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Democratic National Convention (1968)

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  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
  • Take Five: Hello, Mrs. Malaprop, Wherever You Are

    Writers love words just like chefs love food.  We spend hours tinkering with verbs, nouns and adjectives within all types of techniques and combinations to keep the eyes of our readers glued to the copy we create. We infuse our writing with clever,...
  • Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary

    Emanuel admits he erred on describing G8, NATO parade rules as temporary
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he erred last month when he said tighter protest rules and higher fines for thwarting police would be temporary measures designed just for a pair of spring meetings of international leaders in Chicago."I misspoke, and I...
  • G-8, NATO summits are just latest call to public service for former Daley chief of staff

    G-8, NATO summits are just latest call to public service for former Daley chief of staff
    Organizing the G-8 and NATO summits is like preparing for a hurricane. You can't entirely control the outcome, and any violence could be catastrophic for the city, the mayor and the president. Leslie Fox, the first person selected to run the May 19-21...
  • Opening the books on holiday gifts for readers

    In these tough economic times, books offer a great return on a gift-giver's investment. Relatively inexpensive, they provide hours of enjoyment for the recipient — if you make the right choice. Never fear: the Book Bag is here to help. Lovers of...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Davis, Dick Anthony Williams, Ric Waite

    PASSINGS: Michael Davis, Dick Anthony Williams, Ric Waite
    Michael Davis Bassist for rock band MC5 Michael Davis, 68, the bassist of influential late 1960s rock band MC5, died Friday of liver failure at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., said his wife, Angela Davis. The Motor City Five, later known as MC5,...
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
  • G-8 is pulled from Chicago — but NATO, security concerns and global spotlight stay

    G-8 is pulled from Chicago — but NATO, security concerns and global spotlight stay
    Chicago's star turn on the world stage was cut in half Monday after President Barack Obama made a surprise shift of the May G-8 international summit from his hometown to Camp David. The full complement of downtown security concerns remains however....
  • Chicago to host NATO, G-8 in 2012

    Chicago will play host to world leaders next spring during NATO and G-8 summits, giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel an opportunity to shine in the international spotlight but also a chance to stumble if the inevitable protests aren’t handled well. The new...
  • 175 Chicago protesters arrested after being told to leave Grant Park

    175 Chicago protesters arrested after being told to leave Grant Park
    Chicago police arrested about 175 Occupy Chicago protestors in Congress Plaza just after 1 a.m. Sunday, about 90 minutes after police issued their first warning that the group was violating municipal code. Police completed the last arrests and cleared...
  • Occupy Chicago arrests are seen as a trial run for international summits to come next year

    Occupy Chicago arrests are seen as a trial run for international summits to come next year
    With two international summits coming to Chicago in just seven months, the city got a chance to conduct a trial run early Sunday in arresting a large group of protesters without it escalating into violence. Throughout Saturday evening, police remained in...