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Illinois 2nd Congressional District

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...

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.

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...

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...

Paul Blumenthal

Michael Bloomberg Spent Over $1 Million On This 2013 Race

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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...

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...