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Rickey Hendon

ANOTHER Illinois Politician Arrested

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

Updated story With one former governor already in prison and another heading there this week, Illinois politicians have been warned to stop their c...

First Rahm, Now This: State Senator Faces Residency Questions

My FOX Chicago | Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

One way or another, new State Senator Annazette Collins has a problem. FOX Chicago News has found that Collins is claiming a homeowner's exemption ...

Mayoral Candidate Snubbed Again, As House Seat Is Given To Insider

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The cascading vacancies caused by the abrupt retirement of Senator Rickey Hendon have finally dried up, and Dr. Patricia Watkins has officially reaped...

Scott Lee Cohen Wants Rickey Hendon's Open Senate Seat

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- Scott Lee Cohen first set his sights on being lieutenant governor, then governor, and now he's aiming for a smaller political prize. ...

Rickey Hendon Retiring After 'Black Political Disaster'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

One of the most charismatic figures in Illinois politics announced his retirement suddenly on Thursday afternoon. Rickey Hendon will step down after 1...

WATCH: Sen. Rickey 'Hollywood' Hendon's AWESOME Civil Unions Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many Illinois representatives and senators stood up in recent days to voice either their support or opposition to the state's recently passed civil un...

Black Caucus Picks Danny Davis, But Moseley Braun And Meeks Sticking Around

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though it seems like the race to replace Chicago Mayor Richard Daley started months ago, the official kickoff to the 2011 mayoral election begins next...

Brady Wants Apology After Hendon Calls Him 'Racist' And 'Homophobic'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The already dirty race for Illinois governor has become even nastier. On Saturday, Governor Pat Quinn was joined by state Senator Rickey Hendon at a...

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...

WATCH: Rickey Hendon Will Run For Mayor, Says He's The 'Black Sarah Palin'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For those of you keeping score of Mayoral Madness at home (or Daleypalooza as it's also been called), you can move two more names from the "thinking a...

Senate Rejects Bill To Limit Free Rides For Seniors

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Regardless of their income, senior citizens can continue riding Chicago-area mass transit for free after the state Senate Wednesday preserved what a G...

Rickey Hendon Campaign Commercial: Illinois Senator's Hilarious Radio Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Senator Rickey Hendon, who is running for Illinois lieutenant governor, has a rather interesting campaign ad running on local radio sta...

Chicago State Gets $40M From Springfield It Didn't Request

Chicago Tribune | Angie Leventis Lourgos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Frank Pogue learned his South Side school would be building an extension campus on the West Side, and state lawmakers were allocating $40 million for ...

Candidates Lining Up For Lieutenant Governor: Why?

NBC Chicago | Steve Rhodes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Blame it on Pat Quinn: the job formerly known as Lieutenant Governor of Bored Out-of-My-Mindistan is suddenly drawing interest from a wide-range of po...

The Changing Face of Illinois Politics

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The political landscape of Chicago and Illinois is destined to change in its black representation. Todd Stroger has been a disappointment. He should go home and not waste the public's time with another run.

Senator Hendon Questions Fairness Of Blagojevich Trial

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- As the impeachment tribunal of Gov. Blagojevich got off to a sleepy start Monday with the governor performing on Broadway instead of at...

Daley Wants New Senate President To Be From Cook County

Chicago Sun-Times | Dave McKinney and Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jockeying over the state Senate's next Democratic leader intensified Wednesday as Mayor Daley insisted he had no horse in the race but signaled behind...