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KTLA NewsFOUNTAIN'S 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON opens with the WEST COAST PREMIERE of "THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL" in celebration of Black History Month . The Ballad of Emmett Till - Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, Ifa Bayeza's lyrical integration of...
The Theater LoopTHEATER REVIEW: "The Good Negro" ★★½ Through June 6 at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.; Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; Tickets: $25-$71 at 312-443-3800 and www.goodmantheatre.org. With Corrine (Karen Aldridge) and James (Billy Eugene...
With the election of an African-American president, some people thought this country had suddenly become "post-racial." Well, hardly. A new book quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as saying that America was ready for a president like Barack Obama...
Tags: FBI, Entertainment, Malcolm X, Illegal Immigrants, Walt Disney
On a recent sweltering day, the Aquatic Park in Alsip was packed with kids and adults splashing in the pool and soaking up the sun. The inviting oasis, which includes the outdoor pool, mushroom fountain for youngsters, playground and tanning hill, is...
(WGN-AM)- The four cemetery employees charged in the alleged scheme to dig up bodies and illegally resell their grave sites have been moved into a special section of Cook County Jail to avoid serious injury from other inmates, Sheriff Tom Dart said this...
(WGN-AM)- Four people have been charged after authorities discovered that dozens of bodies had been dug up at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip and the grave sites illegally resold. Each was charged with one count of dismembering a human body, a...
Tags: FBI, Employees, Texas, Career and Workplace, Cook County
(WGN-AM)- It wasn't until early Friday morning that Simeon Wright, the cousin of civil rights icon Emmett Till, learned that his relative's former casket had been tossed aside, neglected and rusted in a back storage room at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip....
(WGN-AM)- Officials at Burr Oak Cemetery planned to sell plots to people wishing to be buried near the casket of Emmett Till and his family for up to $22,000, authorities said. During the investigation into Burr Oak, officials discovered fliers in an...
Conner PrairieConner Prairie Interactive History Park, Indiana's only Smithsonian affiliate, has announced the 2009 Spirit of the Prairie Award recipients. Following past tradition of honoring distinguished individuals with Indiana ties, Hoosier Heritage honorees...
Culture MonsterWhile visiting relatives in rural Mississippi in the summer of 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till, a bright-eyed African American youth from Chicago, was abducted, tortured and killed – all for the “crime” of allegedly whistling at a white woman. That...
Graduations are held at Miss Porter's School and Ethel Walker. Avon officials trim their budget. And Simsbury cops find a roasting chicken along roadway with a pipe bomb stuffed inside. Here is a round-up of some of the news stories from Farmington...
Legal eagles, criminals and victims Salvatore "Bill" Bonanno, 75; oldest son of the late New York crime boss Joe Bonanno and author of a book about growing up in a Mafia family (Jan. 1) Christian Brando, 49; son of acting legend Marlon Brando who was...
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