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John O'Connor
Illinois political writer for The Associated Press. Credentials? A dog named Shadrach. () joconnor@ap.org IG: ronnocojohn SC: johnoconnor17
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John O'Connor Sep 14
Replying to @bycrystalthomas
Don’t start any fires!
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John O'Connor Sep 12
Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints.
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Jason Meisner Sep 11
JUST IN: A major gang racketeering trial involving the Four Corner Hustlers originally set for next week has officially been scuttled as all defendants have now pleaded guilty. Three of the gang’s reputed leaders, including Labar “Bro Man” Spann, still set for trial next year.
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John O'Connor Sep 11
Wife of alderman to be chief justice on Illinois high court
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Vanessa Friedman Sep 11
The womansplaining clothes from made me smile (and other thoughts about yesterday's )-
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Ted Bridis 3 Sep 18
Trump administration believes it is not obligated to provide details that supports or refutes journalists’ reporting. public affairs staff would deliberately “no comment” then after publication request correction based on info they had withheld. It undermines trust in news.
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John O'Connor Sep 8
Replying to @TinaSfon
You got married?
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Molly Beck Sep 6
I don’t know who needs to hear this but this is journalism.
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John O'Connor Sep 6
Replying to @chasejohn
Next time, use a flash.
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John O'Connor Sep 6
Replying to @AMPitrelli
Wait until January.
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John O'Connor Sep 6
Replying to @MarkMaxwellTV
It's funny AND it makes you think!
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John O'Connor Sep 6
in 1860, Jane Addams, co-founder of Hull House, was born in , not far from my hometown of .
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Tony Messenger Sep 4
Melancholy day at 900 N. Tucker Blvd. last day in the old Post-Dispatch building before we move to new building a couple of blocks away. Remembering all of those who have worked here before me.
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John O'Connor Sep 4
Replying to @mikelansu
Pins to fix a broken zipper or top-of-the-slacks clasp. Duct tape for a ripped seam or unstitched hem.
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Adam Collins Sep 2
There is a single stalk of corn that’s been growing in the alley and I have so many questions.
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Mark Maxwell Sep 3
Thanks to and who joined me on our Reporters Roundtable this last weekend. They had a lot of insights that didn’t all fit in the broadcast. Here’s the extended cut:
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John O'Connor Sep 4
in 1833, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty became the first official paperboy in the U.S., answering an ad in the New York Sun seeking vendors to sell newspapers and offering a “liberal discount.”
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John O'Connor Sep 3
Join me at the PAR Reunion on Saturday, September 14 in Chicago. It will be a fun evening re-connecting, networking and celebrating the PAR program. .
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John O'Connor Aug 31
Check out Vintage World War II General Douglas MacArthur Pinback WWII with R/W/B Ribbons via
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John O'Connor Aug 31
Check out 1981 Topps Rod Martin #487 Football Card Oakland Raiders PSA 9(OC) MINT via
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