Tag Archives: Chicago Reader

CN June 8 2017

  The youTube video is above, and the SoundCloud audio-only link is below. In the first half of this two-part show, NBC5’s Mary Ann Ahern joins us to talk Pritzker, Blago, Rauner, Emanuel, journalism and Medicaid. And later, we’re joined … Continue reading

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CN Feb 24 2015

One Chicago police officer fired sixteen shots into Laquan McDonald. Another created a humiliating “hunting scene” photo, with an arrested man posed to look like prey— with deer antlers attached to his head, and eyes rolled back as if he … Continue reading

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CN Jan 5 2017

2017 is gonna be a big, controversial, historic year. Do we have the news media we need to help navigate these weird times? That’s this week’s topic. The News Media.  So we called together  a news editor, a co-founder of … Continue reading

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CN Dec 1 2016

  No matter how you look at it, Wednesday, Nov. 30 was a big day for the CTA. The City Council unanimously passed the largest single TIF ever, to raise nearly a billion dollars in 35 years that funds about half … Continue reading

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CN September 8 2016

Chicago, sadly, is right at the 3,000-people-shot-this-year mark. We talk about it today with the Reader’s Sarah Macaraeg, who co-wrote, along with Allison Flowers, the deeply-researched article Charged With Murder, but They Didn’t Kill Anyone, Police Did. Legendary Chicago journalist … Continue reading

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CN September 1 2016

    Troy LaRaviere resigned this week from his position as principal at Blaine Elementary. That’s not big news, since he had already won election as the president of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association. But his resignation cleared the … Continue reading

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CN June 16 2016

Killer Joe was a smash hit at Profiles Theater. The critics loved it. It’s the story of a dysfunctional family (to put it mildly) and a detective who could be hired to kill. For the audience, it was a raw, intense experience. If it … Continue reading

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CN May 5 2016

  A CHA voucher recipient lives in a high-rise with a lake view. The rent is about $3,000 a month. Another lives in Aqua Tower.  It’s great fodder for investigative news teams. To make matters worse, the CHA admits that … Continue reading

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CN April 28 2016

  It looks like the Tribune Publishing company may be in play once again. Chairman Michael Ferro has said that Gannett is trying to “steal” the Tribune, But Aldertrack’s Mike Fourcher has a different take. “Now let’s keep in mind,” he … Continue reading

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CN Feb 25 2016

    If Bruce Sagan has anything to do with it, the Sun-Times and the Reader will be around for a long time. Sagan started in journalism in 1951. He bought the Hyde Park Herald in 1953 for $2,500. He … Continue reading

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