Second Congressional District
WASHINGTON | Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly was sworn in Thursday as the newest member of the House, taking over the seat held for 17 years by scandal-tarnished Jesse Jackson Jr.
Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., center, participates in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, on Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Earlier Kelly was officially sworn in on the House floor. She takes over the seat held for 17 years by scandal-tarnished Je…
CHICAGO | Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, easily captured Tuesday's special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
CHICAGO | While Democrat Robin Kelly is widely expected to capture Tuesday's special election for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat over Republican Paul McKinley, any winner will face big challenges.
Democratic Congressional nominee Robin Kelly on Tuesday claimed the endorsement of President Barack Obama in her bid to replace Jesse Jackson Jr., in the special congressional election to be held next week.
CHICAGO | The margin between the top Republican candidates in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is still razor thin.
CHICAGO | Most polls have closed in the primary election to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
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…
CHICAGO | After months of drama surrounding Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress, the race to replace the congressman with the prominent name has pivoted to a different high-profile topic: guns.
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.
OLYMPIA FIELDS | Candidates in the 2nd Congressional District last week offered initiatives to improve the district's economic situation. While most of the suggestions weren't new, each candidate promised a renewed vigor to push them forward.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. | Former state Rep. Toi Hutchinson has received a labor endorsement in her bid to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House.
CHICAGO | Freshman state Sen. Napoleon Harris has dropped his bid for former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat and is putting his support behind former state Rep. Robin Kelly.
CHICAGO | The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. heated up Monday when Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle endorsed state Sen. Toi Hutchinson over former state Rep. Robin Kelly, her onetime aide.
Race issues heat up special election to replace Jackson as some believe black vote will be split among African-American candidates
Maybe people hoped the color of a candidate's skin was a pre-Obama cultural and political concern.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Apostolic ministers, including the chief apostle for all of Cook County, plan to ask 12 of the 17 candidates now on the ballot for the 2nd Congressional District race to consider dropping out of the campaign.
UNIVERSITY PARK | Governors State University will host a forum for candidates seeking the vacant congressional seat in Illinois’ 2nd District. The forum, in GSU’s Center for Performing Arts, takes place at 6 p.m. Feb. 7.
LYNWOOD | Congressional hopeful Donne Trotter said Saturday he does not want to become a distraction from serious issues being discussed during the upcoming election cycle to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.
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