Jonathan Jackson, the middle son of the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Jacqueline Jackson, has announced his intention to run for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 1st congressional district.


CHICAGO (AP) — Two African-American women will face each other in a runoff for Chicago mayor after defeating a member of the Daley family that has dominated the city’s politics for most of the past six decades and 11 other candidates in Tuesday’s election. Political outsider Lori Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor, and Cook County […]


CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he didn’t know a candidate for Chicago mayor planned to hand out $200,000 to churchgoers at a service where the governor also spoke, a scene that prompted opponents to accuse the Republican of trying to buy votes for his own re-election. Rauner, who’s facing a tough […]

  Despite the various contributions made by Black people to the city of Chicago, the Windy City has only had one Black mayor. The late Harold Washington served as Chicago’s mayor for one full term, and was set to embark on his second when he died unexpectedly while still in office. Born April 15, 1922, […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aggressively dissected his re-election challenger’s record and platform on Monday in the first head-to-head televised debate before next month’s runoff election, but Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia came back at the former White House chief of staff with questions about the city’s financial problems and violence. The tone […]

9-year-old Asean Jackson has had it up to here with Chicago politicians. He lets them know in an impassioned speech to protest school closures in Chicago. The Chicago public school district shut down 49 schools most in minority districts last year, forcing children to go to unfamiliar schools in different neighborhoods. Although the idea was […]