Martin Luther King Jr

Protesters react to the St. Louis grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown  November 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

When Talking About Ferguson, Try To Be Thoughtful — Few Others Will

Before declaring your knee-jerk reaction to the riots in Ferguson on Facebook and at the dinner table, take a moment to be careful and considerate. The least we can do for Ferguson is to be thoughtful in our reactions to their struggles.

11/25/2014

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Widow Of Civil Rights Leader Recalls Struggle

The widow of a key civil rights leader was in Chicago today for a King Day speech at the Union League Club in the Loop. WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger was there.

01/21/2013

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Locations Close To Observe Martin Luther King Day

CHICAGO (STMW) – The following locations will be closed Monday in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal and state holiday:

01/16/2011