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The Rev. Hamel Hartford Brookins, an influential bishop and former pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles who became a political power broker, civil rights leader and mentor to former Mayor Tom Bradley, the Rev. Jesse...
WGN NewsMORNING NEWS POLL: Do you plan to go to the Taste of Chicago? Yes: 13% No: 87% MIDDAY NEWS POLL: Should Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. now explain the medical condition that may substantially extend his leave of absence? Yes: 84% No: 16% NEWS AT NINE...
Tags: Politics, Taste of Chicago, Elections
Change of SubjectJohn Williams and I touched on four topics today during our weekly chat on WGN-AM 720: 1. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper's announcement that he's gay. My take is that such revelations from already-famous people will become increasingly rare as society......
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier 6:05 a.m. Comedian Paul Rodriguez is serving Thanksgiving dinner at the Laugh Factory. He'll give you and Johnny B the details. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell 10:05 a.m. Mike McConnell wants to hear about...
Tags: Lobbying, Dick Vitale, Politics, Organized Crime, Bill Cosby
Last Sunday morning I arrived at Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Hyde Park a couple of hours before it opened. The Co-op, founded by 17 University of Chicago students in 1961 and beloved by Hyde Park, had spent its 51 years in the cloistered, claustrophobic,...
WGN NewsAmid questions concerning her Congressman husband's whereabouts, Alderman Sandi Jackson (7th Ward) says she is dealing with hard times by working for the residents of her ward -- yet she was not in attendance at today's City Council meeting. Jackson...
The Rev. Jesse Jackson came to Baltimore on Nov. 8 to propose a reallocation of $70 million in funds currently allocated by the state for a new juvenile jail. Jackson, City Council President Jack Young, local ministers and others organizers of the...
I wanted to put myself in their shoes. Last week, I was informed that the Baltimore Safe and Sound Campaign will rally against the youth jail slated for construction near the Baltimore City Detention Center, not far from my old neighborhood in East...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. today, clinic spokesman Nick Hanson said. “He is no longer a patient here, “ Hanson said. “I don’t know where he is.” The Chicago Democrat,...
The misspending investigation involving Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has expanded to include his wife Sandi. The Wall Street Journal quotes two insiders as saying investigators are trying to determine whether Sandi Jackson was complicit in...
Tags: The Wall Street Journal, FBI
Activists fighting a state plan to build a new $70 million juvenile detention facility in Baltimore received some high-profile backing Thursday night, as the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson joined their cause. "We must revive the war on poverty tonight, not the...
Tribune reporterThough he is hospitalized with mental health problems and declined to campaign, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., claimed victory Tuesday in his re-election bid to the House of Representatives. Jackson was leading with 64 percent of the vote in the 2nd...
Tags: Culture, Derrick Rose, Politics, Voting, University of Chicago
May 24, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jul 11, 2012 |Story| WGN-TV
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Nov 16, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Nov 15, 2012 |Story| WGNTV-LTV
Nov 15, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Nov 1, 2012 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Nov 13, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Nov 13, 2012 |Story| WGNTV-LTV
Nov 11, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Nov 6, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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