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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CTA to close Dan Ryan branch of Red Line for 5 months

    CTA to close Dan Ryan branch of Red Line for 5 months
    In deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines. South Side aldermen – previously...
  • Kroc community center brings hope, opportunity to West Pullman

    Kroc community center brings hope, opportunity to West Pullman
    Gov. Pat Quinn stood inside the auditorium of a sprawling new Salvation Army community center that officially opened in West Pullman Saturday and put into perspective the meaning of a new swimming pool, performing arts center, soccer field and other...
  • White House to hold conference at UIC on government working with nonprofits

    White House to hold conference at UIC on government working with nonprofits
    WASHINGTON — The White House will hold a conference Tuesday at the University of Illinois at Chicago in which Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others will discuss how government can partner with non-profit groups on jobs, economic development, anti-violence...
  • 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...
  • Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot

    Illinois congressional candidates seek spots on ballot
    Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary. The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
  • Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing

    Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing
    The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington. But the opportunity doesn’t come...
  • Fellow activists say Obama's memoir has too many I's

    The drama began with a tiny ad in a local newspaper -- a notice that asbestos was about to be removed from the management office at Altgeld Gardens, the all-black public housing complex where young Barack Obama worked as a community organizer. "You think...