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  • 40 years of 'Soul Train' celebrated with free Millennium Park concert

    40 years of 'Soul Train' celebrated with free Millennium Park concert
    "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...
  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    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...
  • Commissioners Fail to Override Stroger's Veto

    Commissioners Fail to Override Stroger's Veto
    (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...
  • Mayfields music fueled an era

    Mayfield’s music fueled an era
    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...
  • Catch up on Tribune watchdog reporting

    Catch up on Tribune watchdog reporting
    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...
  • Kid killers set to begin prison life

    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...