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The Wife Vs. the Social Acquaintance: Why Men Cheat

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

It hurts beyond words when the marital trust has been dishonored. And the trust factor usually doesn't return.

Blagojevich Trial Hasn't Filled In The Blanks

New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rod Blagojevich's lawyer declared to the jury in his closing argument last week, "Think about it." He wanted jurors to consider what he thinks is s...

MAYORAL MADNESS: Rahm's Housing Woes, Where Is The Tea Party?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Mayor Daley announced that he would not seek a seventh term, most lifelong Chicagoans knew that things were about to get crazy. The political cov...

Sandi Jackson, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Wife, Discusses Husband's Affair

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The wife of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said she and her husband have undergone marital counseling and spiritual therapy since he told...

Danny Davis: '90 Percent Sue' Rahm Will Run For Mayor After Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, TIME magazine reported that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel could leave the White House in October to campaign for mayor of Chic...

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Last Chance

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

When Chicago Mayor Richard Daley (D) dropped his press conference bomb on the political universe, announcing that he was stepping away from city hall ...

MAYORAL MADNESS: Jackson Jr. Has A Bad Week, Will Rahm Leave White House In October?

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the amount of rumor and speculation surrounding the Chicago mayor's race has progressively increased, it seems that the number of confirmed mayo...

Jackson Made $6M Offer To Blago For Senate Seat, Says Fund-Raiser

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY A political operative is telling federal investigators that Jesse Jackson, Jr. offered $6 million to Rod Blagojevich in return for an a...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Tells Blagojevich Prosecutors To 'Bring It On'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Mulling over a possible run for mayor of Chicago, a defiant Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., spoke out publicly for the first time on Fr...

MAYORAL MADNESS: Handy Election Scorecard, Manny Flores To Run

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since Mayor Daley announced that he would not be running for a seventh term last week, the Chicago news cycle has been dominated by mayor's race cover...

Rahm Emanuel, Jesse Jackson Jr. Meet To Discuss Chicago Mayor Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. had a private meeting Wednesday night to discuss the Chicago mayor's race--and thei...

Three Jacksons Consider Bid For Chicago Mayor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before Mayor Daley announced that he would not be seeking a seventh term, there was speculation that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. would run some day. N...

Blagojevich Trial Stalls Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Aspirations

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jesse Jackson Jr. once possessed the makings of a political star. Son of a civil rights leader and a Democratic congressman with a str...

Blagojevich Brothers On Trial: Robert Takes The Stand

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Robert Blagojevich came to Chicago in the summer of 2008 to help his brother raise campaign funds, conditions were less then ideal. "Rod's brand...

Blagojevich Trial: Where's the Beef?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

After the government rested its case months ahead of schedule, it became apparent to anyone who was paying attention that what we have here is a perfectly premature prosecution.

Talk Of Cash For Jesse Jackson Jr. Senate Appointment Comes Up At Blagojevich Trial

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich had nothing good to say about Jesse Jackson, Jr. when his name was floated as a possible Senate candidate to fill Barack Obama's seat....

Blago Tapes Played In Court: Ex Gov Irked By 'Thankful' Message From Obama Aide

Huffington Post | Janan Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sounding at times desperate and dispirited, and at other times enthusiastic and grandiose, Rod Blagojevich was captured on tape strategizing about how...

Blagojevich Motion: Redacted Material Claims Obama Pushed Valerie Jarrett For Senate, Took Money From Tony Rezko

Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As a part of the ongoing circus that is Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial,defense attorneys for the indicted former governor of Illinois moved to sub...

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor? Plenty Of Others Could Also Be Running To Replace Daley

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's public announcement of what many already knew privately -- "one day I would like to run for mayor of the city of Chicago" -- has caused...

The Blagojevich Trial Begins -- So Should The Clearing of Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s Name

Tamara N. Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tamara N. Holder

Yesterday, we heard the opening statements in the public corruption case against former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and his brother, Robert.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. Considers Endorsing Mark Kirk

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even before he won his party's primary, Alexi Giannoulias' campaign for U.S. Senate has been beset by critics arguing that his candidacy was flawed. A...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Gives Quinn Endorsement: "Hynes Has No Constructive Message"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. joined Gov. Pat Quinn at a Rainbow PUSH forum Saturday and slammed Dan Hynes' recent television ads that showed former mayor Ha...

Jackson Sr. Denies Being 'Emissary' To Blagojevich

ABC | Thomas Giusto and Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rev. Jesse Jackson says he played no role and was not "an emissary" in alleged efforts to make a deal with Governor Rod Blagojevich for the appointm...

Ethics Panel Defers Investigation On Jesse Jackson Jr.

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House ethics committee said Wednesday it will put off for now an expanded investigation into whether Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. or ...

Most Corrupt Congressmen: Blago Lands Burris, Jackson Jr. On List

Crain's Chicago Business | Paul Merrion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Their quest for the vacant U.S. Senate seat of President Barack Obama has landed Sen. Roland Burris and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on a watchdog grou...