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Special to the TribuneWhen Jason Baker sized up his housing options, he found himself wincing at the thought of tossing rent money down the drain. That was all the motivation the 29-year-old single needed to purchase a one-bedroom, one-bath condo at Grand Bend at Greenbay,...
Tags: South Loop, Jason Baker, McCormick Place, Indiana, Homes
There was little controversy earlier this year when Sen. Barack Obama endorsed Mayor Richard Daley over two black opponents for a sixth term, lending his star power to an inevitable rout. But Obama's record of local endorsements -- one measure of how...
Tags: Music Theater, Crimes, Family, Elections, Government
The results of Tuesday's primaries brought a renewed and vigorous debate about the Latino vote and the "Latino gap" for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). States such as California, Illinois, New York, Arizona and New Mexico have very large Latino electorates...
Tags: New Jersey, Racism, Tom Bradley, California, Minority Groups
Tribune staff reporterAfter being a vagabond in its own city for more than a decade, the Chicago Public Library on this date settled into a permanent home, a 10-story, classically styled building that cost $144 million and was billed, in true Chicago fashion, as the largest...
Times columnist Gregory Rodriguez and University of Washington political scientist Matt Barreto step out to combat comments by Clinton staffer Sergio Bendixen about Latino voters not being overly friendly toward black candidates. They are wrong,...
Tribune reporterAt Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's South Side, where President-elect Barack Obama embraced Christianity, the pastor and congregation rejoiced Sunday and shouted, "Yes, we did!" Hundreds of worshipers packed into the sanctuary for a joyous...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHe managed to burnish a reformer's reputation while swimming in the muddy waters of special-interest- infested state politics. He worked on a nice-guy image while practicing the hardball and brawling tactics of Chicago-style politics. Now, promoting...
Tags: Antoin Rezko, Arts and Culture, Elections, Government, Values
Tribune senior correspondentWe sure don't like our wrinkles! After the on anti-aging goos, readers want to join the conversation. Thanks for your suggestions on other things to try (or reject). In the interest of all of us who want to remain young, here you go: Anna Gunter Kaplan,...
Tribune ReportersSPRINGFIELD — Coming after deposed and dysfunctional Rod Blagojevich, Gov. Pat Quinn is hoping to connect with an exhausted public by casting himself as an earnest reformer eager to start righting the ship of state. "Early to bed, early to rise,...
Tags: Corrupt Practices, Crimes, Georgetown, Elections, Government
WGN News ReporterPornographic images online have long provided moral and ethical debate. But here's a new twist: what happens when those images are being viewed in a public place...like the library? As shocking as it sounds, library patrons are using public library...
Tags: Danny Davis, Adults, Arts and Culture, WGN, Libraries
Tribune staff reportersSen. Barack Obama calls himself a strong defender of abortion rights, and the presidential contender quickly condemned the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a ban on a controversial late-term procedure. The decision, he feared, "will embolden...
Chicago TribuneOther black politicians had run for the office of Chicago mayor before. In fact, even Harold Washington had. Most of those past campaigns had been quixotic, symbolic, and, in the end, futile. But things were different in 1983. Black community leaders and...
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