| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:47 AM
Jesse 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...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 4:40 AM
CHICAGO -- 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...
| Nov 27, 2012
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...
| Oct 7, 2012
The presidential campaign is over. So pack it up, Mitt Romney. Forget about that post-debate bump in the polls. Just find a dog, put it on the roof and drive away.
President Barack Obama will be filling those upcoming vacancies on the Supreme Court,...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Some Red Line riders on the North Side will soon be faced with longer trips to their trains thanks to rolling closures at seven stations on the north end of the CTA's busiest line. Those stations are targeted for repairs and upgrades that will stretch...
| May 3, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Metra has postponed the awarding of a contract to build the $141 million Englewood Flyover rail bridge on the South Side, a project that drew complaints today from three local congressmen that the project lacks adequate minority participation.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:17 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:14 PM
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...
| Nov 1, 2012
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...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 11:46 PM
Though 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...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:25 PM
In deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines.
South Side aldermen – previously...