Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

2nd District Candidates Make Final Push Before Election

It’s the final weekend of campaigning in the crowded 2nd Congressional Primary Election.

02/24/2013

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson Sr. Defends Son At Rainbow Push Meeting

Today was the first time the Rainbow Push Coalition met since Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi appeared in federal court in Washington.

02/23/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Will Liquidate Merchandise Jackson Jr. Bought With Campaign Cash

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.

02/21/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (left) and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson (right) arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., for their first appearance on charges connected to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. (Credit: CBS)

Jacksons Spent Tens Of Thousands On TVs, Furs, Elk Heads, More

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.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Jr: ‘I Am Guilty, Your Honor’

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.

02/20/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (left) and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson (right) arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., for their first appearance on charges connected to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson Arrive At D.C. Court For Expected Guilty Pleas

It’ll be his and hers federal court hearings Wednesday as the Jacksons face justice in Washington D.C.

02/19/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Guns Still The Main Issue In 2nd District Race

The final push is on to get votes in the 2nd congressional district race and candidate endorsements continue to rack up.

02/19/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Ads Loom Over 2nd District Debate

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.

02/18/2013

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (Credit: Illinois General Assembly)

Hutchinson Dropping Out of 2nd District Race

One of the front runners to replace ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is leaving the race.

02/17/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, meets with reporters. (CBS File Photo)

Jackson Jr. Remembered At Rainbow PUSH Meeting

Disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Junior was remembered at the weekly meeting of his father’s Rainbow-PUSH Coalition.

02/16/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Could Be Filed As Soon As Friday

Formal charges against Jesse Jackson Jr. could be filed as soon as Friday and Tuesday at the latest. His plea has also implicated his wife, leading to tax fraud charges against her.

02/14/2013

New 7th Ward Ald. Natashia Holmes. (CBS)

IDOT Worker Picked To Replace Jackson As 7th Ward Alderman

A onetime Illinois Department of Transportation employee has been chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th).

02/11/2013

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins For 2nd District, Suburban Races

Early voting has begun for the February 26 special election to fill the seat of resigned Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, but WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports it’s not the only seat up for grabs in the Chicago area.

02/11/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announces his 2012 campaign for the congressional seat he once held in the 1990s. (CBS).

Reynolds Defends Jesse Jackson Jr.

As reports circulate of a Jesse Jackson Jr. plea agreement, a contrarian view arises from one who sees the investigation as a diversion from the city’s real problems.

02/09/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Has Signed ‘Blind Plea’ Deal With Feds

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors, a deal which calls for him to plead guilty to misuse of campaign funds and let a federal judge determine whether he serves any time in prison, CBS 2 has learned.

02/07/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announces his 2012 campaign for the congressional seat he once held in the 1990s. (CBS).

Reynolds Urges FBI To Help Chicago Police Fight Gun Violence

Second Congressional District candidate Mel Reynolds on Wednesday urged federal authorities to focus on gun violence in Chicago, instead of alleged financial misdealings by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

State Sen. Napoleon Harris (left) announces he is dropping his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., and is backing former state Rep. Robin Kelly (right) in the special election. (Credit: CBS)

Harris Drops Bid For Jackson Jr.’s Empty Seat In Congress

Freshman state Sen. Napoleon Harris has dropped his bid for former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat and is putting his support behind former state Rep. Robin Kelly.

01/30/2013

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (left) and former State Rep. Robin Kelly (right) are running to replace U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.

Preckwinkle Endorses Hutchinson Over Kelly For Jackson’s Seat

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Monday that she’s endorsing state Sen. Toi Hutchinson in the race to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. over her former staffer, state Rep. Robin Kelly.

01/28/2013

Movers stack boxes of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s belongings outside his home in Chicago. The items were brought to Chicago from his former office on Capitol Hill. (Credit: CBS)

Movers Haul Jackson Jr.’s D.C. Office Belongings To Chicago Home

Workers unloaded box after box at the Jackson family home, bringing dozens of boxes of books, cartons of files, and wardrobes of Jackson’s work clothes taken from his former office on Capitol Hill.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

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)

Sandi Jackson’s Resignation Takes Effect Today

South Side Ald. Sandi Jackson’s resignation takes effect on Tuesday.

01/15/2013

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