What does a World War II vet get after serving his country? Smashed glasses, broken dentures and a stolen wallet, that’s what. And this was…

Some Illinois policymakers and lawmakers have expressed concern about a new measure that targets street gangs as organized crime, saying it could lead to a…

While in Kanye West's hometown of Chicago, 'Ye took the opportunity to show Jay-Z some of his city. They hit Kanye's childhood home, and he reflects on his early inclination towards art.

Common has released another visual from his up-coming album, The Dreamer, The Believer. Things take a more relaxed turn from the more intense  “Ghetto Dreams.” How blue is the sky in Chicago? This time out Mr. Lynn pretty much raps the entire time laid out in bed with ballerinas and whiskey as his supporting cast. […]

Former G.O.O.D Music MC Consequence borrows Kanye West’s “My Way Home” instrumental from 2005′s Late Registration and appears to be sending a subliminal message to his old label exec. The song samples the late Gil Scott-Heron’s “Home Is Where The Hatred Is.”  (spotted @Nahright) Cons aired his grievances with Kanye West and his cousin Q-Tip […]

Rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith was defeated in his run for alderman of Chicago’s 20th ward. Rhymefest got 46% of the votes, but ultimately lost to incumbent Willie Cochran.

Che “Rhymefest” Smith has made it to a run-off election for a Chicago City Council seat.  The Chicago-based rapper received 20 percent of the votes in yesterday’s election.

Jennifer Hudson’s  nephew’s father, Gregory Hill, who is trying to pursue a career in music must be pretty desperate for attention.He claims to be the father of Jennifer’s nephew Julian, who was murdered along with other members of her family.

VIA CHICAGO TRIBUNE Newly signed Chicago Bear and former Carolina Panther, Julius Peppers bought 25 bottles of Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne ($350 per bottle) at the River North club, according to the Chicago Tribune. Peppers had the staff distribute the bubbly about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday — complete with sparklers. The crowd was told […]

Michelle Williams made an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” earlier today. The Destiny’s Child alumni talked to the host about everything from her role as Roxie Hart in Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ (she’s made history!) to leaving Mathew Knowles’ Music World, to her new relationship! And she squashed rumors. Peep the interview and her performance of […]

VIA:  EncyclopediaOfChicago.Org Oscar DePriest was born in Florence, Alabama, to ex-slaves. He arrived in Chicago in 1889. DePriest worked as a painter and decorator, reportedly on occasion passing for white to get a job. He developed his own contracting business and began participating in community affairs. He began his political career as a precinct secretary, […]

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