Groundhog Day / 'Weasels and liars' / 'Best city in the world'

Special Groundhog Day edition of Chicago Public Square.

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
… which is consistent with Chicago’s weekend forecast.
As this 2016 report explains, Chicago’s zoos haven’t had groundhogs for years.

‘Give me one minute with that bastard.’
The father of three daughters sexually assaulted by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar rushed Nassar during sentencing this morning.

‘Weasels and liars.’ Fired FBI Director James Comey has taken to Twitter to condemn those attacking the FBI for investigating potential ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Trump’s morning tweets included this: “The FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process.”

‘The best city in the world right now.’ The British media company TimeOut surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities around the globe about food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and livability. Guess who has two baseball teams and came out No. 1?
A digital rights group is suing Chicago, demanding details on the city’s secret bid to win Amazon’s second headquarters.
Tribune editorial: “Does the city of Chicago have any meaningful ethics laws? And if so, do they apply to Ald. Ed Burke?

‘If you make all these … zones, then chain them together, there’s no place you can go with a firearm.’ The Illinois State Rifle Association’s executive director says the Illinois Supreme Court was right to strike down a ban on firearms within 1,000 feet of public parks.
Mary Schmich on the fees, fines, loans and scams that make the poor poorer.
On Stephen Colbert’s show last night, he and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon recalled performing on the street to make ends meet during their time in Chicago.

‘The Pritzker panic is underway.’ That’s the reaction in gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss’ camp to J.B. Pritzker’s first intraparty attack ads—against Biss.
Don’t be fooled: Pritzker’s campaign has commandeered “DanBiss.net,” filling it with critical content.

Another way to talk about abortion. Eric Zorn: Gov. Rauner seems deliberately to be avoiding the phrase “right to choose.”
… and he flunked out in quoting Abe Lincoln.

Chief Illiniwek: ‘Keep him, but change his mission.’ Commentator Cory Franklin says the University of Illinois’ mascot “can become a symbol that demonstrates that the university is … willing to redress past injustices.”
Beth Austin in 2016: Bring on the Alma Mater halftime show!

Without immigration … Neil Steinberg says, the U.S. “would be Japan, where 400 grade schools close every year, some immediately becoming nursing homes, and the nation’s population is expected to slide by nearly a third over the next 50 years.”
A food scientist deconstructs America’s World War II shame: “Japanese internment was initiated by the California farm lobby.”
The Atlantic: How immigration became so controversial.

Super bowl of cannabis. Marijuana shops across the country are anticipating one of the biggest weekends in their (short) legal history.
To Alex Trebek’s Saturday Night Live-satire-worthy consternation, three Jeopardy! contestants flunked five straight questions in yesterday’s “Talkin’ Football” category.

‘A hot mess.’ CNN examines discord at the Chicago Tribune’s sibling paper, The Los Angeles Times.
In an interview aired 25 years ago, former Tribune editor Jim Squires discussed his then-new book, Read All About It! The Corporate Takeover of America’s Newspapers.


Special Groundhog Day edition of Chicago Public Square.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
… which is consistent with Chicago’s weekend forecast.
As this 2016 report explains, Chicago’s zoos haven’t had groundhogs for years.

‘Give me one minute with that bastard.’
The father of three daughters sexually assaulted by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar rushed Nassar during sentencing this morning.

‘Weasels and liars.’ Fired FBI Director James Comey has taken to Twitter to condemn those attacking the FBI for investigating potential ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Trump’s morning tweets included this: “The FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process.”

‘The best city in the world right now.’ The British media company TimeOut surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities around the globe about food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and livability. Guess who has two baseball teams and came out No. 1?
A digital rights group is suing Chicago, demanding details on the city’s secret bid to win Amazon’s second headquarters.
Tribune editorial: “Does the city of Chicago have any meaningful ethics laws? And if so, do they apply to Ald. Ed Burke?

‘If you make all these … zones, then chain them together, there’s no place you can go with a firearm.’ The Illinois State Rifle Association’s executive director says the Illinois Supreme Court was right to strike down a ban on firearms within 1,000 feet of public parks.
Mary Schmich on the fees, fines, loans and scams that make the poor poorer.
On Stephen Colbert’s show last night, he and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon recalled performing on the street to make ends meet during their time in Chicago.

‘The Pritzker panic is underway.’ That’s the reaction in gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss’ camp to J.B. Pritzker’s first intraparty attack ads—against Biss.
Don’t be fooled: Pritzker’s campaign has commandeered “DanBiss.net,” filling it with critical content.

Another way to talk about abortion. Eric Zorn: Gov. Rauner seems deliberately to be avoiding the phrase “right to choose.”
… and he flunked out in quoting Abe Lincoln.

Chief Illiniwek: ‘Keep him, but change his mission.’ Commentator Cory Franklin says the University of Illinois’ mascot “can become a symbol that demonstrates that the university is … willing to redress past injustices.”
Beth Austin in 2016: Bring on the Alma Mater halftime show!

Without immigration … Neil Steinberg says, the U.S. “would be Japan, where 400 grade schools close every year, some immediately becoming nursing homes, and the nation’s population is expected to slide by nearly a third over the next 50 years.”
A food scientist deconstructs America’s World War II shame: “Japanese internment was initiated by the California farm lobby.”
The Atlantic: How immigration became so controversial.

Super bowl of cannabis. Marijuana shops across the country are anticipating one of the biggest weekends in their (short) legal history.
To Alex Trebek’s Saturday Night Live-satire-worthy consternation, three Jeopardy! contestants flunked five straight questions in yesterday’s “Talkin’ Football” category.

‘A hot mess.’ CNN examines discord at the Chicago Tribune’s sibling paper, The Los Angeles Times.
In an interview aired 25 years ago, former Tribune editor Jim Squires discussed his then-new book, Read All About It! The Corporate Takeover of America’s Newspapers.


Special Groundhog Day edition of Chicago Public Square.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
… which is consistent with Chicago’s weekend forecast.
As this 2016 report explains, Chicago’s zoos haven’t had groundhogs for years.

‘Give me one minute with that bastard.’
The father of three daughters sexually assaulted by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar rushed Nassar during sentencing this morning.

‘Weasels and liars.’ Fired FBI Director James Comey has taken to Twitter to condemn those attacking the FBI for investigating potential ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Trump’s morning tweets included this: “The FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process.”

‘The best city in the world right now.’ The British media company TimeOut surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities around the globe about food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and livability. Guess who has two baseball teams and came out No. 1?
A digital rights group is suing Chicago, demanding details on the city’s secret bid to win Amazon’s second headquarters.
Tribune editorial: “Does the city of Chicago have any meaningful ethics laws? And if so, do they apply to Ald. Ed Burke?

‘If you make all these … zones, then chain them together, there’s no place you can go with a firearm.’ The Illinois State Rifle Association’s executive director says the Illinois Supreme Court was right to strike down a ban on firearms within 1,000 feet of public parks.
Mary Schmich on the fees, fines, loans and scams that make the poor poorer.
On Stephen Colbert’s show last night, he and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon recalled performing on the street to make ends meet during their time in Chicago.

‘The Pritzker panic is underway.’ That’s the reaction in gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss’ camp to J.B. Pritzker’s first intraparty attack ads—against Biss.
Don’t be fooled: Pritzker’s campaign has commandeered “DanBiss.net,” filling it with critical content.

Another way to talk about abortion. Eric Zorn: Gov. Rauner seems deliberately to be avoiding the phrase “right to choose.”
… and he flunked out in quoting Abe Lincoln.

Chief Illiniwek: ‘Keep him, but change his mission.’ Commentator Cory Franklin says the University of Illinois’ mascot “can become a symbol that demonstrates that the university is … willing to redress past injustices.”
Beth Austin in 2016: Bring on the Alma Mater halftime show!

Without immigration … Neil Steinberg says, the U.S. “would be Japan, where 400 grade schools close every year, some immediately becoming nursing homes, and the nation’s population is expected to slide by nearly a third over the next 50 years.”
A food scientist deconstructs America’s World War II shame: “Japanese internment was initiated by the California farm lobby.”
The Atlantic: How immigration became so controversial.

Super bowl of cannabis. Marijuana shops across the country are anticipating one of the biggest weekends in their (short) legal history.
To Alex Trebek’s Saturday Night Live-satire-worthy consternation, three Jeopardy! contestants flunked five straight questions in yesterday’s “Talkin’ Football” category.

‘A hot mess.’ CNN examines discord at the Chicago Tribune’s sibling paper, The Los Angeles Times.
In an interview aired 25 years ago, former Tribune editor Jim Squires discussed his then-new book, Read All About It! The Corporate Takeover of America’s Newspapers.



Special Groundhog Day edition of Chicago Public Square.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
… which is consistent with Chicago’s weekend forecast.
As this 2016 report explains, Chicago’s zoos haven’t had groundhogs for years.

‘Give me one minute with that bastard.’
The father of three daughters sexually assaulted by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar rushed Nassar during sentencing this morning.

‘Weasels and liars.’ Fired FBI Director James Comey has taken to Twitter to condemn those attacking the FBI for investigating potential ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Trump’s morning tweets included this: “The FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process.”

‘The best city in the world right now.’ The British media company TimeOut surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities around the globe about food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and livability. Guess who has two baseball teams and came out No. 1?
A digital rights group is suing Chicago, demanding details on the city’s secret bid to win Amazon’s second headquarters.
Tribune editorial: “Does the city of Chicago have any meaningful ethics laws? And if so, do they apply to Ald. Ed Burke?

‘If you make all these … zones, then chain them together, there’s no place you can go with a firearm.’ The Illinois State Rifle Association’s executive director says the Illinois Supreme Court was right to strike down a ban on firearms within 1,000 feet of public parks.
Mary Schmich on the fees, fines, loans and scams that make the poor poorer.
On Stephen Colbert’s show last night, he and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon recalled performing on the street to make ends meet during their time in Chicago.

‘The Pritzker panic is underway.’ That’s the reaction in gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss’ camp to J.B. Pritzker’s first intraparty attack ads—against Biss.
Don’t be fooled: Pritzker’s campaign has commandeered “DanBiss.net,” filling it with critical content.

Another way to talk about abortion. Eric Zorn: Gov. Rauner seems deliberately to be avoiding the phrase “right to choose.”
… and he flunked out in quoting Abe Lincoln.

Chief Illiniwek: ‘Keep him, but change his mission.’ Commentator Cory Franklin says the University of Illinois’ mascot “can become a symbol that demonstrates that the university is … willing to redress past injustices.”
Beth Austin in 2016: Bring on the Alma Mater halftime show!

Without immigration … Neil Steinberg says, the U.S. “would be Japan, where 400 grade schools close every year, some immediately becoming nursing homes, and the nation’s population is expected to slide by nearly a third over the next 50 years.”
A food scientist deconstructs America’s World War II shame: “Japanese internment was initiated by the California farm lobby.”
The Atlantic: How immigration became so controversial.

Super bowl of cannabis. Marijuana shops across the country are anticipating one of the biggest weekends in their (short) legal history.
To Alex Trebek’s Saturday Night Live-satire-worthy consternation, three Jeopardy! contestants flunked five straight questions in yesterday’s “Talkin’ Football” category.

‘A hot mess.’ CNN examines discord at the Chicago Tribune’s sibling paper, The Los Angeles Times.
In an interview aired 25 years ago, former Tribune editor Jim Squires discussed his then-new book, Read All About It! The Corporate Takeover of America’s Newspapers.



Special Groundhog Day edition of Chicago Public Square.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
… which is consistent with Chicago’s weekend forecast.
As this 2016 report explains, Chicago’s zoos haven’t had groundhogs for years.

‘Give me one minute with that bastard.’
The father of three daughters sexually assaulted by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar rushed Nassar during sentencing this morning.

‘Weasels and liars.’ Fired FBI Director James Comey has taken to Twitter to condemn those attacking the FBI for investigating potential ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Trump’s morning tweets included this: “The FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process.”

‘The best city in the world right now.’ The British media company TimeOut surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities around the globe about food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and livability. Guess who has two baseball teams and came out No. 1?
A digital rights group is suing Chicago, demanding details on the city’s secret bid to win Amazon’s second headquarters.
Tribune editorial: “Does the city of Chicago have any meaningful ethics laws? And if so, do they apply to Ald. Ed Burke?

‘If you make all these … zones, then chain them together, there’s no place you can go with a firearm.’ The Illinois State Rifle Association’s executive director says the Illinois Supreme Court was right to strike down a ban on firearms within 1,000 feet of public parks.
Mary Schmich on the fees, fines, loans and scams that make the poor poorer.
On Stephen Colbert’s show last night, he and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon recalled performing on the street to make ends meet during their time in Chicago.

‘The Pritzker panic is underway.’ That’s the reaction in gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss’ camp to J.B. Pritzker’s first intraparty attack ads—against Biss.
Don’t be fooled: Pritzker’s campaign has commandeered “DanBiss.net,” filling it with critical content.

Another way to talk about abortion. Eric Zorn: Gov. Rauner seems deliberately to be avoiding the phrase “right to choose.”
… and he flunked out in quoting Abe Lincoln.

Chief Illiniwek: ‘Keep him, but change his mission.’ Commentator Cory Franklin says the University of Illinois’ mascot “can become a symbol that demonstrates that the university is … willing to redress past injustices.”
Beth Austin in 2016: Bring on the Alma Mater halftime show!

Without immigration … Neil Steinberg says, the U.S. “would be Japan, where 400 grade schools close every year, some immediately becoming nursing homes, and the nation’s population is expected to slide by nearly a third over the next 50 years.”
A food scientist deconstructs America’s World War II shame: “Japanese internment was initiated by the California farm lobby.”
The Atlantic: How immigration became so controversial.

Super bowl of cannabis. Marijuana shops across the country are anticipating one of the biggest weekends in their (short) legal history.
To Alex Trebek’s Saturday Night Live-satire-worthy consternation, three Jeopardy! contestants flunked five straight questions in yesterday’s “Talkin’ Football” category.

‘A hot mess.’ CNN examines discord at the Chicago Tribune’s sibling paper, The Los Angeles Times.
In an interview aired 25 years ago, former Tribune editor Jim Squires discussed his then-new book, Read All About It! The Corporate Takeover of America’s Newspapers.


Special Groundhog Day edition of Chicago Public Square.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
… which is consistent with Chicago’s weekend forecast.
As this 2016 report explains, Chicago’s zoos haven’t had groundhogs for years.

‘Give me one minute with that bastard.’
The father of three daughters sexually assaulted by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar rushed Nassar during sentencing this morning.

‘Weasels and liars.’ Fired FBI Director James Comey has taken to Twitter to condemn those attacking the FBI for investigating potential ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Trump’s morning tweets included this: “The FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process.”

‘The best city in the world right now.’ The British media company TimeOut surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities around the globe about food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and livability. Guess who has two baseball teams and came out No. 1?
A digital rights group is suing Chicago, demanding details on the city’s secret bid to win Amazon’s second headquarters.
Tribune editorial: “Does the city of Chicago have any meaningful ethics laws? And if so, do they apply to Ald. Ed Burke?

‘If you make all these … zones, then chain them together, there’s no place you can go with a firearm.’ The Illinois State Rifle Association’s executive director says the Illinois Supreme Court was right to strike down a ban on firearms within 1,000 feet of public parks.
Mary Schmich on the fees, fines, loans and scams that make the poor poorer.
On Stephen Colbert’s show last night, he and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon recalled performing on the street to make ends meet during their time in Chicago.

‘The Pritzker panic is underway.’ That’s the reaction in gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss’ camp to J.B. Pritzker’s first intraparty attack ads—against Biss.
Don’t be fooled: Pritzker’s campaign has commandeered “DanBiss.net,” filling it with critical content.

Another way to talk about abortion. Eric Zorn: Gov. Rauner seems deliberately to be avoiding the phrase “right to choose.”
… and he flunked out in quoting Abe Lincoln.

Chief Illiniwek: ‘Keep him, but change his mission.’ Commentator Cory Franklin says the University of Illinois’ mascot “can become a symbol that demonstrates that the university is … willing to redress past injustices.”
Beth Austin in 2016: Bring on the Alma Mater halftime show!

Without immigration … Neil Steinberg says, the U.S. “would be Japan, where 400 grade schools close every year, some immediately becoming nursing homes, and the nation’s population is expected to slide by nearly a third over the next 50 years.”
A food scientist deconstructs America’s World War II shame: “Japanese internment was initiated by the California farm lobby.”
The Atlantic: How immigration became so controversial.

Super bowl of cannabis. Marijuana shops across the country are anticipating one of the biggest weekends in their (short) legal history.
To Alex Trebek’s Saturday Night Live-satire-worthy consternation, three Jeopardy! contestants flunked five straight questions in yesterday’s “Talkin’ Football” category.

‘A hot mess.’ CNN examines discord at the Chicago Tribune’s sibling paper, The Los Angeles Times.
In an interview aired 25 years ago, former Tribune editor Jim Squires discussed his then-new book, Read All About It! The Corporate Takeover of America’s Newspapers.


Special Groundhog Day edition of Chicago Public Square.
Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
… which is consistent with Chicago’s weekend forecast.
As this 2016 report explains, Chicago’s zoos haven’t had groundhogs for years.

‘Give me one minute with that bastard.’
The father of three daughters sexually assaulted by disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar rushed Nassar during sentencing this morning.

‘Weasels and liars.’ Fired FBI Director James Comey has taken to Twitter to condemn those attacking the FBI for investigating potential ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Trump’s morning tweets included this: “The FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process.”

‘The best city in the world right now.’ The British media company TimeOut surveyed 15,000 people in 32 cities around the globe about food, drink, culture, friendliness, affordability, happiness and livability. Guess who has two baseball teams and came out No. 1?
A digital rights group is suing Chicago, demanding details on the city’s secret bid to win Amazon’s second headquarters.
Tribune editorial: “Does the city of Chicago have any meaningful ethics laws? And if so, do they apply to Ald. Ed Burke?

‘If you make all these … zones, then chain them together, there’s no place you can go with a firearm.’ The Illinois State Rifle Association’s executive director says the Illinois Supreme Court was right to strike down a ban on firearms within 1,000 feet of public parks.
Mary Schmich on the fees, fines, loans and scams that make the poor poorer.
On Stephen Colbert’s show last night, he and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon recalled performing on the street to make ends meet during their time in Chicago.

‘The Pritzker panic is underway.’ That’s the reaction in gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss’ camp to J.B. Pritzker’s first intraparty attack ads—against Biss.
Don’t be fooled: Pritzker’s campaign has commandeered “DanBiss.net,” filling it with critical content.

Another way to talk about abortion. Eric Zorn: Gov. Rauner seems deliberately to be avoiding the phrase “right to choose.”
… and he flunked out in quoting Abe Lincoln.

Chief Illiniwek: ‘Keep him, but change his mission.’ Commentator Cory Franklin says the University of Illinois’ mascot “can become a symbol that demonstrates that the university is … willing to redress past injustices.”
Beth Austin in 2016: Bring on the Alma Mater halftime show!

Without immigration … Neil Steinberg says, the U.S. “would be Japan, where 400 grade schools close every year, some immediately becoming nursing homes, and the nation’s population is expected to slide by nearly a third over the next 50 years.”
A food scientist deconstructs America’s World War II shame: “Japanese internment was initiated by the California farm lobby.”
The Atlantic: How immigration became so controversial.

Super bowl of cannabis. Marijuana shops across the country are anticipating one of the biggest weekends in their (short) legal history.
To Alex Trebek’s Saturday Night Live-satire-worthy consternation, three Jeopardy! contestants flunked five straight questions in yesterday’s “Talkin’ Football” category.

‘A hot mess.’ CNN examines discord at the Chicago Tribune’s sibling paper, The Los Angeles Times.
In an interview aired 25 years ago, former Tribune editor Jim Squires discussed his then-new book, Read All About It! The Corporate Takeover of America’s Newspapers.