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"Stella's Column," which debuted in the Chicago Sun-Times on Dec. 2, 2003, is one of the newspaper's most popular columns. Its popularity is a testimony …Read More

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  • Isiah Thomas to march against city violence

    F ATHER Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina church has conducted weekly “Stop the Violence” marches through inner-city neighborhoods every Friday evening since June. This Friday, former NBA star Isiah Thomas will join a march that steps off from the church, 1210 West 78th Place, at …Read More

  • Irv “Kup” Kupcinet would have turned 100 Tuesday

    A KUPTASTIC Toast: My late, great boss, Irv “Kup” Kupcinet, would have turned 100 years old Tuesday. In his honor some of his longtime friends, who used to have a weekly luncheon with him, got together, as they still do, to toast and share fond …

    Only one way to deal with Colorado suspect

    T HIS IS one time that the death penalty is indeed the answer: James Holmes, 24, who is accused of the recent Colorado movie theater massacre, should be euthanized. If a person is that nuts, what good is he to society after destroying so many …

    Stella looks to two-decade old column on violence

    I WAS GOING through some of my old “Oh Boy! Ain’t She Opinionated...You Bet I Am!” articles that I wrote back in the ’90s in Sister2Sister magazine. My monthly articles were very profound, provocative, insightful and full of humor but still dealt with serious social …

    Cornelius to Broadcasters HOF

    T HE SCOOP: The late, dapper Don Cornelius, 75, the creator and host of the legendary “Soul Train” dance show (“The hippest trip in America”), will be inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame Aug. 17 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications on …

    Radio executive Marv Dyson applauds Stella on career

    B OY, since the announcement Friday of my impending retirement from the Sun-Times, I have received heartwarming emails, phone calls, voice mails and letters from my wonderful readers from all walks of life. I am so touched by the fact that so many readers will …

    Sculptor Richard Hunt to be honored by Christ the King Jesuit College Prep and McCormick Gallery

    J UST IN: ONE of the world’s most talented sculptors, Chicago’s own Richard Hunt, will be honored Aug. 2 at an exclusive reception hosted by Christ the King Jesuit College Prep and the McCormick Gallery. Christ the King is an independent and co-educational college prep …

    Stella is back from vacation but retires Aug. 6

    W OW! AFTER enjoying a long, relaxing and contemplative vacation a k a   staycation, I am back on my beat, but I also made a decision to retire myself and my pride and joy — Stella’s Column — after 43 years of gracing the …

    Sources: Obama will be grand marshal of Bud Billiken parade

    A SCOOP: My sources are telling me that President Barack Obama will be the grand marshal of the Chicago Defender Charities’ 83rd Annual Bud Billiken “Back to School” Parade & Picnic on Aug. 11. The theme: “Education: Built to Last, A Tribute to President Barack …

    Readers react to call for Obama to help address city violence

    M Y JUNE 21 COLUMN asking President Barack Obama to speak out against the violence in Chicago brought many emails, some of which I am sharing with my dear readers. Stella, I applaud you for that column asking our president to speak up. It was …

    L.A. Hair’s Angela Christine Stevens making press rounds in Chi-Town

    C HICAGO native Angela Christine Stevens, who has become the most controversial cast member on WE-TV’s new reality series, “L.A. Hair” on Thursday nights, is in town visiting family this weekend and making press rounds. The show centers around native Chicagoan/celebrity hair stylist Kim Kimble …

    Letter to President Obama: Please help address city violence

    P RESIDENT OBAMA, you came into your hometown of Chicago last weekend to attend the backyard wedding of the daughter of your personal friend and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett in your Kenwood neighborhood. I am sure the affair was lovely and heartwarming. Hopefully your schedule, …

    R. Kelly kicks off busy schedule on Today Show

    R. KELLY Update: Soulful R&B artist R. Kelly (“Love Letter”) is busy. “The Trapped In the Closet” composer will make a guest appearance June 29 on NBC’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He will drop his latest album, “Write Me Back,” on June 26 and …

    VIPs get first Maserati test drives

    C HICAGO’s Joe Perillo recently opened the one and only Maserati of Chicago dealership at 834 N. Rush. And in conjunction with Maserati North America, it is hosting a two-day event for select local VIPs to test drive the Gran Turismo Convertible Sport car and …

    ‘Boss’ wrapping up 2nd season

    A CTOR Kelsey (“Frasier”) Grammer’s filming of his hit Chicago-based series “Boss,” in which he plays the role of Tom Kane, a ruthless Chi-Town mayor, will wrap up shooting for its second season July 10. Actor /director Mario Van Peebles (“New Jack City”), who directed …

    Hats off to the late Philip H. Corboy

    I T WAS A SAD DAY Tuesday when I got word that prominent attorney/civic leader Philip H. Corboy, 87, founder of the prestigious Corboy & Demetrio law firm, had passed away because of natural causes. Corboy was a mainstay in my boss, the late Irv …

    Let police officers do their jobs

    THE VIOLENCE IN Chicago will never change unless police officers are allowed to do their jobs. And people should be less concerned about racial profiling and more supportive of criminal and behavior profiling. After all, some folks are really up to no good and should …