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Robin Kelly announces bid for 2nd District seat

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(…)

“Rooftop Pastor” Brooks will not run for 2nd

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(…)

Will Burns will not seek 2nd District seat

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.

“Campaign” tells the story of 1983

“Campaign” tells the story of 1983

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.(…)