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Michelle Obama's Ancestors: The Great Migration

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.02.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

This is the second in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The introduction can be found here: Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Chicago Beginni...

Dogs Against Luxury Taxes And Some Unfortunate Double-Booking

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Schedules are getting tighter for the candidates as the election draws near. As we all start making our election night plans, (11 more days!) there is...

The Countdown: Bikes, Numbers, And The Forum Fracas

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The citywide elections draw nigh, friends, and candidates are packing in as much campaigning as they can in these final days. So much so, in fact, tha...

Will Candidates Skip LGBT Forum For Defender Debate?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: LGBT Change reports that the forum is still on, and several candidates re-committed to attending before the Defender forum. Watch it live here...

Chicago Defender Moving Back To Bronzeville

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Defender has announced it is leaving its Michigan Avenue offices, where it has been for the past three years, and returning to its South S...

Building Skills Now is Our Best Hope for the Future

Cheryle Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Cheryle Jackson

Last week, the Chicago Urban League hosted a job fair at our Bronzeville offices in partnership with the Chicago Transit Authority to fill 300 part-time positions. More than 1,000 people showed up.

Obama's Replacement: Chicago Defender Endorses Jackson Jr.

Chicago Defender | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

America will soon elect a new president. If that new president is Barack Obama, and we sincerely hope that it is, Illinois will need to quickly fill o...