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My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

Chicago Bulls' Nazr Mohammed Spearheads 2nd Annual Fundraiser for Chicago Youth

Erica Watson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago
Erica Watson

Sadly, my aspirations of dancing on the United Center floor did not happen for me. But for one young kid from Hyde Park, his dream to play for the Chicago Bulls became a reality.

D.C. Cherry Blossoms Heading Into Peak Bloom Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.21.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- D.C.'s cherry blossoms will be in full floral form this week after weeks of above-normal temperatures and plenty of anticipation of when...

Race: Are We Over It? Event Offers Lively Discussion About Segregation, Race Relations In Chicago And Beyond

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Diana Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit When Barack Obama was elected, many people wanted to shout "racism no longer exists!" from...

Home Of The Obamas' Chicago Neighbors For Sale

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Yearning to get closer to President Obama? A rare opportunity just opened up. The home next door to Barack and Michelle Obama in Kenwood's mansion di...

Food, Retail Deserts Cause South Siders To Spend Billions In Other Areas

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

South Side of Chicago residents are forced to spend billions of dollars each year outside of their communities. There are few restaurants or retail sh...

An Obama Boom in Hyde Park?

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

It will take a lot more than the impulse spending of a presidential entourage to provide the housing, transit, jobs, and retail amenities that are needed in the President-elect's own back yard.

Judge Mugged Near Obama's Home

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The night before Election Day, a Cook County judge was mugged just blocks from Barack Obama's home in the Kenwood neighborhood. Judge Eileen Brewer, ...

Real Estate Spotlight On Obama's Neighborhood

Sara Bonert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sara Bonert

Among all the negative news you have heard about the real estate market lately, home values have actually increased in Kenwood by 13.7% over the last year, with the average home in the neighborhood having a value of approximately $320,000.

Neighbors Debate U. of C. Expansion Into Washington Park

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The University of Chicago's foray into the Washington Park neighborhood is being met with a mix of skepticism and anticipation. For decades, Washingto...

Security Increased At Obama's Home

Chicago Tribune | Deanese Williams-Harris and Steve Schmadeke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the U.S. Secret Service steps up security for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, parking restrictions in the area around his South Side...