The best newspaper I read in Chicago. It has the best writers - Richard Roeper, Roger Ebert, Rick Telander, Mark Brown, Esther Cepeda, Cathleen Falsani, and Neil Steinberg - even though I disagreed a lot with him - are all excellent. It always appeared to be a bit more grounded in Chicago issues than the Trib, and its writers took more chances. It also had humor relief with QT and Quick Hits. However, the daily comic strips are weak - no Dilbert, Get Fuzzy, or Pearls and Swine - and why they let Jay Mariotti write there for so long is beyond me, especially taking into account the staff's general "good riddance" reactions when he left.