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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...
  • 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...
  • Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal

    Hadiya's parents talk of ordeal
    Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton was never particularly interested in politics. She viewed the workings of Congress from afar, giving barely a passing thought to the policies being debated in Washington. Then her 15-year-old daughter, Hadiya Pendleton, was...
  • MacFarlane relaxed, confident as Oscars host

    MacFarlane relaxed, confident as Oscars host
    Any uncertainty that surrounded Seth MacFarlane's ability to host the biggest night in movies was put to rest quickly when he took the stage Sunday at the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Showing considerable poise, MacFarlane, a man best known as...
  • Mailbag: A little more of both sides is needed

    I thought last week's Mailbag very interesting.  I loved the thought about bringing back Rockin' Fig and getting information about local surfing. We are "Surf City" after all.  I also thought Charles Osterlund's letter was interesting. I do notice the...
  • 'Kennedy Center Honors' - An American TV Treasure returns

    'Kennedy Center Honors' - An American TV Treasure returns
    "The Kennedy Center Honors" is one of the nation's great TV treasures. And while this year's show is a little uneven, the high points still make it one of my favorite TV viewing experiences of the year. Maybe you have to be a little older to...
  • 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...