Former Chicago Reader sports columnist Ted Cox shares some of his favorite stories from 25 years of covering Chicago sports.
Stories by michael lipkin
Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts set April 1 as a deadline for working out a deal on Wrigley Field negotiations. We hear from rooftop owners and Lakeview residents on what could be holding up a deal.
More than 50 Chicago Public Schools are on CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett's final closure list. We have reaction.
How fast is your internet service and how much do you pay for it? Law professor Susan Crawford says that in the United States it's too slow and too much. She joins us.
James Heckman: Return on Investment Can Beat Stock Market
President Obama's State of the Union called for universal preschool. Nobel Prize-winning professor James Heckman shares his research on the benefit of preschool decades after graduation.
By Hugh Howey
An excerpt from Wool by Hugh Howey.
Hugh Howey's Unlikely Path to Print
Author Hugh Howey got a writer's dream: multiple publishers offering him million-dollar deals to publish his work. Then he did something most authors wouldn't even consider -- he turned them all down. Howey joins us.
We continue our conversation with "Wool" author Hugh Howey, including how he would reform the publishing industry.
Excerpt of "Naked Statistics" by Charlie Wheelan
State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, wants to lower the mandatory school age in Illinois from 7 to 5.
We tell you about an organization that helps low-income residents prepare their tax returns for free.
The alleged shooters of Hadiya Pendleton failed to press charges from an earlier shooting, preferring retaliation instead, according to police. We speak with CureViolence's Ameena Matthews and executive director of the mayor's Office of Public Engagement Felicia Davis on gang culture.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is here to talk about why the city saw its deadliest January in a decade -- and what he's doing to curb the violence.
Group Offers Cash for App Testing
The Smart Chicago Collaborative wants Chicagoans across the city to test the latest civic app and websites.
Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund executive director Kevin Huber joins us with the dire state of his fund.
A technology park in the middle of the city -- University of Illinois announces a new research lab modeled on Bell Labs. Vice president of research Larry Schook joins us.