| Jan 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
| 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.
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:04 AM
SPRINGFIELD--Five Democrats filed candidacy petitions this morning to seek the top spot on the ballot in next month's special primary election for the seat formerly held by Jesse Jackson Jr.
Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, was first in line, but all candidates...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:37 PM
A Democratic state senator running for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old congressional seat suggested Monday that voters should “turn the page” away from the district’s scandal-filled history of representation, even as a rival...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Democratic leaders spent four hours Saturday listening to 16 candidates audition for the party's endorsement to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., but were unable to solidify behind one contender.
After 90 minutes of deliberations, South Side...
| Dec 6, 2012
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.
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:08 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois drivers will pay $2 more for their license plate stickers next year thanks to a bill Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Friday to pay for better upkeep and care of state parks.
The practical effect of the new law is that...
| Jul 2, 2012
When lawmakers fled Springfield on May 31 without fixing the state's pension crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would bring them back "as soon as possible" to vote on a solution.
One week. Two weeks. Three weeks. Four weeks and counting.
The leaders are...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:26 PM
Illinois drivers would have to pay another $2 for their license plate stickers beginning next year under legislation the Senate passed today to help the state take better care of its parks.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn supported the fee hike as a way to...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
| Nov 28, 2012
That horde of candidates in the 2nd District trying to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Bud Light, is a wondrous sight.
It reaffirms my belief in the goodness of people, since most of the hopefuls are no doubt fueled by the principled...
| Aug 21, 2011
Dozens of companies doing business in the Chicago area are routing their sales through small outlying municipalities with low sales tax rates, siphoning tens of millions of dollars from city and suburban taxing districts.
These companies, ranging from...