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When a dozen Morgan State University students launched a theater troupe called ArtsCentric nearly a decade ago, their goal went beyond creating performance opportunities for themselves. They wanted to do work that could make a difference to people. The...
Tags: Elton John, Theater, Lobbying, Music Theater, Awards and Prizes
— As former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. awaits sentencing for looting his campaign treasury of more than $750,000, a Texas congresswoman has asked the judge in Jackson's case to consider "all the anguish he has experienced committing these acts in the...
Tags: Punishment, Trials, Prisons, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Judges
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining – the “highlight of our karaoke...
Tags: Trials, Judges, U.S. Congress, Bipolar Disorder, Marcia L. Fudge
Change of SubjectColumnist Phil Kadner has the story: Robin Kelly (D-2nd), who gained national renown due to the millions of dollars spent on her race by a SuperPAC operated by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg....(has) “MADE N NY” license plates on......
"Anybody who comes to work at this agency will come through the front door." — Metra CEO Alex Clifford, about his no-patronage pledge and the policy he insists has been in place since he was hired in 2011 / "You gotta remember that the Cubs are a...
— Already looking at a possible prison term, former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. could face new trouble over his apparent failure to file a financial disclosure report that is required when lawmakers leave the House. Meantime, his campaign has been...
— Asking for mercy for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote to a federal judge last month calling Jackson intelligent, charming and entertaining — the "highlight of our karaoke nights." The...
Tags: Trials, Judges, Bipolar Disorder, U.S. Congress, Marcia L. Fudge
Clout StreetDemocratic ward and township bosses today chose Stanley Moore to succeed convicted former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers despite Moore's $3,000 fine for allegedly campaigning while on the taxpayer dime at his state job. The selection by party...
Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who in February pleaded guilty to a years-long spending binge involving more than $750,000 in campaign dollars, has a new sentencing date: July 1. It’s the same day his wife, former Chicago Ald....
Tags: Punishment, Lawyers, Trials, Judges, Prosecution
— As former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s sentencing date was moved to July 1, a federal prosecutor said the government might want access to his medical records if the defense argues that his mental condition was a mitigating factor in his crime...
Tags: Punishment, Sandi Jackson, Lawyers, Local Elections, Judges
State Sen. Donne Trotter pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor reckless conduct for trying to board a flight with a handgun in his carry-on luggage in December. In a plea deal with Cook County prosecutors, Judge Charles Burns sentenced Trotter, 63, to...
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