| 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.......
| Sep 1, 2013
These certainly are insulting times. Oprah Winfrey felt disrespected when a Swiss store clerk allegedly refused to show her an expensive handbag. Floridians were offended when the Rev. Jesse Jackson said they were living in "a kind of apartheid state."...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Last week: The death Tuesday of Congressman E. Clay Shaw was an important reminder that an individual can hold strong beliefs yet still be willing to work with those who have different views. Congressman Shaw accomplished a great deal by being willing...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Civil rights leaders at the NAACP national convention Wednesday — Martin Luther King III and the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton — called the acquittal in 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's slaying a setback for race relations — and the...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Thousands of people filled a Loop plaza Saturday and called for a fairer justice system in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida.
The protesters, mostly...
| Aug 28, 2013
To some people, it has been said, all black people look alike. These days all black issues seem to look alike too.
What else explains the false comparisons that conservatives, who ought to know better, insist on making between two horrible,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Jesse Jackson has spent his life in the trenches of the civil rights movement. He was there at the motel room in Memphis when the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated. He’s put himself on the line for African Americans, and in so doing he has...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A day after postponing this week's scheduled sentencings of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, a federal judge announced Tuesday that the defendants would learn their fates on Aug. 14.
Jackson Jr., son of civil rights leader the Rev....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who faces a possible prison term when he is sentenced Aug. 14, has told government lawyers that he will "make his best efforts" to satisfy a $750,000 forfeiture he owes within the next 90 to 180 days, according to a court...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:50 PM
With the city's first day of school still a couple weeks away, the 84th annual Bud Billiken Parade rung in the new school year Saturday with the traditional stream of politicians, marching bands, tumblers, dancers and the occasional cartoon character....
| Mar 11, 2013
There was plenty to grouse about in the first round of the Los Angeles mayor's race. Instead of real discussion of the city's issues, the candidates offered evasive cliches. A deluge of debates reduced almost every serious policy position to a sound bite....