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Date like the Obamas: Your guide to the first couple's first date

We can't all be as beautiful, powerful or wonderful as Barack and Michelle Obama. But we can try to emulate them as much as possible, right down to their first date.  In "Southside with You," the first couple goes on their first date in 1989 Chicago. The two spent the whole day together—"He was...

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  • Dwyane Wade's cousin shot dead while pushing her baby in stroller on South Side

    Dwyane Wade's cousin shot dead while pushing her baby in stroller on South Side

    Chicago basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot dead while she was pushing her baby in a stroller Friday afternoon near an elementary school in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, according to police and a family spokesman. Nykea Aldridge, 32, and a man were walking in the 6300 block of South...

  • Chicago police questioning 2 in shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

    Chicago police questioning 2 in shooting death of Dwyane Wade's cousin

    Chicago police were questioning two people on Saturday in connection with the shooting death of a cousin of Chicago Bull Dwyane Wade as they looked into the possibility that the stray bullet that killed her was fired during a robbery attempt involving a driver for the ride-sharing app Uber, authorities...

  • After vowing to give back, Dwyane Wade loses cousin to gun violence

    After vowing to give back, Dwyane Wade loses cousin to gun violence

    Before Dwyane Wade has even played his first game as a Chicago Bull, he has been touched by the city's violence. His cousin was shot in the head and killed Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller on the South Side. It was yet another of those senseless shootings that we have become so accustomed...

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant is on a record-setting pace

    Cubs' Kris Bryant is on a record-setting pace

    The National League MVP award won't be announced until mid-November, but Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is producing staggering numbers with more than five weeks left in the regular season. By slugging two home runs Friday night -- including a two-run, game-winning blast in the 10th inning of a 6-4 victory over...

  • 92 deaths, 2,623 bullets: Tracking every Chicago police shooting over 6 years

    92 deaths, 2,623 bullets: Tracking every Chicago police shooting over 6 years

    Every five days, on average, a Chicago police officer fired a gun at someone. In 435 shootings over a recent six-year span, officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. While a few of those incidents captured widespread attention, they occurred with such brutal regularity — and with scant...

  • ‘Morris from America’ review: Slowly unpacking teenage loneliness

    ‘Morris from America’ review: Slowly unpacking teenage loneliness

    A 13-year-old pining for a girl, struggling to make friends and pushing boundaries at home isn’t exactly groundbreaking material, but if said 13-year-old is a black kid recently relocated to Heidelberg, Germany, by his widowed dad, the story gets more interesting. Morris (Markees Christmas) is...

  • 2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Oops! Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke' with James Corden

    Oops! Britney Spears does 'Carpool Karaoke' with James Corden

    Britney Spears has no flippin’ idea what “Oops! … I Did It Again” is about.  “I don’t know,” she told James Corden, failing to reveal a secret for the ages in the episode of “Carpool Karaoke” that aired Thursday night on “The Late Late Show.” “I really don’t know. I think it’s just a song.” Oh,...

  • What's leaving Netflix: September 2016

    What's leaving Netflix: September 2016

    Another month, another reason to cry. In September, Netflix is purging “A Walk to Remember,” “Zoolander” and all of “Fringe.” We’re heartbroken. Mandy Moore was just so great in "A Walk to Remember." You only have a few days to watch some of these titles, so get to it before they disappear off...

  • What's leaving Netflix: August 2016

    What's leaving Netflix: August 2016

    The only thing worth crying about on this list is “The Sandlot.” Seriously. We’d give up everything else in a heartbeat. This is a Netflix purge we're fine with. Aug. 1Addams Family Values (1993)The Best Man (1999)Bowfinger (1999)The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)Jennifer 8 (1992)Johnny English (2003)The...

  • What's streaming on Netflix: September 2016

    What's streaming on Netflix: September 2016

    We can't believe it's almost September. With temperatures -- fingers crossed -- about to drop and Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the air, what better time is there to start catching up on Netflix? And the streaming service is adding a boatload of new titles from “Scary Movie 2” to “Marvel's Luke Cage.”...

  • What to Eat. Drink. Do. in August and September

    What to Eat. Drink. Do. in August and September

    Dancing, tunes, foodie and boozy fun and more things to do in Chicago in the next month. SUNDAY, AUG. 28Maddy's Dumpling House Vegetarian Dim Sum at Salero621 W. Randolph St. 224-392-2683The BYOB pop-up serves an all-vegetarian dinner including eggplant shumai, mushroom soup dumplings and sweet...

  • David Robertson 'little angry' but keeps composure after 3 fans delay game

    David Robertson 'little angry' but keeps composure after 3 fans delay game

    In his ninth major-league season, White Sox closer David Robertson experienced a first while pitching Thursday night against the Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field. With one out and a runner on first base in the ninth inning of a 6-6 game, Robertson's pitching was delayed as a pair of fans raced across...

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