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  • Senate poll: Giannoulias, Kirk neck and neck

    Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk are wounded rivals running neck and neck for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. After a bruising summer of controversies, both major party...
  • What to watch for on election day 2011

    What to watch for on election day 2011
    The Big One is still 52 weeks away, but the results from a host of local elections today may offer fresh clues about the state of play in politics just as the presidential nominating process is set to begin. At stake on this "off-year" general election...
  • Rapt in Palin's presence

    Rapt in Palin's presence
    When officials at Lubbock Christian School were pondering who should headline their annual benefit dinner for the 350-student institution in northwest Texas, someone suggested inviting Sarah Palin. "We all laughed and said, 'That's impossible,' "...
  • Albertina Walker dies at 81; Grammy-winning 'Queen of Gospel'

    Albertina Walker dies at 81; Grammy-winning 'Queen of Gospel'
    Albertina Walker, the Grammy-winning vocalist known around the world as the "Queen of Gospel" who helped launch some of the biggest names in traditional gospel through her vocal ensemble the Caravans, has died. She was 81. Walker died of respiratory...
  • Fred Shuttlesworth dies at 89; hard-charging civil rights figure

    The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a blunt-talking preacher who braved beatings, bombings and fire-hosings to push Birmingham, Ala., to the forefront of the civil rights movement and advanced the historic fight with a confrontational strategy that often...
  • Jerry Ragovoy dies at 80; songwriter had hits with Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin

    Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade. He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
  • Almena Lomax dies at 95; civil rights activist launched Los Angeles Tribune newspaper

    Almena Lomax dies at 95; civil rights activist launched Los Angeles Tribune newspaper
    Almena Lomax, a journalist and civil rights activist who launched the Los Angeles Tribune, a feisty weekly newspaper that served the African American community in the 1940s and '50s, died March 25 in Pasadena. She was 95. Her death came after a short...
  • Harold Legaux dies at 61; co-owner of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant in L.A.

    Harold Legaux dies at 61; co-owner of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant in L.A.
    Harold Legaux, the longtime co-owner and operator of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant, a Los Angeles landmark founded by his parents more than four decades ago, has died. He was 61. Legaux died of pancreatic cancer Monday at his home in Palm Springs,...
  • PASSINGS: Ronald W. Walters, Kathleen Fetzer, Jill Jackson

    PASSINGS: Ronald W. Walters, Kathleen Fetzer, Jill Jackson
    Ronald W. Walters Scholar, author and political analyst Ronald W. Walters, 72, a longtime political analyst and scholar at Howard University and the University of Maryland who was a leading expert on race and politics, died Sept. 10 at a hospital in...
  • From the archive: A mother's heartbreak

    In the front window of a modest brick two-flat on Chicago's West Side hangs a handmade sign with fading pictures of a smiling 15-year-old Yasmin Acree that says "we miss u." The honor student and kind of girl who made her bed every morning and hung out...
  • PASSINGS: James McClure, Richard Lee Atkins, Juaneita Marie Veron, Frank Bare, Jack D. Forbes, Necmettin Erbakan

    PASSINGS: James McClure, Richard Lee Atkins, Juaneita Marie Veron, Frank Bare, Jack D. Forbes, Necmettin Erbakan
    James McClure Longtime U.S. senator from Idaho Former U.S. Sen. James McClure, 86, a conservative Republican who spent 24 years in Congress representing Idaho and while chairman of the Energy Committee fought to keep Idaho's wilderness areas...