Former Ald. Sandi Jackson Reports To PrisonFormer Ald. Sandi Jackson has arrived at a minimum security prison camp in West Virginia, to begin serving her yearlong prison sentence for filing a false federal income tax return.
Schock Spent More Than $1M From Campaign Fund To Pay LawyersA campaign finance report released Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission also shows the Peoria Republican spent thousands of dollars on fundraising trips and events in the months after resigning, even as he was refunding money to donors and selling off campaign vehicles.
Former Congressman Reynolds Doesn't Show Up For Arraignment On Tax ChargesA former U.S. congressman has failed to appear at a scheduled arraignment to enter a plea on federal tax charges.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Indicted On Tax ChargesFormer Congressman Mel Reynolds has run afoul of the law again, accused of failing to file federal tax returns for four years.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Halfway House To Begin Home ConfinementFormer Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his home in Washington, D.C., on Monday, after spending 17 months in federal prison, and another three months in a Baltimore halfway house.
Schock Donor Sues Former Congressman To Get Campaign Money BackHoward Foster filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking repayment of all contributions to Schock's campaign. Foster wants to make it a class-action suit although he is currently the only plaintiff.
Former Congressman Jackson Arrives At Halfway HouseJackson left the Montgomery Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base through a back gate, avoiding the media. He arrived hours later in Baltimore.
Joe Walsh Pulled Off The Air For Using Racial Slurs On Radio ShowFormer Republican Congressman Joe Walsh was kicked off the air in the middle of his radio show on Thursday, for using racial slurs during a discussion of the Washington Redskins controversy.
Former Congressman Reynolds Deported From ZimbabweLawyers for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds say he was deported to the U.S. after a paying a fine for violating Zimbabwe's immigration laws.
Reynolds' Porn Charge Dismissed In Zimbabwe; Guilty Plea On Immigration ViolationA Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday dismissed charges against former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of possessing pornography, and he was ordered to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country's immigration laws.
No Plea Yet For Reynolds On Immigration Charge In ZimbabweThe lawyer for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds said Thursday his client needed more time to understand the "essential elements" of the charges he faces after he failed to enter a plea on charges of violating immigration law.
Former Congressman Reynolds Pleads Not Guilty In ZimbabweVisibly exhausted, former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty in a Zimbabwe court on Wednesday to charges of possessing pornography and must spend another night in jail before he can apply for bail.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Arrested In ZimbabweReynolds was arrested for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating immigration laws. Reynolds resigned from his congressional seat in 1995 after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.
Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins Dies At 81Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, has died at age 81.
Candidates Begin Filing Petitions To Run For Jackson Jr.'s SeatMore than half a dozen Democrats turned in candidacy petitions Thursday to the Illinois Board of Elections.