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Diary and Reflections of a Courageous Candidate for Congress

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

How exciting it is to be around for this moment in history. I was fortunate enough to serve with the first African American president of the USA, Barack Obama, and the woman most likely to be the first female President of the USA, Hillary Clinton.

Sacred Space in an Unlikely Place

Phil Shepherd | Posted 07.07.2014 | Taste
Phil Shepherd

On what I like to call my "free days," I do essentially anything I want... within reason, of course (insert evil grin here). But honestly, the crazies...

LOOK: 'Transformers 4' Turned Uptown Into A Texas Town

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 08.29.2013 | Chicago

After the "Transformers 4" crew spent much of the weekend torching cars, blowing up buildings and flying helicopters under bridges downtown, the produ...

Windy City Street Style: Winter Neutrals (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 04.15.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

From Uptown to Lakeview and Wicker Park to the Loop, check out some looks across Chicago's neighborhoods that take neutral colors to bold new levels.

The Voices of Occupy's March Against the Millionaires

Daniel Medina | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Daniel Medina


Chicago BYOB Rokito's Mexican Streetside Kitchen: Don't Party With Dry Meat

Serena Dai | Posted 11.21.2011 | Chicago
Serena Dai

One review touted Rokito's chic interior as a symbol of an up-and-coming Uptown gastronomic scene. Shame on them -- dry, grainy pork and oily chips do not contribute to anyone's "scene."

Will Guzzardi

Five Votes Apart, Two Candidates Exchange Barbs In The 46th | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

As elections go, the race for the 46th Ward aldermanic seat this February couldn’t have been much closer. Molly Phelan pulled in 2,727 votes; James ...

A Music District In Uptown? Emanuel Is Thinking About It

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"You have the Riv [Riviera Theatre], you have the Aragon. ... We have a downtown theater district. Should there be an Uptown music district, given our...

Ugandan Woman's Future Uncertain, Despite Winning Asylum

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a Catholic church in Uptown, Regina Othola prays. She prays for courage. She prays for hope. And sometimes, Othola, 30, prays to forget....

Meet Mr. Thrift: Former Reporter Opens Uptown Thrift Shop

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nate Miller can't pinpoint the moment he knew his newspaper career was over -- it might have been the overnight shift he worked in his underwear; he's...

Tour Time in Harlem!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

New restaurants like the discretely-posh, delicious 5 & Diamond abound in today's Uptown. But the Cotton Club of Lena Horne, the Savoy Ballroom, Lafayette Theatre, Small's Paradise are gone.

Uptown Alderman Helen Shiller: 'I Am Not In Hiding'

CBS 2 | Jim Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Where is Helen Shiller? That's what people in Uptown have been asking for weeks, demanding answers and help from the 46th Ward alderman. As their conc...

Uptown Residents Demand Action After Gang Violence Erupts In Streets (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED Uptown residents are furious over escalating neighborhood violence and what they perceive as their alderman's ambivalence to it. Fed up afte...

Walking Manhattan -- Rules for the Road

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephen C. Rose

If you follow these rules, your chances of getting there are about as good as if you risked some other mode of ambulation.

City Referendums: Hyde Park Enacts Booze Ban, Lakefront Development Halted

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voters in Uptown, Edgewater and Hyde Park approved advisory referendums dealing with housing and development issues by landslide margins yesterday. I...

Lakefront Living In Uptown: Condos Under $200,000

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ne Corner! Wrap Around New Windows With Expansive Linc Park Views! Just-renovated With An All New Open Prairie-style Kitchen With Cherry Wood Cabinets...