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The Swampby Christi Parsons Valerie Jarrett, a prominent Chicago business and political figure and influential member of Barack Obama's inner circle, is poised to play a crucial role in the White House as a public liaison and senior aide to the......
The Swampby Christi Parsons and John McCormick A prominent Chicago lawyer who was one of Barack Obama's top fundraisers will be appointed to run the Office of Public Liaison for the White House, the Tribune has learned. The formal appointment of......
Tags: Barack Obama, Aon PLC, Politics, Corporate Crime, Legal Services
The Swampby John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is interested in potentially returning to Chicago someday to reclaim the congressional seat he held until a month ago, a candidate running to replace him said Sunday.......
Herschella Conyers is an attorney who, along with several judges, recently invited a bunch of people to the University of Chicago to talk about violence and the growing number of teens getting entangled in the criminal justice system. Typically, these...
Tags: Barack Obama, Judges, Politics, Health, Juvenile Delinquency
A moving man knocked on Jacqueline Pratt's row house door Tuesday to see if she was ready to leave the ghost town. "I'm not rushing you," the mover said, and that was good because even though this week is the exit deadline, she wasn't ready. Outside 904...
Human nature frequently disproves theories. Conventional wisdom, for example, says that open office space plans with workers grouped like cattle encourage creativity and collaboration. But study after study shows that people are more inventive, productive...
Tags: Rentals, Politics, Poverty, Public Housing, Rental Service
About eight years ago, Sam Rea planned to take his father to see the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He thought the trip would be an opportunity to honor his dad, but also a chance to bond and get answers to questions he'd always wanted...
Tags: Germany, Explosions, Emergency Incidents, Human Interest, YMCA
Renters' use of housing choice vouchers, more commonly known as Section 8 vouchers, long has worried communities that the arrival of voucher-holding tenants in a neighborhood will lead to crime and, eventually, lower property values. That's not true,...
Jonathan Fine was walking through the old housing project looking for the right words. Georgian art deco fusion? Georgian eclectic with art deco thrown in? Colonial Revival? Whatever the right words are, they're not ones typically associated with...
Your Other 8 HoursWe've got problems. Our economy has stagnated; unemployment is high; we have an almost inconceivable amount of national debt; and our elected officials are fighting among themselves. What we need are some good solutions. What's to blame for this mess?...
So Rep. Jeff Landry is running for re-election and the Times Picayune’s constitutionally-hapless doyenne has a deadline for her editorial, mix the two and voila! Say hello to Stephanie Grace’s, graceless embrace1 of President Obama’s...
Does a bank have to pay maintenance fees on a property in foreclosure? Is there any reason a condominium community shouldn't accept Section 8 tenants? These are questions from Sun Sentinel readers. And we have answers with help from South Florida...
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