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Real change begins with empathy, not protests

Real change begins with empathy, not protests

The lack of indictments in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner has sparked huge protests across the country. And those demonstrations need...

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Who are the 'Latinos for Rahm'?

Who are the 'Latinos for Rahm'?

If you who haven’t been keeping up with Chicago’s mayoral race, I can’t say I blame you. It’s Hanukmastime, it’s been...

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A 2015 that's chock-full of resolutions

A 2015 that's chock-full of resolutions

I recently did a whole bunch of year-end employee evaluations in which I was asked to gauge what they need to stop, start and continue doing. I...

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 Body cameras on cops a good idea in theory, but ...

Body cameras on cops a good idea in theory, but ...

The tragic shooting deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers have sparked a wave of protests—including die-ins—across...

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Enjoy the holidays—even if you feel like a Grinch

Enjoy the holidays—even if you feel like a Grinch

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Caring Tuesday. That’s how it all begins.

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What comes after the Lumbersexual?

What comes after the Lumbersexual?

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A final word from Chicago's Wingman

A final word from Chicago's Wingman

Friday is my last day at RedEye. That’s right, the Wingman is leaving the roost. But why leave the best job I’ll probably ever have? ......

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5 times I technically screwed up at RedEye (and everything turned out fine)

5 times I technically screwed up at RedEye (and everything turned out fine)

In the spirit of my exit, I remembered a few instances of times I technically, in the eyes of the social media elite, screwed up while driving RedEye'...

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Use your brain: Think before you tweet

Use your brain: Think before you tweet

It might be time to change that old adage, “Think before you speak,” to: “Think before you tweet.”&...

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra is music to my (frostbitten) ears

Chicago Symphony Orchestra is music to my (frostbitten) ears

Unfortunately, this past week has confirmed that winter has come early and with a vengeance. As the memories of street fests, al fresco brunches and...

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