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Connecting great work with growing audiences -- online, on air, in print -- at the intersection of communication and technology.
Connecting great work with growing audiences -- online, on air, in print -- at the intersection of communication and technology.

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Missing / Bernie-Biss connection / Environmental No-tection
Missing. ■ A Sun-Times analysis finds Mayor Emanuel made almost two dozen out-of-town trips last year—and taxpayers covered a chunk of the bill . ■ ABC7 and the Sun-Times report four Cook County Board members (salary: $85,000) have missed at least a quarter...
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Not prime yet / 'Muslim s___hole' / Unrelated developments
This edition of Chicago Public Square arrives a couple of hours earlier than usual so your Square publisher can join Tony Sarabia for a panel discussion on WBEZ’s Morning Shift. Listen live here at 9 a.m., or catch the show later here . Not prime yet. Makin...
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Amazon + Chicago / Democrats divided / 'Terrifying and chilling'
Amazon + Chicago? The list of finalists from 238 cities contending for Amazon’s new second headquarters includes Chicago … and 19 others . ■ Amazon calls the judging “ very tough ,” but the finalists include all the usual candidates . (Image: Amazon .) ■ Ch...
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Divvy dumped / Good news, bad news / Meteorquake
Divvy dumped. One of the first two suburbs to join Chicago’s Divvy bike-sharing network—Oak Park—has voted to call it quits when its contract expires at the end of the month. On Facebook, trustee Andrea Button, who voted to keep Divvy, explained, “Membershi...
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'Ignorance and stupidity' / Stormy Daniels' story / Cranberries singer's death
‘Ignorance and stupidity.’ Leveling that insult at a Republican running for Illinois governor, Democrat Chris Kennedy abruptly walked out of a candidate forum yesterday . ■ Three Democrats running for governor all concede they all smoked pot … in the past. ...
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Trump: 'Never said…' / Candidate robbed / Chicago's 'Electric Dreams'
[ Square will take Monday off to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Back Tuesday.] Trump: ‘Never said …’ In a tweet this morning , the president kindasorta disputed accounts he referred to immigrants from “shithole countries.” ■ … and he raised the possibility th...
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'I wanted action' / McDonald's cup concession / Record warmth?
‘I WANTED ACTION.’ But, identifying herself at last in New York magazine’s The Cut, the woman who created the viral “S__tty Media Men” Google spreadsheet says she got much more than that—including dismissal from her job . ■ The Los Angeles Times: Five women...
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Obama Center overhaul / Best job? / Pork-barrel president
OBAMA CENTER OVERHAUL. Plans for the president’s memorial site have a new look … and a price tag . (Obama Presidential Center rendering of the project’s Museum Building, Forum Building and Library Building .) ■ Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin: The r...
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Google + Chicago? / #Noprah? / Check your iPhone battery
GOOGLE + CHICAGO? Crain’s says Chicago’s on the short list of cities under consideration by Google for an expansion that could create thousands of jobs for “talented workers … who don’t necessarily want to move to expensive West Coast cities.” ■ Lifehacker:...
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#Oprah2020 / Suburbs' 'terrible' problem / Trumpster fire
#OPRAH2020. After a widely acclaimed Golden Globes acceptance speech and a Seth Meyers monologue joke fueling talk about a presidential run by Oprah Winfrey , she’s apparently no longer ruling it out . ■ Her friends say she’s in fact actively considering it...
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