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  • Jesse Owens' name restored to South Side school

    Jesse Owens' name restored to South Side school
    The Chicago school board Wednesday agreed to restore the name of track star Jesse Owens to a South Side elementary school. The name was removed when the district closed 47 elementary schools this summer. While Jesse Owens Community Academy in the West...
  • School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name

    School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name
    A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month, officials said Wednesday. Chicago...
  • Scrappy alderman looks back with pride

    Scrappy alderman looks back with pride
    Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, first elected to represent his Northwest Side ward in 1975, is an unabashed believer in political patronage and charismatic leader of one of the city's most powerful Democratic organizations — an operation he hopes to...
  • Jesse Owens family objects to proposed closing of Jesse Owens Community Academy

     
    Story. Jesse Owens was a great and inspirational figure and a wonderful namesake for a school, but sentiment like this should not be part of the debate over school closings. Maybe one of the newly combined schools could drop its......
  • Champion

     
    Between the blog and my column, I've written several times about poet/playwright/composer/educator Edwin Romond of Wind Gap. I'm no poetry expert, but his themes and his words have touched me, over and over. I had the honor of introducing Romond......
  • Review: 'Glickman' an affectionate portrait of Marty Glickman

    Review: 'Glickman' an affectionate portrait of Marty Glickman
    At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, when the only two Jewish members of the U.S. men's track team were denied the chance to compete, the decision wasn't Hitler's but that of American officials, among them a USC coach. One of those sprinters is the subject of a...
  • Russia's Olympic Games should go on

    Russia has embarked on a series of shameful steps against homosexuals. A recently passed law lays out heavy penalties for anyone who disseminates positive information to minors about "nontraditional" relationships, a vague law that could be construed to...
  • Family: Teen likely brain-dead after near-drowning at public pool

    The family of a 17-year-old who nearly drowned in a public swimming pool over the weekend told a TV station he is on life support and likely brain-dead. The incident occurred about 4:10 p.m. Sunday at Jesse Owens  Community Regional Park in South Los...
  • Man nearly drowns in Los Angeles County pool

    An 18-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after nearly drowning in a Los Angeles County pool, a city fire official said. The man, who has not been identified, had been swimming at the Jesse Owens Community Regional Park pool on...
  • CTU teachers, parents march to protest closings

    CTU teachers, parents march to protest closings
    About 100 people, including local teachers, parents and students, marched Saturday morning on the South Side in protest of the proposed closing of 54 schools. The protest, organized by the Chicago Teachers Union, kicked off at 10 a.m. at Jesse Owens...
  • 'Inside the NBA' host Kenny Smith talks race and sexuality in sports

    'Inside the NBA' host Kenny Smith talks race and sexuality in sports
    NBA player Jason Collins’ decision to come out as gay continues to be the biggest news of the week -- a story amplified by the comments of basketball analyst Chris Broussard on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to...
  • Glendale's Frank Wykoff, Frank Albert, Hoover's Jack Davis among CIF's 100 greatest

    Glendale's Frank Wykoff, Frank Albert, Hoover's Jack Davis among CIF's 100 greatest
    With an eye on the future, the CIF Southern Section remembered its past when it unveiled its “100 Athletes for 100 Years” on Saturday at a reception in Los Angeles. The list featured three former local standouts who helped blaze trails...