Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, has died at age 81.
More than half a dozen Democrats turned in candidacy petitions Thursday to the Illinois Board of Elections.
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.
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.