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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Grant Park
Win or lose, President Obama will spend election night in his hometown of Chicago and will speak at a smaller venue than the large park where he held his victory speech four years ago, a source told Agence France-Presse on Wednesday.
A powerful thunderstorm rumbled into downtown Chicago on Saturday, forcing organizers to suspend the Lollapalooza music festival for more than two hours while the tens of thousands of concertgoers took shelter in parking garages.
Police evacuated tens of thousands of concertgoers from the Lollapalooza music festival on Saturday before a powerful thunderstorm swept into downtown Chicago and pelted the outdoor venue with rain.
Chicago police are evacuating fans from the Lollapalooza music festival because of a line of advancing thunderstorms.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and English indie darlings Florence and the Machine will headline this year's three-day Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, Jane's Addiction lead singer and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell announced Wednesday.
Gary Ross said he won't direct "Catching Fire," the second installment in Lionsgate's blockbuster "The Hunger Games" franchise.
Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and "commercial graffiti," are reviving a debate about how governments raise money in tough economic times.
Anti-Wall Street demonstrators of the "Occupy Chicago" movement stood their ground in a downtown park in noisy but peaceful defiance of police orders to clear out, prompting 130 arrests early Sunday, authorities said.
The rock band Portugal. The Man lost all of its equipment after its touring van and trailer were stolen from a Chicago parking lot this week, a publicist confirmed Tuesday.
When President Obama returned to Chicago recently to kick off his 2012 re-election bid, his campaign staff was busy setting up its headquarters in a downtown high-rise near Grant Park - the place for his election-night celebration in November 2008 - to begin what could be a $1 billion campaign.
And lots of them. Americans are not the only ones keenly interested in the words "money" and "dollars" this week
President Barack Obama's relationship with his hometown may be best described as a long-distance love affair. He lavishes attention on it from afar and proud Chicago pines for its hometown hero, though the two rarely see each other.
Erykah Badu has been known to use a beat machine and a laptop during her performances, but on the last day of the Lollapalooza music festival, the Grammy-award winning singer blew a shiny whistle.
Taste of the Fourth