Rev. Jesse Jackson

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

Walter Mondale

CBS 2 Vault: The 1984 Presidential Contest

With the 2012 presidential contest heating up, here is a look back from the CBS 2 vault to the 1984 race that pitted Ronald Reagan against Democratic opponent Walter Mondale.

CBS 2–08/13/2012

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Rev. Jackson Leads Rally Calling For Assault Weapons Ban

The Rev. Jesse Jackson led a group of nearly 100 people who picketed outside of a River North movie theater on Saturday, calling for a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson Senior Speaks Out On Congressman’s Condition

Several experts in psychiatry tell the Associated Press that a complicating physical illness may have arisen during the treatment of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. for depression. But the congressman’s father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, won’t confirm it.

07/28/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson: Congressman Son Is ‘Unwell,’ ‘Rebuilding His Strength’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said Thursday that his Congressman son is “unwell” and “rebuilding his strength,” but had little else to say on the subject.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson Jr. Being Treated For ‘Mood Disorder’

The mystery surrounding U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s monthlong absence from Congress deepened Wednesday evening, as his office released a statement saying he is suffering from a “mood disorder,” without providing any specifics.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Rodney King speaks during a book signing event for his autobiography, "The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption," at EsoWon bookstore on April 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. King is best known as the victim of a brutal police beating that took place in Los Angeles. It’s been 20 years since the Rodney King verdict that sparked infamous L.A. Riots.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Jackson: Rodney King Was ‘Haunted By Tragedy’

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson said Rodney King, the man whose beating at the hands of police in sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was “haunted by tragedy – both in the way he lived and the way he died.”

CBS Chicago–06/17/2012

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

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