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  • Rahm Emanuel makes debut as Obama surrogate in Iowa

    Rahm Emanuel makes debut as Obama surrogate in Iowa
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will argue that President Obama has governed based on his principles, not politics, as he steps onto his highest-profile stage as a surrogate for his former boss. Emanuel will speak to Iowa Democrats at the annual Jefferson...
  • Durbin, Quinn turn up pressure on prison sale

    Durbin, Quinn turn up pressure on prison sale
    Democrats Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinnsent letters Friday urging veteran a Republican congressman from Virginia to lift his opposition to the federal purchase of the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois. Durbin urged Rep. Frank Wolf to...
  • Quinn, Durbin irked with Va. lawmaker over prison sale rejection

    Quinn, Durbin irked with Va. lawmaker over prison sale rejection
    Veteran Virginia Republican Rep. Frank Wolf’s rejection of the Justice Department’s latest bid to purchase the unused Thomson prison in western Illinois has drawn the ire of two leading Illinois Democratswho accused the congressman of...
  • Archive: Filed under "H" for "Hippies"

    Archive: Filed under "H" for "Hippies"
    Black-and-white photos from the Sentinel’s archives are stored in category folders, carefully labeled and filed alphabetically in sections for People and Subjects. Many of the photos are decades old and almost none are from the last 10 years since...
  • Q&A: Rodriguez, star of the documentary 'Searching for Sugar Man'

    Q&A: Rodriguez, star of the documentary 'Searching for Sugar Man'
    Spoiler alert: Little-known, critically acclaimed early 1970s folk singer Rodriguez is not, contrary to popular belief, dead. Yet, as chronicled in the Sundance award-winning film “Searching for Sugar Man,” that’s what many fans in...
  • Rosemont Inc.

    Rosemont Inc.
    With every cab ride to and from a Chicago airport, 25 cents of the fare goes to a tiny suburb renowned for insider dealing and outsize clout. Those coins add up to millions a year for the suburb — Rosemont — and help fuel a political...
  • 'Steve Martin: The Television Stuff'

    The "wild and crazy" comedy icon made many home-screen appearances before focusing his creative efforts elsewhere, and this set compiles a number of examples, including specials he made for NBC and HBO ... one of them devoted exclusively to parodies of...
  • Dance review: 'Dance in the USA' has hits and misses

    The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster. However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...
  • Durbin introduces Obama, faces choice about own political future

    Durbin introduces Obama, faces choice about own political future
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dick Durbin introduced Barack Obama to the country at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when the future president was a neophyte candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did it again four years later when Obama won the...
  • What would Neva Boyd think?

    What would Neva Boyd think?
    In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games. Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
  • Phil Ramone, record producer to stars, dead at 79

    Phil Ramone, record producer to stars, dead at 79
    Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with A-list artists including Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most respected figures in the music industry, died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Billboard...