U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush

One Year After Anti-Violence Summit, The Shootings ContinuePromises made and promises still to be kept.
Illinois Democrats Voice Opposition To Obama's Pacific Trade PactIf most of Illinois’ Democratic congressional legislation gets its way, President Barack Obama will not get fast-tracked authority to negotiate an historic trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim nations.
Students Stage Peace March On South SideThe 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.
Rush: Jobs Key To Curbing Street ViolenceU.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.
BGA Questions Spending Meant For Congressman Rush's Tech CenterAn investigation by the Better Government Association has raised questions about a technology center launched by Congressman Bobby Rush more than a decade ago.
2 Chicago Men Charged With Illegally Lobbying For MugabePrince 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.
Davis, Rush To Host Summit On Gun Violence In ChicagoThe 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.
Emanuel Not Taking Sides In Kirk And Rush Dispute Over GangsCongressman 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.”
Teachers Union Bus Tour Puts Spotlight On Impact Of School ClosingsSinging the civil rights anthem “Woke Up This Morning,” Congressman Bobby Rush called it “The Freedom Bus.”
Kirk Climbs Capitol Steps, Returns To Congress A Year After StrokeGreeted 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.
Rush And Davis: Jackson Jr. Still 'Can't Take The Pressure' Of Speaking PubliclyTwo 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.
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.