Bud Billiken Parade Marches Through Bronzeville To Celebrate Going Back To SchoolThe 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.
Former State Worker Sentenced To 8 Years For Bribery, Kickback SchemeA 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.
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.
Rauner, Quinn Seek To Shore Up Support Among Key VotersWith 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.
Davis To Obama: 'Do Everything In Your Power' To Avoid Another Iraq WarOne 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.
Rep. Danny Davis Hopeful For Deal To End Shutdown, Raise Debt CeillingChicago 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.
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.
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.”
Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins Dies At 81Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, has died at age 81.
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.