Jesse Jackson Jr
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal court in Washington in February after he entered a guilty plea to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. On Friday, prosecutors recommended Jackson be given four years in prison. He…
CALUMET CITY | When Brayden Banske visited his big sister at the U.S. Naval Academy, he made it his goal to follow in her footsteps.
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On Feb. 7, Governors State University hosted a forum for candidates running in the special primary for Congressional District 2, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s former seat.
CHICAGO | The problems of urban violence and high unemployment among African-Americans are intertwined, said Marcus Lewis, one of six candidates seeking Jesse Jackson Jr.'s former seat in Congress.
CHICAGO | They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to…
Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal court in Washington after he entered a guilty plea to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. Residents in Illinois' 2nd District are preparing to vote in a special primary Tuesd…
Residents of the 2nd Congressional District deserve better than they have received from recent congressmen.
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.
WASHINGTON | In a spectacular fall from political prominence, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife agreed Friday to plead guilty to federal charges growing out of what prosecutors said was a scheme to use $750,000 in campaign funds for lavish personal expenses, including a $43,000…
CHICAGO | Two Democratic Illinois congressmen have endorsed Robin Kelly in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
CHICAGO | NBC 5 News is reporting that Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress nearly three months ago, has signed papers in a plea deal within the past several days.
State Sen. Donne Trotter, a possible front-runner to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, will announce Saturday he is dropping out of the special election.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The politically powerful people of Chicago’s South Side and surrounding suburbs will be gathering at South Suburban College on Saturday to support a candidate for the vacancy left when Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned his seat in Congress.
CHICAGO | The wife of Jesse Jackson Jr. said Tuesday that she's not interested in running for the U.S. House seat her husband held for nearly 17 years, ending talk that she was eying the Chicago-area district.
Anti-gun crusader Donne Trotter has a little 'splaining to do, Lucy.
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s obsession with the proposed Peotone airport might have been an early, unheeded warning sign of bipolar disorder, which often includes a tendency to make grand and unattainable plans.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a plan to hold the special election for former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s House seat on April 9.
With U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation, voters in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District have a new opportunity to elect the best possible representative. Don't squander that chance this time.
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