Multi-Grammy Award Winner, Singer, Songwiter, Actor and Producer Ne-Yo kicked off the Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game by singing The National Anthem. Photo by John L. Alexander
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden arrives at Chicago’s Midway Airport Tuesday, October 12, 2021, to visit particular locations in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, commemorated in October. Photo by Parthenia Luke.
First Lady Jill Biden warmly greets Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth as Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other officials step forward. Photo by Parthenia Luke
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and U. S. Congressman Chuy Garcia stand by to greet First Lady Jill Biden as she embraces Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Dr. Biden’s two day Chicago visit included a tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art with Congressman Garcia. Dr. Biden has been visiting cities across the country to discuss issues of importance to the Latino community. Photo by Parthenia Luke.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinke extends an enthusiastic welcome to First Lady Jill Biden whose visit extended to Wednesday October 13, 2021. On Wednesday morning she continued her tour of Chicago at Arturo Technical Institute and held a Roundtable discussion. with Governor Pritzker and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. Photo by Parthenia Luke
CHICAGO, IL - G-MO Productions presents “Summer Music Series” starring Julia Huff and The Company Band, Thursday July 8, 2021, a performance that kicked off two months of outdoor entertainment in the Courtyard of the South Loop Hotel, located at 11 W. 26th Street in Chicago.
Photo Credit - John L. Alexander/GMO Productions
The South Loop Hotel, known as Chicago's only Black Owned hotel establishment, is showcasing some of Chicago's most renowned artists. This music series, extending from July 8 to August 27, 2021, will feature Smooth Jazz, Blues, Straight Ahead Jazz, Reggae, Comedy and R&B performances.
Photo Credit - John L. Alexander/G-MO Productions
"We have assembled the best of the best," said Gregory Modeste of G-MO Productions. "Please join us every Thursday and Friday through Labor Day weekend."
The South Loop Hotel is observing safe distancing and masks if not seated. Doors open at 6pm, tickets $30 online at www.gmoproductions.com, $35 at the door.
Photo Credit - John L. Alexander/G-MO Productions
COUNTRYSIDE, IL - The legendary Gladys Knight gave a great performance at Tavern on LaGrange in Countryside IL June 17, 2021, taking audiences down memory lane as she sang a lot of her old hits in a new style of music. Marshall Thompson, the last original living member of the Chi-Lites, was among the stars present. He gave an account of his start playing drums for Gladys Knight. The Sons of Chic
CHICAGO, IL - AARP and GMO Productions put on a Comedy/Blues show featuring Chicago’s own Comedian Damon Williams to start the show. Host Harrison D. Kern interviews Comedian Damon Williams during a live performance. Buddy Guy’s daughter Carlise Guy and her Blues Band The NuBlu Band gave an outstanding show on February 03, 2021 at Epiphany of the Arts in Chicago, IL
(Photo by John L Alexander/GMO Productions)
Audiences felt the blues from the soul of Carlise Guy as she performed at Epiphany of the Arts, moving some to tears. Photo by John L.Alexander.
Strumming soulful sounds is the NuBlu Bland guitarist, accentuating the bluesy lyrics of songstress Carlise Guy. Photo by John L. Alexander
Actor Jussie Smollett, accompanied by his mother and his Attorney Nenye Uche, enters Cook County Courthouse for the verdict in the highly publicized case in which he is accused of staging a hate crime, and causing police to search for assailants. Photo by Marcus Robinson
CHICAGO -The highly publicized case against former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, delayed for a year due to COVID, was finally decided after two days of deliberations by a 12 member jury. Prosecutors claimed that the actor made false reports to police when he claimed to be the victim of a hate crime in January 2019. The jury's decision came Thursday, December 9, 2021 from the Cook County Courthouse: Actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty of five out of six counts of disorderly conduct. Each count is punishable by up to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Cook County Judge James Linn will decide whether Mr. Smollett will serve concurrent or consecutive sentences. Mr. Smollett was accompanied by his mother at the courthouse, and his attorney, Nenye Uche, who said he "respectfully disagrees" with the jury's verdict. He stated that he feels "100% confident" that Mr. Smollett's case will be won on appeal. Mr. Smollett exited the Cook County courthouse after hearing the jury's verdict. Photo by Marcus Robinson
The Bigs commentator Eugene gives closing remarks after the Depaul Blue Demons' victory against the Northwestern Wildcats December 21, 2019 with a final score of 83-78
DePaul Players Charlie Moore and Jaylen Butz discuss the December 21, 2019 win against the Northwestern Wildcats.
Northwestern Wildcats Head Coach Chris Collins analyzes the loss to DePaul on December 21, 2019.
A spirited crowd watched a nail biter of a game as the Windy City Bulls followed closely on the heels of Motor City Cruise, at times leading in this season opener held at the newly renovated NOW Stadium in Rosemont Illinois. In the final seconds of the game, the Windy City Bulls came within striking distance of a win witth a score of 96 to 97. But a few well placed free throws in the final 6 seconds of the game clinched a win For the Cruise. Jamorko Pickett, Motor City Cruise number 24, hit two free throws to make the final score Motor City Cruise 101, Windy City Bulls 99.
Motor Cit y Cruise's Derrick Walton, Jr.(10) sails over Windy City Bulls' Bryce Alford to make an easy layup as the Cruise and Bulls battle it out, ending the first quarter with Chicago grabbing a slight lead over Detroit, 52 to 51. Below, (left) Devon Dotson (1) Windy City Bulls, dribbles past Trayvon Palmer (15) Motor City Cruise. Below (Right) Windy City Bulls' Daniel Oturi (24) dunks for two points. Photos by John L. Alexander
The Windy City Bulls seemed to have run out of steam in game 2 of this matchup against the Motor City Cruise. The Motor City Cruise grabbed a an early lead and continued to widen the gap throughout the game. The final score was Motor City Cruise 111, Windy City Bulls 103. See photos of game 2 below.
Windy City Bulls Bryce Afford (20) tries to stop a drive to the basket by Motor City Cruise's Derrick Walton, Jr. (10). Photo by John L. Alexander