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Kenwood »

Dyett High School Closure Draws Rebuke from Jesse Jackson, Students

The civil rights leader said the pending closure, online classes deny students equal access to learning.

Little Village »

Jesse Jackson Urges Changes in County Jail Bond Process

Following a tour of the jail Thursday, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart called for reform alongside Jackson.

Kenwood »

30 Years After Securing Release From Syria, Jackson, Navy Pilot Reunite

Jackson helped win Lt. Robert Goodman's release from Syria after his plane was shot down.

Hyde Park »

George Lucas-Mellody Hobson Reception: A Galaxy of Stars Turns Out for Bash

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: The star-studded affair drew onlookers at Promontory Point in Hyde Park Saturday.

The Loop »

Play It Again, Rev.: Jackson's Greatest Hits Resonate With Chicagoans

The civil rights icon's speech Wednesday sounded like a montage of everything he's ever stood for.

South Shore (below 79th) »

Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson Plead Guilty, Feds Reveal Lavish Spending

Husband and wife plead guilty to spending thousands from campaign fund, including buying two elk heads.

South Shore (below 79th) »

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Jesse Jr. 'Under Tight Medical Supervision'

The minister asked for prayers for his son, Jesse Jackson Jr., and daughter-in-law Sandi Jackson.

Hyde Park »

Holy Hip-Hop: Pastor Leads Double Life as Rapper J.Kwest

Julian DeShazier, 29, of Hyde Park's University Church raps about Chicago violence, love and spirtuality.

Washington Park »

Hundreds Gather for Hadiya Pendleton's Funeral: 'She Was Golden'

Michelle Obama, Rahm Emanuel attend the service as calls to end violence ring out.

Englewood »

Hadiya Pendleton a 'Symbol' of Those Killed in Chicago Violence

At Hadiya's viewing, her godfather says teen provides a "voice for all these people who have passed."

Kenwood »

Rev. Jesse Jackson to King Students: You'd Turn in Klansman, but Not Gunman

Jackson addressed "no-snitch" culture as police continue the search for Hadiya Pendleton's killer.

Kenwood »

Rev. Jesse Jackson: Chicago Needs Better Witness Protection Program

Jackson pleads for someone to turn in Hadiya Pendleton's killer during an anti-violence march Saturday.