Rev. Jesse Jackson

James R. Thompson Center

More Than 100 Protest State Budget Stalemate Outside Thompson Center

Many of those who marched are state employees, including DCFS worker Stephen Mittons, who said the neediest and most vulnerable are being put in the middle.

07/11/2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson Askingt Democratic Leaders, Gov. Rauner To Sit Down And Negotiate On Budget

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders to sit down and negotiate an end to the state’s budget impasse.

07/04/2015

The Confederate flag flying outside the South Carolina capitol building. (Credit: CBS)

South Carolina Governor Calls For Taking Down Confederate Flag

(CBS) — Leaders in South Carolina are calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports it’s been a contentious issue for years, brought to a head […]

06/22/2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking at the Rainbow PUSH Convention. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Rev. Jackson: Little Difference Between Charleston Shooting Suspect, ISIS

Outrage is being voiced over the Charleston shootings at this weekend’s annual Rainbow/PUSH convention on the South Side.

06/20/2015

Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rev. Jesse Jackson and supporters outside Chuck's gun shop in Riverdale. (CreditL Mike Krauser.)

Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun Shop

There was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.

06/06/2015

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

47 Years Later, Rev. Jesse Jackson Recalls Assassination Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Forty-seven years have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he counseled striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn.

04/04/2015

The Reverend Willie Barrow, co-founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in 2001, at a conference at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition National Office in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie Barrow Dies

Barrow was one of the founders of the Chicago chapter of Operation Breadbasket, which became Operation PUSH. Barrow had been hospitalized for more than a week with a blood clot in her lung.

03/12/2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. endorses Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in the race for mayor. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson Endorses Garcia; Blasts Emanuel For School Closings, Lack Of Development

With both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia hoping to build more support among black voters, Garcia on Monday won the backing of some prominent African-American ministers, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who blasted the mayor’s priorities.

03/09/2015

JRW players joined supporters at a rally at Rainbow PUSH headquarters. (Credit: CBS)

Rainbow PUSH Holds Rally In Support Of JRW Players

Supporters of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team rallied around the kids Saturday at the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition following this week’s decision to strip the team of its national championship title over a finding that the team’s leaders broke the rules.

02/14/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Attorney: Lawsuit Is Premature Over Stripped Title

After Rev. Jesse Jackson earlier said parents of Jackie Robinson West players would sue Little League International over the decision to strip the team of its national title, an attorney for the team said it was too early to know if a lawsuit is warranted.

02/12/2015

Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green (in #14 jersey) and his mother, Venisa, (behind him) were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Michael Pfleger at a news conference to denounce the Little League ruling stripping JRW of its national title, for residency rule violations. (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated

There are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/11/2015

Jackie Robinson West players hoist the 2005 White Sox World Series Trophy outside U.S. Cellular Field during the team's celebration parade on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Reaction To Jackie Robinson West Being Stripped Of Title

Not surprisingly, Little League International’s decision to strip Jackie Robinson West of their national title, due to violations of residency rules, has stirred up a hornet’s nest, prompting reaction from all corners.

02/11/2015

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chicago Celebrates Life And Legacy Of Martin Luther King

The Hyatt Regency Chicago hosted the 25th Annual PUSH Excel Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, to raise money for students so they can further their education through college, and live the dreams of Dr. King.

01/19/2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking at Rainbow Push Headquarters. (Credit: CBS)

Supporters Of Man Fatally Shot By Milwaukee Cop Rally In Chicago

Chicago’s Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for justice for the family of another black man killed by a Milwaukee police officer.

12/27/2014

The protestors laid down in the street outside Rainbow Push HQ. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Leads Ferguson Protest Outside Rainbow Push HQ

Rev. Jesse Jackson led a protest of the Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown decision Saturday, blocking traffic on Chicago’s South Side and demanding the federal government do what the grand jury did not.

11/29/2014

Fr. Michael Pfleger at a prayer service for Michael Brown. (Credit: CBS)

Fr. Pfleger, Rev, Jackson Hold Prayer Service On Ferguson Teen’s Death

Rev Jesse Jackson joined Father Michael Pfleger at St. Sabina Tuesday night in a special service that centered on the killing of Michael Brown.

11/25/2014

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Ebola Victim’s Family Brought To Chicago, Speak Out Over His Treatment

The mother and nephew of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan have been brought to Chicago by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who is advising them. And they’re speaking out.

10/11/2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Obama, Feds Need To Do More To Combat Chicago Violence

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Mayor Emanuel are differing on where the fingers should be pointed when it comes to federal anti-violence help, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/09/2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson Reflects On Peace Quest, Anniversary Of Presidential Run

As Rainbow PUSH’s annual convention kicks off and an historic milestone takes place for Rev. Jesse Jackson, he reflects on the quest for peace in Chicago.

06/28/2014

Ret. Sgt. Danielle Ciccoli. (Credit:  Danielle Ciccoli.)

Iraq Crisis Weighs Heavily On Chicago Area Veteran

Ret. Sgt. Danielle Ciccoli says 275 troops heading to Iraq, fills her with a variety of emotions.

06/17/2014

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