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Acme Missionary Baptist Church Choir
Learn more about Acme Missionary Baptist Church and their award-winning gospel choir.

Barack Obama
Find information, see photos, and learn more about Barack Obama, the President of the United States and former U.S. Senator from Illinois.

What is the Name of President Obama's Dog?
Find out the name, breed, and see photos of the Obama family dog.

Barack Obama Speech - Address to Joint Session of Congress, Page 6
Read the complete, unedited text of the speech President Barack Obama gave before a joint meeting of Congress on February 24, 2009.

Jennifer Hudson Photos - Grammy Awards 2009
See photos of Jennifer Hudson at the 2009 Grammy awards where she won Best R & B album.

Send a Birthday Card to Abraham Lincoln - Official Bicentennial Greeting Address
Send your card and greetings to Abraham Lincoln as part of his 200th birthday celebration.

Jennifer Hudson - Grammy Acceptance Speech 2009
Read the text of Jennifer Hudson's acceptance speech after she won a Grammy for Best R & B Album at the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Jennifer Hudson - Singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIII
See photos of Jennifer Hudson singing the national anthem at Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.

IL Governor Pat Quinn
See photos of IL Governor Pat Quinn.

Michelle Obama Photos from Inauguration Day 2009
See photos of Michelle Obama and her family on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. It was her first day as First Lady.

Barack Obama Speech on the Day He Announced his Run for President
Read the full, unedited text of Barack Obama's speech from February 10, 2007, the day he announced he would seek the office of the President of the United States.

Oprah Quotes
Quotes from Oprah Winfrey, who Time Magazine named as one of the world's 100 most influential people.

Photos of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich
See photos of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich with former Illinois Governor George Ryan, Arnold Schwarznegger, and more.

Oprah Photos - Oprah in Grant Park on Barack Obama's Election Night
See photos of Oprah Winfrey at Grant Park on the night Barack Obama won his bid to become President of the United States.

Craig Robinson Speech at the Democratic National Convention
Read the complete, unedited text of the speech Michelle Obama's brother, Craig Robinson, gave at the Democratic National Convention on August 25, 2008. He introduced his sister before her keynote speech.

Michelle Obama - Photo Timeline from Bid Announcement to Election Night
See a photo timeline of Michelle Obama from the day Barack Obama announced his bid for President of the United States to the 2008 Election Night when he won it.

Michelle Obama Speech at the Democratic National Convention
Read the complete, unedited speech that Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama, gave in Denver, CO on August 25, 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.

The Top 3 Places to See Santa in Chicago
Find our top three picks for where to Santa for free in Chicago during the 2008 holiday season.

Barack Obama's Speech on Race and Reverend Wright
Find the complete text of Barack Obama's speech on race and his response to criticism about Reverend Wright. Obama delivered this speech on March 18, 2008 while campaigning for President of the United States.

Barack Obama Biographical Timeline
Read a biographical timeline with links to photos, speeches, and more about the life and rise of President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention
See photos of Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention which was held in Boston, MA.

Barack Obama's Speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention
Read the complete, unedited text of Barack Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

Sean Parnell Bio
Read more about Chicagoan Sean Parnell who is the founder of the Chicago Bar Project.

Barack Obama Wins his Bid for President of the United States
See Barack Obama photos from Election Night in Grant Park, Chicago, after he won his bid to become President of the United States on November 4, 2008.

Barack Obama Pictures - Barack Obama Photo Timeline from Nomination to Election
See a photo timeline of U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Barack Obama pictures of his bid to become U.S. President. This photo timeline starts at his acceptance of the Democratic nomination for President of the United States and runs until Election Day.

Barack Obama - Speech at Dedication of Abraham Lincoln Library
Find the text of Barack Obama's remarks at the opening of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL on April 20, 2005.

Barack Obama Photos
See photos of Chicago resident, U.S. Senator and candidate for President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Sharon Shea Bossard Biography
Read a biography of Chicago area author Sharon Shea Bossard.

Jane Addams
This link is to a biographical sketch of pioneer social worker and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams (1860-1935). The sketch was created by the Hull-House Museum.

Sandra Cisneros's Home Page
Prominent Latina writer and poet, MacArthur genius grant winner, and author of The House on Mango Street.

Mayor Richard M. Daley's Home Page
The mayor of Chicago's official home page includes press releases, biography, key speeches, and more.

Ozzie Guillen
The 37th manager of the Chicago White Sox who coached the team to a World Series win and is struggling to get them there again. This link is to his bio page on the White Sox site.

Buddy Guy's Home Page
Hear guitar licks, find the tour schedule, learn about his night club, and read a bio about the renowned blues musician Buddy Guy.

Terri Hemmert
Follow this link to a brief bio of veteran WXRT 93.1 FM radio personality and long-time Chicagoan.

Reverand Jesse Jackson, Sr.
Home page and bio for the highly visible Rainbow Push Coalition founder and activist.

Michael Jordan
Oh, how we wish he were still playing. Remember or discover the greatest days of basketball's greatest player at this NBA Encyclopedia site.

Alpana Singh
Singh is one of the youngest Master Sommeliers ever, and host of "Check, Please!" on WTTW-11. This link is to her brief bio at the Court of Master Sommeliers site.

Ed Paschke Home Page
Artist Paschke (1939-2004) was born in Chicago and lived most of his life in the area. He was a visual artist, known as one of the "Imagists." View his work, read his biography, and find events sponsored by a foundation to support his legacy.

Harold Washington
Harold Washington (1922-1987) was Chicago's 42nd mayor and the first African-American to hold the position. This link is to his biographical facts page created by the Chicago Public Library.

Kanye West's Home Page
Home page for the giant rap star who grew up on Chicago's south side.

Oprah Winfrey's Home Page
Oprah Winfrey came to Chicago in 1984 to host the WLS-TV program AM Chicago. The rest, as they say, is history. Click here for the official umbrella site for Oprah’s television shows, magazine, radio programs, film productions, philanthropy, and more.

Rahm Emanuel: Early Years
Find out who Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s next mayor, was before he became a political powerhouse.

Rahm Emanuel: The Politician
Follow Rahm Emanuel's political career as he makes his way to the steps of Chicago's city hall.

Rahm Emanuel: Everything You Need to Know About Chicago's Mayor-Elect
Learn about Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's past and present, including political career, childhood, family life, and more.

Rahm Emanuel: Family Man
Find out who Rahm Emanuel the family man is, including information about his wife and children.

Tom Mullaney - Bio
Find information about writer and About.com contributor Tom Mullaney.

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