenan the Lip Syncing Kid Makes His TV Debut (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Keenan Cahill, an adorable youngster who hit it big on YouTube by uploading videos of himself singing and dancing, made his television debut last week...

"Chicago Eddie" Signs Off

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

I was talking to a legend of Chicago radio: Eddie Schwartz, my old friend from school and Cub Scouts. Eddie was a maestro, playing callers off one another, weaving a rich tapestry of radio patter.

Channel 9's Allison Payne Back On Air Monday

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WGN-Ch. 9 newscaster Allison Payne said Sunday night she has returned from Minnesota's Mayo Clinic, and plans to co-anchor the scheduled Monday debut ...

WGN Anchor Payne Cheers For Obama In Denver

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

No cheering in the press box? The old journalist's maxim apparently fell by the wayside in Denver Wednesday night when WGN-Channel 9 anchor Allison P...