Robin Kelly breezed to victory Tuesday in the special Democratic primary election for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Illinois, results showed.
Healthcare consultant Joyce Washington said Sunday she is joining the pool of candidates who want former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Chicago district seat.
Seven candidates have filed petitions in Illinois to run for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s vacated congressional seat, officials said.
Former Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., who was convicted of sex-related charges and campaign fraud, Wednesday asked voters to send him back to Congress.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., resigned Wednesday, just two weeks after being elected to an eighth full term in Congress.
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012.
Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, who resigned in disgrace in 1995, helped catch a brazen robber on Chicago's near West Side, police said.
UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 22, 2008.
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2006 with 131 to follow.