Mary Dixon is a Chicago native who had to take the long way home. Not long after her birth at Loretto Hospital on the West Side, Mary’s parents packed the family up for their ancestral home of Dixon, Illinois. It was there that she quit a career as a very bad waitress to begin spinning records and reading hog reports for WIXN Radio. [Read Mary’s Full Bio]
Do you know the last time Chicago had a mayoral runoff election? Never, not since they re-wrote the rules 20 years ago. Mayor Richard M. Daley never went to the next round, and neither did […]
The polls are open around Chicago. Voters are to decide whether Rahm Emanuel will be re-elected as mayor, or if Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia, Alderman Bob Fioretti, businessman Willie Wilson, or community activist Dock […]
Yes, it’s maddening to get the note from HR re: they don’t care that a half-million children are out of school, as your presence is absolutely vital to the filing of TPS reports, etc. But while […]
As we begin sharing chances to run away from a Chicago winter to beautiful beach resorts, let’s get in the mood. Here are some hot songs that will make you loosen your parka:
The Nation bade farewell to Stephen Colbert’s blowhard character “Stephen Colbert” last night. The Northwestern, Second City and Daily Show alum is taking over David Letterman’s seat on the CBS “Late Show” next year. The […]
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Let’s take a break from calculating shopping lists and navigating family tensions. Let’s do something nice for people facing real crises by donating to the American Red Cross. Please listen in: I’ll be broadcasting all […]
Twitter makes even the most miserable sporting event a little bit more fun. During last night’s Bears-Packers game – as it became obvious we needed a distraction – I asked my tweeps to start building a playlist. It made that halftime score a little easier to … Bear.
Early voting begins today in Illinois. It means you can walk into your county clerk’s office (or some other designated balloting center) and flex the muscle of democracy. Early voting centers will be open through […]
“Sonic Highways” is Foo Fighters’ eighth studio album, with eight tracks recorded in eight U.S. cities. Is it a coincidence that the number 8 is hidden in the cover art? Or that this mythical metropolis […]