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  • Obamas trying to keep life normal as girls grow up 'before our very eyes'

    Obamas trying to keep life normal as girls grow up 'before our very eyes'
    WASHINGTON — When her father's second term as president is up, Malia Obama will be 18 and entering adulthood. She and her younger sister, Sasha, will have spent their formative years in the White House, a place their parents have attempted to...
  • Emanuel: Teachers strike 'not necessary'

    Emanuel: Teachers strike 'not necessary'
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he didn't want to "set expectations" about whether Chicago teachers will strike next week, but he did say a walkout is "not necessary." “I believe if everybody stays at the table and works through...
  • Romney to return to Chicago area for speech, fundraisers

    Romney to return to Chicago area for speech, fundraisers
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will return to the Chicago area for the second time this summer to pitch the need to restore manufacturing jobs in Elk Grove Village and to raise campaign cash at two downtown fundraisers. Romney, the...
  • Billiken Parade celebrates youth, education

    Billiken Parade celebrates youth, education
    Thousands of people turned out today for the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, an annual celebration of youth and education to mark the upcoming school year. On a beautiful summer day, the parade stepped off about 10 a.m. near Oakwood Boulevard and King...
  • President in Chicago for fundraisers

    President in Chicago for fundraisers
    President Barack Obama arrived in Chicago this afternoon and is spending the night at home before a schedule of fundraising events set for Sunday. Air Force One landed at O'Hare a little after 2:15 p.m. and by about 2:35 p.m. the president was being...
  • Blagojevich: 'It's not what I meant'

    Blagojevich: 'It's not what I meant'
    As he weighed whether to name a friend of Barack Obama's to the U.S. Senate, Rod Blagojevich also talked repeatedly on government wiretaps in November 2008 about a number of possibilities he might leverage through the opportunity. At his corruption trial...
  • Hard time looking likely for ex-Gov. Blagojevich

    Hard time looking likely for ex-Gov. Blagojevich
    Two things were clear Tuesday by the close of the first day of Rod Blagojevich's sentencing hearing: The former governor was likely going to be hit with a stiff sentence, and his legal team had abandoned its early hope of him avoiding prison altogether....
  • Obamas visit Chicago together

    Obamas visit Chicago together
    President Barack Obama and his family landed atO'Hare International Airport on Friday and were quickly whisked off to their South Side home aboard the Marine One helicopter. It was the first time all four — the president, his wife, Michelle, and...
  • Who says you can't go home again?

    Who says you can't go home again?
    President Barack Obama delighted in the prospect of sleeping in his own bed Friday night, after his Kenwood neighborhood was securely tucked in by the police and Secret Service. Obama arrived in Chicago about 4:30 p.m. for three campaign fundraisers,...
  • Tough day for Blagojevich defense

    Tough day for Blagojevich defense
    After suffering through scores of sustained objections and several lectures Monday from the judge at Rod Blagojevich's retrial, the former governor's defense team saw their day go from bad to worse after the jury left the courtroom for the day. The...
  • Emanuel described as shakedown target

    Emanuel described as shakedown target
    Testimony in Rod Blagojevich's corruption retrial Thursday concluded with talk of how the former governor tried to squeeze his old political pal, Rahm Emanuel. It was a coincidence that speaks volumes about Blagojevich's fall from grace. Not long after...