Jesse Jackson Jr
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.
After watching the news on TV recently, I just have to write this comment. Who is Jesse Jackson Jr. and why this preferential treatment?
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.
Well, it looks like U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will be back on the job in a few weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky split with his fellow Democrats on Thursday in voting against a middle-class tax break.
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.
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,…
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.
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.
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