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Tribune staff reporterWhat makes a great bookstore? Consider Anderson's Bookshop. You could raise it from its foundations in downtown Naperville, put it on a large flatbed truck and ever-so-carefully move the whole kit and caboodle 38 miles to Chicago's Hyde Park...
Tags: Union League Club, CBS Corp., Book, Chicago Loop, Architecture
Tribune reportersBarack Obama won election to the Illinois Senate in 1996 with no help from Richard Daley. The Chicago mayor offered no assistance to Obama in 2000 when he ran unsuccessfully for Congress. Most of Daley's friends, family and associates backed a different...
The Swampby Rick Pearson DENVER -- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says it's OK for Democrats to like the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Arizona Sen. John McCain. But, he says, you don't have to vote for him. "One thing in politics--I......
Tribune reporter"Killer Poet" is so strong, so evenhanded in its examination of the life of Norman Porter (a.k.a. Jacob A. Jameson) that a viewer will see no need for this documentary ever to inspire a feature film. The facts are wildly cinematic: By 19, in 1960,...
Tags: Documentary (genre), Theft, Maine, Entertainment, Death
Tribune restaurant criticBlu 47 4655 S. Martin Luther King Drive; 773-536-6000. Reviewed on September 27 Despite a total lack of exterior signage on its building, the 47th Street Market Place, this prettily decorated Bronzeville restaurant, across the street from the Harold...
Tribune staff reporterIt was the heart of Chicago's "Black Metropolis," a commercial swath of black-owned businesses that thrived on the South Side between World War I and World War II. To some, Cottage Grove Avenue's mix of black insurance brokers, butchers and shop owners...
Rezko rewind. Day 4 March 7, 2008; 4:38 a.m. The Tony Rezko corruption trial finally got down to the substance Thursday, with opening statements and the first witness testimony making it abundantly clear why this is likely to be an uncomfortable case...
Windy City By Scott Simon Random House, 419 pages, $25 The brief period in 1987 immediately following the death of Mayor Harold Washington, when Ald. David Orr temporarily replaced Washington, and Establishment candidate Eugene Sawyer and liberal...
Tribune staff reportersProsecutors wasted little time Thursday dragging Gov. Rod Blagojevich front and center in the corruption trial of his friend and fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko. With an overflow crowd on hand for the politically charged trial, the first government...
The Swampby Frank James David Gergen, sometime presidential adviser and CNN analyst, was on Steven Colbert's show last night and had advice for Sen. John McCain -- the Republican presidential nominee needs to "rein in" his attacks as well as......
The SwampMayor Richard J. Daley at Chicago City Hall at June 14, 1973 press conference. Chicago Tribune photo by George Quinn. by Frank James Although the 2008 presidential campaign is over, its talking points apparently aren't, particularly the one about......
The Swampby Rick Pearson and Bob Secter Barack Obama won election to the Illinois Senate in 1996 with no help from Richard Daley. The Chicago mayor offered no assistance to Obama in 2000 when he ran unsuccessfully for Congress. Most of......
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