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At their wedding reception in 1992, Barack Obama and his bride, Michelle, made their way to a table to greet three women who had taken him under their wings as a young community organizer. Loretta Augustine-Herron, one of the women in his memoir, "Dreams...
Tribune reportersWith his lawyers seeking the least-damaging end to a federal corruption investigation against him, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. maintained his silence Friday amid reports he had agreed to terms to plead guilty to misusing his campaign funds. Jackson&...
Tribune reporterFormer U.S. Rep. Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, died of natural causes at age 81 on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Washington, D.C., according to a statement from Rep. Danny Davis, who replaced Collins as...
As I light my pipe, take up my quill pen and sheepskin and once again prepare to write another volume of The Kassopedia — the repository of the world's great knowledge — I'm reminded of a snarky reader. She calls herself, "Your long...
Tribune reportersU.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the veteran Democratic congressman has been on medical leave from Congress for the past two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion. The 17-year Illinois congressman’s office declined to say...
Nation NowThe head of the National Park Service on Tuesday defended his decision to allow Occupy D.C. protesters to remain in a park near the White House in the face of congressional Republican criticism that he was "turning a blind eye" to lawbreakers....
Clout StPosted by John Chase and Jeff Coen at 4:20 p.m. The major candidates in the Chicago mayor's race are split on today's proposal that the city’s school board be elected instead of appointed by the mayor, though none of them......
The Swampby Peter Wallsten, Peter Nicholas and Richard Simon A day after saying that police "acted stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard University professor in his own home, President Obama appeared to soften his stance Thursday, spreading the blame more...
Tags: Social Issues, Crimes, Barbara Lee, Harvard University, Racism
(WGN-AM)- On Monday, World War II vet and Chicago native Carmen Miceli watched as a cab drove away with his bags and passport in back. Miceli was on the way to D-Day commemorations in Paris. With the clock running down, he needed those bags back, or a new...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersA day after saying that police "acted stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard University professor in his own home, President Obama appeared to soften his stance Thursday, spreading the blame more equally between the police and the arrested man. Obama had...
Associated PressRahm Emanuel combines political instincts, White House experience and a Chicago tough-guy attitude - traits he's likely to need as President-elect Obama's new chief of staff. His combative style as political director in the early days of the Clinton...
As the price skyrockets for an ostensibly free ticket to Barack Obama's inaugural swearing-in -- and as federal legislation to outlaw their sale looms -- questions remain about how to legally obtain the tickets. Members of the Joint Congressional...
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