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Reporters regularly write profiles of individuals -- often famous politicians, newsworthy people or folks who have something unique about them. Something in that vein was what I was planning a few months ago after the Bears traded for Brandon Marshall,...
The reader response to Chicago Flashback has been wonderful. Since the first week, readers have offered up Flashback ideas based on their own lives, the stories grandma always told and events they remembered from their history lessons. We've used many...
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
The scope of the disaster was hard to fathom. Tribune reporters and photographers who raced to the scene that bitterly cold January night in 1967 sent word that McCormick Place was ablaze, engulfed in flames, raging — destroyed. Back at Tribune...
Chicago is to have a big new entertainment venue this summer — a 70-foot-tall, 22,000-square-foot tent that will seat as many as 2,500 patrons who will be served up a variety of populist live shows, including tributes to Elton John, Michael...
Tribune reporterFor Jessica Cardenas, the trip downtown Monday night to watch the dismantling of the controversial Marilyn Monroe statue in Pioneer Court was far more of a pilgrimage than a goodbye for a traveling piece of art. Cardenas, who created an homage to the...
Tags: Tourism and Leisure, Arts, Travel, Marilyn Monroe, Sculpture
When it comes to covering big news events like the leadup to the weekend NATO summit, there are stories you plan for, and surprises you plan for. On Monday, the first protest of the upcoming summit took place outside the Obama reelection headquarters....
Tags: Lobbying, International Organizations, Politics, Activism, NATO
Tribune reporterAbout 75 protesters marched Thursday afternoon from President Barack Obama’s re-election headquarters to three consulates of countries that belong to NATO, protesting the alliance’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan and other military...
With Mother’s Day on the horizon, it was an early gift for many of author Anna Quindlen’s fans as she communed with her Chicago peeps in these early days of a national book tour for her newly published memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of...
If nothing else, Marilyn had legs. The crowds began posing beneath the 26-foot-tall Marilyn Monroe's billowing skirt from the moment that Seward Johnson's Forever Marilyn sculpture arrived in Pioneer Court in July, and they were doing so with just as...
Tags: Iris Chang, Arts, Marilyn Monroe, Grant Wood, Sculpture
Change of SubjectIt’s back to Tribune Tower for veteran Chicago producer Jim Wiser. But after almost 30 years in local radio and television, he’ll now be working strictly online. Wiser, 48, has been named executive producer for video programming at...
The journalists gathering in the Tribune Tower last week weren't discussing an upcoming story or the next day’s paper -- they were talking about teaching Chicago children how to be savvy news consumers. It was part of a News Literacy Project...
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