In a private reception with the Cubs before the public ceremony, first lady Michelle Obama met the players and told them about spending time after school with her father, watching Cubs games on WGN and becoming a South Side Cubs fan.
As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation’s first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters.
Much ado has been made about the fact that Wayne Brady, the actor, singer, comedian and television personality, will be doing a brief stint in the Chicago production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “Hamilton.”
WHAT WILL SHE BE WEARING? It’s a question that fascinates fashion-watchers — and lots of others — every four years: Which designer will the new U.S. first lady choose to wear on Inauguration Day and, more importantly, on Inauguration Night?
GENERAL MOTORS will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep about 1,000 jobs, a person briefed on the matter said Monday. The Detroit automaker will make the announcement Tuesday morning.
THE REV. TOM MULCRONE, 65, who has been the Chicago Fire Department's chaplain for almost 30 years — through five mayors and what he estimates to be 10 fire commissioners — aims to retire from that job on June 30.