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Arts May 12Pervis Staples, member of famed Staple Singers, dead at 85
Pervis Staples, whose tenor voice complimented his father’s and sisters’ in the legendary gospel group The Staple Singers, has died, a spokesman announced Wednesday. He was 85.
Arts Sep 26MacArthur Foundation announces $625K genius grant recipients
Female academics whose expertise and influence in areas as diverse as the impact of slavery on modern America, legislating against cyber harassment, and global warming and its effect on rising sea levels were named as three of this year's 26…
Nation Jul 194 Chicago officers fired for Laquan McDonald shooting cover-up
None of the four were charged criminally, however they were stripped of police powers and assigned to desk duty as their case proceeded.
Nation Apr 03Chicago elects 1st black female and 1st openly gay mayor
Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who'd never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City Council member Toni Preckwinkle.
Nation Apr 02Chicago voters head to the polls to elect first black woman mayor
Voters will choose between Lori Lightfoot, who had served as an assistant U.S. attorney, and former schoolteacher Toni Preckwinkle.
Nation Mar 28Chicago seeks $130,000 from Smollett for cost of investigation
The prosecution offered little explanation for the dismissal and sealed the case, but authorities still say the actor concocted the assault.
Nation Feb 27Chicago will elect a black woman as its mayor for first time
A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago’s first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated…