Greetings from Chicago

image from R Stanek’s site at flickr.com/creativecommons

Chicago has had more than its share of national news datelines lately, thanks to Barack Obama, Rod Blagojevich, and Arne Duncan. But I won’t be covering any of that. For the next few days, I’ll be taking a break from the news and spending time with my family and friends while trying to stay warm in this beautiful, snowy tundra where I grew up.

It was a balmy 30 degrees today — it “warmed up to freezing,” as my dad put it — but that won’t last for long!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • A Fan

    Merry Christmas, Katy. Thank you for your reporting.

  • John

    I just read something interesting about Chicago:


    It is reportedly the most racially segregated city in these United States, probably a lot different than growing up in a more segregated place like Oakland.

    Merry Christmas & New Years Katy.

  • Nancy

    How about giving us the lowdown on how to start a branch of the Caucus of Rank and File teachers here in Oakland?