Jesse Jackson, Jr.

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South Deering »

Freshly Painted 7th Ward Office Signals Fresh Start to Mitchell, Supporters

Voters hoped the fresh paint and carpet were a sign of more changes to come.  

Hyde Park »

U.S. Rep. Kelly Talks Economics in First Visit to Hyde Park Since Election

Business owners said they were happy to see the congresswoman after feeling ignored by Jesse Jackson Jr.

South Shore (above 79th) »

Joe Walsh Rips Jesse Jackson Jr.: 'Another Spoiled, Arrogant' Politician

Former GOP congressman ripped his former Democrat colleague in a blog post Thursday.

South Shore (above 79th) »

South Shore React: Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi 'Should Have Gotten More'

Spurned constituents of the former congressman and alderman think they got off easy.

Roseland »

Robin Kelly's Constituents Say They Want Honesty, Accessibility From Her

Corruption-weary 2nd District voters said they don't think the public service basics are too much to ask.

Roseland »

Kelly Wins 2nd Congressional District Race to Replace Jackson

Kelly owned a substantial percent of the vote with 123 out of 170 precincts reporting.

South Chicago »

Beavers, Jackson Jr. and Sandi Convictions Leave Voters Weary

Several Southeast Side voters said they're tired of losing elected officials to corruption and crime.

Belmont Cragin »

Alleged Gun-Packing State Senator Back in Court

Sen. Donne Trotter was arraigned Tuesday on charges that he brought a gun into O'Hare Airport.

Roseland »

2nd District Voters Want Jobs, Honesty From Their Next Congressman

After two scandal-plagued congressmen, residents on the South Side said they're ready for change.

South Shore (above 79th) »

Graffiti Scrawled at Jacksons' HQ: 'Crooks'

The vandalism comes after a fall from grace for former power couple.

South Shore »

Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson Plead Guilty, Feds Reveal Lavish Spending

Husband and wife plead guilty to spending thousands from campaign fund, including buying two elk heads.

Chicago »

Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson Expected to Plead Guilty Wednesday

The former congressman is charged with misspending more than $750,000 in campaign funds.