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Michelle Obama

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  • Our inaugural coverage

    Our inaugural coverage
    In some ways, President Barack Obama's inauguration is a local story in Chicago. The president's political ties to the city, the family's home in the Kenwood neighborhood and his and first lady Michelle Obama's friends and colleagues here provide the...
  • Democratic blue for Michelle Obama

    Democratic blue for Michelle Obama
    The American fashion industry held its breath on Inauguration Day for a series of Big Reveals. Word came quickly that the navy check coat and dress Michelle Obama wore to the morning prayer service at St. John's Episcopal Church was from American...
  • Hope, solemn resolve and a chilly January day

    Hope, solemn resolve and a chilly January day
    — A chilly wind picked up just about the time Barack Obama walked onto the inaugural platform Monday, and the bright day shifted. From my spot way back on the lawn outside the U.S. Capitol — close enough to see shapes and colors, too far...
  • Durbin praises Obama's speech as 'beautiful'

    — Monday was a momentous day for President Barack Obama — and not a bad one as well for the president's friend, longtime ally and fellow Illinois Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin. The Senate's No. 2 leader joined Obama at an early morning church...
  • Where the first lady's fashion leads

    Where the first lady's fashion leads
    No critic could find fault with how first lady Michelle Obama looked in her ruby-colored Jason Wu gown and freshly cropped bangs at the inauguration balls. She radiated warmth and sophistication, and the red velvet and chiffon halter-top design...
  • Besides gun issue, Obama to tout 'ladders of opportunity' in Chicago

    — President Barack Obama plans to talk about helping struggling families make their way into the middle class during a trip to the Chicago area Friday, when he also will touch on the wide-ranging approach he thinks the country should take to...
  • New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Bibhu Mohapatra

    New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Bibhu Mohapatra
    NEW YORK -- Indian American designer Bibhu Mohapatra, who launched his collection in 2008 after stints at Halston and J. Mendel, is yet another emerging talent trying to build on the momentum of dressing First Lady Michelle Obama. And deservedly so,...
  • Obama intensifies focus on gun violence

     Obama intensifies focus on gun violence
    President Barack Obama returned to Chicago for a few hours Friday to address the high-profile gun violence that continues to plague his hometown and suggested the solution is not only more gun laws, but community intervention and economic opportunity in...
  • Slain teen's mom speaks out for gun control

    Slain teen's mom speaks out for gun control
    The mother of a murdered Chicago teenager whose death became the focus of the ongoing debate about gun control and gun violence on Chicago's streets is appearing in a video public service announcement asking Congress to work for "common sense" reform of...
  • Michelle Obama returning to promote children's obesity prevention campaign

     Michelle Obama returning to promote children's obesity prevention campaign
    First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago next week as part of a nationwide tour to promote her children's obesity prevention campaign and reveal plans to increase physical activity at schools. When the tour stops in the city on Feb. 28, Obama...
  • Adela Cepeda carved her own path to success

    Adela Cepeda carved her own path to success
    Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming. Cepeda, an...