As the 112th session of congress begins, the gavel is passed from Nancy Pelosi to John Boehner.Make that "a" gavel is passed.That's because the Speaker of the House doesn't use just one gavel: He or she uses many.One reason, according to House historian Matt Wasniewski?
“Secret Historian” is a biography of Sam Steward, who has surely earned his place alongside Captain George Streeter and Big Bill Thompson as one of the most intriguing characters in Chicago history.To call Sam Steward gay would be to mislabel him.
Updated: 1:57pm: The founder of Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African-American History has died at the age of 93. Margaret Burroughs believed in public accessibility of art. Up until a month ago Burroughs went bowling every Friday night.