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Craig Walker

Craig is the editor and publisher of the Chicago Journal and the founder of Challenge Media. A lifelong resident of the Chicago area, you can learn more on his personal site at walkercraig.com.

Bulls

Griffin wins game at OT buzzer, Hawks hold off Bulls 123-122

DeMar DeRozan sank three free throws with 0.5 seconds remaining in overtime to finish with 33 points as it appeared the Bulls had the game wrapped up. But Griffin took sideline alley-oop pass from Jalen Johnson and scored on a turnaround jumper with Derrick Jones Jr. defending for the win.

Griffin wins game at OT buzzer, Hawks hold off Bulls 123-122
Bulls

Poole scores 30 points with seven 3s off bench, Warriors win

Nikola Vucevic had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who were coming off a 132-113 loss at Phoenix on Wednesday and dropped their third in four games.

Poole scores 30 points with seven 3s off bench, Warriors win
Business

Chicago Fed names ex-Obama adviser Goolsbee as next leader

Goolsbee, 53, an economics professor at the University of Chicago who is a frequent commentator in opinion columns and television appearances, will succeed Charles Evans on Jan. 9. Evans is retiring after 15 years as head of the Chicago Fed after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65.

Chicago Fed names ex-Obama adviser Goolsbee as next leader
Cubs

Marlins hit back-to-back homers, Luzardo beats Cubs 3-0

Jesús Luzardo allowed one hit over seven innings for his first win since April, and Jacob Stallings and Peyton Burdick hit back-to-back home runs as the Miami Marlins beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.

Marlins hit back-to-back homers, Luzardo beats Cubs 3-0
Opinion & Comment

Comment: Police pursuit of Garfield Park murder suspects abruptly terminated

A 56-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon near the intersection of California and Flournoy in the Garfield Park neighborhood and the police pursuit of the suspected murderers was abruptly terminated as officers closed in. Craig has some brief thoughts.

Comment: Police pursuit of Garfield Park murder suspects abruptly terminated
Opinion & Comment

Comment: Neil Steinberg said what?

Neil Steinberg published a column in the Chicago Sun-Times last week that had everyone talking and Craig just couldn't help himself.

Comment: Neil Steinberg said what?
Opinion & Comment

Comment: My Old Fashioned Guy

Everyone in Chicago has a guy for something and, after a brief break, in Craig's first column back he wanted to write about his Old Fashioned guy.

Comment: My Old Fashioned Guy
Opinion & Comment

Comment: Understanding the thick context around the Mayor's diction

He's been hard on the mayor but she's never been soft and he knows she can take it as good as she gives it. Craig offers a surprising defense of Lori Lightfoot and does his best to help non-Chicagoans better understand the thick context around the mayor's diction.

Comment: Understanding the thick context around the Mayor's diction
Podcast

Chicago Journal Podcast: Madigan's Magical Mystery Machine

On this episode of the podcast, Craig's talking about what everyone's talking about and revisits something he wrote about Mike Madigan back in the summer of 2020. He also talks a little...or a lot...about Lori Lightfoot's latest quotes.

Chicago Journal Podcast: Madigan's Magical Mystery Machine
Opinion & Comment

Comment: The Who did the Huh with the What now?

In every big city in the world, and the little ones, too, every so often there comes a simple story that, at first, seems relatively inconsequential until one thing leads to another and you're wide eyed and thinking to yourself, "the Who did the Huh with the What now?"

Comment: The Who did the Huh with the What now?