| Jul 30, 2014
A fixture in Chicago's art community for more than 55 years, Ruth Horwich championed young artists and donated significant pieces to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
| Jun 20, 2012
— First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago on Tuesday for two campaign fundraisers, one with actress Jane Lynch from television's"Glee."
The lunch with the first lady and Lynch, a native of Dolton, will be held at 11 a.m. at Fulton's on the...
| Feb 9, 2013
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The funeral for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday was a celebration of her life, just as her parents had wanted. But along with those moments of joyful remembrance, there was bitter awareness of the street violence that took her away.
In the front row,...
| Jun 17, 2012
President Barack Obama, his wife, Michelle, and their daughters Malia and Sasha spent their first Saturday in Chicago together in two years attending the wedding of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett's daughter.
Walking from their home in the...
| Nov 25, 2012
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama who grew up in Chicago, visited two South Side stores Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season.
Jarrett stopped by...
| Jun 18, 2012
With the Willis Tower visible in the distance against a backdrop of clear blue sky, President Barack Obama set off for Mexico on Sunday aboard Air Force One at the conclusion of a weekend spent in his hometown with family and friends.
| Apr 10, 2013
— First lady Michelle Obama, visiting Chicago on Wednesday for a discussion with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and civic leaders on ways to combat youth violence, will stop afterward at Harper High School, whose students have often been casualties in recent...
| Jul 27, 2012
There's a high price to wish President Barack Obama a belated happy birthday in his Chicago home: $40,000.
Obama, who turns 51 on Aug. 4, will be celebrated with three "birthday" fundraisers in Chicago on Aug. 12, including one in his Kenwood home and...
| Apr 24, 2013
Timika Rutledge-German finally accepted there was only so much she could do to protect her 15-year-old son from Chicago's dangerous streets, but when he called for her help, she knew she would go.
On Monday night, her son phoned her for a ride home....
| Jun 15, 2012
President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters arrive Friday in Chicago for a weekend at their home in the Kenwood neighborhood, most likely celebrating a wedding and certainly markingFather's Day, if only briefly.
The trip is their first to the...
| Jun 16, 2012
President Barack Obama and his family landed atO'Hare International Airport on Friday and were quickly whisked off to their South Side home aboard the Marine One helicopter.
It was the first time all four — the president, his wife, Michelle, and...