Robin Kelly won yesterday’s Illinois Democratic primary for the vacated seat of former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. in a race that centered on gun control and the role of outside money in political campaigns.
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In a city notorious for corrupt politicians, the constituents of Chicago’s South Side and southern suburbs have endured more than their share. The latest evidence comes tomorrow when they head to the polls to pick party nominees in a special election for the seat of disgraced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
The murder of 18-year-old Abigail Villalpando, bludgeoned to death with a hammer last month in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, was distinctive less for its brutality than its rarity. It was the first homicide in Illinois’s second- largest city in 13 months.
Sargent Shriver , who married into the Kennedy family and became the founding director of the Peace Corps, the unexpected 1972 Democratic nominee for vice president and a lifelong champion of humanitarian causes, died yesterday. He was 95.
When a Beijing organization with close ties to China’s government offered Stanford University $4 million to host a Confucius Institute on Chinese language and culture and endow a professorship, it attached one caveat: The professor couldn’t discuss delicate issues like Tibet.
Rajat Gupta, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. director and McKinsey & Co. managing director who rose to the pinnacle of Wall Street, was sentenced to two years in prison for passing inside tips to his business partner.