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Jesse Jackson Jr Special Election

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...

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...

Report: Feds Conducting Separate Probe Of Sandi Jackson

Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

Like husband, like wife? According to a Chicago Sun-Times report, ex-Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, the wife of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr....

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...

Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets A Major Shakeup

Posted 12.28.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois state lawmaker considered by many to be a leading candidate in the crowded field to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress is expected to ...

Dem Leaders To Endorse Candidate In Jackson Jr. Race

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2013 | Chicago

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Democratic ward bosses from Chicago neighborhoods and suburban townships are expected...

Senator Still Has Chance At Jackson's Seat Despite Weapons Charge

Posted 12.13.2012 | Chicago

Before briefly appearing in court on a felony weapons charge Wednesday, Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter vowed to continue to push on in his bid to f...

Sandi Jackson On Congressional Run: 'Never Say Never'

Posted 12.10.2012 | Chicago

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy DNAinfo.com Chicago: CHICAGO — Will Ald. Sandi Jackson run for the very congressional seat that her husband, Jesse...

State Senator Arrested For Packing Pistol At Airport

Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy DNAinfo.com Chicago: CHICAGO — State Sen. Donne Trotter on Wednesday was busted for bringing a handgun and bullets...

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...

Jackson Jr. Special Election Delayed To Save State Money

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago

By Renita D. Young CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Illinois decided on Thursday to delay until April 9 an election to fill the U.S. House ...

Ex-Congressman Convicted Of Child Porn Hopes To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 11.28.2012 | Chicago

The already-crowded field of possible successors to Jesse Jackson Jr. expanded Wednesday to include Mel Reynolds, the disgraced former congressman who...

Possible Successors Line Up After Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Resignation

Posted 11.24.2012 | Chicago

Though it's only been three days since Jesse Jackson Jr.'s abrupt resignation from Congress, about a dozen potential names have already been floated i...