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WASHINGTON — Two years after Mark Sanford left the South Carolina governor’s office tarred by an adultery scandal, he has completed an unlikely political comeback to win a special congressional election. Sanford defeated Democratic neophyte...
A new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows that, halfway through his first term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's overall disapproval rating is up 11 percentage points over a year ago. Four in 10 Chicago voters — and nearly half of the city's African-American voters...
A recent article in the real estate section of MSN.com, written by Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes Magazine, was titled “America’s Most Miserable Cities of 2013.” The article ranked American cities based on metrics that included violent...
Chicago Tribune reporterWhen Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers brought their historic roadshow to Chicago a few weeks into the 1947 season, a record crowd of 46,572 people crammed into Wrigley Field, and 20,000 more stood outside wishing they could get in. After the game,...
For RedEyeCharles Barkley has it right: Watching the first couple rounds of the NCAA tournament before the switch to a new format wasn’t great. "We all take it for granted now but the tournament used to suck [on TV]," Barkley told SI. "It used to be: Why...
Five years ago, the greatest trio in the history of gospel music – the Barrett Sisters – told me they had one last wish: That someone would make a documentary film about their lives and careers. That film, a moving evocation of their...
Tags: Howard Reich, Music, Smithfield, Movies, Aretha Franklin
I got a clue even before my column ran this week that its subject — what "Negro" means these days — might make some folks uncomfortable. I'd pulled up to the valet stand at the Hilton and waited while the young man fumbled through the...
Change of SubjectBy Jessica Reynolds I attended the Chicago Teachers Union rally and march yesterday — as an objective spectator — along with the new editorial board intern David Uberti. Those of you who have read the Tribune's editorials on CPS closings......
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century. But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
There was plenty to grouse about in the first round of the Los Angeles mayor's race. Instead of real discussion of the city's issues, the candidates offered evasive cliches. A deluge of debates reduced almost every serious policy position to a sound bite....
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela’s new interim president, Nicolas Maduro, gave a clear sign Friday night that he will use political capital left by the late President Hugo Chavez to win election in his own right. In his acceptance speech to the...
Tags: Government, Hugo Chavez, Venezuela, Elections, Heads of State
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