Barack Obama

Thu, 11/03/2011
As more than 1,500 supporters of the Occupy Chicago movement prepared to march through the Loop recently, Willie J.R. Fleming, a neighborhood organizer from the South Side, grabbed a bullhorn and wedged his way to the head of the mostly white crowd. Fleming, 38, was followed by a group of blacks and Latinos he said he had brought with him “from...
Fri, 10/07/2011
A cultural anthropologist should stick inside a vault the tape of Forrest Claypool, head of the Chicago Transit Authority, addressing a sea of dark suits at the City Club of Chicago breakfast on Tuesday. Mr. Claypool offered what the French call a tour d’horizon of a decaying transit system. In 25 years, researchers can find a reality about our...
Mon, 06/27/2011
Jurors have reached a verdict on 18 of 20 counts against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich in his federal corruption retrial, and the verdict is expected in in Judge James Zagel’s courtroom after 1 p.m. today. After 10 days of deliberation, the jury has not reached a verdict on two counts, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office. The...
Tue, 04/19/2011
Despite calls for the promotion of a new police superintendent from within the department’s ranks, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel could yet do as he did in finding a new schools CEO and go far beyond the city limits for Chicago’s next top cop. The Chicago News Cooperative reported Monday that President Barack Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, is...
Sat, 04/09/2011
When Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, staunchly defended Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi recently, he seized headlines for an organization that has made little news in recent years.In an often-fiery speech on March 31 at Mosque Maryam, the group’s South Side headquarters, Mr. Farrakhan recalled the decades of friendship and...