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Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Joins Calls For Indicted Chicago Lawmaker To Step Down

Despite winning the Democratic primary, state Rep. Derrick Smith should not remain on the ballot, Emanuel said Friday.

03/23/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jackson’s Re-Election Bid Vs. Halvorson Heating Up

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was facing a new obstacle in his fight to retain his seat in Congress amid his toughest primary challenge yet.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Randall Terry of Florida and founder of Operation Rescue leads anti-abortion activists during a peaceful disobedience sit-in outside the Pepsi Center during the 2008 Democratic National Convention on August 26, 2008 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Activist To Run Graphic Anti-Abortion Ad During Super Bowl

Super Bowl viewers often look forward to the commercials that run during breaks in the action, but those fans might be in for an unpleasant experience as an anti-abortion activist is running an ad with images of aborted fetuses as he runs against President Barack Obama in the Democratic primary.

01/25/2012

Former Illinois Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson (left) and Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (right) are running against each other in the 2012 Democratic primary in the 2nd District. (Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Not Ready To Endorse Either Jackson Or Halvorson

Congressman Jesse Jackson has received a most graceful let down from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said Tuesday he has not yet made an endorsement in the 2nd District race against former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson.

01/17/2012

U.S. Capitol Dome

Both 8th District Democratic Candidates: Keep Funding For Veterans

Their backgrounds are vastly different, but the candidates for the Democratic primary race for the 8th Congressional District north of Chicago are both focusing on the federal budget for veterans.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Rudy Clay

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay Getting Ready To Bow Out

Next Tuesday is Election Day in Northwest Indiana, and in Gary, voters will choose nominees to become replace longtime Mayor RUdy Clay

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011