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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. Sen. Donne...
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...
Tribune reportersRep. 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...
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...
Clout StreetU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Democratic state Sen. Donne Trotter, a candidate to succeed Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, shouldn't get any special treatment as an elected official for allegedly trying to board a plane with a firearm and ammunition. Speaking...
What's worse for a distinguished, pro-gun-control Chicago politician who sports a cool goatee and an always-natty wardrobe: Being charged with a felony after allegedly trying to carry a .25-caliber Beretta handgun onto a Chicago plane bound for...
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...
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Tribune reporterSPRINGFIELD — 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...
On the corner of Division and Dearborn, the shadows creep up the fronts of buildings as a neighborhood changes its skin. The moms pushing the strollers head for home. The old ladies in puffy coats walk their little white dogs back to their condos for...
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CNNCHICAGO -- 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...
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...
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...
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