| Mar 28, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city.
According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:56 PM
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.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:00 AM
In a grand ceremony in front of the future first lady, veteran Chicago teacher Harold "Jerry" Mash was lauded for tirelessly working to help his students — a stark contrast to how he was labeled in an Ohio courtroom three decades earlier.
| Jan 22, 2013
— 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...
| Sep 6, 2012
— 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"...
| Oct 17, 2012
Considering how many people eat too much and exercise too little, it's not surprising that nearly 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. But here's the asterisk: 36 million of them do not have it under control, even though most know they have...
| Nov 6, 2012
As President Obama and Mitt Romney make a last-minute push for votes, First Lady Michelle Obama can already chalk up a small victory for her campaign to fight childhood obesity.
In a semi-scientific study conducted on the front porch of a Yale University...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:45 AM
HALEIWA, Oahu - If you've vacationed in Hawaii, you know the come-hither scent of flowers, the trade winds cooling the peaks and the warmth of the southern ocean.
Now imagine growing up here, where Barack Obama was born, exposed from the first to a...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:14 PM
For Team Obama, the legendary I-4 corridor once again was a key destination during their 2012 campaign in Florida. Pres. Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their campaign surrogates made dozens of trips, rallying supporters in Orlando, Brevard,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:42 PM
In what could be her last pre-election visit to her hometown, First Lady Michelle Obama told donors at a Chicago fundraiser Thursday that a president must be driven by the plight of “all you serve,” as she encouraged supporters to engage...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:54 PM
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...