The Chicago Tribune reports: As the 2016 presidential campaign built to a fever pitch during the summer and fall, then reached a widely unexpected conclusion with Donald Trump’s win, many people speculated — some jokingly and some with real concern — about whether the end times were near. Show More Summary
The Bears have had a bad season and that leads to speculation about offseason changes as the year winds down, including a report from Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Tribune this week that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio could be on his way out as part of “a massive overhaul” that wouldn’t include the departure of…
Following up on my previous posts (links below): Chicago Tribune, Valparaiso University's Law School Might Face Bleak Choices: Two weeks ago in a nearly unprecedented backhand, the American Bar Association punished two law schools 723 miles apart for similar indiscretions. One was put on probation for two years. The other...
The White Sox trade of Chris Sale to the Red Sox has become the biggest news at the baseball’s winter meetings. White Sox manager Rick Hahn calls the strategy behind the Chris Sale trade ‘bittersweet,’ Chicago Tribune reports. AfterShow More Summary
The Daily Beast reports: Seemingly out of nowhere on Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump bashed Boeing on Twitter, declaring the company’s costs “out of control,” and saying the government should cancel an order with the company for two new Air Force One jets. Show More Summary
Shortly after a story appeared this morning in the Chicago Tribune about the CEO of Boeing expressing misgivings about Donald Trump's trade policy, Donald Trump fired up his Android phone while atop his solid gold toilet throne in his...Show More Summary
On the heels of winning the National Book Award in poetry, Daniel Borzutzky talks to Kathleen Rooney (over email) at the Chicago Tribune. Borzutzky provides some helpful background to The Performance of Becoming Human, starting with a line from Franz Kafka: Q: The title of your winning book is intriguing because it’s not just “Becoming […]
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” aired a cold open taking a shot at Donald Trump’s tweeting habits, and got a rise out of the president-elect. The Chicago Tribune reports that Trump tweeted a critique of the bit soon after it aired. Trump tweeted:...
Why doesn't iceberg lettuce get more play? Five celebrity chefs talk about the world's most underrated vegetables. (Roger Morales / Chicago Tribune)
The Bears don’t have a lot to play for other than draft position, but they’re going to see if one of their players can get back on the field anyway. Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, cornerback Kyle Fuller will return to practice today, opening the 21-day window to activate him before the end…
A near-miss, an underdog and a bit of cookie controversy were among the many behind-the-scenes stories during judging of the 2016 Chicago Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest. In the annual contest in which we invite readers to submit their favorite cookie recipes, we again received earnest entries —...
Chicago Tribune reports, “Frustrated with what it says is a Canadian railway’s refusal to negotiate, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has filed a lawsuit before [the US Surface Transportation Board] demanding that it be allowed to run highway ramps over train tracks just west of O’Hare International Airport. Show More Summary
The Chicago Tribune gave a fair shake to the police officers in charge of controlling the anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, compared to other liberal media outlets that have accused the police of using grenades: A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her […]
Click here for reuse options! Writer and researcher Sarah Kendzior unearthed a comment Ms. Trump made in Aug. 2006 in the “Quotables” section of The Chicago Tribune Ivanka Trump may have accepted her father’s apology after a video that...Show More Summary
My how times change. Writer and researcher Sarah Kendzior unearthed a comment Ms. Trump made in Aug. 2006 in the “Quotables” section of The Chicago Tribune: “If he wasn’t my father, I would spray him with Mace.” -Ivanka Trump, 24, the daughter of Donald Trump, on her father’s complimenting her figure on a talk show [...]
The Internet celebrity, who now has his own wine brand, joins reporter Joseph Hernandez for a conversation — over drinks, of course. (Roger Tino Morales / Chicago Tribune)
Verrükt, the Kansas City waterslide on which 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated last summer, will be torn down once all investigations into the incident are concluded, the Chicago Tribune is reporting. In a statement via the company’s...Show More Summary
Police in Evanston, Illinois are investigating a series of defaced copies of the Quran, as well as books about the Quran at the Evanston Public Library, the Chicago Tribune reports. Librarians reportedly found homophobic slurs, swastikas, and other messages in the books while preparing to host an...
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is expected to miss the rest of the season with a right shoulder injury, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reiterated the news on Tuesday, noting the injury Cutler suffered during Sunday’s 22-16 loss to the New York Giants was a torn labrum — an […]
Last month, Howard Brookins was raising the alarm about troublemaking urban squirrels. Then one hurled itself at his bicycle — "like a suicide bomber, getting revenge," he told the Chicago Tribune.