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  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe

    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal probe
    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...
  • Jacksons' guilt a tale of excess

    Jacksons' guilt a tale of excess
    — It was the kind of runaway spending usually reserved for someone with newfound riches — a holistic retreat, a cruise, pricey restaurant tabs, flat-screen televisions and even a pair of stuffed elk heads —and former Congressman Jesse...
  • George Zimmerman trial: Defendant 'profiled Trayvon as a criminal' prosecutor claims

    George Zimmerman trial: Defendant 'profiled Trayvon as a criminal' prosecutor claims
    SANFORD - Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman spotted an innocent teenager and assumed he was about to commit a crime so he followed him, murdered him then made up a series of lies hoping to avoid arrest, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday. "He...
  • 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...
  • Obama returns home to speak about Chicago's gun violence

    Obama returns home to speak about Chicago's gun violence
    President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to the White House. Obama will "talk about the gun violence that has...
  • Greg Schwem: Mark your calendar; a sports scandal is coming soon

    I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
  • Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat

    Bloomberg super PAC backs Kelly for Jackson Jr. seat
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee on Friday endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson in the special Democratic primary that is likely to decide the successor to former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....
  • Irreconcilable differences

    Irreconcilable differences
    Illinois lawmakers disappointed gay marriage advocates by failing to shepherd the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act to a vote in the state house during the past legislative session. Despite a recent poll from the Pew Research Center indicating...
  • 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...
  • Charges against Jackson belie his pledge to service

    Charges against Jackson belie his pledge to service
    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." But...
  • Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.

    Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.
    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. A...
  • 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...