U.S. Rep. Danny Davis
The theme of this year’s parade is “Education: It’s An Order,” a salute to Col. Eugene Scott, the president of Chicago Defender Charities, which organizes the parade. Scott is retiring, after nearly 20 years leading the nation’s oldest and largest African American parade.
A former chief of staff to the head of Illinois’ public health department was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday in a case that involved a multimillion-dollar bribery and kickback scheme involving government grants and contracts.
If 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.
With five days until the election, both Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner were playing to groups they hope will be their strength at the polls.
One of President Obama’s staunchest allies in Congress is expressing concerns about the Administration’s plans to send some military personnel to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
Chicago Congressman Danny Davis says he has cautious hopes that Democrats and Republicans will resolve their stalemate over the budget, ending a partial federal shutdown and avoiding a devastating debt crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
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.
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.
Singing the civil rights anthem “Woke Up This Morning,” Congressman Bobby Rush called it “The Freedom Bus.”
Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, has died at age 81.
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.
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 2 has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. planned to step down weeks ago, ostensibly for mental health reasons, but a legal source said he talked Jackson and his wife, Sandi, out of that decision to resign before the election.
Two Chicago area Congressmen sit on the committee that voted to find U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. One voted in favor of the contempt citation, while the other against it.
The mayor of the western suburb of Hillside is trying to enlist U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) in an effort to keep its post office open.
After a month and a half of campaigning in Chicago, Rah Emanuel made it official on Saturday. He is running for mayor.