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The Swampby Mark Silva Okay, so maybe Chicago has a reputation for doing politics its own way. In this reputation, the after-life comes with full voting rights. But the late Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley serving as a superdelegate for Sen.......
Special to the TribuneIn a tiny 5th floor room in Tribune Tower lies a treasure trove of literature: more than 800 books that literary editor Elizabeth Taylor might consider for a coveted review in the Tribune’s Books section. The books are everywhere in the room, and not...
Ellen Warren has been a local, national, political, White House, foreign and war correspondent. She also has been a feature writer, general columnist and was the first woman "legman" for Chicago's legendary columnist, Mike Royko. She has covered fires,...
Tribune senior correspondentJane Byrne, the Mt. St. Helens of City Hall, is spouting off-again-on every topic imaginable, from politics to pantyhose. The tiny, blond dynamo always has an opinion. It might not be the same as yesterday's opinion, but . . . THAT'S THE GIST of the...
Tribune staff reportersOn his first day as a prosecutor assigned to a trial courtroom at the Criminal Courts Building, Michael Goggin slid into the chair next to the judge's chambers and his shoes struck a most unusual object--a bathroom scale. "What's this?" Goggin recalls...
Tags: Sexual Assault, Judges, Theft, Death, Police Arrests
Tribune staff reportersWith hulking jackhammers poised to start slugging away Monday at Soldier Field's northern entrance, perhaps the only mystery left in its latest and most dramatic journey to reincarnation is why it took so long. Although this may surprise the stadium's...
Tags: Newspaper and Magazine, Death, Jane Byrne, Contracts, Football
In the end, Dan Hynes' political pedigree did him remarkably little good in his quest for the U.S. Senate, providing what Democratic politicians said Wednesday was just the latest bit of proof that the party machine is no longer the centrally controlled...
Times Staff WriterSome said it looked like a rusty tin can. Others likened it to a baboon with wings. An editorial in the Chicago Tribune derided it as a "predatory grasshopper." Alderman John J. Hoellen even introduced a City Council resolution to have the piece removed....
Tags: Vehicles, Family, Neck, Claes Oldenburg, Arts and Culture
Sun reporterBy all accounts, Thomas J. D'Alesandro III had had his fill of City Hall by 1971. He'd been mayor for a single but tumultuous term, marked by the 1968 riots, racial strife and strikes by city laborers, bus drivers, even symphony musicians. "It's all...
Tribune staff reportersAs Cook County Board President John Stroger forges ahead with his controversial plan to demolish Cook County Hospital, it is worth remembering a similar battle fought more than 30 years ago -- and decided after the late Eleanor "Sis" Daley put her foot...
Tribune staff writersThe parochial and petty politics that have turned O'Hare International Airport into a treasure-trove for concessionaires and contractors also are at the heart of why the transportation hub is a quagmire of delays, hassles and heartaches. The political...
Tribune staff reporterBurnham Hotel: Daniel Burnham, a visionary architect and urban planner, was the chief of construction and director of works of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and co-author of the far-sighted 1909 Plan of Chicago. Carson Pirie Scott &...
Tags: John Randolph, History, Death, Labor Legislation, U.S. Army
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