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Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush

Hazel M. Johnson Fought For Clean Air And Water On The Southeast Side. A Congressman Is Doubling Down On Efforts To Honor Her

April could become Hazel M. Johnson Environmental Justice Month under a proposal from Rep. Bobby Rush, who hopes to honor the Southeast Side environmentalist.

South Chicago, East Side

Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City Founder, Hopes To Take Bobby Rush’s Seat In Congress

The prominent activist filed to run against Rush, who has held the seat since 1993. It's “time for old folks to step aside and for fresh blood that’s more in touch with the reality of today” to lead, Cole said.

Citywide

‘This Is A Riot’: Illinois Lawmakers Shelter In Place In DC After Pro-Trump Mob Breaks Into Capitol; Pritzker Calls For Impeachment

Here's what Illinois representatives and senators are saying as Trump supporters attempt a coup in Washington, D.C.

Citywide

South Side Shop Owners Feel Betrayed By Napping Cops: ‘We Were Told They Were Too Busy To Help Us’

Store owners at Grand Boulevard Plaza say police told them to leave when they came to check on their businesses. When they returned the next day, nothing was left.

Englewood, Chatham

Chicago’s Entire Lakefront Is Eroding — And South Siders Want Solutions In Their Communities, Too

"It is one lakeshore. ... We cannot just talk about the problems as it affects the north shore when we're having the same problems."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Army Corps Of Engineers To Address Rising Lake Levels And South Side Shore Erosion At Monday Meeting

With emergency work underway to stabilize the Far North Side's shoreline, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush wants to save the South Side's shoreline, too.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

What’s Being Done To Solve The Murders Of Black Women On The South And West Sides? ‘Don’t Dismiss This,’ Families Implore

A community forum Thursday night left some people with more questions than answers as families grapple with the murder of 51 women.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville’s Complaint-Plagued U.S. Post Office Will Get Better, New Managers Promise Exasperated Residents

The Henry McGee Post Office has seen an uptick in customer complaints in recent months.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Black Friday Target Protest Threatened Downtown If South Side Stores Aren’t Saved

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush is pushing to save the Targets in Chatham in Morgan Park. "We know how to intensify our protest.”

Englewood, Chatham

Target Leaving Chatham, Morgan Park Is ‘Classic Disinvestment’ On The South Side, Bobby Rush Says

“Let us sit down at the table and discuss the issue of keeping this store open," the congressman said.

Englewood, Chatham