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Maybe something good will come from the Shakespearean tragedy that is the Jesse Jackson Jr. saga: A deeper understanding of mental illness and more empathy for those afflicted with it. Or maybe not. The level of cynicism in these parts is so high that...
Tribune reporterGov.Pat Quinn today ordered a special primary election for Feb. 26 for voters in the state's 2nd Congressional District to begin the process to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Democratic governor also ordered a special general election...
NEW YORK — How bad is it? I see Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni having lunch Thursday with Jack McCallum, who wrote about his time with D'Antoni in Phoenix in a book: ":07 Seconds or Less." And I'm asking D'Antoni if he's already working on a sequel:...
Watchdog orgs warn FCC on ownership rules: Advocates threaten legal action if commission accelerates processVarietyFree Press president Craig Aaron warned Wednesday of new legal action if the Federal Communications Commission pursues plans to alter media ownership rules without further study and time for public comment. Aaron took part in a conference call with the...
Despite leaving office in shame and being convicted twice of felonies, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds wants his old job back. Reynolds announced Wednesday he is running for the 2nd district congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr. Jackson...
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After the coffee. Before asking about my end-of-the-year bonus. The Skinny: Can we at least wait until December before blasting the Christmas music everywhere? Wednesday's headlines include Jeff Zucker closing in on a deal to run CNN and an accuracy...
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked ™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: Your posse, like every good posse, needs a "no" person — a man or woman deputized to speak...
Tribune reportersRep. 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...
WGN NewsJesse Jackson Jr is no longer a congressman. He submitted his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the House in Washington DC Wednesday and walked away from a 17 year career in public service. After six months off the job, his father, Rev Jesse...
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CNNCHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health." Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several...
Tribune reporterJulia Vojtsek was watching "The Dark Knight Rises" with her boyfriend, John Larimer, on Friday at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., when a gunman fired into the audience. Larimer, a 27-year-old Navy sailor from Crystal Lake, immediately...
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Chicago Tribune reporterWhen the 83rd Bud Billiken Parade steps off on Saturday, it will be hard to underplay the importance of the event for Chicago's African-American community — and the whole city. But at its roots, it's a parade, and kids love a parade. Chicago...
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