Posts tagged "Jesse Jackson Jr."

Voters fight cold, snow in primary election to fill ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s post

Voters fight cold, snow in primary election to fill ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s post
Despite the weather, voters in and around Chicago shuffled to their local polling stations for Tuesday’s primary election. Voters were to pick the Democrat and Republican who will vie for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat in the April 9 election. Jackson resigned from his post in November, citing his mental health and amid... Read more »

Voters trickle into the polls to cast ballots in race to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Voters trickle into the polls to cast ballots in race to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

What's Up This Week: Tuesday's special election; racial discrimination in public housing; undocumented immigrants discuss their status

What's Up This Week: Tuesday's special election; racial discrimination in public housing; undocumented immigrants discuss their status
Election Time. Voters are to head to the polls on Tuesday. On the primary’s ballot are several local contests, but the most-watched race is the 2nd Congressional District. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. stepped down from the seat in November. He and his wife have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges. Disparate Impact.... Read more »
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Outside former 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson's office

Outside former 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson's office
*This post has been updated to remove the photo credit at the photographer’s request.

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife charged, lawyers say they will plead guilty

Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife charged, lawyers say they will plead guilty
Federal prosecutors charged former Illinois Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. Friday of using $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses such as a $43,350 Rolex watch and $5,000 in capes and parkas from a fur shop. According to court documents, he was also charged with conspiracy, making false statements and mail and wire fraud. His... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Replacing Jesse Jackson Jr.; dwindling SROs and school closings

Decisions, decisions. Gov. Pat Quinn is to decide on the schedule for the special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned citing health reasons. Several seasoned politicians have already expressed an interest in the post. School Closings. The state legislature will debate Tuesday whether to extend the deadline for Chicago Public Schools... Read more »
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Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns citing health concerns

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns citing health concerns
Longtime U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from his post Wednesday, after months of being on medical leave for a bipolar disorder and amid federal investigations. In his letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson said he was stepping down because of health problems. “My health issues and treatment regimen have become incompatible with service... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: $175M settlement with Wells Fargo; Cook County seeks more humane bond court; "hot-spot" buildings demolished; deep SNAP cuts may be coming

It’s been five years since The Chicago Reporter first uncovered the discriminatory lending practices that targeted Chicago’s African American and Latino neighborhoods. This week, the federal Department of Justice and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reached a $175 million settlement with one of the offending lenders, Wells Fargo. Meanwhile, African-American communities were disproportionately hurt by... Read more »

Politics in review: Arrested protestors want face time with Rahm; Jackson, Jr. in hot seat; Preckwinkle snuffs ICE; Daley's day in court

Here’s a week’s worth of political and elections news that had The Chicago Reporter jawing. Twenty-three people were arrested early Friday morning after barricading themselves inside a Woodlawn mental health clinic in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to consolidate 12 clinics into six. The Chicago Reporter recently reported on some of the planned closures. ... Read more »
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Elections 2012: The week in review

Elections 2012: The week in review
Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter‘s political radar this week: House Speaker Michael Madigan‘s challenger, Michele Piszczor is seething over what she claims were attempts by a Madigan foot soldier to steal her campaign signs. A press release sent out by Piszczor’s camp Thursday alleges Fred Moody–whom Madigan paid... Read more »