| Jul 21, 2014
Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there.
He often remarked on his visits when talking to...
| Jun 13, 2012
Though the White House isn't saying, many expect President Barack Obama, the first lady and their two daughters to be guests of honor at Saturday's wedding of Laura Jarrett, the daughter of top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
On Tuesday, a White...
| Nov 8, 2012
For many in Chicago's Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods, Wednesday was a day to celebrate.
There would be another time to worry about the fragile economy, the loss of jobs and the escalating violence in neighborhoods farther south.
Many had stayed...
| Feb 14, 2013
In addition to speaking at a South Side high school Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to meet privately with 20 young black men there to discuss the challenges of growing up in a rough neighborhood.
White House officials asked Principal Antonio...
| 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...
| 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...