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  • Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.

    Jesse Lee Peterson, tea'd off in South L.A.
    It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
  • After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California

    After Zimmerman verdict, eyes turn to Florida and California
    It's one debate with two faces: Sporadic demonstrations over George Zimmerman's acquittal continued all over the country Tuesday, but two states, on opposite ends of the U.S., have made themselves the focus of the protests, and they've done so by taking...
  • Rep. Jackson leaves Mayo Clinic

    Rep. Jackson leaves Mayo Clinic
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., has left the Mayo Clinic and is at home in the nation's capital with his family, an aide said today. "He's home with his wife and children and he's convalescing," Rick Bryant, his chief of staff in...
  • Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'

    Hadiya Pendleton funeral: 'I'm not worried about her soul'
    Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends. Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.'s guilty plea: Readers react

    Jesse Jackson Jr.'s guilty plea: Readers react
    When former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiring with his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson, to keep some $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, the story quickly became Wednesday's most-read story on chicagotribune.com, and the subject...
  • Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon

    Teachers union to vote to end strike Sunday afternoon
    Thousands of teachers from Chicago and beyond rallied at a Near West Side park Saturday as lawyers labored into the night at a Loop office to turn a framework for a new contract into finer points that can become a deal. Parents can expect to wait until...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review WTTW Ch. 11. Host Joel Weisman with Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times; Charles...
  • GQuinn, if you had a 'no' person, he'd say 'yes' to this bit of unsolicited advice

     
    Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked ™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: Your posse, like every good posse, needs a "no" person — a man or woman deputized to speak skeptically...
  • The one in which I talk about the scramble to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

     
    Transcript: Flash back to the mid 1990s and ask —who are the most prominent African American politicians in Illinois? Jesse White, Roland Burris, Danny Davis, Tim Evans, Bobby Rush, Carol Mosley Braun, Emil Jones, John Stroger and the up and......
  • Whoops

     
    State Senator Charged with Packing a Pistol at O'Hare State Sen. Donne Trotter on Wednesday was busted for bringing a handgun and bullets through an O’Hare Airport security checkpoint on his way to catch a flight to Washington D.C., sources......
  • Don't be too sure, Mel

     
    If it was a joke, you guys wouldn't be here....disgraced former 2nd District congressman Mel Reynolds, speaking at the news conference he called to announce that he's running for the seat just vacated by disgraced former 2nd District congressman Jesse.......
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'

    Rev. Jesse Jackson faults Zimmerman jurors' 'own cultural biases'
    ORLANDO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke about Trayvon Martin before appearing at the NAACP national convention here Wednesday morning, faulting the jury that acquitted Martin’s killer for being biased and relying on the state’s “...