Wasalu Muhammad Jaco grew up in rough neighborhoods in and around Chicago, where crack addicts would pass out on his front stoop. But, while his friends were drifting in and out of jail, he joined the chess club and the academic decathlon at high school.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is explaining why he's forming a committee that will help fund candidates in Chicago runoff elections. Emanuel's political action committee will be technically separate from his campaign.
With many cities and states across the nation facing serious budget deficits and pension crises, Atlanta stands out as an exception to the rule. Since taking office 13 months ago, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has balanced the city's budget, hired more police officers, restructured city services, a
Libyan native Tawfik Sharkasi says Colonel Moammar Qaddafi should face an international tribunal for the killings of thousands of protesters in the country. Tawfik Sharkasi is a Chicagoan who was born and raised in the eastern city of Benghazi, where protests first began and where he still
Chicago's Peace on Earth Film Festival was established to celebrate and encourage the work of independent filmmakers from around the globe whose work centers on peace, nonviolence, social justice and sustainability.