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Bronzeville »

Dyett Hunger Strike Enters Second Week: 'We're United. We're Strong'

The hunger strikers took their protests to Little Black Pearl Art and Design Academy.

The Loop »

Cubs Fans, Jesse Jackson Visit Ernie Banks Statue at Daley Plaza

"He was a quality spirit," Jackson said. "I loved the guy."

Little Village »

Christmas Services at Cook County Jail Focus on Hope, Personal Change

Rev. Jesse Jackson has led Christmas services at the jail for several decades.

Hyde Park »

Rev. Jesse Jackson to lead Martin Luther King Celebrations at the U. of C.

Glenda Hatchett of the TV show "Judge Hatchett" will also speak during the week of events.

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 »

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 »

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.