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What's your lunching style? Do you check out new eateries every day or tote something from home? Here's what Lunch Box found when we e-mailed a few folks to ask about lunch styles. Rick Bayless eats at his "desk." Of course, the "desk" for Mr....
The new general manager of WGN-AM 720, charged with energizing the prominent station, is both a surprising choice for the job and a familiar one. He is Jimmy de Castro, one of Chicago's most charismatic, successful and well-known broadcast managers,...
Tribune reporterVeteran Chicago radio executive Jimmy de Castro has been named president and general manager of WGN-AM 720, Tribune Co. announced Thursday. The move puts one of Chicago's most charismatic and successful broadcast managers in charge of the legacy radio...
The Blackhawks are as close to a national team as any in the NHL. Look no further than NBC. The network is riding the Hawks hard during the playoffs. The reason is simple: Ratings. The Hawks' local numbers from the nation's No. 3 market are having a...
WGN NewsDesiree Rogers is stepping down as White House social secretary, an Obama administration official said today. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, did not say why Rogers is leaving the administration. An official White House comment was...
Illinois' pension system was in precarious enough shape in 1994 that Democrats and Republicans came together to solve a crisis threatening the state's financial future. The agreement they forged was supposed to take politics out of pension funding by...
I have been a Cubs fan since 1948, so I have seen some poor baseball. However, it is time to release Marmol for the Cubs' good and also for his own good. Bill A., Newburgh, Ind. I don’t really see that happening, at least not until they exhaust...
At least eight Chicago labor leaders who are eligible for inflated city pensions also stand to receive union pensions covering the same work period, thanks to a charitable interpretation of state law by officials representing two city pension funds, a...
You loved L.A. Law. You thought Twelve Angry Men was the best movie you ever saw. When the O.J. trial was over, you wept. Now's your chance to listen to WGN's award-winning legal talk show "Legally Speaking" with Chicago attorney Karen Conti. Even if you...
Two weeks ago, Charlie Trotter began his 25th year of business, a superlative achievement by any reckoning. He has won every culinary award worth pursuing, his restaurant continues to hum with business, and he's more or less a newlywed, having married...
Taste, as a jazz musician once noted, is manifested in the notes one declines to play. In that regard, Danny Grant is a taste master. The original chef de cuisine and now executive chef at Ria, the magnificent dining room within the Elysian hotel and...
When word went out that Jason Paskewitz and Ryan O'Donnell were planning Rustic House, a sequel to their successful first venture, the sophisticated Gemini Bistro, I figured the pair wanted a simpler follow-up restaurant, something that would let them...
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