During a meeting with constituents and workers at the Career Resource Center in Lake Forest on Monday, U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D,IL-10) made another call for an immediate extension of federal unemployment benefits.
The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a "gentle giant," aspiring rapper and recent high school graduate on his way to a technical college. But the funeral that unfolded Monday was about much more than the black 18-year-old who lay in the closed casket after being shot to death by a white police officer.
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of three former top advisers to Gov. Pat Quinn, including a onetime chief of staff, as part of a criminal investigation into the governor's $54.5 million Chicago anti-violence program.