Baffoe: I See Alonzo Spellman In Aldon SmithMaybe we should be quicker to help troubled 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith than to criticize him.
Judge Denies Jackson Request To Keep Part Of Sentencing Memo SecretA federal judge has denied former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s request to keep part of his defense team's sentencing memorandum sealed from the public, so he can keep details of his medical condition private.
Finance Committee Backs Nearly $33M In Settlements Of Police LawsuitsA Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.
City Council To Weigh $22.5M Settlement In Bipolar Woman's LawsuitThe city’s Law Department is proposing a $22.5 million settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by the family of a bipolar woman who was raped and nearly killed in 2006, after she was released from police custody in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods in 2006.
Rush And Davis: Jackson Jr. Still 'Can't Take The Pressure' Of Speaking PubliclyTwo Chicago congressmen reiterated their support for Jesse Jackson Jr. on Saturday, saying the former Illinois congressman is suffering greatly and needs time to get healthy before he can address the public.
Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. Spent Thanksgiving With His FamilyThe day after former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, things were quiet at the home of Jackson's famous father. But Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. did come out to talk to reporters on Thanksgiving.
Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. 'Has Fought Gallantly' During IllnessRev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday that his son Jesse Jackson Jr.’s decision to resign from Congress has caused “a great sense of pain” for his family, but he said they’ve been encouraged by all the support they’ve received from the public.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From CongressCongressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.
Jackson Jr.'s Colleagues In Congress Add To Pressure For AnswersSeveral members of Illinois's congressional delegation have joined the growing chorus of voices pressuring U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) to speak out about his ongoing medical and legal troubles.
Jackson Family Not Talking About Jesse Jr.'s Tentative Plea DealThere has been no official response from the Jackson family to the exclusive CBS 2 report that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been negotiating a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would lead to his resignation for health reasons and likely jail time. Reactions among his constituents on Saturday were mixed.
Despite Long Absence, Jackson Jr. Easily Wins Re-ElectionDespite ongoing health problems that have kept him out of action for months – and a pair of investigations hanging over his head – Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. handily won re-election Tuesday against a trio of largely unknown challengers.
Jackson Jr. Voted Absentee; Won't Hold Election Day EventU.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s publicist says the ailing Illinois congressman has voted by absentee ballot.