| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:36 AM
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields gained the endorsement today of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for the Democratic nomination in the special primary to decide a replacement for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., aides to both...
| 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 7, 2013
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:41 AM
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.
| Dec 30, 2012
One year ago, I didn't predict that a book about predictions, "The Signal and the Noise," would be one of the top-selling nonfiction titles of 2012 or that its author, former Chicagoan Nate Silver, would become a cultural icon whose name is synonymous...
| Nov 22, 2012
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...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 11:04 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2012
That horde of candidates in the 2nd District trying to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Bud Light, is a wondrous sight.
It reaffirms my belief in the goodness of people, since most of the hopefuls are no doubt fueled by the principled...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Posted by Monique Garcia at 6:38 p.m. There was a familiar face in the crowd today as Gov. Pat Quinn announced a new phase of construction in Illinois' effort to build a high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis:......
| Nov 4, 2010
| 4:33 AM
The Will County Republicans won big Tuesday taking major seats and showing big support for key statewide offices such as governor and U.S. Senate. “We’re …...