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Sun-Times Publisher Looks to the Future

Jim Tyree didn’t come right out and say it during his Feb. 3 lecture on the South Side, but based on a look into his crystal ball, he thinks big city news publishing on paper is on the way out. Tyree wondered out loud if his grandchildren will even know what paper and ink are. […]

On the Offensive Against Gerrymandering

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A coalition of reform advocates has created an initiative that could take legislative redistricting out of the hands of Illinois politicians and vest it in an independent panel. Now all the coalition needs to do is collect one half-million signatures to get its initiative on the November ballot and then convince voters to approve it. […]

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White Sox Marketing Chief Talks Baseball, Business and Banters with Cubs Fans at Saint Xavier University

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Chicago White Sox vice-president and chief marketing officer Brooks Boyer was informative, insightful and entertaining during his lecture at Saint Xavier University on Dec. 16. He was no match for 28-year Sox season ticket holder Barbara O’Toole, however. Boyer was the latest to take the dais as part of the Breakfast with the Experts series […]

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Elected Officials Find Common Ground at Recent Event

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Officials Say Changes to Pension Systems and Leaner Government are the Answers Not since the impeachment of Governor Rod Blagojevich has there been such bipartisan agreement in Illinois. While there may not be more money coming in the forms of revenue or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the answer to budget crises at every level […]

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