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Tuesday To Remember Phil Krone

Chicago Daily Observer 31 August 2010 No Comment

This from Phil Krone six months ago

I’d like to do a variation on Tuesdays with Morrie (Tuesdays with Phil) which you will only have to pay me $5 a throw, self serving as it is, since I figure if I could entice Mr. Hickey into sending me $25 voluntarily, I have to have some pull.

A tough negotiator, Phil leveraged his his support from Pat Hickey to try and boost his commissions with the Chicago Daily Observer to 19th century level.  However, there really was no price to put on the type of profession that Phil Krone practiced.  Phil Krone performed a participatory version of journalism that put him into all kinds of situations, many of which he described in his Tuesday columns here at CDOBs.

A trip to Denmark to lobby for the Olympics?  Here it is.  Lebanon for some fact finding (and fun), right here.  Phil did not so much write as a third person analysis, as a first person performer, right in the heart of the issues.  Phil’s journalism was well done, interesting, off-the-beaten-track, and even courageous.  Phil died last Sunday, after cheerfully winning every battle with health issues for many years.  He will be missed here at CDOBs.

The Chicago Daily Observer has asked many of Phil’s friends to share their remembrances of Phil Krone here today, Tuesday with Phil Krone.  We will be posting all day and saluting one of the defining leaders in Chicago Media and Politics, Phil Krone.

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