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The Mayo Clinic on Monday announced that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has bipolar disorder, the clearest indication so far of what's kept the veteran South Side lawmaker on medical leave and out of the public eye for more than two months. But Jackson's family,...
Tribune reportersContinual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 5 p.m. Testimony to resume Thursday Testimony has concluded for the day. Court resumes Thursday morning. -------------------- 4:50...
Tags: Judges, Drew Peterson, Trials, Pathology, Accidental Death
Clout StreetState lawmakers today kicked out a West Side Democrat accused of taking a $7,000 bribe, marking the first expulsion from the Illinois House since 1905. Rep. Derrick Smith failed to show up to defend himself or hear his fellow House lawmakers condemn...
At first, there were whispers. Where was Jesse Jackson Jr.? Was he drying out in rehab? Was he being treated for exhaustion? And soon, whispers grew into partisan shouts. Was the congressman ducking a U.S. House ethics probe into his dealings with...
Tags: Jesse Jackson, Government, Elections, Hypomania, Health
Change of SubjectSooner or later we’ll know just what’s wrong with mysteriously ailing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., his diagnosis and prognosis. We already know that it’s serious — an unspecified “mood disorder” that has him...
Tribune reporterA former executive director at the Illinois Finance Authority who was caught up in the federal government’s extensive probe of the Blagojevich administration was sentenced to four years of probation this afternoon. Ali Ata emerged as a key figure...
A former state official who admitted he got his job in exchange for a campaign donation to Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to four years probation. The sentence is part of a plea deal in which Ali Ata told investigators the convicted governor was in...
Tags: Tony Rezko, Punishment
Stuart Levine, the former political insider who masterminded illegal backroom deals before turning government informant to help take down the Blagojevich administration, was sentenced to about 5 ½ years Thursday in prison. Levine plead guilty in 2006...
Tags: Trials, Punishment, Prisons
Tribune reporterWhen the Mayo Clinic distributed a statement that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was being treated at the Minnesota healthcare facility for “depression and gastrointestinal issues,” it marked the first independently verifiable word on the congressman&...
Change of SubjectFrom our story today on the agreement between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union to hire nearly 500 new teachers to work in the longer school day: (Mayor Rahm) Emanuel could not say where that money will......
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota “for extensive inpatient evaluation for depression and gastrointestinal issues,” according to a statement from Jackson sent late Friday by Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo. Jackson’...
There he was, looking earnest and working class in his shirt sleeves, hoping to somehow salvage what has become a Titanic of a political campaign, post-iceberg. Christopher Donovan’s new TV ad has him talking about how he’s fired several...
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