| Jan 21, 2013
In some ways, President Barack Obama's inauguration is a local story in Chicago.
The president's political ties to the city, the family's home in the Kenwood neighborhood and his and first lady Michelle Obama's friends and colleagues here provide the...
| Jan 21, 2013
Chicago businessman Martin Nesbitt will sit on the dais in front of the U.S. Capitol on Monday as his best friend is inaugurated president of the United States.
The two men — successful African-American leaders who share a record of high...
| Jan 28, 2013
Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming.
| May 20, 2013
| 4:16 AM
Beads of sweat dripped down Jitu Brown’s face as he addressed about 150 marchers who had gathered on Sunday afternoon outside Overton Elementary School in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.
The school at East 49th Street and South Indiana...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:01 AM
One minute Luis Galvin was opening the door to his Hyde Park apartment, the next he was lying on the floor holding his dying friend.
"I was down on the ground, I was just waiting for the rest of the shots to come," Galvin told reporters outside his...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:13 AM
There were no dignitaries or elected officials at Cornelius “Cornbread” German’s funeral.
No activists, no high-profile clergy.
Instead, dozens of teenagers dressed more for a picnic than a somber occasion crowded the pews inside...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:23 AM
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....
| Nov 24, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor 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 Little...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:23 AM
On a big week for election news, Trib Nation invited a diverse group of connectors to have lunch with us and share their view of the 2012 election.
What do they see as the campaign's narrative? More importantly, what is motivating them and the people...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:40 PM
President Barack Obama today returned to the South Side and cast an early vote near his Kenwood home.
While at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Bronzeville, Obama bantered with the election judge when he presented his ID.
"Now ignore the...
| 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...