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'My Kind of Town' picks at still-raw wound

"My Kind of Town," the fine new play by John Conroy with the titular nod to Frank Sinatra, begins with a faux promotional video about the beauties of Chicago, circa 1990. Narrated by the Tribune's Rick Kogan, it's a shot-from-the-air celebration of the city's natural beauties, glamorous night life and friendly, unpretentious people. From there, we are led directly down, down into the basement of Area 2 police headquarters, where confessions are extracted with the help of an electronic device.
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John Kearney, Sculptor Of Uptown Gorillas Passes Away

United States / Chicago : Uptown Update (2 weeks ago)

By Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune There is wonder in the work of sculptor John Kearney, and that wonder — in the form of large-scale metal sculptures that dot the Chicago area — gives joy to any who pass by the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, ... Read Post

Chicago Tribune columnist: I don’t know anyone who will quit over the Koch brothers

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (last year)

About half of the Los Angeles Times staff say they’ll quit if the Koch brothers buy the paper. It’s a different story at the Chicago Tribune, according to veteran columnist Rick Kogan. “Frankly, I can’t see anybody in these perilous... Read Post

Chicago Trib's Kogan blasts new bosses, "deranged memos"

Media / Media Industry News : Romenesko (6 years ago)

Chicago Reader Chicago Tribune veteran Rick Kogan said at the Studs Terkel Media Award ceremony in April: "Those of us at the Tribune, besieged by these kind of deranged memos from the new bosses that we have -- that as I read them ... Read Post


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