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

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

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jackson Family Not Talking About Jesse Jr.’s Tentative Plea Deal

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.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2012

Robert Blagojevich discusses the resignation of U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, who prosecuted him alongside his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but dropped all charges against Robert after a jury deadlocked on all counts against him. (Credit: CBS)

Robert Blagojevich: Fitzgerald Resigning ‘A Good Day For Civil Liberties’

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.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Secretary Of State: Rep. Smith Not Stepping Down Because He Needs Money

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.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

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Lincolnwood School Officials Quit Amid Spending Controversy

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.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

Durbin: Hogan’s Resignation Won’t Fix All Of U Of I’s Problems

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.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2012

Photo Of The Quad At The University Of Illinois. (U Of I Photo)

U Of I President Resigns

University of Illinois president Michael Hogan has resigned and will step down on July 1, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Corrections Officer Killed

Lake County, Ind., Jail Warden Resigns Amid Drunkenness Allegations

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.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

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North Chicago Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of Brutality Scandal

North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham has accepted the resignation of his embattled police chief.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

This screen grab of surveillance video allegedly shows a North Chicago officer using excessive force on a detainee. (North Chicago Police Dept.)

Interim Police Chief Quits In Scandal-Plagued North Chicago

After just six days, the man who was appointed interim police chief in North Chicago has decided he doesn’t want the job.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Gay Rights Group Takes Out Ad Demanding Cardinal’s Resignation

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.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Antioch teacher Sara Glashagel has been charged with computer tampering for allegedly changing the grades of several student athletes. (Credit: Antioch Police)

Antioch Teacher Accused Of Grade Tampering Resigns

A north suburban high school teacher accused of changing student grades submitted a letter of resignation, effective immediately, according to school officials.