Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.
There has been no official response from the Jackson family to the exclusive CBS 2 report that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been negotiating a plea deal with federal prosecutors that would lead to his resignation for health reasons and likely jail time. Reactions among his constituents on Saturday were mixed.
Robert Blagojevich, who was caught up in the federal investigation that saw his brother Rod Blagojevich sent to prison for 14 years, said U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald’s decision to resign was a good day for justice, claiming Fitzgerald overreached and was unfairly allowed to gather unchecked power.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is renewing his call for indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) to step down, and says the lawmaker would have done so if not for the paycheck.
One week after voters in north suburban Lincolnwood District 74 overwhelmingly rejected a referendum to finance construction of a new school building, its two top leaders are out.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Saturday that it was time for Michael Hogan to resign as president of the University of Illinois, but his resignation won’t cure the university’s problems.
University of Illinois president Michael Hogan has resigned and will step down on July 1, according to a published report.
The warden at the Lake County Jail in Northwest Indiana has stepped down, amid allegations that he was drunk when he showed up to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash that left one of his correctional officers dead.
North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham has accepted the resignation of his embattled police chief.
After just six days, the man who was appointed interim police chief in North Chicago has decided he doesn’t want the job.
A gay rights advocacy group is placing a full page ad on the Chicago Tribune, taking Francis Cardinal George to task for his remarks comparing the “gay liberation movement” to the Ku Klux Klan and calling on him to resign immediately.
A north suburban high school teacher accused of changing student grades submitted a letter of resignation, effective immediately, according to school officials.
Steve Jobs has stepped down as the chief executive officer of Apple, saying he can no longer meet his duties and expectations. Chicago Apple Store patrons are reacting.
Chicago Housing Authority chief executive officer Lewis Jordan has submitted his resignation, in the wake of questions about his use of a government credit card.
If ever there were a story in the news that won’t go away, it’s U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and his Twitter. And Walter Jacobson says politicians don’t want to stop talking about him.
Dick Ebersol helped launch “Saturday Night Live” and established NBC as the home of the Olympics. On Thursday, he resigned as the NBC Sports Group Chairman.
The chief financial officer of the Chicago Public Schools is resigning, just as a new school leadership team stares down a $720 million deficit.
Former Supt. Terry Hillard is back in charge at the Chicago Police Department nearly eight years after he left the post, as the departure of Supt. Jody Weis draws mixed feelings.
Illinois State Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago) has resigned from his seat.
This is the last day on the job for Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Ron Huberman.