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Mel Reynolds

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  • Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat

    Convicted ex-alderman seeking Cook County Board seat
    Less than two years after getting out of federal prison where he served time for a public corruption conviction, former West Side alderman Isaac "Ike" Carothers is attempting a political comeback. While state law bars Carothers from trying to win back a...
  • Seer madness: Readers and I do our duty, predict 2013

     
    With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
  • Straight answers on crooked pols

     
    Making sense of our messy laws on when ex-cons can run for office Wednesday's print column News item: As a convicted felon, former West Side Ald. Isaac "Ike" Carothers (right) is barred by law from running again for a seat......
  • Jackson Jr. seat candidate hits foe on gun charge

    Jackson Jr. seat candidate hits foe on gun charge
    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...
  • Rep. Jackson calls it quits

    Rep. Jackson calls it quits
    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...
  • Reynolds wants to return to Congress

    Reynolds wants to return to Congress
    Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Congressional predecessor wants his old job back.  Mel Reynolds was 2nd district Congressman until 1995 when he had to resign in disgrace over a bank fraud scandal and an affair with a minor. Reynolds says he has learned from his...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago (.mp3 file, right click to download) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Greg Hinz of Crain's......
  • January 2001: Bill Clinton grants clemency, frees Reynolds

    January 2001: Bill Clinton grants clemency, frees Reynolds
    Just hours before he left office Saturday, President Clinton ordered Mel Reynolds released from prison, commuting the former Chicago Democratic congressman's sentence as part of a flurry of last-minute clemency grants. Clinton gave full pardons to his...