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CHICAGO, March 5 (UPI) -- Illinois Democrat Dawn Clark Netsch, a reformer who became the first woman to win her party's nomination for governor, died Tuesday. She was 86.

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Burris withdraws from Chicago mayoral race

CHICAGO, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has quietly withdrawn his candidacy in the Democratic race for Chicago mayor.
Burris considering mayoral run

Burris considering mayoral run

CHICAGO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Outgoing U.S. Sen. Roland Burris is deciding whether he'll make a run to be Chicago's mayor once his stint in Washington ends, supporters say.
Twenty seek to replace Chicago mayor

Twenty seek to replace Chicago mayor

CHICAGO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Chicago election officials said the number of candidates seeking to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley is the largest in more than 50 years.

New abortion fight brewing

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- A new fight is brewing over the issue of abortion, this time involving the U.S. military, lawmakers on both sides of the issue say.
Burris admonished by Senate ethics panel

Burris admonished by Senate ethics panel

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Senate ethics committee Friday admonished Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., for his comments about his appointment to the Senate last December.
Burris not running for full term in Senate

Burris not running for full term in Senate

CHICAGO, July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said Friday he will not run for election to a full term in 2010.
Burris won't seek Senate seat in 2010

Burris won't seek Senate seat in 2010

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., whose appointment was tainted by the scandal involving the state's former governor, says he will not run for his seat in 2010.
Kirk in, Madigan out, in Ill. Senate race

Kirk in, Madigan out, in Ill. Senate race

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Roland Burris, political sources said Wednesday.
Sen. Burris won't face perjury charges

Sen. Burris won't face perjury charges

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., won't be charged with perjury in connection with the impeachment of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a prosecutor has decided.
Sen. Burris interviewed about appointment

Sen. Burris interviewed about appointment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 17 (UPI) -- An aide to Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., said the senator was interviewed this week by prosecutors investigating his appointment by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
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Roland Wallace Burris (born August 3, 1937) is a former United States Senator from the state of Illinois and a member of the Democratic Party.

In 1978, Burris was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Illinois, when he was elected Illinois Comptroller. He served in that office until his election as Illinois Attorney General in 1990. Since then, he has run for office four more times unsuccessfully.

Burris was appointed by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to replace President-Elect Barack Obama as the junior senator from Illinois. The appointment was controversial, as the governor was already under investigation and there were rumors of his being paid for the appointment. Prior to Burris's appointment, Obama was the U.S. Senate's only African American; he resigned his Senate seat after being elected President of the United States. Burris was the subject of an ethics probe.

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