The lady is back in town!
Hey Bey! Hey Jay! Sneed is told first lady Michelle Obama will be in town July 24 for a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser at the Waldorf Astoria — which leads us to this item:
◆ It’s a good bet Sneed’s tipster is right in predicting FLOTUS will stop by the Beyonce and Jay Z concert at Soldier Field that night, as Sneed tipped last week.
Michelle Obama is a fan and friend of Beyonce — and she brought daughters Sasha and Malia to catch the pop star’s concert here last summer.
The Rush job . . .
U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Chicago), who wants a memorial named after the late, great Dr. Margaret Burroughs, is moving ahead with his plan.
◆ Translation: Following the op-ed he wrote for the Sun-Times June 27 calling for the city to name the 31st Street Harbor after the civil rights advocate and founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American history, Rush asks that supporters of the plan go to his website to vote in a poll and attend the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday.
A noted writer and artist, Burroughs was dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of African-American art and helped establish the South Side Community Art Center as well as the diverse Lake Meadows Art Fair. Burroughs, who died in 2010, lived near the harbor in a home where she founded the DuSable Museum.
“Just as I admire the move to create a lasting memorial to former Mayor Jane Byrne and credit Ald. Ed Burke with his support of it − I also support a move to memorialize Burroughs,” Rush told Sneed.
The Dixon file . . .
The late U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, an extremely effective legislator despite his misleading “Al the Pal” sobriquet, was so highly thought of in southern Illinois — billboards have sprouted up honoring his memory.