UA-1688115-3
Home » Entries posted by James Foster
Stories written by James Foster

Bridgeport: ‘Chicago’s last original neighborhood’

From behind the bar, Steve Badauskas looks at the front door and buzzes in another customer. At Halsted and 32nd streets, Bernice’s Tavern has been buzzing in patrons for years. According to Badauskas, the owner of Bernice’s, the buzzer went in because of the neighborhood’s violence and racial tensions in the late 1960s. Back then, […]

Golden Gloves Champ Vickie Williams Talks Sport, Cop Career

Comments Off on Golden Gloves Champ Vickie Williams Talks Sport, Cop Career
Golden Gloves Champ Vickie Williams Talks Sport, Cop Career

Her face contorts with every impact. The heavy bag is strapped to the wall so it doesn’t move when she hits it. Vickie Williams, who is also a vice cop on the city’s South Side, hits much harder than her 116-pound frame would suggest. Williams grew up in Englewood on Chicago’s South Side. Her parents […]

Continue reading …
Air Force Academy High School Sets High Bars For Students

With hands clasped behind them, the cadets line up in formation. On the gym floor of Air Force Academy High School, students report to the cadet chief master sergeant, and he reports to the cadet commanding officer. They turn as a squadron to face the American flag and say the pledge of allegiance. In the […]

Continue reading …

Undecided Voters Look To Presidential Debates For Answers

Comments Off on Undecided Voters Look To Presidential Debates For Answers
Undecided Voters Look To Presidential Debates For Answers

Jose Valdez hasn’t been paying much attention to the presidential campaign and is still undecided about who he will vote for in November. He’s been waiting for the debates to make his decision. He said he wanted to hear the candidates’ positions on key issues. “I’m looking for something,” said Valdez, a Chicagoan who was […]

Continue reading …