U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

More than 1,000 students from the Perspectives Charter Schools staged a peace march a day before the last day of school, to send a message about their commitment to fighting violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Students Stage Peace March On South Side

The students were hoping to deliver a message of hope and resilience. As they begin their summer break, they want to see less bloodshed on city streets.

06/05/2014

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rush: Jobs Key To Curbing Street Violence

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) said the coalition of political and business leaders who attended a meeting he organized Wednesday to discuss strategies to quell street violence will make the latest efforts the most effective yet.

06/04/2014

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

BGA Questions Spending Meant For Congressman Rush’s Tech Center

An investigation by the Better Government Association has raised questions about a technology center launched by Congressman Bobby Rush more than a decade ago.

12/13/2013

Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, addresses world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

2 Chicago Men Charged With Illegally Lobbying For Mugabe

Prince Asiel Ben Israel, 72, and Greg Turner, 71, allegedly flouted U.S. sanctions against Mugabe and his inner-circle when they attempted to enlist four Chicago lawmakers to open a “back channel” to President Barack Obama and have the sanctions overturned.

08/07/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Davis, Rush To Host Summit On Gun Violence In Chicago

The congressmen announced the two-day summit would be held at Chicago State University later this month. They plan to invite local, state, and federal officials to attend.

07/11/2013

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (left) and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (right) [Photo credit: Scott Olson/Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

Emanuel Not Taking Sides In Kirk And Rush Dispute Over Gangs

Congressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”

CBS Chicago–05/30/2013

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Teachers Union Bus Tour Puts Spotlight On Impact Of School Closings

Singing the civil rights anthem “Woke Up This Morning,” Congressman Bobby Rush called it “The Freedom Bus.”

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (center) waves as he is welcomed by Vice President Joe Biden (left) and colleagues, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (right) and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (far right) on Jan. 3, 2013. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Climbs Capitol Steps, Returns To Congress A Year After Stroke

Greeted by applause from fellow members of Congress and a crowd of onlookers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) returned to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, climbing the 45 steps of the Capitol Building one at a time.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Rush And Davis: Jackson Jr. Still ‘Can’t Take The Pressure’ Of Speaking Publicly

Two Chicago congressmen reiterated their support for Jesse Jackson Jr. on Saturday, saying the former Illinois congressman is suffering greatly and needs time to get healthy before he can address the public.

11/24/2012

U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (left) and Bobby Rush (right) discuss the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson’s Colleagues: Congressman’s Resignation ‘Sad Day For America’

Many political leaders in Chicago were saying it’s a sad day to learn U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Metra Protest

Rep. Rush, Activists March On Metra Over Project’s Lack Of Minority Contracts

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is leading a protest march Thursday, asking Metra to restart the bidding process on the Englewood Flyover project on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Quinn, Durbin: Rush Is Right To Take Issue With Diversity On Metra Project

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) says he has been told there are virtually no minority firms being considered in a massive Metra construction project in the Englewood neighborhood, and he’s prepared to shut Metra down.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Receives $30.5 Million Grant To Revitalize Woodlawn Neighborhood

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that the city has secured $30.5 million in federal funding to redevelop parts of the struggling Woodlawn neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Job Fair

Congressman Pushing Companies To Hire After Popular Job Fair

Three weeks after nearly 10,000 job seekers packed a job fair at Chicago State University, a congressman who sponsored the fair is telling the recruiters to make good on their promises to hire.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

Job Fair

Nearly 10,000 Attend Transportation Job Fair At Chicago State

With renewed worries about the economy in the wake of the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating, nearly 10,000 people showed up for a job fair hosted by Congressman bobby Rush on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011