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Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up. And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
Chicago's taxicab owners, led by business partners Pat Corrigan and Michael Levine, are throwing everything they can at a technology startup called Uber. The app is disrupting the taxi industry nationwide by allowing people to directly hail cabs or town...
Joey Scuotto, a commissioner with a restaurant down the street from City Hall, has said he wants an outright ban on gourmet food trucks citywide. "We have so many restaurants struggling to stay afloat in Sunrise," he told the Sun Sentinel. "I see it...
Tribune reporterAs questions mounted about alleged mob ties at a company that won a new custodial services deal at O’Hare International Airport, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sought to change the subject by suspending three companies unrelated to the janitor pact. In...
Many in Chicago were upset when they heard Mayor Rahm Emanuel was cutting a deal over the federal civil jury's decision involving the big cop who beat the tiny female bartender. But perhaps no one is as upset as Dr. Joseph R. Lentino, 66, a retired...
The phrase "code of silence" sounds dry, like that powder cops use to dust for fingerprints. But now, politically, it's not dry any longer. It's sticky, and once you get it on your fingers, you can't wash it off, at least in public. Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
This doesn’t happen in Chicago: the nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter in a case that was either ignored or bungled by local cops and local prosecutors for years. Not in the Chicago many of us know, not...
OMAHA, Neb. — Whether they're driving through, stuck here for work or savvy enough to make a long weekend out of this under-the-radar city, travelers tend to want a darn fine hunk of meat when visiting Omaha. Steak from steak country. Omaha offers...
Tags: Alexander Payne, Onions, Tourism and Leisure, Mushrooms, Tru
Fourth in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles. * Each Sunday the new mayor of Costa Mesa prays to God to help him forgive others, to help him not hold a grudge, to give him guidance for the week before...
Tags: Finance, Bankruptcy, Laws, Unemployment, Chicago Elections
It's not every day that the ruthless mayor of Chicago, the Rahmfather, can be humbled and overcome by a spectacular Christmas gift presented by a newspaper columnist. "It's a Hanukkah gift!" he insisted. Whatever. I wasn't going to argue, especially...
The lack of measurable snowfall is but another sign of the apocalypse, yet snow it will and soon, and when it does, there is one thing you must understand. There are no Dibs in Chicago unless Judge Dibs™ declares Dibs. And I am Judge Dibs™...
There are no sacred cows on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock." The show happily skewers its own network along with any number of pop-culture phenomena, and last week's episode was no different, with a running joke aimed squarely in the direction of Tyler Perry,...
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