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  • 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...
  • Obama assistant to step in as Bud Billiken grand marshal

    Obama assistant to step in as Bud Billiken grand marshal
    More than a month after the Obama campaign said the president could not lead the Bud Billiken parade and picnic, event organizers and the White House said that Obama deputy assistant Michael Strautmanis would instead serve as grand marshal of Saturday's...
  • 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...
  • Obama: GOP economic plan 'trickle-down fairy dust'

    Obama: GOP economic plan 'trickle-down fairy dust'
    President Barack Obama criticized the newly minted Republican team of Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan during a series of hometown fundraisers Sunday, accusing the pair of trying to sell an economic plan of "trickle-down fairy dust" that doesn't work....
  • Bowman stepping down as head of CPS' early childhood program

    Bowman stepping down as head of CPS' early childhood program
    Barbara Bowman, chief of Chicago Public Schools'early childhood program and mother of White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, is stepping down from the district. At the Chicago Board of Education's monthly meeting Wednesday, Bowman, 83, was read a...
  • Will Penny Pritzker become the next U.S. commerce secretary?

    Will Penny Pritzker become the next U.S. commerce secretary?
    In late 2009, President Barack Obama appeared on "60 Minutes" and said "fat-cat bankers" were smothering his efforts to craft new rules for Wall Street. As soon as the reforms cleared Congress six months later, the president's top advisers launched a...
  • Michelle Obama to attend funeral for Hadiya Pendleton

    Michelle Obama to attend funeral for Hadiya Pendleton
    WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama plans to attend Saturday’s funeral in Chicago for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was fatally shot last week about a mile from the Obama family’s Kenwood home Pendleton, an honor student and band...
  • First lady to attend slain girl's funeral

    First lady to attend slain girl's funeral
    The first lady, governor and mayor will attend Hadiya Pendleton's funeral Saturday, but the family of the slain teenager is determined to hold a service that looks past politics and celebrates the life of a 15-year-old girl lost to Chicago street...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'

    Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'
    Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends. Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence

     Hadiya Pendleton funeral: Joyous memories, bitter facts about gun violence
    The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away. In the front row,...