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Reissue Roundup 2: Box Sets by Donny Hathaway, Ry Cooder, Stephen Stills, Van Morrison, Yes and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Though the masses might only remember the late Donny Hathaway as Roberta Flack's soulful partner on "The Closer I Get To You," "You've Got A Friend" and "Where Is The Love," the box set Never My Love: The Anthology makes the case that this previous Gospel singer also was one of the great voices of R&B.

CPS Gets a Lesson in Social Justice

Matt Farmer | Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The suits who run Chicago Public Schools never would have tried the stunts they recently pulled at Chicago's Social Justice High School had it been a largely white, middle-class school on the city's Northwest Side.

Chicago Can't Wait, Mayor Emanuel: Residents Unveil City Hall Exhibit on Human Costs of Deadly Coal-Fired Plants

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Calling for an end to the deadly and costly pollution from the Fisk and Crawford plants on the west side of Chicago, neighborhood families supporters posted photos of their affected children, elderly and businesses at City Hall.

Hymns, Harrows, Harvests & More: Chatting with John Hiatt, Gillian Welch and Umphrey's McGee's Joel Cummins

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.02.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

John Hiatt's new album Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns kicks off with a pretty universally themed song, "Damn This Town." It's true, no matter what town you grow up in, every kid can't wait to get out of it.

Green Power or White Privilege?

Cali Slaughter | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

The struggle against Fisk and Crawford power plants has been ongoing for decades. Today the issue has effectively perked the ears of politicians. How influenced were they by the rapid gentrification of Pilsen?

Conservative Neighbors Oppose Historic Little Village Gay Bar

Gaper's Block | Shipping Included | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The stretch of 26th Street that makes the heart of Chicago's Little Village neighborhood is vibrant on a Friday night. The smell of taco stands is war...

WATCH: Rahm Emanuel Gets Egged In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel has been traveling to different parts of the city in recent weeks, meeting residents and talking about his mayoral plans. Today, he was i...

Chicago Weekend Events: Beer, Big Bucks And Cool Films

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's Friday, it's October and it's gorgeous outside. If your weekend schedule isn't already jam-packed, allow HuffPost Chicago to give you some tips. ...

Michelle Obama Talks Chicago in Mexico

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

First Lady Michelle Obama is in Mexico this week to launch an international agenda that's about inspiring young people around the world to become civi...

"Get A Job": A Playlist To Employ The Mind of Senator Jim Bunning

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Wild

I hear that it's really, really cold in Washington. No, I'm not talking about the temperature outside, but rather inside the soul of Senator Jim Bunning.

"Nice Work If You Can Get It": My Playlist for a Musical Jobs Summit

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Obama's job summit was a sincere attempt to bring together great minds to help ease what has become a national crisis. My musical jobs summit -- not so much.

Dispelling the Hispanic Chicago Pilsen Myth: We're - GASP! - Everywhere

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Pilsen has its charms and all, but I've never lived there, gone to school there or spent much time there, like the overwhelming majority of the approximately 800,000 Chicago Latinos.

U.S. Attorney Defends Little Village Gang Raid

Chicago Public Radio | Tony Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald is defending his office against criticism that he targets minority communities in Chicago. Federal prosecutors annou...

21 Charged In Alleged Little Village Fake ID Ring

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Coen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A day after federal authorities announced a broad sweep that resulted in the arrest of dozens of immigrants here illegally, prosecutors said 21 peopl...

Parents at the Heart of Chicago Environmental Justice Group

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

What kind of world will we leave behind for our children? What can we as parents do to ensure our children do not suffer the health effects of dangerous air quality and industry and government negligence?

An Olympic Protest

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years environmental advocates have been trying to get the coal-burning power plants in Pilsen and Little Village to close down or clean up, citing...

Biker's Paradise: Some Streets Will Bar Cars In October

Chicago Sun-Times | Mary Wisniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Imagine a block party that goes on for miles. That's how advocates see "Sunday Parkways," which will shut off a network of inner-city boulevards to c...