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Jesse Jackson, Jr. to Be Sentenced Wednesday

Jesse Jackson, Jr., the former Congressman and son of Jesse Jackson, is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday for misspending $750,000 in campaign funds. Jackson’s wife Sandi is also scheduled for sentencing at the same time for her failure to report as much as $600,000 in income to the IRS. Aug 13, 2013 8:13 AM PT

Bright Hopes for Ousting South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham

Conservative star State Senator Lee Bright (SC-12) tells Breitbart News he will formally announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate Tuesday. “It’s time for someone new to represent the people of South Carolina in the U.S. Senate,” said Bright. “Tim Scott was a great replacement for Jim DeMint, and it’s the right time to continue that momentum by bringing a second conservative to the senate. It’s time we replace Senator Graham.” Aug 13, 2013 4:27 AM PT

Exclusive: Jesse Jackson Speaks About Florida Black-on-White Bus Beating

Many are asking questions about the silence from civil right "leaders" such as Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton about the recent beating of a white student by three black classmates on a Florida school bus, given their role in turning the Trayvon Martin case into a national civil rights controversy. I caught up with Rev. Jackson at Chicago’s annual Bud Billiken Back-to-School Parade on Saturday. Aug 11, 2013 9:30 AM PT

Chicago Community Organizer: Labor Unions 'Poverty Pimping', 'Racist'

According to J.R. Fleming, a community organizer from the south side of Chicago, labor unions are “poverty-pimping racists.” I caught up with Fleming outside of the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago on Thursday during a big-labor organized protest against the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) 40th Anniversary Conference. Aug 10, 2013 1:08 PM PT

Chicago Protests Against ALEC Turn Violent, 7 Arrested

Seven protesters against the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) 40th Anniversary conference held in Chicago, IL, were taken into custody on Thursday after the demonstrations took a violent turn. Aug 9, 2013 11:58 AM PT

'Peaceful Protester' Goes Ballistic on ALEC Attendees

After seven demonstrators from protests organized by the Chicago Federation of Labor were taken into custody on charges ranging from battery to obstruction and interference with police officers, an individual who claimed to be part of Anonymous harassed a small group of attendees to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Aug 9, 2013 11:41 AM PT

Rahm’s Chicago: $1 Billion Financial Shortfall Forecast by 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released the city’s second Annual Financial Forecast on Wednesday. Not only does the report predict a $369 million financial shortfall for the city's operating "budget" in 2014, but it also predicts a shortfall of more than $1 billion by the year 2015. Aug 4, 2013 1:38 AM PT

Rahm's Chicago: 2,409 City Employees Make Over $100k per Year

While residents across Chicago continue to struggle facing a 10.3 percent unemployment rate and a median household income of $47,371, according to the 2010 U.S. Census the city of Chicago is paying 2,409 of its employees over $100,000 per year. Aug 1, 2013 2:56 PM PT

IL Congressman Roskam Under House Ethics Investigation

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), the chief deputy majority whip, is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics. The investigation stems from a $25,653 trip Roskam took with his wife in October 2011, and whether the Taiwanese government funded it improperly after the House Ethics Committee formally approved it. Jul 26, 2013 7:11 PM PT

New Data Shows Rahm's Chicago Murder Rate Spikes

Since early May, the Chicago murder rate for2013 has nearly matched that of 2012’s bloodbath; for those living among the south and west side war zones, the numbers are not getting better. Jul 22, 2013 4:51 PM PT

Chicago Hearing for Shooting Death of 6-Month-Old Girl Today; Left Silent

A Chicago man charged with murdering 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins as her father was changing her diaper will be back in court today for a status hearing. Koman Willis, who pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated murder, is believed to have committed the March 2013 murder in retaliation for a burglary the baby’s father allegedly committed at Willis’s mother’s house. One of the items taken was a PlayStation video game console. Jul 22, 2013 7:51 AM PT

Chicago Activist: Zimmerman Protests Diversion from Obama's Failings

As the institutional left prepares to deploy its organizers to well choreographed protests against the “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, black activists in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago are asking what happened to their president and his promises to them. Many feel manipulated rather than represented in the wake of the Zimmerman trial. Jul 19, 2013 12:25 PM PT

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