According to the Pulitzer Prize website, Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich recieved the award for commentary for “her wide range of down-to-earth columns that reflect the character and capture the culture of her famed city.”
It's been more than three decades since author Anne Rice first penned her best selling book, Interview with the Vampire. Along the way, her stories of vampires, witches and angels helped define a genre of gothic horror.
On Monday's Afternoon Shift we talk with a former liberal turned conservative and an atheist turned Catholic who later rejected organized religion. Joel Pollak was a self described "raving Democrat" who changed his mind while at Harvard Law.
Last week, the Department of Justice began its official probe into an alleged eBook price-fixing conspiracy. The complaint alleges that Apple and several major publishing houses conspired to raise the price of electronic books.
The Chicago White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers in the team’s home opener on Friday. For those of you who were looking forward to an Ozzie-free Opening Day after eight crazy seasons of managerial madness—so sorry.
On Friday's Afternoon Shift we talk about a variety of new ideas. First we'll delve into the world of clemency hearings through the story of Adolfo Davis. Our reporter was one of the first ever permitted to record a clemency hearing and she'll play the tape.