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Rep. Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Defends His Comments About Minorities, Government Aid

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) is taking heat for some comments he made at a recent town hall meeting in Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

1 North Chicago Cop Fired, 1 Suspended In Connection With Man’s Death

One North Chicago police officer has been fired, and another is suspended without pay, in connection with the brutality allegations by the family of a man who died after being beaten during an arrest.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: ‘Occupy’ Peotone To Bring 3rd Airport

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday called for the site of a proposed third area airport in Peotone to be the focus of an “Occupy” protest in order to bring attention to the need for the airport.

04/07/2012

Addie Wyatt

Civil Rights And Labor Leader, Rev. Addie Wyatt Dies At 88

She was a pioneer in the labor movement, the civil rights movement and the women’s equality movement. On Thursday, Chicagoans were mourning the death of the Rev. Addie Wyatt.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Where Are The Rallies For Other Black Victims?

If you know the name Trayvon Martin, you know of a campaign to stop the killing of young and innocent African Americans.

CBS 2–03/27/2012

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Jackson, Civil Rights Leaders Call For Arrest Of Man Who Shot Trayvon Martin

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were joined Monday by civil rights leaders, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who called for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed Martin one month ago.

CBS 2–03/26/2012

Bernie Mac Street

Crowd Gathers To Honor Bernie Mac With Street Name

The late comedian Bernie Mac had a portion of 69th Street in the Englewood neighborhood, where he grew up, named in his honor Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard Defends Decision To Close Or ‘Turn Around’ 17 Schools

Improve schools by turning them around with a new leadership team, or close them; that was the message that the head of the Chicago Public Schools took to a South Side church congregation Sunday, following the school board’s decision last week to close or “turn around” 17 schools.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2012

Former ThyssenKrupp sales representative Montrelle Reese says he was subject to repeated use of the N-word and other acts of racial discrimination and harassment while working for the company. Executives have apologized and promised a full investigation. (Credit: CBS)

Target Of Racial Discrimination At ThyssenKrupp Hopes For More Than Apology

A former employee of a German-based elevator company was taking a wait-and-see approach after a top executive apologized and promised a full investigation into allegations of racial discrimination that created a hostile work environment at the firm’s suburban Chicago office.

CBS 2–02/08/2012

ThyssenKrupp

ThryssenKrupp Apologizes For Racially Hostile Workplace

German-based ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp. apologized Tuesday for the racially-hostile work environment that had been created at its suburban Chicago office.

02/07/2012

Stephon Watts, 15, was shot and killed by Calumet City police officers on Feb. 1, 2012. Police said he had cut an officer with a kitchen knife, but his family said it was only a butter knife. (Watts Family Photo)

Outrage Growing After Teen Killed By Calumet City Cops

Relatives and friends of a 15-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed by police officers on Wednesday were voicing their outrage by staging a protest outside of the police station Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's annual Martin Luther King holiday prayer breakfast on Jan. 16, 2012 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. (Credit: CBS)

MLK Prayer Breakfast Adopts Tone Of Occupy Movement

The annual Martin Luther King observance by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition took on the tone of the Occupy movement this year.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

Rev. Al Sharpton in New York on October 10, 2011. (Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Sharpton Praises Jackson, Says Civil Rights Fight Isn’t Over

Saying “I’d rather fight with someone going in the right direction than get along with someone going in the wrong direction,” the Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday praised the work of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

12/17/2011

Members of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to about 400 veterans on Thanksgiving Day. (Credit: CBS)

Rainbow/PUSH Serves Thanksgiving Dinner To Veterans

Who will help the veterans once the parades are over and the uniforms and flags have been packed away? Rev. Jesse Jackson asked that question on Thursday, as members of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition served veterans a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2011

Pizza Hut

9 Local Pizza Huts Rescued From Closure

Employees celebrated at a South Size Pizza Hut Tuesday, after it was announced that a number of restaurants in danger of closing will remain open after all.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011

Union members, activists and members of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition rally at the Thompson Center to support President Barack Obama's jobs plan on Sept. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Unions, Activists March To Support Obama Jobs Plan

Several hundred people gathered in the Thompson Center plaza on Saturday to voice support for the jobs plan unveiled Thursday by President Obama.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: Structure, Activity For Youth Is Answer To Stopping Mobs

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday said more structure and activity for Chicago youth could go a long way to prevent the teenage mob violence that has been seen in the city in recent weeks.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

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

Rev. Jesse Jackson Denies Harassing Gay Former Employee

A former employee of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition makes shocking claims in a complaint.

04/14/2011

Jon Burge

Jesse Jackson Plans To Sue To Block Burge Pension

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday that he plans to file a lawsuit seeking to strip former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge of his pension.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson Calls Out Schools Not Honoring Dr. King

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called attention to some schools that are not observing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this morning, during annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition King Day holiday.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

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