A multi-national company with Chicago-area branches is apologizing for racial discrimination.ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation is based in Germany and has an office in Chicago's western suburbs. In 2010, employee Montrelle Reese filed a lawsuit against the company for discrimination.
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is celebrating his 70th birthday Saturday and his Rainbow PUSH Coalition is celebrating by rekindling the spirit of the War on Poverty.A group of leaders plans a breakfast meeting at the coalition's headquarters.
U.S. Congressman Danny Davis announced late Friday that he's exiting the 2011 race for Chicago mayor. Davis held a New Year's Eve press conference at his campaign headquarters, where he was joined by former rivals State Senator James Meeks and former U.S.