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  • First Family starts weekend at Chicago home with a stroll

    First Family starts weekend at Chicago home with a stroll
    President Barack Obama and his family started their weekend in Chicago by walking from their Kenwood home to spend time with some neighbors. On Saturday they are expected to attend the wedding of the daughter of their friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett....
  • Obamas walk to neighborhood wedding

    Obamas walk to neighborhood wedding
    The first family walked over to a wedding in their hometown neighborhood tonight.President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 11, are here for their first trip to the city as a foursome in two years. While the White...
  • Obama off to Mexico after weekend visit

    Obama off to Mexico after weekend visit
    President Barack Obama left his house in the city's Kenwood neighborhood at about 6 p.m and headed to O'Hare International Airport. As his motorcade left, neighbors and others lined parts of the street, waving goodbye and snapping photos.  Ten minutes...
  • Jarrett holds two events in Md.

    Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett is holding two events in Maryland today -- one tied directly to President Barack Obama's campaign for reelection and the other a policy forum at Morgan State University focused on African Americans. Jarrett, a...
  • Obama advisor tours Chicago stores on Small Business Saturday

    Obama advisor tours Chicago stores on Small Business Saturday
    Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama who grew up in Chicago, visited two South Side stores Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season. Jarrett stopped by Little...
  • Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend

    Executive Profile: Martin Nesbitt, the first friend
    Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States. The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
  • Inaugural books

    Inaugural books
    There's been no shortage of books about President Barack Obama. Even before he became president, he had written an autobiography and had at least one biography written about him. Since his inauguration four years ago, though, the market has exploded...
  • 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,...