I had a very long moment of déjà vu when I saw the front page of yesterday’s Trib with a giant article (including giant photo) about a new West Side campus for Chicago State University.
Memo to the Trib: Splashing a two-month-old clip job on the front page under a “Tribune Watchdog” hammer is a less than compelling advertisement of your investigative chops.
Save for a hop and skip through meeting minutes from 18 months ago (kudos for finding those on CSU’s site, by the way), the Trib’s article presents nothing new. Worse, it's got no news hook. The $40 million for a West Side CSU was fresh in mid-July when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a massive capital bill that included the funds. Yesterday, not so fresh.
Perhaps the frisky canines at the Trib would be better served by finding their own stories instead of rehashing ours. Until then, feel free to check us out any time you're wondering what the Trib will be investigating in November.