Community Leaders Plan Town Hall Meetings On Chicago ViolenceThe astounding number of shootings and homicides in Chicago last month prompted elected officials and community leaders to call for a series of town hall meetings in neighborhoods hit hardest by gun violence.
Chicago Lends Support As President Obama Tours Louisiana Flood DamageCBS2’s Vince Gerasole reports on how some Chicagoans are helping the victims recover.
State Cash Infusion Was Too Little, Too Late For Chicago State UniversityThree hundred employees -- one third of staff -- have been laid off at the South Side institution, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Rev. Jackson Demands CPD Issues Order To Officers Not To Shoot People In The Back Rev. Jesse Jackson has an agenda for 2016 that includes a list of demands from the Chicago Police Department in light of the shooting incidents and allegations of cover-ups, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Local Civic Leaders Denounce Anti-Muslim, Anti-Refugee RhetoricCivic leaders and representatives of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities came together today to denounce the anti-Muslim, anti-refugee sentiment that has been picking up steam around the country.
Rev. Jackson: Culture Within Chicago Police Department Must ChangeThe death of Laquan McDonald and other police-involved shootings took center stage Saturday at Rainbow/PUSH.
Hundreds March Down State Street In Protest Of Laquan McDonald ShootingRev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition marched down State Street Sunday afternoon to protest what they say was a cover up of the Laquan McDonald shooting.
Alleging Cover-Up In Laquan McDonald Shooting, Rev. Jackson Planning Protest On State Street SundayReverend Jesse Jackson plans to lead yet another protest of the city’s handling of the Laquan McDonald case tomorrow on State Street in the Loop, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
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.