| Feb 16, 2013
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...
| Oct 16, 2012
— President Barack Obama says he's coming back to Chicago next week to vote early, but first lady Michelle Obama already has beaten him to the ballot, mailing in her absentee vote Monday.
After @MichelleObama tweeted her news, @BarackObama...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
In the back corner of Simeon's cafeteria, at a table usually reserved for boys basketball players, Jabari Parker is talking about a couple of dark weeks he experienced over the summer, when he went from being on top of the high school basketball world...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2013
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...
| Feb 11, 2013
President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to the White House.
Obama will "talk about the gun violence that has...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:10 PM
New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs.
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
John Heilemann is national affairs editor at New York magazine and a political analyst for MSNBC. In 2010, he and Time Magazine's Mark Halperin released "Game Change," a best-selling account of the 2008 presidential campaign that this year became an Emmy-...
| Oct 22, 2012
In 2007, I was finishing a book about my husband's race for the U.S. Senate in Ohio when my editor called with some changes.
In the book, I had rattled off quite a list of all the wrongs, perceived and otherwise, visited on us during the campaign. Unfair...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Three brothers — Ezekiel, Rahm and Ari Emanuel — each went on to great career accomplishment: Zeke as a bioethicist; Ari as a powerful Hollywood talent agent; and Rahm, of course, as White House chief of staff for President Obama before...
| Feb 10, 2013
NEW YORK — What's most notable about the lineup for the fall-winter 2013 season at New York Fashion Week, which began Wednesday and includes 300-plus runway shows and presentations over eight days, is how many accessible, everyday-wear brands like...