| Sep 5, 2011
| 5:45 AM
"Soul Train," the televised house that Don Cornelius built on a bedrock of soul, funk and ahead-of-their time dance moves, will celebrate its 40th anniversary today with a free concert at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Chicago soul greats Jerry...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
| May 19, 2009
(WGN-AM)- Cook County's sales tax increase will stand after commissioners failed to muster enough votes to make their repeal stick.
Only 11 commissioners voted to override Stroger on Tuesday. Four others voted to uphold Stroger's veto and two voted...
| May 6, 2008
If asked to name the recording artist whose music came closest to serving as a soundtrack for the civil rights movement in the 1960s, most pop fans would probably think of James Brown, Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan.
But a new DVD makes a strong case that...
| Oct 23, 2009
| 1:14 PM
On Wednesday, the Tribune featured reports updating two of its major watchdog projects this year -- "Clout Goes to College," which exposed the University of Illinois admissions scandal, and "Compromised Care," which reported that elderly and disabled...
| Feb 1, 1996
Sometime Thursday morning, a bus is scheduled to pull into the sprawling youth prison at St. Charles and deposit Illinois' youngest inmates: the two boys who dropped 5-year-old Eric Morse to his death from a 14th-floor window.
After walking down a narrow...