A day before he returns to Congress, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the stroke he suffered last January “was a gift from God,” because of the people he’s met during his rehabilitation, and “the inner faith that I developed.”
President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to move quickly on tightening gun control laws. He formed a task force to give him recommendations within a month.
“It’s not for me, and certainly elected office is not for me at this time,” Jonathan Jackson said on Tuesday.
This is the cardinal’s second with cancer. He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006; this past summer, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.
For the first time since being diagnosed with cancer and beginning a long and difficult course of treatment, Cardinal Francis George was speaking out about his fight for life, as well as his future.
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.
As Congress returned from its Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District was made official on Tuesday.
Plans for Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to speak to his staffers on Wednesday were abruptly cancelled Tuesday.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the White House on Friday, for a chat in the Oval Office with his former boss, President Barack Obama.
Several 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.
A day after Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. left his second stint at the Mayo Clinic, a source close to the Jackson family said the congressman was still in Rochester, Minn., in an effort to avoid the spotlight.
The embattled South Side congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. would resign for health reasons, admit to misspending campaign funds and likely spend some time behind bars, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has learned.
CBS 2 has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. planned to step down weeks ago, ostensibly for mental health reasons, but a legal source said he talked Jackson and his wife, Sandi, out of that decision to resign before the election.
President Barack Obama was on his way back to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday afternoon, for the first time since his stunning Election Day victory earned him four more years in office.
There were more jobs out there, but also more people looking for them. And both candidates tried to use that fact to their advantage, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Handing a rare defeat to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Pat Quinn appeared to outmaneuver the mayor on Thursday in a heated battle over a key state board post. And the governor’s pick to run the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority was quick to suggest holding regular concerts at U.S. Cellular Field to improve revenue.
After 2 days off, the Presidential candidates are officially heading back to the campaign trail. You probably couldn’t tell that President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney stopped campaigning. That’s because they didn’t.
So much for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney suspending their campaigns during the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Both candidates found ways to be seen and heard on Tuesday, even if they weren’t officially campaigning.
Crowds continued to cast early-voting ballots across Chicago Monday, even as President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, suspended campaign activities because of Hurricane Sandy.
Nokia is beefing up its presence here in Chicago, bringing at least 150 new jobs to the city, with more to come down the line.