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Bobby Rush

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  • Questions surround Bernie Mac charity

     Questions surround Bernie Mac charity
    Bernard McCullough grew up above an Englewood church and then worked as a fry cook while honing his comedy act at night. Decades later, after hitting it big in nightclubs, television and movies, Bernie Mac wanted to give back. He founded a small charity...
  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry
    WASHINGTON — An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics. Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein...
  • Rush puts best face on ethics inquiry

    Rush puts best face on ethics inquiry
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush said Thursday he has been facing an ethics inquiry for a few months and is hopeful there will be no finding of misconduct. “I’m confident the outcome will be favorable to me, but we’ll let the...
  • Activist pleads guilty to illegally lobbying on behalf of Zimbabwe

    Activist pleads guilty to illegally lobbying on behalf of Zimbabwe
    A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur pleaded guilty Friday to violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions. Prince Asiel Ben...
  • Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers

    Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers
    Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
  • FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing

    FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing
    The Federal Communications Commission was attacked by Republicans and Democrats during a congressional hearing Wednesday on the regulatory agency's media-ownership rules. Among the issues debated were the FCC's long-standing rule prohibiting one company...
  • FCC Takes Fire From GOP and Democrats at Hearing on Media Ownership

    Republicans call the FCC rules outmoded and outdated. Democrats suggest some are ineffective. The gulf between the parties on just what role the federal government should play in limiting the concentration of media was on full display at a congressional...
  • Lawyers in lobbying case seek to depose Zimbabwe president

    Lawyers in lobbying case seek to depose Zimbabwe president
    Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe are asking a federal judge for permission to take a videotaped deposition of Mugabe when he’s in New York...
  • Man accused of illegally lobbying says Biden meeting led him to think activities legal

    Man accused of illegally lobbying says Biden meeting led him to think activities legal
    A Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president alleged today in a court filing that a 2006 Capitol Hill meeting between a senior Zimbabwean official, then-U.S. Sen....
  • Activist gets prison time in Zimbabwe-lobbying case

    Activist gets prison time in Zimbabwe-lobbying case
    A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur was sentenced to seven months in prison today for violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe's longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions....
  • Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff

    Lawyers want to question Trotter about alleged $2,000 cash payoff
    Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe want to cross-examine Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter about a cash bribe that was allegedly passed to him as part of an undercover FBI sting five...