| Feb 24, 2013
Even by the jaded standards of Illinois politics, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending spree with his campaign cash sounds breathtakingly shameless, partly because it sounds so senseless.
Back in the early 1980s, his father, the Rev. Jesse L....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Chicago election officials report turnout is low in the primary election to find a successor to disgraced former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
As of 1:45 p.m., turnout was about 11 percent among sampled city precincts, according to the...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:01 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has ramped up its attacks on 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson’s gun control views by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more on a new TV...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service."
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson lashed out Tuesday against an expensive ad campaign attacking her past support from the National Rifle Association and accused New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of using his super political action committee to try to...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects.
Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking.
It is perhaps that third one that made...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 5:09 PM
Second in a series of profiles about those in the trenches of Costa Mesa's political battles.
Over a breakfast plate at IHOP, Sandy Genis laughs easily, and is animated and talkative. She uses her hands to make a point, stress an idea, express...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:45 AM
With Thanksgiving almost here, it's time to present the annual Turkey of the Year Awards.
Recipients may cry fowl. But even if they haven't been turkeys all year, each winner has done something to merit this prestigious recognition.
The awards for 2012:...
| Oct 1, 2012
OREGON, Ill. — Steve Gecan emerged from the VFW post and eased his 88-year-old frame into his pickup. He still remembers the murders — and all the theories.
"Everybody had an idea" about who killed two people on a lovers lane here in 1948,...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Since ballots have already been printed for next month’s election, it’s too late to remove a controversial referendum question about dissolving Evanston Township. So now, …...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The Illinois State Board of Elections ruled Wednesday to hold a public hearing about the Fiscal Voices for Orland, which was accused of misrepresenting itself …...