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  • In politics, Chicago takes center stage

     
    Sen. Barack Obama and Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, Friday, June 6, 2008, during an unscheduled stop at the Chicago 2016 Olympic Rally in Chicago at Daley Plaza.(Chicago Tribune photo by Heather Stone) by Amanda Erickson Chicago's taking a...
  • Second City: official White House jesters?

     
    by Chris Jones If Barack Obama wins the presidency, Second City might well find itself the quasi-official White House comedy troupe. The Obama campaign, and the Obamas themselves, have been enamored of the Chicago-based theater ever since the 2007...

    Dems convene, night 1 live-blog

     
    by Frank James 11:20 PM -- It's difficult to tell how Michelle Obama's speech played out in flyover country. She obviously has a great personal story, this South Side Chicago girl. But is it enough to overcome her earlier controversial...

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79

    Sheldon Patinkin, a giant of Chicago comedy and theater, dies at 79
    Sheldon Patinkin, a crucial figure in the development of improvisational comedy in Chicago and a mentor to generations of American and Canadian comedians, as well as aspiring theatrical directors and other theater artists, died Sunday at the age of 79,...

    Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong says 'Weekend Update' still being updated

    Interview: 'SNL' star Cecily Strong says 'Weekend Update' still being updated
    Cecily Strong says her sign-off with Colin Jost at the end of “Saturday Night Live's” “Weekend Update” is still a work in progress. Strong and former co-anchor Seth Meyers blew kisses to the audience or gave each other a fist...