African American http://wuis.org en Rev. Jesse Jackson On Junior http://wuis.org/post/rev-jesse-jackson-junior <p>The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he has not visited since his son reported to federal prison late last month.</p><p>Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is serving two-and-a-half years in a North Carolina penitentiary. He was convicted of corruption for spending $750,000 of his campaign fund on personal spoils.</p><p>"Well his health has been recovering and that has been, as father, the most important thing to me. He has been diligent in doing his work. And I have nothing further to say about that," Rev. Jackson said at the Capitol Thursday (11/7).</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:44:14 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12588 at http://wuis.org Rev. Jesse Jackson On Junior Legislators Leave Capital, But They May Be Back http://wuis.org/post/legislators-leave-capital-they-may-be-back <p>Illinois legislators wrapped up their two-week veto session this afternoon (Nov. 7), though they may be back in Springfield before the year's end.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The General Assembly knocked one, big item off its to-do list: same-sex marriage. After intense lobbying on both sides, lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a measure that will allow gays and lesbians to marry.</span></p><p>The rest of the major issues on the General Assembly's agenda remain:</p><p>-a tax package crafted to ensure Archer Daniels Midland keeps its headquarters in Illinois is on hold</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:26:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12572 at http://wuis.org Legislators Leave Capital, But They May Be Back