CHICAGO | Tenth Ward Alderman John Pope is endorsing the congressional campaign of former state Rep. Robin Kelly over that of his City Council colleague Anthony Beale in Tuesday’s special Democratic primary election.
GLENWOOD | Village President Kerry Durkin on Saturday told a Republican candidate with aspirations of succeeding Jesse Jackson Jr. that he views the GOP as being so hostile toward his community that he won’t consider any of the party’s political candidates.
CHICAGO | Two Democratic Illinois congressmen have endorsed Robin Kelly in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. came into the primary election carrying as much baggage as Southwest Airlines but managed to pull off a landslide victory.
GLENWOOD | Democrat Patricia Mahon says her decade of experience as South Holland village administrator makes her better qualified to serve in the Illinois Senate.
MARKHAM | U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., got the endorsement Saturday of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during her weekend visit to Chicago, while also attacking endorsements claimed by opponent Debbie Halvorson.
Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Debbie Halvorson greets commuters Jan. 31 at the Calumet Metra Station in East Hazel Crest, Ill. Halvorson faces incumbent Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in the March 20 primary.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. faces a Democratic challenge from former one-term congressman and state legislator, Debbie Halvorson, in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District in the March 20 primary.
CHICAGO | The former congresswoman and onetime Mary Kay saleswoman dashed up to the pulpit of the black megachurch and offered stories of growing up poor and raising two children on her own as she tried to win the congregation's support for her bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
DOLTON | Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson made an appearance Saturday at the funeral of an autistic teen who was shot to death earlier this month by Calumet City police.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., right, and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, greet President Barack Obama in 2010 at the Ford Motor Co. Chicago Assembly Plant. The campaign between Rep. Jackson and challenger Debbie Halvorson is shaping up as one of the most heated battles in the March …
Debbie Halvorson, a Democrat running againt Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, greets commuters last month at the Calumet Metra Station in East Hazel Crest.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Congressional candidate and Crete resident Debbie Halvorson detests the idea of a privately run detention center for those facing federal immigration violations being built in her hometown just as much as her opponent does.
The press once asked it of Richard Nixon, and now I'm asking it of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. What did Jackson know, and when did he know it?
CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, faces serious competition for the first time since his House career began, damaged by the past three years of allegations of corruption and embarrassing personal disclosures and made even more vulnerable by Illinois' new congressional district map.
Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, which stretches from 53rd Street in Chicago down to the Kankakee/Iroquois county border and takes in a large swath of the far South Side and south suburbs, was drawn to bolster the re-election chances of its incumbent.
Debbie Halvorson on Thursday announces her candidacy for the reconfigured 2nd Congressional District seat outside her alma mater, Bloom High School in Chicago Heights
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson kicked off her bid Thursday for a political comeback by trashing incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr., calling him "ethically challenged" and incapable of following through on his pet project - bringing a new Chicago-area airport to the south suburbs.
The most vocal supporter of a proposed south suburban airport near Peotone is publicly opposing a former colleague's apparent bid to be named head of the state's transportation department.
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