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  • Chicago Sun-Times
    journalist, 2003 - present
  • Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
    adjunct professor, 2009 - 2012
  • The Boston Globe
    journalist, 2000 - 2003
  • Times of Northwest Indiana
    jounralist, 1995 - 2000
  • Oshkosh Northwestern
    journalist, 1994 - 1995
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Pulitzer-winning Sun-Times content. Digital journalism pontification. Drivel. Sometimes all at once.
Dead tree and snappy pixel editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and Much of what I post here will be from those pages - real and virtual. Beer intake specialist. Hubby to Jenni Newman. Dad. Little league coach. Attached to the Web.
  • Harrisonburg High School
    screwing off, 1989
  • James Madison University
    mass communications, history, 1994
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What does the departure of the US Senate Democratic leader mean for Illinois' Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the leadership chain?
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The cover of our Friday print edition celebrating the life of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. If you're in Chicago, find a copy early. 
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SI cover: Remembering “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks
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I would take the time, +Kodaka Hasegawa, to explain the brief statement is meant to convey a bemused sense of awe and understated, ironic respect. But since you decided to be a name-calling jackass, I'll just let you stew in your misguided righteous indignation. Enjoy your corner of the Internet. 
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Hero in 2012, goat today. 
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies. The not-so-great blizzard of 2015 did wallop the Northeast. Long Island and Massachusetts got hammered with more …
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This is depressing. 
WASHINGTON — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they’re talking about. Scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use and nuclear power than is the general public, according to matching polls …
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Two years ago today, Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in a senseless act of violence. 

It was a national story and addressed by the president at the time. But what has changed on Chicago streets since the outrage subsided?
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Making a great Onion effort that much better. 
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has no problem being the subject of some hilarious satire. And after Tuesday’s blizzard went bust, he had some fun doing a dramatic reading of the following Onion article: The article “quoted” de Blasio as saying “Clutch your babes close to your breast and take small comfort in …
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People snapping up dem big phones.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season. Apple said Tuesday that it sold 74.5 million iPhones during the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating analysts’ expectations for the latest models of Apple’s most popular gadget, introduced …
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Today's buzz.
KEY WEST, Fla. — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. “This is essentially using a …
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Jay Z tops Grammy list with 9 nominations

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Ventra user sues CTA over new fare card - Chicago Sun-Times

Public outrage over CTA’s rollout of the new Ventra fare card system has made its way to court. Transit rider James D. Kenger is suing the C

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Chicago Marathon 2013 Hub: Street closures, CTA routes, maps and more

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Chipotle’s new spicy tofu filling is coming to Chicago

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