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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...
No high school in America did more to shape the sound of jazz than a magnificent edifice at 49th Street and Wabash Avenue, on the South Side of Chicago. Singer-pianist Nat "King" Cole, master vocalist Johnny Hartman, piano whiz Dorothy Donegan and...
By Chicago Public Schools' own reckoning, about a quarter of its elementary schools and more than 40 percent of its high schools are failing, according to internal documents obtained by the Tribune. Each year, district officials score each school based...
Tribune reportersOne minute Luis Galvin was opening the door to his Hyde Park apartment, the next he was lying on the floor holding his dying friend. "I was down on the ground, I was just waiting for the rest of the shots to come," Galvin told reporters outside his...
Tribune reportersCraig Huffman comes to the private-equity world with a multifaceted set of credentials: two master's degrees from the University of Chicago, stints in the non-profit world, and a stretch as a rehabber of distressed properties. Now Huffman is ready to...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel is targeting nine hard-hit neighborhoods in Chicago's latest effort to stem the tide of home foreclosures and, as with many recent announcements, the mayor is counting on private investment to make his plans work. The "Micro-Market...
WGN NewsNational Spa Week October 10-16 For more information about participating Chicago area spas: www.spaweek.com The spas featured on today's show: Appease, Inc. Mobile Spa www.sppease2you.com Brennan Massage & Spa 3700 Grand Boulevard Brookfield www....
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Tribune reporterOpponents of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close half of the city's mental health clinics protested outside his office for about 10 hours Tuesday, finally leaving around 10:30 p.m. but vowing to continue their fight to keep the clinics open. The...
When top Chicago chefs visited a Northwest Side lunchroom this fall and found bags of Tostitos with ground meat as the main course, their first instinct was to roll up their sleeves and start cooking. Within a month, the group of chefs — who call...
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