Posts tagged "Rev. Jesse Jackson"

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife charged, lawyers say they will plead guilty

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife charged, lawyers say they will plead guilty
Federal prosecutors charged former Illinois Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. Friday of using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses such as a $43,350 Rolex watch and $5,000 in capes and parkas from a fur shop. According to court documents, he was also charged with conspiracy, making false statements and mail and wire fraud. His... Read more »

More calls for state of emergency for Chicago's jobless

Editor Kimbriell Kelly called for a declaration of a “state of emergency” in response to the chronic unemployment crushing Chicago’s West and South sides in her Editor’s Note for the Reporter’s most recent issue, released July 1. It seems that others are now calling for that as well. Kelly made the call in response to... Read more »

South Side vs. North Side: Who got the worst of the CTA's doomsday service cuts?

Photo courtesy of flickr/Stephen Vance By many accounts, riders of Chicago Transit Authority buses and trains have brushed off the agency’s “doomsday” service cuts and still manage to make it to work without great difficulty, save the inconveniences of a longer wait, standing instead of sitting and leaving home a little earlier. However, an analysis... Read more »
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