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Clout StreetDemocratic congressional candidate Robin Kelly today gained the support of U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky as she runs for the right to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Kelly, a former state lawmaker from Matteson, previously got the backing of U.S....
Change of SubjectTranscript: Flash back to the mid 1990s and ask —who are the most prominent African American politicians in Illinois? Jesse White, Roland Burris, Danny Davis, Tim Evans, Bobby Rush, Carol Mosley Braun, Emil Jones, John Stroger and the up and......
A Democratic state senator who is seeking former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat was arrested Wednesday at O'Hare International Airport after trying to board an aircraft to Washington, D.C., with a gun, authorities said. Sen. Donne...
Maybe something good will come from the Shakespearean tragedy that is the Jesse Jackson Jr. saga: A deeper understanding of mental illness and more empathy for those afflicted with it. Or maybe not. The level of cynicism in these parts is so high that...
I’m lucky. I learned journalism on a very good student newspaper at Middletown High School, my southern Ohio hometown. We published every two weeks. That’s often enough to cover real news and learn to be accountable, knowing that you have to...
Tags: Middletown, Politics, Rush Limbaugh, Barack Obama, Periodicals
Change of SubjectIn the next debate, Obama may listen to his bug-eyed liberal militants and attempt to tear into Romney. I hope Obama does. I think it could be a further plus for Romney to show off the aplomb and skills he......
WGN NewsJesse Jackson Jr is no longer a congressman. He submitted his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the House in Washington DC Wednesday and walked away from a 17 year career in public service. After six months off the job, his father, Rev Jesse...
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CNNCHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health." Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several...
Tribune reporterThough he is hospitalized with mental health problems and declined to campaign, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., claimed victory Tuesday in his re-election bid to the House of Representatives. Jackson was leading with 64 percent of the vote in the 2nd...
Is it bad manners to give the moutza to a dead man who killed himself by cockroach? This is not a philosophical question. Today is the day we hand out the venerable Moutza of the Month award, this time for October. As loyal readers know, the moutza is a...
Tags: Danny Davis, Fishing, Politics, Lena Dunham, Rod Blagojevich
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is back at the Mayo Clinic, his wife Ald. Sandi Jackson confirmed on Tuesday. Jackson has been on medical leave since June, with bipolar disorder. On Monday, Congressmen Bobby Rush and Danny Davis spoke to the media...
All lanes on the Dan Ryan Expressway near the Chicago Skyway reopened this morning after demolition work on a railway bridge caused traffic shutdowns Tuesday. A demolition crew was working on a railroad bridge spanning the Ryan (I-90/94) near 64th Street...
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