Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

After Federal Raid, Elgin State House Member Resigns

One day after the primary election and less than a week after federal agents raided his home and office, a state house lawmaker from Elgin has resigned.


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State Official Resigns After Going Fishing On Sick Leave

A top administrator at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has resigned because the agency says he violated rules by participating in professional fishing tournaments while on sick leave last summer.


Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Prosecutor Who “Threw Away” Koschman File Resigns

The prosecutor who declined to charge former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew in the killing of David Koschman — and apparently “threw away” the case file — has left the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.


Cassandra Feuerstein slams into a bench after video tape showed her being thrown into a jail cell. (CBS)

Skokie Cop Accused Of On-Duty Battery Resigns

Michael Hart, a 19-year veteran of the Skokie Police Department, was charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct following a DUI arrest on March 10 in which a woman suffered injuries.


Waukegan Police logo (Credit: City Of Waukegan Website)

Waukegan Police Chief Quits Over False Military Service Claims

Robert Kerkorian resigned as Waukegan Police Chief on Monday, July 1, two months after being sworn in and three days after he released a public statement acknowledging that he falsely claimed to have trained as a Navy SEAL on his 1987 police department job application.


credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Metra Boss Steps Down, Taking More Than $400,000 In Severance

Metra executive director Alex Clifford has resigned, taking a $442,000 buyout as he leaves the commuter rail agency.


Highwood Alderman Resigning Over Citizenship

Highwood Ald. Harvey Knapp is from Britain. He was appointed to the city council five months ago to fill a vacancy. At the time, neither he nor Highwood’s mayor realized state law requires municipal officials to be citizens.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Surprised At Pope’s Resignation

George says the Pope is a very private person and his public role was the most difficult for him.


Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual 'state of the world' address to accredited ambassadors at the Regia Hall on January 7, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. During his address Pope Benedict XVI appealed for an end to the conflict in Syria which he described as being "torn apart by endless slaughter". (Photo by Stefano Carofei - Vatican Pool via Getty Images)

Pope’s Resignation A Shock For Many Catholics

Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to step down has surprised many Catholics around the world, including church leadership in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2013

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.


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 Resigning From City Council

A month after denying rumors she planned to step down, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) has submitted a resignation letter to the mayor’s office, effective Tuesday, citing the need to focus on “very painful family health matters.”

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Staying In D.C. As Resignation From Congress Made Official

As Congress returned from its Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District was made official on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Sets Election Dates In Early 2013 To Fill Jackson Jr.’s Congressional Vacancy

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress last week amid health problems and reported plea-deal negotiations with federal prosecutors.


Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters on Thanksgiving Day, the day after his son Jesse Jr. resigned from Congress. He would only say his son was spending the day with his family. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. Spent Thanksgiving With His Family

The day after former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, things were quiet at the home of Jackson’s famous father. But Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. did come out to talk to reporters on Thanksgiving.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. ‘Has Fought Gallantly’ During Illness

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday that his son Jesse Jackson Jr.’s decision to resign from Congress has caused “a great sense of pain” for his family, but he said they’ve been encouraged by all the support they’ve received from the public.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. is sworn in for his first term as a U.S. Congressman in December 1995, after winning a special election to replace the disgraced Mel Reynolds. (Credit: CBS)

From Rising Star To Resignation: A Look Back At Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Career

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson looks back at Jesse Jackson Jr.’s rise from a promising political star to a man beset by serious health problems and a federal probe of possible wrongdoing.

CBS 2–11/21/2012

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s office in the South Shore neighborhood -- which he shares with his wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson -- sat empty on Nov. 21, 2012, the day he resigned from Congress. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson Jr.’s Resignation Prompts Mixed Reactions From Former Constituents

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov broke the news of Jackson’s resignation to a lot of his former constituents in the 2nd Congressional District. The reaction was decidedly mixed.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (left) and Bobby Rush (right) discuss the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson’s Colleagues: Congressman’s Resignation ‘Sad Day For America’

Many political leaders in Chicago were saying it’s a sad day to learn U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Ald. Sandi Jackson. (CBS)

Sources: Jackson’s Wife Didn’t Know His Resignation Was Coming Today

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr’s wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), was in Washington, D.C., when her husband’s letter of resignation was delivered this afternoon. As CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports, according to multiple sources, there’s a good possibility Ald. Jackson might not have known her husband was submitting his resignation today.

CBS 2–11/21/2012

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Orr To Ask Judge To Adjust Schedule For Special Election To Replace Jackson

Now that Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned his seat in Congress, Gov. Pat Quinn must set the date for an election to fill the seat. Cook County Clerk David Orr has a plan — and hopes the courts will go along.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012