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  • How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why

    How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why
    The House of Representatives doesn’t readily disclose what percentage of roll-call votes lawmakers miss. But an independent legislative tracking service, whose Web site is GovTrack.us, does. I turned to GovTrack late last year when writing about...
  • Rep. Rush wears hoodie in Capitol to honor Trayvon Martin

    Rep. Rush wears hoodie in Capitol to honor Trayvon Martin
    As concerns over the Trayvon Martin case mount, an Illinois congressman donned a gray hoodie Wednesday morning to deliver a speech on the House floor pressing for justice for the slain Florida teen and his family. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) spoke for...
  • Hooded Legislator Booted From House Floor For Trayvon Martin Tribute

    Hooded Legislator Booted From House Floor For Trayvon Martin Tribute
    A legislator was removed from the House floor Wednesday after he sported a hood and sunglasses in honor of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill initially walked onto the House floor wearing a suit jacket but when he began to...
  • Lawmaker wearing hoodie removed from House floor

    Lawmaker wearing hoodie removed from House floor
    A congressman was removed from the House floor Wednesday after giving a speech about Trayvon Martin while wearing a hoodie. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, told House members, "racial profiling has to stop." Rush, a former Black Panther who was active in...
  • Congressman gets kicked out of the House floor for wearing a hoodie

    Congressman gets kicked out of the House floor for wearing a hoodie
    Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois was booted from the House floor earlier today for wearing a hoodie during a speech. Rush was attempting to make a point about the now-infamous Trayvon Martin case. From CNN: "Rush, a former Black Panther who was active in...
  • Congressman Disciplined For Wearing Hoodie; NYC Council Members Cry Foul

    Congressman Disciplined For Wearing Hoodie; NYC Council Members Cry Foul
    A vocal, but condemned show of support for Trayvon Martin on Capitol Hill got support from lawmakers in New York City, as they carried out their own demonstration calling for justice in the wake of the killing of the Florida teen. In the House of...
  • Spike Lee retweets wrong addresses for George Zimmerman

    Spike Lee retweets wrong addresses for George Zimmerman
    The national outrage over the death of Trayvon Martin is having some unintended consequences that aren’t very pretty. Since last month’s shooting became national news, civil rights activists and politicians have led the calls for answers into...
  • New Questions After George Zimmerman Video Released

    New Questions After George Zimmerman Video Released
    In a newly released video, George Zimmerman is in handcuffs as he's brought in for questioning on the night he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. While in custody, Zimmerman claimed he killed the teenager in self-defense and he was set free. Notable was the...
  • D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up

    D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up
    Staffs of Illinois lawmakers were "a bit unnerved" by today's earthquake but left their offices in good order with no injuries reported. "I've got a whole new view of the lyrics, 'I feel the Earth move under my feet,' " quipped Sharon Jenkins,...
  • 4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today

    4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today
    Four teenagers were wounded Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. The scene of the shooting is just blocks from  Woodlawn Center South, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to meet...
  • Federal grant targets Woodlawn renovation

    Federal grant targets Woodlawn renovation
    A $30.5 million federal grant will be used to renovate a Woodlawn affordable housing complex in a move city leaders hope makes the building an anchor for revitalizing the neighborhood. Chicago was one of five U.S. cities to get an inaugural “Choice...
  • Latest NCAA graduation rates show Congressman Rush's rant off target

    Latest NCAA graduation rates show Congressman Rush's rant off target
    Chicago politics is rougher than any football game you're likely to encounter, so it's no surprise that congressman Bobby Rush, who represents the city's South Side, can, even at age 64, drop the verbal hammer. But Rush's haymaker Tuesday at the NCAA was...