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  • A federal investigation and 'The Burke Effect'

    A federal investigation and 'The Burke Effect'

    It’s not the money. It’s the relationships. With Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, walking a federal investigation tightrope, his allies are starting to scram. Have you noticed? The scene of federal agents marching boxes out of a politician’s office sure takes the shine off a pinky ring. Under pressure...

  • As Christmas dawns

    As Christmas dawns

    What is this day, this Christmas, that dawns with a chorus of joy? What river of love and magic speeds the message from that moment of wonder in Bethlehem across the cold darkness of centuries long forgotten? How does it warm us this morning as we awaken in a world the Wise Men could scarcely imagine...

  • Uh oh! Chicago will have a huge field of good mayoral candidates. Choosing will be hard.

    Uh oh! Chicago will have a huge field of good mayoral candidates. Choosing will be hard.

    Chicagoans should brace themselves for a post-holiday onslaught of political substance. And I’m not using “substance” here as a family-newspaper metaphor for the unpleasant material that candidates fling at one another and voters (though that, too, I suppose). I mean substance as in substantial...

  • The Russia scandal will define the next two years of Trump's presidency

    The Russia scandal will define the next two years of Trump's presidency

    For all the abundant controversies and screw-ups that have characterized Donald Trump's time in office, it is the Russia scandal that will define this presidency more than anything else. And it may be time to reassess how it's going to play out. I say that because cynical analysts like myself have...

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  • Hiring managers don’t like you as much if you have a long commute

    Hiring managers don’t like you as much if you have a long commute

    Your address on your resume may reveal more about you than you want it to. Hiring managers are biased against people who live further away from the job site, an upcoming study has found. This is especially a problem for low-wage jobs and the people who need them. In an upcoming study, David Phillips,...

  • 7 CEOs on what they notice the most on job interviews

    7 CEOs on what they notice the most on job interviews

    Let’s be honest: There’s tons of advice out there about best practices for interviews. From what you should (and shouldn’t) wear to the most strategic ways to prepare, everyone aims to perform at their highest professional level when they’re going for a gig they really want. Once you make it through...

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  • Tesla has gas with lastest update, the fart noise feature

    Tesla has gas with lastest update, the fart noise feature

    For those of you consumed with curiosity about how Elon Musk spends his spare time — and isn’t that everybody? — here’s a clue. He just rolled out an update to the software in Tesla cars allowing them to make farting noises on demand. Yes, you read that, or heard that, right. Tesla, the company,...

  • End-of-year car deals heat up dealer lots

    End-of-year car deals heat up dealer lots

    The end of the calendar year remains a historically good time for discounts, even if overall new-car incentives are down for 2018. Tyson Jominy, head of J.D. Power and Associates' data consultancy, says the week between Christmas and New Year's has seen the highest new-car incentives of the year...

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