Jesse Jackson Jr.
As former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing on corruption charges, several people have sent in letters in an effort to influence the punishment a federal judge will mete out in July.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys could tussle over the former congressman’s mental health. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains.
Kelly, in remarks made after House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, administered the oath of office, stressed her commitment to combating gun violence, passing immigration reform, creating jobs and improving the health care system.
Democrat Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District race, picking up 71 percent of the vote to Republican Paul McKinley’s 22 percent.
In the aftermath of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior’s conviction for misusing campaign funds, there’s been increased scrutiny of how politicians use the money donated by supporters. Now, the Better Government Association has found another lawmaker with questionable expenses.
You could have a chance to buy the items Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi illegally purchased with campaign contributions, but you’ll have to be patient.
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is reportedly writing a memoir in an effort to clean up his image, but the publicist who helped another disgraced Illinois politician get a book deal said Jackson’s book could be a tough sell.
Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC.
Voter turnout is expected to be relatively low as voters in the 2nd Congressional District head to the polls in snowy conditions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
There’s one last day of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary for the 2nd Congressional District special election.
It’s the final weekend of campaigning in the crowded 2nd Congressional Primary Election.
Today was the first time the Rainbow Push Coalition met since Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi appeared in federal court in Washington.
CBS 2 legal analyst Irv Miller says federal officials are still collecting all the memorabilia, clothing and other goodies Jesse Jackson Jr. purchased via campaign dollars.
In court documents filed as part of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s guilty plea to charges of misusing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, federal prosecutors detailed only a portion of the illicit expenses Jackson and his wife made using campaign cash and campaign credit cards.
An emotional former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.
It’ll be his and hers federal court hearings Wednesday as the Jacksons face justice in Washington D.C.
The final push is on to get votes in the 2nd congressional district race and candidate endorsements continue to rack up.
The primary election for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 2nd Congressional District seat is next Tuesday and some of the candidates meet Monday for a debate.
One of the front runners to replace ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is leaving the race.
Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Junior was remembered at the weekly meeting of his father’s Rainbow-PUSH Coalition.
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