Jesse Jackson Jr. seen as Senate favorite

Jesse Jackson Jr. seen as Senate favorite

CHICAGO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Should Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama win the White House, Jesse Jackson Jr. is the favorite to replace him in the U.S. Senate, pundits say.

U.S. Congress to consider product safety

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- House and Senate negotiators have yet to iron out differences over tougher lead standards and overhauling the U.S. agency overseeing product safety.

Democrats seek torture special counsel

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- A group of Democratic members of Congress Saturday asked U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to name a special counsel to investigate torture.

Congresswoman calls for new Iraq strategy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, giving the Democratic response to President George Bush’s weekly radio talk. called Saturday for a new U.S. strategy in Iraq.

Lawmakers try eating on food stamp budget

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., is taking the Food Stamp Challenge this week, spending $3 a day on food.

Reps seek direct talks with drug companies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Two Illinois representatives called for giving the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services the power to negotiate on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries. At a Washington news conference Monday, Reps. Rahm Emanuel and Jan Schakowsky, both Democrats, cited

Record natural gas prices spur cutoffs

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The average Illinois resident will pay $600 more for natural gas to heat a home this winter thanks to hurricanes and rising demand.

Congresswoman's spouse pleads guilty

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Robert Creamer, the husband of Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and failing to withhold payroll taxes.

House passes measure to block United plan

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure to block a federal body from spending money to take over United Airlines' pension obligations.

Hill Democrats cool to Illinois remap

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Democrats on Capitol Hill have shut the door on the idea of redrawing Illinois' congressional districts as payback for the 2004 Republican remap of Texas. Nine of the 10 Democrats in the delegation who attended a recent meeting concluded they should not m

Relatives hope for word from Thailand

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The family of an Evanston, Ill., man vacationing in Thailand when the country was hit by a powerful tsunami Sunday are hoping for word about their missing son.

Police chiefs push assault weapons ban

CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- Illinois police chiefs and Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky are asking House Speaker Dennis Hastert to bring a bill extending an assault weapons ban to a vote.

Dems call for Medicare bill action

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Congress should replace the new Medicare bill since it doesn't provide drug savings its supporters promised, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., said Saturday.

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

UPI Farming Today

UPI Farming Today -- Wednesday, March 5, 2003
GREGORY TEJEDA, United Press International
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Jan Schakowsky
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, speaks during a news conference calling for an end to arming Iraqi factions and for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (born May 26, 1944) American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing Illinois's 9th congressional district(map). The district includes many of Chicago's northern suburbs, including Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Rosemont. It also includes a large portion of Chicago's North Side bordering Lake Michigan.

Schakowsky was born in 1944 in the city of Chicago of Russian origin,origin and graduated from the University of Illinois. She was Program Director of Illinois Public Action, Illinois' largest public interest group, from 1976 to 1985. She then moved to the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens as executive director for five years until 1990, when she was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. She served there for four terms.

Sidney Yates, who had represented the 9th District since 1949 (except for an unsuccessful run for the Senate in 1962), had announced in 1996 that he wouldn't run for re-election in 1998. Schakowsky easily won the Democratic primary, which all but assured her of election in the heavily Democratic 9th. She won in November with 75 percent of the vote and has easily won reelection four times with 70 percent or more of the vote. She is only the third person to represent the district since 1949.

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