To start a vigorous political argument just say, “Rahm Emanuel.” Whether you’re in Chicago, where he was a mayor and congressman and investment banker, or in Washington, where he worked with Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the diminutive middle son of the three Emanuel brothers is trending upwards — for this week at least — though not with huzzahs.
Jerry Krause, architect of the champion Chicago Bulls’ teams of the 1990’s, has died at 77, leaving behind a legacy of victories and vitriol.
Organizers say that the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival is the largest and oldest Jewish festival in America. Founder Michael Lorge discusses this year’s program where music and pomegranates are on the menu.
Chicago-based Cedille Records is blending historical, ethnical and culture music heritage with contemporary sensibilities thanks to founder James Ginsburg, son of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She was Chicago’s culture czar, immortalized by Malcolm Gladwell in “The Tipping Point.” Lois Weisberg, who died at the age of 90, is given a fond farewell by writer Ronald Litke who used to work with her.
There’s a lot more to Illinois Jewish history than Rahm Emanuel and Golda Meir. Here are a dozen things you may not know about members of the tribe in the Land of Lincoln.