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02/16/2017 - 8:00am

    As one who loves Chicago, I hope President Donald Trump is not toying with my affections.

    So far, the native New Yorker had been treating Chicago like the weather; he can't stop talking about it, but is there really much he can do about it?

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01/09/2017 - 2:00pm

    As President Barack Obama's two terms near an end and we talk of his legacy, we cannot ignore the grand come-together vision of unity he expressed in his 2004 debut on the national stage -- and wonder what happened to it.

    We are not "red...

01/03/2017 - 5:00pm

    Chicago, the nation's third largest city, ends 2016 with the more homicides than the two larger cities -- New York and Los Angeles -- put together. Everyone is shocked but not everyone is surprised.

    More than 750 people were killed in Chicago in 2016, the highest total since 1997, and more than 3,...

12/31/2016 - 11:00am

    Our long wait is over. The time has come to honor the most quotable quotes, in my opinion, from a bizarre political year that many of us wish we could forget.

    I call my award, which includes no prize other than a firm handshake, "the Earl....

12/16/2016 - 5:00pm

    Imagine that you have owned a family-friendly pizza restaurant for about a decade in an upscale northwest Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Suddenly, without warning, you're getting slimed by sickos on the Internet with death threats and obscenities.

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12/15/2016 - 12:00pm

    As low as my expectations might be for the Donald Trump presidency, he finds new ways to drop the bar even lower.

    Take his cabinet nominees. Please.

    They aren't all bad. Retired Marine Corps...

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