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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest

    Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest
    Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district. “I’m very...
  • Gutierrez praises Obama, blasts Romney on immigration

    — U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez used his turn on the Democratic National Convention stage Wednesday to hail President Barack Obama's support for immigration reform and blasted Republican nominee Mitt Romney as someone who wants to turn into "nightmares"...
  • Obama in town to raise funds and sleep 'in my own bed tonight'

    Obama in town to raise funds and sleep 'in my own bed tonight'
    President Barack Obama is in Chicago for three fundraisers tonight, and plans to sleep in his own bed for the first time in a long while. About 350 people were in the Chicago Cultural Center ballroom at 78 W. Washington St. for the first event, where...
  • 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,...
  • President raises funds, sleeps in own bed and strolls neighborhood

    President raises funds, sleeps in own bed and strolls neighborhood
    After raising millions at three fundraisers Friday night, President Barack Obama woke up in his own bed this morning and walked in his Kenwood neighborhood before going back to Washington. A little before noon Obama walked about four blocks to the home...
  • Obamas in town, and likely atop list

    Obamas in town, and likely atop list
    Though the White House isn't saying, many expect President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two daughters to be guests of honor at Saturday's wedding of Laura Jarrett, the daughter of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. On Tuesday, a White...
  • SBA regional director finds comfort in finance

    SBA regional director finds comfort in finance
    Marianne Markowitz strolls through a hallway at the regional headquarters of the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Loop, not pausing to glance at the two official portraits, one of President Barack Obama, that are the only decor on a yawning...