Common Ground Foundation gala draws big names

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Academy Award winning singer and Chicago native Common arrives at his foundation's gala event Saturday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Some big names attended the Common Ground Foundation's fundraiser gala in the Gold Coast Saturday night.

In addition to the recent Academy Award-winner himself, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was there, as well as singer John Legend, who co-wrote with Common the Oscar-winning Best Original Song "Glory" from the movie Selma.

The foundation's goal is to help Chicago youth make positive contributions to society.