| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:16 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office has extended to Monday the deadline to apply to succeed former 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson.
The administration initially sent out a news release Friday afternoon saying it had received completed applications from 42 people by...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Twenty two candidates met a Monday deadline to file paperwork for a spot on the ballot in the special election to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
The field of 17 Democrats and five Republicans still could be winnowed, however, as campaigns...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Machen and James Cole have pursued their share of headline-makers, taking on between the two of them an All-Star baseball pitcher, government contractors, members of Congress, a federal judge and a mayoral campaign.
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:31 PM
After weeks of rumors and equally strenuous denials, Sandi Jackson resigned as Chicago's 7th Ward alderman Friday, the latest chapter in the stunning, scandal-laced downfall of what had been one of the city's most prominent and powerful political duos....
| Jan 12, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy today called for tougher gun laws and reiterated his opposition to legalizing the concealed carry of handguns in Illinois.
“The answer to guns is not more guns,” McCarthy said during a panel...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday night that he will accept online applications from people who want to succeed former 7th Ward Ald. Sandi Jackson and ask a committee to winnow the field of contenders.
The web site will be up Friday and the panel will...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:41 AM
State Sen. Donne Trotter has told several south suburban officials that he will officially end his bid for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat that Jesse Jackson Jr. vacated last month, sources said Friday.
| Dec 30, 2012
One year ago, I didn't predict that a book about predictions, "The Signal and the Noise," would be one of the top-selling nonfiction titles of 2012 or that its author, former Chicagoan Nate Silver, would become a cultural icon whose name is synonymous...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ushering in the new and the old — dozens of eager freshmen determined to change Washington and the harsh reality of another stretch of bitterly divided government.
The 113th Congress will convene Thursday at the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:39 PM
This fiscal cliff vote that happened on New Year’s Day — who the heck was representing the Imperial Valley? With Bob Filner gone, where was Juan Vargas? Didn’t he win the election to fill the seat? Can an entire district go without...