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Illinois 2nd District

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...

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 ...

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...

Janell Ross

New Urban Politics Emerges In Race to Replace Jesse Jackson Jr. | Janell Ross | Posted 11.27.2012 | Black Voices

In 2011, as Illinois politicians redrew congressional district maps, they exercised a power grab that was intended to protect those already in office ...

Jennifer Bendery

Rev. Jesse Jackson: It's 'Inappropriate' To Ask About His Son's Medical Mystery | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although it's been a month since Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) took a medical leave from Congress for unknown reasons, his father said...