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Ex-Congressman Says He's Gone Into Hiding In South Africa

AP | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he is in hiding in South Africa following his deportation from Zimbabwe because he believes h...

Former Dem Rep Deported From Zimbabwe

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds say he was deported to the U.S. after a paying a fine for violating Zimbabwe's imm...

Former Dem Rep Embroiled In Porn Scandal To Be Deported

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds pleaded guilty on Friday to violating Zimbabwe's immigration laws. He was sentenced by the Ma...

Ex-Congressman Appears In Court On Porn Charge

Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds had to be assisted as he alighted Thursday from a prison van after arriving at the Magistrate'...

Details Emerge In Ex-Congressman's Zimbabwe Porn Charges

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

HARARE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Former U.S. congressman Mel Reynolds was due to appear in a Zimbabwe court on Wednesday on charges of possessing pornogra...

Top 10: Longest Prison Sentences for Illinois Politicians

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

While among the highest profile of Illinois' many convicted elected officials, the Jacksons' sentences are nowhere near the top of the list.

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...

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...

Will Cook County Dems Coalesce Around One Second District Candidate?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

This week on CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis and the panelists discuss the crowded race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr, the proposed five-year moratorium on school closings and some recent developments in local journalism.

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...