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Windy City Times’ Tracy Baim Named New Publisher of Chicago Reader

The struggling alt-weekly brings in a longtime Chicago journalist as publisher. Can she keep it afloat?

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Aretha Franklin’s Chicago-Based Music Director Remembers the Queen of Soul

| Jay Shefsky
Fred Nelson III, right, served as Aretha Franklin’s music director and conductor from 2011 until her death on Aug. 16, 2018. (Courtesy Fred Nelson III)
Meet Fred Nelson III, the Chicago man who performed with Aretha Franklin more than 200 times in the last years of her life.  

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Apple Unveils New Phones and Watches

| Jay Shefsky
Apple says its new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are splash- and water-resistant rated IP68 and protect against everyday spills including coffee, tea and soda. (Courtesy Apple)

Longtime Apple watcher and former Chicago Sun-Times columnist Andy Ihnatko weighs in on the tech giant’s newest offerings.

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Community Reaction to Mayor Emanuel’s Announcement

| Jay Shefsky

From issues of police and violence, to community development and education, an assessment of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s legacy.

Sept. 4, 2018 - Full Show

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Draft Horses Love to Work’

Readers respond enthusiastically to our story about a push to ban horse-drawn carriages in Chicago.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Isn’t The State One Big Casino?’

Readers react to the prospect of a casino in Chicago.

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Viewer Feedback: ‘Finally a Law I Can Fully Support’

Readers react to a new Illinois law that toughens up penalties for texting while driving.