Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson says she'll announce by the end of next week whether she's running again for the U.S. House. She would challenge U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., in the Democratic primary.Halvorson lost her seat in Congress to Republican Adam Kinzinger last year.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich could take the stand Thursday in his own defense. But his attorneys would not be allowed to play many of the secretly taped phone calls they'd hoped to.Blagojevich's spokesman told The Associated Press that the former governor was planning to testify.
These court drawings fall in the "accidentally hilarious" category. Here's today's Blagojevich rendering, fresh off the easel:I really hope this artist isn't in charge of drawing a perp if I ever get mugged:
Jesse Jackson Jr. is in the building!!!!!! The Blagojevich Trial II: Attack of the Clones is stepping up its media blitz. The terror trial of Rana, the Bulls, Oprah and Bin Laden have really stripped the media power from this Illinois corruption trial. But not anymore!
Some members of Illinois' delegation to Congress are calling for a toned-down political rhetoric after the mass shootings in Arizona over the weekend.Local congressmen are expressing sadness and outrage at the weekend shooting in Arizona that left at least six people dead and wounded 14 others, incl