U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Hutchinson, Kelly, Beale Join Race To Replace Jackson In CongressAdd 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.
Emanuel Not Criticizing Sandi Jackson For Missing Council MeetingsMayor Rahm Emanuel suggested Wednesday that people shouldn't be too hard on Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), who's been a no-show at the City Council in recent weeks, while her husband, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., has been dealing with serious legal and medical problems.
Ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds To Run For Jackson Jr. SeatAn ex-convict who preceded Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, now wants to win back his former congressional seat.
Jackson Jr. Staying In D.C. As Resignation From Congress Made OfficialAs Congress returned from its Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District was made official on Tuesday.
Lawmakers Give Early OK To Change In Vote Date For Jackson SeatIllinois lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a plan to hold the special election for former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s House seat on April 9.
Rush And Davis: Jackson Jr. Still 'Can't Take The Pressure' Of Speaking PubliclyTwo Chicago congressmen reiterated their support for Jesse Jackson Jr. on Saturday, saying the former Illinois congressman is suffering greatly and needs time to get healthy before he can address the public.
Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. Spent Thanksgiving With His FamilyThe 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.
Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. 'Has Fought Gallantly' During IllnessRev. 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.
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.
From Rising Star To Resignation: A Look Back At Jesse Jackson Jr.'s CareerCBS 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.
Jackson Jr.'s Resignation Prompts Mixed Reactions From Former ConstituentsCBS 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.
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.