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Demand high for Obama inauguration tix

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Staffers for Illinois' congressional delegation say demand from voters for tickets to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration is overwhelming.

Jesse Jackson Jr. could succeed Obama

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Speculation is rife over who would be appointed to fill Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat should the Illinois Democrat be elected president, observers say.

Rosa Parks statue on hold

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Plans to honor Rosa Parks, a heroine of the civil rights movement, with a statue in the U.S. Capitol have languished because the money wasn't appropriated.

Rep. Jackson wants airport land now

CHICAGO, March 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is calling on Illinois officials to move ahead in obtaining land for a proposed third Chicago regional airport near Peotone, Ill.

Indian casino proposed near Chicago

CHICAGO, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. unveiled a plan for Illinois' first land-based casino in Lynwood and said he would introduce federal legislation to get the land.

Reynolds to challenge Jesse Jackson Jr.

CHICAGO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Former Congressman Mel Reynolds announced Tuesday he will try to regain his U.S. House seat from his successor, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill.

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 1, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
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