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Chicagoans hope President Obama can rewrite our city's 'story after story' of gun deaths

by Jennifer Kirby

Obama will speak at Hyde Park Academy Friday about proposals from his State of the Union address, including gun violence. Chicago-area residents discuss what they need President Obama to say during this visit to his hometown, and what actions this city, and nation, must do to silence the gunshots on Chicago's streets.

The middle class, jobs, manufacturing to be key points in Obama's Chicago speech

by Jessica Soberman

President Obama will speak at Hyde Park Academy, Friday, about strengthening the middle class. He made manufacturing a key element in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, announcing the launch of three manufacturing hubs in the United States. Chicago could be one of these new hubs.