With just two weeks to go until the runoff election, Mayor Emanuel is pushing hard to marshal African-American clergy to turn out a big vote for him, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
More than a dozen ministers from the South and West sides delivered a letter to Mayor Emanuel’s office calling for a year-long moratorium on school closings.
A coalition of West Side ministers was urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, but at least one lawmaker said the ministers’ threat of political backlash against lawmakers who vote for gay marriage was nothing but an “empty threat.”
Dozens of local ministers have declared this upcoming weekend “Peace Weekend,” and are asking people to work together to end street violence.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was out doing something Monday morning that he hasn’t had to do in eight years – campaigning against a Democratic opponent in his bid for re-election.
A coalition of south suburban ministers said Monday that it’s not promoting gambling, but the ministers do want a casino in far south suburban Ford Heights.
More than 150 ministers and funeral home directors – most of them centered in the black community – met Tuesday afternoon to plan lobbying strategy to push the state for more money for public aid burials.
A band of ministers promises to return in larger numbers Monday so Gov. Pat Quinn will be sure to hear their plea for work to begin as soon as possible on a third airport in Peotone.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s office could soon be bombarded with calls from religious leaders as he considers whether or not to sign the gambling expansion bill.
Asking for political support happens all the time. Trying to buy it is something else. Some Chicago area ministers say that’s what happened at a meeting earlier this week with independent gubernatorial candidate Scott Lee Cohen. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.