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  • Lupe Fiasco a voice of reason amid the violence

    Lupe Fiasco a voice of reason amid the violence
    For Lupe Fiasco, it was in some ways a heartbreaking year. In an interview last summer with MTV he broke down as he watched a 2006 video of himself and friends in his old West Side neighborhood, the laughter and easy camaraderie undercut by the realization that a number of those acquaintances were now dead, victims of gang violence.
  • Alderman touts endorsements over rapper

    South Side Ald. Willie Cochran announced endorsements from labor and business organizations today as he tries to win re-election in the 20th Ward over rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith. Read more at Clout Street

    Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested

    Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested
    Voter turnout for Chicago's aldermanic runoffs appeared to come in at less than 25 percent, though some wards on the North and Northwest Sides saw heavier turnout, officials say. Complaints were also low, though a candidate in the 16th Ward was charged...

    Community asked to speak out against crime

    During a community meeting tonight at the South Side YMCA, Chicago police officers pleaded with young people to find safe activities and to cooperate with criminal investigations. The meeting kicked off the police Grand Crossing District's campaign to...

    Future of Music Summit: More chaos ahead for artists

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At the intersection where Capitol Hill policy, technological innovation and musical creativity meet, tensions spilled over at the two-day Future of Music Summit while government officials washed their hands of the mounting chaos....