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Jesse Jackson

Where are Jackson, Sharpton after violence?

I see another innocent young black girl was recently shot and killed in senseless gang violence on Chicago's South Side.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Education is not about money

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education is not about money

Grandpa was in hog heaven! My daughter’s family from London had joined my wife and me in Florida for spring break. Now I was babysitting my two grandchildren while the others went shopping. 

May 27, 2014 12:00 am
Shaw Thoughts: Me and my 65-year-old self

Shaw Thoughts: Me and my 65-year-old self

OK, the real issue is that 65 feels old.

July 30, 2013 9:00 am
Remembering Rudy Clay

Remembering Rudy Clay

Mayor of Gary Karen Freeman-Wilson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Judge Greg Mathis eulogize former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay.

June 12, 2013 4:16 pm
Rudy Clay laid to rest with honors

Rudy Clay laid to rest with honors

GARY | The hundreds gathered for the funeral of former Mayor Rudy Clay burst into a standing ovation Wednesday for the man whose life they were celebrating.

June 12, 2013 3:47 pm Photos

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Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

He walks slowly these days—a kind of stoop-shouldered amble—his face reflecting the aches and pains of a 72-year-old body that’s been invaded by prostate cancer, Lyme disease and a mild stroke that still affects coordination.

November 20, 2012 12:00 pm Related
MARK KIESLING: Jackson needs to get back on the job, quickly

MARK KIESLING: Jackson needs to get back on the job, quickly

Well, it looks like U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be back on the job in a few weeks.

August 13, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Hey, Jesse, where's the protest now?

MARK KIESLING: Hey, Jesse, where's the protest now?

It was kind of interesting to listen to the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. when he spoke in Gary earlier this week.

May 18, 2012 12:00 am
Rev. Jesse Jackson links Gary, Chicago

Rev. Jesse Jackson links Gary, Chicago

GARY | The Steel City and the Windy City are connected by more than highways and Lake Michigan, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said during Monday's annual meeting of the Gary Chamber of Commerce.

May 14, 2012 8:06 pm Photos

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Jesse Jackson visits Gary

Jesse Jackson visits Gary

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was the keynote speaker at the Gary Chamber of Commerce's luncheon at Indiana University-Northwest Monday.

May 14, 2012 5:12 pm

The Week Ahead - Lake County

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May 13, 2012 12:00 am
Jesse Jackson to speak at annual Gary chamber meeting

Jesse Jackson to speak at annual Gary chamber meeting

GARY | The Rev. Jesse Jackson will speak at the annual Gary Chamber of Commerce meeting and lunch, set for 11:30 a.m. May 14 at the Moraine Center at at the Indiana University Northwest campus, 3400 Broadway.

April 26, 2012 11:40 am

Protest killings in region, not just cases elsewhere

I can't imagine the loss of a young son as Trayvon Martin's family has suffered. My question is why cause all the racial unrest? We have enough problems!

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
Rep. Jackson urges Cal City residents to get involved

Rep. Jackson urges Cal City residents to get involved

CALUMET CITY | One of the perks of being the son of famed civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson is having the chance to meet every U.S. president since Richard Nixon.

February 11, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Firefighter Corey Ankum laid to rest

Firefighter Corey Ankum laid to rest

CHICAGO | Firefighters from as far away as Seattle and Washington, D.C., converged Thursday on the South Side to pay tribute to Chicago firefighter Corey Ankum, a former Lynwood resident who was killed last week while on duty.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Ethics committee to defer action on Jackson Jr.

WASHINGTON | The House ethics committee says it will comply with a Justice Department request to take no action in an investigation of Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am

Jackson responds to LaHood's airport comments

WASHINGTON | Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. on Wednesday responded to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's comments, which suggested nobody had contacted him in his two years as secretary regarding the long-debated third airport proposal.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am
Jackson prevails in re-election bid

Jackson prevails in re-election bid

CHICAGO | Dodging two scandals, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, survived a challenge by a black Republican to retain his seat of power on Chicago's South Side and southern suburbs.

November 02, 2010 10:30 pm
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