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Haki Madhubuti met the late, great poet Gwendolyn Brooks in 1967 in a South Side church where she was teaching poetry writing to members of the Blackstone Rangers street gang. Back then, Madhubuti was a young, published poet who wasn't in a gang, just...
Chicago State University is throwing its hat in the ring of contenders seeking to house President Barack Obama's official library, school representatives said Tuesday. Former state Senate President Emil Jones, who was a mentor to Obama during his...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago State University board of trustees said this morning it supports President Wayne Watson, who earlier this year was on the verge of taking a yearlong sabbatical as the board started making plans for replacing him. Instead, the current board,...
Change of SubjectEvidently not. The Chronicle of HIgher Education has posted a list of the top 100 salaries of public-university presidents (by total compensation package: Graham B. Spanier Pennsylvania State University at University Park $2,906,721 (1st) Jay Gogue Auburn...
Tribune reporterIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn appointed two new members to a previously half-vacant Chicago State University Board of Trustees on Monday. With four of the eight seats open since the end of March, the newly appointed members will replace former Vice Chairwoman...
Tribune reportersA Far South Side man was in a gangway just steps from his home early Saturday when he was shot to death in an apparent robbery attempt while walking toward the ride scheduled to take him to a dialysis appointment. Neighbors, family members and the...
Mike Biscan and Patty Ryan recently returned to their home in Lincoln Park from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico — it's a trip they take every year for Valentine's Day, and they did what they have done every time they visit: After checking into their hotel,...
Tribune reportersPolice are investigating the death of a woman who fell from an SUV that kept on traveling down the Bishop Ford Expressway this morning, eluding officers for five miles until it crashed on an exit ramp at 127th Street in Alsip, authorities said. The...
Barbara Byrd-Bennett still remembers how often her daughter, Nailah, quoted coaches of every sport growing up in New York. Nowadays, Byrd-Bennett frequently hears similar reverence repeated from her twin grandsons, who just started playing football....
For all of Simeon's victories on the basketball court, the program's most famous story is one of loss. The 1984 shooting death of Ben Wilson, a Simeon forward then considered by many to be the best high school basketball player in the country, resonated...
Tribune reportersSimeon principal Sheldon House told the Tribune on Friday that access to a game between the Wolverines and Julian at the high school was limited and that the media was not allowed inside the gym. House said he made that decision in light of what...
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