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Cheryle R. Jackson: president and CEO Chicago Urban League.

Cheryle R. Jackson, president and chief executive officer of the Chicago Urban League, is the first woman to lead the social and civil justice organization in its 90-year history. She is the former deputy chief of staff in charge of communications for Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. Prior to joining the Blagojevich administration, Jackson worked for two years in senior-level government affairs positions, first as regional vice president of government and public affairs, and later as national director of state and local government affairs. An active member of the civic community, Jackson is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Ravinia Festival African American Advisory Committee and the Clear Channel Radio Chicago Advisory Board. She earned a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. A native of Chicago, she and her husband, Charles, reside on the city's South Side.

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Title Annotation:Speaking Of PEOPLE
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U3IL
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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