The race to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. intensifies, as two state legislators face criminal charges. Carol Marin and her political roundtable discuss the state of local politics.

The Illinois Senate voted unanimously to allow for an April 9 election to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

From congressman to convict -- to congressional candidate? Paris Schutz has more on why former Congressman Mel Reynolds wants his old seat back.

A date has been set for a special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress. Paris Schutz has more on a wide open field of candidates.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns after nearly five months on medical leave. We look at the life, legacy and future of the now former congressman.

Plans are already underway for a special election to fill the seat in the 2nd Congressional District in the wake of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation. We tell you what's next.

Officials react to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s resignation.

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing ongoing health concerns and acknowledging a federal investigation.

Paris Schutz has the latest news and reaction to news that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is in the midst of plea deal talks with the Feds.

Several reports surface of a new investigation into the campaign finances of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Paris Schutz has the latest.

Book has new details on Blagojevich trial

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in prison, but a new book by the Chicago Sun-Times reporter who covered his trials recounts the high-profile case, and provides some intriguing new revelations.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s past weight-loss surgery may be behind his latest "gastrointestinal issues."

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Extended Absence

We asked what you thought about Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s extended absence. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for a "mood disorder." This, after NBC News reported that he is being treated for alcoholism, a claim his office denies. We have reaction.

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is on medical leave of absence for "exhaustion." Why did it take two weeks for his office to announce his departure? Carol Marin has the latest.

Debbie Halvorson is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 2nd District.