| Feb 24, 2013
Even by the jaded standards of Illinois politics, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending spree with his campaign cash sounds breathtakingly shameless, partly because it sounds so senseless.
Back in the early 1980s, his father, the Rev. Jesse L....
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Chicago election officials report turnout is low in the primary election to find a successor to disgraced former Democratic U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
As of 1:45 p.m., turnout was about 11 percent among sampled city precincts, according to the...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:01 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has ramped up its attacks on 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Debbie Halvorson’s gun control views by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars more on a new TV...
| Mar 17, 2013
This is the strangest political story I've heard in a long time.
Last month in Macomb, a town of about 20,000 residents some 200 miles southwest of Chicago, 2nd Ward aldermanic candidate Steve Wailand beat incumbent Kay Hill by one vote — 17-16...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Former state Rep. Robin Kelly easily won the special Democratic primary Tuesday night in the race to replace the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, helped by millions of dollars in pro-gun control ads from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service."
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson lashed out Tuesday against an expensive ad campaign attacking her past support from the National Rifle Association and accused New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg of using his super political action committee to try to...
| Mar 24, 2013
Tired of the status quo, hundreds of residents across the region rose up this winter to challenge those running their towns — not suspecting the system was stacked against them.
They knocked on doors. They persuaded neighbors to sign petitions....
| Mar 24, 2013
Broadview: Strip club influence?
Two issues have consumed politics in the near west suburb: the lingering fight over a proposed strip club and an intense battle to kick incumbents off the ballot.
Are those two issues related? It's a matter of debate...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:05 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors urged today that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. be sent to prison for four years and his wife, Sandi Jackson, be incarcerated for 18 months.
In making the recommendation, prosecutors suggested the prison terms...