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  • Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'
    When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly. The songs of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington,...
  • Community groups pin hopes on Obama library

    Community groups pin hopes on Obama library
    In a small garden in the South Side's Washington Park neighborhood — blocks from a site proposed for the Obama presidential library — 18-year-old A.J. Jones has found solace tending organic leeks, asparagus and dinosaur kale. "I used to...
  • Strauss highlights Proms concerts in London

    Strauss highlights Proms concerts in London
    LONDON – The BBC Proms proclaims itself as the greatest classical music festival in the world and does so with the confidence of knowing it's got the artistic goods to back up its sweeping claim. With nearly 90 events vying for attention in the...
  • Those trapped in worst areas don't realize Chicago's improved safety

    Those trapped in worst areas don't realize Chicago's improved safety
    Living in a city that had 82 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicagoans could be forgiven for envying the residents of Indianapolis. Imagine living in a place where homicides have been reduced by more than half in the past two decades, where...
  • 22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover

    22 shot in Chicago over 12 hours, including girl, 11, killed at sleepover
    Shamiya Adams was sitting on a bedroom floor in her best friend's home, making s'mores after an evening of practicing a dance routine, when the shot ripped through the house in Garfield Park. The bullet crashed through the wall of the bedroom and struck...
  • Cops: Man charged after striking cop during motor vehicle stop

    Cops: Man charged after striking cop during motor vehicle stop
    A 24-year-old man is in custody after he allegedly struck a Chicago Police officer with his car during a motor vehicle stop, officials said. The incident happened at about 10 p.m. 6500 block of South Langley Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, said...
  • Youth program gets more funding

    Youth program gets more funding
    A sports-based mentoring program and a math tutoring initiative touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for turning around the lives of at-risk boys is getting an additional $10 million in federal funding. The White House announced Monday new partnerships for...
  • Offering state-sponsored retirement accounts to private-sector workers

    California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon's "second mother," his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own...
  • Clyde P. Watkins, senior partner, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt

    Clyde P. Watkins, senior partner, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt
    Clyde P. Watkins has been named senior partner of Chicago-based fundraising consulting firm Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt. Watkins has been consulting for nonprofit organizations for 20 years. An alumnus of the University of Chicago, Watkins also holds a...
  • World Music Festival Chicago to feature 62 acts

    World Music Festival Chicago to feature 62 acts
    Vieux Farka Toure (from Mali), Bombino (Niger) and Pablo Menendez & Mezcla (Cuba) will headline the 16th annual World Music Festival Chicago, running Sept. 11 through 21 in venues across the city. The festival, presented by the city’s Department...
  • Chicago schools reach out with international campuses

    Chicago schools reach out with international campuses
    Did you know there is a Northwestern University in Qatar? A University of Chicago in Singapore? A National-Louis University in Poland? American universities are exporting themselves to the world, and these Chicago schools are on the leading edge of...