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  • Halvorson rips Bloomberg super PAC for TV attack ads

    Halvorson rips Bloomberg super PAC for TV attack ads
    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...
  • Crowded field to succeed former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress

    Crowded field to succeed former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress
    Twenty two candidates met a Monday deadline to file paperwork for a spot on the ballot in the special election to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The field of 17 Democrats and five Republicans still could be winnowed, however, as campaigns...
  • Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.

    Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.
    SPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
  • Trotter dropping out of contest to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Trotter dropping out of contest to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
    State Sen. Donne Trotter has told several south suburban officials that he will officially end his bid for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat that Jesse Jackson Jr. vacated last month, sources said Friday. Trotter, 62,...
  • Rep. Jackson calls it quits

    Rep. Jackson calls it quits
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
  • Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson announces bid to replace Jackson

    Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson announces bid to replace Jackson
    Eight months after matching up against Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a Democratic primary, former Rep. Debbie Halvorson has announced her candidacy to replace him in a special election. Jackson, who won the March primary and the general election in...
  • Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership

    Kelly wins 2nd District seat, calls for new faith in leadership
    Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
  • In 2nd District Republican squeaker, ex-convict looks to be winner

    In 2nd District Republican squeaker, ex-convict looks to be winner
    Republican voters are suggesting the 2nd Congressional District replace one felon with another after picking ex-convict Paul McKinley as the candidate to run for the seat recently ceded by former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. While official results in the...
  • Jackson declares victory

    Jackson declares victory
    Though he is hospitalized with mental health problems and declined to campaign, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., claimed victory Tuesday in his re-election bid to the House of Representatives. Jackson was leading with 64 percent of the vote in the 2nd...
  • Jackson expects to be 'vindicated' in ethics probe

    Jackson expects to be 'vindicated' in ethics probe
    KANKAKEE — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Saturday night he expects to be “vindicated” in a House ethics probe looking at his involvement in trying to secure President Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat from then-Gov. Rod...
  • Durbin, Schakowsky most-traveled Illinoisans in Congress

    Durbin, Schakowsky most-traveled Illinoisans in Congress
    — Last Memorial Day, Sen. Dick Durbin traveled to a conference at a luxury beach resort on Tunisia's Mediterranean coast. The Democratic senator and his wife, Loretta, stayed at The Residence Tunis, which is part of the exclusive "Leading Hotels of...
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on medical leave, exhaustion cited

    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on medical leave, exhaustion cited
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s office says the veteran Democratic congressman has been on medical leave from Congress for the past two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion. The 17-year Illinois congressman’s office declined to say...