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Tribune staff reporterTameka Stokes was 19 when a pelvic disease diagnosis brought her to the exam table of Bruce Sylvester Smith, a gynecologist at Chicago's Kennedy Medical Service Corp., in May 2000. According to Stokes' allegations in state records, Smith raped her...
Tribune reporterAfter he arrived Saturday for a visit from New York City, renowned educator Geoffrey Canada saw hope in the broken blocks of Roseland and in the South Side school near where 16-year-old Derrion Albert was beaten to death less than two years ago. The...
BoystownYou've seen him photographed on our blog and dancing throughout Boystown bars, but did you know Anthony Jay hopes to be a School Psychologist and is a special education teacher all the way in Countryside?...
The mother of a teen gunned down on the city's South Side is asking for the public's help in finding those people responsible for her son's death. Lionel Pierson, 18, was shot and killed as he sat in a car near 72nd and Brooklyn on Wednesday morning....
Tags: Teen-agers, Vehicles, Crime, Law and Justice, Crimes
Chicago TribuneWhile I admit I'm not the kind of person who orders-in food, I find the results of a recent survey on the subject a little hard to swallow. Before you peek at the list below, try taking a wild guess on Chicago's most "ordered-in" food. Did you guess...
The biggest trend on the Chicago fashion scene, at the start of 2010, was to hang it up. Oak Street's world-famous boutique Ultimo, which helped launch Marc Jacobs and Peter Soronen, shut down in January after 40 years. Designer Maria Pinto, a campaign-...
Tribune staff reportersBarack Obama packed his few belongings into his newly purchased but creaky old Honda and headed west from New York into a political and social battle zone. When the raw, 23-year-old community organizer hit Chicago in early 1985, the racially charged...
Tags: Kenya, Emil Jones, Harvard University, Family, Hyde Park
Spin CycleOne of only a few documented encounters Obama had with ex-radical Bill Ayers was in 1995, when he hosted a dinner at which Hyde Park's outgoing state senator introduced Obama as her chosen successor. Today, on CNN, Obama's chief strategist......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama is "the urban president,'' a first in modern times, schooled in New York City, trained in community organization in Chicago, resident of the South Side. And now he has a director of urban affairs.......
Of The Morning CallAfter seven years of broken promises and false starts by several developers, a group of New York City investors on Tuesday bought 120 acres of former Bethlehem Steel land targeted for development as Bethlehem Works, a retail, entertainment and residential...
I have been a life long Sox fan, and their start came as a surprise to I'm sure everyone. Do you think the Sox can sustain this type of play, and why? -- Pete Everham, Bartlett I think they'll contend as long as they stay healthy. It's important for...
Tribune theater criticCertain themes are always good for a dramatic tug of war, and among them is spiritual fulfillment versus the loins. It needn't be a battle, of course. But you know how loins are. A South Side Chicago play written by a native Chicagoan, Phillip Hayes...
Tags: Comedy (genre), Michael Phillips
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