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Rep. Robin Kelly Brings Parents Of Gun Violence Victims To Washington

Congresswoman Robin Kelly has brought parents of children lost to gun violence to Washington to lobby for what she calls more common sense gun laws, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/16/2013

File Photo (Abid Katib/ Getty Images)

Rep. Robin Kelly Calls For Stricter Gun Control In Wake Of Violent Weekend

After a violent and deadly holiday weekend, a Chicago Congresswoman is calling for gun control legislation, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

07/08/2013

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Pelosi Calls For Day Care Assistance For Working Moms During Chicago Visit

Speaking here in Chicago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging women to fight hard for more day care assistance for working mothers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/29/2013

Vice President Joe Biden performs a ceremonial swearing-in of U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly at the U.S. Capitol on April 11, 2013. Kelly was officially sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner earlier in the day. (Official White House Photo)

Robin Kelly Sworn In As Jackson Jr.’s Successor In Congress

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.

04/11/2013

Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District Primary.

Robin Kelly Wins 2nd District Race

Democrat Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District race, picking up 71 percent of the vote to Republican Paul McKinley’s 22 percent.

04/09/2013

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Kelly: Money Didn’t Make The Difference In Election

Some say money bought her the race. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley crunched the numbers on how much each vote cost the candidate.

02/27/2013

Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District Primary.

Kelly Wins Dem. Primary For Ex-Rep. Jackson Jr.’s Seat

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.

02/26/2013

Sidewalks are cleared outside at Cicero polling place at  Woodbine School on Tuesday. (Credit: Mike Puccinelli/CBS 2)

Voters Braving Winter Weather On Election Day

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.

02/26/2013

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

2nd District Candidates Gearing Up For Election Day

There’s one last day of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary for the 2nd Congressional District special election.

02/25/2013

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

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

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

Bloomberg Super PAC Ad Slams Halvorson’s Record On Guns

There’s a new, very high-profile, player in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, who this week alone plans to spend more money than any of the 16 Democratic candidates has been able to raise.

CBS 2–01/30/2013

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

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

22 Candidates Enter Race For Jackson’s Empty Seat In Congress

As expected, there is a very crowded field of candidates vying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Seventeen Democrats and five Republicans met Monday evening’s deadline to file nominating petitions to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the upcoming special election.

01/07/2013

U.S. Capitol Dome

Candidates Begin Filing Petitions To Run For Jackson Jr.’s Seat

More than half a dozen Democrats turned in candidacy petitions Thursday to the Illinois Board of Elections.

01/03/2013

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

Hutchinson, Kelly, Beale Join Race To Replace Jackson In Congress

Add three more names to the growing list of candidates running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District: Illinois State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields), Chicago Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), and Robin Kelly — a top aide to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

11/29/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Race To Replace Jackson Could Be ‘Wild, Wild West’

A crowded field could line up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, once a special election is set up to fill his seat following his resignation on Wednesday.

CBS 2–11/21/2012

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