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(WGN-AM)- The Chicago Police Department has spent at least $2.2 million to secure President Barack Obama's Kenwood residence since he was elected in November, according to documents released Monday by the city. The department will be reimbursed by the...
(WGN-AM)- The grandson of former Chicago Defender publisher John Sengstacke was convicted of a felony weapons charge today after he was caught with a handgun last fall outside the South Side home of President Barack Obama. Omhari L. Sengstacke, 31, of...
Tags: WGN, Barack Obama, Chicago Tribune, Crimes, Punishment
Staff reporterGentrification in Chicago is not a new phenomenon; many experts would argue that it is a part of the natual life cycle of urban communities. However, the recent development boom in Chicago has affected many traditionally run-down neighborhoods,...
Special to the TribuneFirst-time buyers David and Jennifer Waxberg considered a single-family house. After shopping different new-home developments and various housing styles, though, they bought a rowhouse at The Plaza on New York in Aurora for three reasons, says David....
Tribune correspondentsBarack Obama won the presidency Tuesday, the first African-American to claim the highest office in the land, an improbable candidate fulfilling a once-impossible dream. A nation that in living memory struggled violently over racial equality will have...
Tags: Slavery, Tom Daschle, Family, Elections, Chicago Jobs
Chicago Tribune reporterTropical birds chirping. Children playing baseball and soccer in Kenwood Community Park. Students rushing off to Kenwood Academy High School. Such are the sights and sounds on a recent stroll through the Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side....
Tribune staff reporterBobby Franks, 14, was heading home for supper in the South Side neighborhood of Kenwood. But only a block and a half away from his dinner table, little Bobby simply disappeared. The boy had vanished into a car rented under a phony name by two...
Tribune staff reportersAs Chicago locales with ties to Barack Obama rapidly become tourist attractions, the president-elect has lost access to one of his regular haunts: his favorite South Side barbershop. Until Tuesday afternoon, Obama usually got his hair cut at the Hyde...
Tribune reportersBarack Obama won election to the Illinois Senate in 1996 with no help from Richard Daley. The Chicago mayor offered no assistance to Obama in 2000 when he ran unsuccessfully for Congress. Most of Daley's friends, family and associates backed a different...
Tribune staff reporterIt was the heart of Chicago's "Black Metropolis," a commercial swath of black-owned businesses that thrived on the South Side between World War I and World War II. To some, Cottage Grove Avenue's mix of black insurance brokers, butchers and shop owners...
Tribune restaurant criticWhere is Chicago's next hot restaurant zone? We've already seen the Miracle on Randolph Street, West Division's dining surge, the South Loop's gradual buildup. What's next? Would you believe ... Hyde Park? Don't scoff. Or, go ahead and scoff. No one saw...
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