| Aug 14, 2013
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:33 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 11:37 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 11:17 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 4:32 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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.......
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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 “...