| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:39 PM
WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee said today that it has resumed consideration of whether U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. acted improperly in seeking appointment to the Senate in 2008.
The committee’s review of the Chicago Democrat was...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 7:50 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee announced today it will continue to investigate whether U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or an emissary directed or knew of efforts to raise campaign cash for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich in return for Jackson's...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Chicago-area Republican and Democratic congressional candidates are stockpiling cash as they gear up for March primary elections that are expected to be costly and contentious, new campaign finance reports show.
One of the most-anticipated GOP matchups...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary.
The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
| Mar 9, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by James Oliphant Want to know cut through the press-release rhetoric and determine how conservative or liberal your member of Congress really is? National Journal, a must-read for the inside-the-Beltway types, has released its annual rankings of House...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
by Christi Parsons In an elegant high-rise apartment overlooking the Chicago Loop Monday night, Michelle Obama ascended a spiral staircase to address a private party of campaign contributors as they dined on sushi and sipped wine. But as she spoke......
| Feb 21, 2009
Support for U.S. Sen. Roland Burris crumbled from Illinois to Washington on Friday as top Democrats pushed for his ouster: Gov. Pat Quinn called for his resignation, his chief of staff walked out the door and the White House urged him to use the weekend...