Jennifer Hudson and her family have been staying free of charge at the Donald Trump’s International Hotel and Tower on State St. since the deaths of her mother, brother and nephew on Oct. 24.
“She’s a great girl and we’re protecting them well,” said Trump to People magazine. “They are very safe.”
Hudson also thanked her fans for their support on her myspace page Thursday saying,” I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and pravers during this difficult time. My sister and I take great comfort and strength form your love and concern.”
The Secret Service names for the Obama family have been revealed. Barack is Renegade, Michelle is Renaissance, Malia is Radiance, and Sasha is Rosebud. Vice-President Joe Biden’s name is Celtic and his wife Jill’s name is Capri.
President-Elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle went to tour the White House Tuesday. His first visit since winning the presidential election. For more than an hour, President Bush and Obama spoke alone in the Oval Office. Laura Bush gave Michelle a tour of the living quarters where the Obama girls would live. Michelle also toured private schools for the girls while in Washington D.C.
William Balfour, Jennifer Hudson’s brother-in-law and a suspect in the Hudson family murders, will appear at a parole violation hearing before the Illinois Prison Review Board on Monday morning in Joliet, IL. Balfour was convicted for attempted murder in 1999.
Balfour could be released if it is decided there is insufficient evidence that he violated his parole.
Brayel and Brandon Kelly, nephews of R.Kelly, have been arrested and are suspects in an attempted robbery of a Calumet City barbershop. Brayel,15, was shot in the abdomen and chest and is in intensive care at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Brayel and Brandon are two of the six children of Carey Kelly, R. Kelly’s brother.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Barack Obama and the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, spoke Friday at Northwestern University. He expressed joy in the election of Obama and criticized the media for their unfair treatment of him.
On Friday, Barack Obama gave his first press conference in Chicago as the President-Elect. He discussed the current economic crisis and the the goals of his transition team to meet these challenges head on. Check out some of the press conference below:
Congratulations to President Elect Barack Obama! He will be the 44th President of the United States of America. Below are some pictures of the Obama family on election night watching the results. Check it out!