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First lady: Fashion about more than pretty pumps

First lady: Fashion about more than pretty pumps

Pretty pumps and perfect hemlines are nice, Michelle Obama says, but young people interested in careers in fashion should expect to work hard, take risks and even be rejected.

October 12, 2014 1:00 am

Michelle Obama to stumps for Quinn

CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama made a pair of stops Tuesday in the upper Midwest for gubernatorial candidates locked in close contests in Wisconsin and Illinois, encouraging early voting, particularly among young voters, women and minorities.

October 07, 2014 9:00 pm
WALTER WILLIAMS: Favors, loot for sale by Congress

WALTER WILLIAMS: Favors, loot for sale by Congress

At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interests that have too much influence."

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT WITH PHIL POTEMPA: Carol Channing, 93, teams with Tune for stage tour

OFFBEAT WITH PHIL POTEMPA: Carol Channing, 93, teams with Tune for stage tour

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 14, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Fifth Third Bank donating community garden growing space in Hammond

OFFBEAT: Fifth Third Bank donating community garden growing space in Hammond

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

January 21, 2014 12:00 am
NWI man fasting for immigration reform

NWI man fasting for immigration reform

WASHINGTON | An East Chicago community organizer fasting for immigration reform on the National Mall had a visit from the president and first lady, who shared their support.

November 30, 2013 11:01 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Funny Ellen Cleghorne could give NBC's 'SNL' casting advice

OFFBEAT: Funny Ellen Cleghorne could give NBC's 'SNL' casting advice

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Highland grad in high fashion, including Hollywood film projects

OFFBEAT: Highland grad in high fashion, including Hollywood film projects

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am
City of Gary recognized at White House for Let's Move Program

City of Gary recognized at White House for Let's Move Program

GARY | First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a special event Wednesday at the White House for local elected officials and representatives whose cities and towns are participating in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Initiative. The City of Gary was among the cities represented. Gary Hous…

July 11, 2013 1:24 pm Photos

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First lady joins effort to stem Chicago violence

CHICAGO | First lady Michelle Obama is joining Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago business leaders in an effort to raise $50 million to address youth violence.

March 27, 2013 7:30 pm
2 Hanover schools recognized by first lady's Healthier U.S. School Challenge

2 Hanover schools recognized by first lady's Healthier U.S. School Challenge

Jane Ball Elementary School cafeteria assistant Cindy Yuhasz, left, and cafeteria manager Karen Hoover cook corn dogs at the school in Cedar Lake. All lunches include fruits and vegetables.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am
2 Hanover schools recognized by first lady's Healthier U.S. School Challenge

2 Hanover schools recognized by first lady's Healthier U.S. School Challenge

Fresh fruits and vegetables have been a big hit with students at Jane Ball Elementary School.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am
2 Hanover schools recognized by first lady's Healthier U.S. School Challenge

2 Hanover schools recognized by first lady's Healthier U.S. School Challenge

Students line up for lunch last month at Jane Ball Elementary School in Cedar Lake. The school won a silver award in first lady Michelle Obama's Healthier U.S. School Challenge.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am
2 Hanover schools recognized by first lady's Healthier U.S. School Challenge

2 Hanover schools recognized by first lady's Healthier U.S. School Challenge

CEDAR LAKE  | Lincoln Elementary School second-graders have such discerning palates now they prefer red peppers to green peppers.

March 06, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Move up Indiana's primary election

BRIAN HOWEY: Move up Indiana's primary election

In April 2008, Hillary Clinton made a campaign appearance at the Wigwam in Anderson. About two hours before she took the stage, a huge line of thousands of people encircled the historic basketball gym, waiting to get in.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Feature Focus

Feature Focus

Lady Gaga unable to walk, postpones 4 shows

February 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Jason Wu Again and Again

Jason Wu Again and Again

It’s déjà vu all over again with designer Jason Wu’s new contemporary line Miss Wu, introduced on January 7 and being exclusively sold through Nordstrom [both in stores and online] for one year. That is, its mod girly vibe feels very 1960’s, an image Wu has played up by having his models pho…

January 24, 2013 7:10 pm
Inauguration: Say yes to the (second) dress

Inauguration: Say yes to the (second) dress

A rarified group of First Ladies get to have a second chance at restyling themselves for such a momentous occasion.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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