Vice President Joe Biden argued Wednesday that the primary election victory of a gun control advocate to represent Illinois in Congress sends a message that voters won't stand for inaction in response to shooting violence after the Connecticut school shooting.
Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super PAC.
Illinois' 2nd Congressional District hasn't been represented by someone who didn't end up in serious trouble in more than three decades. That hangs over residents as they go to the polls Tuesday for a special primary for U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr.'s replacement.
On Sunday, Abraham Lincoln could add to his already ample résumé by sweeping the Oscars -- Steven Spielberg’s film about the president is up for 12 awards. And it’s not just the movies – Honest Abe’s all over pop culture lately. Here in the Land of Lincoln we care about the guy more than most. But are our intentions sincere?