Rev. Jesse Jackson

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

Members of civil society groups shout slogans to protest the abduction of Chibok school girls during a rally pressing for the girls' release in Abuja on May 6, 2014, ahead of World Economic Forum. Members of civil society groups marched through the streets of Abuja and to the Nigerian defence headquarters to meet with military chiefs, to press for the release of more than 200 Chibok school girls abducted three weeks ago. Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have kidnapped eight more girls from Nigeria's embattled northeast, residents said on May 6, after the extremist group's leader claimed responsibility for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls last month and said in a video he was holding them as 'slaves' and threatened to 'sell them in the market'. (Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Attend Daley Plaza Rally Demanding Return Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Thousands of people filled Daley Plaza to support the missing schoolgirls in Nigeria and call for their return, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/10/2014

School pupils hold signs as members of Lagos based civil society groups hold rally calling for the release of missing Chibok school girls at the state government house, in Lagos, Nigeria, on May 5, 2014. Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno state, on April 15, 2014, which has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as 'slaves.'  (Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jackson Might Lead Delegation To Nigeria

On the day the White House said a U.S. team will head to Nigeria to help search for nearly 300 teenage girls abducted by Islamic extremists, Rev. Jesse Jackson said he’s trying to bring more attention to the girls’ plight.

05/06/2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., at microphone, leads a vigil Friday night for Nelson Mandela. (CBS)

Mandela Vigil Held At Rainbow PUSH Headquarters

About 30 people — including a local Catholic priest who was born in South Africa — took part in the hour-long vigil on Friday evening to honor Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95.

12/06/2013

Jesse Jackson Sr. speaks outside the Stephenson County Courthouse. (Credit: CBS)

Rainbow Push To Help Explain Health Care Law

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition will have experts available to enroll the public and to explain any questions regarding The Affordable Care Act.

10/18/2013

Brenetta Howell Barrett. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Woman Reflects On Attending March On Washington

March 28, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that would help to unify a nation. Among the sea of people in the crowd was Chicagoan Brenetta Howell Barrett.

08/27/2013

Paula Deen (Getty Images)

Rev. Jackson: Paula Deen Should Not Be ‘Sacrificial Lamb’

Rev. Jesse Jackson said he has agreed to help celebrity chef Paula Deen try to make amends for her use of a racial slur, which cost her job with the Food Network and an endorsement deal with Smithfield Foods.

06/26/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Michelle Obama To Attend Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Michelle Obama is planning to attend the funeral of a teenager who was shot and killed about a week after she had performed at the president’s inauguration.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2013

Garry McCarthy on the CBS 2 Morning News, Wednesday, Dec. 5. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy, Jackson Sr. Take Part In Gun Debate

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy took part in a spirited debate over gun violence this morning on the city’s South Side.

01/12/2013

President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is shown at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rainbow/PUSH Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of Emancipation Proclamation

Rev. Jesse Jackson and part of his family gathered at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters at 50th and Drexel on Tuesday to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

01/01/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Jr. Avoiding Spotlight By Staying In Minnesota

A day after Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. left his second stint at the Mayo Clinic, a source close to the Jackson family said the congressman was still in Rochester, Minn., in an effort to avoid the spotlight.

CBS 2–11/14/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Scandals Outweigh Obama’s Reelection In Chicago

It’s almost to the point that the easiest way to spot a corrupt politician is to see who’s winning in Chicago.

11/14/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Family Not Talking About Jesse Jr.’s Tentative Plea Deal

There has been no official response from the Jackson family to the exclusive CBS 2 report that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been negotiating a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would lead to his resignation for health reasons and likely jail time. Reactions among his constituents on Saturday were mixed.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: Black Voters Deserve A Return On Election ‘Investment’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama’s reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for the president live.

11/10/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson (File Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Marks 71st Birthday At PUSH

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. welcomed the weekend just before his 71st birthday in the same way that he starts nearly every weekend, at the Rainbow PUSH Saturday Morning Forum, at the organization’s South Side headquarters.

10/06/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson Says His Son Is Not Ready To Return To Congress

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his son will not be ready to return to Congress in the immediate future.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Chicago Public Schools teachers flood Daley Plaza on Labor Day, a week ahead of a strike deadline, to rally for a new contract with the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Threat Of Chicago Teachers Strike Casts Shadow All The Way To Charlotte

For Chicagoans, there is no escaping the effort to avert a school strike – not even at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

CBS 2–09/04/2012

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