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After School Matters

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  • Trice: Teaching kids the power of dance

    Trice: Teaching kids the power of dance
    When Pierre Lockett was growing up in 1960s Mobile, Ala., the only African-American he'd ever seen dance professionally was a black guy who had performed with the June Taylor Dancers on national television.
  • Best lifeguard candidates can juggle risk and responsibility

    Best lifeguard candidates can juggle risk and responsibility After Chicago's seemingly endless winter, the weather is finally heating up, and thousands of local residents are heading to swimming pools and Lake Michigan to cool off. And as all those...

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...

    George Lucas, wife give $25 million for Chicago kids' art center

    George Lucas and his wife, Chicago investment fund chief Mellody Hobson, are giving $25 million to build a deluxe arts center for a private grade school and high school on the University of Chicago’s campus -- to be named for Gordon Parks, the...

    George Lucas, Mellody Hobson donate $25 million to Maggie Daley after school group

    George Lucas, Mellody Hobson donate $25 million to Maggie Daley after school group
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas was on hand to Wednesday to announce a $25 million contribution he and wife Mellody Hobson are making to After School Matters, a children’s program originally launched by the late Maggie Daley. The money will mainly...