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  • First lady could be Chicago kids' last hope

    First lady could be Chicago kids' last hope
    As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August. We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
  • Obama campaign plans 'watch party'

    Obama campaign plans 'watch party'
    Whoever wins the campaign for president a week from Tuesday, this election night is not likely to resemble 2008 on the streets of Chicago. Four years ago, Chicago police blanketed the streets of downtown as streams of jubilant Barack Obama supporters...
  • Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain

    Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain
    While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad. Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
  • First lady coming home to address youth violence

    First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city. According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
  • Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'

    Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'
    Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel. “I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...
  • Election night plans are a question mark for many Obama supporters

    Election night plans are a question mark for many Obama supporters
    While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is planning a private party in McCormick Place for supporters on election night, plans for a smattering of open gatherings are beginning to emerge in the final days of the presidential race. An...
  • Interview: 'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' stars buy, sell and raise hell

    Interview: 'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' stars buy, sell and raise hell
    Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up. And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
  • Interview: Michelle Beadle gears up for Chicago half marathon

    Interview: Michelle Beadle gears up for Chicago half marathon
    Michelle Beadle has yet to have a testy, hard-to-watch interview with a celebrity in her first year as a correspondent for NBC's "Access Hollywood." She prepared herself for the worst before speaking to actor Russell Crowe and then the "Queen of Pop,"...
  • Printers Row exclusive: 2013 C2E2 poster revealed

    Printers Row exclusive: 2013 C2E2 poster revealed
    Superman flies across the Chicago skyline in this year's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo poster. The artist is Tony Daniel, a Chicagoan. "I really wanted to showcase that famous skyline as much as the hero, " said Daniel, who recently joined the...
  • National Restaurant Association show: Samples, swag draw thousands

    National Restaurant Association show: Samples, swag draw thousands
    The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show (or as convention-goers say, "No, not that NRA ...") is the yearly confab of food and hospitality professionals at McCormick Place that began Saturday and ends Tuesday. As national...
  • First lady Michelle Obama announces new fitness initiative in Chicago, where obesity is high

     First lady Michelle Obama announces new fitness initiative in Chicago, where obesity is high
    First lady Michelle Obama rolled out her latest health and fitness initiative in Chicago on Thursday, just as city heath officials released new data showing 1 in 4 of the city's public school students are obese. The "Let's Move! Active Schools"...