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Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congressman Rush: I’m Cooperating With Ethics Probe

At Chicago State University, Bobby Rush addressed the media about an investigation that has the Office of Congressional Ethics tracking money surrounding the congressman. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

04/11/2014

Luis Gutierrez

House Ethics Panel Eyes Rep. Gutierrez

The ethics panel did not reveal the nature of the inquiry, but a spokesman for Gutierrez said Thursday that it relates to a long-standing service contract made by Gutierrez over the past decade.

03/20/2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson: Congressman Son Is ‘Unwell,’ ‘Rebuilding His Strength’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said Thursday that his Congressman son is “unwell” and “rebuilding his strength,” but had little else to say on the subject.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson Jr. Being Treated For ‘Mood Disorder’

The mystery surrounding U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s monthlong absence from Congress deepened Wednesday evening, as his office released a statement saying he is suffering from a “mood disorder,” without providing any specifics.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

Robert Dold (Photo From doldforcongress.com)

Rep. Dold Focuses On Bipartisanship As He Fights To Keep Seat

With Illinois Democrats redrawing his district, U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) is finding it vital to point to his bipartisanship as he runs for re-election.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2012

Donald Manzullo, Adam Kinzinger

GOP Congressmen Spar As They Compete For Same District

Two Illinois Republicans already in Congress find themselves running for the same seat.

WBBM Newsradio–03/13/2012

Congressman Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh Ordered To Prove He Doesn’t Owe $100K In Child Support

A Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that Congressman Joe Walsh must prove that he made nearly $100,000 in child-support payments as part of his ongoing legal dispute with his ex-wife, Laura Walsh.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Troops In Afghanistan

Freshman Rep. Schilling Talks About Afghanistan

Freshman U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-Rock Island) is just back from a tour of Afghanistan.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter: Keep Your Shirt On, Seriously

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says a congressional scandal over a beefcake shot on the Internet is funny until you realize the elected official in question helps lead the nation.

02/10/2011

Robert Dold (Photo From doldforcongress.com)

Illinois Rep. Leading Charge Against Health Care Overhaul

A freshman Illinois congressman is among those leading the charge to repeal President Barack Obama’s overhaul of health care.

WBBM Newsradio–01/19/2011

Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rush: I Haven’t Decided Whether To Move Office

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has a Congressional office in the most violent police beat in the city, but he emphasizes that has not decided whether to move his office in the wake of the shootings in Tucson.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Rep. Jackson: Congressmen Need Better Security

After the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) says members of Congress should be given more money for security.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Sources: Danny Davis May Still Run For Mayor

CBS 2 is learning that U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), fresh off a major re-election effort Tuesday, is re-considering and may enter the race for mayor.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Rep. Mike Quigley Not Running For Mayor

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) announced Wednesday morning that he will not be running for mayor next year.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2010