Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fast for a day for immigration reform

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fast for a day for immigration reform

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would fast for 24 hours as a show of support for federal immigration reform.
House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

House ethics panel won't probe eight congress members arrested

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The House Ethics Committee decided against pursuing an investigation into the arrests of eight House members at a Washington rally in early October.
8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

8 members of Congress arrested at immigration reform demonstration

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Eight congressional Democrats were arrested Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol while demonstrating for immigration law reform.

Group seeks backup cameras in all cars

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Consumer and child safety advocates said they're calling on the U.S. Transportation Department to pass a regulation requiring backup cameras in all new cars.

Lawmakers say Syria response is a big job

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- President Obama is on the Middle East hot seat now that evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria has surfaced, U.S. lawmakers said Sunday.

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Rally in Chicago supports Saturday mail

CHICAGO, March 25 (UPI) -- Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill, said at a Chicago rally for U.S. postal workers that it was "un-American" to pare back Saturday mail deliveries.

U.N. report: Birth control a human right

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Investments in family planning could save developing nations $11 billion a year, a U.N. Population Fund report released Wednesday stated.
Democrats say Romney lied during debate

Democrats say Romney lied during debate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers say Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney was "lying" during the presidential debate in Denver.
Dems see Obamacare surviving in some form

Dems see Obamacare surviving in some form

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- A congressional Democrat said she did not think healthcare reform would be killed off if its individual mandate were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Aide blocks Twitter page after bad words

Aide blocks Twitter page after bad words

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A top Democratic congressional aide blocked access to his Twitter page after calling foes of the planned Islamic center near New York's Ground Zero "dumba**es."
Accident claims lawmaker's son-in-law

Accident claims lawmaker's son-in-law

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A snorkeling accident in Mexico has claimed the life of the son-in-law of U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., her husband Robert Creamer said.

Ill. Democrats have emergency landing

PITTSBURGH, May 22 (UPI) -- A United Airlines from Washington to Chicago with U.S. Sen. Roland Burris and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky aboard made an emergency landing Friday, Schakowsky said.

Schakowsky says governor needs to quit

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Illinois will remain without leadership until scandal-tainted Gov. Rod Blagojevich resigns or is impeached, says U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.

Hopefuls jockey for Obama's Senate seat

CHICAGO, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The drama over who will replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate continues with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking to some hopefuls.
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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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