The Oprah Winfrey empire is crumbling in Chicago. According to published reports, the 61-year-old media mogul laid off 200 employees and shuttered the famed Harpo Studios in Chicago (Harpo is Oprah spelled backwards).
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People who believe in reincarnation after death are encouraged by the strange story of a Ohio boy who believes he lived a past life as a black woman.
Remember the plucky Little League team from Chicago who defeated Mo’ne Davis and her Taney teammates on their way to the Little League World Championship last year?
Well, the Chicago team was stripped of their Little League Championship title today amid shocking allegations that they recruited over aged 'ringers' from outside the team's boundaries.
A black teen's letter to Santa Claus got the response he least expected. In the letter, 13-year-old Malik Bryant asked Santa for the one thing money can't buy: "All I ask for is for safety. I just wanna be safe," he wrote.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 17-year-old son was beaten and robbed outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, CBS Chicago reports.
Black Chicagoans took to the streets Friday to protest the Obama Administration for funding the exodus of illegal immigrants from Mexico and Honduras while ignoring the plight of poor blacks in Chicago.
Rapper Twista, right, is mourning the violent death of his bodyguard, Davy "6'9" Easterling, left, who was found shot and burned in a South Side Chicago home Friday.
When a pregnant Chicago teenager was shot in the head and dumped in a snowy alley on Christmas day, police believed she was the victim of a botched robbery attempt.
17-year-old Eva Casara was 26 weeks pregnant when she died on Dec. 26. Doctors delivered her baby girl who is in critical condition in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Chicago rapper Chief Keef was detained by Chicago police today shortly after paying a speeding ticket.
The rapper, whose real name is Keith Cozart, pleaded guilty this morning to a speeding charge. He was ordered to pay $531 in fines and put on probation for 18 months. Cozart was also ordered to perform 60 hours of community service.
"I think you think you're invincible, and you're certainly not," Cook County Circuit Court Judge Earl Hoffenberg chastised Keef. "Violate [conditions of the plea agreement] and you'll find out you're not. I sure hope I don't see you again, because if I do you better be ready to go to jail."
"I'm really not sympathetic to people who don't listen to me," the judge added.
President Barack Obama hasn't forgotten 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago honors student who was shot and killed by a gang banger in January.