Bernie Mac is getting a Chicago street named after him in a posthumous honor from his hometown.The stand-up comedian was born in Chicago and developed his stand-up routines in clubs on the city's South Side.Mac died in 2008 at the age of 50.
Vell Mullens and Rich Harris met up and started jamming on Chicago's South Side in 1989.Inspired by rock and grunge of the era, the two formed The Moses Gun in 1995 - a rock group with heavy guitars, thick bass lines and poignant lyrics.
I first stumbled on her in 1965, the night of my Senior Prom. The prom was at a downtown hotel. Afterward my date and I, along with two other couples, decided to go for a drive south on Lake Shore Drive.We got to Jackson Park and turned down a side road, preparing to head back north.
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. But as important as they are to the city’s economy, politics and culture, Chicagoans do not always see them as distinct places. Take Auburn Gresham, a South Side neighborhood centered around 79th Street.
"The new, gleaming jewel of the lakefront" was dedicated on this November 18th in 1960. That would be the first version of McCormick Place.The mammoth exhibition hall was the pet project of the Tribune's longtime publisher, Col. Robert R. McCormick.