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BRIAN HOWEY: Political gun battle comes to Indiana

BRIAN HOWEY: Political gun battle comes to Indiana

Four months after the horrific Newtown massacre and five months after Indiana witnessed a $51 million U.S. Senate race, the political TV ads have returned.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am

Jesse Jackson Jr. is getting off too easy

After watching the news on TV recently, I just have to write this comment. Who is Jesse Jackson Jr. and why this preferential treatment?

February 27, 2013 12:00 am
Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

He walks slowly these days—a kind of stoop-shouldered amble—his face reflecting the aches and pains of a 72-year-old body that’s been invaded by prostate cancer, Lyme disease and a mild stroke that still affects coordination.

November 20, 2012 12:00 pm Related
MARK KIESLING: Jackson needs to get back on the job, quickly

MARK KIESLING: Jackson needs to get back on the job, quickly

Well, it looks like U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be back on the job in a few weeks.

August 13, 2012 12:00 am

Jackson aides say congressman will be back on job soon

Aides to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., made telephone calls Tuesday to select officials around the south suburbs to assure them that the congressman will be released soon from medical treatment and will be actively campaigning for re-election Nov. 6.

August 07, 2012 7:58 pm
EDITORIAL: Jackson left constituents in the dark

EDITORIAL: Jackson left constituents in the dark

When U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., began his medical leave of absence June 10, there's one thing he and his family neglected to do — alert the public.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Jesse Jackson Jr. takes medical leave of absence

Jesse Jackson Jr. takes medical leave of absence

CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s office announced Monday in a news release that the congressman has been on a medical leave of absence since June 10 and is being treated for exhaustion.

June 25, 2012 6:30 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
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
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: Race separation hurts economy

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The real problems caused by racial prejudice in the 21st Century are not the blatant racially motivated discrimination of old, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, said Thursday.

September 02, 2011 12:00 am
Jackson thanks rocker for USX site concerts

Jackson thanks rocker for USX site concerts

WASHINGTON | U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on Monday thanked the Dave Matthews Band for hosting a music festival at the former USX site on the Southeast Side.

July 12, 2011 11:30 am

Illinois to lose U.S House seat, Indiana maintains in 2010 census count

Illinois residents will lose a voice in the U.S. House of Representatives while Indiana's congressional seats remain unchanged, according to 2010 census results released Tuesday.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am Related

Visclosky votes against tax cut

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky split with his fellow Democrats on Thursday in voting against a middle-class tax break.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am
Governor's office: We talked to LaHood about airport

Governor's office: We talked to LaHood about airport

SPRINGFIELD | When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters this week that nobody had contacted him in his two years as secretary regarding the south suburban airport proposal, that apparently didn't include Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. or Gov. Pat Quinn.

November 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Jackson weighs in on Oct. jobs report

Jackson weighs in on Oct. jobs report

After running an all but silent re-election campaign, his name still ringing in the testimony of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. weighed in Friday on the October 2010 jobs report from the Department of Labor that indicated the economy added 151,…

November 05, 2010 12:03 pm
Jackson prevails in re-election bid

Jackson prevails in re-election bid

CHICAGO | Dodging two scandals, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, survived a challenge by a black Republican to retain his seat of power on Chicago's South Side and southern suburbs.

November 02, 2010 10:30 pm

GOP scores big victories up and down Ill. ballot

CHICAGO | In an election that saw Republicans wrest away President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and a slew of congressional seats, Gov. Pat Quinn was practically the last Illinois Democrat standing Wednesday morning after a tough campaign - but just barely.

November 02, 2010 6:05 pm

EDITORIAL: A recap of our endorsements

Do you know who you will vote for on Tuesday? We would like to help make that decision easier with this recap of our endorsement in key races. We encourage you to take this to the voting booth to help you remember the best choices.

November 01, 2010 12:00 am Related
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