Sat04192014

Indicted, Expelled Illinois State Representative Re-elected

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    (Reuters) - A former lawmaker from Chicago who was indicted for bribery and expelled by the Illinois House of Representatives won re-election to the state house Tuesday.

    Former State House Representative Derrick Smith, who represented a staunchly Democratic district in Chicago, was arrested in March and charged with accepting a $7,000 bribe in

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    President Barack Obama gets another four years

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      With "Signed, Sealed and Delivered" by Stevie Wonder booming in the background, the First Family of the United States strode onto the stage early Wednesday at McCormick Place in Chicago to address tens of thousands of supporters –– and millions worldwide –– about his gratitude for another four years in the White House.

      Before Michelle Obama and

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      Jesse Jackson Jr. Wins Reelection From Mayo Clinic

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        Jesse Jackson Jr. won re-election to Illinois' 2nd Congressional district by a landslide Tuesday night, beating his two opponents, Marcus Lewis and Brian Woodwoorth.

        As of 8:50 p.m., Jackson had captured 68 percent of the vote with 62 percent of precincts reporting.

        "My deep and sincere thanks to the people of the 2nd Congressional District, I am

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        Bobby Rush Wins 11th Term in Congress

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          Within the redrawn 1st Congressional District, Bobby Rush will keep his seat for two more years as suburban voters weren't enough to propel Don Peloquin to a win.

          Bobby Rush will continue to represent the 1st Congressional District of Illinois on Capitol Hill after winning his 11th term Tuesday.

          As of 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Rush took in 212,661

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          New Polling Places, Unresponsive Websites Create Confusion in Cook County

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            With about 20 percent of Cook County voters sent to new polling sites this year, there was some confusion about where to vote today in Chicago. And problems with websites that would help people find their polling places is compounding the problem.

            Heather Boggs, 35, went to the wrong site after consulting an outdated voter registration card.

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