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Michael Hawthorne
Son of the central Illinois prairie. Pulitzer finalist. Asks questions, digs data, writes about environment and public health for the Chicago Tribune.
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Michael Hawthorne 7h
Did not stop Republican Gov. Rick Snyder’s admin from giving her a new six-figure job with civil service protections.
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Mike DeBonis 8h
Lots of good stuff in here, folks-- ‘Her skills are real’: How Pelosi put down a Democratic rebellion in bid for speaker -- the ticktock w/
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david jackson 12h
Excellent accountability journalism from on the 6 Chicago mayoral contenders who released personal tax information - and the 10 who chose secrecy:
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Michael Hawthorne 13h
Now well beyond parody, Trump forwards editorial from newspaper owned by Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson. (Last month Trump gave Adelson's wife the Presidential Medal of Freedom.)
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Eric Zorn 18h
Be sure to read this entire thread so you get to the surprise knife-twist at the end!
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Michael Hawthorne Dec 12
“Perhaps it’s the same recklessness that sent Monk onto the court that kept him from sprinting out of the arena and directly into federal protection.”
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Özden Terli Dec 12
“The finding suggests that the sea at the top of the world has already morphed into a new and very different state, with major implications not only for creatures such as walruses and ...in the long term, perhaps for the pace of global warming itself.”
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Michael Hawthorne Dec 12
Stellar journalism keeps happening at the , too. But we've hemorrhaged talent as grifters fleece the company.
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Robert Faturechi Dec 12
Here's a great story the did on Governor Bevin hiring his buddy for a gov't job, then giving him a highly unusual $215,000 pay raise
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Michael Hawthorne Dec 12
Stellar journalism about the opiate pandemic from the Gannett papers in Cincinnati and Louisville.
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Michael Hawthorne Dec 12
Van Gundy on the Bulls: "They want to be paid but they don't want to work."
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Southern Illinois News Guild Dec 12
Just 57 minutes into our negotiation session on Tuesday, Lee Enterprises’ attorney said “I’m done with this bullshit,” and stormed out on us. He never returned and later canceled our scheduled session for today...
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Denver Nicks Dec 12
Michael Cohen's sentencing statement apologizes to everyone except , the woman he actually harassed, bullied and threatened until she stood up and backed him into the corner he is in today.
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Laura J. Nelson 🦅 Dec 12
Replying to @laura_nelson
It's pretty grim, once you stop cringing and laughing and yelling at the circus formerly known as Tronc, to think about all the millions of dollars that the company spent on things that aren't journalism.
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Laura J. Nelson 🦅 Dec 12
Replying to @laura_nelson
Journalists are all too familiar with self-satisfied, self-dealing executives who remind us that the state of the industry requires some sacrifice -- and after all, we didn't get into this for the money. It turns out, there's plenty of money for some things. Just not for you.
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Michael Hawthorne Dec 12
At one point we thought we couldn’t have an owner more dastardly than Sam Zell.
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Dan Hinkel Dec 12
Meanwhile, many of the journalists who make the company's actual products have operated without routine raises for all of recent history.
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Bloomberg Politics Dec 12
Paul Ryan is leaving Washington with a $22 trillion legacy of debt
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Michael Hawthorne Dec 12
Replying to @dhinkel @whet
Amazing. My favorite among many job rejections is when Sheila Wolfe haughtily told me to my face I will “never work for the Chicago Tribune.” Realized after I got here that many of my colleagues had been told the same thing.
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Michael Hawthorne Dec 12
Brings to mind all of those glowing stories from national and international news organizations about Daley allegedly making Chicago the "Greenest City in the World."
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