Can a Republican replace Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Republican candidate Paul McKinley


Todd Cefaratti Human Events 3/22/2013

If there’s one thing on which Democrats and Republicans can agree it is that Chicago is a wasteland of drug and gang violence. What seems to separate the two, however, are the solutions proposed. While Democrats propose a strengthening of the policies that […]

Bloomberg to dump $2M into Chicago race to defeat gun advocate Halvorson

Jessica Chasmar The Washington Times 2/17/2013

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken the gun fight to Chicago and is poised to spend $2 million in an attempt to defeat former Rep. Debbie Halvorson in her bid for the U.S. House seat vacated by disgraced Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr.

Most of the mayor’s super […]

Reports: Jesse Jackson Jr. agrees to plea deal

Sean Lengell The Washington Times 2/8/2013

Embattled former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois has agreed to plead guilty and faces possible jail time as part of a deal with federal authorities investigating accusations he misused campaign money, Chicago news outlets reported Friday.

A federal judge will decide whether the Chicago Democrat, son of well-known […]

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress

Sean Lengell The Washington Times 11/21/2012

After a long struggle with medical and legal problems, Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress on Wednesday, citing failing health as the reason he is stepping down after 17 years but adding he is cooperating with a federal investigation “into my activities.”

The Illinois Democrat, 47, who […]

Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Includes Resignation, Jail Time Breitbart TV 10 Nov 2012

CHICAGO (CBS) – A former U.S. attorney representing embattled Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is negotiating a plea deal with the federal government, CBS 2 has learned.

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the exclusive details.

The plea deal would end Jackson’s 17-year career as a congressman representing Chicago’s […]