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Clout StreetFollowing Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
Clout StreetFormer 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...
After Robin Kelly lost a 2010 bid for state treasurer, the office's chief investigator alleged she violated ethics laws by improperly reporting time off from her taxpayer-funded job as chief of staff to then-Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, the Tribune has...
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." But...
Tribune reporterDebbie Halvorson found herself alone among leading Democratic candidates Sunday when she indicated she would not support a ban on the semiautomatic firearm used in the Sandy Hook school shooting last month. The former one-term congresswoman from Crete...
Change of SubjectWith 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...
Five Democrats made Thursday's 8 a.m. deadline to secure a chance for the top spot on a crowded ballot to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. Chicago Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th; state Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields; state...
State Sen. Donne Trotter has told several south suburban officials that he will officially end his bid for the Democratic nomination for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s congressional seat, sources said Friday. Trotter, 62, is scheduled to make a...
Clout StreetState 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. Trotter, 62,...
Clout StreetA 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...
Change of SubjectA 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......
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...
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