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Chicago Mon Feb 16 2009

The Insecure Sun-Times

The Sun-Times has some great local reporters, but I have to say, it has a severe "second paper" complex. That's the only explanation for today's cover, which provides photographic evidence--complete with an arrow--that they broke an earlier story related to a current story they did not break. I still prefer the Sun-Times as the scrappy underdog (also, they did break the Hired Truck Scandal, which in future years will be described as a watershed event for Mayor Daley's mayoralty), but somebody needs to sit them down and playfully jab them on the chin and call them slugger and tell them that everybody likes 'em just the way they are.

 
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Colonel Tribune / February 17, 2009 2:51 PM

Perhaps that person could be you, Ramsin.

The Sun-Times is a fine paper. I hope it sticks around.

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Feature

Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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