| Jan 5, 2010
| 9:33 PM
A man who police said had a romantic relationship with a longtime director of an East Hollywood theater has been arrested in connection with his murder, Los Angeles police officials said today. Jose Fructuoso, 25, of Los Angeles is being......
| Jan 17, 2010
With the election of an African-American president, some people thought this country had suddenly become "post-racial." Well, hardly. A new book quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as saying that America was ready for a president like Barack Obama...
| Jun 2, 2010
This crumbling Delta town, set amid cotton fields, abandoned railroad tracks and cypress-studded bayous, is a hard place.
So hard that the plaintive sound of a local musician drawing a knife blade across the strings of his guitar gave birth to the...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 12:02 PM
Simeon Wright was only 12 when his teenage cousin, Emmett Till, was kidnapped from Wright's Mississippi home on August 28, 1955. A witness to the events leading up to and following that dreadful night, Wright saw his cousin's violent murder become a...
| Feb 24, 2010
FOUNTAIN'S 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON opens with the WEST COAST PREMIERE of "THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL" in celebration of Black History Month . The Ballad of Emmett Till - Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, Ifa Bayeza's lyrical integration of...
| Apr 24, 2011
Emmylou Harris is trailed by a ragtag parade of eager dogs when she answers a knock at the door of the comfortable two-story home on a fenceless parcel a few miles from downtown Nashville, where she lives with her 89-year-old mother, Eugenia.
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:22 PM
"Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till"
By Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd Lawrence Hill Books, 144 pages, $19.95
In the summer of 1955, when Simeon Wright was 12, nothing excited him more than the coming arrival...
| Jul 30, 2010
On a recent sweltering day, the Aquatic Park in Alsip was packed with kids and adults splashing in the pool and soaking up the sun.
The inviting oasis, which includes the outdoor pool, mushroom fountain for youngsters, playground and tanning hill, is...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 5:37 PM
The former director of historic Burr Oak Cemetery was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for her role in a macabre scheme reselling occupied burial plots and dumping their first human remains in a hidden field.
Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, pled...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:00 PM
“The Help” marks the third Emma Stone movie released in four weeks, following “Friends with Benefits” and “Crazy Stupid Love.” Isn’t she worried about, uh, Stone-verkill?
“Stone-verkill! Yes! Coined a word,...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 1:05 AM
1861: Union forces attacked two Confederate forts on the North Carolina Outer Banks. The Confederates surrendered the next day, giving the Union its first notable victory of the Civil War.
1955: Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago, was abducted...