Activists March On Magnificent Mile To Protest Laquan McDonald ShootingActivists shut down part of Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, and planned to march to Water Tower Place, to protest the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls For "Shake-Up" Of Chicago Police DepartmentWBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Rev. Jackson stood at a memorial to young people killed on the streets in the Pullman neighborhood saying he believes Laquan McDonald was murdered by officer Jason Van Dyke.
Rev. Jackson To President: Hold National Summit On Gun Violence, In ChicagoLeaders here say a state of emergency exists on the streets, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
More Than 100 Protest State Budget Stalemate Outside Thompson CenterMany 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.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Askingt Democratic Leaders, Gov. Rauner To Sit Down And Negotiate On BudgetThe Rev. Jesse Jackson is asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders to sit down and negotiate an end to the state’s budget impasse.
South Carolina Governor Calls For Taking Down Confederate Flag
Rev. Jackson: Little Difference Between Charleston Shooting Suspect, ISISOutrage is being voiced over the Charleston shootings at this weekend’s annual Rainbow/PUSH convention on the South Side.
Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun ShopThere 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.
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.
Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie Barrow DiesBarrow 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.
Jackson Endorses Garcia; Blasts Emanuel For School Closings, Lack Of DevelopmentWith 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.
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.