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Roland Burris

MARK KIESLING: Jackson successor: Will he keep the airport idea flying?

The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
Burris defends appointment by Blago

Burris defends appointment by Blago

GARY | Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris spoke Monday during the Gary Chamber of Commerce meeting about his controversial selection by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to replace President Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

May 09, 2011 6:00 pm Photos


Former Ill. congressman to speak at Gary Chamber meeting

GARY | The Gary Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. May 9 at the Steel City Buffet & Grill, 411 E. 5th Ave.

April 26, 2011 12:15 pm

Is Giannoulias ready to take on Senate job?

CHICAGO | At 34 years old and yet to complete his first term as Illinois treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias decided the time was right for him to succeed an admired friend and basketball buddy, President Barack Obama, in the U.S. Senate.

October 26, 2010 12:00 am

Shunned Illinois senator suddenly relevant

WASHINGTON | For Democrats determined to get a health care bill, Sen. Roland Burris is like the house guest who couldn't be refused, won't soon be leaving and poses a plausible threat of ruining holiday dinner.

October 19, 2009 7:10 am
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