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[29 May 2011 | 15 Comments | ]

Thomas F. Roeser, our Founder and Editorial Board Chairman has died today.

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Our deepest sympathies to the Roeser family.
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[10 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

From the Associated Press
David Salzer Broder was born in Chicago Heights, Ill., in 1929. He graduated from the University of Chicago and served in the Army from 1951 to 1953 before beginning his journalism career at the Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph. He worked for Congressional Quarterly and The Washington Star before joining The New York Times.
A fast-rising Times reporter, Broder surprised colleagues in 1966 by leaving after only 18 months. The paper’s often bureaucratic ways frustrated him. At an editor’s suggestion, he spelled out his grievances in a lengthy memo that …

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[7 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

A great priest…in fact a priest’s priest….was buried yesterday—Father L. Dudley Day—perhaps the holiest man I ever met and a fighter, too. An Augustinian, he was pastor of Saint Rita’s and because he annoyed the chancery, then ruled by John Cardinal Cody, he was dethroned willfully, cynically and cruelly because among other things he had the temerity to speak out against the archdiocese sharing the proceeds of the Crusade of Mercy whose monies were also directed to pro-abort and contraception activities…so that when the archdiocese shilled …

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[7 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

I always enjoyed Phil Krone’s columns. My personal enjoyment and amusement were a given whether or not I concurred with Krone’s political sentiments. Sometimes, I did not support the candidates and positions that Phil endorsed.

During the recent 2010 primary election, I was working with a candidate who was obliged to spend a considerable amount of time and energy defending the sufficiency of her nominating petitions. The petition contained more than enough valid petition sheets properly signed by registered voters to guarantee the candidate a position on the primary ballot, but …

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[1 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
Samuel Johnson
Phil Krone is missed. He was the last of the Gentleman Liberal Patriots. Phil Krone invited debate, drank in opposing ideas and courteously offered thoughtful rebuttal without ever raising the volume, let alone insulting his combatant.

My political beliefs differed from Mr. Krone, though we both registered and tended to vote as Democrats.
Phil was an ideological Keynesian Liberal -like John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul Simon and the great Paul Douglas, with just a pinch of Henry Wallace.
I adhere to the …

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[31 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Phil called or emailed me around twice a day for the last 2 years or so.  When something prevented him from calling, I tended to breathe a bit easier, as Phil Krone was a real challenge in a conversation, but still would look at my phone when it rang late at night, to see if Krone was calling from Syria or London or Denmark or even the West Side with some jolly tale.   I will share three stories about Phil Krone, that start to describe his personality.  He had …

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[31 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]

I’ve known Phil Krone for nearly five decades, through which we began as political allies, became opponents, occasionally found common cause but remained good humored friends through it all, right up to the end.
He was never a man to underestimate himself—or me, fortunately, though our personalities were dramatically different. As different as our politics once Phil abandoned the reform coalition of independent Democrats and liberal Republicans that fought the old Daley Machine from the mid-60s onward.

He was around doing his thing in a successful campaign to elect Richard Ogilvie as …

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[31 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Loyalty and the desire to help his friends are two of the qualities that best define Phil Krone. I’ve known Phil since I was a child. He was a friend of my father’s and always eager to lend his thoughts and ideas to him. After my father died, Phil was there for me, helping me navigate the many trials that lay ahead. I’d never know when Phil would call. Sometimes it would be in the wee hours of the morning as he traveled around the world. What I knew was …

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[31 Aug 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 …

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[26 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Philip S. Krone, 1941-2010, has died.  Phil was a regular correspondent for the Chicago Daily Observer, among other publications.  He recently began a series of columns titled “Tuesdays with Phil” for the Chicago Daily Observer, and was a candidate for US Senate in New York.

Tribune Obituary Here
Phil’s Chicago Daily Observer columns here
Our condolences to the Krone and Powell family.  Full obituary to follow.