| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:20 PM
President Barack Obama will not be serving as the Grand Marshal of the Bud Billiken "Back to School" parade.
Several Chicago media outlets previously reported that Obama would be attending the parade. However, sources say Obama cannot attend the parade...
| Nov 13, 2012
FedEx Corp. is the total package as far as employers go, Regina Jamison says.
Many workers, like Jamison, come to the publicly traded shipping company for its reputation on pay and benefits — FedEx is known for offering full benefits to part-time...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:22 PM
More than a month after the Obama campaign said the president could not lead the Bud Billiken parade and picnic, event organizers and the White House said that Obama deputy assistant Michael Strautmanis would instead serve as grand marshal of Saturday's...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Thousands of people turned out today for the Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, an annual celebration of youth and education to mark the upcoming school year.
On a beautiful summer day, the parade stepped off about 10 a.m. near Oakwood Boulevard and King...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Kids These Days open their self-released debut album, “Traphouse Rock,” with the sound of several radio stations cutting in and out between static.
It comes off as a brief tongue-in-cheek commentary on the Chicago septet’s style-...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 8:39 PM
The annual Bud Billiken Parade today signaled the coming end of summer with a new mayor and the same spirit that has brought music, food and old-fashioned politicking to Bronzeville for 82 years.
The parade, meant to get kids ready for school, was Rahm...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 6:48 PM
| Aug 22, 2008
In this periodic series, the Tribune examines the nation’s enduring struggles over race.
For most of Jesse Jackson's life, his trademark declaration — "I am somebody!" — has been self-evident.
But not so much anymore. The rise of...
| Jun 27, 2008
Upscale dining, Isaac Hayes singing in Washington Park, new art galleries and front-row seats to the Bud Billiken parade are just some of the amenities available to residents in historic Bronzeville on the city's South Side.
Besides being in close...
| Dec 31, 2007
It's a chilly Friday evening in mid-December, and the staff of Sensual Steps is bracing for an onslaught -- the holiday Midnight Madness sale, when everything from glittery sandals to stiletto boots is 50 percent off.
Bronzeville boutique owner Nicole...