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Alderman to back Kelly over colleague Beale in 2nd District race

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.

February 20, 2013 10:30 pm

Durkin tells Republican congressional hopeful he'll never vote GOP again

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.

February 16, 2013 8:30 pm

Rush, Davis endorse Robin Kelly for Jackson's seat

CHICAGO | Two Democratic Illinois congressmen have endorsed Robin Kelly in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

February 10, 2013 10:40 pm
MARK KIESLING: Jackson pulls off landslide despite baggage, but why?

MARK KIESLING: Jackson pulls off landslide despite baggage, but why?

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.

March 23, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois Senate candidates spar over experience

GLENWOOD | Democrat Patricia Mahon says her decade of experience as South Holland village administrator makes her better qualified to serve in the Illinois Senate.

March 05, 2012 11:00 pm
Jackson gets endorsement and takes shots at opponent’s backers

Jackson gets endorsement and takes shots at opponent’s backers

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.

March 03, 2012 2:45 pm Photos

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Debbie Halvorson

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.

March 03, 2012 2:20 pm
Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

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.

March 03, 2012 2:15 pm
Illinois a battleground for U.S. Congress races

Illinois a battleground for U.S. Congress races

Debbie Halvorson

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
U.S. Rep Jackson faces first Democratic challenge

U.S. Rep Jackson faces first Democratic challenge

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.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Halvorson makes appearance at Watts funeral

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.

February 18, 2012 12:00 am
U.S. Rep. Jackson faces first Democratic challenge

U.S. Rep. Jackson faces first Democratic challenge

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 …

February 03, 2012 8:14 pm
U.S. Rep. Jackson faces first Democratic challenge

U.S. Rep. Jackson faces first Democratic challenge

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.

February 03, 2012 8:16 pm

Halvorson says Jackson not doing enough to oppose immigration detention facility in Crete

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.

January 10, 2012 7:30 pm
MARK KIESLING: Jackson's politics may come back to haunt him

MARK KIESLING: Jackson's politics may come back to haunt him

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?  

December 04, 2011 12:00 am

Primary looming, Jackson faces ethical cloud

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.

November 22, 2011 12:00 am

Jackson 'throne' primed for unseating by Halvorson?

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.

October 23, 2011 12:00 am
Halvorson makes announcement for Jackson's seat

Halvorson makes announcement for Jackson's seat

Debbie Halvorson on Thursday announces her candidacy for the reconfigured 2nd Congressional District seat outside her alma mater, Bloom High School in Chicago Heights

October 06, 2011 2:31 pm
Halvorson goes on attack against Jackson

Halvorson goes on attack against Jackson

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.

October 06, 2011 10:00 am Photos

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Jackson attacks Halvorson's bid for IDOT chief

Jackson attacks Halvorson's bid for IDOT chief

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.

March 21, 2011 9:35 am Photos

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