U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

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

Ald. Sandi Jackson. (CBS)

Emanuel Not Criticizing Sandi Jackson For Missing Council Meetings

Mayor 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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/28/2012

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announces his 2012 campaign for the congressional seat he once held in the 1990s. (CBS).

Ex-Rep. Mel Reynolds To Run For Jackson Jr. Seat

An ex-convict who preceded Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, now wants to win back his former congressional seat.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2012

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

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

Lawmakers Give Early OK To Change In Vote Date For Jackson Seat

Illinois 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.

11/27/2012

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

Rush And Davis: Jackson Jr. Still ‘Can’t Take The Pressure’ Of Speaking Publicly

Two 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.

11/24/2012

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. (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

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

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

Jackson Jr. Conference Call With Staff Cancelled

Plans for Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to speak to his staffers on Wednesday were abruptly cancelled Tuesday.

CBS 2–11/20/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson Jr.’s Colleagues In Congress Add To Pressure For Answers

Several members of Illinois’s congressional delegation have joined the growing chorus of voices pressuring U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) to speak out about his ongoing medical and legal troubles.

CBS 2–11/15/2012

Ald. Jackson Absent From Final City Budget Vote

Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th) — who reportedly is under investigation for possible improper campaign finance activities along with her husband, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. – did not show up for the City Council’s final budget vote on Thursday, two days after the congressman was released from the Mayo Clinic.

11/15/2012

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

Jackson Jr. Avoiding Spotlight By Staying In Minnesota

A day after Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. left his second stint at the Mayo Clinic, a source close to the Jackson family said the congressman was still in Rochester, Minn., in an effort to avoid the spotlight.

CBS 2–11/14/2012

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

BGA President: Jackson’s District May Not Have Congressman For Several More Months

Constituents in Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s district have gone without representation on Capitol Hill for more than five months, and the head of the Better Government Association said Wednesday that they might have go go without a congressman for several more months, thanks to Jackson’s ongoing health and legal problems.

11/14/2012

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