Jackson’s attorney Reid Weingarten said his client’s mental health issues are well-known and they don’t intend to argue his condition should be a mitigating factor in his sentencing. [ more › ]
The latest news on the Jesse Jackson Jr. front is that the former Illinois Congressman's attorneys may attempt to bar federal prosecutors from having their own medical experts evaluate Jackson.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who in February pleaded guilty to a years-long spending binge involving more than $750,000 in campaign dollars, has a new sentencing date: July 1.
Former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s embezzlement case is proving just how small Washington's legal world can be. The first judge randomly assigned to the case in Washington's federal trial court has now recused himself. Today in court, the second...
Harvard law professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. has joined Jesse Jackson Jr.'s legal team, papers filed today in federal court show.
Illinois Rep. Kelly takes seat in House, replacing Jesse Jackson Jr.
After Robin Kelly's special election victory to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. Tuesday night, the Chicago Sun-Times' Natasha Korecki, who helped lead the media charge against Republican Paul McKinley, reported the election by the peopleShow More Summary
Robin Kelly will be sworn in as the successor to Jesse Jackson Jr. Thursday. All her constituents want is honesty and accessibility. [ more › ]
Robin Kelly (D) "claimed victory tonight in a low-turnout contest to decide the successor to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a 2nd Congressional District with a history of scandal-plagued representation," the Chicago Tribune reports.Reuters reports that with nearly three quarters of precincts reporting, Kelly had 91.9% of the vote.
Democrat Robin Kelly is out to a commanding early lead tonight in a low-turnout contest to decide the successor to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in a 2nd Congressional District with a history of scandal-plagued representation.
With the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress as the only ballot issue today in Chicago¿s portion of the 2nd Congressional District, voter turnout in the city is extremely light, Chicago Board of Elections officials say.
Robin Kelly looks likely to cruise to an easy victory in today's special election in Illinois to fill former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s vacant seat. But despite a notable lack of competition from her GOP opponent, recent campaign filings show that Kelly has continued to scoop up large campaign contributions.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns will start grading lawmakers. The special election for ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr's House seat is today. Maryland passes medical marijuana. Defense Secretary Hagel wants Congress to take away military commanders' power to overturn service members' crimin …
(CNN) - Chicago area voters head to the polls Tuesday to fill the congressional seat left vacant by disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. And while February's Democratic primary for the special election for Illinois' 2nd Congressional District was a high profile contest full of drama, the general election campaign has so far been a [...]
This Tuesday voters in Illinois’ Second Congressional District will select who will replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr; in anticipation, the Chicago Tribune has launched its final assault against Republican Paul McKinley. In...Show More Summary
A Democrat running for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress attacked the idea of concealed-carry firearms by citing the victims of the Aurora theater shooting, who could not defend themselves in a gun-free zone. Robin Kelly, candidate...Show More Summary
Generally, when we want a good swig of cynicism, we cast our eyes upon the scandals of the federal government ? your Michael Jackson fedora-buying Jesse Jackson Jr.'s, your frozen-pie box cash-stuffers like William Jefferson, and that good ol' A...
Moving trucks have been spotted outside disgraced former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Chicago home. [ more › ]
With one week to go in the special election to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. in Illinois’ Second Congressional District, President Obama has chimed in and thrown his support behind the Democrat nominee, Robin Kelly. Show More Summary