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  • First lady coming home to address youth violence

    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...
  • 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...
  • '70s abuse case comes back to sting award-winning teacher

    '70s abuse case comes back to sting award-winning teacher
    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. On that...
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart disease, strokes and death

    Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart disease, strokes and death
    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...
  • Halloween experiment shows Michelle Obama's health campaign works

    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...
  • The making of a president: Barack Obama's Hawaii

    The making of a president: Barack Obama's Hawaii
    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...
  • Photos: Obama's road to reelection through Central Florida

    Photos: Obama's road to reelection through Central Florida
    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,...
  • Michelle Obama raises funds in home town

    Michelle Obama raises funds in home town
    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...
  • 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...