| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 1:49 PM
WASHINGTON — With Hurricane Sandy threatening the East Coast, first lady Michelle Obama planned to spend tonight in her native Chicago, campaign Monday in Iowa and return to her hometown Monday night, an aide said.
The details of her plans while in...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 6:11 AM
The two men charged in the the shooting death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton are due in court today for a preliminary hearing.
18-year-old Michaeil Ward and 20-year-old Kenneth Williams have been held without bond since their arrest on first...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:00 PM
WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama plans to attend Saturday’s funeral in Chicago for 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was fatally shot last week about a mile from the Obama family’s Kenwood home
Pendleton, an honor student and band...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Election Day has arrived, and President Barack Obama has returned to Chicago for what he hopes will be a victory celebration tonight.
After watching the results come in, the president is expected to address supporters tonight at a McCormick Place rally....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:53 PM
President Obama's supporters are savoring his re-election Wednesday.
The president won another four years at the White House after he defeated Mitt Romney on Tuesday. Obama won at least 303 Electoral College votes; 33 more than was needed
| Nov 8, 2012
The elections did little to wipe away the deep challenges and frictions facing the nation, and if there was a morning-after metaphor that crystallized that reality it might have been this:
Chicago awoke Wednesday to a pair of economic jolts, one...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:55 PM
The walkout staged by Chicago Public Schools teachers this week had a ripple effect on thousands of children throughout the city. Among them are the high school students who work for The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s teen publication and journalism...