As a boy who grew up in Rogers Park, I appreciate you counting me as a real Chicagoan. As a classmate of people who grew up south of 95th street where the train stops but after the city keeps going, I think you ought to correct this! The Chicago city limits go to 138th street and this is mere fact. Also, you seem to… » 10/06/14 3:35pm 10/06/14 3:35pm

A great newsroom is a combination of two powerful forces: The most unkempt, wild-eyed people who've ever flaked on you, and the evenest-keeled, level-headed souls you've ever depended on. The first category tend to be writers. The second category tend to be editors. The checks and balances they provide one another… » 8/18/14 2:38pm 8/18/14 2:38pm

Around the time I graduated, the big plan was to turn an increasingly-abandoned shopping mall next to campus into an entertainment center where the university would encourage student groups to do things like laser tag as an alternative to binge drinking. » 8/05/13 6:35pm 8/05/13 6:35pm