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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 21, 2012

Jackson, Jr. Offers No Timeline for Return to Congress

By Alex Keefe

Embattled U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. says he’s “anxious to return to work,” but gave no timeline for ending his months-long medical leave from Congress. In a 90-second robocall sent out to his south suburban 2nd Congressional District on Saturday., Jackson asked his constituents for their “patience” as he recovers.

Categories: Health, Politics






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 18, 2012

Gill Tries to Clarify Relationship with DCCC

By Sean Powers

Democratic 13th District Congressional Candidate David Gill wants to clarify his relationship with the party’s Congressional Campaign Committee. There was some confusion stemming from a question in Wednesday’s night’s debate with opponent Rodney Davis in Normal.  

Categories: Politics


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 18, 2012

Voter Registration Down in Illinois

By Sean Powers, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

The number of people registered to vote in President Barack Obama's home state has decreased since his historic election win four years ago. The drop off could mean bad news for the president’s re-election bid.

Categories: Politics


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