Tag Archives: Chicago Reader

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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CN Oct. 15, 2015

  Ben Joravsky’s our guest this week, And when Ben’s at the table the discussion has to include criticism of the TIF program. As it happens, Budget Director Alex Holt was our guest last week, and Ben had some reactions to several … Continue reading

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CN April 2, 2015 Part 2

Mick  Dumke and Ben Joravsky of the Reader are joined by special guest Cliff Kelley, the Governor of Talk Radio (and afternoon host on WVON) for our final wrap-up discussion before election day.  We also talk ward politics, this week … Continue reading

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CN Sep 4, 2014

  Our panel on this, our fourth anniversary broadcast, spent some time kicking around the upcoming big elections – U.S. Senator and Governor. But there’s a sense that the 2014 mid-terms, so critical for the country, are little more than a warm-up … Continue reading

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CN August 28, 2014

  Should the news media cover each and every murder that happens in our city?  Can five or six murders that might happen in one weekend be reduced to a kind of box-score? Our guests this week answer that question … Continue reading

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CN July 17, 2014

  So why’d she do it? Why did Toni Preckwinkle, sitting atop stunning poll numbers and rising support all over the city, decide not to take on Mayor Emanuel? “There’s this whole network of very powerful, very wealthy people who’ve … Continue reading

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July 10, 2014

  There was a big announcement this week. Mayor Emanuel’s Commission has come back with its recommendation. It has green-lighted a $13 per hour minimum wage in Chicago, and the Mayor apparently supports it. But there’s a catch. “It’s clear … Continue reading

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