2018 Off and Running!

Happy New Year! (Okay, it's really late January.) The reason for the delay is that things have been busier than usual. In late December, Crain's Chicago Business published my front-page feature that looks into why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pulled the plug [...]

By |January 24, 2018|

Reporting for The Guardian on Las Vegas shooting

A sad news day today for anyone covering the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left nearly 60 people dead and hundreds injured. The Guardian asked that I write a story to provide context into the event itself — A three-day country [...]

By |October 3, 2017|

Covering the Civil War for the Washington Post

Two weeks ago I attended a Cvil War reenactment in the tiny tourist town of Three Oaks, Mich. While this may have been any normal summer weekend in Harbor County, this Civil War reenactment followed the violence in Charlottesville, a weekend that [...]

By |August 31, 2017|

In The Guardian, my appreciation of Glen Campbell

Music lost the great Glen Campbell yesterday. He was 81 and had just released his final album, the appropriately-titled Adios, in June. My appreciation ran in The Guardian last night and is circulating today. In it, I look at why Campbell was [...]

By |August 9, 2017|

I’m handing POLITICO’s Illinois Playbook this week

All week I'm covering the Illinois Playbook for POLITICO. And what a week! Gov. Rauner vetoed a state education bill, July's homicide numbers in Chicago look dismal — And it's only Tuesday. Check it out every morning here. Playbook writer Natasha Korecki [...]

By |August 2, 2017|