Former Congressman

Former Congressman Joe Walsh takes part in a Tea Party protest against the IRS.

Joe Walsh Pulled Off The Air For Using Racial Slurs On Radio Show

Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh was kicked off the air in the middle of his radio show on Thursday, for using racial slurs during a discussion of the Washington Redskins controversy.

06/20/2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds arrives at court in Harare, Zimbabwe, to appear on charges of immigration violations and possession of pornography. (Credit: The Herald)

Former Congressman Reynolds Deported From Zimbabwe

Lawyers for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds say he was deported to the U.S. after a paying a fine for violating Zimbabwe’s immigration laws.

02/24/2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds arrives at court in Harare, Zimbabwe, to appear on charges of immigration violations and possession of pornography. (Credit: The Herald)

Reynolds’ Porn Charge Dismissed In Zimbabwe; Guilty Plea On Immigration Violation

A Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday dismissed charges against former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of possessing pornography, and he was ordered to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country’s immigration laws.

02/21/2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds (in cap) after he was arrested by immigration officials and CID officers at the Bronte Garden Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Picture By Justin Mutenda/The Herald)

No Plea Yet For Reynolds On Immigration Charge In Zimbabwe

The lawyer for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said Thursday his client needed more time to understand the “essential elements” of the charges he faces after he failed to enter a plea on charges of violating immigration law.

02/20/2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds (in cap) after he was arrested by immigration officials and CID officers at the Bronte Garden Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Picture By Justin Mutenda/The Herald)

Former Congressman Reynolds Pleads Not Guilty In Zimbabwe

Visibly exhausted, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty in a Zimbabwe court on Wednesday to charges of possessing pornography and must spend another night in jail before he can apply for bail.

02/19/2014

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds (in cap) after he was arrested by immigration officials and CID officers at the Bronte Garden Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Picture By Justin Mutenda/The Herald)

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Arrested In Zimbabwe

Reynolds was arrested for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating immigration laws. Reynolds resigned from his congressional seat in 1995 after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.

02/18/2014

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Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins Dies At 81

Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, has died at age 81.

02/05/2013

U.S. Capitol Dome

Candidates Begin Filing Petitions To Run For Jackson Jr.’s Seat

More than half a dozen Democrats turned in candidacy petitions Thursday to the Illinois Board of Elections.

01/03/2013

Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) speaks to reporters at City Hall, where she attended her first City Council committee meeting since her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress. (Credit: CBS)

Ald. Sandi Jackson Not Resigning, Not Running For Congress

Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) was back at City Hall on Tuesday, making her first public appearance since her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress last month. The alderman shot down rumors she’s planning to resign, and also insisted she’s not planning to run for her husband’s empty seat on Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2012

Bill Foster

Former Rep., Candidate Foster: Moderates Have A Hard Time In Congress

A former Democratic Congressman running to get his old job back is critical of the way he says bipartisan cooperation is falling out of favor on Capitol Hill.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2012