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Short of stature but huge in talent, Chicago tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin was known around the world as the “Little Giant.” He ranked among the greatest tenor men produced by this city — or any other — and his death in France...
Tags: University of Chicago
Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
Epic, Half-Realized, Wildly Swirling Thoughts on Obama, Poverty, Politics, Guns, Chicago, Being a White Guy, the Secret Service, and Little Old Lady LaughsPresident Barack Hussein Obama came to Chicago last Friday to give a speech at Hyde Park Academy on the South Side, and I went to write about it. Technically, this was my third time seeing the president speak live after making it to election night...
Hours after her sister heard President Barack Obama speak against gun violence in Chicago, Janay McFarlane stepped out of a north suburban convenience store and was shot in the head by a 21-year-old gunman, prosecutors said. As they unveiled murder...
Tags: Chicago Mayor, Shootings, Barack Obama, Justice System, Lawyers
Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall. With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
Public League coaches were so upset at the way last year's map was drawn that they threatened to boycott the tournament and create their own instead. That talk died down quickly and isn't likely to be rekindled, but the problem hasn't gone away. The...
Tags: Nazareth, Morgan Park
Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama who grew up in Chicago, visited two South Side stores Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide effort to support small businesses during the holiday shopping season. Jarrett stopped by...
President Barack Obama will come to Chicago on Friday and talk about guns, heeding the calls from crime-ridden communities to make the city a priority in his national anti-violence agenda. But young African-American men, those most likely to be hit by...
In addition to speaking at a South Side high school Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to meet privately with 20 young black men there to discuss the challenges of growing up in a rough neighborhood. White House officials asked Principal Antonio...
Tribune reporterMembers of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s family said this morning they are struggling in the aftermath of Jackson being charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. "We felt the impact of this court," said Jonathan Jackson today outside the Rainbow PUSH...
Hours after Destini Warren, 14, attended President Barack Obama's speech that focused on gun violence Friday, her family learned of a tragic irony. Destini's sister, Janay McFarlane, 18, was the victim of the very thing the president condemned at Hyde...
Tags: Barack Obama, North Chicago
When I sat down with 18-year-old seniors Vontate Stewart and James Adams at Hyde Park Academy on the day before their meeting with President Barack Obama, they were excited about the visit, but rather reserved. Sure, they felt fortunate that as...
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