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Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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By Lisa Balde

JJJ Plea Deal Includes "Significant Jail Time:" Report

JJJ Plea Deal Includes

A reported plea deal is in the works for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and it involves "significant jail time." The deal offered up by federal prosecutors is being considered by Jackson, who has been under... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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By BJ Lutz

Feds Investigating Sandi Jackson: Report

Feds Investigating Sandi Jackson: Report

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson isn't the only member of the house getting looked at by the feds, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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By BJ Lutz

City Receives 65 Applicants to Replace Sandi Jackson

City Receives 65 Applicants to Replace Sandi Jackson

More than five dozen people have expressed interest in replacing former Ald. Sandi Jackson in the Chicago City Council. Read »

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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By Associated Press

Emanuel Outlines Process For Jackson's Council Seat

Emanuel Outlines Process For Jackson's Council Seat

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a four-member commission will help him select Sandi Jackson's replacement on the Chicago City Council. Jackson is the husband of former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned in... Read »

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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By Ward Room Staff
      

Rahm Welcomes Online Applicants For Jackson Job

The person who replaces former 7th Ward Alderman Sandi Jackson may be chosen online. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will accept online applications through a website to be launched Friday. Then a committee will conduct... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

"Our Public Service Will Continue:" Rev. Jackson

For the first time in a long time, Chicago doesn't have a member of the Jackson family representing its residents. Less than two months after Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned as congressman for the 2nd District,... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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By Ward Room Staff
      

Chicago's 7th Ward Loses 2 Leaders Within Months

Chicago's 7th Ward lost two of its main leaders in the less than three months. Sandi Jackson's resignation from the South Side ward takes effect Tuesday after she announced the move last week in a formal letter... Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern
      

Jackson a No-Show on Eve of Resignation

Ald. Sandi Jackson's resignation from the Chicago City Council may be effective Tuesday, but constituents will still be able to get services from the ward office, staffers said. Read »

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Citizens, Politicians React to Sandi Jackson Resignation

Citizens, Politicians React to Sandi Jackson Resignation

Ald. Sandi Jackson was one half of a major political power couple. Her husband, Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress in November amid a federal investigation and health issues. Now the alderman is leaving... Read »

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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By BJ Lutz
      

Alderman Sandi Jackson Resigns

Resignation comes a little less than two months after her husband, Jesse Jackson, resigned as Illinois' 2nd District Congressman amid a federal probe. Read »

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Who We're Covering
Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
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