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  • Congressman compares NCAA to Al Capone and the Mafia

     
    Congressman compares NCAA to Al Capone and the Mafia...
  • 'Emergency summit' on missing, endangered youth

    Saying he is alarmed by the rate of attempted child abductions in the Chicago area -- as well as by the perceptions that the cases are handled less vigorously when they involve black and Latino youth -- U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., tomorrow will...
  • CTA to close Dan Ryan branch of Red Line for 5 months

    CTA to close Dan Ryan branch of Red Line for 5 months
    In deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines. South Side aldermen – previously...
  • Kroc community center brings hope, opportunity to West Pullman

    Kroc community center brings hope, opportunity to West Pullman
    Gov. Pat Quinn stood inside the auditorium of a sprawling new Salvation Army community center that officially opened in West Pullman Saturday and put into perspective the meaning of a new swimming pool, performing arts center, soccer field and other...
  • How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why

    How we did a story on Illinois Congressional voting absences, and why
    The House of Representatives doesn’t readily disclose what percentage of roll-call votes lawmakers miss. But an independent legislative tracking service, whose Web site is GovTrack.us, does. I turned to GovTrack late last year when writing about...
  • D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up

    D.C. quake leaves staffs of Illinois lawmakers shaken up
    Staffs of Illinois lawmakers were "a bit unnerved" by today's earthquake but left their offices in good order with no injuries reported. "I've got a whole new view of the lyrics, 'I feel the Earth move under my feet,' " quipped Sharon Jenkins,...
  • 4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today

    4 teens shot in area Emanuel, HUD chief to visit today
    Four teenagers were wounded Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. The scene of the shooting is just blocks from  Woodlawn Center South, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to meet...
  • Federal grant targets Woodlawn renovation

    Federal grant targets Woodlawn renovation
    A $30.5 million federal grant will be used to renovate a Woodlawn affordable housing complex in a move city leaders hope makes the building an anchor for revitalizing the neighborhood. Chicago was one of five U.S. cities to get an inaugural “Choice...
  • Rep. Rush wears hoodie in Capitol to honor Trayvon Martin

    Rep. Rush wears hoodie in Capitol to honor Trayvon Martin
    As concerns over the Trayvon Martin case mount, an Illinois congressman donned a gray hoodie Wednesday morning to deliver a speech on the House floor pressing for justice for the slain Florida teen and his family. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) spoke for...
  • Hooded Legislator Booted From House Floor For Trayvon Martin Tribute

    Hooded Legislator Booted From House Floor For Trayvon Martin Tribute
    A legislator was removed from the House floor Wednesday after he sported a hood and sunglasses in honor of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill initially walked onto the House floor wearing a suit jacket but when he began to...
  • Lawmaker wearing hoodie removed from House floor

    Lawmaker wearing hoodie removed from House floor
    A congressman was removed from the House floor Wednesday after giving a speech about Trayvon Martin while wearing a hoodie. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Illinois, told House members, "racial profiling has to stop." Rush, a former Black Panther who was active in...