* The NYT revisits Obama's devastating loss to Bobby Rush.
* Who is Chicago? Oprah is Chicago.
* The Chicago Fire--now under Hollywood-based management.
* This happened a block from my apartment. I think Monique Bond's being a bit tone deaf when she basically says the two teens wouldn't have gotten shot if they hadn't been out past curfew.
* Wonderful obit for Jacquin Faust Soderberg Givers, a multi-instrumentalist and music teacher, as well as the mom of White Sox organist Nancy Faust Jenkins.
* John von Rhein finds a great young opera singer in Millennium Park.