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Illinois 2nd Congressional District

Voters Head To Polls In Special Election To Replace Jackson Jr.

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly, whose campaign received a $2 million boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, easily ...

Ex-Con Is Robin Kelly's GOP Challenger For Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat

Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

While Robin Kelly might not be sweating the competition in the April 9 Illinois special election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., her GOP ch...

Biden: Illinois Election Sends Clear Message On Gun Control

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden argued Wednesday that the primary election victory of a gun control advocate to represent Illinois in Congress ...

Illinois Millennials Must Help Restore State's Civic Health

Shawn Healy | Posted 04.29.2013 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

It's time for Illinois Millennials to reclaim our democracy. With today's primaries and general local elections pending in April, our youngest citizens are presented with another opportunity to restore the balance between elected officials and the governed.

Robin Kelly Wins Dem Primary In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 04.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse ...

Halvorson Leads Latest Poll In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 02.25.2013 | Chicago

As the crowded field of candidates for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress headed out for one last day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's primary in I...

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s District Has Long History Of Corruption

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.24.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign wo...

Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Push About To Get Special Election Test

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

By Renita Young CHICAGO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's push for stricter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Con...

Bloomberg Defends Anti-Gun Super PAC Ads In Illinois Election

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.20.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waded deeper Tuesday into the Chicago-area election to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., defendi...

Paul Blumenthal

Michael Bloomberg Spent Over $1 Million On This 2013 Race | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent twice as much in the special election for Illinois' 2nd Congressional ...

Guns Dominate In Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 04.14.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After months of drama surrounding Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress, the race to replace the congressman with the prominent name ha...

Early Voting Begins In Race To Replace Jackson Jr. In Congress

Posted 02.11.2013 | Chicago

The race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District heats up as early voting kicks off Monday. Voters...

Gun Dominate Debate In Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

Posted 02.08.2013 | Chicago

Several contenders vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress gathered at Governor's State University Thursday night where their debate was domina...

Bloomberg's Super PAC Goes After Pro-Gun Democrat

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

A super PAC funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has weighed in on Illinois' Democratic primary to replace retired Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. with a...

Candidates Line Up On Deadline Day In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 01.07.2013 | Chicago

Updated story After weeks of speculation and rumors, the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress narrowed Monday. On the final day candida...

Dem Leaders Fail To Endorse Candidate In Jackson Jr. Race

AP | JASON KEYSER and SARA BURNETT | Posted 02.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — With one of the front-runners for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat facing felony gun charges, Chicago-area Demo...

In Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr., Who's In & Who's Out

Posted 12.03.2012 | Chicago

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress less than two weeks ago, but since then, a flood of Democratic political hopefuls has already come out of the...