Chicago Tribune Out of Bankruptcy

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The Chicago Tribune emerges from bankruptcy after nearly four years, with the blessings of a judge. More here from the Hollywood Reporter

Chicago Tribune Files Lawsuit Over U of I Admissions Lists

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The Chicago Tribune is suing the University of Illinois to gain access to the names of the parents of applicants to the school, and to the names of persons who might have lobbied the university on behalf of those applicants

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Seventh Circuit Vacates Lower Court's Decision in Chicago Tribune Case Against University

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The Seventh Circuit has vacated a lower court's judgment in favor of the Chicago Tribune and against the University of Illinois, in which the newspaper sought access to some of the university's documents under a federal statute. The court held

Emanuel opposes federal probe of Law Dept. after city lawyer lied in police shooting - Chicago Tribune

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after city lawyer lied in police shooting - Chicago Tribune"The mayor's defense of Patton, a confidant, comes as a federal judge has cited and rebuked five city attorneys within the last year for withholding evidence in two separate police misconduct cases. In the most recent of those rulings Monday, U.S.

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke charged in shooting death of Laquan McDonald - Chicago Tribune

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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke charged in shooting death of Laquan McDonald - Chicago Tribune Mayor Emmanuel needs to be opposed in the next election. He has shown that he does not value "Black lives". His blatant blocking of the release of the video of this murder was an obstruction of Justice. He needs to be prosecuted. People who behave like him are the enemy. They must be not allowed to handle a government office.

Judge acquits Chicago cop in fatal off-duty shooting, sparking anger - Chicago Tribune

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In a stunning, abrupt end to the first trial in years of a Chicago police officer for a fatal off-duty shooting, a Cook County judge acquitted the veteran cop Monday on a legal fine point, drawing outrage from the black victim's family and leaders in the African-American community. Judge acquits Chicago cop in fatal off-duty shooting, sparking anger - Chicago Tribune

Senior city lawyer quits after judge rules he hid evidence in fatal police shooting - Chicago Tribune

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"A veteran attorney in Mayor Rahm Emanuel 's administration resigned hours after a federal judge ruled Monday that he intentionally concealed crucial evidence in a trial over a fatal Chicago police shooting and then lied about his reasons for doing so. Senior city lawyer quits after judge rules he hid evidence in fatal police shooting - Chicago Tribune

Gannett Abandons Purchase Of Tronc

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Gannett has abandoned its proposed purchase of Tronc (the conglomerate which owns a number of newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times).

Cecilio Pineda Birto 28th Reporter To Be Killed In Mexico Since Beginning of Pena Nieto Administration

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The Chicago Tribune reports that journalist Cecilio Pineda Birto was killed at a car wash in Ciudad Altamirano on March 3. Eyewitnesses told law enforcement that two gunmen on a motorcycle drove up, and one shot Mr. Pineda Birto at

Gannett Makes Higher Offer For Tribune Company

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The Gannett Company has raised its offer for the Tribune Publishing Company to $864 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The Tribune owns several major dailies, including the L. Times and the Chicago Tribune.

Recession Red: Media Industry Jobs Slashed

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Meanwhile, more layoffs are hitting the Chicago Tribune. Tags: Media chicago tribune entertainment weekly media newsweek When I run into my fellow journos on the town, they look at me with palpable anxiety. I'm a reminder of their worst fear: losing their staff jobs. The ranks of media freelancers are expanding rapidly.) And many of the people I'm talking about are stars, writers who by any measure are hard-working and successful.

Rappers and the First Amendment

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Eugene Volokh (Washington Post) and Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) on the police shutdown of Chief Keef's holographic performance at CrazeFest on July 25 in Hammond, Indiana.

John Kelly's disgraceful and frightening failure to apologize - Chicago Tribune Old Schoo racists do not apologize. Sadly hjis behavior is as American as apple pie.

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John Kelly's disgraceful and frightening failure to apologize - Chicago Tribune "I can think of no charitable reason that Kelly found this speech empty or unpleasantly stunning, or that he got so much wrong in his retelling. At best, he was extremely careless with the truth when he embroidered his account with specifics that he didn’t recall accurately.

Adidas Says “Three Strips” and You’re Out In Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

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Read more from the Chicago Tribune here. For decades, Adidas America, Inc. has sold tennis shoes with an iconic three strips. Adidas takes one more step in protecting its brand suing World Industries Inc.

Entertainment Law Update – Episode 29

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Aereo sued over Broadcast Television Retransmission: Chicago Tribune: [link]. Call us with your feedback: (310) 243-6231. In this Episode: 360 Deals and the Talent Agencies Act. More music sale vs. license litigation. Copyright Termination update. ReDigi injunction denied.

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Sandra and Kindra: Suicides or Something Sinister? - The New York Times

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An autopsy on Tuesday classified her death as suicide by hanging, according to The Chicago Tribune.” “A statement from the Waller County Sheriff’s Office said that the cause of Ms. Bland’s death appeared to be self-inflicted asphyxiation. Indeed, the Waller County district attorney, Elton Mathis, told a Houston station last week: “I will admit it is strange someone who had everything going for her would have taken her own life.” Sandra and Kindra: Suicides or Something Sinister? -

Cannes Auteurs

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The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips on why he loves Cannes. Heading into Cannes, USA Today rounds up returning Cannes auteurs Tarantino, Lee and Campion. Lou Ye defies Chinese censors by showing Spring Fever , which deals with homosexuality, in Cannes.

Ebert and Roeper Prepping New Review Show

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In a Time Q & A , Roger Ebert writes that he and fellow Chicago Sun-Times writer Richard Roeper, The Chicago Tribune 's Michael Phillips and A.P. 's

Twitter Entertainment Twenty

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So does the Chicago Tribune and the NYT. No wonder my Twitter followers are growing by leaps and bounds: I've been selected as one of the top 20 entertainment feeds worth following by Business Insider , along with Variety.

History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names - NYTimes.com

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Efforts to count the number of lynchings in the country go back at least to 1882, when The Chicago Tribune began publishing each January a list of all executions and lynchings in the previous year. Around the country, there are only a few markers noting the sites of lynchings. In several of those places, like Newnan, Ga., attempts to erect markers were met with local resistance. But in most places, no one has tried to put up a marker.

'Main Justice' launches; new site focuses on DOJ policies, politics, personalities

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Petersburg Times , and the Chicago Tribune. Congrats to my friend and former Roll Call colleague Mary Jacoby , who has just launched Main Justice , a new web-only publication dedicated to covering the U.S. Department of Justice, and nothing but.

Episode 48 – Google wins some, loses some, and more.

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Laquan McDonald and The Corrupt System That Killed Him - The Atlantic

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Laquan McDonald and The Corrupt System That Killed Him - The Atlantic "Thanks to clear video evidence, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged this week with first-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. “There was no mystery, no dead-end leads to pursue, no ambiguity about who fired the shots,” Eric Zorn wrote in The Chicago Tribune.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Bush v. Gore regrets: She shouldn’t have retired. - Slate Magazine

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I’m prompted to my hair tearing by O’Connor’s statement to the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board that, oh, maybe it wasn’t such a hot idea for the Supreme Court to have decided the 2000 presidential election by taking Bush v. Here are her musings, as the Tribune reported: ‘ ‘It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue,’ O’Connor said last Friday. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Bush v. Gore regrets: She shouldn’t have retired.

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Bush v. Gore regrets: She shouldn’t have retired. - Slate Magazine

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I’m prompted to my hair tearing by O’Connor’s statement to the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board that, oh, maybe it wasn’t such a hot idea for the Supreme Court to have decided the 2000 presidential election by taking Bush v. Here are her musings, as the Tribune reported: ‘ ‘It took the case and decided it at a time when it was still a big election issue,’ O’Connor said last Friday. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Bush v. Gore regrets: She shouldn’t have retired.

Oscar Watch: The Pitt Debate

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Here's a bit of Michael Phillips' review in The Chicago Tribune: When we see him in flashback, as a bald, wheelchair-bound codger in miniature, we recognize Pitt, but it's not really Pitt.

Opinion | Michelle Obama’s Rules of Assimilation - The New York Times

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speaking to his congregation at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in 2006. Photo by: Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune, via Associated Press More important, these are critiques I’ve heard in many forms from ordinary black people.

Opinion | Thomas, Kavanaugh and Race - The New York Times

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After the hearings, The Chicago Tribune reported on an ABC News-Washington Post poll that showed support for Thomas’s confirmation had actually risen to 56 percent.

IRFA and the Future of Music Policy Summit: Why Would FOMC Miss An Opportunity to Defend Artist Rights?

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Learn more about Pandora’s positions and how the company sees the future of internet radio in this interview with Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren and the Chicago Tribune ’s Greg Kot. Tim Westergren Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora Greg Kot Chicago Tribune music critic.

CBS TV, Face The Nation PodCast Supreme Court nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers

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Charles Schumer , (D-NY); Jan Crawford Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune; and David Brooks of the New York Times joined Face The Nation. T his is an audio only Podcast of the Sunday CBS Television Show " Face The Nation ". which was broadcast on 10/9/2004. The broadcast contains an in depth discussion of the issue. It is the second story after the discussion of the Pakistan earthquake. CBS) Sen. Sam Brownback , (R-Kansas); Sen.

CBS TV, Face The Nation PodCast Supreme Court nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers

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Charles Schumer , (D-NY); Jan Crawford Greenburg of The Chicago Tribune; and David Brooks of the New York Times joined Face The Nation. T his is an audio only Podcast of the Sunday CBS Television Show " Face The Nation ". which was broadcast on 10/9/2004. The broadcast contains an in depth discussion of the issue. It is the second story after the discussion of the Pakistan earthquake. CBS) Sen. Sam Brownback , (R-Kansas); Sen.

Higher Ticket Prices!

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There are several different articles about several fans suing the Chicago Cubs for scalping their own tickets to games. According to all reports, the Cubs set up their own company, Wrigley Field Premium Tickets, owned by the same company that owns the Cubs (the Tribune Company), run by a Vice President of the Chicago Cubs, and had the Cubs do the accounting. Apparently, neither does the Tribune Company. Because the Tribune Company holds the sporting events.

Sportscaster Running for Mayor In Chicago Suburb Taken Off the Air - Illustrating that the Equal Opportunities Rule Applies to State and Local Candidates

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A recent article in the Chicago Tribune demonstrates that the FCC's Equal Opportunities requirements , as embodied in Section 315 of the Communications Act, apply to candidates for state and local elective office as well as to those for Federal office.

Early Flap in Illinois Senate Race Reminds Broadcasters that They Cannot Censor Candidate Ad

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The Chicago Tribune story about this controversy quotes me as stating that stations can censor a candidate ad if the ad violates a Federal felony statute. The 2010 political broadcasting season is off to a fast start, with a controversy already erupting in connection with the Illinois Senate race to fill the seat once held by President Obama. Illinois has one of the first primaries in the nation for the 2010 election, to be held on February 2, 2010.

Underreporting and No Accountability: Another Reason Streaming Royalties are So Small

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20 See Musicians to receive $50 million in royalties , Chicago Tribune, May 5, 2004, available at [link]. We’re all mad here… Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , by Lewis Carroll. The following are my initial comments to the current proposed rulemaking at the Copyright Office that would, in my view, give digital streaming services a pass on transparency and accountability for their extraordinarily low royalty payments.

The Right Way to Sell a Senate Seat

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The Governor is accused of seeking a $50,000 contribution from the CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago and, when the contribution was not forthcoming, discussing with “Deputy Governor A” (in the quant parlance of the affidavit) the feasibility of rescinding the funding. I’m not the governor of anything, and I left Chicago at age 6, with my morals more or less intact. Chicago Tribune. Finally, look at Tribune Company itself.

Sidney Blumenthal · A Short History of the Trump Family: The First Family · LRB 16 February 2017

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And Ivana Trump was there and she came over and when she saw me she was embarrassed and she said: “Oh, whatever happened to those pictures?”’ ‘It is a fact that my buildings are acclaimed and they have lasting power,’ Trump wrote in 2014 in an op-ed for the Chicago Tribune to tout his new Trump hotel in the city.