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  • 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...
  • Chicago's top cop again calls for more gun laws

    Chicago's top cop again calls for more gun laws
    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today called for tougher gun laws and reiterated his opposition to legalizing the concealed carry of handguns in Illinois. “The answer to guns is not more guns,” McCarthy said during a panel...
  • Year in Review: McDade tragedy, a mission on Mars, 710 stirs debate

    Year in Review: McDade tragedy, a mission on Mars, 710 stirs debate
    The gunshots that took Kendrec McDade’s life on March 24 have echoed throughout the year in Pasadena. The Azusa teen was running down Sunset Avenue after allegedly serving as a lookout in a Northwest Pasadena car burglary when he neared two...
  • Candidates start filing for Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Congress

    Candidates start filing for Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Congress
    SPRINGFIELD--Five Democrats filed candidacy petitions this morning to seek the top spot on the ballot in next month's special primary election for the seat formerly held by Jesse Jackson Jr. Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, was first in line, but all candidates...
  • Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson Jr's seat

    Convicted former Rep. Mel Reynolds wants Jackson Jr's seat
    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...
  • Attorney's illness delays Beavers trial until January

    Attorney's illness delays Beavers trial until January
    The federal tax evasion trial of Cook County Commissioner William Beavers has been delayed until the end of January because one of his attorneys is ill, a judge decided today. Beavers’ legal team had asked for opening statements to be delayed until...
  • Bond set at $25,000 for State Sen. Trotter

    Bond set at $25,000 for State Sen. Trotter
    It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for State Senator Donne Trotter.  Yesterday,  62-year-old Trotter was  on his way to Washington D.C.  He was arrested a O’Hare Airport when TSA agents discovered an unloaded 25 caliber berretta in his carryon...
  • '42' in the Windy City

    '42' in the Windy City
    When Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers brought their historic roadshow to Chicago a few weeks into the 1947 season, a record crowd of 46,572 people crammed into Wrigley Field, and 20,000 more stood outside wishing they could get in. After the game,...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns

    Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns
    Jesse 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...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Quits Congress, Cites Health Reasons

    Jesse Jackson Jr. Quits Congress, Cites Health Reasons
    CHICAGO -- 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...
  • Quinn sets dates for special election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Quinn sets dates for special election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
    Gov.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...