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25

Nov

2012

Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

Author: Editor

Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson announced Sunday night that she will run in a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned last week.

Halvorson ran unsuccessfully against Jackson in the March 20 primary, garnering about 24 percent of the total votes to 58 percent for Jackson. Halvorson represented the 11th Congressional District from 2009 to 2011. Before that, she served as a state senator for 12 years.

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4

Aug

2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. ‘thought about’ leaving politics, source says

Author: Editor

Sneed hears U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whom Sneed exclusively disclosed was being treated at the Mayo Clinic, has considered pulling the plug on his political career.

“He’s thought about it,” said a Sneed source familiar with Jackson’s sorry state, suffering from depression and stomach disorders.

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2

Aug

2012

Will County says it is pushing forward on airport

Author: Editor
The airport has been debated for decades and in recent years Will County has been vying with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, and his Abraham Lincoln National Airport Coalition (ALNAC) for control of the project. With Jackson on an medical leave and controversy swirling around Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin, the company Jackson and ALNAC picked to build the airport, Will County officials believe they are in the best position to push the project forward.
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