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No One Is Safe: Out-Of-State Groups Dominate Key Races

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Carpetbagging super PACs and nonprofit groups are dominating this year’s special congressional elections in a potential foreshadowing of the 2014 mi...

New Sentencing Date Set For Jesse Jackson Jr., Wife

AP | Posted 09.01.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Tuesday set Aug. 14 as the new sentencing date for former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife. U.S. ...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentencing Delayed

AP | Posted 08.31.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge on Monday postponed the sentencing hearing for former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, noting it w...

Prosecutors Want To Seize Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Homes

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 08.28.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Government prosecutors Friday filed a forfeiture motion naming the homes of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, in...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants To Head Behind Bars Before Wife Sandi

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi appear to be preparing for the likely possibility that they will both be heading to prison wh...

Feds Recommend 4 Years In Prison For Jesse Jackson Jr.

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 08.07.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Prosecutors Friday recommended four years in prison for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., following his guilty plea this year on crimi...

Jackson Jr. Wants Medical Information In Court Doc Kept Secret

Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago

Ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reportedly submitted a request to keep information about his medical condition out of the public eye in his upcomin...

Lawmakers skip the main course, load up on dessert; Byrne: Dems can't govern; IL credit rating: Worst gets worse: Your Reboot Illinois Daily Tip-Off

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.04.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

JUST DESSERTS $71 million to buy a land for a new airport in Peotone. Help for a new DePaul stadium in Chicago. $2 billion in new spending. Our lawmak...

Letters To Jackson Jr. Judge A Bizarre Mix Of Angry, Heartfelt Pleas

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to sentencing former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, ex-Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, it seems everyone has an opinion. ...

Ryan J. Reilly

'Charming' Jesse Jackson Jr. Deserves Break, Says Politician

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) wrote a letter last month asking a federal judge to go easy on former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. when he's senten...

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Bipolar Disorder May Factor Into Prison Sentence

Posted 04.26.2013 | Chicago

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has a new sentencing date as his slated appearance in court has been pushed back — a whole three days, to Jul...

Robin Kelly Sworn In To Replace Jackson Jr. In Congress

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

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 ye...

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 ...

Moving Trucks Spotted At Jackson Jr.'s Chicago Home

Posted 04.04.2013 | Chicago

Moving trucks seen hauling boxes out of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Chicago home on Wednesday raised questions concerning whether the ex-congressman, awaiting...

Robin Kelly Winning Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Seat Is a Textbook Case for Women Politicians

Rebecca Sive | Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

We benefit when women win. Women make good public officials: They care, they collaborate, and they fight for their communities. Congratulations, second district, for making a good decision for all of us.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Memoir In The Works

Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago

Jesse Jackson Jr. will soon add "memoirist" to the list of labels — like "disgraced congressman" and "former representative of Illinois' 2nd congres...

A Gun Safety Victory

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Normally a Democratic Congressional primary would attract little national attention. But the contest Tuesday in Illinois' Second Congressional District pitted two political giants against each other: the National Rifle Association and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Robin Kelly Wins Democratic Primary For House Seat

Reuters | Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Former Illinois state Representative Robin Kelly, a supporter of tighter gun control laws, won the Democratic primary for ...

Dem Backed By Bloomberg Wins Primary In Race To Replace Jackson Jr.

Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Robin Kelly handily won the Illinois 2nd Congressional District's primary election Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee in the ra...

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...

Clothes Do "Make the Client": What the Hell Was Jesse Jackson and His Legal Team Thinking?

David Coleman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
David Coleman

The Feb. 21, 2013, New York Times coverage of the Jesse Jackson Jr. court appearance, "Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty: 'I Lived Off My Campaign'" app...

Jesse Jackson Jr.: Can't Buy a Break

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He spent how much money?! He spent it on what?! ...

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...

Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, February 21, 2013

John Zipperer | Posted 04.24.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Let's see if the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army can decode this: It's our weekly news quiz, and it's full of spies, popes and wobbly stocks.