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Former state Rep. and Chief Administrative Officer for Cook County Robin Kelly will run for the vacant 2nd Congressional District seat, she announced this afternoon. “I’ve spent my life getting the results 2nd District families deserve,” said Kelly in a press release. Kelly was elected state representative of the 38th District in 2002 and served(…)
Pastor Corey Brooks announced today that he will not run for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr. Citing a need to be an active parent in his children’s lives, he said he would continue to focus on Project HOOD, the initiative he launched after successfully getting a motel across from his(…)
Ald. Will Burns (4th) is not seeking the congressional seat from which Jesse Jackson Jr. recently resigned, according to a tweet from the alderman posted at 3:20 p.m. Friday.
By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer When Jayne Byrne ran for a second term as mayor of Chicago in 1983 the Democratic Party vote was split between her and then-Cook County State’s Attorney Richard M. Daley, creating an opportunity for Harold Washington to win the primary with the support of an enthusiastic African American community’s vote.(…)
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By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Harold Washington, former mayor of Chicago and a potent political legacy, died of a heart attack just seven months after winning his second term 25 years ago Sunday, Nov. 25. Museum exhibits and newspaper editorials have called Harold Washington everything from a “movement” to a “gladiator.” Tributes to Washington have(…)