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The Lido’s Coffee Klatsch Does Lincoln Park Zoo Lights (Video)

On Friday, my Lido’s CaffĂ© coffee klatsch buddies (and more) went on a holiday foray to see the Lincoln Park Zoo Lights. Every year they say the lights will be better than last year. This December, though, the claim’s finally true–the new zoo lights festival was particularly stunning. This video, however, is less about Christmas lights and more about Christmas hams.

Should You Believe Everything You Read Just Because a Reporter Writes It?

It’s amazing how unused to receiving criticism reporters can be. Since writing about the future of journalism in Chicago this week, I’ve been inundated with comments from reporters telling me that I don’t have the right to share my opinion or voice dissent when it comes to reporters…because I’m not a journalist myself. In today’s video post I ask my audience, do you think you should believe everything you read just because a reporter writes it?

VIDEO: On Why Chicago Transit Authority President Richard Rodriguez Shouldn’t Be Driving to Work

Chicago Transit Authority president Richard Rodriguez canceled the free-car perq for dozens of high-ranking CTA managers. So why does the president of the nation’s second-largest public transit system continue to drive to work instead of riding his own agency’s buses and ‘L’ trains?