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Robin Kelly

Congress Must Act Now to Stop America's Gun Violence Epidemic

Rep. Robin Kelly | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Robin Kelly

The daily shootings in America's inner cities are all too frequent reminders of the tragic impact of gun violence on our national well-being. Some studies suggest that repeated exposure to shootings in urban areas is akin to the trauma suffered by soldiers in war zones.

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 ...

Michael Bloomberg Wants to Buy Your Vote

Jay Pinho | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Jay Pinho

The House of Representatives will soon boast a new addition to its pro-gun control caucus, but the journey required to achieve this end has further demonstrated the futility of an existing campaign finance framework already on life support.

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.

Biden: Illinois Election Sends Clear Message On Gun Control

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden argued Wednesday that the primary election victory of a gun control advocate to represent Illinois in Congress ...

Paul Blumenthal

Bloomberg Spends Big In Illinois Election | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg won a major fight in his push to pass gun-control legislation on Tuesday as the candidate that his...

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 ...

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...

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...

Bloomberg Defends Anti-Gun Super PAC Ads In Illinois Election

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.20.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waded deeper Tuesday into the Chicago-area election to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., defendi...

Dem Bows Out Of Contentious Race Amid Gun Debate

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A well-known Illinois state senator dropped her bid Sunday for the U.S. House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., narrowing the field a...

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 ...

Guns Dominate In Race To Replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 04.14.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — After months of drama surrounding Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress, the race to replace the congressman with the prominent name ha...

Debbie Halvorson Comes Out In Opposition To Assault Weapons Ban

Posted 01.28.2013 | Chicago

Vying for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s old seat in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District, ex-congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is trying to win a Democratic primar...

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...

(Once Again) Hillary Clinton Teaches Us How to Run the Political Table (Are You Listening, Susan Rice?)

Rebecca Sive | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

In 2012, political women everywhere "suited up;" joined the game; stepped-up to bat; and hit the ball out of the park. We are now in the major political leagues. Wherever it is, we are in the political room. We are at the table in the room. Now, the question is: how to run that table?

Dan Rutherford, Robin Kelly Fight for Nickels-and-Dimes in State Treasurer Race

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Candidates for the office of Illinois State Treasurer seldom stir voter interest or imagination in this junior constitutional office. The 2010 election is no different.

Giannoulias' Chief Of Staff Praises Kirk For Returning Goldman Contributions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Republican congressman Mark Kirk has tried to make his U.S. Senate race against Alexi Giannoulias about the collapse of the Giannoulias family's Broad...

Treasurer's Office Expands Benefits For Same-Sex Partners‎

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This weekend, Illinois State Treasurer and Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias signed an executive order giving gay and lesbian employees of the Illino...

Dan Hynes' Tax Plan Would Shield Illinois Legislature, Governor From Tax Hike and Other Campaign News

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

If Hynes ultimately were to become governor and enact his plan, the entire Illinois governing class would be exempt from an Illinois income tax increase. Oops.

Prehistoric Print Endorsements?

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

In an era of declining readership and a politically disengaged populace, do newspaper endorsements reflect little more than the proverbial tree falling in a desolate forest?

Justin Oberman Enters State Treasurer's Race, Scraps Lieutenant Governor Bid

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The son of a former Chicago alderman is scheduled to kick off a campaign for state treasurer Monday, setting up a primary for the Democratic nominatio...