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Change of SubjectAnother collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked ™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist. Dear Gov. Pat Quinn: Your posse, like every good posse, needs a "no" person — a man or woman deputized to speak skeptically...
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...
John Harbaugh has gone to the playoffs in each of his first four seasons as head coach, but now is his time for greatness. The Ravens have lost three straight including a humiliating 34-17 loss to Denver on Sunday, and they are on the verge of one of...
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...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- 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...
Tribune reporterSPRINGFIELD--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...
The gunshots that took Kendrec McDade’s life on March 24 have echoed throughout the year in Pasadena. The Azusa teen was running down Sunset Avenue after allegedly serving as a lookout in a Northwest Pasadena car burglary when he neared two...
Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress on Wednesday, saying in a letter that he is cooperating with a federal investigation "into my activities" but blaming his health problems for his decision to step down just two weeks after his reelection....
Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned after a months-long leave for mental illness, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday. Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel confirmed his office had received a letter of...
Tags: Rod Blagojevich, FBI, Barack Obama, Elections, Illinois Governor
I’d wanted to take an actual Mormon to see “The Book of Mormon,” but the closest I could come was the lovely and patient older daughter — so well scrubbed and shimmery that she looked like an Irish coin. “Come on, Coin,...
Tribune reporterThe federal tax evasion trial of Cook County Commissioner William Beavers has been delayed until the end of January because one of his attorneys is ill, a judge decided today. Beavers’ legal team had asked for opening statements to be delayed until...
Tags: Trials, Cook County Government, Elections, Judges, Holidays
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...
Nov 25, 2012 | Chicago Tribune
Nov 22, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 16, 2012 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Nov 22, 2012 |Story| KTLA-LTV
Jan 8, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Jan 3, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 28, 2012 |Story| Pasadena Sun
Nov 21, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Nov 21, 2012 |Story| Daily American
Dec 6, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 4, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Nov 27, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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